Kuala Lumpur spas are the perfect treat for travellers looking to indulge in traditional treatments that will help leave hectic and stressful life moments far behind. Rest assured that the perfect pampering package can be found at any of the best Kuala Lumpur spas, allowing you to relax, refresh, purify, and rejuvenate with peace of mind.
Inside the best spas in Kuala Lumpur, you can expect scenic beauty worlds away from the city’s busy streets, allowing your mind, body and soul to rest and find solace in the hands of expert, licensed massage therapists who can instantly soothe your aches away. From body scrubs, wraps and facials, to massages, exfoliation and water treatments, attractive packages suitable for all budgets make these spa outfits an almost-necessity in your Kuala Lumpur itinerary, so do not miss out on a great opportunity.
The ancient Egyptians used it, so did the Chinese, Italians and Indians. Aromatherapy has been around for a long time and involves using essential oils of plants - seeds, bark, stem, blossoms, resins and leaves - that are combined with certain "carrier oils" to use in a massage. Aromatherapy works when the oils are ingested or inhaled, and the healing properties of different oils either stimulate or calm the body.
Aromatherapy treatments include massages, facials, body wraps, baths, inhalations and compresses. As beneficial as it may be, aromatherapy may not be suitable for expectant mothers as some oils may pose a danger to them. True essential oils are commonly kept in dark glass bottles.
Sore muscles call for a comfortable body wrap. Warm towels, soaked in herbal, seaweed, aromatherapy oils, mud and clay are plied on to tired bodies to draw toxins away.
Available facials range from Western-style to traditional Eastern ones. For traditional treatments, Awana Resorts has appointed Mustika Ratu, a well-known Indonesian cosmetics chain to oversee its beauty programme, which will first start at the Awana Kijal in Terengganu.
Luxuriate in comfort as professional hands knead at tired muscles and soothe knotted tension away. A body rub in KL is always value for money - most Asians have perfected the art of massage and here is no exception. There are various massages with differing techniques used, but whatever you choose, the expert hands of the masseur will have you completely relaxed in no time.
Scrubs & Exfoliators
Try some traditional and delightful body massages such as the popular traditional Balinese Boreh, used by rice farmers to stimulate body warmth and to relieve aching muscles; or the Javanese Mandi Lulur - an ancient beauty treatment popular amongst modern brides-to-be and which helps soften and lighten the skin through exfoliation.
Other interesting massages include the Coconut Scrub, used for sunburnt or sensitive skin; the Loofah Scrub to exfoliate skin; Salt Glow, which combines sea salt with essential oils to cleanse pores; the Honey and Sesame Seed Scrub; and the Bali Kopi Scrub.
Natural plants and spices are used in all the above treatments.
Get your tired muscles rejuvenated by spending some time in the water through hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy. Hot and cold baths, compresses and underwater massages are some of the very tempting things to try out when you sign up for a hydrotherapy package. Thalassotherapy uses seawater and marine products. As nothing beats soaking in a bath after a long hard day, spend an hour or two in a floatation tank or bath. The fragrant essential oils used in aromatherapy, combined with the use of jet showers spraying water directly onto your body is also good for the soul.