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Pico Way is the laser to name-drop when it comes to next-generation light treatments. Gentle yet efficacious, it treats a multitude of skin conditions, including acne scars, pigmentation and wrinkles, without damaging the surface of the skin.
BEST ALL-IN-ONE PAMPERING
TREATMENT ULTIMATE HAMMAM RITUAL
$400 for 120 minutes, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
Be transported to the luxurious bath houses of Turkey in ESPA’s hammam chamber, where the therapists will bathe you like a goddess, cleansing you from head to toe with a revitalising scrub and luscious foam massage before enveloping you in a marine mud mask with aromatic sweet orange and rose geranium oils, and washing your hair. A 60-minute (or 90-minute) massage of your choice ensues, with the experience culminating in you having a cup of soul-warming tea on the deck overlooking a lush lagoon.
BEST ANTI-CELLULITE TREATMENT
From $300 for 30 minutes, Simply Aesthetics
Promising a sleeker silhouette with just one session, this innovative fat-busting treatment first popularised by the South Koreans is powered by laser technology based on NASA patents. How it works: Laser energy emulsifies the fat cells to discharge the fatty acids within, which are then absorbed by the lymphatic system and flushed out of the body naturally via the excretory processes.
BEST AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
HANN WHITE TEA MASSAGE
$243.55 for 60 minutes, Adeva Spa
A rejuvenating treat for both body and mind, this hour-long session is driven by the spa’s own White Tea Body Treatment Cream and the deft hands of the therapist. Created in-house using certified-organic oils, the cream is chock-full of antioxidants and polyphenols that help boost the skin’s natural protective and reparative abilities. Add to that the scent of white tea, which uplifts the spirits and soothes the senses, and you’ll walk away with not just a relaxed body but also a renewed sense of well-being.
BEST BODY-SCULPTING TREATMENTS
From $900 for 30 minutes, Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic
Non-invasive and pain-free, EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate muscle contractions to help tone and contour your body—specifically, the abdomen and glutes. A 30-minute session is reportedly equivalent to doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats. The only difference? You get to burn the calories while lying on a comfy treatment bed.
$588 for 120 minutes, Lush Aesthetics
Helping to speed up the breakdown of localised pockets of fat, this treatment utilises a unique sculpting machine featuring a handpiece with motorised rollers. These are used on targeted zones to break up stubborn clusters of fat cells, with the rolling and kneading motions stimulating lymphatic drainage to help rid the body of fatty deposits naturally. This treatment also encourages microcirculation as well as collagen and elastin production, so you can expect suppler, smoother skin alongside a more refined silhouette.
BEST BODY POLISHER
THE LA MER BODY TREATMENT
$280 for 90 minutes, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Singapore at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Show some self-love and indulge in this luxurious experience that invigorates the senses while pampering the body with La Mer products. Skin is first polished and refined with pure diamond powder, leaving it soft, smooth and supple. Next up: stretching, and a combination of shiatsu, acupressure and Swedish massages—a signature technique meant to enhance circulation, balance energies and encourage an overall sense of well-being. Wrapping things up is a scalp massage to ensure every part of your body is given some TLC.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
$375 for 90 minutes, Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands
Knead away the stress and kinks in your body in an ultra-relaxing environment, tucked away in a cosy room with a bird’s-eye view of the bay area. A foot wash and scrub starts you off, before the masseuse begins the massage proper, using intensive strokes that work to loosen and relax your muscles. There’s even a heat pad that drapes over your shoulders and tummy while you’re resting on your front or back respectively, which helps to enhance the effects of the massage.
BEST DETOX EXPERIENCE
$558 for 240 minutes, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore
Embark on a rejuvenating wellness journey at Auriga Spa, tucked away in the lush Capella Singapore. This ritual fuses multiple steps— think dry body brushing, a Sicilian lemon, seaweed and eucalyptus body scrub, and a deep-tissue massage with juniper and fennel oil—aimed at encouraging lymphatic drainage to help remove excess fluids, toxins and wastes from the body. This in turn can reduce cellulite as well as improve overall circulation and the flow of qi. Once skin is softened, toned and renewed, a rose crystal acupressure facial relaxes tension in the face. A healthy meal at The Knolls brings the experience to a sweet end.
