Press pause and hit refresh. Whether you’re looking to alleviate chronic aches, combat skin troubles or just treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering, BAZAAR’s edit of the most efficacious treatments and services is your answer to feeling rejuvenated from the inside out. By Joyce Cheo.
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A whole new level of indulgence awaits with these invigorating treats
BEST FIRMING MASSAGE
POWER INGREDIENTS MASSAGE THERAPY (PLACENTA)
$256.80 for 60 minutes, Spa Inﬁnity
Firm and tighten skin with this anti-ageing massage, which uses a nutrient-rich cream to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of dimpling. Thanks to a combination of kneading and rolling strokes, it further enhances the skin’s absorption of the cream and also encourages circulation. Expect skin that feels smooth and supple after.
MOST PAMPERING TREATMENT
$544 for 120 minutes, Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands
This indulgent therapy is perfect for worn-out urbanites. Referencing Thai healing remedies to soothe aches and alleviate tension, the energising properties of traditional herbs lie at the heart of this treatment. Beginning with a herbal heat treatment to loosen stiff muscles, a classic Thai massage ensues to improve ﬂexibility and mobility. Lastly, luxuriate in an aromatic ginger bath before you step out feeling utterly coddled.
BEST BODY EXFOLIATING TREATMENT
BRIGHTENING BODY PEEL
$150++ for 45 minutes, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Not at all like your regular body scrub service, this top-to-toe treatment uses ﬁnely-grounded bamboo, fruit enzymes and multi-fruit acids to slough away accumulated dead skin cells. It also incorporates specialised body-buffing techniques to stimulate circulation for smoother, softer and brighter skin.
BEST ANTI-CELLULITE TREATMENT
ATLAS KOREAN ANTI-CELLULITE THERAPY
$589 for 90 minutes, Atlas Medispa
Count on this comprehensive treatment to eliminate unwanted wobbly bits. Combining the contouring, ﬁrming and smoothing properties of radio frequency and ultrasound technology, this can be used to loosen fatty tissues and tighten skin laxity to reduce the appearance of cellulite around the abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs and love handles.
BEST ORGANIC EXPERIENCE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: WANING MOON
$440++ for 120 minutes, Auriga Spa
Inspired by the different phases of the moon, each of Auriga Spa’s four Signature Experiences are designed with The Organic Pharmacy products to reﬂect the varying energies of the lunar cycle. Try the Waning Moon, which begins with a body scrub to warm muscles and smooth the skin. Next, a seaweed wrap puriﬁes skin before a relaxing massage stimulates the lymphatic nodes to expel toxins. The treatment concludes with tonic and detox supplements for an insideout cleanse.
BEST NECK TREATMENT
$180 for 45 minutes, Healthsprings Aesthetics
Protégé Elite utilises radio frequency technology to gently warm the skin to stimulate collagen production over time. This specially calibrated device heats the skin to about 42 degrees Celsius so as to ensure only collagen is targeted without damaging other tissues to tighten sagging skin and improve skin texture.
BEST RELAXING MASSAGE
OXYGEN PERFECTING OIL MASSAGE
$380 for 90 minutes, The Ultimate
Designed to coax anxious minds into deep relaxation, this utterly comforting massage combines different strokes and techniques to soothe tense muscles and improve circulation. The entire massage is performed using a multi-purpose dry oil from luxury Spanish skincare brand, Natura Bissé: Packed with fatty acids and antioxidants, this oil also helps improve skin ﬁrmness and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
BEST DRAINAGE MASSAGE
$180 for 60 minutes, THREE Rhythm Spa
Based on the philosophy that the human biological rhythm is interlinked with the body’s various functions, this holistic treatment focuses on stimulating the lymph nodes to regulate bodily functions.Using carefully selected botanical ingredients, your therapist applies appropriate pressure to speciﬁc points of the body to boost detoxiﬁcation and circulation so you emerge feeling revitalised.
BEST FOOT MASSAGE
ROYAL MERIDIAN FOOT AND BACK THERAPY
$190.46 for 100 minutes, The Luxe House
Not your ordinary foot massage, thisextensive therapy is ideal for busy, desk-bound individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle. It ﬁrst begins with a herbal foot soak to boost circulation before your therapist performs a stimulating acupressurefoot massage. The massage also extends to the back and legs to improve energy ﬂow and vitality.
BEST DETOX EXPERIENCE
CELL LABS ENERGY MASSAGE THERAPY
$299.60 for 60 minutes, Spa Symphony
Designed to improve energy ﬂow around the body, tourmaline cream and an infra moxibustion massage are used to help boost circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. Tourmaline is a unique mineral that emits negative ions to revitalise the body while the infra moxibustion massage stimulates healing for total wellness by incorporating varying rhythms, pressures and techniques.
BEST HOT/COLD STONE MASSAGE
HOT LAPIS STONE MASSAGE
$200 for 60 minutes or $280 for 90 minutes, The Ritz-Carlton Spa
This deeply therapeutic and lavish massage alleviates aches and tension with long, ﬁrm strokes to work out kinks and knots. The use of heated lapis stones helps to warm up the body’s muscles, furtherenhancing the efficacy of the massage for instant relief.
BEST HANGOVER CURE
$250++ for 90 minutes, AWAY Spa
Feeling the after-effects of a night out? Check yourself in at AWAY Spa for its signature AWAY Massage. A customised blend of essential oils is freshly concocted to suit your needs and preferences before a mixture of various massage techniques are applied to relieve fatigue and hasten toxin removal for increased vitality.
BEST DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
INDONESIAN BALINESE MASSAGE
$160 for 60 minutes, St. Gregory at PARKROYAL on Beach Road
Ideal for those plagued with stiffness and aches, this time-honoured body therapy uses Balinese massage techniques like pressure point and percussion movements so you feel invigorated and revitalised.
BEST ANTI-ACHES MASSAGE
LUSH MUSCLE RELIEF MASSAGE
$190 for 90 minutes, Lush Spa
Merging acupressure techniques with ﬁrm, long strokes, this massage effectively loosens kinks and knots to relieve tension and sore muscles. A blend of lemongrass, lemon and ginger essential oils is used to soothe stiffmuscles, and promote circulationand ﬂexibility, making it perfect for anyone with chronic aches.
BEST AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
AROMA OIL MASSAGE
$138+ for 90 minutes, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Marrying Japanese philosophy with Thai remedies, this stress-relieving massage not only alleviates sore muscles, but also uses essential oils to put your mind at ease.
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BEST HYDRATING FACIAL
CRYOLIFT CORRECTHYDRA THERAPY
$210 for 75 minutes, ART by Verita
Your therapist begins with a thorough cleansing and gentle exfoliation before proceeding to the highlight of this treatment: A cryotherapy probe is used to cool the skin’s temperature while ART’s proprietary Hydra Cryo-Serum is applied to maximise absorption. A relaxing facial massage follows before the Hyaluronic Youth Mask is applied to seal in moisture for instantly plumper and smoother skin.
BEST ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL
$425.86 for 75 minutes, Porcelain Face Spa
At the heart of this treatment is the Grape Wine Peel, which gently softens and eliminates dead skin cells while feeding skin with wine-derived polyphenols to defend against free radical damage. When combined with the lymphatic drainage method, oxygen therapy and Porcelain’s Hydrocare Biocellulose Mask, it promises visibly improved skin tone for skin that glows.
BEST BRIGHTENING FACIAL
SNOWISE BRIGHTENING TREATMENT
$240 for 80 minutes, Sulwhasoo Beauty Lounge
Before your facial even commences, enjoy a foot bath and foot scrub made of ginseng extract as you sip on Sulwhasoo’s specially blended herbal tea. In addition to the usual facial steps like cleansing, exfoliatingand mask application, what sets this apart is the extensive facial massage performed using special white jade tools. Shaped like half-moons, they improve microcirculation to energise and brighten skin. Also expect a neck, shoulders and arm massage so you emerge looking and feeling revitalised.
BEST STRENGTHENING FACIAL FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
$250 for 90 minutes, Caring Skin
Did you know that sensitive skin tends to have a compromised moisture barrier? This explains why sensitive skin feels dry and tight easily and becomes more susceptibleto irritation as it is less able to keep harmful particles out. Devised to reinforce skin’s barrier function, this ultra-repairing facial uses only plant-based ingredients to replenish skin with essential fatty acids and oxygen for healthier, more resilient skin.
BEST SOOTHING FACIAL
IDS CRYO THERAPEUTICS TREATMENT
$220 for 45 minutes, IDS Clinic
Specially developed by the team of experienced doctors at IDS Clinic, this calming treatment is for anyone battling skin that is prone to redness, itchiness or dryness. Cryotherapy is employed to provide instant relief to irritated skin while a slew of vitamins and serums are applied to restore skin’s moisture level and speed up cellular repair.
BEST DEEP-CLEANSING FACIAL
IDS HYDRO THERAPEUTICS TREATMENT
$198 for about 60 minutes, IDS Clinic
Ideal for maintenance, this power-packed facial thoroughly rids pores of sebum and grime. Using the Hydrafacial device, a jet stream is directed onto the skin while a minor suction is applied to soften and eliminate dead skin cells. Ultrasonic cleansing technology then follows to remove comedones, before a vitamin C essence is applied using micro-current technology to increase absorption.
BEST CLARIFYING FACIAL
SK-II SKIN CLARITY FACIAL
$260 for 90 minutes, SK-II Boutique Spa
If you’re frequently plagued with clogged pores and breakouts, this treatment is your best bet. Thanks to the Aqua Clean machine, skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliatedwithout the use of any rough and abrasive particles that can further irritate blemished skin. Couple that with SK-II Boutique Spa’s plush bedand unparalleled customer service, and you know you’re in for a treat.
