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Pure indulgence of mind, body and soul

Pamper yourself not just from head to toe, but from body to soul as well. We check out four luxurious spas and talk to their spa directors to find out the most indulgent treatments as well as their personal favourites.

Damai Spa at Grand Hyatt Singapore

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Damai Spa presents itself as a spa where the traditions of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures of relaxation and healing culminate. With 11 all-encompassing treatment rooms, each room boasts its own water feature in a nature-inspired setting, ensuring full relaxation of both mind and body. A Couples’ Room features an indoor stone tub overlooking a private outdoor water terrace with an open skylight. A sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools are available in both the male and female locker rooms.

We got Karu Nanithi, the Spa Director at Damai Spa to answer some questions about the spa.

Body Scrub - lowresPhoto by Damai Spa at Grand Hyatt Singapore

Q: What’s one of the more indulgent treatments?

A: One of the most indulgent and results driven treatments would be the Intraceuticals Opulence Facial. The facial combines botanical brighteners and super concentrated Vitamin C to brighten and balance dull, uneven skin tone. Pigmentation is minimized, leaving skin luminous, toned and more radiant. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days. Besides that, the Opulence Treatment also inhibits the pigmentation and provides a tightening and smoothening effect.

Deep Tissue MassagePhoto by Damai Spa at Grand Hyatt Singapore

Q: What’s your favourite treatment?

A: My favourite treatment would be a combination of the Lemon Sugar Body Polish and Malay Urut Massage. Especially because I enjoy deep kneading, which is basically deep thumb, forearm kneading and palm pressure, the Malay Urut Massage not only helps to effectively relieve aches and pains, but also corrects body alignment. Specially created by Damai, the Lemon Sugar Body Polish has therapeutic properties derived from the acidity of the lemons. The treatment also leaves me with smoother and more hydrated skin.

Q: Tell us one special thing about the spa.

A: Damai, which means ‘peace’ in Malay and Indonesian language, brings together the cultural healing philosophies, techniques and traditions of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures, as practiced in Singapore, in peaceful harmony.

Address: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211

ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa

ESPA at RWS - Feel Great Again
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With luxurious treatment pavilions, private beach villa and garden spa suites, ESPA is an escape to pure relaxation. ESPA has facilities such as Forest Onsen-style Pools, Rock Saunas and Crystal Steam rooms to give you a most indulgent experience of unwinding.

Let’s see what Ms Tomoka Nguyen, Director at ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa can tell us about ESPA.

ESPA - Beach Villas Spa SuitesPhoto by Resorts World Sentosa

Q: Tell us about some of the most indulgent treatments available.

A: Guests to ESPA at RWS can choose from an extensive selection of signature treatments, results-driven facials and body treatments specifically tailored to their needs.

These include:

ESPA Time: a two-hour personalised treatment where a highly qualified therapist offers the most suitable treatment for guests on the day of appointment that meet individual needs.

Ultimate Hammam Indulgence: Also known as a Turkish bath, this is a total body experience on skin, body and mind, which is deeply cleansing, revitalising, nourishing and relaxing.

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Q: What treatment is your favourite?

A: It will have to be our Calm & Soothe facial. Only a handful of advanced therapists have the techniques to conduct this 90- minute facial, using rose quartz crystals to soothe the skin. The gentle lymphatic massage that comes with this facial does more than on skin level to comfort the body and soul.

Q: Tell us one special thing about the spa.

A: ESPA at RWS is renowned for its haven of calm, generous spaces designed to exude the perfect ambience for socialising, introspection or actively rebalancing mind and body the natural way. The lush green and luxury facilities at ESPA at RWS are also within a short drive from the city. We regard ourselves to be much more than just a spa, we espouse the concept of total wellness with our extensive facilities and offerings from highly regarded spa therapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine, nutritious meals at Tangerine, exercise programs, and more.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore, 098269

Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore – Sentosa Island

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Located in the lush rainforest of Sentosa Island, the philosophy at Auriga Spa is to bring the body, mind and spirit back in tune with the rhythm of the universe.

Here is Alsu Abdulina, Spa Director at Auriga Spa, talking about the more luxurious treatments as well as her own personal favourite.

Q: Tell us about some of the most indulgent treatments available

A: Our full day Wellness experiences are the most indulgent. They are also very effective for head to toe rejuvenation. These experiences are very popular with our guests and include full access to all our facilities, swimming pool as well as a healthy meal as the ending. Guests may choose from various luxurious Wellness experiences not limited to the following few: Detox Day, Beauty Inside and Out, and Stress management.

Auriga Spa facilities are divided in the male and female areas. Both areas include a herbal steam bath, ice fountain, vitality pool and two experience showers- an Experience Cold Shower that increases blood circulation and an Experience Warm Shower that tantalises your senses. A relaxation lounge is available for guests after their treatment.

