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WE ALL KNOW IT IS POPULAR -- DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND MANY SPAS AND HEALTH CENTERS ARE NOW OFFERING THEIR CUSTOMERS URUT BATIN, AS THE MALAYSIAN LIFE REPORTED EARLIER THIS YEAR. The question is, does it really work? Urut Batin is of course the traditional Malay deep tissue massage technique euphemistically known as "manhood massage". Just like eating snake or dog flesh in Korea and China, it is said to boost male stamina and performance in the bedroom. It is supposed to increase male desire, heat up the passions just as fast as a good Vietnamese dogpot!
My Private Thoughts reports: "I see these strange ads in the newspapers now and then. In it are serious looking men wearing turbans and looking like members of the taliban. They say that they will give "Urut Batin" for men only and can be contacted at mobile phone numbers or at certain hotels on certain days. Somehow, the fact that is is MEN ONLY raises my suspicions. Yet, the pictures are that of old pious looking men. It can't possibly be them soliciting for...?"
It can't possibly be them soliciting for... you know what?
Urut is the Malay word for massage and if you travel in countries like Indonesia, Singapore, or Malaysia, you will stumble upon the word often. Or the word will stumble on to you. Urut batin (manhood massage) is a subset of Malay massage aimed at improving the sexual performance of men.
Apparently accourding to the NST article the "standard package" for "batin massage" (male genital massage) in Kelantan is apparently between RM200 and RM300. However, according to some advertisements on the internet, in Kuala Lumpur one can get a "urut batin" for as little as RM65.
Now, Malaysia has always been a masculine kind of society... that's my opinion (as a non-Malaysian). Just about every dude with a moustache... that's old school macho! The kris is a phallic symbol... that's my call! I might get shot for saying so.
k o r o + p e n i s - p a n i c
IN THE MIDDLE OF 2012, BY CHOICE OR DIABOLIC DESTINY, I FOUND MYSELF IN AUSTRALIA DOING A JOB I HAD ALWAYS SWORN I WOULD NEVER DO, TELEMARKETING. If you think it is annoying being called by telemarketers, imagine what it is like actually being one... the annoyance is compounded, relentlessly. To make things worse, I was still recovering from an episode of panic attacks which had forced me to flee my home of a decade, Japan, to coalesce and recuperate in my native land. I had been on the dole a long time, too long for the authorities, who began working hard to force me back into work. It started with Work for the Dole sessions at the Salvation Army, carrying furniture and donated clothes, and then progressed to a real job they found me at the S. company in West Gosford, selling price guns and labels over the phone. I almost hoped they wouldn't hire me, when I attended the interview in their industrial premises, in the industrial sprawl of West Gosford (near where I used to work at the Central Coast Express.) Yet hire me they did, and as a Centrelink recipient, I was legally compelled to take whatever job was offered me. Nonetheless, I felt like a fraud as I trotted into training, surrounded by all the young hotshots. Sooner or later I would be exposed... that was my fear. Sooner or later they would realise I could not sell... that was my conviction. Strangely enough, my first day on the phones after training was completed, I bagged a sale. Beginner's luck, some would say. But then for one week, two weeks, I got squat. Call after call after call, I was knocked back. Politely refused, told to call back next month, or hung up on. Of course, a true salesman would have persevered, sweet talked themselves around the objection. A real salesman would have done everything necessary to get the sale. But I wasn't a salesman, and as time dragged on, that was becoming obvious to those I was working with.
Aromadamai Day Spa
21A Tingkat 2, Jln Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, 012-371-0565, email. Aromatherapy massage, manhood therapy, body scrub, body mask, facial, sauna, steam bath, floral bath, and herb bath.
b l i n d + m a s s e u r s
BLIND MASSAGE HAS A LONG TRADITION IN ASIA, FOR ALL MANNER OF REASONS. In feudal Japan masseurs were generally blind, perhaps due to the extremely low status attributed to the profession.
