If there’s one pampering luxury I enjoy, it is a good body massage. And I recently realised that I hadn’t gone for one in ages. Months, in fact. My shoulders had been feeling very stiff lately, and I suddenly remembered that early in the year, I’d purchased some credit at Energy Day Spa. No better time than the present to use it (and the best part is that since I’ve already paid for it, I didn’t have to feel guilty or extragavant – yay! )
A while ago, I experienced a massage at Energy Day Spa at Great Eastern Mall, Ampang. Whilst I enjoyed it, I didn’t like going there, because traffic is killer and I didn’t want to be all zen and relaxed after my massage only to have it all undone by the traffic. So, I have made the Mont Kiara branch my regular and I love it!
Energy Day Spa, as the name implies, has various spa packages that includes facials and body massage. They use Swissline skincare products in store and also are the distributors of the premium salon based skincare line. I don’t go for facials however. I go for their body massages which I find consistently quite good and relaxing.
The Energy Day Spa at Mont Kiara is at Damai Sari Mont Kiara, a small building next to the condominium of the same name, and located in a quiet cul-de-sac. The best part is that parking space is ample, and traffic is relatively light getting in and out of the area.
Compared to the spa at Great Eastern Mall, the one here is relatively small. It is however, quiet and comfortable, which is what I prefer. After you choose your treatment, you are handed a locker key. Your shoes are taken away and you are provided with slippers, and you can then change in the changing room into disposable undies (for body massage) and a bath robe. You have a locker in which to store your clothes and things and you can keep your locker key with you at all times.
Head out to the relaxation deck, where you can pause for a while to relax, with a cup of hot red date tea and a cold towel. The tea is very refreshing and has a lovely calming effect, while the cold towel refreshes you. The deck has a nice little bubbling water feature and lots of plants so it feels very natural and comfortable. The condominium swimming pool is not very far, and you can sometimes hear children playing but it doesn’t really disturb the tranquility of the place.
This little oasis is what what I enjoy most, as compared to the branch in Great Eastern Mall, as that one feels less relaxing since you overlook traffic, and often, a traffic jam.
After a few minutes, the therapists will come and collect you and take you to your room, where you will enjoy your massage. I have gone there twice in 2 weeks (back was really hurting) and both times I had different therapists but the treatment was good. They employ firm slow strokes and if you have a problem with any particular area, tell them and they’ll work on it longer. They are never brusque or rushed, even when it was late, and I feel comfortable enough to return regularly. I must say that the massages aren’t therapeutic or meant to heal muscular problems, but are mostly meant for relaxation. I must say though, that my tight shoulder and back muscles really loosened up and its certainly helped my disposition.
After your massage or facial, you are then treated to another round of the lovely hot red date tea, and a warm towel, before you go off and dress to face the maddening world again.
I do find that the prices in the Spa menu at Energy Day Spa are a little high (I pay about RM208 for 90 minutes) but it must be said that I have enjoyed each visit as much as the previous one, which is more than I can say for other more affordable spas. Often, I find that the therapists or masseuses in spas aren’t consistent, so it always feels like a gamble each time. Not so here, which is why I’ve made it my massage spa of choice.
I’ll be looking out for their packages again this year, which works like a pre-paid system so I can just pay one sum up front and then enjoy the service for the rest of the year without worrying about how much it costs. This also ensures I can book in a massage as a monthly treat – we all deserve a monthly pampering session; it is good for our well being
Do you enjoy going for body massages? Do you have other spas in KL to recommend?
I haven’t been going around the massage circuit for a while so I’m a bit out of touch. I have stopped going to some places I visited before, because I found their quality of massages inconsistent, but I’m always game to try a new place if it comes highly recommended
Energy Day Spa at Mont Kiara is at Level 1 Damai Sari Mon’t Kiara , No.3 Jalan Kiara 2 , Mon’t Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603 – 6201 – 7833 You need a car to get there. Prices for body massages start from RM90-278 depending on the duration ranging from 30-120 minutes.