STATE OF MIND
A balanced approach fuels your mind, body, and spirit to bring peace to a hectic lifestyle. These treatments offer not just short-term relief but also prize-winning holistic 101s.
MOST REVITALISING AYURVEDIC EXPERIENCE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPA EXPERIENCE
SPA VILLAGE PANGKOT LAUT Ayurvedic Day, from RM900 for three hours The treatment: A consultation with the resident Ayurvedic specialist at the start of your stay ensures that a bespoke series of treatments are tailored to your needs. You get Siro Lepam to give you luscious tresses, and Mukha Lepam for a glowing complexion. For a thorough detox, yoga and Abhyanga massage are included. This comprehensive approach ensures that not only will you benefit from the day’s session, you will leave the spa with the knowledge and tools to benefit your well-being. Tip: Traditional spa experiences here also include Chinese, Western, and Malay to transport you back in time to various peaceful sites. Pangkor Laut Resort, Lumut, Perak. Tel: 03-2783 1000.
BEST FLORAL INDULGENCE
BE URBAN WELLNESS Alqvimia Full Body Slimming Massage & Valmont Whitening Facial, RM1,075 for two hours and 45 minutes The treatment: First, a combination of essential oils and vigorous massage tones, purifies, detoxifies, and reshapes your body. Vitamin C promotes a brighter, luminous, and more even complexion. Tip: Arrive early to enjoy the view. You can even schedule a consultation with the resident nutritionist for a holistic analysis of your well-being. 11F/L Work @ Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2095 1999.
BEST BODY DETOX
ECOPARADISE Antioxidant Hotbed Therapy, from RM40 for 40 minutes to one hour The treatment: As the temperature rises in the humidity-controlled and antioxidant-infused tiled rooms, your body surrenders to the heat and dispels all toxins. Lie down and enjoy the experience. A nutritious fruit enzyme drink concludes your therapy and leaves you revitalised and re-energised. Tip: Hydrate! You will lose a lot of fluid in the detox process, so be sure to drink up before, during, and after your treatment. Fifth Floor, The Gardens Mall. Tel: 03-2287 4019. MANDARA SPA Frangipani Body Glow, from RM565 for two hours The treatment: After a lime and ginger salt scrub, you are drizzled with frangipani oil and wrapped up in a cocoon for a scalp massage and mini-facial. End with a Balinese massage. Highlight: Stay to admire the scenic panorama of the tropical greenery. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7495 2080.
The practice of mindfulness, cultivated through frequent meditation, is truly beneficial to your emotional and
physical health. Alternatively, you could also try deep breathing, which instantly calms your
mind and nerves.
BEST HERITAGE SPA EXPERIENCE
THE MAJESTIC HOTEL SPA Queen Victoria’s Lavender Treatment, from RM850 for three hours The treatment: A pre-treatment ritual of a lavender foot scrub and rosemary scalp massage sets the mood. Later, a short breathing ritual helps relax the body before a full body scrub begins. After a quick shower comes a lavender and aloe gel mask, followed by a soothing body massage. Did you know? Queen Victoria so loved lavender, she made it a must for all royal palaces. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2785 8070.
MOST CALMING MASSAGE
BHUVANA SPA LUXE, BEST WESTERN PREMIER DUA SENTRAL Bhuvana Signature Massage, RM170 for one hour The treatment: Aromatic essential oils, soothing strokes, and gentle kneading may just coax you into a mid-day nap on the massage bed. Awake to find all tight muscles and bodily tension would have miraculously vanished. Highlight: Situated right across the KL Sentral train station, this one-stop oasis is great for tired souls who have just arrived in the city after a long flight. 8 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2272 8888.
MOST RELAXING MASSAGE
URBAN RETREAT SPA Head & Shoulders Massage, from RM39 for 30 minutes; and Foot Massage, from RM59 for 45 minutes
The treatment: Your therapist expertly locates pressure points to relieve sore soles. Head and shoulders receive the same, with firm strokes to release muscular tension. Tip: Extend your massage to a full hour. 1st floor, The Curve. Tel: 03-7710 3239.
BEST DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
CRES WELLNESS Deep Tissue Healing Massage, RM300 for one hour and 30 minutes The treatment: Using natural teakwood enables the therapist to reach and repair deep tissues, easing tension and tight muscles. Tip: The rolling motion of the wood is great for tired calves overwrought by too much exercise. Fourth Floor, The Gardens Mall. Tel: 03-2287 6369.