SABAH -- Mandara Spa, an operator of resort and day spas, opened a
facility at the Magellan Sutera in August.
The two-level building was built from local woods, and many of
the furnishings were crafted by local artisans.
The facility houses six spa suites, six treatment rooms, a
state-of-the-art fitness center, a boutique and a hair and beauty
Each of the spa suites has its own steam room. Four downstairs
units feature an enclosed garden and outdoor Jacuzzi, while two
upstairs units have oversize tubs from where guests can view the
Each treatment room features a private shower.
The Mandara Spa offers a range of treatments conducted by
Sabahan locals who were trained at the resort. The spa claims it
uses only local ingredients in its spa products, many of which are
available for sale at the boutique.
The spa's signature treatment is the Mandara Massage, which is
performed by two therapists at the same time. The session
incorporates five different massage styles from Japan, Thailand,
Hawaii, Sweden and Bali.
In addition to individual treatments, guests can purchase
"immersion" packages that combine treatments.
No matter the treatment, every spa session begins with a free
aromatherapy footbath. In addition, free mini-massages are
available to guests poolside at the Magellan Sutera.