Massage so good that it could send you up to the clouds – The Spa, Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia

I wish I could be teleported to The Spa located within the luxurious Park Hyatt Siem Reap now. My tired and stiff body is calling out loud for a pair of strong hands to release all the knots and tension in my body. It’s been three weeks since my Siem Reap vacation and I’m suffering from the withdrawal symptoms.

To me, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap’s spa is one of the best in town. I’d been to another luxurious hotel spa many years ago only to find myself quashed in a tiny treatment room. But The Spa at Park Hyatt Siem Reap is in a totally different league.

The beautiful spa reception at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

The treatment room, decorated in pastel green and beige, is huge and spacious. It has an attached bathroom and a separate changing area. The massage bed is so comfy that it’s so easy to fall asleep while having a treatment.

The luxurious and spacious treatment room

On my first visit, I had the 60-min Apsara Scrub followed by another 60-min of Apsara massage. After changing into my robe, the therapist first cleansed my feet in a ceramic basin scattered with lotus petals, sea salt and some essential oil. The ingenious use of lotus petals seems to suggest that the spa treatment is a start to renew my tired soul.

After the feet cleansing ritual, I was ready for the scrub. The spa uses a trio of lotus, jasmine and ylang ylang essential oils and sea salt for this treatment. The sweet aromatic scent quickly calmed my senses and before I knew it, my body was at total ease for the therapist to gently exfoliate my dead skin. That divine scent was so alluring and even now, I cannot help but to long for it.

getting ready for the feet cleansing ritual

The body treatment was another amazing experience. Although the strokes were soft and gentle, I can feel the firmness of my therapist’s hands. Every stroke worked hard to release all the pressure points and tension that had build up in my body. I wished I had requested for another 30 minutes of massage instead of the original 60 minutes. Hence, you cannot fault me for returning to the spa two days later for another treatment.

The ceramic bowl scattered with lotus petals

On the subsequent treatment, I opted for the 90-minute herbal compress massage. For those who enjoy the medicinal aroma of a traditional herbal compress will appreciate this treatment. It’s similar to the Thai herbal compress massage. The therapist rotates between a aromatherapy massage using essential oil and the herbal compress using two steamed herbal balls consisted of ginger, lemongrass and kaffir leaves. It was a great treat for myself before I left Siem Reap for home.

The spa employee surprised me with a bouquet of lotuses on my birthday

Yes, I felt like a deity up in the clouds after each treatment. My body was as light as a feather and it was relieved of all the tension that had built up over at work. If I had a longer stay, I would definitely go back for more treatments.

The Spa, Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: +855 6321 1234

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