There’s no better time than today – to take a breather and treat yourself to one of these relaxing massages in Singapore. We reviewed a couple of great massages places in Singapore, see what we had to say.
Kelly Oriental Singapore
This is unlike most spa massages in Singapore. Upon entering, for example, there’s a whole table showcasing the homemade Chinese remedies that are used during clients’ facials and massages. The salon specialises in lesser-known spa services such as Moxibustion, Tibet’s Eat Therapy, and Multi-Stone Abdominal Massage. I had a hunch the Lymphatic Drainage Massage I was about to experience would be an immersive one!
I was right; this isn’t a treatment designed for relaxation. My masseuse kneaded deep into my trouble spots such as my shoulders and traps (which I have poor posture and intense circuit training to thank for!). She even performed some scraping and cupping, along with the use of a wooden rolling pin carved with ridges to truly get into every nook and cranny.
As this was my first cupping experience, it wasn’t the most pleasant, but the relief I felt after was unlike any other massage I’ve undergone. I was sore the next day, but I noticed a “looseness” in my back muscles that I had not felt in a long time. I have to commend my masseuse on her powerful hands; she’s certainly not one to go easy on you.
The service at Kelly Oriental is impeccable and professional and I’ve heard people find the massages here so relaxing that some book half a day’s worth of salon services while they’re here! Perhaps that will be on the cards for me one day.
– Zawani Abdul Ghani
Beauty Mums & Babies
This was my first visit to Beauty Mums & Babies; 10 months post-partum and I was in dire need of a back and shoulder massage! Tucked away at the end of the hall was a brightly lit wellness centre with staff ready to welcome me as I arrived.
I was chaperoned to one of the cosily lit treatment rooms for my deep-tissue massage with Anna, my therapist for the day. I appreciated that the room had a sink and mirror for cleansing my face or touching up my makeup after the session. The massage was perfect; Anna used just the right amount of pressure to remove the knots in my back. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep halfway through – and I never do that during massages! BMB is a one-stop wellness centre for mums.
It’s interesting to note that they provide quite an array of services; for example. Alongside the pre- and post-natal massages, there are facials available, and you’ll even find professional and certified lactation consultants and therapists who can help you on your breastfeeding journey – indeed a very unique feature of this massage salon in Singapore. It’s safe to say that I’ll be back for another session once I’m feeling tension in my back and shoulders again!
– Siti Shahirah
After months of staying at home, my back was stiff and sore. I had a headache at the end of each day and could feel my shoulders slumped forward like a cartoon character.
Normally when I go for a massage, I’d tell the therapist I want them to focus on my back, and not to worry too much about the arms and legs. They’d usually smile politely and then proceed to do their standard massage, maybe with a bit of extra pressure on the neck and shoulders. But not Janey from Trimmings. After washing my feet and doing some diagonal Thai-style back stretching beneath a towel, she worked her way up and down my back with a beautiful Aveda anti-stress oil blend using her elbows, forearms and knuckles. She had a cunning knack for finding every knot and popping muscle I had.
During the hour-long massage, she took around 10 minutes at the end to make sure my arms and legs didn’t feel neglected. She said I would hurt that evening and I did, but I felt fantastic the next day! I had more of a therapeutic massage, but you can ask for an aromatherapy version instead if you just want to relax.
– Danielle Rossetti
The Face Place
Cleverly combining two popular pamper treats into one, the facial massage at this city retreat is one worth booking on the regular. Located on the 12th floor and overlooking the colours and curves of Clarke Quay and the Singapore River, The Face Place’s private loft offers an intimate and tranquil space to truly unwind and shake off the week’s tension.
The treatment begins with a double cleanse, including an exfoliating lavender scrub and steam machine to open up the pores. Following a light yet thorough extraction, the skin undergoes a high-frequency treatment to kill off any bacteria before the massage begins. Using a combination of traditional and modern methods, trained hands target the acupoints and meridians of the face. Using rosehip and geranium oil, Bojin and Guasha methods are applied to improve circulation, reduce puffiness and relieve tension.
Following this, a vitamin C mask is applied to nourish the skin, whilst a shoulder and neck massage relieves any residual tension. Finally, a layer of pure aloe vera gel is applied whilst a micro-current machine delivers a low-grade electrical current that engages and tones muscles to enhance and lift facial contours. All this, whilst you zone in and out of consciousness in a state of bliss.
The treatment ends with an application of hyaluronic acid serum and sunblock before you step foot back into the big city!
– Leanda Rathmell
Chez Moi De Beaute
Located in Far East Plaza, this beauty salon has been in the business for a whopping 30 years! Led by a mother-daughter duo, Chez Moi De Beaute is popular for its affordable beauty treatments, such as facials and slimming treatments. I’ve been to the salon on a couple of occasions, and each time I go I’m impressed by how clean and cosy they keep the space. The warm and professional service is another big draw for regulars who frequent the spot.
Originally from the land of massages, Thailand, my therapist Nok executed long and deep strokes starting with my stiff shoulders and back. She focused on the areas of tension, kneading away the built-up knots with the perfect amount of pressure. There wasn’t a point in time when I had to request a change in pressure – it was spot on! One word to sum up the hour-long session: bliss.
The next time I return, I might just sign up for the package ($480, seven sessions), which works out to be an even better deal! But if you’re strapped for time, consider popping in for a 30-minute back massage ($48) as a quick and relaxing massage fix.
– Anthia Chng
We hope you like this roundup of massage places in Singapore! Now check out our favourite facials.
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