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BEST BODY POL­ISH

SPA AT THE HIL­TON Tra­di­tional Malaysia Tea, from RM220 for one hour The treat­ment: A scrub with a Malaysian twist, this tan­ta­lis­ing blend of Fresh Malaysia Tea pol­ish is sloughed all over your body to en­sure all dead skin is re­moved. The pre­cious in­gre­di­ents also boast the abil­ity to neu­tralise free rad­i­cals, shield skin against en­vi­ron­men­tal tox­ins, and com­bat signs of pre­ma­ture age­ing. Did you know? Based on East­ern philoso­phies, the newly re­fur­bished Spa & Gym at The Hil­ton also packs in sen­so­rial ther­a­pies to fire up what is lack­ing within, be it phys­i­cal en­ergy or spir­i­tual vi­tal­ity. Hil­ton Kuala Lumpur Ho­tel, 3 Jalan Ste­sen Sen­tral, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2264 2264.

MOST RE­FRESH­ING SPA EX­PE­RI­ENCE

ST. GRE­GORY’S SPA Gin­ger Herbal Bath, Aro­matic Rose Salt & Trop­i­cal Ja­vanese Mas­sage, RM530 for two hours The treat­ment: Be­gin with rose salt scrub, which leaves skin with a ra­di­ant glow. En­joy a re­lax­ing gin­ger herbal bath and doze off in bliss­ful lan­guor. Fi­nally, ex­pe­ri­ence a sen­sual Ja­vanese mas­sage of es­sen­tial oils. High­light: The herbal bath im­proves blood cir­cu­la­tion, chas­ing away aches and pains. Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Is­mail, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2782 8356.

MOST EX­QUIS­ITE SPA EX­PE­RI­ENCE

SOTHYS Se­cret De Sothys Face & Body Ex­cel­lence Treat­ment, RM690 for three hours and 30 min­utes The treat­ment: High-tech for­mu­las and an ex­pert touch de­liver you to the ul­ti­mate state of re­lax­ation and re­ju­ve­na­tion. High­light: Face Ex­cel­lence uses the DigiEs­the­tique Mas­sage, which di­min­ishes wrin­kles and im­proves hy­dra­tion in just one treat­ment. D4-06-10, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas. Tel: 03-6207 8801.

MOST LUX­U­RI­OUS CITY GET­AWAY

LA MER The Ul­ti­mate Body Ex­pe­ri­ence, RM1,000 for two hours and 15 min­utes The treat­ment: Let the sound of ocean waves and dim un­der­wa­ter light­ing carry you away. Crème de La Mer is gen­er­ously lav­ished upon ev­ery inch of your body with mas­sage tech­niques that mimic the mo­tions of the sea. Feel light and silky smooth. Did you know? Aero­space physi­cist Dr. Max Hu­ber took 12 years and 6,000 ex­per­i­ments us­ing sea kelp to per­fect the leg­endary Mir­a­cle Broth that makes up the essence of Crème de La Mer. La Mer counter, Ground Floor, Mid Val­ley Mega­mall. Tel: 03-2284 1170.

MOST AU­THEN­TIC BA­LI­NESE RIT­UAL

SPA VIL­LAGE RE­SORT TEM­BOK, BALI Pen­gan­ten Melukat, ap­prox. RM298 for one hour and 40 min­utes The treat­ment: Orig­i­nally handed down for gen­er­a­tions to pu­rify the body, mind, and spirit in prepa­ra­tion for one’s up­com­ing nup­tials, this amaz­ing treat­ment el­e­vates the glam­orous Ba­li­nese tra­di­tion to new heights. Suc­cumb to to­tal re­lax­ation with a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese mas­sage ( Me­wang­sul), fol­lowed by an in­vig­o­rat­ing boreh body scrub ( Meo­dak). Fresh, creamy milk ( Em­pe­han) is then used to mois­turise and soften the skin be­fore a lux­u­ri­ous soak in a fragrant flo­ral bath ( Mer­siram Sekar) ends it all on a high note. Did you know? Kept in their vil­lage for three days be­fore the ac­tual wed­ding day, Ba­li­nese moth­ers would get their mar­ry­ing daugh­ters ready with a tra­di­tional Melukat (body cleansing), a heart­warm­ing rite still prac­tised to­day. Spa Vil­lage Re­sort Tem­bok, Bali, Jalan Sin­garaja-Am­la­pura, 100 Desa Tem­bok, Te­jakula Bule­leng, Tian­yar, Bali, In­done­sia. Tel: 03-2719 8122.

