Pangkor Laut Resort’s Spa Village draws on a wealth of holistic healing traditions from all over Southeast Asia
Spa Village Pangkor Laut draws on a wealth of holistic healing traditions from all over Asia.
The story of Malaysia is not the tale of a single culture, but rather an interwoven tapestry of traditions, beliefs and ethnicities created over the course of centuries. At Spa Village Pangkor Laut, a sprawling temple of wellness at the core of Pangkor Laut Resort, highly skilled therapists tap into a wellspring of different Asian healing traditions from Indonesia, Japan, China, India, Thailand and the indigenous people of Malaysia.
The Spa Village offers a curated selection of the best and most exclusive treatments from each tradition. For instance, Chinese Foot Pounding, a reflexology technique designed to restore alignment, was once only available to the highest concubines in feudal China, while the exfoliating Shanghai Scrub historically was a privilege reserved for noblemen. In between, a visit to a miniature Japanese-style bathhouse with a warming soak in a Rotenburo pool boosts circulation much like a classic onsen. Meanwhile, a cool dip in a Malay fountain followed by deep inhalations of four kinds of incense awakens the mind.
For the full spa experience, many guests select one of several combination packages designed to work in tandem to aid different areas of the body. An Ayurvedic Day, for example, begins with an invigorating yoga session and includes a facial, hair treatment and massage, all of which use a customised selection of aromatic, purifying oils concocted to help restore the prakruthi, or body’s constitution. Meanwhile, a Chinese Day seeks to rebalance the body’s qi, or life-giving energy, and restore harmony to disparate elements through treatments such as gu fang xun shen, in which smouldering medicinal herbs release a pungent smoke with potent curative properties.
Finally, Malay Day turns to thousand-year-old wisdom from the time of the Malacca sultanate. An integrated approach to wellness, one that embraces the best of Asian healing traditions, offers guests all the restorative benefits of centuries of learning. Those who enter Spa Village Pangkor Laut exit with both a natural glow and a deeper understanding of this multicultural land.
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SPA VILLAGE PANGKOR LAUT IS A SPRAWLING TEMPLE OF WELLNESS AT THE CORE OF PANGKOR LAUT RESORT.