A-LIST SPA DI­ARY

BAZAAR’s panel of bliss ex­perts re­views the crème de la crème of re­vi­tal­is­ing treat­ments and holis­tic get­aways.

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“I feel com­pletely re­laxed af­ter the course and en­joyed the healthy food pre­pared. I would def­i­nitely con­sider en­rolling my­self ev­ery year.”

Deb­bie Goh, ac­tress and model

BEST MIND-BODY-SOUL RE­JU­VE­NA­TION

THE AN­DAMAN LANGKAWI

V In­te­grated Well­ness – Stress Man­age­ment Re­treat, RM2,700 per cou­ple (with ac­com­mo­da­tion) for three hours and 45 min­utes

Set in a hun­dred-year-old rain­for­est on the Datai isle, this re­treat will have you re­con­nect­ing with Mother Earth via a stress-relief con­sul­ta­tion at the Peace Clinic. Tai­lor-made to suit your needs with pam­per­ing body treat­ments, fit­ness rou­tines, and yoga se­quences, your sched­ule gives you an arse­nal of prac­ti­cal and ben­e­fi­cial ways to man­age stress daily when you leave. And be­cause this is a holis­tic jour­ney to dis­cov­er­ing in­ner peace, dip into the or­ganic, fresh V Cui­sine for an all-round detox. By tak­ing charge of your mind and emo­tions with a com­bi­na­tion of tech­nol­ogy and holis­tic heal­ing, you will find your­self re­newed in body, mind, and spirit. The An­daman, Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 04-959 2500. www.the­an­daman.com

BEST IN­STANT HY­DRAT­ING FA­CIAL

SOTHYS

Hy­drad­vance Cos­me­ceu­tic In­ten­sive Treat­ment, RM390 for two hours

Per­fect for de­hy­drated ydrated skin, this in­ten­sive ive treat­ment uses patented 1055 Bo­le­tus Ex­tract xtract to re­pair your skin’s n’s nat­u­ral bar­rier and re­store tore its abil­ity to self- hy­drate. ydrate. “The fa­cial mas­sage sage was amaz­ing. The ther­a­pist her­a­pist did a fan­tas­tic job, ob, and also en­sured that at the prod­ucts were fully ab­sorbed into my y skin. I loved how Sothys com­mences the treat­ment eat­ment with a re­lax­ation method that flows nat­u­rally into gen­tle strokes to re­lax the mind – I might just have dozed off!” UG- 69, Level UG, G, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas. Tel: 03- 6207 9280.

BEST OR­GANIC SPA

MY BEAUTY COT­TAGE @ SOHO KL

Émi­nence Blue­berry Firm­ing & Shim­mer Body Treat­ment + Tea Break Fa­cial + Eye Treat­ment + Lip Treat­ment + Spa Man­i­cure + Spa Pedi­cure, RM948 for three hours

De­signed like an English cot­tage, this spa uses hand­made or­ganic prod­ucts from Hun­gary. “The first thing that strikes me is how at-home this place felt with its friendly ther­a­pists. Re­fresh­ing fruit ex­tracts made the treat­ment feel so good!” K-1-3, So­hoKL @ So­laris Mont’Kiara. Tel: 03- 6204 9322.

MOST PAM­PER­ING WAX

LUXE BY THE NAIL PAR­LOUR

Deluxe Mois­ture Half-Leg Wax, RM55 for 30 min­utes

Gen­tly ap­ply­ing vir­gin jas­mine oil on the skin be­fore the wax­ing process is what sets this treat­ment a cut above the rest. This sim­ple yet vi­tal step leaves the skin deeply mois­turised, re­duces red­ness in­duced by sen­si­tiv­ity, and pre­vents in­grown hairs.“I adore the great ser­vice here.” Lot 401J, Fourth Floor, Suria KLCC. Tel: 03-2166 4908.

What To Pack:

A spritz of ro­man­tic fra­grance and just a touch of black mas­cara – noth­ing more – keep it sen­sual and nat­u­ral.

“Royal Cou­ple Ham­mam is a great way to rekin­dle love. As Ham­mam says, it nour­ishes the re­la­tion­ship be­tween peo­ple and wa­ter, and our in­stinc­tual need to con­nect with oth­ers.”

