Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jakarta spa review : Mom n Jo

Why somehow i want to write about spa place? Because it is time to share all the ladies about this little heaven on earth, and i will start with my fav one.
A little bit background about me and spa, i was not interested at first. For me, salon is enough. hair creambath, hair spa, and so on.when i felt tired and need massage, i would just call "mbok pijat" to come to my house. Then the journey started 3months before i got married. I started looking for a special treatment on spa houses around Jakarta, and... wow. a good spa is really a little heaven on earth. seriously. Now i am addicted.
anyway, this post is about my experience at mom n jo
Mon n Jo's specialty is actually for mom and baby. They have this special treatment for pregnant women, after labor and babies. But when i went there, the spa in Darmawangsa square, this very nice lady, mbak Wulan, very helpfull explain about their service and she told me that their service is not only for pregnant women. I told her, "i'm getting married" and she started giving me all recomendation, even schedule. Like body scrubs 4 times every week, and on the last week ratus, wax, and so on. Then i set an appointment for me.
the waiting room at mom n jo Darmawangsa square
photo from momnjo.com
My first treatment was Body scrub, with oatmeal something. The treatment started with a warm-aromatic water for my feet, and the therapist gave a gentle massage on my feet. it was sooo relaxing. the sofa so comfortable, with relaxing instrument music and a nice aromatherapy smell all over the place.Then they took me to the treatment room, with a massage bed and shower. therapist left me there to take of my clothes and get ready, and she knocked before she came in. The body scrub treatment is nice.. i enjoyed it and fell in love straightaway. The smell, the light massage, so relaxing and really could make me forget all the problems out there. After body scrub, i took a shower there to rinse off the scrubs, and voilaaa!! smooooth skin.

Since then although i tried some other spa places, i kept coming back to mom n jo because i found it the best. the next weeks, i had more body scrub treatment, ratus, wax, facial, even  anti-cellulite massage. I was soo happy with their service that i decided to buy a gift voucher for me and my husband for after wedding day. I thought we will be so tired after all wedding preparation and wedding say itself, and a couple treatment at mom n jo would be perfect gift for us.
So i told mbak wulan about my idea, and she helped me choosing some treatment and make a gift voucher, which is nicely wrap with a thick envelope (not just a paper of voucher).

couple treatment:
body massage, boreh wrap, milk bath
this time my treatment was in of course, couple room, where there are 2 massage bed and... a bath tub!
Boreh wrap (from momnjo.com)
Discover the new you with our herbal Boreh wraps. Our boreh wraps consist of carefully selected herbs which work in synergy to detoxify your body, increase circulation, improve function of the kidneys, liver, lymphatic system, and intestines, and thus aid your body´ss natural cleansing process. The warmth will gently soothe your muscles into discover a new fabulous you.. This is an excellent complement with Lipomassage or a stand-alone treatment.80 minutes.

so they applied this special herb to our body, then wrap our body with special blanket, after a while, it got warm, and hotter.. it was like in sauna. lol. it smells like indonesian traditional herb, and it felt warm and nice.

next is..milk bath.
while we were lying down with boreh wrap, they prepared a milk bath for us, with candle around the bath. well, of course, first, it was really romantic. the bath also nice, not just the milky smell but the temperature, everything is just perfect.

last is a massage.
Deep Tissue Massages 80min
This deeply therapeutic massage will help to address locked muscle groups. Deep tissue kneading and muscle manipulation techniques are applied to release body tension and stress. Excellent for body toning, sculpting & after-exercise.

couple's room
photo from momnjo.com
there was this point when somehow during the massage me and my husband fell asleep. WOW, the massage was sooo relaxing. it was like the therapist released all the tense muscle and make us relax, body and soul. After the treatment we agreed that mom n jo massage is the best.and that's why only this one i remember the price (Rp.240.000)  and became my fav treatment here.

less than a year after that, i got pregnant. when i was 7months pregnant, i lived in Jakarta until after labor. Again, mom n jo became one of my favourite place in jakarta. Of course that time i tried a massgae for pregnant women;
Pre-Baby Bliss 80min
This ultra gentle massage is tailored to the special needs of expectant mothers. Using quality grade hypo-allergenic maternity oil, our therapist will concentrate on improving the circulation to legs and calves while easing tension in the lower back and neck.  
price = Rp.240.000

my comment, oh my God, every mom to be really deserve this.seriously, if you are pregnant, try this!!!!!!
7-9months pregnant when it was hard to sleep at night, pain on your back, waist, having this massage was just soooo nice and i felt like i wanted to have it everyday. lol. My sister said it's a little bit pricey though. i know, but i kept telling my self, i deserve this! lol. The technique is different for this massage. since i was pregnant with a big tummy, of course i didn't lay on my tummy. The therapist gave a massage while i lay on my side. so i went there every week until my last week of pregnancy. At that time they opened their branch in Brawijaya mother and children hospital. Small branch, ony one room. And since i joined the pregnancy exercise class there, once i tried mom n jo there. The service was same, but the place in darmawangsa is better.

Then i have a baby. so this time was my baby's turn! i took her to mom n jo when she was eight months for a baby massage.
price Rp.90,000
at that time their business was growing good. they rent more space in darmawangsa square, more treatment room, and new room for baby. At that time, 8months year old, my baby was not friendly with any stranger or new people. so at first she rejected the therapist when she was touching her. But after 5minutes massage, magically my baby was calm and in fact giving her arm to the therapist for more massage. hahaha.. she liked it!!!
baby's treatment room
photo from momnjo.com

this is my fav spa place. eventhough the price is a little bit higher than other spas around my neighbourhood, i kept coming back here just simple because they have the best massage. I don't know what makes it different and special, it's like the therapist there, they have this special technique that could really make me super relax and satisfied, that i often fell asleep during massage and i woke up feeling sorry for myself that i missed it! lol.

Now their business is growing even bigger. now they have their own place close to darmawangsa square, called "house of mom n jo". Now everytime i travelled to Jakarta, eventhough i am not pregnant and my baby is big now, i still keep coming back here for massage!

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