Conveying our daily emotions can stress and build tension in our facial muscles over time. Korea Beauty Centre’s kyung-rak massages aim to relax and balance facial muscles to help you achieve your ideal profile and look.
For more than 10 years, Koreans and Japanese have turned to it to maintain their beauty, health and wellness. Traditional Korean massage kyung-rak is a deep-tissue massage that works on the principles of meridian points. According to spa director Si-ra Nam, “Meridians are energy streams that control our every function. When these are blocked, our mental and physical health will be affected. Kyungrak addresses energy imbalances and releases tension while enhancing circulation, detoxification and tonification.”
The massage works for both face and body, with slimming, lifting and smoothing effects. Here, Korea Beauty Centre shares how its two most popular treatments can help you achieve a radiant complexion and slim figure.
The spa’s Lymph Korea Kyung-rak facial is said to be a favourite with Japanese and Korean customers.
The 80-minute facial includes a cleanse-mask-massagemask procedure for the face, neck, shoulders and chest. The treatment drains the skin of excess fluids and toxins while addressing wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation issues. The treatment may be customised according to individual needs. The therapist rounds off the session with a complimentary eyebrow trimming. Once-a-week sessions are recommended, at $130 per session, or $990 for 11 sessions.
THE BODY EXPERIENCE
Those suffering from aching muscles and water retention can look to the spa’s Full Body Treatment. No other treatment makes you feel more like a queen – you get a kyung-rak massage with two masseuses working on your body, one on the top half, the other the bottom half. Together, they knead every inch of your body in the two-hour session.
The masseuses begin by spreading a generous amount of anti-cellulite massage oil all over the body using a warmed hand-held plate-like device. Th e device provides a soothing warm sensation while emitting radio frequency waves that supposedly help break down fat deep within the skin and prep the body for massage.
The masseuses will proceed to use their hands, fists and elbows to soothe aching muscles and stimulate body circulation. The Full Body Treatment is said to enhance the body’s circulatory system, aiding detoxification while relieving fatigue and stress. Customers have reported feeling lighter and refreshed, with smoother and firmer skin, even after one session.
A note to those who do not enjoy strong massages: Koreans generally prefer hard massages and Korean massages are known for strong strokes. Slight bruising may occur, so do let your masseuses know your preference early. For best results, start with weekly sessions for a month, followed by treatments once every two weeks. The regularity of sessions recommended varies with individuals.
Korea Beauty Centre, a traditional Korean spa outfit, has been in Singapore for the past ten years. It provides an authentic Korean spa experience, in which experienced Korean beauty professionals provide traditional Korean treatments for the face and body, using only Korean products. Korea Beauty Centre is at #05-05 Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road, Singapore 228796 (tel: 6734-6037).
Korean Beauty Centre is a winner of the Her World Spa Awards 2015 for Best Asian Traditional Facial for its Lymph Korea Kyung-rak Facial.