The Banjaran

Topics: Hot spring, Bathing, Spring Pages: 7 (2124 words) Published: January 29, 2013
THE BANJARAN HOTSPRINGS RETREAT No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia Tel: +605 210 7777 Fax: +605 210 7778 Email: Website: LOCATION Located at Tambun in the Malaysian state of Perak, the wellness retreat is just 15 minutes from the town of Ipoh. The Banjaran is strategically located between two major cities in Malaysia – 1.5 hours drive from Penang and just 2 hours from the capital Kuala Lumpur. WELLNESS RETREAT The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is an integrated luxury wellness and spa retreat in Tambun. The 5-star resort is situated on a 16.59 acre valley nestled within a cluster of towering limestone hills and features a combination of natural caves, pristine jungle, waterfalls and geothermal hot springs. It is a self-contained sanctuary consisting of 25 luxury villas offering holistic wellness and spa experiences inspired by authentic Malaysian practices. The wellness retreat is located in a stunning setting and catered for short term stays. The primary focus is on health enhancement and balance. The environment and philosophy are geared towards rejuvenation, fitness, healthy eating, relaxation and renewal. The retreat encourages a healthier lifestyle change. All rates are inclusive of villas, meals, classes, lectures and selective treatments with a minimum stay of two or three nights. Normally a minimum time frame is recommended from a few days to a few weeks in order to adopt your preferred lifestyle changes. The retreat has a variety of programmes such as personal consultations, spa treatments and therapies, holistic exercise programmes, preventive medicine practices and detoxification programmes.

THE RESORT’S UNIQUE FEATURES  Truly Asian authentic spa and wellness treatments derived from three cultures – Malay, Chinese & Indian.  Geothermal hot springs and a steam cave combined with spa treatments, therapies, spa cuisine and holistic exercises. Geothermal Hot Springs  Three million litres of fresh hot water billows up daily from the ground below.  Made up of natural pools as well as jacuzzi style dipping pools.  Adjustable temperatures ranging between 40°c to 70°c whereby guests are able to self regulate according to their personal preferences. Thermal Steam Cave  A form of restorative therapy which helps to sooth, relax and detoxify.  As the body temperature rises and the pores start to open, perspiration begins; this in turn helps to eliminate toxins naturally from the body.  After the therapy, guests can cool down in the ice bath and shower.

Meditation Cave  Natural granite and limestone cave formation offering a secluded sanctuary for meditation. Ice Bath  A highly invigorating form of therapy by plunging into a freezing body of water, which: o Increases circulation throughout the body, o Reduces blood pressure, and o Strengthens the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Outdoor Rainforest Shower  An outdoor rain shower with cold, fresh spring water direct from the rainforest. Garra Rufa Dr Fish Pool  An unusual treatment originating from Turkey, it involves dipping one’s legs into a pool of Garra Rufa Fish (also known as Doctor Fish).  Alleviates psoriasis and is beneficial for scrubbing away dead skin cells and rejuvenating the skin.  The pool is surrounded by a therapeutic reflexology pebble walk.

Antioxidant Restoration Therapy  A highly soothing method for promoting general well-being, vitality and anti-aging. Fitness Centre  Purpose built and equipped with ample training equipment, it has spectacular views of the nearby mountains and hot springs. THE VILLAS The villas are spread out over 16.59 acres on a sweeping valley floor. Space and privacy are key aspects of the Villas. There are two types of Villas – Garden Villas and Water Villas. The Garden Villas are set within their own secluded tropical gardens while the Water Villas rest on the bank of the hot springs, with individual balconies...
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