Recently, I went for a 3-in-1 Staycation package at Sojourn Guesthouse and my package included a Relaxing & Deep Cleansing Facial Treatment and their in-house facial spa, Herbaline. In the family room that I was staying in were the bright green kimono and sandals that I could change into before proceeding to the Herbaline spa located at the 1st floor of the guesthouse.
There are many types of facial at Herbaline so a short consultation followed to ensure we are getting the right treatment for our skin. The relaxing facial treatment is meant to cleanse my skin and help to soothe my body and mind. It will take up a total of 60 min with various steps from Double Cleansing, followed by a face massage, an anti sensitive ampoule, a Nano Facial Mask and an oriental and western shoulder massage.
To start off the treatment, we get to do a natural sea salt feet spa. This is so unlike most facial places that just concentrate on the face skin. Here at Herbaline, there are a few complimentary add on services that give you a complete pampering experience.
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While I was scrubbing my feet, I told Kylie that it is so amazing that a simple foot spa could make us feel so relaxed, maybe it is also due to the antiseptic property of sea salt as well as the ability to remove dead skin cell. Oh how we usually neglect our feet so much in our busy lifestyle.
After the foot spa, we moved to the Fish Foot Spa pool where a school of hungry fishes doctors started pecking on our feet to further remove dead skin on our feet. It was a first time for us and it was such a delightful experience as I felt my feet literally became lighter after that.
At Herbaline, they utilise natural aromatherapy via this big steaming pot that we just put our faces over and breathe in three times. The aroma comes from natural plants like lemongrass that are surprisingly very rejuvenating and refreshing.
This is how the bed looks like, pretty standard with the same motive as the kimono we wore. Basically, girls wear the green one and guys wear the brown one. Guys are not allowed into this treatment place without being accompanied by a lady partner.
Before lying down the bed, I was asked to do this paraffin wax which treatment which was to stay on my feet for an hour throughout the whole facial. Upon removal, my feet was super smooth from all the pampering, it was like putting on some luxurious lotion. For RM29, totally worth the experience. It was complimentary with the package though.
Finally, I did the facial treatment and I must admit, all the prior pampering before hand worked its wonders, as I was totally relaxed and even sleepy a little, drifting into dreamland while the therapist massaged and cleansed my face thoroughly. The facial is different from my usual experience as they incorporated a lot of massaging in between, like a spa, the therapist hardly ever left me alone in the room. While putting the mask, she would proceed with hand and shoulder massage and more. It was definitely a great treatment for the price.
Couples can also come here to do a jade stone massage together.
The spa offers a dipping pool facility too, just like the pool in the family room.
What’s great about Herbaline compared to other facial saloons are they have a no sign course concept. Customers can walk in and do a one time facial and massage, unlike some facial places I go to, when I feel so stressed as they keep trying to get me to buy their 10 facial package costing over RM2000, and by the time you sign the course and come for your second treatment, they will ask you to buy another one to add on. The hassle-free experience in Herbaline is definitely recommended.
Herbaline Facial Spa is located on Level 1 at Sojourn Guesthouse Pandan Indah. Read the full review about the guest house.
After the facial I headed straight to Mama Kim for my dinner with my family, especially the well known Sauna Mee.
Sojourn Guesthouse and Herbaline Facial Spa
Address: NO. 1 & 3, JALAN PANDAN INDAH 4/2 55100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA