The most relaxing treatments to unwind with

The weary and the stressed, fret not — we’ve got the go-to spas for you this weekend.

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

As Donna and Tom from the comedy Parks and Recreation famously said, “Treat yo’self.” Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life this weekend with a facial, massage or mani-pedi. We’ve scoured Singapore for the best pampering treatments from head to toe — here are our picks for you.

Best All-in-One Treatment

Clarins Skin Spa The Art of Touch, $230 for 90 minutes.

The Promise: This face and body treatment uses three energetic touch techniques to relax, revitalise and regenerate, while treating the skin on your face and body.
The Experience: Utterly decadent, this is perfect for those who want a gentle massage as well as a simple facial using only the best ClarinsPRO products. Skin was left soft and supple while we went home in a Zen state.

Visit Clarins Skin Spa at #05-05/06/07 Wheelock Place, 6838-5060. www.clarins.com.sg

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Bust-Firming Treatment
Tokyo Bust Express Detox-Me Bust Massage, price upon application.

The Promise: This bust massage improves not only the appearance, but the health of the bust, by promoting circulation and unclogging the lymph nodes.
The Experience: While painful at times, especially for first-timers, the massage and drainage helped remove toxin build-up and lifted our boobs. We emerged with a perkier pair after just one session.

Visit Tokyo Bust Express at #B1-21 Orchard Central, 6262-6161. www.tokyobustexpress.com

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Starter Facials
Shiseido Qi Facials, from $135 for 80 minutes.

The Promise: A great introduction to the Shiseido brand, the rhythmic massages will lull you into slumber as the lotions and masks stimulate microcirculation and regulate the flow of chi through your body.
The Experience: The best facial is recommended according to your skin’s needs. We were thankful that there was no manual extraction. The shiatsu-style massage put us to sleep!

Visit Shiseido Facial Studio at Seviin, L7 Tangs, 6737-4943. www.shiseido.com.sg.

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Bespoke Facial
Ioma Personalised Facial Treatments, from $125 for 90 minutes.

The Promise: A facial that’s personalised to your skin’s needs. High-tech machinery diagnoses your skin before perfectly thought-out protocols and products are chosen to treat your complexion.
The Experience: We found the skincare analysis to be one of the most thorough and eye-opening one we have ever experienced! The customised masks, products and massage treatments felt truly bespoke as they were perfectly targeted at our skin’s needs. Plus the dramatic results were very impressive.

Visit Ioma at Robinsons The Heeren, 6836-0945. www.ioma-paris.com

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Bath Ritual
Espa Ultimate Hammam Ritual, $400 for 120 minutes.

The Promise: A traditional experience including a body scrub, full-body foam massage, marine mud body mask and a refreshing hair cleanse and conditioning hair treatment, followed by a full massage.
The Experience: A more pampering and luxurious version of the traditional Turkish hammam. The loveliest thing is that the room is kept private for you. The bath, followed by a one-hour-long rubdown, is great for de-stressing and gets your circulation going, too.

Visit Espa at 8 Sentosa Gateway, 6577-8880. www.rwsentosa.com/ESPA

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Revitalising Massage
Heavenly Spa by Westin Revitalize, from $160 for 60 minutes.

The Promise: This truly Singaporean treatment draws on three cultures, Oriental, Malay and Indian for different aspects of the massage, to deliver a gentle and fatigue-relieving experience.
The Experience: Definitely one of the more unique massages we’ve experienced! The Chinese gun fa, or rolling movement, was employed while an Indian kansu bowl was used to remove body “heat”. It seemed to do the trick — though we were under the weather before, we felt energised after — all the bad energy seemingly expelled from our tired body.

Visit Heavenly Spa at L35 The Westin, 6922-6977. www.thewestinsingapore.com

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Tension-Relieving Massage
Damai Spa Yoga Massage, $194 for 90 minutes

The Promise: Through stretching and muscle compressions, the tension in joints, deep muscles and connective tissues is released so you are left feeling completely relaxed.
The Experience: This massage doesn’t use oils, and we were clothes in comfortable shorts and a T-shirt. Lying on a mattress, the therapist kneaded away at our tight knots. We left feeling much lighter and more limber, in a way that a traditional massage could never accomplish.

Visit Damai Spa at Grand Hyatt, 6416-7156. www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com.

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Foot and Back Treat
The Luxe House Royal Meridien Foot and Back Therapy, $158 for 100 minutes.

The Promise: Recommended for people with chronic fatigue and backaches due to sedentary lifestyles, this comprises an acupressure foot massage, back press and a hot stone treatment.
The Experience: This spa lives up to its name with beautiful, plush surroundings. The foot massage and cupping can be a bit uncomfortable, but no pain, no gain right? We left feeling like we were walking on clouds.

Visit The Luxe House at 7A Dempsey Road, 6479-9997. www.theluxehouse.com.

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Hydrating Manicure and Pedicure
Vedure Sakura Spa Manicure and Pedicure, $70/$80 for 90 minutes.

The Promise: Using specially imported skincare from Fresh including its signature brown sugar scrub and rice oil, this treatment works wonders on very dry skin and heels.
The Experience: We’ve tried many a mani/pedi and nothing compares to the fantastic results and attention to detail. Even the roughest heels get smoothed out, plus a hygienic, sterilised package of tools is used for each new customer.

Visit Verdure at #04-06 Wheelock Place, 6732-6448. www.verdure.com.

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With
11 Mar 2015

The Most Relaxing Treatments to Unwind With

Best Hair Spa
PHS Hair Science Detox Restorative Spa Therapy, $348 for 150 minutes.

The Promise: This treatment removes toxins and metabolic waste from the deep tissues of the scalp, so you have rejuvenated hair cells, nourished roots and a purified and balanced scalp.
The Experience: The most amazing hair treatment ever! Everything from the service to the skill of the therapist is top-notch. The scalp and shoulder massage left us wanting more. Also, the products used were well suited to our sensitive scalp. Extra points for the comfy massage chairs and iPads.

Visit PHS Hair Science at #05-25 Ngee Ann City, 6734-6776. www.phshairscience.com

For more of the best beauty indulgences and products in Singapore, check out the ELLE Beauty Treat List 2015 in our February issue, out on newsstands now!

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