A-LIST SPA DIARY
BAZAAR’s panel of bliss experts reviews the crème de la crème of revitalising treatments and holistic getaways.
“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
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
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
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
Honeypot Wax Boutique
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Brigitte, RM95