BEST AROMATHERAPY FACIAL
EMPYREAN AROMATHERAPY FACIAL
$288+ for 70 minutes, Vedure Face, Body & Nail Medispa
An indulgent treat to your senses, this deeply relaxing treatment uses organic botanical oils to enhance the efficacy of its unique massage steps. Enjoy an extensive face, shoulders and scalp massage comprising of drainage and ﬁrming techniques as your therapist combines a pressure point massage, gliding strokes and gentle kneading motions that are sure to soothe your mind and lull you to sleep.
BEST REVITALISING FACIAL
DIOR PRESTIGE REGENERATING CEREMONIAL
$250 for 90 minutes, Dior Institut
Beginning with a back massage, your therapist performs a series of Dior-exclusive gestures targeted at the shoulder blades to soothe muscle tension and improve mobility. A series of carefully-designed steps ensue, using the ultra-luxe Dior Prestige products to pamper the skin, strengthening and ﬁrming it for a never-before-seen vitality and glow. Available at Parfums Christian Dior at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
BEST YOUTH-BOOSTING FACIAL
$150 for 60 minutes or $220 for 90 minutes, Lancôme Beauty Institute
Promising to awaken skin’s innate ability to regenerate itself, this facial uses the brand’s Géneﬁque Youth Activator to combat major signs of ageing like roughness, lines and dullness. Ultrasound technology is incorporated to improve cell metabolism and optimise cellular activity for younger-looking skin. Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza.
BEST ANTI-BLEMISH FACIAL
$198 for 90 minutes, Yakson Singapore
Steeped in Korean skincare know-how, Yakson’s zit-busting facial targets breakouts by focusing on stimulating lymph nodes to speed up the process of detoxiﬁcation. An expertly-trained therapist will perform an upper body massage to help the body ﬂush out toxins while using vitamin C products to speed up healing and reduce the appearance of scarring.
BEST SKIN-HEALING FACIAL
RED CARPET FACIAL
$380 for 90 minutes, Freia Aesthetics
Combining the restorative beneﬁts of oxygen and hyaluronic acid, this treatment calms and plumps skin. Pressurised oxygen is infused into skin via the Intraceuticals device while your skin is bathed in SkinCeuticals products that are rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
BEST NOURISHING FACIAL
$150 for 60 minutes or $180 for 75 minutes, Aesop Facial Appointment
This replenishing facial is carefully orchestrated to ensure maximum efficacy. As your skin is doused in concentrated doses of vitamins C and E, your therapist executes rhythmic strokes to aid skin’s absorption of the salves applied, while the products’ expertly crafted scents invigorate your senses for a truly holistic experience.
BEST PAMPERING EYE TREATMENT
$214 for 30 minutes, Privé Aesthetics
Designed to revitalise tired-looking eyes, this unique treatment improves circulation and strengthens skin for brighter, smoother and ﬁrmer eyes.
ASK YOUR FACIALIST TO RECOMMEND SUITABLE PRODUCTS FOR AT-HOME USE SINCE THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SKIN TYPE.
BEST FIRMING FACIAL
CONCENTRATED GINSENG RENEWINGTREATMENT
$260 for 80 minutes, Sulwhasoo Beauty Lounge
Based on the Korean philosophy thatageing occurs when the yin and yangenergies in our body are out of sync, this uplifting treatment helps restore balance for optimal skin health. Next, a facial massage is executed with the sumptuous Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream using jade applicators so skin reaps the antiageing beneﬁts of ginseng extract.
BEST SHAPING FACIAL
SMALL FACE CARE
$258 for about 120 minutes,Yakson Singapore
At the heart of this face-shaping treatment is the Golki Therapy, a wellness and aesthetics approach that is supported by scientiﬁc research conducted by Seoul National University. A series of highly specialised massage techniques are applied to improve circulation and reduce water retention, so your face regains its original, symmetrical shape with visibly slimmer facial contours.
BEST PRE-PARTY PREP FACIAL
RADIUM RED CARPETMEDI-SPA FACIAL
$308+ for 90 minutes, Radium Medical Aesthetics
As its name suggests, this is an all-encompassing treatment that cleanses, brightens and lifts skin in time for any big event. To begin, skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated to boost the penetration of active ingredients that will be applied. A cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants is then infused into skin before a series of light therapies and radiofrequency waves is administered to deeply rejuvenate for smoother, brighter skin.
BEST INSTANT RESULTS FACIAL
BB DEWY SHINE FACE THERAPY
$350 for 45 minutes, Estetica
Just like a semi-permanent makeup session, tinted ampoules of healing salves are imbued into skin using a painless Micro Needle Therapy System. Fortiﬁed with healing ingredients, they help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, dark eye circles, pigmentation and scars to improve skin tone instantly.
