Tucked away within the chic confines of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, So Spa is the latest serene haven where tired denizens can escape from the harsh rigours of life in the big city. Housed within its sprawling 3,700 square feet space are seven luxurious  treatment rooms, including  the city’s first-ever private hammam rooms that cater to male and female guests.

As expected from the famous French international luxury hotel brand, every attention to detail within the spa has been carefully selected to create a tranquil space that will enable guests to achieve a complete state of relaxation the moment they step within the premises.

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Among these finer details include dusty hues of blue and creamy white gently punctuated with rose gold accents and soft edgings, plush furniture in calming pastels, sculptural wall panels and a hand carved light centrepiece that tapers towards the ceiling to create a heavenly, halo-like effect.

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Every hammam experience at So Spa begins with a traditional cleansing ritual that originates from Maghreb, where a unique Savon Noir Beldi soap infused with nourishing ingredients such as olive oil is rubbed on the body to prepare the skin to be polished to perfection. The next step that follows is a nourishing body wrap comprising Ghassoul mud, a natural mineral clay sourced from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco which claims to be effective in treating skin ailments such as hyper-pigmentation. Finishing things off is a wondrous full body massage in which a special concoction comprising tea and Argon oil is  gently applied to the skin by a trained masseuse.

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Once the treatment is complete, guests can continue to kickback and relax by lounging at the ‘deep relaxation’ area that houses several cosy nooks for stealing a quick moment. Those who wish to grab a quick bite after the treatment can do so by visiting the lounge to sample  the spa’s à la carte menu which offers a choice of healthy refreshments as well as dietetic snacks.

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To celebrate the official launch of So Spa at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, the hotel is offering a special 60-minute ‘So Relaxing Massage’ or ‘Aromachologie Phyto Facial’ treatment for MYR300. This promotion will officially end on 31 July. For more details or to make a reservation, call (03) 2720 6688 or email HA123@Sofitel.com.