The shop’s outlet name is “Skill Massage Centre” and that makes one ponder how skillful are their masseuse? It claims to be newly opened and has a promotion that is $42 an hour. This is located at Orchard Towers and they offer Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu Massage and Thai Massage.
Watching Balls! (“Sasha Spa” @ Selegie Rd) March 17, 2009
There was this special promotion going on that says with every group of 4 friends, there will be 1 free massage. So who will be the one getting this free massage? Obviously there are two ways, splitting the costs evenly or…the one who knows about this free massage.
Well, in this case, all four of us know about it! The 4 of us went on a Saturday evening together for this massage session and I chose the Swedish massage. We were rushing for time, reason being we understand there was a theatre room for us to catch our EPL soccer games on their cable channel.
I was showed my into my room and was followed up by my masseuse soon. She was gentle looking and I on first appearance, I wanted to ask her to give me a hard massage…a solid one to relief my uptight muscles. Yes, I did ask her to put in strength but yes, I did get it in return too. She really did have some powerful strength given her body size and gentle appearance.
The grinding motion of the back of her palms were especially soothing when she goes back and forth my shoulders. The smooth transition from the massaging of my upper body to the lower body was simply a pleasure when she kneaded my calf with the precise strength needed for me to enjoy the massage.
The session was well over within the specific time limit and my friends met up together at the theatre room. During half-time, we still got the luxury of having a quick soak at the jacuzzi. The evening spent there was really just a relaxing one.
Hotel Massage (“Shing Health Spa” @ Kitchener Rd) March 3, 2009
Just like the previous post, this outlet is also located in a hotel…but a much smaller budgeted one. I don’t remember in the past seeing many spa nor massage outlets are in Singapore hotels. But now, it seems that the trend has caught on for this. I used to engage in massage services at the hotel in China during my business trips. It is always nice to have one when you are overseas and feel tired from all those hectic runs.
I did not call to make any appointment with Shing Health Spa as it was an impromptu decision to just pop by. Fortunately, there was a masseuse available for me at the moment I stepped in. In fact, if I were to be late by a minute, I will have to wait as there was another guy who just walked in too.
In an individual room, I went for my shower before engaging in the relaxing process of a Swedish massage. It is by far one of the more common type of massage Singaporeans will opt for. The constant kneading of my shoulder blade area was especially nice. My masseuse seem to form a rhythm as she patted my back. The glide of her hands from the top all the way to the bottom at my calf area…kinda depict the smooth transition from my previous work stress state to the current total relaxed state.
Stumbled upon one at Jurong (“Ella Spa @ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim”) January 2, 2009
This spa has a prominent location as it is located just next to Jurong Bird Park…how close can you ever get to nature while doing spa in Singapore. The grand opening was some time in the 2nd half of 2008 and it offers Sauna, Hot Pool, Steam Bath, Foot Reflexology. Together with it…this outlet is equipped with a theatre room for your viewing pleasure of the latest films. After a massage session, you will be most welcome to have some time for yourself with some nicely brewed coffee.
The facilities that Ella Spa provides are aimed with the objective of pampering customers. I picked their 1 hour Swedish Massage (they offer Thai and Shiatsu too) package and was ushered into my room by a pleasant customer relation officer. My masseuse took a short moment before entering the room with a courtesy knock on the door. As I got to know a little more through some casual chatting, I understood that she was from Sichuan, China. I wasn’t much in the chatting mood and got down with her working on my body aches. The room was filled with rosemary scent when she applied the lotion on my back. Using her palm, my masseuse grind and untie the knots ending of my back. It felt really great when she pat on my back repeatedly and soothing the itch by rubbing her hands in the upward motion constantly.
The ambience definitely makes the whole place very comfortable with relaxing soft music playing in the background. I had a cup of coffee at the lounge before settling for a movie at the theatre room. It was a total of 3 hours spent as I felt so serene inside this spa outlet. A worthwhile visit indeed.
Spicing up a boring day! (“Canberra Health Spa @ Sembawang”) December 27, 2008
Sometimes during the weekend, with nothing great on TV and any appointments with friends…it should be a good rare time to chill out alone..but then again, its boring doing JUST nothing!
so why not engage in my our favourite activity by doing nothing except to lay down there and let the masseuse fingers do the work…at least this form of doing nothing is more interesting~
I flip through my directory of spa centres and saw one near my location at Sembawang – Canberra Health Spa. Guess how I travelled there? I jogged! It sounds a bit crazy for someone to jog to a spa centre…but I thought it might be more worthwhile trying to make oneself tired first before going for the relaxing part…like that will be more relaxing…isn’t it?
Looking up at the signboard, I know I am at the right location. Entering the tinted doors, I found myself in a nice air-conditioned environment from the blazing sun outside. The receptionist must have been pretty amuse at seeing me sweat profusely..she was kind enough to offer me a cool chilled drink. After selecting my package, I was guided to the room and the masseuse was already inside waiting for me.
I changed into their cosy wear and soon the massage began. She was pretty quiet throughout the session and let her fingers do the talking instead. Her elbow glides past my tired legs (from the jogging)..and it felt so good. As she use her pressure on those acupuncture points, I felt a sense of pleasure. Her skills were great with the amount of force use on the different body parts. The massage oil were evenly spread out and the lavender smell spread throughout the room.
This massage lasted only 45 minutes and it seemed too soon. But now at least I know, there’s a place to come by if I were to jog in the vicinity again!