Comments from Utopians:
"There were two Malay masseurs in their 30s when I went. I paid R$50 for the Malay traditional massage with simple manhood therapy plus R$5 for the sauna. The massage was painful but the 4-point manhood massage was good (supposed to be non-sexual so orgasm is not allowed), but brief. The place is small and lacking ambience." -- Fip, Feb 11, 2008
Comments from Utopians:
"Chakran massages have consistently been good. I especially like their sighted masseurs. No hanky-panky, good value, urut batin well done. My only grumble is that I have to book in advance." -- EzyMan, Aug 8, 2008
"Chakran now offers both sighted and and blind masseurs. They also have body scrubs now by the sighted - relaxing and worth the money." -- alexbam, Sep 1, 2007
Comments from Utopians:
"The blind massage it is good. No hanky panky." -- sexguru, Sep 3, 2007
See listing under Saunas for more details.
Comments from Utopians:
"Went to Sentral Massage and enjoyed a good massage. Also met a lot of nice people in the sauna. Will definitely go back." -- ruffx2sg, Jan 26, 2007
Urut Traditional PB (blind massage): 4A, 28 & 29 Jln Thamby Pillai (off Jln Tun Sambanthan, opposite Sentral, above a Chinese restaurant), Brickfields, 2274-1337, 2274-5372, 03-22724715. Rather quiet. Lots of privacy and the 'uncles' who frequent here are sweet and pleasant, too. The facility is a bit run down, but good heat in the sauna and steam bath.
Comments from Utopians:
"Went to Urut Traditional PB blind massage a few days back and I was pleasantly surprised by the massage. Very good. And there's something liberating about being naked in a room with someone who can't see you. My masseur was excellent." -- xavierguy, May 13, 2007
BUKIT BINTANG / KL CITY CENTER
Bukit Bintang is jammed with bustling shopping centers, restaurants and many of KL's popular hotels which are right in the center of the action. The neighborhood is easy to navigate using our Utopia map:
Day Thermos: G/F 40-6A Jln Sultan Ismail (see map, diagonally opposite Blue Boy disco), Bukit Bintang, 2144-9648, email. See listing under Saunas. Four massage rooms with cute masseurs on staff.
I Yang Male Massage
Outcall appointments: 016-678-6458, 017-211-2586, email. More than 20 handsome young masseurs available for outcall massage to your hotel or residense, at your convenience. You describe the type of masseur you'd like and they will arrive 30 minutes later. Reasonable price with good quality therapists. Utopia Member Discount
CENTRAL MARKET / CHINATOWN / PUDURAYA
20 Jln Pudu Lama, 2031-8082, email. This gorgeous, contemporary, world-class men's spa occupies five floors and 5,500 square feet of spacious treatment facilities. Each room is styled for comfort and calm, with thoughtful amenities like adjustable lighting, aromatherapy, and more. Spa Suites and VIP Rooms feature wet and dry treatment areas with in-room showers, soak tubs, massage waterfall, comfy lounge chairs and other pampering. Treatments include 16 different styles of massage plus facials, waxing, grooming, body scrubs, detoxification, Dead Sea salt scrubs or mud wraps, heated blanket treatment, lomi lomi Hawaiian massage, sports massage, tantric massage and much more. Professional service. "Best Value Luxury Spa" -- Star Publication Malaysia. Utopia Member Discount.
As Indian Girl Massage has written: "Indian traditional massage practiced under ayurveda tradition for thousands of years. These massage are popular due to its uniqueness &
power of healing.
"1) Improves blood circulation.
"2) Improves body flexibility & muscle tone.
"3) Helps to trim off and burn the excess & stubborn fat from the body.
"4) Tones up skin and encourages its renewal process.
"5) Mobilizes the digestive system and speeds up the elimination of waste products.
"6) Improves immunity to fight against infection and disease.
"7) Caring touch and massage soothe our nerves and decrease tension.
"8) Helping sleep problems.
"9) An effective aid to relaxation...
