Keeping up with the rat race and living in the city can take a toll on you. Ideally, the perfect solution to washing away life’s stresses would be in the form of going away on vacation… but what if you’re unable to take a chunk out of your busy schedule to escape? Well, we’ve got a solution for you: sign up for a spa treatment.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, The RuMa Hotel and Residences offers a fantastic array of spa treatments that’s ideal for the modern man. Each spa package has been crafted to rejuvenate and detox, while leaving you feeling pampered and in a state of bliss. Furthermore, The RuMa’s Ur Spa offerings incorporate elements of local massage and holistic treatments, namely from the indigenous tribes of Northern Borneo and the traditional urut.
In need of escape from my full time desk-jockeying gig at August Man, I recently dropped by The RuMa to try out the Ur A Warrior therapy. My therapy began the moment I stepped into the spa premises on the sixth floor. While sipping on a refreshing asam boi and ginger ale welcome drink and taking in the spa’s chic décor, I got a feeling that I was in for a truly rejuvenating treat.
First things first: my spa treatment at The RuMa kicked off with a simple tranquility welcome ritual, where I was presented with a unique botanical inhalation. While breathing in the sweet-smelling fumes, I felt myself unwinding and entering a calmer state of mind. Meanwhile, my massage therapist assisted me with a simple Kabat stretch in anticipation of the Ur A Warrior treatment coming right up.
The Ur A Warrior treatment kicked off with an invigorating full body Himalayan salt scrub, which deeply cleansed and exfoliated me from head to toe. In addition to boosting circulation, each gentle stroke buffed and removed dead skin cells, leaving behind a glowing complexion and soft skin. As I eased into the massage table, my massage therapist began the Back to Basics deep tissue massage, utilising a combination of circular strokes and kneading movements.
Full disclosure: I’m a relatively active guy and I try to hit the gym between three to four times a week. Although I make an effort to stretch and foam roll regularly, I’ve noticed that I tend to experience some residual tightness and muscle knots from my workouts. A definite highlight from the Ur A Warrior therapy I’d signed up for was the fact that it worked through the knots and tightness I’d had previously, leaving me feeling flexible, and most importantly, relaxed.
What I liked the most about my spa session at The RuMa was how for a brief spell (90 minutes, to be exact), the world outside had vanished and I felt as if I’d been transported to another world, allowing me to destress and escape the rigours of daily life. As I sat on the porch outside the treatment room and sipped some tea before heading back to work, I felt rejuvenated and energised to take on yet another day.