BEST ANTI-AGEING FACIAL
LA MER MIRACLE BROTH FACIAL
$480 for 90 minutes, The Ritz-Carlton Spa
If you haven’t tried La Mer’s products, why not get a sampling through this intensely age-defying facial? Featuring bespoke massage techniques that are exclusive to La Mer, this also features a pure infusion of the brand’s coveted Miracle Broth (available only at Spa de la Mer locations) to impart skin with a newfound ﬁrmness and radiance. Consider yourself a convert.
BEST LINE-REDUCING FACIAL
$1,288 for 120 minutes, DrSpa
Combining radio frequency, gold-plated derma-channelling and ionwave, DrSpa’s signature treatment accelerates collagen synthesis and kick-starts sluggish cellular activity. Concentrated hyaluronic acid is also infused into skin for an inside-out ﬁrming and plumping effect.
BEST ALL-IN-ONE FACIAL
JYUNKA V ULTIMATE TREATMENT
$380 for 90 minutes, Jyunka Concept Center
This facial corrects multiple signs of ageing, thanks to the application of ultrasonic cleansing, radio frequency, electroporation, cryotherapy and low-level laser. The result? Collagen production is stimulated, hydration levels are increased and irritation is soothed for visibly smoother and brighter skin.
BEST SKIN REJUVENATOR
$243.96 for 75 minutes, Aramsa The Garden Spa
Great as a maintenance facial, this facial uses glycolic acid and lactic acid in tandem to eliminate dead skin cells and rebuild supportive tissues beneath the skin’s surface for smoother, ﬁrmer and brighter skin.
BEST INSTANT RESULTS EYE TREATMENT
EYE DEPUFFER LASER
$128 for 20 minutes, NOVU Medical Aesthetic Clinic
Bid farewell to puffy eyes as a gentlelaser is used to break down fatty deposits in eye bags and encouragecollagen and elastin synthesis. Special eye mask-like strips are thenapplied so that your eye contours appear ﬁrmer and feel tightened.
BEST LUXURIOUS FACIAL
SUBLIMAGE ULTIMATE REGENERATING TREATMENT
$250 for 90 minutes, Espace Beauté Chanel
Embark on a sensorial journey with Chanel’s opulent facial, which uses its ﬁnest Sublimage range of products. By employing Chanel’s precise massage techniques, skin is puriﬁed, smoothed and energised. An express makeup service is also included but chances are, you won’t need it as you’ll be dying to ﬂaunt your bare skin. Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza.
BEST CAVIAR FACIAL
JUVENA THE MASTERCAVIAR TREATMENT
$388 for 120 minutes, Le Facialle International
The highlight of this facial revolves around Swiss brand, JUVENA’s MasterCaviar range. It features the SkinNova SC Technology, which creates an ideal environment to activate dormant stem cells to speed up cellular repair. In addition, crystal ball massages are incorporated to calm inﬂammation and stimulate skin tissue for optimal absorption of active ingredients.
BEST ORGANIC FACIAL
HERBAL MARINE FACIAL TREATMENT
$240 for 90 minutes, Jurlique Nature’s Spa
Jurlique is one of the few skincare brands to cultivate their own herbs and ﬂowers, using biodynamic farming methods to ensure maximum potency and minimum pollution in their raw ingredients. Let your skin soak up the goodness of blue algae, ginseng root extract, aloe and other antioxidant-rich botanicals to fend off environmental damage for healthier, glowing skin.
PICK UP SOME SIMPLE FACIAL MASSAGE TIPS FROM YOUR FACIALIST SO YOU CAN DIY AT HOME TO PROLONG THE TREATMENT’S EFFECTS.
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BEST PAIN-FREE HAIR REMOVAL
SILKY SMOOTH IPL PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL
From $90 per session, EstheClinic
Unlike traditional IPL systems, the clinic’s MacPeel No Pain System is suitable for everyone, even those with darker skin tones. This is due to the gradual heating of the dermis to destroy hair follicles using a high repetition rate so as not to damage surrounding tissues. It also includes an integrated contact cooling system for maximum comfort and optimal efficacy.
BEST HOLISTIC HANDS & FEET CARE
BASTIEN’S DUO Top
$290 for 75 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
Expect nothing short of perfection with this two-in-one Bastien Gonzalez treatment. With two therapists working in synergy to remove rough patches and trim cuticles, your skin feels soft and smooth while nails regain a healthy shine. The best part? A deeply restorative massage that achieves optimal joint mobility, circulation, skin elasticity and volume in the foot’s fatty cushion.
BEST BROW CONSTRUCTION
9V ULTIMATE VIRTUAL BROWS EMBROIDERY
$1,480 per session, Avone Beauty Secrets
Using a special technique developed in Korea, an extremely ﬁne micro-blade is used to gently embed pigments beneath the upper epidermis for instantly deﬁned yet natural-looking brows with minimal discomfort.