Ayurvedic massages are generally regarded as more luxurious and exotic than other massages as most use a synergistic combination of precious oils and carefully prepared herbal extracts. These are delicately and precisely created in laboratories in India by respected Vaidyas, and individually modified and mixed to get the perfect mix for YOU.
my encounter with a mad fundamental Christian preacher who also happened to work at the airport. It happened in the transit lounge.
Ancient's Best Clinic: Level 6, Raffles (The Plaza), 2 Stamford Rd. Phone: 6336 4477. Email: . Website: Ancient's Best Clinic website here.
As such it can be established that Ayurveda is a time-honored and ageless science. Ayurveda includes herbal ebalancedf medicines, nourishment (dietetics), exercises (Hatha Yoga/Pranayama), surgery and psychology. It also extends to include the deeper knowledge of spirituality. Ayurveda became the basis or foundation of the healing traditions of Indonesia, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma and other Buddhist lands and has influenced Chinese medicine. It further spread west, where the Greeks were similarly influenced.
"The highest or ultimate goal of AYURVEDA & SIDDHA treatment is to attain absolute detachment of the 'Atman' or soul. This is the state of liberation or 'Moksham'. However for practical and commercial purposes this is hardly emphasized nor practiced. In Singapore at Ancient's Best, Clinic & Study Center of Ayurveda & Yoga, this is our Physician's primary emphasis. At the same instance, the body, mind and its equipment are not neglected but brought very much into focus and attention, as it is the only means of realizing the Self or Truth..."
i n d o n e s i a n + m a s s a g e
THE FIRST AUTHENTIC ASIAN MASSAGE I EVER SUBMITTED MYSELF PROSTRATE TO, HAPPENED WHEN I WAS HANGING WITH MY INDONESIAN FRIEND HOTMAN ON THE RIAU ISLANDS, IN THE SUPER STRATEGIC STRAITS OF MALACCA NEAR SINGAPORE, BACK AT THE END OF 2000. Hotman was a Batak journalist in Jakarta but cultivated dreams of opening a karaoke bar in Nagoya (not the Japanese Nagoya, but the Indonesian Nagoya on Batam Island.) I don't know how the scheme panned out, but I do know he was big on massage, and he was intending to include a massage facility in his complex. Across the busy Straits, Singaporeans are likewise wising up, to the benefits of Indonesian massage.
Given that Singapore sits only miles from the Riau Islands and beyond that, over the bustling seas, the vast and sprawling Indonesian archipelago, it is not surprising. According to My Beauty Guru, "Traditional Indonesian Massage is an ancient system of healing which relies upon deep pressure massage to break down tensely knotted tissue as well as long strokes and skin rolling to relieve tension and improve circulation.
"This is a therapy where pushing techniques predominate, working very deeply to ease muscle and joint pain. The oil is worked into the body using long sensual strokes spanning the length of the muscle to relieve tension. After the initial strokes are completed the sequence is finished with upwards strokes towards the heart. The skin is also rolled between the thumb and the forefinger to awaken nerve endings and increase blood flow. Circular thumb movements are used for the same purpose. Pressure points on the hands and feet are also massaged to relax the body.
"If you are feeling stiff or suffering from pain, a traditional Indonesian Massage is highly recommended. An hour session of this massage is enough to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energised."
Some places offering Indonesian massage in Singapore include:
House of Traditional Javanese Massage: Branches on East Coast Rd, Jalan Jurong Kechil, Devonshire Rd and Upper Thompson Rd. Website: House of Traditional Javanese Massage website here.
Open every day except Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji, the House of Traditional Javanese Massage offers a full body massage and a ginger herb rub. According to the House, "Fresh ginger is traditionally used in Javanese healing treatments - it is believed to moisturize, stimulate circulation and impart warmth to the body. Watch out for some real heat but leave feeling better than believed possible."
The House of Traditional Javanese Massage is famous for its ginger rub, but that is not the only treatment available. Also of interest is the Pre and Post Natal Massage utilising a little piece of Indonesian technology called the bengkung. "The bengkung is a long abdominal sash that is bound tightly round the abdomen and hip areas and is believed to help rid of the body excess wind, restore muscle tone, flush toxins and strengthen the new mother. It is also said to stimulate the body's lymphatic system thus quickening the process by which the mother shed the extra weight put on during her pregnancy..."
