What good is a holiday without some relaxation? In between shopping and sightseeing in Singapore, spending a few rejuvenating hours in a day spa is one of the best ways for you to relax.
Spa at the Mandarin Oriental
As you step into the Spa at Mandarin Oriental you are escorted into one of the tranquil treatment rooms, where you will be immediately enveloped by a sense of calmness. You try one of the signature therapies woven with bespoke custom-blended essential oils, crafted according to the Oriental principles of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These holistic wellness treatments are developed in consultation with specialists in traditional medicine and master aroma therapists. From the menu, you choose the unique Fragrant Pearl treatment, which combines a fusion of traditional Asian ingredients. This starts with an orchid scrub before being pampered with a pearl body wrap. The prodigious experience ends with a soothing full body infusion massage. If you simply want to have your tired feet massaged after all your walking, there is a reflexology area, too. When your session in this day spa is done, head over to the plush lounge for a calming tea before heading out.
To take a respite from the bustling Orchard Road, you head to Shangri-La’s CHI, nestled amid the five-star hotel’s lush greenery. If you would like to indulge in the warm tropical climate, opt for the Sense of Place treatment, which can be done outdoors in the majestically manicured gardens. This particular wellness treatment combines local ingredients in the massage. If you prefer to spend a longer stretch in this day spa, choose a more elaborate treatment such as the CHI Retreat, a two-hour body scrub followed by a relaxation massage. Alternatively, book the Enchanted Journey, which is a three-hour head-to-toe treatment with a foot ritual, a balance massage, and a customised facial. For something more specific, choose either a muscle-tension relieving massage in the Rescue Release or the thermo-therapy benefits of hot stones. When you are done, stroll on over to the relaxation lounge for a restorative cup of tea.
Meaning ‘peace’ in Malay, Damai at the Grand Hyatt Singapore is an urban day spa located in the heart of Orchard’s shopping belt. Damai melds the healing philosophies, techniques, and traditions of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European cultures. In this intimate spa, there are 11 tranquil treatment rooms, each with its own soothing water feature in a nature-inspired setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to savour the wet treatment sanctuary, comprising a specially designed Chinese aji stone bed and healing area based on water therapies. Unwind during your session with your very own customised music selection to be played during your treatment.
Willow Stream Spa
Fairmont Singapore’s Willow Stream Spa offers sprawling facilities, including 23 treatment rooms, VIP suites, sauna and steam rooms, two free-form swimming pools, a relaxation lounge with personal headsets, and more. You take a dip in the steamy hot or invigorating cold plunge pool before your 2-hour Ginger Renewal treatment begins. Enjoy ginger’s warm healing properties through a full body exfoliation. This is followed by a lulling back, neck, and shoulder massage with ginger oil and warm healing stones. A forehead, ear, and pressure point scalp massage complete this vitalizing experience. If you are a little short on time, you can also choose the slightly shorter 1.5-hour Fairmont Signature massage which uses a warm herbal compress infused with Asian herbs and spices to improve circulation and relieve aches.
The Luxe House
For a truly localized experience, check out The Luxe House at the secluded Dempsey Hill enclave. All of the offered wellness treatments are created with Singpore’s climate and lifestyle in mind, so you’re guaranteed an experience fitting of a local. Try one of their foot and body massage therapies showcasing the best of Eastern and Western philosophies, or opt for an exfoliating facial treatment using premium botanical extracts. No matter what treatment you decide, you’ll leave refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to explore more of Singapore.