Ikeda Spa Anma Deep Tissue Massage
"Deep tissue massages have a reputation for being extremely painful, so it was with some trepidation that I decided to try out the Anma Deep Tissue Massage at Ikeda Spa. But you know what they say, "no pain, no gain", and I was eager to get my sore back and shoulders sorted out. While there's no denying that there was some wincing at the start of the treatment, once I got used to the initial pressure, I felt the tension in my body being slowly, but surely released. Try this 60-min massage if your body feels like it's in particularly bad shape after sporting or rigorous activities because it's meant to help relieve soreness and help with muscle recovery." -EL
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Elizabeth Arden Boutique Ultimate Arden Facial
"Planning to pencil in a luxe facial in the middle of a shopping spree? You don't have to look further than the Elizabeth Arden Boutique at Ion Orchard to enjoy a pampering facial. For the full works, ask for the Ultimate Arden Facial, a 60-min facial that also includes an upper body warm stone massage meant to soothe and calm the senses. After your face is cleansed, toned and hydrated, the therapist completes your indulgent session with a hand treatment and scalp massage. Don't want to walk out of the boutique barefaced? The kind sales assistants are on hand to help touch up your makeup, on the house." -EL
Sugar K Organic Peel Bar
"When I heard about the Sugar K Organic Peel, I was skeptical. How could a 15-min facial promise plumper, clearer skin without any downtime that a professional peel usually also delivers on? Sugar K is an extension of Kew Organic’s skincare product business, and modelled after the trendy quick-fix facials that have taken New York by storm. The treatment is amazingly done while you’re enjoying tea and canapes sitting at an actual tabletop bar. The glycolic acid used is derived from organic sugar cane and combined with citrus fruit acids, it's genetle even on sensitive skin. For a few seconds, the peel feels slightly tingly but it not uncomfortable. Minutes later, the peel is neutralized with a mist and skincare from the Kew Organics line to protect your newly-exfoliated complexion. The Sugar K Organic Peel gets a thumbs up from us because it’s super quick, gentle and organic. Best of all, you don't have to remove any eye or lip makeup, so it makes for the perfect lunchtime facial." -NC