BEST DETOXIFYING BODY CLEANSE
BLACK SOAP AND RASSOUL HAMMAM RITUAL
$325 for 90 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
An ultra-luxurious cleansing ritual, this hammam treatment starts off with a steaming session. While you relax on an infrared-heated marble “bed”, with a steady stream of warm water cascading from multiple Vichy showers, an exfoliating scrub with black soap and purifying Rassoul clay commences. This is followed by a face-and-scalp massage using argan oil, leaving your skin satiny smooth. You’ll walk out feeling completely revitalised, we promise.
BEST FAT-BUSTING TREATMENT
From $200 for 30 minutes,Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics
Looking to lose those last few stubborn inches? The technology powering ReduStim is exactly the thing to target the subcutaneous fat right beneath the skin. Treatment is as comfortable as can be: All you need to do is don a special suit (worn over your clothes) connected to the machine, which generates electromagnetic energy to break down the fat surrounding the muscles and vital organs, while spurring lymphatic drainage so as to flush out toxins and reduce water retention.
BEST ORGANIC EXPERIENCE
RAFFLES SIGNATURE GEMSTONE MASSAGE
$385 for 90 minutes, Raffles Spa at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Once you’ve luxuriated in Raffles Spa’s thermal facilities and sipped on its welcome drink of gemstone-infused water, let the massage take you to a whole new level of relaxation and healing. Tapping the natural skin-loving properties of precious stones such as rose quartz, amber and ruby, the sensorial experience uses crystalinfused, cold-pressed organic botanical oils by ISUN for a soothing rub-down that lulls you into a deep sense of calm while easing away muscle tension.
BEST RELAXING MASSAGE
THE ULTIMATE AROMATHERAPY EXPERIENCE
$160 for 60 minutes, The Fullerton Spa at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Take your pick from 13 signature aromatic oils that best caters to your emotional and physical needs, which your therapist will then work into your body from head to toe using carefully applied strokes that fuse Eastern and Western massage techniques. This stimulates the nervous system and relieves tension in the muscles, at the same time improving lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation.
"Radio frequency (RF) is what you need for firmer skin and more sculpted contours. A specialised machine generates a small electromagnetic field, which creates RF, and delivers it deep into the skin, where it heats the skin tissue to kick-start collagen production as well as reduce fat cells."
BEST PORE-REFINING FACIAL
3D DEEP PORE CLEANSING FACIAL
$588 for 90 minutes, Aesthetics Central Clinic
Flawless skin can now be had with this signature treatment that utilises a patented device called 50 Micron Jet Technology, where high-pressure micro-jets of water gently push out the sebum and impurities trapped in pores. As the pores are being cleaned out, the machine delivers a serum, designed to lift and tighten skin while encouraging microcirculation, deep into the skin.
BEST REJUVENATING FACIAL
$650 for 30 minutes, Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics
So named for the technology where laser pulses are delivered in picoseconds—a unit of measurement that refers to one trillionth of a second—a PicoWay facial sends small bursts of intense laser energy deep into the skin to stimulate its natural healing abilities. The short pulsations mean that less heat is emitted during the procedure, so you needn’t worry about posttreatment burns. Benefits of the treatment, which is suitable for most skin types, include plumper, suppler skin with improved tone and texture.
BEST RESURFACING FACIAL
PICO FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT
$300 for 60 minutes, Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic
Via short but intense pulses of laser energy delivered deep into the dermis, the skin is transformed from the inside out as new collagen and elastin is produced to significantly improve the appearance of pitted acne scars, pigmentation and wrinkles. And if you’re worried about downtime, don’t. The surface of the skin is left intact while the deep tissue heals, which means there’s no recovery time involved.
BEST SHAPING & TIGHTENING FACIAL
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE REMODELING FACE
$380 for 90 minutes, Freia Aesthetics
This kicks off with a 60-minute booster customised to your skin’s needs, followed by a proprietary massage that promotes blood flow and stimulates the lymph nodes for a detoxifying effect. The Remodelling Face machine then uses a bespoke blend of electric, galvanic and high-frequency currents to enhance the benefits of the preceding steps, and deliver product actives deeper and more efficiently into skin for a supreme lifting, tightening and plumping effect.
BEST SOOTHING FACIAL
$209 for 90 minutes, EPION
Living up to its name, this hydrates and calms thirsty skin with a side of sensitivity. Ultrasonic energy is first used to give skin a deep cleanse. This is followed by a dose of much-needed hyaluronic acid and the application of a soothing face mask. The final step: LED red light therapy to help stimulate collagen production and reduce redness or inflammation.