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Q: What treatment is your favourite?A: My favourite treatment has to be the New Moon Signature treatment, which comprises of two hours of intense therapy with organic natural sea salts, seaweeds and aromatherapy oils. Pampered by the skilled hands of therapists, guests are able to witness fantastic results, feeling fresh and rejuvenated long after the treatment.The New Moon Signature Treatment provides the much-needed care we crave for and counteracts busy lifestyle, stress and tiredness. The treatment begins with a massage of the feet with oils of Juniper, Rosemary and Fennel to awaken the spirits. The body and mind are then thoroughly revitalised with a Seaweed and Eucalyptus salt scrub followed by a deeply stimulating Seaweed wrap. The treatment concludes with a full body Rosemary and Eucalyptus massage and a special stimulating tonic. The body will feel awakened after this invigorating treatment.

Capella Singapore_Auriga spa Entrance Mid Res Photo by Capella Singapore

Q: Tell us one special thing about the spa?

A: At Auriga spa we aim to provide an experience that “Travels, Transforms and Transcends”. We follow the natural cycles of lunar phases to create healing experiences for our guests, utilizing elements of nature to bring mind, body and soul back to balanced state of being. Auriga spa’s signature treatments are based on the belief that the different phases of the Moon impact the body in very precise ways. Auriga spa thus formulates an authentic pampering experience, which will help align the nuances that impact the body with the varying energies of the lunar phrases, in order to achieve an overall enhanced wellbeing.

  1. The New Moon marks a time for renewal and introspection. Treatments are designed to refresh and awaken the senses.
  1. The Waxing Moon symbolises a period for one to refocus, highlighting rich essential oils so that guests feel grounded after this nourishing treatment.
  1. The Full Moon gently nudges the body’s full potential, bringing one’s senses into balance.
  1. The Waning Moon calls for a time for cleansing, featuring a lymphatic drainage and detox centered treatment.

Drawing from the unique strengths of the environment, Auriga takes its guests on a journey, towards both physical and mental transformation and finally transcending into total rejuvenation. The spa dedicates itself to ensuring total relaxation and wellness of guests with a beautifully designed sanctuary where one can rest and seek remedy from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

Little known to others, Auriga’s namesake is a constellation in the northern hemisphere. Much in synergy with what its name suggests, the characteristic treatments at the spa which feature a blend of regional customs, indigenous herbs and authentic healing practices, is created as the perfect choreography of both time-tested ancient practices and the latest contemporary findings. Adding to the emphasis on nature, products used at Auriga spa are from The Organic Pharmacy, which are natural and suitable for all skin types.

Address: 1 The Knolls, Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island), Singapore 098297

Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore

Remede Spa Customised Massage
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The Remède Spa is housed in the St. Regis Singapore and is the first Remède Spa outside of the United States. The treatments offered are inspired by water and there is a large focus on the art of bathing.

We found out more about the spa from the The Director of Spa, Ms. Gabriele Sterff.

Q: Tell us about some of the most indulgent treatments available.

A: The most indulgent treatment at the Remede Spa would be the Remède Journey, a half-day spa ritual that includes a 3-course meal experience at LaBrezza, the hotel’s Italian restaurant. This treatment includes:

  • The Remède Customised Body Scrub (30 mins)
  • The Remède Customised Body Wrap (60 mins)
  • The Remède Customised Massage (60 mins)
  • The Remède Customised Facial (60 mins)
  • The Reverence Hand Spa Ritual (45 mins)
  • The Reverence Foot Spa Ritual (45 mins)
  • Light lunch and selection of fine aromatic teas or champagne

Remede Spa Wet Lounge
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Q: What treatment is your favourite?

A: My favourite Remède Spa treatment is the Royal Thai Massage. The massage makes one feel relaxed throughout and refreshed after the treatment. It incorporates both stretching and yoga elements, enabling the body to easily relief tension and pain. Furthermore, I like the idea of utilising ancient holistic methods combining with modern expertise that creates an extremely rejuvenating experience.

Royal Thai Massage is based on the principles of acupressure and involves working on major energy meridians that run throughout the body to helps release existing energy blockages allowing its free flow. This deep to moderately deep massage combines stretching and pressing techniques. It releases tension and stress to leave you refreshed and with a feeling of peace. In this massage, guests wear loose and comfortable clothes provided by the spa.

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Q: Tell us one special thing about the spa.

A: The St. Regis Singapore houses the first Remède Spa outside the United States, which sets new standards of excellence for urban spas in the region. In addition, the spa exclusively offer world-renowned pedicure treatments designed by French Podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, with the launch of Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez in July 2011. Distinguishing itself from a traditional tropical Asian spa design, the Remède Spa has a dynamic and interactive relationship with the element of water. The interior design of the spa creates an environment to support the transformative journey through the various stages of water formation as well as the Hammam (Turkish bath) experience which is reinterpreted here in an innovative and contemporary manner.

Designed with unique features such as Cedarwood Finnish Saunas, Eucalyptus Scented Steam Chambers and Ice Fountains, amongst others, Remède Spa offers guests separate male and female Wet Lounge areas that have been developed to support the hot and cold therapies which have proven health benefits.

Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911

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