|The welcome gift from Aromatherapy Associates|
You can check out their website http://www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur/hotel-offers/journey-to-holistic-wellbeing/
VALID UNTIL 23 DECEMBER 2014
- Welcome and departure amenities from The Spa
- Daily Fit and Healthy in-room breakfast for one person
- Spa treatments by The Spa, including:
- Heat experience and fresh water mud wrap
- Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy
- Age Repair Facial
- 50-minute in-room massage
- “The Art of Relaxation” session with appointed instructor
- A three-course lunch and five-course dinner at Cascade Restaurant and Bar, beverages are not included
- Minimum two-night stay
- Local taxes apply
Whether you want to go and experience the above alone and pay the daily rates starting with RM1,459++ for single occupancy or RM2,307++ for two people sharing the room (RM1,153++ per person), it's well worth the price. Normally, the total cost of each of the spa treatments offered is already well over RM2000. I know. I added them up to find out! On top of that you actually get to stay two nights AND get daily breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. Not only that, you get a really nice welcome gift and parting gift. So really, for the price you pay, it truly is good value for money.
So here's a breakdown of our three-day in-city getaway :
2pm - Check in
|Fruit platter in the room|
|The pretty flower display that greeted us upon entry into the room|
6pm - Healthy 5-course dinner at Cascade
|The beautiful view that night of the infinity pool overlooking the KLCC Park and the city skyline|
|The Tuna Carpaccio along with Bread and dips|
|Cocotte of Young Spring Vegetables|
|Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish|
|Mango Sorbet with Tropical Fruits|
8 - 10pm - Heat Experience and Fresh Water Mud Wrap. According to the hotel spa menu, "This treatment begins with sundried sea salt to exfoliate dead skin while adding minerals to the body and stimulate the muscles. Gentle application of Revive Body Oil will invigorate and uplift the mind and spirit. The body wrap contains herbal extracts of calendula. The mud will help to increase blood flow and soften skin tone. Finally, a scalp massage relieves tension and stress..." After over an hour of this treatment, my skin felt soft and smooth and I was ready to hit the sack!
7am - Fit and Healthy in-room breakfast
|Getting VIP treatment with the in-room breakfast!|
|Had to fill up a form before the treatment|
12pm - Healthy 3-course lunch at Cascade
3 - 4pm - The Art of Relaxation
I needed to calm down as I was stressed from trying to drive back to the hotel in time after a recording session outside. So we had a Guru named Anand who taught us in a private class, a form of meditation.He said "I don't know what's going to come out from you when you do this because it's a different experience for everyone. All I will be is your guide to get through it." I was surprised that during the middle of the session, I started crying for no reason. According to Anand, it was a good thing as something I had suppressed was released. My friend said that she had a revelation. Who knows what your own personal experience will be, eh? ;)
|Anand, freelance yoga instructor, giving us a lesson in meditation. I came out of it feeling more relaxed than when I came in and lighter in spirit as well.|
8.30 - 10pm - Age Repair Facial - According to the booklet, "This highly effective anti-aging treatment repairs the skin and works with natural oils, which stimulate collagen formation to tighten the skin. Skin is thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated, and is then massaged using lymphatic massage techniques to improve both suppleness and elasticity, before applying two masks. A luxurious scalp massage releases any remaining stress and tension. The result is a firm and more youthful complexion.."
|Finishing off the treatment with a scalp massage followed by toner, eye cream, face cream and lip balm.|
7am - Fit and Healthy in-room breakfast
|The Fit and Healthy Breakfast spread - juice, fruit platter with berries, yoghurt, egg white omelette with steamed asparagus, vine tomatoes, grain toast and a pot of hot coffee|
11am - 12pm - 50 minutes in-room massage. This was the Stress Recovery massage which focuses on "complete concentration on back and shoulder, this massage improves blood circulation which will give you an overall feeling of wellbeing. Blended oils of ginger, frankincense and mandarin will assist to relax your muscles and calm the mind. Treatment is completed with a gentle scalp massage.."
|My masseuse, Lynn, setting up the portable massage table.|
So who should take advantage of this first-time spa package?
- Best friends
- Mother and daughter
It makes for a great gift to your loved ones or someone special - or in our case, ourselves! - whether it's their birthday, or a friend's hen's night, or you just need a change of environment because you need a quick but not so far break from work or the kids... Whatever your reason, this makes for a great option if you can spare the cash. Again, for the price you pay, it's amazingly reasonable considering what's included in the package.
|After an amazing 3 days 2 night spa pampering treat, Anita and I got to take back some of that experience with their parting gift by Aromatherapy Associates - mini bottles of bath and shower oils in 10 different fragrances.|