The Legend of Mandara
The name Mandara comes from the ancient Sanskrit legend of a god’s quest for immortality, with Mandara Giri representing a sacred mountain from which flows the water of life; a magical elixir with the power of eternal youth.
This ancient quest has been embraced by Mandara Spa, and is today reflected in unique and exotic spa treatments that replicate the timeless spirit, soul and cultural traditions.
While we cannot promise immortality, rest assured that upon experiencing our spa treatments you will feel radiant, revitalized and, perhaps, even touched by a little of the legendary magic that has become the ethos of Mandara Spa.
Mandara Spa Passages
Escape the limits of time and immerse yourself in one of our exquisitely packaged recipes for relaxation. Whether the occasion merits a celebration of love or friendship, enjoy the luxury of a side-by-side treatment and experience harmonious pampering.
Respond to your individual needs and desires by personalizing your journey. Enjoy the flexibility of selecting a scrub or wrap with nourishing benefits, together with a healing massage to unleash blockages and relieve emotional and physical tension.
Floral Foot Ritual – Tamarind Body Blast – Shower – Swedish Massage – Refreshment
Heed your body’s calling for the attention it needs most. Treat yourself to a cleansing body scrub and ancient Asian massage, then glow like the rays of a perfect sunset after a purifying, cleansing, toning and revitalizing facial, designed to soothe your skin and eliminate stress.
Flora Foot Ritual – Aromatic Salt Scrub – Shower – Balinese Massage – Aromatic Facial – Refreshment
Mandara Signature Rituals
The legacy of Mandara’s philosophy is perhaps best experienced through our sublime signature rituals.
Drawing on the wellness essence of time-honored traditions, these treatments have been selected with only one thing in mind – your personal pampering pleasure.
Mandara Signature Massage
A truly sublime and unforgettable spa experience, this “four-hand massage” incorporates the exacting skills of two therapists working together in rhythmic harmony. Combining the five different styles of Japanese Shiatsu, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Thai, Swedish and Balinese massage, specially blended essential oils of sandalwood, patchouli and ylang ylang are applied by our therapists’ gentle healing hands to calm the nervous system, warm and relax muscle tissue and promote the growth of healthy new skin cells, ultimately resulting in total relaxation and beautifully supple skin.
Ritual of Javanese
Experience the traditions of royal Javanese heritage by indulging in a body scrub using powdered spices and sweet woods, before we envelop your body in cooling yoghurt rich with essential moisture, leaving your skin feeling luxuriously conditioned and hydrated. Finish with a relaxing Balinese style massage.
Floral Foot Ritual – Javanese Lulur – Shower – Balinese Massage – Refreshment
Relax your busy mind, unwind your body from all signs of tension, and discover how Yin’s calming energy provides an even deeper state of balance with its power to detoxify and rebalance.
Floral Foot Ritual – Lijiang Pu Er Body Scrub – Shower – Chinese Meridian Lines Massage – Balancing Facial – Refreshment
Harness Yang’s energizing boost to nourish body, mind and spirit, with a ritual designed to elevate your vital energy and stimulate your blood circulation.
Floral Foot Ritual – Stimulating Ginger Body Scrub – Shower –Aroma Stone Massage -Refreshment
Massage therapies precipitate many beneficial changes to body, mind and spirit when applied with skill and care. Working on both the physical and psychological levels, massage techniques can ease pain or tension from stiff and aching muscles, boost circulation and alleviate mental stress, while promoting relaxation or invigoration, depending on your specific pampering and wellness needs each day.
Traditional Thai Massage
Also known as “Nuad Borarn”, this healing therapy has been handed down through the generations in Thailand for thousands of years. Combining acupressure and stretching techniques using the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, elbows, arms and feet, the body’s internal energy is encouraged to flow more freely to alleviate problematic conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and stress-related conditions.
In this authentic massage style of ageless tradition, your therapist applies Indonesian Floral Oil together with palm pressure and stretching techniques, to relieve tension, improve blood flow and in turn create waves of muscle relief.