BEST BRAZILIAN WAX
$62 for about 30 minutes, STRIP
Hygiene and speed are the two things the therapists at STRIP pride themselves upon. Complete with gloves, sealed towelettes and a strict no double-dipping rule, you’ll be pruned and prepped to perfection in no time.
BEST CLASSIC MANICURE
$29.95 for about 45 minutes, Nail Palace$29.95 for about 45 minutes, Nail Palace
Your manicurist moves efficiently to ﬁle and buffyour nails to your desired shape and length before applying nail lacquer for instantly immaculate tips.
BEST NAIL ART
From $5 per nail, Nail Palace
With 18 locations in Singapore, Nail Palace has over 150 professionally trained nail technicians to offer complete nail care. Watch as your therapist creates your desired nail art with speed and precision.
BEST SPA MANICURE
MILKY WAY SPA MANICURE
$58 for 60 minutes, FE The Nail Lounge
Elevate your manicure experience with this intensely nourishing treatment. Enriched with proteins, vitamins and minerals, the products used (including a scrub, mask and ampoule) replenish parched skin for new-found suppleness.
BEST SPA PEDICURE
SAKURA SAKE PEDICURE
$80 for 60 minutes, Vedure Face, Body & Nail Medispa
Designed to soothe tired legs and smooth dry skin, highlights include a sake and ginger soak to boost circulation, a brown sugar scrub to remove dead skin cells and rice oil to moisturise.
BEST CLASSIC PEDICURE
$42.80 for about 60 minutes, Nail Palace
Expect a swift and no-frills pedicure as your nail technician expertly trims your nails, eliminates cuticles and performs a light massage to energise tired legs.
BEST BROW GROOMING
THREAD + TWEEZE
$27 for 15 minutes, Browhaus
Known for their expertise in brows, rest assured you’re in good hands here at Browhaus. Combining tweezing and threading, your therapist shapes and grooms your brows with expert precision for impeccable arches.
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BEST NON-INVASIVE TIGHTENING TREATMENT
SIGMA LIFTING & TIGHTENING TREATMENT
$700 for 30 minutes, Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
This pain-free treatment was devised to deliver visible lifting effects with just one session by combining High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), galvanic therapy, and microcurrent technology to stimulate various skin tissues. HIFU reaches the dermis to target collagen and elastin regeneration, while a facial massage is carried out using low electric currents to tone facial muscle for optimal product penetration and immediate lifting.
BEST COSMECEUTICAL FACIAL
CALECIM® YOUTH RESTORE FACETHERAPY
$380 for 105 minutes, Privé Aesthetics
Feed your skin with a high concentration protein mix in this results-oriented facial. Packed with essential nutrients that help speed up cellular renewal and restore optimal cellular function, skin is smoother, brighter, ﬁrmer and less prone to inﬂammation.
BEST PORE-REFINING FACIAL
ATLAS KOREAN PORE PURIFICATION FACIAL
$598 for 105 minutes, Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic
Combining cutting-edge Korean aesthetic technology with medical-grade serums, this treatment ﬁrst begins with thorough cleansing and extraction to get rid of dead skin cells and comedones. Next, a customised blend of active ingredients is applied onto skin to hydrate and nourish skin before oxygen is infused to keep bacteria at bay and optimise cellular metabolism. A lymphatic drainage massage is then performed to speed up toxin removal and de-puff the face, while a hydrating mask is applied to seal in moisture.
BEST LIFTING FACIAL
EXILIS SKIN GYM
$449.40 per area, Moyem Medical Aesthetics
Utilising the Exilis Ultra 360, medical-grade radio frequency energy is directed to the area of concern, delivering thermal energy to stimulate collagen synthesis for an instant and gradual tightening effect. Skin is also treated to a blast of antioxidants, peptides and vitamins for a smoother and plumper complexion.
BEST ANTI-AGEING PROGRAMME
$2,988 for 10 sessions, The Aesthetics Medical Clinic
Utilising a scientiﬁcally advanced laser device that provides a combination of thermal lifting and toning properties, this comprehensive anti-ageing treatment emits pulses of laser light into the dermis to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Expect smoother, plumper, more lifted skin.
BEST SKIN-PERFECTING FACIAL
$321 per session, Moyem Medical Aesthetics
This transformative facial harnesses the skin-renewing properties of fruit acid peels to combat pigmentation, acne, wrinkles, enlarged pores, skin laxity, dullness and blemish scars. When combined with ultrasonic cleansing and LED red light therapy, dead skin cells are eliminated and collagen regrowth is enhanced for clearer, brighter, smoother and ﬁrmer skin.
BEST NON-SURGICAL BODY SHAPER
ZIMMER Z LIPO CRYOLIPOLYSIS TREATMENT
$700 for 60 minutes, Kowayo Aesthetic
This new and improved body-sculpting system begins with a suction probe placed over the targeted area, drawing excess adipose tissue into a vacuum to be frozen and destroyed. The cells are then naturally eliminated via the body’s lymphatic system. Next, shockwave therapy is administered to aid in skin tightening and the reduction of stretch marks and cellulite for a more reﬁned silhouette.
