How about a weekend getaway in urban KL, that includes a visit to a super luxe Spa Village.. ?
Ever had one of those spa’s where you leave wondering if you even had a treatment? Where the masseuse was so weak her fingers just didn’t work the kinks out of your body?
Well, let me say that at the Ritz Carlton Spa Village, the ladies have strong hands, and they are not afraid to use them. That’s right, as I lay there on the table, in awe of the power in those fingers, kneading away the tight spots in my weary shoulders, I managed to whimper a question – where did you learn to do this? And came the reply – “from a Balinese masseuse guru – we all trained under her.”
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Village is a luxurious sanctuary, that ushers you into the allure and glamour that is Kuala Lumpur. An urban oasis in the heart of the city, guests enjoy the ultimate in pampering, from a signature drink welcome to unparalleled personalized service.
With lovely customized treatment rooms for couples as well as singles, the Spa Village offers carefully chosen services inspired by leading product lines and thoughtfully organic oils. Unwind in private men’s and women’s relaxation rooms as well as experience their state of the art steam rooms and cold plunge showers. Signature therapies, include the Chinese Peranakan and Traditional Royal Malay Treatments there is also a rather cool Sensory Room, where you can experience healing vibrations and a combination of multiple sensations that both soothe and heighten awareness.
Located on the Level Four of the luxurious All-Suite Wing of The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, the Spa Village spans 12,000ft and Spa in my opinion should get 5 stars for their signature Couple’s Suite, a full-service hair salon and Spa Boutique. Signature treatments, his and hers Body Treatment, Beauty Facial and Signature Manicure & Pedicure, along with full hair and make-up services, ensure guests are radiant and feeling red-carpet ready.. life does not get better than this!
During this visit we had the his and her’s treatment in the couple’s suite, starting with the hour long massage. I felt it was definitely as Balinese style massage, employing essential oils to help work the aches out of our body. Mine was a Rose Therapy Massage, using Rose massage oil- Geranium , patchoili , mandarin & cedarwood and for the man, a Gandapura Massage, using Ganapura oil – Geranium , patchoili , mandarin & cedarwood.
Now I like my massages strong. And the best way to see if the massage is good, is if it does not put you to sleep. A good massage should actually be slightly uncomfortable as it pushes the distress out of your muscles. It should not lull you to sleep if it is going to be therapeutic. Well, the lady who was doing my body was a pro. In the initial 30 minutes, my body was in so much pain as she mercilessly kneaded the knots out of my lower back and shoulders. She told me my right shoulder was pretty much, er, screwed – too much work on the mouse and computer she said. I had to agree. Anyway after 30 minutes, it got better as my body yielded to her therapeutic touch. It was awesome and when I spoke to Cumi later, he told me his masseuse was just as good. So far, the best massage in KL if you ask us.
Then it was time for the scrub. I don’t like scrubs that are too corse – I have rather fine skin you see Well this scrub was just nice – I had the Rose body Scrub that comprised Rice, Roses, Soya, Geranium oil, all mixed with scrub oil – Rose , sandalwood and grapefruit oil. He had the Terra Timur Scrub for Gentlemen that comprised of Rice, Red clay and soya.
After they diligently scrubbed all our limbs, torso and back, it was time to jump into the gorgeous outdoor rose milk bath. After the entire spa treatment that lasted 2 hours, and feeling like a million bucks, it was time for dinner. What a great massage – one we won’t soon forget!
Oh, And did I remember to say that if you are a guest at the Ritz Carlton KL, they anticipate your every need? One night after dinner, we came back to this, in our suite.. How romantic – this is the way babies get made I tell ya !
A note in the bathroom…
a gorgeous candle lit bathroom.. and someone had lit the incense…
rose petals.. my fav!
bubble bath time.. for two, of course!
The Spa Village are available daily from 9.00am to 9.00pm. Advanced reservations
are recommended. For enquiries and reservations, please call the Spa Village at The Ritz-Carlton,
Kuala Lumpur at (603) 2782 9090 or visit ritzcarlton.com.