Are you looking for a little pick-me-up? Recharge and rejuvenate with these luxury spa treatments like a relaxing hot stone or aromatherapy massage. They’re especially great if you’re feeling a bit achey or jet lagged, but you don’t really need an excuse either way. Drop a hint for Mother’s day or your birthday, grab some girlfriends for a ladies’ spa day or book a couple’s pampering sesh. Go on…you deserve it!
#1 ESPA Personalised Massage, $250 (90 minutes)
Located on the fifth floor of Grand Hyatt Singapore, Damai Spa offers a selection of beauty and wellness treatments that incorporate Chinese, Malay, Indian and European culture spa techniques. Spoil yourself with a personalised massage, which includes a detailed consultation where your therapist will determine the most suitable tailored massage for you, choosing from aromatherapy, hot stone, deep muscle and Swedish. First you’re wrapped in a soft robe, then seated in a massage area where your feet are bathed in warm water. After breathing in a range of signature scents from the ESPA range, you get to choose your favourite one for the session ahead! The award-winning treatment is also available as a shorter, 60-minute massage. But, if time is not an issue, while away the rest of the afternoon at the in-house facilities, which includes gorgeous pools and saunas.
Don’t miss: The all-new spa credit programme ($900), which gets you five 90-minute face or body treatments and other year-long benefits, including day passes to the steam room, dry sauna, cold plunge and jacuzzi.
#2 La Rejuvination, $138 (60 minutes)
La Source provides a much-needed respite from busy city life, with spacious treatment rooms and a hair salon that uses premium products by Kérastase. Whether you’ve just done an intense workout or you’ve had a stressful work week, the signature deep tissue massage is the perfect treatment for putting you into a blissful mood. Sink into relaxation with slow deep strokes that release tension in the deeper layers of the muscles. Combined with lymphatic drainage, the restorative massage leaves you with a refreshed body and younger, smoother-looking skin. If you liked what your therapist used, you can shop the whole range of products, too. The boutique spa uses its in-house 100 percent natural skincare line, INNI by La Source, which is free of parabens, mineral oils, additives, preservatives and artificial fragrances.
Psst… La Source offers a great variety of massages, including the popular pre-natal option ($138 for 60 minutes) for expecting mums.
#3 Hot Lapis Stone Massage, $200 (60 minutes)
This therapeutic and rejuvenating massage at The Ritz-Carlton Spa uses warm lapis stones, as well as moderate to deep pressure to soothe aching muscles. The session kicks off with you choosing your preferred ESPA massage oil – Soothing or Energising. This is followed by a gentle breathing exercise to relax the mind and body by placing handpicked conch shells next to the ears, with the aim to immerse you in the deep sounds of the sea. After which, the treatment commences with the chosen massage oil combined with massage strokes incorporating warm lapis lazuli stones, which help to alleviate tired muscles, strengthen the neck and enhance mental function. At the end of the massage, conch shells are once again placed next to the ears to gently conclude the treatment with this breathing exercise. Want more massage time? Opt for an extra 30 minutes by topping up $80!
#4 Oriental Essence Massage, $270 (90 minutes)
This popular treatment at the Mandarin Oriental is designed for the tired traveller or stressed executive. You can leave behind your worries as the spa’s skilled therapists massage away the tension around the neck and shoulder areas using the exclusive Quintessence oil blended with ginger, uplifting mandarin and frankincense. Our top tip for maximised bliss? Arrive an hour before your appointment to enjoy the spa’s revitalising experience showers and dry sauna. Then, after your treatment, round it off with some light healthy refreshments and tea at the lounge. If you’re visiting with your other half, make the experience extra special by opting for a couple’s treatment in one of the spa’s suites. We’ve got our eye on the Suite Romance for Two ($1020), a pampering experience that spans almost three hours.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
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