Stupa’s take centre stage at Chi The Spa reminds you of the ancient Borobudur temples of Yogyakarta. It represents calm, wellness and relaxation. The experience therapist greets you, and talks you through your treatments. They get to know you, and ask you about areas, which are sore, or in need of more pressure. The scent of sandalwood takes over the room, and forces you to relax.
The way the candles are lit, the aroma of the sandalwood incense, stone carved interior, and paths made of rocks creates the same calmness of an ancient Buddhist temple.
The experts at Chi seek inspiration from the experts of the Himalayan mountain region to share their wisdom and medicines. They strive to offer their guests an all rounded spa treatment, which caters to the mind, body and soul. Chi The Spa pays homage to Traditional Malay treatments.
The spa is a village of eleven spa suites set in a garden, each with its private garden, treatment room, outdoor bath or rain shower, and a relaxing gazebo. There is a circular yoga pavilion for guests to enjoy a private yoga session, or a group can book a session with a local yoga instructor. Once the doors to your treatment suite are shut, leave all your worries behind, and focus only on your well-being.
The therapist leaves you to change into a luscious robe, then ushers you onto a comfortable chair. A bowl of warm water is filled with flowers, and the therapist slips your foot into the footbath and begins to scrub it down. She hands you a hot cup of tea, which is comforting to your soul. The traditional Malay style massage starts with a steaming herbal pouch filled with a concoction of local herbs which is pressed gently upon specific areas of my body to melt away muscle pain and tension. The heat and pressure of the herbal pouch is very soothing for the back and shoulder areas. A traditional Malay style massage follows, using massage oil especially formulated by Chi The Spa. The massage left me feeling recharged, and I didn’t want the treatment to stop. It was soothing, relaxing and my body felt light. All the tension and muscle pains disappeared. You are awaken feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Developed and designed to rejuvenate both your body and soul.
Techniques include acupressure, energizing massage for yang stimulation and relaxing massage for yin calm. Pure oriental element oils are used to harmonize ch’i flow.
CHI HOT STONE MASSAGE
CHI hot stones combine all the benefits of thermotherapy with gliding massage strokes to create a deeply relaxing treatment that assists in the absorption of therapeutic oils.
The massage therapist follows meridian lines, using the warm stones to ease muscles and restore the body’s energy and vitality.
ELEMENT VITALITY MASSAGE
This gentle-to-medium-pressure spa massage works to ease blockages in the body’s energy pathways, activate circulation and relieve muscle stiffness and aches. A restorative experience, which subtly enhances metabolism, strengthens function of the muscles and tendons, while imparting an overall sense of well-being and energy.
CHI, THE SPA
Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
7-11, Batu Ferringi,
1 Lorong Sungai Emas,
Tel: +604-888 8763