Some of the other treatments at the House of Traditional Javanese Massage include the Mandi Susu (Milk Bath), the Yoghurt and Honey Rub and the Mandi Lulur body scrub.
Indonesian Herbal Massage and Spa: Located at the junction of Frankel Ave and Changi Rd, in close reach of the Kembangan MRT station. Phone: 6449 6900. Email: Email : email@example.com.
Website: Indonesian Massage and Spa website here.
This "relatively new" spa off Changi Rd offers treatments such as the intimacy care for women, and the tongkat ali scrub for men. There is a secondary branch of Indonesian Massage and Soa located inside my latest new favorite place in Singapore: the Parkway Parade department store (shop #01-70, 80 Marine Pde Rd; phone: 6344 9558.)
Wayan Retreat Balinese Spa: 61 Bussorah Mall. Website: House of Traditional Javanese Massage website here.
With its resort-like Indonesian decor, this place is a strictly womens only retreat. And the treatments here include the aforementioned lulur (a scrub using powdered rice and Indonesian spices), or the Balinese Urut, in which long kneading strokes are believed to renew and strengthen the body and mind (or should I have said, the mind and body???)
m a s s a g e + d i r e c t o r y
MY FIRST SINGAPOREAN VISIT WAS INDEED FLEETING -- and, according to official definitions, not a real visit, because I didn't leave the airport. However, it justifies as a tourist attraction in itself. It is worth going to Singapore Airport, just to see the airport! This might sound strange.
Bonafides Health and Beauty Spa: 80 Marine Parade Rd, #05-20 Singapore 449269. Phone: 6346 1476.
As Street Directory recently wrote on their spa and massage guide to Singapore: "Fancy some pampering from head to toe without having to transverse from place to place, hence saving all that time for an extra dose of indulgence? With the opening of Bonafides Prestige just last year, spa goers have something to cheer about. Patrons will have no trouble finding this spa, located right in the heart of Orchard at Centrepoint, home to Robinsons as well as Marks & Spencer. Bonafides' chic yet comfortable ambience cajoles patrons to lay their tired feet (and shopping bags!) and just be pampered at this one stop lifestyle-wellness spa.
"Open the doors to Bonafides Prestige and be ushered into a plush reception area where consultants will at once sooth your frazzles nerves with a dainty cup of steaming ginger tea. Settle back and enjoy the soothing background music, absorbing the ambience as you fill up your consultation card. The glass panel, which separates the spa from the shopping arena, acts a canvas to filter reality as you await your treatment. The consultation rooms sport separate state of the art scanners for facial and hair analysis. Venture forth and you will be surprised to note that this spa houses 23 treatment rooms in all. The spa delineates separate routes, leading to the treatment rooms to ensure that males and females patrons are accorded the strictest privacy. Step into the wellness corner; your entrance will be heralded by a cobblestone path, entreating the male or female patrons to luxuriate in the jacuzzi, sauna or hydrobath, each in their own private sanctuary...
For the full review click here.
SENJAKALA SPA KUALA LUMPUR
Senjakala Spa describes itself as the first urban day spa in Kuala Lumpur, and claims it is always on the look out for "promising male talent". You can use the HTML site tagged about to directly search for jobs. If you have experience in the following kinds of massage, you will have an advantage: traditional Malay massage (urut), Swedish, shiatsu, Thai Temple style, reflexology, sports, relaxation, aromatherapy, Hilot, Pijat; Body Work;
Skin Care; manicures and pedicures and so on.
The therapist will concentrate on relieving stress and tension in the head and shoulder area. It is excellent for insomnia, anxiety, mental fatigue, sinusitis, and tension headaches.
30 mins SGD$60.00
Therapists create their own style using variations of Thai, Indonesian, Japanese Shiatsu, Chinese Pressure Points and movements, sculpting the session to the client's needs.
