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LIFT YOUR SPIRITS: The treament is designed to heal and relax your body with time-tested methods used by trained therapists

JOHOR BARU: UPON arriving at the lift landing of Level 5 at Danga City Mall in Johor Baru, one can already get the scent of citrus wafting through the air, so finding the entrance to the d'Rebung Spa is not a problem.

The spa, which opened in November last year, is a holistic wellness centre that offers various treatments.

Its proprietor Rohani Saad said there is a huge difference between a beauty centre and a wellness centre.

"At a beauty centre, the objective is to help enhance the external appearance using beauty products that may contain chemicals and show instance results.

"But at a spa, specifically at d' Rebung Spa, which is a wellness centre, we treat you internally using only natural herbal products. This shows results in the long run," she said.

Rohani also said some people go to beauty centres as they want to see immediate results, while at wellness centres, the results can take time to manifest, although you will feel better immediately.

Rohani, who has more than 20 years of experience in the wellness industry, opened the spa, as she strongly believes that wellness is a lifestyle, not a luxury like many people perceive.

The d'Rebung Spa is adorned with bamboo walls and execudes calm.

The fully air-conditioned spa, has a consultation room, where the therapist conducts an analysis based on their clientele's health condition, before recommending suitable treatments.

At d'Rebung, treatments are designed to heal, rejuvenate and optimise one's body through traditional, time-tested methods by trained therapists, using only natural products.

Thus, its important to understand one's habits and behaviours such as nutrition, exercise, alcohol and tobacco consumption as well as stress levels.

Some of the treatments available here include facials, body massages, scrubs, masks and hot-wrap treatments.

There are also packages such as the Spa Escape package and the Couple's Spa Getaway, among others.

Using only natural herbal products that are made from concentrated botanical extracts from plants, herbs and algae, Rohani highly recommends the Renew Me facial treatment which is priced at RM70 for one hour.

The product and massage technique used, help exfoliates and refresh the skin.

This treatment is suitable for normal skin.

Those with dry skin should opt for the Nourish Me package, priced at RM75 for an hour of deep moisturising treatment.

Alternatively, customers can also opt for the Indulge Me package, which is an 80 minute-session of any facial of choice.

For body massage, there is the d' Rebung signature massage which is priced at RM75 for one hour and RM110 for 90 minutes.

The signature massage is actually an improvised version of the traditional Malay massage, where pressure is put on the muscles and veins, helping to improvise blood circulation while relaxing the muscles.

In addition to this, there are also other types of massage such as the Swedish, Aroma and Back Massage that are priced between RM40 and RM80 for an hour's session.

Body treatments such as the Rose Secret salt scrub and Lavender Touch scrub, are both priced at RM55 for a 40-minute session.

This treatment helps in exfoliating, moisturising and brightening skin.

Traditional scrubs and masks include the Boreh Spice priced at RM60 for a 50-minute session, Coffee Miracle (RM60), Mococca Surprise (RM65), Lulur d' Rebung (RM60) and also the Coconut and Vanilla Secret is priced at RM75.

The scrub and mask treatments help refresh and cleanse one's body.

It also helps tone and exfoliate tired skin, leaving it smooth, soft and glowing.

Since Rohani strongly believes that wellness helps improve one's well being, she also sells d' Rebungproducts at her spa for clients to use at home.

These products include essential oils, aromatic pillows, neck, back hot packs and essential soap.

Anyone who walks into d' Rebung Spa will be served with a special blend of homemade drink that encourages blood circulation.

All treatments starts off with a foot scrub first before clients proceed to the treatment room, which is designed beautifully, with relaxing sounds of nature playing in the background.

On the whole, the treatments are excellent and the therapists are professional.

The spa caters to men and women and is open between 10am and 10pm.

They have couples' rooms and also manicure and pedicure services.

There are also spa membership packages and all treatment can be tailor-made to suit one's requirement.

Walk-ins are entertained but an appointment is recommended. For details, visit d' Rebung Spa, which is at L5-02B, Level 5, Danga City Mall, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Johor Baru, or call 012-652 2792 or 07-221 1559.

The consultation room has a nice atmosphere. Pix Nur Aisyah Mazalan

A therapist at work.

Essential oils which are also on sale at the spa.

Soaps in various scents such as strawberries, peach and orange.


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