If you've ever been to Bali or Thailand chances are you've experienced a luxurious massage on the beach or in a spa, that left you rejuvenated, refreshed and feeling like a million dollars.
Well, the good news is that a subtle blend of those two tropical paradises has now come to Seremban with Sanctuary Asia Spa opening its doors at d'Tempat Country Club in Sendayan, about 15 minutes from the Seremban town centre.
Sanctuary Asia Spa offers guests a range of holistic treatments, massages, scrubs, manicures, pedicures and facials and is the first re-branded version of Perfect Spa which has two centres operating in Northern Malaysia.
All guests, both public and club members, are welcomed to the Sanctuary Asia Spa, located on the lower Ground Level of d’Tempat Country Club by one of six Balinese ladies who will offer you a cup of steaming hot ginger tea before starting your selected treatment.
My host was Libbi who hails from Singaraja in the north of Bali and to say that she knew what she was doing would be an understatement.
I took a treatment that was a mixture of the Balinese Aroma massage and traditional style.
Just like a forensic detective Libbi found my body's blocked areas that needed repair and went to work on opening them up.
You know that time during a massage when you get that exquisite feeling of pleasure and pain and are unsure of whether or not you should stop or proceed?
Well, that's where Libbi's arms, fingers, hands and elbows took me, both gently and firmly to a state of absolute relief and it wasn't long before I could feel my blood pathways unlock, rejuvenating my qi and enhancing that sense of total relaxation.
Check out VIDEO of the private twin room here.
The techniques used by staff like Libbi at the Sanctuary Asia Spa include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, percussion and applications of essential oils and also the use of stone massage.
My body just felt so damn good after the massage that I didn't need to check my blood pressure on a meter to know that my numbers had dropped, as I could "feel" the tips of my fingers and toes having a party as the blood flowed into those area's again!
Good massage is one of those things you hope will never stop and it's possible I may have been dreaming as I felt I was in nirvana as the two-hour session drew to a close, but even then it seemed to have gone on forever, my sense of time and place had vanished, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and true enough the sound of Libbi's voice bought me back to my reality.
Albeit, a reality that felt a lot clearer and refreshed.
The Sanctuary Asia Spa at d' Tempat Country Club has 5 VIP single rooms, and 2 couples rooms with all providing a spa,sauna, toilet and shower; there are also open or private foot massage rooms available.
The Spa operates daily from 10.am until 10pm and is open to the public.
Treatments range from an all-in 2 hour Signature Royal Balinese Massage to a 30 minute back or foot aroma massage. There are combinations of massages and scrubs, warm stone massages, facials pedicures and manicures to suit your time frames.
Full list of services here:
* Signature Royal Balinese Massage
* Balinese Aroma Massage
* Back Aroma Massage
* Foot Aroma Massage
* Balinese Traditional Massage
* Body Massage and Body Scrub
* Body Massage and Facial
* Body Refreshing
* Warm Stone
* Foot and Body Massage
* Traditional Facial
* Ear Candle
There is also a Package treatment for couples, the Romantic Rama and Shinta Package.
For three hours there are a variety of treatments for both women and men including, a slimming chroma and hydrotherapy/jacuzzi session, foot bath, Balinese aromatherapy massage,Balinese green tea scrub, yoghurt conditioning, milk and flower bath, facial and snack.
Call them for reservations now on 017 911 7923 or contact them on their FB page /sanctuaryasiaspa/