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Address: 176 Orchard Road, #02-28 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843 Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-9PM | Weekends and Public Holidays: 10.30AM-8PM Telephone: 6737 8488 Website.
Of course, no Japanese experience is complete without having some Japanese cuisine. Head to the on-site Yunomori Cafe for some signature dishes such as Curry Rice ($16.80) .
Sip on tea after your massage Image credit: @mochabb.
11. Tang Dynasty Wellness Spa – Chinese-style spa at Bugis.
There’s a beautiful onsen tucked away in Singapore surrounded by lush greenery and rocks – and it’s housed in Ikeda Spa . Here you can choose to relax in a public bath or opt for single baths. Alternatively, couples can book a romantic couple suite to enjoy the experience in private.
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911 Opening hours: 9AM-10.30PM Telephone: 6506 6896 Website.
Other treatments include a Scalp Massage ($45/15mins) , a Body Detox Mineral Mud Wrap ($200/hour) , facials and waxing. Each treatment room is styled to look like a hotel room, with a standalone bathtub. But instead of a bed for sleeping are a set of treatment beds. There’s also a floor-to-ceiling window that’ll let plenty of natural light in.
Check out their full list of outlets on their website.
Address: 14 Liang Seah Street Singapore 189035 Opening hours: Open 24 hours Telephone: 6252 0111 Website.
Note: All prices accurate at time of writing and are subject to change by company.
Damai Spa is located at Grand Hyatt, so you know to expect a massage that ticks all the boxes. At first glance, the decor in the treatment rooms are reminiscent of Grand Hyatt’s hotel rooms, but look a little closer and you’ll notice stone walls and plants that exude a garden retreat vibe. The facilities here include a hot and cold plunge pool, sauna and steam rooms.
5. Green Apple Spa – free movie screenings.
Address : 80 Bras Basah Road Fairmont, 189560 Opening hours: Daily: 7AM-10PM Telephone: 6431 5600 Website.
Kids aged 4-14 years can have an Anti-Stress Massage $51.36/30mins , which includes a soothing back and feet massage using botanical oil.
You can even choose the massage technique you prefer – from tapping to squeezing, rubbing and applied pressure. Plus, their outlet stays open 24 hours so feel free to drop by any time.
Each Healing Touch outlet is situated near an MRT which makes getting there a breeze. The prices here are affordable too, and you can pick from treatments such as the Bojin Orthopaedic Massage ($75/hour) to treat all sorts of chronic aches and pains, Chi Nei Tsang Anti-Ageing Massage ($100/hour) or their basic Oil Free Thai Fusion Massage ($55/hour) and Deep Tissue Massage ($55/hour) .
Check out their other outlets on their website.
22. Imperial Apple Spa – free hot stone therapy with any treatment.
Bring your lover along and pay a collective price of $258 . Alternatively, opt for their facials or Traditional Chinese Medicine .
You’ll have a chair that’s large enough to fit 2 people all to yourself while you receive your foot massages. Plus, with relatively affordable treatment prices and multiple outlets around Singapore that operate till the wee hours of the morning, there really isn’t anything to complain about.
For $80 , you can enjoy entry into the communal Hinoki Onsen Bath. There’s a wallpaper of snow-capped Mount Fuji on the wall, along with faux Japanese-style windows to complete your experience.
Purchase any treatment with a minimum duration of 1 hour, and you’ll get to check out their mud pool and galaxy steam rooms. Take a dip in their pool that’s fitted with a beautiful waterfall – grab some floaties, lay back and soak up that Vitamin D.
OD Wellness Neil Road Address: 49 Neil Road, Singapore 088828 Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 11AM – 1AM Telephone: 6220 9989 Website.
If you’re looking to revitalise your body, consider their body massages such as the Aromatherapy Massage ($79/hour) or the Balinese Massage ($79.60/hour) .
HEAVENLY SPA, THE WESTIN SINGAPORE.
Still, if you know where to look, there are a number of spas within the city centre where you can check yourself in for some me-time when the going gets tough. You could easily drop by for a quick one-hour lunchtime recharge. But to make the most out of your spa splurge, we suggest booking an evening session and skipping out of the office just a little earlier than you normally would.
The spa offers Singapore-exclusive treatments such as the 2h15min-long Locally-Inspired Wellness Retreat, which includes a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) consultation, warm amethyst crystal massage, body scrub and massage.
