On a recent trip to Bali, I took full advantage of the multitude of inexpensive massage establishments. Unfortunately, one such establishment did such a good ‘job’ on me that, two days later I could barely move. On returning to Langkawi,
I was bent-out-of shape and knew the only place to fix the problem would be
5 Elements in Pantai Tengah.
By appearance, the average person (like me) might think 5 Elements was
just another spa, but 5 Elements actually has several unique services within
a spa-like environment: Serene, quiet and peaceful.
When I first moved to Langkawi, new acquaintances told me about Felicitas Koppers’ magic with feet. ‘Feli’ (the owner of 5 Elements) is a licensed chiropodist, (foot doctor) trained in Germany and given the seal of approval
by the Malaysian Ministry of Health!
Not only can she make your feet smooth and attractive, she can ‘doctor’ the sensitive feet of diabetics, the elderly and people taking blood thinners.
And! she is the ONLY Chiropodist on the Island of Langkawi. Whether for
health or beauty, she is indeed the one to go to in Langkawi.
In addition to my new chiropody experience, I was also introduced to acupuncture. As a western medical professional, I was always a bit skeptical
of this alternative medical treatment. But again, new Langkawi friends highly recommended this option for my occasional back pain.
Azam at 5 Elements has several techniques he uses depending on one’s particular needs. With a pre-massage assessment and some well placed
(painless) needles, I have become a believer in the virtues of acupuncture.
He also has a great sense of humor, which I greatly appreciate.
Not that I would trust just anyone who claims to be a trained acupuncturist,
but in this case? Absolutely. He also trained with the reknowned, Professor Dr. Shamsudeen .
So when Team 5 Elements suggested I try their acupuncture facelift, I didn’t even think twice about it. An affordable non-surgical option to improve my appearance? Absolutely! I can tell you that it works and I highly recommend
it if you’re in need of a little ‘lift’.
5 Elements also offers real reflexology, (which is Sondra’s specialty) and
full and half- body massage, but also other natural treatments. From aromatherapy and cupping to moxibustion and iridology, they have
You won’t find this full selection of services anywhere in Langkawi that I know of, except 5 Elements. And honestly, just walking through their door makes me feel better, because they’re just those kind of people. I highly recommend it.