I can’t think of a more perfect way to de-stress than to lose myself in reinvigorating therapy. If you’re keen on taking some time off your hectic schedule to pamper yourself, head down to Caribbean Spa at Capri by Fraser in Changi.
The first thing that jumped out at me was how classy and minimalist the interior decor was. The staff were also so hospitable right from the start and I was served Gryphon Tea Company‘s chamomile tea along with a packet of Lotus biscoff biscuit.
I was going for the Signature Caribbean Experience Full Body Massage (60 minutes) so I got to select the massage oils, the preferred pressure and massage type.
Caribbean Spa also provides 30-minute treatments (Neck and Shoulder Massage, Foot Massage and Power Nap) under the Lunch Express and that is exactly what you need to rejuvenate if you’re a busy workaholic.
This impressive and lovely sample display is there to help you fill in your form.
I took a whiff of each scent and selected Lavender over Frankincense and Lemongrass because it smelled the most appealing to me. All the essential oils have benefits that will help you relax, so it is all up to personal preference.
Apart from the type of oil used, I had to decide on the intensity of the massage. I opted for the pressure to be soft and picked Soothing Swedish for the massage type since I have low pain tolerance.
If you’re not a weakling like me and have aching muscles, you should try the Deep Tissue Sports Massage. It is a signature treatment that is meant to optimise your body’s performance.
Here’s a lowdown on some key treatments that you can opt for at Caribbean Spa:
If you’re going for a Royal Rejuvenating Bath (30 minutes), the options for bath foams are honey and milk as well as olive and fig. Both choices sound and smell wondrous.
You can also try the Body Scrub. Remove dead skin cells and impurities from your body with the scrubs available— Muscat Rose, Argan Oil & Fig as well as Cranberry & Cloudberry. A body scrub exfoliates and cleanses your skin leaving you feeling fresh and your skin revitalised!
The treatments mentioned above will be conducted in a room with a jacuzzi tub. My room was one such room and the ambiance was amazing. There was a candle burning at the corner of the room and even a television for entertainment during your bath.
I was instructed to change into one of the disposable underwear provided, wrap myself with a towel and lie face down on the massage bed.
I loved how wooden ornaments were hung on the door handles to indicate that the room is occupied.
Lying on a comfortable massage bed with a skilled therapist smoothing out all the knots in my back… I dozed off soon enough. I thoroughly enjoyed the massage and loved that my skin did not feel excessively oily.
Once you’re done with your first treatment, place your belongings in the lockers for a peace of mind and you are now ready for the sauna and steam room!
Unwind in Caribbean Spa’s traditional Finnish sauna made from aspen wood to help improve blood circulation and relieve muscle soreness. You get to relax while losing weight and boosting your body’s metabolism!
If the Sauna Room is not hot enough for you, you can pour water on the oven to increase the heat.
There is a really nifty hour glass timer that you can use to make sure that you don’t overstay in the Sauna Room. Too much of anything is always counterproductive, you see.
Next, head over to the Steam Room which is just next door. This room aids in weight loss and removal of toxins from your body.
The thing about these rooms is that having a gal pal or two will make the experience more entertaining so when you book your appointment, be sure to rope in your family or friends!
After you’re done relaxing in the Sauna and Steam Rooms, you can enjoy a shower using Malin+Goetz body and hair products. This brand’s quality products are made with natural ingredients and will definitely be beneficial to your skin.
I had to brave the long journey from the West to the East and I would say that it was totally worth it. If you’re in need of some down time, what are you waiting for? The treatments at Caribbean Spa will immerse you in a holistic wellness experience so check them out and book your appointment today!
Prices: Packages range from S$38 – S$98 (See full listing here)