BEST QUICK-FIX FACIAL
SCITON FOREVER YOUNG BBL
$380 for 60 minutes, Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic
Great for those who are looking for quick results with minimal downtime, this non-invasive treatment uses light rejuvenation to target signs of photo-ageing for a more youthful appearance. The best part? It only takes about 15 minutes to treat the entire face, and patients can resume their daily activities immediately, making it the perfect lunch-time facial.
MOST REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT PROGRAMME
$550 for 60 minutes, EstheClinic
Widely used for body contouring, cryolipolysis is the process of freezing fat cells so they are destroyed and naturally eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. However, EstheClinic uses a revolutionary technology that enables multiple areas to be treated in one single session. Moreover, it utilises a unique suction method that gradually draws up fatty tissues to reduce pain and discomfort.
BEST CELLULITE BUSTER
KKUM BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT
$535 for 30 minutes per area, Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Target cellulite and tone ﬂabby areas with a mixture of infrared, bipolar radio frequency, lymphatic massage and pulsed vacuum suction. When the vacuum suction is activated, loose skin is pulled into the probe, where radio frequency and infrared are emitted to break down fatty tissues and accelerate collagen and elastin production. The mechanical rolling movement also helps break down fat cells for optimal efficacy.
BEST TONE AND TUCK TREATMENT
ULTIMATE BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT
$888 for 80 minutes, Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic
If you are still faced with stubborn ﬂab despite regular exercise and a balanced diet, try this powerhouse treatment programme. Combining the most cutting-edge solutions in body contouring, radio frequency and acoustic waves are used to break up adipose tissue and stimulate collagen for a ﬁrmer, svelte silhouette.
BEST SMOOTHING TREATMENT
$2,988 for 10 sessions, The Aesthetics Medical Clinic
A culmination of four revolutionary lasers, this power-packed treatment effectively targets collagen remodelling while simultaneously tightening slackened pore walls. The result? Rough and wrinkled skin makes way for a smoother, more radiant complexion.
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BEST COUPLE’S SPA
ROS-MANTIC INDULGENCE FOR TWO
$650+ for 120 minutes, Ikeda Spa Prestige
Treat yourself and your partner to this romantic ritual packed with skin-soothing properties and aromatherapy beneﬁts. The treatment begins with a Japanese onsen in a private couple’s suite. Infused with rose collagen bath salt, luxuriate in a skin-nourishing bath for softer, smoother skin before enjoying Ikeda Spa’s signature Zen Candle Therapy Massage. Specially concocted with rose essential oils, shea, cocoa and almond butters to relieve tension and soothe your senses, this sets the mood for romance and total relaxation.
BEST RELAXING TOP-TO-TOE EXPERIENCE
IMPERIAL BODY & FOOT THERAPY
$308.16 for 120 minutes, The Luxe House
With aims to provide a holistic healing experience, this treatment ﬁrst begins with a 90-minute head and body massage comprising of lymphatic and meridian techniques, as well as the use of natural thermal stones to alleviate aches and tension. Then, your therapist performs a 30-minute foot massage to improve circulation and your overall health.
BEST MOTHERDAUGHTER SPA
What better way to bond with your loved one than at a pampering spa retreat? Indulge in the holistic The Organic Pharmacy Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial ($180++ for 60 minutes), which combines all-natural ingredients, acupressure and lymphatic massages to detox, smooth and brighten skin. At the same time, your daughter can enjoy the Teen Spa ($130++ for 60 minutes), which speciﬁcally caters to the needs of young skin. Complete your spa day out by enjoying facilities like the vitality pool, experiential showers and relaxation lounge.
BEST LUXURY DAY SPA EXPERIENCE
$460 for 180 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
This well-appointed haven is the ideal urban hideout. Complete with saunas, eucalyptus-scented steam chambers and ice fountains, experience these hot and cold therapies to improve sluggish circulation before your scheduled appointment. Then, embark on a sensorial journey as you are treated to a body scrub, massage, facial and a hands or feet ritual (either a manicure or pedicure and massage), before enjoying a delectable lunch at LaBrezza.
For a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern city living, why not book yourself a spa-cation at the luxurious Capella? Nestled in the lush greenery of Sentosa, its tranquil surrounds make for an excellent setting to renew and recharge yourself. From the moment you are checked into your room, expect nothing short of top-notch service and unparalleled indulgence. Whether you prefer to take a dip in the hotel’s multiple pools or luxuriate in a bath overlooking the South China Sea, take your pampering to the next level by booking yourself one of Auriga Spa’s signature treatments. It comprises multiple elements-including a body scrub, a body wrap and a massage-that are designed to provide guests with a holistic experience using 100 percent organic products from The Organic Pharmacy. You are also guaranteed a good night’s rest, thanks to the luxury bedding, so you emerge the next day fully revitalised. Lastly, go ahead and treat yourself to the gastronomic delights available at Capella’s many exquisite restaurants.
