A 5 Star Massage at Rock Spa @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Batu Ferringhi

Regardless whether you are a hotel guest to Hard Rock Penang or not, you are welcomed to revitalize yourself by undergoing an exceptional yet unconventional healing therapy at Rock Spa at Hard Rock Penang. If you ask us why choose Rock Spa over the hundreds of spa mushrooming in the town, it would be their exceptionally skillful masseuse that provided us one of the best treatment we had ever, and its sensual environment that yields an extraordinary treatment session,

Rock Spa is in fact a heavyweight in spa industry and has been accoladed numerous awards, namely:

  • Rated 5 stars by Ministry of Culture Malaysia & Tourism, 1 of the only 2 spas in Penang to receive such award
  • Harper's Bazaar Top 30 Spas in Malaysia (2010) for "Most Relaxing Ritual".
  • Winner of Harper's Bazaar Spa Awards 2013 for Most Creative Traditional Massage - Rhythm Sticks Massage and Best Couples Gateway - Buff Bar

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Now comes to the most important question, will Rock Spa be expensive, considering it is established in a hotel setting? The answer is very subjective and vague, as individual has different definition of expensive. Nevertheless, we felt every penny you paid is worth what you get, and the price might be slightly higher than the usual spa establishments but it is not with extreme differences. Moreover, the service and treatment results are spectacular, and we totally went through a gratifying state of restoration. 

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

We were privileged to try the therapy session during our stay at Hard Rock Hotel. There are diverse treatment ranging from body massages, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, manicure and pedicure being offered here, to groom and revitalize you to become a rock star. Look into details at the spa menu and we realize how different treatments offered are customized to give you the type of soul restoration you long yearning for.

To summarize the dozens of spa treatment available, perhaps you may try the Hard Rock Massage, Retune Yourself Massage, Rhythm Sticks Massage, Buff Bar Massage, and the unique Rhythm and Motion Massage. Each of the massage has its distinctive benefit and massage style, thus choose the one that suit you best. 

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

After a careful though, we considered Hard Rock Massage to be our choice, simply because we are staying in Hard Rock Hotel! It is a fusion of global massage style that includes a delicious ear reflexology utilizing a blend of Swedish and Balinese massage using a sunflower based oil. As per the premium spa customary treatment, we were served with a cup of warm ginger tea prior the treatment.

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

We were arranged in a private room for our spa treatment. The room was spacious, and attached with a private bathroom. Your belongings can be kept in the special drawer designated for it. The cozy ambiance gives you a chance to wind down yourself.

I actually enjoyed of having an attached private bathroom in the private room as the we do not have to undergo the awkward and uncomfortable feeling of wearing the designated undergarments to the bathroom located elsewhere in the spa. 

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

After that, what you need to do is just lay down and relax, then let the expert masseuse does her job. The masseuse was real skillful and attentive to details. It begun with the leg parts, where the masseuse skillfully and gently stroking our fatigue muscles with the massage oil to give a thorough relaxation to the protein filaments and myosin. When the masseuse continued the therapy to the stiffen shoulder and shoulder blade, it was a real refreshment. We particularly enjoyed when the masseuse even focus on every of our finger, considering our fingers were strained too, contributed by the prolong usage of keyboard.

We can feel the depth of the strength they exert in a comfortable way during the massage. Moreover, they were extremely careful when I told them to avoid my wrist area because I had an inflammation there, and I was glad my masseuse was attentive to my request and exercise extra precaution when massaging my hand and wrist area.

After the massage was done, the masseuse wiped the excess oil leftover on our body using a clean towel and made us real comfortable when putting on our clothes. Our muscles were totally restored to its relax state after the one hour therapy, and how I wish we could enjoy it for a 2 hours session.

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Do try the very unconventional Rhythm and Motion treatment at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the first one in Asia to live up with the Rock Spa's name. The fully immersive music-centra spa treatment utilized amplified vibrations from the massage bed, pressure and patterns as the foundation of the treatment. This unique rhythmic massages takes you through a massage with bass vibrations ripple thorugh the massage table, and the treble beats comes from the above, sending pulses through your nerve and muscles to energize and revitalize you. 

However, there is only a massage table designated for such treatment. Thus, secure the booking fast! 

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

If you a more of a natural person, go for the outdoor massage where you can enjoy the treatment and listen to the gentle waves hitting the shores. Fret not about privacy as the treatment is conducted in a private bungalow with fences and gates. A small pool or bath is located at the side shall you need to bath first prior treatment.

In our first thought, we wanted to have the treatment at outdoor settings, like making ourself feel more natural and also a different experience. Unfortunately the private bungalows were unavailable. Too bad, next time perhaps?

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Medicure and Pedicure Room
For ladies, do come over here and enjoy a medicure or pedicure to pamper yourself.

Rock Spa is also the very few spas in Penang that offers treatment for the kids, with varied options such as yummy fruit facial, Strawberry Foot Massage , Bubble Gum Body Scrub and a few more treatment. Even by seeing the names the kids will get intrigued we believe! 

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable massage, and one of the massage we went through so far (Of course, 5 star rating given by the ministry!). It exceeded my expectations totally and we will definitely come back again.

Rock Spa Operating Hours: 9 am – 9 pm (Daily)
Call +604 8868 071 for reservation
E-mail: spa.penang@hardrockhotels.net
or fill out our online reservation form.
Note: 2 days advance booking is required.

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