By: Carolyn Beasley; Photos by Capricorn Seakayaking, Kym Illman, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Mother’s Day may be a fleeting memory but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy ‘me time’ without it needing to be a red-letter day on the calendar. One of our favourite spas ticks all the boxes for serious time out: it’s warm and inviting, the service is impeccable and no matter what treatment you choose, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, our readers think so too – they voted Le Petit Spa in Tudor Court the Best Salon for Massage or Facial! The good news is, they’re opening another outlet: Le Petit Spa Prestige at Tanglin Mall.
While they’re situated next door to each other, the two spas offer different services: you can get your mani-pedis, foot reflexology, IPL facials, hair removal and body contouring treatments, and unisex massages at the original spa-salon; while the new premises offers Dermalogica facials (as well as products), spray tans and massage treatments that are tailored to the needs of women – especially mums – complete with a children’s play room that will keep the kids occupied as you enjoy a pampering treatment.
In keeping with the mum-friendly atmosphere, pre and post-natal massages are available for expectant mums to prepare their body and skin for childbirth and beyond. The luxurious and soothing massage is done with organic ginger oil (great for alleviating nausea) and the masseuses are trained to ensure gentle strokes help relieve any tension in the back and shoulders, while alleviating water retention from the legs.
New mums, on the other hand, can take a little time out from feeding and sleep schedules with a pampering post-natal massage that focuses on lymphatic drainage to help ease tension and bring muscles back into shape. Buggy parking is also available outside the Tanglin Mall spa!
But you don’t have to have recently delivered to check in at Le Petit Spa Prestige. Anyone can enjoy their Signature Aromatherapy, Back Relief or Bust and Décolleté Treatment, which helps shape and redefine the contours of the bust for a youthful and firmer décolleté.
Keen to give your skin some much-needed attention? It doesn’t get better than a Dermalogica facial. Each treatment starts with a detailed set of questions including your hormonal cycle (because we all know how that time of the month wreaks havoc with our skin) and how often you exercise. After this initial consultation, your therapist will cleanse your skin and start the brand’s signature face mapping technique.
During face mapping, your face is divided into different parts and every inch of the skin on your face is examined through touch and sight. Your therapist will make a note on a treatment sheet of concerns like congestion, dehydration, breakouts, pigmentation and visible pores.
Using this revealing, individualised information, your therapist will suggest an Age Smart Multi-Vitamin Treatment, Breakout Control Treatment, Skin Brightening Treatment or the Ultra Calming Desensitising Treatment, among others. Your prescription sheet then serves as a record for subsequent visits and allows you to track the improvement in your skin as well.
It’s not always easy to wedge a spa treatment into a hectic family schedule, but Le Petit Spa Prestige makes it easy to take some time out for yourself by offering massages, facials, grooming services – as well as a safe space to leave the kids – all under one roof. We’re already marking out spa dates in our calendars.
And you should too because Le Petit Spa Prestige is offering 50 percent off Dermalogica facials and the 60-minute Signature Aromatherapy Massage at $78 (UP $120) only. All you have to do text Name_Phone_Le Petit 50% to 90065725 to make your appointment.