Everyone deserves some "me" time, especially during stressful periods when you're feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.
Having some quality time to yourself isn't just a chance to relax and recharge your batteries, it can also strengthen your relationship with others when you emerge refreshed and ready to be more present with them.
If you're ever in the mood to splurge on your "me" time, Ikeda Spa offers a Japanese-style spa experience in Singapore that you can pamper yourself with. They're currently having 40% off their Japanese onsen and massage packages.
Keep reading to find out more!
Nestled among lush greenery in Bukit Timah, Ikeda Spa is an out-of-Singapore relaxing retreat with Japanese-inspired interiors and a Japanese zen garden.
P.S. Check out Keyaki, a restaurant in Singapore that also has an impressive Japanese zen garden.
But the attraction at Ikeda Spa that'll really transport you to a "holiday in Japan" is their Hinoki Onsen Bath. Like its name suggests, the bath is handcrafted with hinoki wood, aka Japanese cypress, from Japan. Once reserved for royalty and building palaces and shrines, this precious wood is now used in luxurious settings like as sushi counters in fine dining restaurants Masaaki and Waku Ghin.
When used as an onsen bath, Hinoki wood releases mineral oils with soothing scents, anti-bacterial properties and many other therapeutic benefits.
You'll have a choice of five bath salts to soak in for different aromatherapy and benefits:
- Ryujin Onsen: a soothing, nourishing and rejuvenating bath with milky peach water and a clean scent of wild cherry blossom.
- Ureshino Onsen: clear golden onsen waters high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride which feels incredibly smooth on the skin.
- Noboribetsu Onsen: popular hot spring in Hokkaido for relaxation with luminous milky white water and the aroma of crisp, clean air.
- Yamashiro Onsen: fatigue-reliving bath with milky blue water and the flowery aroma of a sweet iris.
- Tsuta Onsen: milky green water with a gentle wildflower fragrance that helps boost blood circulation.
They have three single packages on sale at 40% off ($197.20, U.P.: $331.70). Each includes a 30-minute session at Hinoki Onsen and a 1-hour massage of your choice from three types of massages.
For relaxation and to treat your skin to some TLC, go for the Zen Candle Therapy massage. Made of 100% soy wax, the candle doesn't just set the ambience, it melts into a salve. With a sensation of warm silk on the skin, the nourishing salve is coupled with a massage to knead out muscle knots and soothe dull aches.
The Elemental Aromatherapy massage has a fusion of eastern and western massage techniques. There are five elemental essential oils to choose from: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each has different healing properties from aiding sleeplessness to de-stressing.
If you prefer to sweat it out, go for the Ganbanyoku Detox massage. This treatment is performed on a heated Hakone volcanic rock bed known as ganbanyoku. While the therapists are relieving your knotted muscles, the heated rocks will bathe your skin in infrared rays and negative ions to detoxify, accelerate metabolism and even leave you in a better mood.
For some quality bonding time with your other half or bff, Ikeda Spa also has a couple package with VIP Couple Suite at 25% off ($436.00, U.P.: $ 577.80) per couple. That makes it $218 per person. The package includes 30 minutes at Hinoki Onsen and either an Elemental Aromatherapy or Zen Candle Therapy massage.
Attached to the VIP couple spa suite is the Rotenburo outdoor hot tub, an exquisite wooden tub that surrounded by a bamboo wall and mural of a natural onsen.
Book your Japanese onsen + massage package here -> klook.com.
More experiences in Singapore to feel like you're in Japan:
- Joya Onsen Cafe: traditional Japanese onsen opening soon in Jurong
- Suzuki Coffee: coffee roaster cafe w. Kyoto vibes in Jurong
- Roji Monster Ice Cream: minimalist Japanese-style dessert cafe w. cute shaved ice cream
- MoMiJi Cafe: Kyoto-style cafe w. gourmet sandos and photo ops of 4 seasons in Japan
- Brown Butter: cafe at Orchard that's filled with pink sakura trees
- Japanese expat recommends 7 authentic & affordable Japanese restaurants in SG
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Text by: GirlStyle SG