08 June 2015

Swedish Thai Massage & Aromatherapy Massage @ Urban Retreat, The Curve

Our love for healthy, nutritious foods is just one part of our efforts in taking good care of ourselves. There’s also the taking good care of our mental health part, and we’re happy to share with you today a slightly different kind of post: our experience trying out the Swedish Thai Massage and Aromatherapy Massage at the award-winning Urban Retreat!


Curious as to how a Swedish Thai massage would go? So were we! Read on for the full deets =)



Our spa experience began with treating our aching feet with a warm foot soak. Off to a good, relaxing start =)


We were then politely ushered to our massage room, and once we got down to our basic essentials, the masseuses stepped in and prepped us for the blissful 90 minutes up ahead.


PS. Scroll down without worry, we’ll spare you the racy photos of us being worked on! Haha

There are a lot of different types of massages on the menu here, but the Swedish Thai and Aromatherapy ones come highly recommended. Your eventual choice on a massage really depends on what you’re looking for at the end of the session.

The Swedish Thai Massage (RM 169 for a 90-minute session) is absolutely perfect for stretching the body and loosening up knots from all those times you’ve been hunching over the laptop or been stuck in wonky sleeping positions. If regaining lightness and vitality is what you’re looking for, this Scandinasian (?) fusion is the way to go.

This signature massage is unique to Urban Retreat and combines the best of 3 massage styles: Swedish, Thai and Aromatherapy. The session incorporates firm, flowing strokes which are perfectly complemented by Thai-style stretching of back, legs and arms. It can be a bit painful at times, but you can always let your masseuse know the level of pressure you’re comfortable with. We decided to stick through the pain and felt our knots, especially around the shoulder area, melt away.

After all the firm strokes and stretching, the Aromatherapy element kicks in, as your whole body is caressed with gentle, calming strokes with the aid of essential oils.

If you’re looking for a completely relaxed session that you can sleep through, the Aromatherapy Massage (RM149 for 90 minutes) would probably be a better choice for you. No deep tissue works are involved here!

If you’ve got too much on your mind and tend to have trouble falling asleep, let this calming session work its magic. It’s a whole hour and a half of tender, lilting strokes to soothe the body and mind, and is great at promoting deep sleep.


Rejuvenated after the sessions, we were greeted by the compulsory cup of steaming hot ginger tea. Feeling like we have a brand new body, having a hot cup of tea in hand, watching the world slowly go by… Oh yes, this is the life!


A big thank you to Urban Retreat for hosting us! Every single experience was thoroughly pleasant, right from the reservation confirmation to sipping the last drops of our ginger tea.

Could use a spa day yourself? Drop by Urban Retreat soon and check out their extensive menu of treatments, from body massages (including a popular Pregnancy Massage for moms-to-be!), to head-neck-shoulder massages (there’s the Head Over Heels one which focuses on the scalp, neck, shoulders, and feet!), to the Mini Luxe category (which includes a Jet Lag Recovery massage!). 



Urban Retreat
Lot 157, 1st Floor, The Curve
Mutiara Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
T: +603 7731 9829
T: +6012 221 7213

Other Outlets:
1 Mont Kiara Mall

Opening Hours:
11 am – 10 pm daily

GPS:
3.157355, 101.611747
Or click here for The Curve on Google Maps

Parking:
Basement parking in The Curve

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