Why Your Next Spa Weekend Should Be at The Majestic Malacca?
Together with the experience at the hotel, this could be the most holistic heritage-wellness experience in the country. The spa has got the looks set to make the same retreat within the state different with remaining Colonial- Peranakan heritage restored from an actual heritage mansion. With gorgeous finishing of beautiful furnishing and replica of antique details, it is probably the closest to the heritage of Melaka.
Spa village Malacca at the Majestic Hotel Malacca is the world’s first to base its therapies on the healing heritage of the Baba Nyonya. A quick questionnaire was first carried out and a few simple questions to be able to determine if one is best to receive the cooling or the warming experience.
Based on the Baba Nyonya beliefs and inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, guests gets to choose between either the nutmeg rice rolling massage for the warming experience or the egg rolling therapy for the cooling experience, both of which will last for 100 minutes, starting with a pre-treatment of a soothing hair care ritual. Using the natural flower shampoo, both the massage and scent from the shampoo is best to start the relaxation.
Treatment for warming experience is to provide relief to individuals who experiences joint and back eggs. Nutmeg and rice are massaged into the body to reduce aches and winds from the body. Spasms occur when body muscles are tight and constricted for a long time. In traditional healing cultures, this painful spasmodic movement is referred to as wind in the body. That was exactly what I needed, based on my results from the earlier Body Determination Form. I supposed I did feel relaxed although I am not entirely sure if there is an actual healing effect- my knowledge on traditional medicine is limited to mostly what I heard from people around me.
In case anyone is keen with what the cooling treatment does, it is called the Egg Rolling Therapy and uses hard boiled eggs to roll onto the body before a body massage. This body treatment is beneficial for stressed individuals that is sensitive to heat as it helps to draw the excess heat in the body.
Guests were served simple tea and Peranakan pickled dish of the day were after the massage and this is when you continue to relax at the lounge with a view of the hotel’s pool. Some quiet 30 minutes of this reclusive time is one of the best I’ve had in a long time.
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And with signature dishes from heritage of Kristang and Peranakan Baba and Nyonya , this can easily conclude as the ultimate epicurean retreat. It’s the most indulgent way to take in what this state has to offer.