BEST COU­PLE’S GET­AWAY

ROCK SPA AT HARD ROCK HO­TEL PE­NANG

Buff Bar (Cou­ples), RM295 for two hours

Cosy up for a ro­man­tic ses­sion by the sea, as the Sig­na­ture ure Treat­ment is per­formed in spa bun­ga­lows for the ul­ti­mate ate pri­vacy. A per­son­alised body treat­ment, choose from a body mask, body clay, and body scrub of botan­i­cals to suit your needs. Earth clay, sea salt or crushed rice, mixed with es­sen­tial oils dis­tilled from dried fruit, flower petals or grated gin­ger are all per­fect for re­ju­ve­na­tion, while the bath and mas­sage re­vi­talise body and soul. “We were right next to the sea, en­joy­ing the sound of the gen­tle waves and the sur­round­ing trees and flow­ers. It was like our own lit­tle piece of heaven on earth in which to en­joy the mas­sage, scrub, and bath, just the two of us.” Hard Rock Ho­tel Pe­nang, Batu Fer­ringhi Beach, Pe­nang.

Tel: 04-886 8071. pe­nang.hardrock­ho­tels.net

MOST SEN­SU­OUS COU­PLE’S TREAT­MENT NT

HAM­MAM SPA

Royal Cou­ple Ham­mam, RM688 for three hours

If you’re both crav­ing a sexy and ex­otic treat, book this de­light­ful ex­pe­ri­ence, which en­com­passes an in­vig­o­rat­ing Ham­mam and Gom­mage ( Moroc­can bath and scrub) to slough your­self clean of dead skin cells and get your cir­cu­la­tion go­ing; an in­tox­i­cat­ing aro­mather­apy mas­sage with ar­gan oil to unwind; and fi­nally an At­lantic sea salt bath in­fused with jas­mine, ylang ylang, and san­dal­wood for ab­so­lute re­lax­ation. Level 4G, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas.

Tel: 03- 6201 0881.

BEST BRAZIL­IAN WAX

HONEY­POT WAX BOU­TIQUE

Brazil­ian Wax, RM108 for 40 min­utes

Love the dé­cor (think dra­matic crys­tal chan­de­liers, hip sig­na­ture mo­tif on the walls and pri­vate treat­ment rooms of glam­orous pink) and ex­pert wax­ing staff. Say yes to Honey­pot’s sig­na­ture treat­ment, the sexy Brazil­ian. Ther­a­pists are high-speed, friendly, and ef­fi­cient, all ad­her­ing to a strict stan­dard of hy­giene with no dou­ble dip­ping. “Quick and ef­fec­tive.” 2nd Floor, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Tel: 03-2092 5598. www.honey­pot.com.my

BEST TRA­DI­TIONAL MALAY TREAT­MENT

JEN­TAYU SPA

Sig­na­ture Scrub Treat­ment + Sig­na­ture Aro­mather­apy Oil Mas­sage Treat­ment, RM228 for 40 min­utes

Af­ter a foot soak, a unique blend of rolled oats, honey, se­same seed, and rose­mary oil makes an in­vig­o­rat­ing body scrub, fol­lowed by the spa’s sig­na­ture aro­mather­apy oil mas­sage. Let the scents of laven­der, san­dal­wood, and pep­per­mint calm your senses while your ther­a­pist eases your aches and pains. “The spa has a nice, warm am­bi­ence to it, and makes you feel like you’re away on hol­i­day.” 5, Block D2, Level G4, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas.

Tel: 03- 6205 3402. www.jen­tayuspa.com.my

What To Pack:

Harness the psy­cho­log­i­cal power of colour and lift your mood in­stantly with th­ese rain­bow brights.

Deb­bie Goh re­lax­ing in the V Botan­i­cal Spa villa

Shoes, Bot­tega Veneta

Neck­lace, Michael Kors

Treat your­self to a deca­dent fa­cial with Sothys

Bobbi Brown In­ten­si­fy­ing Long Wear Mas­cara, RM98

My Beauty Cot­tage

Chloé EDP, RM326 (50ml) & RM400 (75ml)

Luxe by The Nail Par­lour

Sun­glasses, Louis Vuit­ton

At the out­door spa chalet

Ham­mam Spa

Jen­tayu Spa

Bag, Gucci

Dress, Su­perdry

Ham­mam Spa

San­dals, Fendi

Honey­pot Wax Bou­tique

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Brigitte, RM95

Sun­glasses, Gucci

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