If you want to treat yourself to a little TLC and feel truly spoilt and pampered, Singapore offers loads of fabulous options! Whether you want to go all out and visit one of the many luxurious spas, pop in to a smaller massage parlour, enjoy a facial or beauty treatment, have a fantastic new haircut, spoil yourself with a lavish meal, or otherwise, Singapore really knows how to help people relax and feel special!
Some great ways for some blissful pampering in Singapore include:
The spa scene is huge in Singapore, and you will find luxury spas, many of which as open to non-guests, in numerous large hotels, as well as a multitude of independent spas right across the country. They typically offer a range of treatments, such as a variety of different massages, health treatments, holistic techniques, and beauty treatments, and you will usually find a good selection of other facilities and amenities too, which may include things like swimming pools, plunge pools, steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation zones.
Some offer special sessions for couples, meaning that you can enjoy being pampered alongside your loved one, and others have treatments that have been specially designed for kids, allowing the whole family to have a relaxing experience. It is also possible to arrange a longer retreat in addition to the one-off treatments.
A few of the many excellent spas in Singapore include the novel Yurt Mongolian Spa, the lofty Banyan Tree, So SPA, Aramsa Garden Spa, Willow Stream Spa, Aurego Spa, Spa Park Asia, CHI, ESPA, Remede Spa, Spa Artisan, Qi Mantra, and Ikeda Spa.
Although you can have reflexology in many of the spas, there are also numerous specialist reflexology centres that deal specifically with this type of treatment. Indeed, in some areas you can come across a reflexology centre around almost every corner!
Reflexology is an ancient alternative remedy, with historical practices from China and Egypt in particular. It follows the idea that pressure points around the body, largely on the feet and hands, correspond to other parts of the body. These points can be stimulated with pressure to assist the flow of energy around the body, particularly to the associated parts.
Most practitioners focus on the feet for reflexology, and you will also probably hear people talking about having a foot massage. It is a very relaxing experience!
Another treatment related to the feet, a fish spa is where you immerse your feet into a tank of small fish that then nibble away at the dead skin on your feet! It may sound disgusting, but it really does leave your feet feeling smooth afterwards. It doesn’t hurt – the worst you will feel is a tickling sensation. There are several fish spas in Singapore.
Pampering by Proxy
Just for fun, as you probably won’t be travelling with your beloved pooch, but did you know that Singapore has loads of spas designed especially for the furry creatures in your life? A craze that is sweeping the nation, owners can take their pets to be spoilt and beautified too!