When you just get back from some FAM trip or a holiday trip abroad, you will tend to be tired, since you would have practically spent a good portion of it walking around the whole day visiting places and there is nothing more heavenly then a nice pampering or a massage, and even more so if at a luxury spa such as Mandara Spa..
Located on the fifth floor of the stately Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, the award-winning Mandara Spa is a modern concept wellness and spiritual retreat offering a comprehensive menu of world-class signature treatments impeccably designed to rejuvenate and revitalize tired bodies and minds in a holistic experience that is at once sublime and delightful to the senses.
I was made welcome with a warm smile the moment I entered the spa and brought to the sitting area where I was served refreshing cold ginger tea, and the soothing aroma of essential oils and calming Balinese music
While I was sipping my ginger tea, my therapist Shirly told me about the four aromatherapy massage oil blends they had which I was to choose from for my body massage.
There was Harmony: A strengthening and an enlivening blend of Mandarin, Lavender and Bergamot essential oils to balance your body and mind. Refreshing and rejuvenating.
Mandara: Mandara Spa’s signature blend of Sandalwood, Cananga, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang essential oils. Romantic and uplifting, this exotic blend is particularly beneficial for dry skin.
Island Spice: A spicy aromatic blend of Clove, Ginger and Nutmeg essential oils designed to stimulate, enliven and revitalize. A blend to brighten your spirits.
Tranquility: A relaxing and soothing blend of Lavender, Vetiver and Cananga essential oils that will help to reduce stress and impart a sense of serenity. An effective jetlag tonic.
I chose to go with the Mandara oil blend since I had dry skin to go with my Balinese Massage which (RM145 for 50 minutes, RM230 for 1 hr 20 mins) which is the bestselling massage at Mandara Spa.
Used for centuries to renew, strengthen and heal both body and mind, the Balinese Massage therapy combines stretching, long strokes, skin rolling and palm and thumb pressure techniques to relieve tension, improve blood flow, ease stress and calm the mind…. It is also great for improving blood circulation, lympathic, muscular and nervous systems…
I was then escorted to the spa suite to change, followed by 50-minutes of pure bliss and pampering. Though it was a small spa room it was cozy and had a bathroom.
After changing into the disposable panties and the sarong given, the therapist asked me to lay face down first before cleaning my feet with a warm towel and then beginning her 50-minutes Balinese Massage.
She started with a little bit of body rolling with just the right amount of pressure , just perfectly relieving for my sore muscles all over my body and worked her magic while tiredness came over me and I dozed as she worked her soothing magic…
After 25 minutes, the therapist signaled me to switch positions to continue the other half of the treatment. Before she started, she placed a cool herbal eye mask on my eyes to relax my eyes and I continued dozing off…
She woke me up when 50 minutes was over and told me to get changed and waited for me outside with a glass of cool water…
And that was the end of my super relaxing session at Mandara Spa, Sheraton Imperial…
Do check them out for some much needed pampering…
Mandara Spa, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2717 9900
Hours of Operation: Spa: 10am – 10pm