Monday, 27 August 2012

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Sompton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Entrance
Natural wood décor, the sound of trickling water and gentle Balinese music mark the entrance to Sompoton Spa at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. Greeted by timid smiles and a warm reception, we were seated and presented with a comprehensive menu from which to choose our package. Elucidation of the sundry of options, accompanied by a sampling of scrubs and oils, soon led us to settling upon a package. Hubby signed up for the Recharge, myself for the Spa Goer.

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Flower Tea
The Recharge, lasting 80min for RM220, promised a foot bath, then an exfoliation with Tongkat Ali, a scrub made with “indigenous herbs and plants that have been used for many generations to improve energy and remove skin impurities.” After showering, the treatment would finish with a Signature Massage to alleviate tension and fatigue.

My Spa Goer package, RM280 for 8Omin, assured complete relaxation with a foot ritual, de aging salt mousse and shower, closing with a Luxury Massage. Wondering what was the difference between the two selections (other than promises of anti aging), we learned that customer service is the number one priority and that individual preferences can easily be catered for. I adapted my combo by choosing a tropical scented papaya scrub and hubby switched massaged style from the Signature to the Luxury.

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Pedicure and Reflexology Chairs
Massages come in three levels of strength with varying techniques. The Balinese massage is thought of as gentle and relaxing, the Luxury is considered medium pressure and the Traditional Malay as the strongest. There’s no hiding that we’re finicky when it comes to massage, both of us choosing the Luxury, a combination of Swedish, Japanese and Malay, but requesting maximum strength. Before heading off to begin our treatment, the receptionist reminded us that we could request more or less pressure from the masseuse at any time.

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Couples Treatment Room
Guided to a lounge area, a cool towel began to wash away memories of a long week of work and flower tea warmed our insides reminding us that the weekend had begun. Draining the last drop of tea, we were then led to a couple’s room furnishing a shower, jacuzzi, sink, two massage beds, two lounge chairs and a lockable wardrobe. After changing into disposable underwear and robes we sunk into the lounges where our feet were bathed in flower water and antiseptic salts, followed by an invigorating tootsie scrub. A choice of four aromatherapy oils, Rilex, Refresh, Muscle Ease and Rejuvenate, were appraised and we were then on our way to finding peace.

Sompoton Spa, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, massage, KLCC, treatment,
Lounge/ Waiting Area
The whole body exfoliation was next. As we mounted the plastic lined tables I reminded myself that while I find the act slightly annoying (sticky, salty goo spread all over the body), I always appreciate that I’ve chosen the treatment shortly after I’ve washed the grains away and am left with a soft smooth epidermis. Scrubbed from neck to ankle, rinsed in the rain shower and, back on the just laid table, our breathing slowed as we mentally prepared for the core of what we had come for, a relaxing, tension easing massage. The temperature of the room was perfect. Balinese music spun continuously in the background. Being Friday afternoon, I drifted in and out of consciousness awakening de-stressed and soothed. Hubby, who was more cognizant, commented on the strength of his masseuse and even went as far to say that it was one of the best rub downs he has had.

Ginger tea wrapped up our experience and a heated towel left us with warm memories.

Reason to visit:  Spacious facilities, comprehensive treatment menu

In house guests receive a 15% discount on spa treatments
Open 10:30am - 11pm
Sompoton Spa
Level 5
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2161 0939
+6 03 2161 0930

19 comments:

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    1. Oh yes. It's only Monday and I feel as though I need a massage already :-)

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  2. Ahhhhh!!! I would need that...!!!

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    1. Everyone deserves a little pampering. ;-)

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  3. whoa, it's interesting to read that tongkat ali can also be used as an exfoliation scrub. we tend to know it more commonly as an aphrodisiac, as the 'asian viagra' :D

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    1. Oh, now that bit of info they didn't pass on! :-)

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  4. So shame to tell that I never do any Spa before :P

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    1. Once you start it's difficult to stop!

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  5. that is nice.. i love to be there too

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    1. It seems that massages always feel even better on a Friday - why is that ? :-)

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  6. My body is aching as I'm reading this post. I'm badly in need of one. Lol!

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    1. It's an addiction I believe. Once you get into it, it's hard to go for too long without one. :-)

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  7. Beautiful! Could definitely do with one.

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    1. Seems we have a lot of needy bloggers. All those hours on the computer...

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  8. It always gives me a good feeling when they offer an orchidee before the massage.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Yeah, I agree. Bringing nature into the room is refreshing and a nice reminder that we're in the lovely tropics. :-)

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  9. Its midweek...and I believe I am in need of a good spa treat...this will be a good spot for us to check out:D

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