BEST HEAD-TO-TOE PAMPERING
Beauty Inside and Out ($587.32 for 240min)
This wellness package is comprehensive indeed: a sea salt scrub, a firming anti-ageing massage and facial, an express mani and pedi, and a delicious, complimentary meal at Capella Singapore’s Chinese restaurant, Cassia.
Auriga is at Capella Singapore, Sentosa Island (tel: 6591-5023).
BEST DETOXIFYING WRAP
Jamu Wrap ($190 for 30min)
This counters water retention and had us feeling lighter, less bloated and more energised afterwards. A herbal mixture was slathered all over us and we were wrapped up comfortably for 20 minutes.
Lifespa is at 02-05 Tripleone Somerset (tel: 6737-6766).
BEST SPORTS MASSAGE
Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands
Sports Massage ($235.40 for 60min)
In our zealous efforts to keep trim and fit, we’ve been guilty of overdoing it at Zumba class every now and then. This medium- to strong-pressure massage made quick work of relieving muscle tension and improving flexibility.
Oh, and there’s the amazing view from the treatment room on the 55th storey of Marina Bay Sands.
Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands is at Level 55, Tower 1 Marina Bay Sands (tel: 6688-8825).
BEST DEEP-CLEANSING FACIAL
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
Aroma Clear facial ($376.64 for 75min)
Our tester could not stop raving about how smooth this facial made her skin feel. A safe, low-voltage galvanic current was used to purge impurities from clogged pores, after which a hydrating treatment was applied to plump up skin and brighten skin tone.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is at Level 5, Mandarin Oriental Singapore (tel: 6885-3533).
BEST COUPLES TREATMENT
Lush Date ($495 for 180min)
If the usual dinner-and-drinks dates are getting a little boring, get your partner to join you for this pampering treatment that includes a full-body scrub and massage. And while you soak in the tub (jacuzzi jets are an option), indulge in the complimentary champagne and strawberries.
Lush Spa is at Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road (tel: 6254-9091).
BEST FOOT MASSAGE
Bastien’s Pedicure ($229.51 for 60min)
As stylish as it looks, trotting around in heels all day often leaves our feet sore. This blissful massage, which extended from our calves to our toes, soothed the aches and tension. Our toenails were also trimmed and buffed to shiny perfection. If only every pedi session was as luxe as this one.
Remede Spa is at Level 2, The St Regis Singapore (tel: 6506-6896).
BEST EYE REJUVENATING TREATMENT
TRX Intense Eye Rejuvenation ($214 for 60min)
As we stare at our computer screens for at least nine hours a day, we’re always looking for new ways to fend off crow’s feet, eye bags and puffiness in the eye area. This treatment addresses all three problems with a glycolic acid mask, a calming eye mask and an anti-wrinkle massage.
Adeva Spa is at 06-22/23/24 Paragon (tel: 6836-9988).
BEST ANTI-AGEING FACIAL
SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus
SK-II Perfecting Luxe Facial ($320 for 100min)
We were pleasantly surprised that this facial delivered on all its promises – less visible wrinkles, lightened blemishes, a brighter complexion and smoother, firmer skin.
SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus is at 02-54/55 Millenia Walk (tel: 6336-4880).
BEST CELLULITE-BUSTING TREATMENT
Clarins Skin Spa
Body Lift Sculptor Treatment ($175 for 60min)
Just like bad hair days and chipped nails, cellulite happens to even the best of us. So we were thrilled when our skin looked visibly firmer and smoother after just one session of this treatment, which included a radiance-boosting body peel, a body mask and wrap, and a relaxing back massage.
Clarins Skin Spa is at 05-05/06/07 Wheelock Place (tel: 6838-5060).
BEST BUST-FIRMING TREATMENT
Celluactiv (RF) Bust Firming Frequency Treatment ($492 for 120min)
Firm up and contour your bust with a massage, wrap and radio frequency technology treatment. A gentle rosebud-petal polish, vitamin C mask and rose toner are also used to moisturise and soften the area.
Touche Elite is at B1-11 Convention Centre Tower, UE Bizhub East (tel: 6789-6616).
For the complete list of winners of Her World’s Spa Awards 2013, get your copy of this month’s issue of Her World, on newsstands now.
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