The spa menu at the Bodhi Spa is one-of-its-kind, specializing in Ayurvedic, European and Asian treatments. Nestled at Conrad Macao in Cotai Central, the signature Ayurvedic spa experience offers a choice of three levels of massage: Kapha Abhyanga, Pitta Abhyanga or Vata Abhyanga. Each massage uses a specific oil blend catered to the ultimate goal of awakening, calming or rejuvenating.
“Bodhi” means enlightenment or a state of awakening, and refers to the Buddha’s enlightenment moment beneath a Bodhi tree in India. Similarly, it is the aim of the spa to enable visitors to feel a sense of rejuvenation and revival after a spa treatment. The decor and the ambiance of the spa itself also evokes an oriental feeling which conjures a sense of relaxation and serenity.
A delicious and soothing cup of signature tea waits for me as I enter the consultation room. The graceful hostess begins to ask questions and determine my needs, just as any professional care provider would. “I would like a facial with a neck and shoulder massage, because I could feel the muscle tensions in these areas,” I explain. “In that case, I would recommend the Aroma Radiance Lift Specialist Facials. It is 90 minutes of pure relaxation and customized care. This treatment will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin visibly plump, lifted, clear and radiant,” the host suggests.
“In that case, I would recommend the Aroma Radiance Lift Specialist Facials. It is a 90-minute massage of pure relaxation and customized care. This treatment will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin visibly plump, lifted, clear and radiant,” the host suggests.
The private spa room is a temple of tranquility. My customized treatment starts with a signature foot ritual. The music, the temperature, and the pressure are all adapted to my personal preferences. The oils are heated, and so my very first impression when the treatment begins is one of warm comfort. With soothing and practiced strokes, my masseuse commences the treatment, a perfect time for me to embark on a journey of peacefulness and reach that limbo where the mind relaxes completely while not being in a slumber.
Aromatherapy Associates UK, a brand that produces premium grade essential oils in holistic, soothing therapies with the finest quality available in nature, is the choice for every product used during treatment. After cleansing with a balm, an enzyme peel is applied onto the face. Most acid peels can be too harsh on the skin, yet the enzyme peel from Aromatherapy Associates is gentle, rejuvenating, and stimulating.
After the peel is removed, the skin is radiant, soft and smooth. Then, regenerating rose essential oils and skin booster are put on to deliver active ingredients deep into the layers of the skin. As my skin indulges in the award-winning repair mask, a deeply relaxing shoulder and décolleté massage are performed. I am left calm and comfortable after the treatment.
A completely personalized experience is what you will find at Bodhi Spa, tailor-made to your needs and desires, this is just one of those moments we should take to pamper ourselves a little.
The Bodhi Spa has recently won Macau’s Best Resort Spa 2016 at this year’s World Spa Awards. It is open from Tuesday to Friday at 12:00pm to 1:00am and from Saturday to Monday, it is open from 10:00am to 1:00am.
Bodhi Spa Conrad Macao Level 3, Estrada do Istmo. s/n, Cotai Strip, Macau, +853 8113 6188