Based on the principles of Aromatherapy and Swedish massage, this treatment incorporates the olfactory system. Each ingredient works to ground, balance and calm the body and mind, while their powerful effects are also known deterrents of muscular and digestive conditions.
Combining three of the five classical massage movements, this therapy works deeply into the muscles, stretching muscle fibres and releasing tension in the fascia that may otherwise cause restricted movement and pain. By generating increased blood flow and thus improving circulation, Sports Massage can improve flexibility and help to prevent injury.
Swedish Massage is the foundation of the majority of all Western massage techniques. A firm and invigorating massage using sweet almond oil combined with the five classic strokes — gliding, kneading, friction, vibration and percussion movements – this treatment improves blood circulation, reduces muscle tension to relieve aches and pains, and also energizes the body.
Aroma Stone Massage
Warm Basalt stones melt away all tension. Therapeutic heat is slowly released into the belly of the muscle for a completely new body experience. Small stones are placed on key energy points, whilst luxuriously warmed oils are massaged deeply into the body for maximum relaxation.
Traditional Chinese Massage
The Chinese have revered the benefits of massage for thousand of years and use deep digit pressure, trapping and various stretches to stimulate energy channels and acupressure points. This ancient massage art combines invigorating techniques which expel stagnant “qi” and activate energy flow, alongside sedative techniques to clam and relax, thus restoring the proper balance of yin and yang to the body.
Traditional Chinese Reflexology
Stemming from the philosophy that specific points of the feet correspond with major organs in the upper body, this ancient therapy has the ability to energize and heal the entire body, as well as enhancing mental health and creating an elevated sense of rejuvenation.
Deep-seated impurities caused by some of the harmful effects of today’s environment often prevent necessary nutrients from reaching the skin to provide vital nourishment. Choose from any of our purifying body treatments below to replenish perfect wellness, with each treatment enjoyed in our Wet Treatment Room – the first of its kind to be found in all of Lijiang.
Lijiang Pu Er Body Scrub
Peel back the years from the inside out with an anti-ageing tea scrub that removes toxins, aids digestion, increases the metabolism and blood circulation to promote healthy body systems that show in the vitality of your skin.
Yangtze 8 Grain Body Scrub
Utilizing renowned local ingredients, a fusion comprising 8 different types of rice and wheat that have been pulverized into finer grains, it works harmoniously to protect skin from blemishes and signs of ageing. At the same time it delivers vital moisture for a complexion that is clean, bright and beautifully translucent.
Yunnan Lavender & Mountain Salt Scrub
Fine, blush pink mountain salt from the Himalayas is blended with lavender from the Yunnan province — the world’s largest and most famous flower producer, to create a truly unique elixir. Feel skin breathe and regenerate with this gentle exfoliation, finishing with a soothing layer of essential oil from lavender’s fresh young buds, delivering beautiful moisture and protection.
Yunnan Coffee Body Contour
Freshly ground Yunnan coffee beans and natural pumice work together to lift away dry skin, stimulate your circulation and arouse the senses. Your skin is then hydrated, repaired and refined by a fresh carrot and yogurt mask containing potent vitamin A and soothing probiotics.
Lijiang Pu Er Body Wrap
Soak up the secrets to younger skin, thanks to an anti-ageing tea formulation that helps to purify the body’s digestive system and reduces inflammation. This calming scrub also helps to lower cholesterol levels, and works to increase metabolism and circulation, to leave you glowing from within.
Energising Ginseng Herbal Body Wrap
Treat damaged, stressed and ageing skin with this stimulating application of Ginseng, Liquorice root, camphorwood and other potent Chinese herbs. This wrap helps to encourages an increase in circulation, with the effect of rejuvenating the skin, generating new skin, healthy skin cells and combating free radicals. Emerge from this comforting cocoon with skin that is strengthened, uplifted and renewed to flawless beauty.