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BEST BRIGHTENING FACIAL
MED IPL TREATMENT FACIAL
$813.20 for 75 minutes, Spa Inﬁnity
Reverse the signs of ageing with this treatment, which uses Cellec, an IPL device that delivers fast, safe and effective results through four ways: It stimulates skin cell renewal and collagen synthesis; tightens skin and shrinks the glands that cause acne and other skin problems; reduces the appearance of spots, redness and swelling; and treats pigmentation by destroying melanin in the deeper layers of skin.
BEST HYDRATING FACIAL
DEFINITIVE MEN’S FACIAL
$185 for 60 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
Where better for a quick pick-me-up than at the award-winning Remède Spa? This treatment not only deeply cleanses and hydrates the skin, it also incorporates an anti-ageing and decongesting eye massage to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and ﬁne lines. Finally, a destressing massage for the scalp and neck follows to melt away tension.
BEST SPORTS MASSAGE
$198 for 90 minutes, Lush Spa
Located within the Singapore Polo Club, Lush Spa is known for massages that target aching, fatigued and tight muscles caused by vigorous activities. This starts off with a warm foot bath before your body is treated to an hour-long deep tissue body massage. A Decléor face spa ﬁnishes off the treatment to soothe sun-exposed skin.
BEST DEEP-CLEANSING FACIAL
CHLORO PLASMA BOOSTER TREATMENT BY PERRICONE MD
$380 for 90 minutes, Tarabliss Spa
Perricone MD products are known for their revolutionary approach to anti-ageing, which improve the appearance of common skin issues like ﬁne lines, enlarged pores, loss of elasticity and roughness. Combining thorough cleansing and extraction with a slew of Perricone MD products specially selected to suit your man’s skin type, his skin is replenished with potent ingredients for a smoother, more revitalised mien.
GLOBAL SPA GUIDE
The spas and hotels that offer the ultimate in luxury wellness—for comprehensive treatments and healing rituals, regardless of where work or play takes you
The relaxation deck off ers
unobstructed ocean views. The entry to the
An Ayurvedic healing session
ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS
FOR A TIME-HONOOURED HEALING RITUAL
Set adrift on a remote island, at Anantara Spa, you can indulge in a range of holistic treatments that are guaranteed to be the best investment for your mind and body. The six private treatment suites are set off against the bluest waters in the Indian Ocean and even have a porthole on the floor to see fishes and marine life swim past as you are lulled into a tranquil respite from the world. Here, an Ayurvedic massage is probably the best you will experience outside of India. Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old natural science that off ers pathways towards health and harmony. The Abhyanga Shirodhara 90-minute massage is a combination of an Ayurvedic-style massage and the spa’s signature third-eye treatment using warm, herb-infused oils to induce a state of calmness. After Zek Milk is massaged onto the body, a steady stream of warm medicated oil is poured onto the forehead to restore your forgotten sensations, revitalise the central nervous system and relieve mental tension.
Post-treatment, relax in these
ergonomic reclining chairs
ARMANI HOTEL MILANO
FOR A ROMANTIC TREAT
Set in the centre of Milan’s fashion district, Armani Hotel Milano perfectly combines the glamour of high fashion with the allure of the ancient city, making it perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. Be it a short stopover or an extended stay, each of the 95 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in neutral shades of beige and grey, and well-equipped with an array of lavish comforts and amenities, including Armani furniture and top-of-the-line entertainment. For an instant pick-me-up, try the MU Body Massage at the Armani/SPA. Designed to instill calmness and serenity in the mind and body, this treatment uses slow and firm strokes applied with jasmine body oil to deeply relax and rebalance.
Take a dip in the
pool at Akasha.
FOR AN ALTERNATIVE HEALING EXPERIENCE
In addition to the usual facilities like a sauna and pool, Foaling experience the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre truly lives up to its name, offering a private Hammam, meditation, Watsu (an amalgamation of “water” and “Shiatsu”) and even Reiki-making it the go-to destination for total wellness. Book yourself the 90-minute Cocooning Scrub & Massage Ritual the next time you visit Amsterdam. Fully executed using luxurious Anne Sémonin products, your body is first polished with an exquisite blend of sea salts, white sand, pink quartz crystal powder and aromatic oils to reveal softer, smoother skin. A customisable massage follows to relieve stress and reawaken your senses.
Take in the views
of the city at the relaxation
The spacious couple’s
PARK HYATT BANGKOK
FOR A HEAD-TO-TOE ORGANIC EXPERIENCE
A sanctuary located in the heart of Bangkok, a visit n T to Pañpuri Organic Spa is just what weary bodies need. Comprising eight intimate treatment rooms, the holistic space is a tranquil oasis of chic cream tones, heightened with the calming aroma of lemongrass and lavender. Its motto, “Everything that touches you is organic”, is translated onto everything from the bathrobe to the final cup of soothing tea before you depart. Using hypo-allergenic, natural plant-based ingredients, the spa’s organic products deliver potent results right from the first touch. Try the 90-minute Personalised Massage, which allows you to choose your oil, your preferred style of massage and the area you want to concentrate on. Be sure to set aside extra time to indulge in the spa’s facilities, which include crystal steam rooms, laconium dry-heat rooms, whirlpools and experience showers.
