Spas, ah…it’s what we ladies need more often than we think we do. A good spa session will re-energise us to scale to greater heights, assume our superwomen roles at home and *ahem* at work too.
We can always pour ourselves a drink or two to temporarily take our minds off the stresses of this world, but I’d still prefer the occasional massage bed with a masseuse smoothing out all the knots in the back, while being lost in a quiet world filled with aromatic, reinvigorating therapy that can only do good to our health.
Here’s a Singapore Spa list I’ve compiled (ranging from the most expensive to the cheapest), nothing’s over S$70, so honey, you don’t have to rob the bank to pamper yourself. It’s well-deserving, go ahead and indulge.
10. Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Sumimasen I need the Onsen! Yunomori Onsen is the very first authentic Onsen spa out of Japan, opening its first branch in Singapore.
Located in Kallang Wave mall, this is my new favourite haunt currently. At just S$68 you’d get a relaxing hot bath, and a 30-minute head or neck and shoulder massage. Now, that’s what I call a complete spa package.
Not good enough of a deal? Psst, a 1-for-1 (S$38+) free Onsen entry is going on from now till 16 Nov 2016, every Monday to Wednesday (7:00 PM – 11:00 PM). Grab a bff and run there today!
Address: 1 Stadium Place #02-17/18, Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628 | Tel: 6386 4126 / 6385 7985 | Website | Facebook | Opening Hours : 10AM – 11 PM (Daily)
9. Hands + Feet Studio
Hands + Feet Studio is the epitome of a hipster spa in Singapore, decked in white brick walls and hanging lights to illuminate the space — I mean, can they get any more hobo than being the first to carry vegan-friendly, and non-toxic nail lacquer by Ginger + Liz and Coat?
Guests can choose to be pampered in The Paint Room to get their nails done all fancy, or have their body relaxed at The Gallery Space where you can appreciate tasteful art pieces by Asian artists while getting a massage. That’s not all to the hipster haunt, indie magazines are provided while you have your tired feet kneaded.
For 60 minutes of Total Relaxation you’d get a full body massage at S$60, or Loosen Up ($40) with a 60-minute foot massage. Need a Quick Fix ($20)? the session relaxes your neck and shoulders in 20 minutes, it’s popular with the workaholics.
Address: 44 Siglap Drive, Singapore 456169 | Tel: 6448 7187 | Website | Facebook | Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm, Last appointment for massage: 9.00pm, Last appointment for nails: 7.30pm
8. Celestial Sanctuary Orchard Spa
Smack in the heart of Singapore’s bustling shopping district, Celestial Sanctuary Orchard Spa is competitively priced at S$58 (member) / $88 (non-member) for a 60 minutes body massage.
Up to four different types of messages to choose from, you could opt from a Swedish oil massage, Asian fusion oil massage, Balinese oil massage, or Shiatsu for an oil-free acupressure massage. Celestial Sanctuary also offers signature treatments like Deep Tissue Sports Treatment that will take care of aching muscles, or have two therapists work on getting you back to your body’s optimal performance.
Celestial Sanctuary opens till 3am, so you could pop by any time after a long day’s work, or when you’re ready to wind down after an entire day of retail therapy.
Address: 321 Orchard Road #03-00 Singapore Orchard Shopping Centre, Singapore 238866 | Tel: 6734 3633 | Website | Facebook | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 3AM (Daily)
7. Rule of Thumb
The rule of thumb to getting a good massage is having it at Rule of Thumb Sanctuary Spa. Body massages last for 60 mins, ranging from $55 – $130 (member), or from $60 (non-member). It’s been raved for its skillful therapists, soothing decor and welcoming ambience, priced competitively for a tranquilizing experience.
Rule of Thumb uses traditional Chinese cupping methods to revive your health — apart from the usual back and foot massages, you can be sure you’re in a pink of health after sessions of Kidney Care Therapy, Ovary Care Therapy, and Tummy Heat Therapy. Rarely heard off, these packages are comforting and relaxing.
Address: 289 Beach Road #01-01, Singapore 199552 | Tel: 6295 5000 | Website | Opening Hours: 10AM – 4AM, last appointment 3am (Daily)
6. Healing Touch Spa
With up to seven outlets all around Singapore, there’s no excuse to not visit Healing Touch. If you’re going there for the first time, head to its website and book an appointment under promotions and enjoy a Deep Tissue Massage at S$46+GST (usual S$58.85) for a one-time redeemable promo, or revitalize your skin with the Custom Facial Treatment S$58 (Usual S$240).
