While staying at The Estates at Pangkor Laut we were lucky enough to try a signature treatment at the famous Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort.
We had previously tried treatments at some of the other Spa Village locations including Tangjong Jara and The Cameron Highlands Resort so we already knew that we were in for a treat. Treatments at the Spa Village are a ‘Must try’ during your holiday, so when the Luxurious Magazine team found out that half a day at the spa was scheduled as part of our stay, there was a huge amount of excitement and anticipation.
That morning we woke up early, had a light breakfast not to feel too full during the massage session yet full enough to not to feel starved by the end of the 4-hour pampering marathon.
The experience begins the moment you set foot at The Spa Village premises. There are few words to describe the majestic sensation that fills your whole being as you look around and take in the mirror-like smoothness of the deep blue infinity pool (reserved exclusively for the guests of the spa and lucky occupants of the nearby spa villas), the gentle sound of the waves that appear to almost seamlessly blend in with the edge of the infinity pool, the exceptional beauty and tranquility of the surrounding gardens in bloom on the edge of the jungle on the opposite side, the sparkling carp-filled ponds and water features around the airy reception pavilion. You can’t help but start to relax and unwind the moment you enter the spa area as the atmosphere of calmness and indescribable serenity descends upon you. The Spa territory is large, stretching out right along the beach-front, it’s set like an exotic jewel in the mesmerizing surroundings of the tropical rain forest. From beautiful Malay-inspired architecture with its intricate wood craftsmanship to inviting beach-front gazebos, multiple treatment pavilions and reflexology centers rolling in exotic blossom, the complex is cleverly designed to set you in the right frame of mind for your upcoming one-of-a-kind Experience.
The heart of The Spa Village concept is the priceless wisdom of Asian people carefully handed down through generations, the secrets of the local Malaysian healers. Combined with modern medical research, high-tech equipment and comprehensively trained therapists it makes The Spa Village completely unique and unparalleled. The end product is not just a treatment that you can get in any one of the widely spread and easily available spa houses, but an exquisite high quality spa program that not only heals and pampers your body, but nurtures your mind and spirit. So, while the expert therapists attend to your body, relaxing the muscles or cleansing and nourishing your skin, you can feel the stress melting away and pressures of your life evaporating, leaving you feeling relaxed and uplifted.
The treatments available at Spa Village
The choice of treatments on offer is vast and you really need the right advice to avoid confusion. Luckily there is a team of friendly consultants at hand to help you figure out the absolute best treatment for you. As the core of the Spa Village philosophy is the use of local knowledge of the three main cultures of Malaysia, Malay, Chinese and Indian rituals take center stage. And if you are seeking a more in-depth traditional treatment, there are Chinese, Malay and Indian “Healing Huts” at The Spa Village, where you can receive an extensive consultation from a qualified resident specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Malay or Ayurvedic approach prior to your treatment or enroll on a week-long treatment program under the doctor’s observation.
For those more inclined to head in a different direction, there are Balinese, Thai, Japanese and even Hawaiian and Swedish techniques to consider as well as Aromatherapy and Hot Stone treatments. So, if you are set in your ways and have one special all-time favourite treatment in mind, I’m sure, you will find it here. But, if you are more adventurous and open to suggestions in anticipation of new unforgettable experience, prepare to be blown away by the variety and uniqueness of treatments on the spa menu. There are various packages of up to 3-hour long sessions comprising of the best ethnic healing therapies of the region as well as ala carte treatments. With the main focus on holistic wellness, you get to choose from one of four umbrella concepts: Rejuvenation and Longevity, Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Detoxification and Romance. Whatever you choose you can be sure that only the best and freshest locally cultivated ingredients are used for your treatment. The majority of them come from the local markets or get carefully collected from the surrounding ancient forest and prepared just moments before application.
To make the most of Natures Bounty and to fully utilize the healing properties of locally grown plants, only 100% natural ingredients are used in Signature Treatments which our team had the pleasure to sample.
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