50 mins SGD$90.00 / 75 mins SGD$120.00
A soothing traditional classical European massage using long, slow gentle strokes that eliminate lactic acid and stress, improves circulation, relieves muscle tension, increases mobility by imparting deep relaxation.
50 mins Price SGD$ 90.00 / 75 mins SGD$120.00
Classical Wet Soap Massage
Our signature wet and deep cleansing massage originated from the Czech Republic using soaps that contain essential oils. They are crafted from a vegetable base and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to nourish and cleanse the skin while massaging. The skin will feel fresh and soft after the massage.
50 mins SGD$90.00
Pure essential oils are used in this massage and their physical properties penetrate the skin to heal muscles and organs. This massage helps to promote relaxation.
50 mins SGD$110.00 / 75 mins SGD$148.00
Home Shiatsu Therapy
As the name implies, this is traditional Japanese massage you can enjoy in your own home (as long as you live in Singapore, and in the west of Singapore.) I remember well my first session of shiatsu therapy at my friend Chris Mae's house in Takao in the west of Tokyo. It was painful! Mae's mother-in-law spent about 30 minutes pushing small gold (as in made of solid gold) needles into the back of my neck and other muscles all over my body. Presumably, the pain is therapeutic. As Home Shiatsu Therapy writes on its homepage: "Shiatsu (literally: finger pressure) is a traditional form of Japanese healing which promotes relaxation and the maintenance of good health. It incorporates gentle manipulation, stretching and pressure techniques to encourage the free flow of energy and harmony throughout the body.
"Sessions are carried out in the comfort of your home. You will be fully clothed, so no embarassing nudity situations to endure. A comfortable massage table will be provided for your maximum therapeutic benefit.
"Each session is charged as follows:
60 minutes - S$100
(all prices are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)
Available from 12 noon. Last Appointment: 6.30pm
* Note: Service is not available in the East of Singapore."
Indian Girl Massage
by appointment cos i do freelance basic.
Appointment to be fixed at least 2hr before.
i do strictly massage only.
i don't provide any extra service.
No gimmicks,just genuine professional massage.
Call priya. + 65 81135446.
Sorry i don't send pictures.
If i did't answer the phone please leave a sms,voice message or
email,i will get back to you.
Minyak lintah is "leech oil" from Indonesia, and is popularly applied to the male member in order to enlarge its size -- just search the "sebelum" and "sesudah" photos on the Internet to see the kind of effect it (allegedly) has. It might sound like a gruesome concoction, but it is worth noting that leeches have been used throughout history as a medical aid, and contain an peptide called hirudin which is used as a blood thinner. It is this anticoagulant that allows leeches to swallow blood from their prey without it clogging up, as would normally happen. You are supposed to apply the oil before having sex, or used daily to build up the size of the organ. In fact, leeches are classified as a medical device by the US Federal Drug Administration. Like French wines or Chinese teas, different parts of Indonesia have their own pedigrees of leech oil, their own traditions. Farmers collect their own leeches, and even feed them special substances to produce unique varieties of oil. There were also mantras that were to be recited while the oil was being applied. You can buy minyak lintah from such places as Kalimantan here. Like other therapies discussed on this page, minyak lintah comes with its share of dangers, as this site illustrates.
Just like the Golden Arches, there are Kenko Wellness Spa's scattered across Singapore. There is one in the Esplanade Mall (8 Raffles Ave). As Nemesis wrote: "A couple of months back, I was at Esplande Mall and saw this Kenko Wellness Spa. As I was walking around aimlessly then, I decided to go for a spa and have a good relaxation.
"The body scrub and back mask helped to have a full back exfoliation and a deep cleansing effect, while the back massage served to ease off those tensed back muscles. Lastly, the whole session was finished off with a nice milk and flower bath with fruits and teas served for you to enjoy while soaking in the nice jacuzzi tub.
"The whole experience was quite nice, with the therapists giving me a very smoothing and nice massage with just the right amount of pressure applied. I almost fell asleep during the massage as It was just too comfortable.
