Ikeda Spa – Japanese Spa in Singapore
I had the pleasure of visiting Ikeda Spa in Singapore last week. Ikeda Spa is Singapore’s first traditional Japanese spa. I purchased a Groupon voucher six months ago and had almost forgotten about it until I found it in the post-move clean up. I bought the voucher because I loved the idea of trying out a spa that was different from most of the others here in Singapore. I thought a traditional Japanese spa would be a nice change. I am very glad I did as I had a wonderful experience there. I had a 90-minute customized facial, eye treatment and lip treatment. I also received a voucher to be used on my next facial which is 80% savings off the full price. Even if I didn’t get the voucher for next time I definitely would return.
At Ikeda Spa they have done an exquisite job of creating a relaxing, zen-like atmosphere. The moment you enter the door a feeling of peacefulness surrounds you. It has been designed to give you a feeling of being in an authentic “ryokan” which is a traditional Japanese inn. They offer traditional Japanese treatments such as “Ganbanyoku” a heated rock bed that provides the benefits of a sauna and massage in one. Another is the “Hinoki Buro” where you bathe in a Japanese cypress wooden bath for ultimate relaxation. In addition to these authentic treatments they have different facial and massage treatments. I had a customized facial that was excellent. Upon your arrival and after receiving some tea, your therapist sits down with you to discuss your skin, your current skin care regimen, any concerns you have, whether or not you want extractions, etc. It was probably one of the most thorough conversations I’ve had with a therapist prior to a facial which I really liked. Everyone working at Ikeda Spa is very polite and you can tell they truly care about your experience while at the spa.
The treatment room I was in was very nice. I could have sworn the spa was brand new but my therapist told me it had been there for two years. It was immaculate and all the decor and furnishings looked very new. Everything stays within the Japanese “ryokan” theme throughout from the wall decorations to the music. All of this combined really gives you a feeling like you just flew away to Japan for a spa treatment.
My facial itself was wonderful which included a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extractions (per my request), mask, moisturizer, toner and one of the best facial massages I’ve ever had. I’m not exaggerating when I say that. The therapist really knew what she was doing when it came to the face massage. It was pure bliss. The eye and lip treatments were both very nice also. I did notice a difference in the delicate under eye area after the facial. My whole face looked brighter, refreshed and my skin felt great.
After your treatment again while your enjoying either tea or water you are asked to provide comments on your experience at Ikeda Spa. I had no problem taking 5 minutes to complete this for them. The only area I noted for improvement was for the therapist to explain the various products used during the facial but that’s just my personal preference so it isn’t a big deal.
Ikeda Spa has a Facebook page and you can find them on Twitter: @IkedaSpa in addition to their website. If you’re living in Singapore or even just visiting and would like a more unique spa experience I highly recommend Ikeda Spa.
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