Using this month’s upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC)’s inception as an inspiration, Asian wellness brand Devarana Spa has ingeniously crafted a whole new menu dubbed “Asean Remedies” spa programs available throughout the year in all its locations worldwide.
Bringing together the best of the region’s natural ingredients and healing traditions, these are combined to create an invigorating spa experience, comprising a body scrub followed by a sublime massage.
The healing traditions from 10 South East Asian countries, namely the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and have been classified geographically into four distinct programs: Mekong River Harmony, Malaya Retreat, and Kalimantan Haven, Mekong River Harmony, Malaya Retreat, and Kalimantan Haven. Each one is devised to bring body and mind back into equilibrium within two hours to improve total well-being.
Pilipinas Island Hideaway brings a bit of summer bliss into your day with an ice cream scrub inspired by the famous ube ice cream from the Philippines. A unique blend of sweet potatoes, taro, oatmeal, and lavender essential oil tones and moisturizes the skin. The cool sensation from the “ice cream” exfoliation at 15 – 20 degrees Celsius also provides an added benefit of skin inflammation reduction. The journey is then completed with an oil massage using Sampaguita or a Jasmine oil blend to enhance the pleasure of a warm summer day.
Mekong River Harmony is created from elements from each country that the Mekong River runs through. The treatment begins with a freshly made body scrub using Tanaka powder from Myanmar, Cashew Nut from Cambodia and Dragon Fruit from Vietnam. The scrub uplifts the senses and exfoliates skin with its natural granules. The journey is then completed with a choice of a soothing aromatic Laoatian Champaca oil massage or an energizing Thai massage.
Malaya Retreat starts with a nourishing body scrub inspired by famous Singaporean dessert Cendol, blending sugar, coconut milk, the leaves and juice of fragrant Pandan Fruit and a touch of Jackfruit scent. The freshly made scrub moisturizes the skin with its delicious scent and is followed by Langkawi-style massage, using deep tissue techniques performed mostly with the elbows for the ultimate body and mind reviver.
Kalimantan Haven stimulates the body with a warm scrub recipe using herbs and fruits which are the native crops from Indonesia and Brunei. The skin is thoroughly moisturized and the treatment is then followed by an aromatic Tuberose oil massage.
In the Philippines, Devarana Spa is located at Dusit Thani Manila.