Malaysian culture blends all types of different cultures together in Asia and that’s how you know you get a highly diverse beauty scene. From Islamic traditions to Indian influences to Chinese treatments and African inspiration…You’ll find it all there. There are almost endless spas all over Malaysia that offer an extensive range of therapies – from sound and energy healing to scented massages to cupping. If you are looking for a little get away from the pressures of your daily routine, a spa holiday must be your thing. In this article I will talk about the top 5 amazing spa locations in the Malaysian capital.
It’s no surprise that in Kuala Lumpur, home of the most luxurious resorts in the world, you’ll find your own private tropical terrace. A retreat that is unparalleled to all others, the Spa Village immerses you fully into an exotic paradise.
You’ll feel it as you enter the Spa Village – relaxation and peacefulness waiting right around the corner. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy what is to come. This spa takes all of its inspiration from the nature that is prevalent in Malaysia to incorporate it in its therapies.
From quintessentially traditional Malaysian treatments to highly technologically advanced treatments, you’ll find it all there. You can expect to choose from a Malay treatment or advanced sensory rooms. No matter what treatment you choose, you can expect complete rejuvenation of your soul and body.
Examples of treatments:
- The Sensory Room – The Sensory Room combines different types of sensory sensations that allows you to be in touch with your five senses. From aromatherapy to natural sounds to even tasting…
- European-style facials.
- Hot stone massages.
- Swedish massage.
- Balinese massage.
- Sound bath.
- Awet Permaisuri – This is a treatment that specifically uses a blend of different oils mixed with strokes in a rhythmic motion.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
You have a lot of spa services to choose from in the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. The spa offers a range of different therapies that cater to different needs including holistic healing and treatments directed towards beauty. You can try either single’s treatments or couples’ treatment rooms as well.
From the lavish wooden furnishings to the interior design that reflects an earthly rugged vibes, the place really knows how to bring earthy tones and warm lighting together. They also don’t only rely on décor and vibes but they also use very high-end products in their spas and the whole place has also been recently refurbished. Whether you’re flying for a few days in Kuala Lumpur and backpacking around using airasia or you’re there long-term, you need to visit it.
Examples of treatments:
- Malay body massages.
- Body scrubs.
- Sauna rooms.
- The Romance of Rose – a session for couples that incorporates roses, foot massages and exfoliation.
- Tropical Rainforest Foot Ritual.
Mandara Spa is located at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, and it’s one that boasts very highly-skilled therapists and masseuses. You’ll find a plethora of different activities, massages and much more. The space itself is shaped and decorated like a tropical destination resort which adds to the atmosphere of the therapies as well.
Find yourself immersed in the exotic scents and intricate details of faraway Morocco perched in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. Carved woodwork juxtaposes Moroccan furnishings and copper lanterns shine light on the incense smoke. Whether or not you’re a spa junkie, you need to visit the Hammam Publika for the best possible body scrub you’ll get. To make a long story short: you will be getting layers of dead skin off of you. Yes, you heard that right. The domed ceilings, the marble beds, the smell of henna powders, the sweet aroma of Moroccan tea…It’s as if you’ve been transported to a different place.
Make sure you research what type of massages you want to have before you get to Kuala Lumpur or else you’re going to be very overwhelmed with the amount of options you have to choose from!