Slimming Detox Wrap
Detoxify with one of the ocean’s most treasured beauty products. Rich in organic matters, proteins, vitamins and trace minerals, this slenderising seaweed treatment tones and reshapes the body, whilst you unwind in a relaxing embrace. A series of these treatments is recommended for maximum results.
Mandara Facial Elixir
Discover the secret of a more youthful, radiant complexion with any of these delicately fragranced, purifying and irresistibly indulgent facials. Put your ultimate skin care needs in the tender hands of our expert therapists, as we pamper you with the most enriching natural elixirs from world revered brands using advanced scientific techniques.
Mandarin Acupressure Facial
For All Skin Types
Enjoy a multitude of visible benefits that emerge when specialized pressure point are massaged and manipulated, improve the flow of blood to the facial area. As oxygen and vital nutrients flourish, impurities drain away and trapped energy is released. Collagen is produced, resulting in softer, firmer skin with a more even tone, and the plumping out of fine lines and wrinkles to create a smoother surface.
For Combination Skin
This powerful purifying face and eye treatment for oily, problem and congested skin, uses a mask impregnated with vitamin C to help absorb sebum, calm irritation, repair scarring and rebalance oil-rich pores, leaving a beautiful matt complexion.
Luminous Skin Facial
For Dull Skin
Independently tested with revolutionary results, this anti-ageing facial instantly firms, rejuvenates and plumps up the skin, whilst reducing dark circles from around the eye contour. Moisturization and elasticity levels increase dramatically, to create a wonderfully youthful complexion.
For Dry Skin
This facial visibly enhances the skin’s texture by maximising hydration, luminosity and radiance, to achieve skin that is nourished, calm and soothed.
For Mature Skin
An anti-wrinkle facial with proven results. Special lifting massage techniques are combined with professional strength anti-ageing formulations for maximum treatment effectiveness, leaving a firmer, uplifted, more youthful looking appearance.
Deep Cleansing Facial
For Congested Skin
This deep cleansing and softening treatment dissolves impurities and deeply cleanses, whilst gently soothing redness and irritation. Skin will be left feeling refreshed with a healthy, vibrant glow.
Splendors of Mandara
Water is one of life’s most pure and vital essences, as well as the base element of all our luxurious bath and steam spa experiences. Indulge in one of our water-based rituals and discover gentle mood enhancing benefits.
Our luxurious aromatic baths are the perfect complement to any of our treatments.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your private leisurely soak as part of a package or as an individual treatment.
Tea Bath Selection
Potent in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, green tea protects cells from free radicals. It cleanses deeply, soothes in an uplifting way and purifies and nourishes, whilst leaving you feeling relieved of stress and fatigue, with a healthier and younger skin texture.
Rich in vitamins E and C, and also a powerful antioxidant, black tea helps to transform ageing skin to youthfulness, helping to refine blemishes and soothe sunburn to a calm and moisturized condition.
A wonderful source of vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients, red tea relieves sensitivity and sun damage, boosts the immune system and fights free radicals. It works to enhance overall skin health and help to slow down the ageing process.
Chinese Herbal Bath
A blend of Chinese herbs and spices work to restore your natural balance from within.
Our steam ritual is an ideal prelude to any body treatment. As the room fills with herbal aromas, allow your body to experience its natural detoxification process as you discover inner harmony.
Chinese Herbal Steam
A relaxing herbal steam based on an ancient Chinese recipe of herbs and spices.
Mandara Spa Elements
Can be provided in the privacy of your room with your advanced reservation
- Traditional Chinese Massage
- Traditional Thai Massage
- Traditional Chinese Reflexology
Our salon offers a wide range of pampering beauty treatment for him and her.
- Shampoo & Blow Dry
- Shampoo, Blow Dry & Style
- Shampoo, Blow Dry & Set
- Shampoo, Hair Cut & Blow Dry
- Hair Trim
- Cream Bath with serum
- Spa Manicure & Pedicure Combo
- Express Manicure
- Express Pedicure
Lip / Under Arm / Bikini / 1/2½ Leg / Back to suit your needs.