The precious moments that lie between consciousness and sleep are instances that most people are keen to prolong. It is precisely this state of mind that Austrian artist and perceptions researcher Sha has been working on recreating. This ‘alpha state’, as Sha refers to it, can be reached from within the AlphaSphere Deluxe, his sensory space which has been installed for the first time at the Talise Spa in the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai. The environment strives to recreate and heighten this ‘alpha state’ for users. By combining fluctuating levels of sound, colour, light, vibration and warmth, Sha has created a space that effortlessly brings guests to a deep level of relaxation.