Monday, August 22, 2011

Types of Spa in Malaysia

Spa stands for salus per aqua, which means healing by water. According to Wikipedia, the term spa is associated with water treatment which is also known as balneotherapy. In layman’s terms, a spa is a place where you can receive spa treatments, most commonly massage, facials, and body treatments.
A frequent visit to the spa brings relief from internal ailments, rejuvenates the body and provides oxygen to the skin and joints.
Types of Spa in Malaysia

Spas in Malaysia
Malaysia has great potential to be one of the most talked-about spa destinations in the Southeast Asia region. Lately, spas seem to be popping up everywhere: in city hotels, resorts or in major tourist districts such as the Golden Triangle area in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The natural landscape of Malaysia, such as rainforest, waterfalls, highlands, hot springs as well as riversides, also provide the perfect backdrop for a unique spa experience.
According to a survey by Intelligent Spas, the number of spas in Malaysia has grown more than 200 per cent since 2002. There are more than 170 spas currently operating and earning an average RM1,000 ($312) per day in sales. The industry in Malaysia is still growing and it is expected to reach 250 outlets by 2011, according to Euromonitor International 2007 Country Sector Briefing.
Types of Spa in Malaysia
There are many types of spas — and it’s crucial to understand the difference so you get the experience you’re looking for.  Here, I’ve also included some examples of theaward winning spas after each explanation.
Day Spa
A day spa offers spa treatments on a day-use basis. It is something that people can indulge every day. The day spa can be located in a shopping mall, shop-office, office complex or any other designated commercial zone. And it usually provides a comprehensive treatment menu which includes massage, body, and facial and some form of water based treatment.
Resort/Hotel Spa
It is located within a resort or hotel. It offers spa services, fitness classes and spa cuisine. It’s a good choice when one person wants spa and the other golf. It also works for business travellers and families.
Destination Spa
Its sole purpose is to help you lead a healthier lifestyle through spa treatments, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthy cuisine and special interest programming. You stay at least two nights. Some have minimum stays of three or seven nights. Some destination spas are in exotic locations.
Family spa
Family spa has facilities offering complete salon and spa services for the entire family and group parties. It’s a perfect get-away for families that are looking for a fun experience centered on wellness, education and bonding.
Medical Spa
A medical spa is a hybrid between a medical clinic and a day spa that operates under the supervision of medical doctor. It offers treatments that require a doctor’s supervision, such as laser resurfacing and Botox injections. It also offers spa treatments.
Above are the common types of spa found in Malaysia. So it’s up to you, the spa-goer, to figure out what kind of service and experience you want, and find the place that suits you.


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