Getting parts of your body firm and shapely requires a commitment to working out. So, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just lie down and let someone else do the work for you?
The Power Tree Contouring Massage by Spa Retreat at One Farrer does just that. The intense, deep-tissue massage is designed to tone your body and reduce the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the muscles, breaking down subcutaneous fat, boosting circulation and eliminating water retention.
It begins with a discussion with your therapist on the specific areas you want to treat. After that, the therapist warms up your muscles with a series of presses and kneads. Then, using a stick made of hinoki wood, she unravels and relieves muscle strain. The hinoki stick acts as an extension of her hand to target specific tight spots with fat pockets and poor circulation.
The treatment focuses on the back, upper arms, waist, hips and calves. The therapist relieves fatigue in the area around the shoulder blades, and tackles aching muscles around the triceps. The sides of your waist are firmly kneaded to give you a nip-tuck effect. The hips, where sagging tends to show up first, are deeply massaged to improve circulation and toxin removal. And if you walk fast, walk a lot or go for regular runs, you’ll appreciate the therapist pressing deep into and along the calves, relieving tight muscles and reducing swelling caused by water retention.
A word of caution: This is one hard massage – you’re not going to be able to easily fall asleep to it. You will feel discomfort. But you’ll welcome it because the feeling of your muscles loosening up is pure bliss. On top of that, depending on the treated areas, you should also find some circumferential reduction after one session.
$198+ for 75min. Visit Spa Retreat at One Farrer, level 6 One Farrer Hotel, tel: 6705-7850.
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Enjoy the Power Tree Contouring Massage for $158+ (UP $198+). Valid until Sept 30, 2019.