We pay a visit to The Majestic Spa.. for a nice afternoon of pampering..
With so many five star spas to choose from in Kuala Lumpur, finding the right one that suits your needs can be a daunting task. Should you opt for the spa that offers Shiatsu from Japan, the Ayurveda from India or the thalassotherapy from Thailand?
One of the most completely pampering spa’s we have experienced in KL, to date, is the Majestic Spa.
There is a sense of timelessness in the décor and design of the Spa rooms which encapsulates the essence of the bygone era. Intricately tiled floors juxtaposed with white wooden shutters and traditional saloon doors are crafted in their shapes and colour to provide a calm and peaceful space dedicated to personal restoration.
The Majestic Spa is located on the ground floor of the Majestic Hotel, of the Majestic wing – once you exit the hotel, you will find the spa located the left of the building. At the front of the spa is the swimming pool which is great for a earning morning dip as well. Once you enter the spa you will notice the rather charming art deco style of Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Willow Tearooms, spread across the first two floors, that provides a serene environment in which one can rest, recuperate and rejuvenate in the care of some of the world’s best therapists.
I like the fact that the spa feels more like a social place, not just a health spa. Perhaps it is the Willow Tearooms that makes it seem like a gathering places for people to meet, read the paper or chit-chat, and an elegant environment for proper ladies to lunch, play cards and socialise.
Upon signing in, you will be offered a drink – either a non alcoholic beverage (the Gunner) or an alcoholic beverage (the Pimms). Then you will be ushered into the changing room to prepare for your spa treatment.
We chose the spa treatment for couples – the Malaya Golden Chersonese which was supposed to be a unique combination of Malay and English influences. Our masseuse explained that the term Golden Chersonese comes from the ancient name for the Malay Peninsula, as named by the Greek geographer and astronomer Ptolemy. Golden Chersonese celebrates the epic journey of Isabella Lucy Bird throughout the British Malaya and her passion for adventure. Our masseuse goes on to tell us that the treatments are designed to recapture the energy that life’s challenges remove – soothing skin, easing tired muscles, and allowing a physical and psychological escape from the pressures of modern living.
since we are doing the couples massage, we are led into a room for the foot treatment that had twin feet scrubbing stations
We start with Gift From The Garden with consists of a calming Lavender soak for the feet, followed by a 5 Herbs Foot Scrub (rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage, mint & lavender bud). It had a lovely fragrance and you could feel the tiredness leave your legs as they gently exfoliated and massaged your feet.
Gift From The Garden which consists of a calming Lavender soak for the feet
5 Herbs Foot Scrub (rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage, mint & lavender bud)
This was literally a head to toe pampering session, so not only are your feet taken care of, your head is as well. The masseuses then massaged a fragrant hair tonic into our scalps and along our temples, which had a lingering aroma of rosemary. This made any headaches disappear plus acts as a base conditioner for the hair.
rosemary hair tonic
neck and head massage
Once we are done with this, we are lead into a couples room for our Malaya Golden Chersonese treatment.
First, both man and woman were given a Banana Honey Hair Masque (Banana, coconut, honey), which was massaged into the hair and scalp for 15 minutes. Then essential oils and coconut oils were added, as a conditioner, and the entire head was bundled up, to let it sit for a half hour.
Meanwhile, the masseuses administered the body scrub. The Papaya Coconut Scrub – For Her (Fresh papaya, grated coconut, rice grain, coconut milk), and the Malay Herbs Scrub – For Him (Cinnamon, tongkat ali, nutmeg, rice grain, coconut milk). Tongkat Ali is supposed to be good for the male virility and papaya is supposed to be an aphrodisiac for the ladies.. Hmmm, we know where this is leading don’t we;)
This body scrub lasted about half an hour, then it was time to hit the showers and to wash off the hair treatment as well as the body scrub. I found the scrub a little harsh on the skin due to the rice grains, I would have preferred a sugar scrub as these tend to be less rough on the skin. But in the end, it was good for me I suppose because I emerged from the shower, all shiny and new!
After the shower, I had a Lime Blossom Bath (Lime Blossom Bath Oil) and Cumi had a sauna treatment. He was complaining that my bath looked more luxurious than his single sauna wooden cubical. I told him it was because his skin was that much thicker than mine;) All these treatments are administered in the same room which was nice so we could chat with each other.
Once that was done, it was time to towel down and to prepare for our massage. This is the best part of the treatment if you ask me. Sometimes I like to just skip the scrub and opt for a 2 hour massage instead!
For the massage pressure, we chose hard. In the end, we found both of our masseuses were not strong enough. We like our massages really strong but that’s just us. The massage oil consisted of the Bunga Rampai Massage – For Her ( Frangipani, pandan), and for him, the East Indian Spice Massage – For Him (Ginger, patchouli, ylang ylang).
Once we were done, it was time to have some chamomile tea and ginger nut biscuits, and relax a little before it was time for dinner. All in all, the treatment lasted 2.5 hours and costs RM1,500 for the couples massage, or RM750 for a single treatment. It was a wonderful experience. What I liked best was the fact that we were pampered from head to toe, with natural fruits and herbal concoctions. No chemicals were used. The masseuses were attentive and well informed. A great experience not to be missed.
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The Majestic Hotel,
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
Kuala Lumpur, 50000
Phone +60 (0)3 27858070 In-house dial 7072/7073 [email protected] spa operation times : 10am – 10pm (spa facilities) 10am – 9pm (treatments)