Asian culture incorporates techniques for healing and therapy that are thousands of years old, and are just now being discovered and embraced in the West. Based on a belief in achieving balance from the inside out, these ancient methods have evolved into a wide variety of modern spa therapies.
Cultural Crossroads of Asia
Malaysia, as a multi-cultural crossroads of Asian cultures, is the perfect place to explore these therapies. Like the exotic food that incorporates tastes from Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures, the therapies and treatments available throughout Malaysia incorporate treatments from many different Asian countries that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Retreat into the Rainforest
You’ll find spas in the larger cities and in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, all with luxurious facilities and excellent treatments to renew body and soul. However, the best options are the spas that can be found by the sea or deep in the rainforest, giving you an opportunity to get away from the big city and immerse yourself in natural surroundings. Any resort that includes the word “Shangri-La” is usually a good bet, and you can escape to the Health Club and Spa at Putrajaya Shangri-La for a world-class retreat. It truly lives up to its name with rejuvenating massage and treatments, and even personalized treatment based on astrology. The tropical setting features private villas, and the spa itself takes a holistic approach that incorporates philosophies and techniques from many different Asian treatments.
If looking for the word “Shangri-La” in a spa name is a good idea, finding one with the word “rainforest” in it is an equally good idea. The Andaman features “rainforest villas” which overlook the sea. These and other villas at the Andaman offer a wide selection of facilities and relaxation opportunities.
Connect with the Sea
But beyond the treatments offered by the skilled staff, masseuses and healers in Malaysia’s many exotic resorts, the treatment offered by the rainforest itself cannot be underestimated. Getting away from the big cities and staying for a week or two at the edge of the rainforest is an experience that can’t be equaled anywhere. The sea itself is rejuvenating, and the tropical rainforest has a way of getting inside you. Just walking through such an area of rich, verdant flora is a pure delight, and the aromas and the natural sounds will take your mind elsewhere, and put you into a soothing and relaxing state of mind as the outside world simply melts away.