Mother's day lunch, check. Beautiful bouquet of flowers, check.
If you're looking to treat mum to something extra special this year, why not book her one of these ultra-luxe and super pampering treatments instead? Better yet, treat yourself as well and make it a fun mother-daughter day out.
Here are some of our current favourites:
Clarins Tri-Active Body Treatment
Say goodbye to pesky cellulite and hello to a svelter silhouette with the Contour Shaper Body Treatment at the Clarins Skin Spa. This 40min body-shaping massage tones 'problem' areas by using targeted, precise hand movements to 'soften' tissues and stimulate lymphatic circulation. The accompanying trio of power-packed products (Clarins Contour Body Treatment Oil, Clarins Body Shaping Cream and ClarinsPRO Contouring or Firming Supplement) provide a great complement to the firming treatment.
Use with the Clarins Body Fit at home for the best results.
Clarins Skin Spa, #05-05/06/07 Wheelock Place, Tel: 6838 5060
Hair Botox + Fillers Programme
Botox and fillers for hair? It sounds almost ludicrous, but the results are definitely anything but. Suitable for all hair types, this treatment is particularly great for bleached or overly processed hair (think: too much perming or rebonding). In just two hours, tresses will be transformed by this deeply conditioning and reparative programme, thanks to a custom blend of unique processes and products that include silk protein, ceramide, amino oil complex, keratin, jojoba and avocado oils. Besides the in-salon treatment, you'll also be given a specially-prescribed haircare set that you can use at home to further maintain the results over the next two months.
Chez Vous, #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium, Tel: 6732 9388
Ikebana Mother's Day Edition Spa
For a truly pampering head-to-toe experience, try the Ikebana Mother's Day Edition Spa at Ikeda Spa Prestige. The 90-minute treatment starts with a warm Carnation Foot Scrub that will soothe tired feet and encourage better blood circulation. Next, the Elemental Back Massage, which uses an aromatic blend of carnation essential oils, relaxes while promoting detoxification. Don't be lulled to sleep, because what follows next is an invigorating Bamboo Body Scrub and Carnation Body Wrap. As the body basks comfortably in the warm wrap, the therapist uses Japanese river stones for a gentle Facial Hot Stone Massage.
Ikeda Spa Prestige, #05-22 Clark Quay Central, Tel: 6388 8080
Damai Facial Package
Gift mum a dewy, glowing complexion for the months ahead with this package of five 60-minute sessions of ESPA Re-Hydrator Facials. After a skin analysis, the face treatment oil and mask is applied (extraction is also available as an option), while a head massage soothes the busiest of mothers into a gentle slumber. The result? Deeply nourished skin, and five hours of utter bliss.
Damai Spa at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Tel: 6738 1234
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