The atmosphere of the Apsara Spa is inspired by the romantic tales of the relationship between Indonesia and Cambodia hundreds of years back, whereas the treatments are inspired by the serene, heavenly beauty of the Apsara goddess dancers (see explanation of Apsaras under the Apsara Suite above). The Apsara Spa is an oasis of peace secluded from the outer world that pays tribute to centuries-old beauty & wellness traditions & practices in Java.
One of the various signature treatments at the Apsara Spa is an indulging massage that combines the dance performed by the Apsara dancers (Yin), and a stronger deep tissue massage (Yang) from ancient Java. We strongly recommend the ‘Day Dream in Angkor’: a thorough 4-hour, romantic treatment for two that uses various natural exotic herbs, traditional spices and local exotic flowers, including a complete aromatherapy which historically could only be performed exclusively for the main royal family. This romantic treatment can also include a private gourmet dinner or lunch at the Tirta Gangga Dining Room.
Apsara Full Body Massage
The treatment begins with a gentle message all over the body and ended with the scalp, using special recipes that contain many kinds of herbals, traditional spices and local exotic flowers for the aromatherapy. During this treatment you would be pampered with the romantic rhythm of the Apsara Dancers performance that will take you into a daydream in a romantic peaceful Angkor temple.
Dandang Watoe Treatment
A perfect rhythm combination of ancient massage therapy using stones from Yang Tze River (China) and Gunung Kidul (Central Java) stones. The stones are steamed in a traditional steamer (“dandang”) filled with spices and herbs, like ginger, nutmeg and lemongrass until the stones absorb the fragrance from the spices and herbs. These stones are then placed on specific points of the body with chanting mantra then followed by a full body massage using a stone, warm oil and sandalwood powder, which is effective for softening the skin.
The above practice is hardly found anywhere, however with an effort to preserve the forgotten history of Indonesia, Hotel Tugu creates The Dandang Watoe Package based on the ancient traditions of Javanese society. This treatment will commence with soaking of feet in salt water from the south coast. And continue with pedicure and feet massage using stone.
Apsara Herbal Massage
The treatment continues with a very traditional Javanese massage/Deep Tissue Massage combined with the Apsara Herbal Warm Massage which is a different style of massage using a pack of traditional local spices dipped into a steamer pot oil. This will warm your body and skin, as well as to stimulate your blood circulation. Meanwhile you can relax your mind by listening to the romantic rhythm of the Apsara Dancers performance.
Apsara Beauty Floral Massage
This treatment continues with a very traditional Javanese massage/Deep Tissue Massage (Yang) combined with a very tender touch massage, like an Apsara dancer in performing her dance (Yin). By experiencing this special form of massage you can fully relax your body and stimulate your blood circulation.
Traditional Javanese Massage
Deep tissue massage pass through generation using traditional oil.
Reflexology has a long pedigree. Its techniques were practiced during the ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilization, while Its recent history is related to twentieth-century zone therapy. It is based on the idea that massaging reflex points on the feet and hands can influence distant parts of the body.
Foot Relaxing Massage
It begins with the feet being soaked in warm water filled with tropical flowers followed by a gentle foot massage for 30 minutes, it’s sign of devotion to Prince/Princess in Java sometime ago. Once again wash the feet with warm water. It ends with oil treatment. This will become a savour experience for relaxing your feet.
Traditional Lulur & Scrubbing
The treatment begins with a gentle message and the application of the traditional natural Javanese herbs, ‘Temu Giring’ (heyana Curcuma) all over the body, meanwhile you can relax your mind by listening to the romantic rhythm of the Apsara Dancers performance. This treatment is inspired by the Javanese traditional wedding ceremony preparation which is held for a bride everyday during the week preceding her wedding day. Once dried, your body will be scrubbed and cleaned. This wonderful experience will smoothen, soften and exfoliate your skin, moreover it will rejuvenate your skin.
Body Masker & Scrubbing
The treatment begins by gently spreading gently a special recipe made of Bengkoang (juicy tuber) all over the body, meanwhile you can relax your mind by listening to some selection of serene music of your choice. Once dried, your body will be scrubbed and cleaned. This wonderful treatment will whiten, soften and rejuvenate your skin.
Keraton Hair Treatment
The treatment begins with a tender massage for the neck, shoulder and ended with the scalp using special cream that contain many kinds of floral essences. The treatment continued with shampooing and washing hair. You will have your hair done in the Javanese traditional way using flowery smoke specially prepared for hair. It will make your hair softer, shinier and smell nice.
Facial Aromatherapy Massage
The treatment begins with a tender massage for the neck, shoulder and ended with aromatherapy face massage & facial mask with choices of carrot yogurt (for the dry skin) or Bengkoang (juicy tuber) for the oily skin.