Relax in the spainspired
PARK HYATT SEOUL
FOR A TRIBUTE TO KOREA TRADITIONS
Situated in the upscale Gangnam area of Seoul, there is no shortage of luxury shopping, fine dining and gallery-hopping when you stay at Park Hyatt Seoul. Its guestrooms are among the largest in the city, and each is outfitted with spa-inspired bathrooms, including a deep soaking bath so you can take in the city’s skyline as you luxuriate in the tub at the end of a hectic day. Or book the Korean Balance massage to re-energise and recharge yourself-paying homage to age-old Korean palm and elbow massage techniques, this reatment enhances circulation and works out knots deep within the muscles to alleviate aches and invigorate your body.
The lush Kenting
National Park surrounds
designs fill the guestrooms
FOR BEING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Formerly a presidential guesthouse, Gloria Manor is an eco-luxe retreat nestled amidst the lush greenery of Kenting National Park. Sustainable materials have been used in every part of the construction of the hotel, including local bamboo for the furnishings, and its unique location situated between mountains and beaches means there are endless exploration options for the adventurous. Sign up for a therapeutic yoga programme overlooking the vastness of the verdant landscape or book a slot at the Spa by Valmont. Combining the efficacy of the premium Swiss brand and the spa’s unique butterfly back massage technique, you are guaranteed a soothing session as you are embraced by the elements.
Warm accents create
an inviting vibe
THE ST.REGIS MACAO
FOR TOTAL SKIN REJUVENATION
Perched atop the 38th floor, Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Macao provides panoramic views of Macao’s stunning Cotai Strip. A world away from the buzz of the city, your rejuvenation journey begins the moment you enter this tranquil space. Try the Flawless Diamond Treatment, an all-inclusive session that first begins with a purifying peel to prime skin for maximum absorption of the products that follow. Next, your therapist performs a Gemstone Facial Massage and Eye Revitalising Treatment to restore the skin’s glow by promoting microcirculation. A Youth Diamond Mask then drenches your skin in anti-ageing ingredients for instantly smoother, brighter and firmer skin.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is just a short
walk away from Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.
The treatment rooms incorporate traditional
Korean elements and ultra-modern ﬁnishings
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SEOUL
FOR AN URBAN GETAWAY
Strategically located just steps away from Gyeongbokgung Palace, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul is a peaceful hideout in the heart of the city. A must-try when you visit The Spa, The Purifying Experience is a complete healing session that cleanses the skin, purges the body and clears your mind. Arrive at least an hour prior to your scheduled appointment and begin with the hot and cold pools to boost your circulation. Next, your therapist performs a traditional Korean scrub with a loofah mitt to slough away dead skin cells before a marine nutrient-rich seaweed wrap cocoons your body, ridding it of toxins and infusing it with minerals. After the seaweed wrap has been thoroughly cleansed from the skin, enjoy a restorative deep tissue massage, hair and facial mask as you feel every last bit of tension melt away.
The treatment room
at Aman Spa
AMAN LE MÉLÉZIN
FOR A POST-SKI ANTIDOTE
At 1,850m above sea level in the French Alps, Courchevel is one of the premiere skiing destinations favoured by the super elite. Catering to its well-heeled clientele, the Aman Spa at Aman Le Mélézin off ers holistic rituals for a wellness experience like no other. Try the Le Mélézin Signature, a 110-minute rejuvenating spa journey that’s perfect after a day on the slopes. Beginning with dry brushing to give your body a circulatory boost, a hot stone massage ensues to knead away muscular tension and eliminate lactic acid build-up to soothe aches. Lastly, a deeply nourishing facial rounds up the treatment as it replenishes skin with much-needed moisture and antioxidants to withstand the Alpine elements.
Unwind in Nagomi Spa.
Escape from the hustle and bustle
of the city at Grand Hyatt Tokyo
GRAND HYATT TOKYO
FOR A COMPLETE JAPANESE IMMERSION
Checking into Grand Hyatt Tokyo is the key to a restful stay in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. All 387 rooms and suites are decked out in rich mahogany furnishings with subtle Japanese aesthetics incorporated for a modern luxe finish. At the end of a long day exploring the city, why not visit the Nagomi Spa for some much-needed TLC? Try the Nagomi massage, a unique experience created exclusively for the spa, which combines ingredients like ginger and yuzu with deep-tissue techniques. This improves circulation and relieves muscle tension to restore balance and calm-perfect for shopaholics and business travellers alike.