Did you know that Spa Village Malacca is the only spa in the world based on the Peranakan tradition? Peranakan (Straits Chinese) culture is incredibly rich and present only in Malaysia and Singapore. Luckily, a few individuals are trying to keep this tradition alive, so we can enjoy them as well. To be honest, we have fallen in love with Peranakan cuisine at the first bite, and now I’m about to share some Peranakan beauty secrets with you. Continue with our Spa Village Malacca Review and find out more about this old beauty tricks.
Spa Village Ambiance
The Spa Village Malacca is a part of the Majestic Hotel Malacca, where you’ll be able to find a reflection of Melaka’s rich cultural heritage. Naturally, at the Spa Village Malacca is all about the Peranakan luxury from furnishing to the experience.
For example, the traditional Peranakan day beds offer total comfort while kind staff took care of me like I’m a Peranakan bride. Not the nervous one! It is impossible to be anything but relaxed from start to finish due to the attentive staff and peaceful atmosphere of the Spa Village Malacca.
Spa Village Malacca Review
Spa Village Malacca focuses on traditional Chinese medicine, and Malay influenced therapies. Therefore, you’ll be able to choose among the yin and yang treatments that are adjusted for the desired warming or cooling effect. The spa menu is diverse and will nurture the body from head to toe, and that is just a beginning. Don’t miss the traditional Malay massage or simply relax with the classic massage.
Before I decided on the treatment, I went through the short questioner that pointed me into the yang therapies. Worth remembering is that the light pressure serves warming energy, while deep pressure for cooling energy.
Regardless of the treatment you choose, you’ll enjoy a bit of the Peranakan wedding tradition. It starts with the Feng Shui practice of cleansing energies. That is done by sprinkling some lime water with soaked kaffir lime leaves before entering the room. This greeting is meant to cleanse and lift energy while restoring the chi.
After that, the hair care ritual begun with natural ingredients and caring strokes known as a scalp massage. After the energy started flowing, it was time for the “second base”. That was when the therapist applied a little bit of the olive oil on my head and spread it around with the bamboo comb. The final seal of this Peranakan bridal care was the fruity conditioner and final rinse with warm lime infused water. Thorough the procedure, I kept the warm pillow on my belly and cushions under my arms.
My Spa Village Malacca Treatment
I jumped at a chance to be covered in Malacca palm sugar, also known as Gula Melaka, and honey. Luckily, I wasn’t left alone with this delicious body scrub, because it wouldn’t end just on my skin. However, nutritions from honey and Gula Melaka are absorbed through the skin as well and give extra beauty boost.
Once the scrubbing part was over, it was time for a face mask with a bird’s nest and fermented tapioca. To ensure the maximum comfort and prolonged absorption, my therapist covered me with a blanket before applying the face mask.
The bird’s nest saliva is scientifically proven to enhance complexion and youthful appearance if applied regularly. Together with fermented tapioca, it offered an abundance of vitamins and minerals for my skin to absorb in 50 minutes.
The use of fermented goods ensures the application of beneficial enzymes, probiotics that help and nourish the skin. After this nourishing, the therapist massaged my entire face with the chilled jade rollers. My skin was smooth as silk.
After an absolutely blissful time, I showered and got dressed up before heading to the resting area. It was time for the tea and somewhat unusual bite, which actually made a lot of sense – pickles. We know that beauty comes from within, so pickles provided beneficial probiotics. On top of that, Nyonya pickles with spicy and sweet seasonings go well with the complimentary earthy tea.
Days after my pampering at the Spa Village Malacca, I could still see the benefits of Nyonya’s secrets. My dry and sensitive skin was well hydrated and had higher elasticity than usual, for quite a few days. I suppose the absence of chemicals and old knowledge is the combination that guarantees success.
Spa Village Malacca Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.4/109.4/10
- OFFER – 9.5/109.5/10
- MASSAGE – 9.5/109.5/10
- RELAXATION ROOM – 9.3/109.3/10
- VALUE – 9.4/109.4/10
Price and Location
Both the 50-minute face mask and 50-minute body scrub cost about 95 USD. Here is a link to the location for easier navigation, in case you would like to try out Peranakan beauty treatment.