Body treatments may feel oh so good, but your face also deserves some TLC in between no-fuss trips to the dermatologist’s clinic. Porcelain Signatures, located at Guoco Tower, is known for its luxurious and effective facials that feature cutting edge technology. The flagship outlet of this homegrown beauty salon includes indulgent touches such as memory foam mattresses, smartphone charging points and private consultation rooms.
Its award winning signature Heavenly Massage is all that and more. This ingenious treatment starts with a heated compress to allow back muscles to relax while the therapist massages your legs. The flowing Swedish massage strokes are so relaxing, you might just find yourself drifting to sleep, like I did. The spa’s white tea oil, which has anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties, absorbs quickly without feeling sticky to leave your skin soft and well-moisturised.
PORCELAIN SIGNATURES, GUOCO TOWER.
It might be a bit of a missed opportunity, but luxury spas are few and far between in Singapore’s city centre. After all, there’s nothing quite like nipping off for a fancy body scrub or relaxing massage for a temporary escape from the bustle of corporate life.
Post-treatment, head to the inner lounge for tea and some nutritious snacks to luxuriate in your spa glow before you head back into the buzz of the city.
Located on the 35th storey of The Westin Singapore, stepping into the spacious, light-filled Heavenly Spa will immediately mentally transport you light years away from the daily stresses of work. If possible, arrive at least 30 minutes early to enjoy the spa facilities, which include an aromatherapy steam bath and a heated whirlpool, where you can sit back and enjoy the view of Singapore’s cityscape.
The pampering 150-minute Royal Banyan treatment combines both Eastern and Western massage techniques to improve blood circulation and ease muscle aches. This session also includes a jade face massage and therapeutic herbal bath. The spa also offers an exclusive Harmony Banyan treatment that includes a massage conducted by two therapists in unison, an orchid body scrub and your choice of facial. This whopper of a treatment lasts for 210 minutes, so save this for when you can afford a half-day off.
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Here are five of the best spas in and around the CBD for a recharge session – because you deserve it.
With these indulgent spas located just a short stroll away from most office buildings in the city centre, there’s no excuse why you shouldn’t escape for some self care once in a while.
SPA PODS, SIX SENSES MAXWELL.
Its Beespoke Honey Facial, exclusively available at this outlet, is highly recommended to revitalise dull, tired skin. The 90-minute session includes cryotherapy to stimulate circulation (ask your therapist to switch on the heating pad on the mattress so you don’t feel too cold) and red LED light therapy to stimulate skin’s collagen production. The session also includes an invigorating Shiatsu facial massage to lift and tone facial muscles and a shoulder massage to gently get rid of tension. The result: A radiant, glowing complexion.
Located just a stone’s throw away from offices in the Marina Bay area, going to tourist hotspot Marina Bay Sands almost feels like you’re on a staycation. Check out the Banyan Tree Spa at MBS, the homegrown luxury resort chain’s first venture in Singapore, which offers its signature Asian-inspired treatments combined with the use of natural herbs, spices and aromatic oils.
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BANYAN TREE SPA, MARINA BAY SANDS.
Westin Singapore's Heavenly Spa Couple Room. (Photo: Westin)
SW1 SPA, OUE DOWNTOWN GALLERY.
Six Senses Maxwell has just launched Spa Pods, the brand’s first foray into offering a spa within its urban hotels. While the five treatment rooms are smaller compared to those that pampered jetsetters are used to (hence its moniker), the top-notch service, excellent therapists and all-encompassing treatments remain exactly the same.
Those who prefer their spa treatments to be paired with some medical aesthetic benefits will find a happy balance at the SW1 Spa at OUE Downtown Gallery, which is founded by prominent aesthetics doctor Low Chai Ling. The cutting edge medical-grade facials and body treatments here aren’t as clinical as a visit to a doctor’s office but provide results that go beyond a traditional scrub and mask.
Desk-bound workaholics with stiff necks, shoulders and backs may want to splash out for the 90-minute Deep Tissue massage. The therapist uses strong Chinese tuina-style massage strokes to work the deeper muscle layers and trigger points. Yes, you should expect a certain amount of discomfort during the massage, but there’s nothing quite like the immediate relief that you will feel. Of course, you can always ask the therapist to reduce the pressure if necessary. After the treatment, you are led to one of two private relaxation rooms where you can sit back in a reclining lounger and soak in healing sound vibrations for a complete restoration of mind and body. Bliss!