The other massages include Asian Fusion Massage, Thai Fusion Massage, and Shiatsu/Acupressure Massage, starting at $55+GST for an hour’s worth of kneading and relaxing those tensed and stiff muscles.
The next person who tells you there’s nothing to do in Singapore during the wee hours of the night, you can recommend them to Natureland for a massage. As with most spas that opens till late in this list, Natureland opens till 5am. A spot to hit up after a late night supper, or when you need help to relief the tensions that’s bogging you down.
Foot reflexology is priced at S$29.96 (member), S$34.24 (non-member); 4-in-1 Therapy – Head, Shoulder, Neck & Foot for S$34.24 (member), S$40.66 (non-member); 5-in-1 Therapy – Head, Shoulder, Neck, Hand & Foot for S$51.36 (member), S$58.85 (non-member). Body Therapy starts at S$58.85 (member), S$66.34 (non-member) for 60 minutes.
There’s also Tui Na and Gua Sha to remove your bad ‘qi’, which will put a halt to your complains about having an old bone.
Address: 11 Unity Street, #01-08/09, Roberston Walk, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995 (other outlets) | Tel: 6733 6780 | Facebook | Opening Hours: 10AM – 5AM
4. Belle Luna Spa
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese massage tool to promote blood circulation, whilst healing aliments like pain, stiffness, cough, and other illnesses. Interestingly at Bella Luna Spa, it replaces the usual scrapper with a bunch of chopsticks for its Chopstix Massage Therapy (S$62.06). An unconventional tool that yields the same results as its ancient origin.
Bella Luna Spa knows just how taxing the body can get during pregnancy, hence, providing expectant mums pre-natal messages (starting from S$51.36) to ease away the muscle tensions and aches at the back, arms and legs, from all that added weight from the baby.
You can follow up with post-natal therapy, starting from S$29.96 for massages for your baby, S$51.36 for cellulite reduction and tummy slimming sessions.
Address: 75 Tras Street, #01-01,Singapore 079014 | Tel: 6275 3818 | Website | Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 11am to 8:30pm, Saturday – 10am to 7:30pm, Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday
3. House of Traditional Javanese Massage & Beauty Care
House of Traditional Javanese Massage & Beauty Care is heavily decorated with batik and bamboo, reminiscent of the traditional houses in the hills of Bali, an instant seamless connection to nature.
Offering an extensive range of therapy and massages, its Signature full body treatments starts from S$45 (member), S$60 (non-member); while its 30 minutes head, shoulder, leg and hand massages are individually priced at S$25 (member), S$30 (non-member) for 30 minutes.
Natural ingredients and herbs are used to elevate your senses into a cloud of relaxation.
Address: List of locations | Website | Opening Hours: Daily including Sundays & Public Holidays 11.00am to 11.00pm
2. Imperial Spa
Be prepared to be pampered like royalty at Imperial Spa. Its packages come in options of half an hour (S$39), an hour (S$65), one and half hours (S$90), and two hours (S$120), so you can choose how long each session lasts according to your needs.
The 30 minutes treatments are a gem, especially with our hectic lifestyles, you could sneak away sometime during lunch or before a meeting to rejuvenate — indulge in Imperial Accu Pressure, getting all the vital points strengthened, Imperial Swedish or Imperial Javanese. These come with free body scrub and Imperial Hot stone on request within each session.
Address: 184 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229854 | Tel: 6635 7979 | Website | Opening Hours: 11am to 4am
1. Le Spa
“Le” is happy in Mandrin, Le Spa promises that you’ll end each massage session all refreshed and happy in your body, mind and soul. Its branch at Gemmil lane will delight the CBD office professionals, you could drop by even after a late night of working overtime as it opens 24 hours.
Le Authentic Body Massages is priced at S$38 for 30 minutes, these includes the Le Urban Fusion, Le Royal Balinese, and Le Classic Swedish Retreats. Of course, you could choose from one, one and half, to two hours sessions. Its opening promotion is currently running at S$38, each session is extended to 45 minutes, instead of the usual half an hour. Be quick to make use of this deal!