I couldn’t help but giggle. My appointment at the spa was at 11am and I had woken up in excruciating pain in the middle of the night with a frozen neck and shoulder. The irony. As tempted as I was to move the appointment, I decided to stick it out and made my way slowly and gingerly to The RuMa Hotel and Residences.
My journey to the 6th floor of the The RuMa was a pleasant experience that took me away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I have been meaning to visit the hotel since its opening and was glad I made the effort. Upon my arrival at the Spa, I was greeted by warm and friendly staff members followed by a welcome drink consisting of Rooibos tea infused with berries.
Merging modern science and ancient healing, Urban Resort Concepts(URC) has created a signature story of integrated, result-driven wellness within an urban and chic sanctuary of revitalisation. Tailor-made therapies are developed with bespoke and organic formulations by one of the industry-leading creators of wellness products, COMFORT ZONE Italy.
The Spa offers a range of therapies from 30-minute express treatments to whole day rituals. There are five signature core therapies at the UR Spa that includes UR Ageless, UR Active, UR VItal, UR a Warrior and UR a Goddess. Other treatments available include facials, body scrubs and the more traditional massage treatments that incorporate healing traditions of indigenous cultures from the tribes of Northern Borneo to the traditional Urut. The Spa also houses Truefitt & Hill grooming services for gents, with rare single malts from Scotland on the drinks trolley if they so wished.
As my schedule was packed and I had a very sore and stiff neck, I opted for a deep tissue massage known as the Dusun Inan Body Therapy (derived from an age-old traditional therapy practiced by the“Lotud Dusuns”, a local tribe from Northern Borneo). Not long after, I was ushered to the treatment room for my appointment.
There are five treatment rooms including one couple’s suite, along with a foot therapy room, luxuriously curated with colonial comforts. I was pleased to find that the treatment room was welcoming, spacious and neat, with plenty of sunlight pouring through and a charming, cozy space outside that beckoned with delight.
The therapist was pleasant and explained the therapy and ointments for the massage: a Green Tea and sesame oil blend that aims to relax and relieve muscle aches. Those looking to get a full rest and relax will be thrilled to know a blackout curtain is also available in the rooms. As a welcome treatment, guests will enjoy a Tranquility welcome ritual consisting of a Kabat stretch and a refreshing botanical inhalation to prepare and calm the mind and body for the treatment that follows.
After the treatment, I felt relaxed and upbeat despite still having a frozen neck and shoulder (I had asked for the therapist to avoid those areas which she did with success!). The overall experience was wholesome and lovely. Whether you are looking for a short treatment to perk up your day or looking to indulge yourself fully, the UR Spa has all the amenities you need to unwind and reinvigorate your strength.
Massage: Dusun Inan Body Therapy
60 min RM 390
90 min RM 490