If you’ve read my other post, you’d know that me and Hoongmao celebrated our third anniversary last month. To be honest, i don’t believe that all special occasions should be accompanied with expensive gifts. In fact, something intangible could be a great gift too sometimes.
For our anniversary this year, i thought that a couples spa therapy would be a nice treat for the both of us since we were staying at Hotel Maya.
I knew that we were gonna enjoy a treatment like this cause we never had a full spa therapy together before. And there’s no doubt that Hoongmao would enjoy a good pampering after having a hard night’s out :)
So after waking up on that Saturday afternoon, we quickly made our way down from our deluxe suite to Anggun Spa at Level 3 for our couples treat. Worn out from the night before and only had a banana to eat, we just couldn’t wait to be pampered.
We both opted for the Detoxification Therapy (RM 390 per person for 2 hours and 30 minutes), which was perfect for two walruses like us since we had such a rough night before.
We first started off by stripping down and changing into disposable underwear for a 10 minute steam bath. For 10 good minutes, we were engulfed by hot water vapor in a shower cubicle.
Steam baths are apparently good for your body. The steam helps your body release toxins while cleaning your pores. I guess it’s also useful in preparing your skin for exfoliation, like what they do during facials before extraction.
When our 10 minutes were up, we were called out by our masseuses for our next treatment – the foot spa.
We had our feet rubbed and scrubbed with rose petals and other fancy things while we sip on sweet ginger tea. At that moment i felt absolutely fabulous cause i was being pampered till it’s crazy.
After the foot spa, we were ushered to the massage bed where we lied down for our full body ginger scrub. And when i said full body, i meant full body. Every inch of your body from the neck down excluding for the area covered by the disposable underwear!
I’ve never had a full body scrub before and to be frank, i thought that my masseuse scrubbing me as if i was a curry stain on a white shirt. The scrubbing was very thorough and intense.
After 10 minutes of scrubbing, our bodies were wrapped up to let the ginger scrub work its magic for another 10 minutes. During those minutes, i could feel the effect of the ginger scrub as my body started to heat up.
The heat of the ginger scrub was quite intense and the thought of being wrapped up like a mummy marinated with ginger makes it even more intense.
When we were finally unwrapped, it was time for us to simmer down in a hot herbal bath.
The tub was filled with all kinds of herbs and spices. I’m embarrassed to say that the only ingredient i could recognize in the tub was lemons, which we were asked to use to scrub our body with.
The herbal bath was really relaxing. We had a pot of ginger tea to enjoy by our side and the tub was surrounded by tea light candles.
We were allowed to take our own sweet time with the herbal bath. When we decided that we were finally done, we got up and took a shower and proceeded with the full body massage.
It. Was. So. AWESOME.
I felt completely refreshed by the end of the therapy. The both of us had our batteries recharged so well that we even managed to go clubbing again later that night when our initial plan was to stay in, haha!
Besides feeling refreshed, my skin felt smooth beyond recognition! Thanks to the body scrub, my skin stayed super smooth for about two weeks even without lotion. I even told myself that i need to get myself a good body scrub so that i can achieve the same effects of the therapy.
I’m really glad that i got to experience this full course spa therapy. It was money and time well spent for the mind and body :)
Anggun Spa offers all kinds of therapies from massage therapies to bath and body treatments. If you want to give Anggun Spa a try, check out their website and see what else they have to offer :)