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.

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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.

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