MOST EN­GAG­ING SPA EX­PE­RI­ENCE

SOTHYS Sen­so­rial Es­cape, RM280 for one hour and 30 min­utes The treat­ment: This heavenly pam­per­ing ses­sion pro­tects, nour­ishes, and mois­turises skin. Start with a full-body scrub us­ing a su­gar and salt scrub, mod­el­ling oil, and le­mon pe­tit­grain es­sen­tial oil. Later, you are mas­saged into sen­so­rial heaven with the same oils used in the scrub. Let your wor­ries melt away with ev­ery stroke. High­light: The de­light­ful cit­rus scent is re­vi­tal­is­ing for the senses, and ex­pect baby smooth skin that is sen­su­ous to the touch. D4-06-10, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas. Tel: 03-6207 8801.

Swap to a silk pil­low to wake up look­ing fresh as it sub­jects the skin to less fric­tion than cot­ton. For op­ti­mum beauty sleep, add an ex­tra one; Dr. Nick Lowe ad­vises that sleep­ing with two pil­lows can ac­tu­ally help

you avoid puffy skin upon wak­ing.

BEST HEAD-TO-TOE RE­LAX­ATION

BEST MAS­SAGE

THE SPA AT THE CLUB SAU­JANA RE­SORT The Sau­jana Mas­sage, RM360 for one hour The treat­ment: An ex­pe­ri­ence like no other, two ther­a­pists work in per­fect har­mony as they en­gage Ja­panese shi­atsu and Hawai­ian lomi-lomi tech­niques in their mas­sage. All bod­ily ten­sion is eased and your spirit soothed and re­newed. Tip: The Hawai­ian lomi-lomi is of­ten as­so­ci­ated with the kahuna mo­tion that is said to aid di­ges­tion, us­ing herbs that are es­pe­cially restora­tive. The Club Sau­jana Re­sort, Jalan La­pan­gan Ter­bang SAAS, Shah Alam. Tel: 03-7840 5026.

BEST RE­JU­VE­NAT­ING SPA EX­PE­RI­ENCE

THE SPA AT THE CLUB SAU­JANA RE­SORT The Ul­ti­mate Spa Rit­ual, RM780 for three hours The treat­ment: Re­lax with a foot scrub fac­ing a lush green land­scape; the sig­na­ture Sau­jana mas­sage fol­lows with two ther­a­pists work­ing in syn­chro­ni­sa­tion us­ing var­i­ous mas­sage tech­niques such as the Ja­panese shi­atsu, an­cient Ba­li­nese, tra­di­tional Thai, and Hawai­ian lomilomi. Next, a hy­drat­ing fa­cial us­ing all-nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents and a re­lax­ing flo­ral bath make you for­get all your cares. High­light: A haven of seren­ity, this spa rests in the heart of a trop­i­cal land­scape where you can re­lax as you gaze into a calm green pool and let your stress melt away. The Club Sau­jana Re­sort, Jalan La­pan­gan Ter­bang SAAS, Shah Alam. Tel: 03-7840 5026. SPA VIL­LAGE KUALA LUMPUR Chi­nese Per­anakan, from RM850 for three hours The treat­ment: Shower with flower wa­ter as you soak in a milk and nec­tar bath, af­ter which is a pearl and rice fa­cial and egg un­du­la­tion (hard-boiled eggs rolled across the face to pick up dead cells). Mul­berry leaves on your eye­lids re­duce dark cir­cles and puffi­ness. Fi­nally, moxal navel ac­ti­va­tion and a rat­tan-tap qi-gong and tui-na mas­sage help you re­lax. High­light: Ev­ery­thing used in this spa ex­pe­ri­ence is com­pletely nat­u­ral, cho­sen based on heal­ing tra­di­tions from East­ern and Western cul­tures. The Ritz-Carl­ton, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2782 9090.

MOST AU­THEN­TIC PAM­PER­ING EX­PE­RI­ENCE

SPA VIL­LAGE MALACCA Suam Suam Panas & Nut­meg Rice Roll, from RM600 for three hours The treat­ment: The sig­na­ture suam-suam panas ex­pe­ri­ence in­volves four treat­ments: a de­li­cious Malacca palm su­gar and honey body scrub, nut­meg rice rolling mas­sage to re­lieve wind, a re­lax­ing pan­dan-co­conut hair mask, and fi­nally, a bird’s nest fa­cial with fer­mented tapi­oca mask. Def­i­nitely ex­otic, let the heal­ing tra­di­tions from this his­toric lo­cale work its magic on your body and soul. Did you know? The two-storey spa cap­tures the Baba-Ny­onya her­itage in the Per­anakan-Chi­nese day beds of the re­lax­ation lounge and the pre-treat­ment cir­cuit, which was in fact in­spired by the daz­zling 12-day Per­anakan wed­ding cer­e­mony. The Ma­jes­tic Malacca, 188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka. Tel: 06-289 8000.

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