"Overall, I would say that the package was nice, though it was a bit costly. But, there are always special promotions for usage of certain credit cards and you can check out the website for the updated promotion details..."
And for promotion details of the Kenko Wellness Spa at Marina Square, click here.
Mayuri Spa: 11 Unity St #02-10, Robertson Walk. Phone: 6737 5657. Email: . Website: Mayuri Spa website here.
A short walk from the Singapore River, Mayuri Spa brings one to another level of harmony and balance. This spa offers holistic Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara, Abhyangha Massage, Marma Massage, Navarakizhi and Udwarthana, which are perfect for soothing tired, stressed tense bodies and minds.
The Oriental Spa: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797. Phone: (65) 6885 3533. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Oriental Spa website here.
According to the official website: "As soon as you walk into The Oriental Spa you embark upon a personalised sensory journey; a journey to inner wellbeing that focuses on the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, sound and intuition.
"The spa's six treatment rooms include a spacious 62 square metre Couple's Suite. Equipped with two beautiful Agape baths and a steam room, it's perfect for guests who wish to share the experience of a refreshing flower bath or invigorating steam bath. The Couple's Suite also has its own relaxation area with a comforting opium bed, a haven where guests can relax and sip a soothing cup of tea after their treatment.
"Tranquillity and harmony reign throughout The Oriental Spa. You can see it in the design of the spa itself, from its walnut timber flooring, Asian motif panels and traditional Chinese furniture. So lie back and relax, as your troubles float away and peace descends..."
For more information and price and booking details click here.
Rapellez: Orchard Rd (Cuppage Plaza #B1-13 to 18,
5 Koek Road);
Tel: +65 6736 0567.
(228 & 228A
Upper Thomson Road);
Tel: +65 6556 0567.
(709A East Coast Road);
Tel: +65 6443 0567. Website: Rapellez website here.
I was walking down Orchard Rd in bright sunny Singapore last week (April 2008), taking in the bright scenery, when a girl handed me a flyer advertising Rapellez. As the flyer reproduced on the right claims, Rapellez offers free consultation, free skin analysis, and free fat analysis. Treatments cost as little as $28 for 45 minutes. I was intriqued by the advertised red wine spa massage, wondering what all that was about. It turns out that as well being a great antioxidant inside the body, red wine also applies itself well, to being applied on the outside. Over at Body Contours, red wine is only one of a number of substances used to enhance the massage experience. For a herbal high fanatic like myself, many of these substances are like old friends: they include green tea, Balinese coffee, and Javanese boreh. Hey, if it is good for you on the inside, it must be good on the outside too, the skin being the largest organ in the human body, after all. As a matter of fact, Body Contours lays claim to being "Singapore's first and only pioneering Winergy® Infusions treatment spa. A signature treatment, Winergy® Infusions is inspired from the words Wine and Energy with the concept that red wine acts as a source of therapeutic energy."
Reflexion Beauty Center: 111 North Bridge Road, #02-25/#03-01 Peninsula Plaza, Singapore, 179808. Phone: 65 338 3539. Website: click here.
Services here are provided by Rasidah Husain, a London trained beautician. As well as all the usual Ayurvedhic treatments, Reflexion offers mehandi Indian tattoo services for weddings, Diwali, or personal pleasure. With the popularity of mehandi as a 'temporary tatto', the options of body decorations are limitless. Applications include for the ankle, wristband, arm band, navel area, hand & feet, etc.
Salon De Expression Day Spa: #3-47 The Adelphi Singapore, 11 Coleman Street. Phone: 65 6338 6958.
Treatments available here include diamond microdermabrasion, detoxifying herbal facial, oxy-mega infusion and body scrub and detoxifying wrap and relaxing massage, all only $68 on your first trial.
Wan Yang: 14 locations around Singapore. Full store list here.
