Lack of exercise, long hours at the desk and staring at your computer can leave you feeling bloated and with tired, aching muscles. This intensive body massage uses a mixture of oriental techniques (to help detoxify and energise) as well as soothing Swedish strokes.
The 90-minute treatment begins with a dry massage with Asian Tui Na influence, using firm strokes and strong pressure on your lymph nodes to help drain toxins and excess water. After about 45 minutes, the therapist then begins the second portion of the treatment: a deep tissue massage to relax and soothe stiff muscles using a warm blend of rosemary, ginger, lavender and black pepper oils which supposedly help to boost blood circulation and is beneficial to joints.
This really married the best of both worlds. The first portion, while slightly uncomfortable, made me feel lighter and more refreshed after the treatment. The Swedish massage portion was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep, and it also helped to work out the knots in my muscles. Another plus: the oil blend left my skin feeling softer and much more hydrated. $240, The Fullerton Spa (The Fullerton Hotel mezzanine floor, tel: 6877-818)
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