KAJANG, 5 Dec 2008: Women looking for a way to relax, invigorate or pamper themselves without paying a hefty sum should try the spa and beauty salon of the Kajang Women’s Prison.
Opened today, the salon offers hair dressing, sauna, facial and body treatment, body and foot massages, and hot stone treatment (for post natal women).
Kajang Women’s Prison director, Asst Commissioner Zainab Pardi, said the salon’s special package priced between RM85 and RM165 was 40% lower than the market price.
She said the idea was mooted by Prison Department director-general, Commissioner General Datuk Mustafa Osman, to entice female members of the public to try out the services which until recently were provided in the prison.
The new salon, which is located next to the prison, cost the department RM75,000, she told reporters at the opening of the salon by the Association of Women Staff and Wives of Malaysian Civil Servants (Puspanita) president, Puan Sri Wan Noorlina Wan Hussin.
The salon opens from 8am to 5pm daily, and customers are advised to make prior appointment for the services.
“The salon is managed by three prison staff with the help of seven trained prisoners,” Zainab said, adding that customers’ safety was assured as the “therapists’ were serving time for minor offences.
She was confident that the salon could increase its revenue from RM5,000 monthly when it was based in the prison.
“Sixty per cent of the profit goes to the government and the rest to the prisoners,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Prisons Department called on the public to donate toys, babies’ apparel and diapers for prisoners’ children up to three years old. — Bernama