If Kenko is the McDonald's of Singapore massage, as Lonely Planet claims, then Wan Yang must be the Burger King. Of feet. This is the only place in Singapore where you can earn LinkPoints for foot reflexology! Here is a review by a native Singaporean who nows calls Japan home: "I brought some Japanese Yen to be deposited into my DBS account, so I wanna changed them into Sing Dollars. The most convenient place to do that is in Suntec, where the money changer gives the best rates (as far as I know) and the bank is just around the corner.. the rate I got was okay, SGD1.29 for 100yen.. after changing the money, I still have some time left, so I went for my foot reflexology at one of the Wan Yang outlets in Suntec.. Aaaa.. it was truly a relaxing indulgence.. then I went to Carrefour hoping to buy a pair of slippers to be used in the hostel later.. didnft find any that I liked.. so instead I bought a packet of Milo and some Mars bars.. went to Sports Shop and paid 29.90 for a pair of comfortable slippers.. reached the hostel around 1.30pm.. "
BlueColander said: "Anyways after BC, Tini treated me to Wan Yang Foot Reflexology at the Concourse. It's been ages since I've had foot reflexology so it was excruciating but good! After that we strolled to Amirah's Grill for hummus dip which Tini was craving, washing it down with some refreshing but sweet mint tea. Since we were in the Arab st area, I took the opportunity to check out the little boutiques again - Tini said the Haji Lane strip reminded her of Chapel St, Melbourne..."
According to Best Place Explorer: "Four feisty females got together with an idea for a haven where people (like them) could escape to when the stress of life made them want to wail and bail!
"And so, Spa Esprit was formed in 1996. It kicked off the holistic day spa industry in the ever-evolving society of Singapore. In 1996, Spa Esprit started its holistic exploits in the heart of Holland Village -- the one locale in Singapore which can be likened to Greenwich Village in New York or Notting Hill in London. The first extra-ordinary treat which appeared on the menu was the ever-muscle-numbing Hot Stones Massage. Psst -- let's share a secret with you, one of the sassy gals who started off Spa Esprit actually trudged all the way to New York to learn this uber-delish treat! Back then in 1996, Spa Esprit was the first to bring the Hot Stones Massage to the day spa shores in Singapore.
"Like no other, Spa Esprit has evolved through the years, always bringing a new, chic, meaningful and simply fabulous treatment for their clients to enjoy. Combining a coupled approach to health and beauty Spa Esprit has since introduced (always) unique treatments to all Day Spa Lovers out there -- we are simply obliged to introduce to you treatments like the Mud Stones Massage, Cheeky Chai Detox, Strawberry Butter Meltdown, Water Diva Facials, Crystal Tonic Facials and other treats like Chavutti Yogic Massage and the ever growing Herbal Lab retail section which are fully endorsed by Naturopaths and Herbalists!"
Sauvignon Day Spa: #3-47 The Adelphi Singapore, 11 Coleman Street. Phone: 65 6338 6958. Website: website here.
According to the website: "We are Singapore''s first wine-themed spa founded on the principles of vinotherapy. While vinotherapy uses grape seeds, grape seed oil, skins and stalks which are rich in antioxidants in massages and treatments to pamper and nourish the skin and body, we incorporate the use of selected wine in our massage oils to impart similar benefits.
"Besides the wine-based massages and treatments, we also offer a complete range of treatments to pamper your body from head to toe. Our Spa Consultants are always on hand to advise and treatments can be customised to suit your preferences..."
p a p u a n + m a s s a g e
As TimeOut Singapore wrote: "Treat your toes
After a long day of trudging up and down Orchard, nothing beats a footrub. My Foot Reflexology (#03-30 Centrepoint, 6736 2562; #B1-16 Forum Singapore, 583 Orchard Rd, 6235 1103) ewashesf off some of your shopperfs guilt by using the services of visually impaired (but very precise) therapists for a 40-minute foot reflexology session ($28). A half- and full-body massage service is also available. If youfre stuck at the other end of etownf, pop into Footworks @ Orchard (#01-04/05/06 International Building, 360 Orchard Rd; 6737 3555). Put on a TV headset and zone out as you get worked over. A 30-minute session starts from just $35. Another option is the more ..."
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