While Sumatra is not as popular as Thailand or Bali when it comes to massage, it still has some significant influence in the local culture. In rural places, most masseuses usually charge lower rates compared to those offering their services in big cities. If you are searching for spa and massage in Medan that offers ‘true spa facilities’, you often find them in hotels in the city center.
The most popular choice is the Quan Spa, situated on the 17th floor of JW Marriott Hotel. The term ‘Quan’ is a Chinese term that literally means ‘a source of pure water’ and the spa uses the invigorating properties of water while providing an oasis of renewal and restoration. Derived from a language full of symbolism, ‘Quan’ also means ‘everything that is good and pure’ – quite promising words to represent the spa seeking the path of well-being.
As the first spa established in Indonesia, it is an impeccable place offering guests a great experience of well-being and relaxation. Water and nature, local ingredients are used to rejuvenate both body and soul. The spa is surely a retreat for anyone who wants to recuperate and recover vitality, and you are sure to be feeling deeply relaxed once you leave.
The most common natural ingredients used include sandalwood, aromatherapy essential oils, gingko biloba, exotic seaweeds, Bali coffee just to name a few. Its wide range of spa services allows you to choose the best natural ingredient and target points that need to de-stress. Also included in their services are massage, facials, bath, body scrubs, hand and feet services, spa packages, escapes and body wraps.
Another spot for spa and massage in Medan is the Eucalyptus Spa, which has two branches, one at the Travellers Suite Hotel and other one at Griya Dome. The spa also boasts excellent spa facilities with several spa services such as Indonesian massage, Indian head massage and the highly recommended twin therapist massage. While not as sophisticated as Quan Spa, it still offers quality services at a cheaper rate that ranges from Rp 100,000 to 185,000.
For a unique spa experience, you can try the Medan Fish Spa, spearheaded by the RJ Hot Spring Fish Project. Established in 2006, its main objective is to breed Garra Rufa fish while providing unique Turkish fish treatment and massage. One may find it amusing but the fish spa is extremely popular in many Asian countries including Korea, Japan, Singapore, etc. It offers extraordinary benefits such as natural exfoliation of dead skin, promotion of blood circulation through micro-massage, lightening of minor scars, easing of eczema and psoriasis and release of tension and stress. Medan Fish Spa is located at Jalan Orion Complex Medan Plaza.
Other interesting place for spa and massage in Medan including the Grand Odiseus Spa in Hotel Aryaduta, which is, also is complete spa sanctuary using Balinese-concept and the spa facility inside Grand Angkasa Hotel. One of the best ways to escape the hustle and bustle of the city is to treat yourself with spa. Besides releasing stress inside your mind and body, it also provides healing and restoration on your skin, blood circulation and entire well-being.