Stepping into Mandara Spa at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur instantly transports you to the spiritual paradise of Ubud, Bali, where the healing rituals and arts originated. The refreshing aroma-therapeutic scent of mixed herbs and spices will immediately soothe your senses and energize you from within. You will be given a menu of spa treatments which offers top-to-toe pampering. Feel free to check with the friendly Mandara Spa Manager on what each treatment has in store.
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Four essential oils are used for massages at Mandara Spa. The signature Mandara oil is a blend of Sandalwood, Cananga, Patchouli and Ylang-ylang. The combination of Asia’s best-kept exotic beauty secrets emits an aroma that is intoxicating and romantic. This type of oil works best on dry skin as it moisturizes the skin while acting as a mild perfume. The Tranquillity essential oil is made of Lavender which is known for its relaxing properties, blended with Vetiver and Cananga. This type of scent is believed to reduce stress and functions as an effective jetlag tonic, just perfect for those who have just arrived from a long journey.
If you are aiming to revive your body and mind, then opt for the Harmony and Island Spice oils. While Harmony contains essence of Mandarin, Lavender and Bergamot which produces a citrusy scent to rejuvenate every cell in your body, the Island Spice, true to its name, can stimulate and revitalize the spirit with a blend of Clove, Ginger and Nutmeg essential oils. It is crucial for each guest to understand their own skin type before selecting any essential oil for treatment as some ingredients may cause reactions to the skin. For example, the Island Spice has deep heating effects on the skin.
Getting a full body massage therapy is indeed a heavenly experience. Patrons will be ushered into a private room to change before starting the session. For the ladies, it is much easier to remove your clothes and simply wrap your body in the batik cloth provided. Then, just lay face down, relax and enjoy every moment. This is where your path to rejuvenation begins.
The therapist will start off by applying gentle pressure to your skin. From your shoulders, you will feel the pressure growing firmer as the therapist slowly conditions your tense and aching muscles. The motion of 10 fingers pressing on the right spots simultaneously will untangle all the knots caused by stress. The therapists at Mandara Spa have been trained according to a strict syllabus that was developed to ensure that the standard of their service is consistently high, regardless of which outlet you visit. Fret not and rest assured, you are in good hands.
Moments later, you will begin to feel a wide range of strokes and rubs in various motions to treat different parts of the body. Slowly but surely, your eyes will begin to feel heavy and before you know it, you will fall into a deep sleep. Just allow the therapist to continue working her magic from your shoulders down to your feet. In a while, you will hear a gentle whisper asking you to turn around. The therapist will repeat the same motions of kneading and folding, transporting you once again into a dreamy slumber.
The heavenly healing experience is followed by a soothing facial treatment. Mandara Spa offers a variety of facial treatments, each boasting a wide range of wonders and benefits to the visage. The therapist will recommend the facial that suits your skin’s needs such as facial lifting, hydration, natural glow and even skin restoration. Now it is time for your face to receive the same amount of pampering as your body. Enjoy the session as the therapist gently massages your face while applying Elemis products, a high-end brand from the United Kingdom.
A trip to Mandara Spa will leave you feeling very much like a brand new person. With all the rejuvenating treatments to choose from, plan your next session well. Perhaps you can try the luxurious floral bath and body scrub. Mandara Spa is a fabulous destination for those looking for solace and relaxation.
Mandara Spa at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. Prices start from RM85 to RM665 subject to GST.
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2717 9900
Fax: +603-2717 9999