(It has been more than a year since I got my last neck and shoulder ache and last 2 weeks it happened again, so I decided that I need to take a break and treat myself to a spa)
I've never been there, and don't even know what it was until Ms. A mentioned it then I remembered that I've heard it from a friend who was planning to go there with her sister that this is a place for a Turkish bath and scrub - Moroccan style and if we added massage to it, it will be heaven on earth~
With the very busy work schedule, I managed to Google to read the services offered in details and was intrigued when I read a post by JACSAFTERMARRIED blog (Honestly, she took better pictures and gave the place justice in her writings)
I was so excited after reading her post, I couldn't sleep. I didn't know which package Ms. A booked for us because I was too busy to text and when I did, I always forget to ask *duh*
En. Ali dropped me off at Bangsar Village II around 10:30 and since Ms. A was a little delayed I took my time to locate the spa.
|Caught this sign as I reached the 3rd level of BV II|
We went in slightly before 11am (which was our appointment time) and was served tea while being briefed on the four types of argan oil used for the massage at the entrance seating area.
Ms. A told me that she booked the Prince/Princess Hammam package which consist of the Hammam & Gommage and Arromatic Massage.
(We then changed our minds to switch to the My Favourite Concubine Hammam but due to some misscommunication between the staff there, we didn't get to change it).
There we 4 types of argan oils to choose from. I chose the argan oil which has the muscle relaxant capabilities while Ms. A chooses the rose oil which smells nice but I've forgotten what it is for (x_x)
I also added the Rose Blossom Hair Masque as I was hoping it can bring shine and fragrant to my stressful hair huhuhu...
After the briefing and oil choosing session, we were shown to the locker room where we changed into the disposable bra & panties and bathrobe.
Once we've done changing we were brought to the bath and sauna room called the hararet.
|The Hararet - in real life, its actually wetter and dimmer|
The therapies that ushered us in requested us to seat when they started to bath/drenching us with warm water. I felt like a toddler being given a bath by her nanny ahaha... *seriously*
The rose hair mask was also applied during this time and my head was wrapped with a thin towel.
Then our whole body was lathered with olive soap and we were asked to lie down on the heated marble for 10 minutes.
As we lay there, Ms. A and I took the time to catch up with each others life and work news. Although I wasn't comfortable lying half naked in a room with anyone, the ambiance gave a good friendly catch ups.
Hammam is a traditional Moroccan Turkish Bath which as a word means "spreader of warmth" in Arabic and has its roots in ancient Greek Roman bathhouse culture. Its always been about beauty and well being, purifying the body and spirit, nourishing the relationship between people and water, and our instinctual need to connect with others.
After what seemed like an hour on the hot marble (there is water on the marble so we were not fried from the heat and oil :p), the therapist came back and gave us another round of bath and asked us to move to the adjacent area for our Gommage session.
Our bodies was scrubbed using exfoliating gloves and it was painful at first but we got used to it after a few minutes. This reminded me of a childhood folklore about a dimwit Pak Pandir where he scrubbed his little boy to death because he kept getting dead skin when he bathed that boy and thought that by scrubbing him down to the bone will ensure the boy's cleanliness. Lucky for us the therapist are not Pak Pandir :p
After that, we were ushered to the main area where we were served a sweet delicacies (bakhlava) and tea so that we can relaxed before our massage session.
We took that opportunity to grab our phones from the locker and camwhoring for awhile until the massage therapist calls for us to the room.
|The main area|
|The Hammam Foot Ritual seat also located in the main area|
|The massage room|
Then we spent about 45 to 50 minutes being pampered with a whole body massage using the oils that was chosen earlier. It was sooooooooooooooooo relaxing and rejuvenating!
After the massage session, we got dressed and was served tea again before we leave.
(No need to worry for those with long hair, there is a hair dryer in the changing room)
Ms. A and I was so tempted to take on the 10 session package offered but honestly I don't think we have the time to go to the spa for another 5 times wthin a year.
Highly recommended if you are planning to distress and catch up with your girl friends!
I wish we could do that again Ms. A!