Chi introduces an Indonesian stress-busting therapy.
Indonesian Treasurers may sound like an exotic dish on an Oriental menu, but it’s actually more exciting than that. The Chi, Shangri-La’s spa, presents a new traditional Indonesian full body massage. The benefits of this traditional Indonesian massage range from alleviating pain to relieving stress from muscles. For the treatment, you can choose from a variety of oils, each with a special function. The oil for restoring balance has scents of spring, the one for imparting peace of mind has spicy and floral notes, whereas the rejuvenating oil has warming fragrances.
The therapy unfolds with a gentle foot scrub to ensure cleanliness. Then begins the full body massage, which focuses on every single part of your body, especially any problem areas you have that cause pain. Starting at the feet, to the legs and up to the arms and torso, the massage isn’t for the faint hearted. Although the level of massage can be adjusted to your requirements, it is best to let the masseuse take full control, as we did with ours. Galih, the Javanese specialist, is an expert with her hands. Galih also used muslin cloth pouches filled with relaxing herbs, which are an important element of the traditional massage.
The final round was the head massage, which is guaranteed to make you forget the outside world and all of its stress. Top it off with a hot shower and you feel ready to take on whatever this season throws at you. Rs 4,900 upwards. At Shangri-La Bengaluru, Vasanth Nagar. Details: 45126385
— Anagha M