BAZAAR Tries: Our Day at Lay Retreat

Entering relaxation mode.

Sometimes, all you need is a day of unwinding and pampering, and the perfect way to do that is by booking yourself a day at the spa. We highly recommend Lay Retreat, which offers a serene escape for every personality.

Don’t get mistaken by its sister retreat, Lax Retreat, as the new wellness hub is available for all men and women. Nestled in The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, the retreat offers a myriad of body and nail treatments for you and your partner to try.

As soon as you step inside, the air is filled with a delightful blend of essential oils that immediately puts you at ease and calms your senses. The atmosphere is adorned with soft cream tones with elegant rattan interiors that complement the serene ambience of the space.

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Upon arrival, the friendly receptionist greets you with a warm smile and offers you a welcome drink as you peruse the menu. Later, you will be ushered to a beautiful treatment room that exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere for your moment of tranquillity.

To begin your journey towards ultimate relaxation, we recommend the 60-minute massage with dry brushing enhancement. If you’re looking for other alternatives, the herbal heat therapy is a great choice to add to your session too.

Our day at Lay Retreat:

After a warm footwash, we were then led to the massage table. Depending on your desired add-ons, the massage therapist starts our session with a dry brush treatment to increase blood circulation and promote lymphatic flow. However, if you pick the Herbal Heat Therapy enhancement, you should know that it helps to decrease muscle tension on the back and neck thanks to the use of a heated herbal compress.

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After 15 minutes, our 60-minute relaxing aromatherapy massage begins for a moment to rejuvenate and unwind. The massage therapist will start with a head and neck massage, which immediately puts you in a moment of relaxation, eliminating your stress and worries away.

Later, the therapist will use various techniques to work out any knots and tightness in your muscles along the body, hands and legs. Trust us; the long, sweeping strokes will help you release any tension that has built up in your muscles.

As the clock ticks on, you will be so engrossed in your 75-minute session that you won’t even realise it’s over. Once the massage session ends, you will be presented with a luxurious option for some post-treatment downtime. You can either take a relaxing shower or wipe your body with warm towels.

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After the session, you will be led to the waiting area, where you can sip on warm tea and feel your daily stress and worries fade away. From the moment you walk in, the tranquil atmosphere and friendly staff set the tone for a beautiful day of pampering.

Each treatment will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, and the calming ambience will help you forget about the stresses of everyday life. You’ll leave the spa feeling like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, and that’s a feeling you’ll need to set the tone of the day.

Explore Lay Retreat’s treatments here.

Address: Lot G39C-01, The Curve, Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.