I needed a massage badly. All the burdens of modern society – I could feel them on my shoulders, weighing upon me like a boulder.
Truth be told, I would usually only go for spa escapades in neighbouring shores like Johor Bahru or Thailand, only because of their so-kind-to-wallet price tags. I had to admit, like any true blue Singaporean, I only opt for the budget-er options. The only spa package I had signed here was that of a boutique which was just steps away from my old work place. Even so, I only committed a mini package.
Face it. For a $60 per hour session, I could get the same at half the price elsewhere. Then again, how often could I return to get my massage fix, knowing that each time I would need to incur travel costs as well?
Recently while surfing Facebook, Healing Touch Spa caught my eye. Apparently, it has wide recommendations on social media. Boasting 45,000+ like on its Facebook page, I noticed a handful of friends who are its fans too! I would be lying if I said that I was not the least bit curious. In my mind, I was thinking: There are probably a million spas around, so what makes this one special?
To my surprise, its founder and CEO, Mr Joshua Lung is actually willing to take me and a partner on for a free session. So, last weekend, Pear and I headed down to their newest branch at Orchid Country Club. (Read on to find out an exclusive promotion only for our readers – YOU!)
The new branch at Orchid Country Club is located just beside the swimming pool area. The entire boutique may not be very big but it exudes a warm and cosy ambience – essentials for a relaxing unwind.
We were greeted by Mel, whose friendly demeanour added assurance. She took some time to explain the various packages that are available. There are massage, slimming, and facial packages that cater for a top to toe pampering session. We were entitled to a one hour spa massage and a half hour body scrub each.
I was pleasantly surprised to be able to choose from an assortment of scrubs. I did not remember being so spoilt for choices while I was at other spas! These are newly launched organic scrubs that are more expensive and harder to find elsewhere. Lemongrass, rose, and ginger are for those who have less sensitive skin and do not mind a “heavier” spread. Apple Aloe Vera and Mango Papaya are more moisturising and hence more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
As we proceeded to our individual rooms, I couldn’t help but notice the neat corridor with its modern decor – immediately pleasing to the eyes.
I especially like how minimalism works so well for its interior. Nothing jarringly fanciful or psychedelic to send dizzying spells down your spine. What we have here is wooden charm with a modern touch.
My session started with a half-hour body scrub, something that I have rarely tried. My therapist for the day was Sally and she was a Thai who spoke to me in Mandarin. Throughout the session, she was very meticulous in asking me from time to time whether I felt any pain, or if the strength was just right for me.
I had Asian Fusion Oil massage after that. And I had to say it was one of the best spa sessions I ever had. Every stroke the therapist made sent me into momentary bouts of divine ecstasy. It was as if for that moment, all the cares in the world were kneaded away.
I had to say, my skin felt baby-smooth after the session, probably due to the Apple Aloe Vera scrub I had. Not only that, I felt revitalised and invigorated, and definitely ready to face life’s challenges!
Well, that would be a bit of an exaggeration, but honestly speaking, I loved everything about this quaint spa boutique. I like especially how ‘hard-selling’ is not a mantra here. The folks at Healing Touch is all out for customer experience. I saw this Caucasian woman conversing with the receptionists as though they were long time friends! Spas are supposed to be warm and welcoming, aren’t they?
And before I end this post, here is a little interview session with the master behind this well-raved spa on social media – CEO and founder of Healing Touch Spa, Mr Joshua Lung.
1) Is there a significance behind the name “Healing Touch”?
3) What sets Healing Touch apart from other spas in Singapore?