We do owe it to ourselves to have our pockets of calm, personal time-outs just to relax so that we can re-collect and re-energise ourselves. And, it’s best to take that much-needed break elsewhere if you’ve either been where working from home or whiling away weekends cooped up indoors. If you have the time and resources to spare, why not spend a couple of hours (or even a whole day) at a spa? You can melt away a tensed-up body through massage, clean up and beautify through facials, and ease your mind through relaxing spa rituals. Make today your spa day and de-stress at any of these 3 oases for the mind, body and soul.
Having been in the business of beauty and well-being for decades, Atos Wellness offers a whole suite of different experiences for every type of spa-goer. Luckily, its offerings are categorised simply for ease-of-choice; face, body or spa services, under which, are treatments grouped according to type. For instance, under face services, there are facials grouped under “regular facial for rejuvenation”, “moisturising facials”, “age-defying facials”, “facial slimming & tightening” and “lightening facial”.
Our picks from each service: The super quick but ultra luxurious 15-minute Flexi Luxe Facial (under “moisturising facials”) uses 99.9% colloidal gold flakes and a mask with 70 LED lights to help with firmness and radiance; the 60-minute Turkish Sensorial Delight Body Therapy (a “wellness” body treatment) brings together light rhythmic manual lymphatic massage, essential oils, deep sea salt and ostrich feathers to unwind knotted-up bodies; and the Boreh Treatment (one of the “premium spa therapies”) is a “gourmet” experience, what with the use of ginger, star anise, galangal, kunyit, Javanese ginger and pale turmeric spices blended into a paste that’s used as a body wrap to aid in skin detoxification, blood circulation and relief from headaches and rheumatism. Just take note – Atos Wellness is in the midst of completing a consolidation of its spa studios and services (including new hair salon treatments!) so do look up its site or call its tele-concierge to find out the latest deets and prices.
BONUS: SAFRA members get to enjoy either the 60-minute Hydrate & Refresh Face Spa (worth $180) or the 60-minute Balance & Boost Body Massage (worth $180) for $38 each at Atos Wellness. Click here for more information.
Sri Bayu Spa Zen Odyssey
Established in 2005, this spa is all about health, finding balance and caring for your well-being, through traditional therapies for the face and body. Here, the services are sorted into body massages, facial treatments, foot massages and mind therapy treatments. If your hard-working body needs some TLC, then choose from the spa’s offering of almost every kind of renowned massage out there: pick from aromatherapy, Swedish, Balinese, Tui Na, deep tissue, hot stone, kidney or even a ginger wrap with head massage (from $35 for 30 minutes and up; prices depending on treatment). There’s even a Couple Aromatherapy + Classic Milk Jacuzzi Bath that comes with a free drink and a snack (90 minutes, $198) and special ladies-only treatments such as Womb Care massage (60 minutes, $75), and prenatal and post-natal massages (60 minutes, $78; and from $90 for 75 minutes and up, respectively).
For facials, have your tension and stress wrinkles kneaded out from your mien with the Bo Jin OR RF Facial (90 minutes, $155) or Gua Sha Facial (90 minutes, $95). A simple foot massage can be had from just $10 (for 15 minutes) and up, or find your peace zone within with a Hypotherapy + Aromatherapy (105 minutes, $360) or Psychotherapy + Aromatherapy (105 minutes, $260) mind relaxation session. And, if you really want to spoil yourself, fork out a little more and opt to have add-on treatments such as eyebrow reshaping, ear candling, cupping and Gua Sha/Fu Yang Guan heated therapy stacked along with your main spa sesh.
The Spa by The Ultimate
Haven, nature, calm, luxury; these are the key words associated with The Spa by The Ultimate. For one, the spa is ensconced within the eco-themed SAFRA Punggol. Secondly, you can view the riverine panorama surrounding the club house through the spa’s wide-panelled, floor-length windows. Lastly, the services offered here are plentiful, restful and divine. Expect to be pampered head to toe here. To start, for facials, opt for any of its Signature Face Spas – Mi Er Hydrating, Oxy Bright or Aroma Touch (from $105 for 60 minutes and up; prices depending on treatment) – or its Greece Facial Experiences such as Gold Lifting, Pearl Beauty or Fruits Stemcell (90 minutes, $190).
Have a specific bodily concern? There are Eye Rejuvenation and Neck Rejuvenation Treatments (from $100 for 40 minutes and up; prices depending on treatment), as well as add-on body treatments such as Pain Relief Therapy (20 minutes, $80), Navel Candling Therapy (30 minutes, $45) and Ba Guan or cupping (20 minutes, $58). Just want to relax your whole being? Then its Signature Body Rituals (from $85 for 60 minutes and up; prices depending on treatment) are what you need; pick from its selection of Aromatherapy, Swedish, Shiatsu, Javanese or Tui na massages. And, the one suite of specialty beauty services that you might want to try? Its Cellec Hair Removal and waxing services, where you can get everything from your upper lip and chin, to your legs and back, cleaned up for the weekend and beyond (from $15 for 15 minutes and up; prices depending on treatment).
BONUS: SAFRA members get to enjoy a 60-minutes choice of massage (Swedish, Shiatsu or Javanese) for $48 (U.P. $95), and a 10% discount on selected services at The Spa by The Ultimate. Click here for more information.
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