Inspired by Indonesian spices and centuries of tradition, the spa at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan offers distinctive treatments, including the scintillating Hot and Cold spa treatment.
Set amid the grandeur and opulence that is The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, the spa is an oasis of tranquillity and serenity; an idyllic place to escape the hustle and chaos of the city of Jakarta and the intensity of daily life.
Designed to provide a luxurious getaway that imbues tranquillity and calm, drawing on natural wisdom and inspired by nature, nestled within the hotel’s lush tropical gardens are 19 exquisite treatment rooms and Jakarta’s only two spa villas with private outdoor Jacuzzis.
This peaceful haven specialises in life-enriching treatments bringing balance to body, mind and spirit, including the unique Hot and Cold treatment. Designed to soothe fatigue and tension while stimulating the body’s wellbeing, the exotic ingredients for this ritual are all native to Indonesia and are freshly picked in the hotel’s Eco Garden just before use; a unique feature of this exhilarating treatment is that guests are encouraged to join their spa therapist and help pick their own chillies and aloe vera.
This four-part treatment starts with a soothing and refreshing foot soak in warm water with chilli seeds and sea salt, ideal for tired feet. The Mystical Touch massage follows to relax the muscles and stimulate blood circulation and makes use of Indonesian, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi and Swedish massage styles and focuses on the upper and lower back.
Feeling supple, relaxed and drifting off into a dream world, guests are then wrapped in a centuries-old recipe Balinese spice mix called boreh, which utilises ginger, cinnamon, cloves and dried roots, along with chilli powder and fresh chillies picked from the garden to detoxify and warm the body. A useful side effect is that boreh supports body toning.
A second body wrap follows, this time cooling the skin with freshly picked aloe vera and lemon to nourish and balance the body after the intense detoxification of the earlier parts of the treatment. A cold shower intensifies the beneficial effects of the cooling wrap and leaves guests with a long-lasting energetic, refreshed sensation.
The treatment ends with a home-made signature Chilli Shooter using lemons and chilli powder from the Eco Garden with a dash of maple syrup for added sweetness.
This 90-minute treatment leaves guests feeling lighter and relaxed with their body and mind energised; the perfect pick-you-up when your natural energy levels need a boost.