V Botanical Spa Review The Andaman Langkawi
Everyone loves a good massage, you could have it in any of the spas in the city centre.
But when the spa villas are open sided and the view is over tree tops looking onto a secluded bay; you would stand like me at the threshold and drink in the view!
This is The Andaman ~ Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Soaking up the atmosphere. The sun’s ray warming my face and limbs as I sit sipping hot ginger tea, waiting in anticipation…
V BOTANICAL SPA
With the villas right on a little knoll, we jumped in our buggy for a zippy drive up to the one of the best on the island.
Touted as the first spa in Southeast Asia offering 100% certified organic food grade products and offer the a number of unique treatments, the V Botanical Spa has also won awards as the Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards 2014 for the Best Stress Management Retreat as well as the Asian Spa Awards 2014 for Eco-Spa of the Year.
Our personalised treatment was a languid session of the Urut Melayu (Traditional Malay Massage), a deep tissue oil massage with herb infused coconut oil. The therapist uses long kneading strokes with thumb and palm pressure to activate the flow of blood in the urat (veins and arteries).
Eighty minutes of uninterrupted pleasure.
My therapist, Olai did a brilliant job ironing out the knots in my shoulders with her forearms and using her thumbs.
The massage strokes directed towards the heart aim to invigorate, while strokes going away from the heart are calming.
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