Urban Retreat Spa is just AWESOME!
I bet it is common knowledge that stress can cause lots of harm to our mind and eventually our body. Everyone handle stress differently and some get more stress than others given in the same situation. It is how you and your body react to a situation.Not all stress is bad, stress can also be a positive motivator when striving for a promotion or accomplishing an important task. Stress may be temporary, such as being stuck in traffic or someone took your parking. haha
However, stress may also be chronic especially during financial difficulties, chronic illness or dealing with family issues. It is not necessarily the event, but rather your body's response to the event that causes stress. When the brain senses any kind of stress, your heart rate and blood pressure rise, and your muscles tighten. Feelings of stress that continue for long periods have a detrimental effect on the body. Which is why it is very important for everyone to handle their stress wisely.
As for me, I bet almost everyone close to me know how much I love massage session. Although, honestly… I do understand that massage therapy may be more expensive than a walk in the park or a bar of dark chocolate or a nice yummy ice cream (don’t worry, everyone eats the whole thing sometimes), it’s possible the psychological benefits of massage therapy may far outweigh its price tag. Massage helps you relax, calming the mind and body and relieving your stress.
Anyway, today I would like to share with you about my experience at Urban Retreat Spa. This beautiful spa is located at The Curve. To be frank, I am actually one of their constant visitors. I used to come before for my pre-natal massage (Award winning by Bazaar for the best Pre-natal Massage) and I also have a package there. But this is the first time I am doing a review in my blog. P/s : Their coffee scrub is also a must try.
This time around, I went to try out their Hot Oil Aromatherapy Massage for 90 minutes of relaxing treatment. You can actually pick if you want 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes. The price start from RM97 and for my treatment it cost RM 149. (Stay tune as I will be giving away ONE treatment to one of my Lucky reader at the end of this post.)
If you are wondering, what is Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils , added to the massage oil or lotion. For aromatherapy massage, you can first pick the essential massage oil that you preferred. Of all the massage session I went, it is common for me to automatically pick ginger lemongrass or lavender. This time around I decided to go for Orange.
It is actually my first time having orange essential oil for my hot oil aromatherapy massage. Do you know that orange have so many wonderful benefits for your body? The very smell of orange essential oil reminds you of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. That is why this oil is so frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, perfect for people who suffer from depression or chronic anxiety.
Orange is also act as a tonic. The relation of a tonic to the body is quite similar to overhauling and servicing a vehicle. (sounding a lil bit technical here.. haha.. but good info are worth to be shared ) A tonic tones up every system that functions throughout the body, keeps the metabolic system in proper shape, contributes to strength, and boosts immunity.
After I have picked my essential massage oil, I was then lead to this foot bath area. Where my therapist help to give my foot a nice warm foot bath and a gentle massage to encourage my blood flow before the actual massage begin.
Then, I am lead to the therapy room. I like how spacious the room is. As I walk in, I can automatically smell the nice relaxing lemongrass. I felt so relax already. Like all the other aromatherapy session, you need to change your attire to your “birth suite” and by that I mean naked. Dont worry as the staff is female and they are very professional. You need to wear the disposable panties and the head cover and that's it. You don't really have to bare it all because they will cover your body with towel during the session.
I really do enjoy my session and the massage was pure bliss. It makes me relax and felt calm. It is like a mental detox session for me. I also like their press and strokes technique because it does helps to loosen up my tight muscles. As for their staff, I am very happy that every time I visit they were always so welcoming and helpful and made you feel immediately comfortable.
Once the session ended, I am served with this yummy and nice smelling ginger tea. Leaving the place with less burden on my shoulder. Well, this is the fun part! As promised in this post earlier, I will be giving away ONE (1) Aromatherapy 90 minutes worth RM149 to my reader. So, you could be able to enjoy the magical experience for your self tooo!
GIVE AWAY TIME!!
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All the best
** I am not paid to write this review or host this giveaway. The service and prize are courtesy of Urban Retreat Spa. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of of the company that I worked for. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.