JivaRhu spa massage

masseuse

I just had a very relaxing massage at JivaRhu spa in Tanjung Rhu Resort. Yes, I’m staying here for 3D/2N and I’m lovin’ every single second of it!

jivarhu spa

JivaRhu spa is nested in a quiet corner of the resort and you can feel the breeze from the sea and various birds chirping (not muzak, these are real birds) while you’re served with a cold towel.

jivarhu massage

There are various rejuvenating massages on the menu – everything from Swedish massage to Shiatsu and even exotic sounding ones like Shramonash massage. The 50 minute massage session costs RM 250. I opted for the Malay Traditional Massage (Urut) since I am in Langkawi.

foot massage

This is my masseuse – her name is Irati and she’s from Bali. The session started with a foot bath in warm water. The service here is excellent, you don’t even have to do anything – the masseuse will soak your feet and gently wash and dry it for you.

The Urut massage was great. It started off with the masseuse applying pressure with her nimble fingers…working the knots in your muscles on your back. I asked for more pressure and despite her diminutive size, she managed to apply enough force to loosen all the tension on my shoulders. The session progressed to Irati using her forearm to gently rub along your oiled body down to the spine before moving to your legs and thighs.

Her fingers worked magic and I fell asleep at one point before she woke me up and asked me to turn over. The Urut massage is quite comprehensive, I liked the reflexology elements where the masseuse put your feet up on her shoulders and rubs the soles.

The warm oil and the soft caresses of the masseuse gliding over your skin of your body while the sounds of nature lulls you into a Zen-like state is pure heaven!

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21 thoughts on “JivaRhu spa massage

  1. sjc: No la, this one is a legitimate spa. :)
    ah nel: Yeah, actually I hardly go to massages, the last one I went to was in 2009, and only once. :)
    Myhorng: Haha! No, it’s a full body massage but not full service. :)
    KY: Yeah, it was good, hardly ever go to massages. :)
    WEEN: Haha! It was taken quite ackwardly since I was on my belly at that time. :)
    foodcrazee: Yeah, I hear it’s the place with the 3rd highest spend in Malaysia among hotels and resorts. Predominantly Caucasian guests. :)
    WEEN: That’s coz you’re staring at my ass dude. ;)
    Michelle Chin: My long weekend is over too. :(
    Flying back to KL in 2 hours and then it’s back to work tomorrow!

  2. eiling: Haha! It sure wasn’t easy. I was lying on my stomach so I wasn’t sure if I could capture her or not since I’m using the compact instead of the dSLR but it worked! :)

  3. kenwooi: Yeah, same here! A massage would do WONDERS now. :)
    ahlost: Heh! Yeah it’s not really easy but managed to do it…while I was half asleep. >.

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