Experience bliss at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
Step inside The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and it’s easy to forget that you are in a busy cosmopolitan city. The newly unveiled spa is a picture of tranquillity, with the space transformed into a sanctuary of healing, relaxation and calm following its recent refurbishment; one worthy of its ‘Five Star’ status awarded by the 2012 Forbes Travel Guide.
Inside, an uplifting scent of their signature Quintessence oil wafts through the air, holding the promise of the blissful holistic journey that lies ahead. The contemporary interiors by award-winning and renowned hospitality interior design firm, AB Concept, pay homage to traditional design with a natural palette of warm earth tones, with touches of purple and red. Lacquered panels, crafted to resemble louvered shutters, line the walls while soothing mood lighting casts the interiors with a dreamy glow. Natural wood finishes and mosaic tiles stand out against crafted glass screens and mother-of-pearl accents, creating a delicate landscape of contrasting textures.
The intimate haven boasts six treatment rooms, including two couples’ suites, a manicure-pedicure section, a reflexology area, a tea lounge for relaxation and one-to-one consultation areas. For a spot of romance, book the VIP Treatment Suite, where you can share a therapeutic experience in a private, healing sanctuary together with your loved one. It features a couples’ vitality pool and a luxurious couples’ steam shower in bamboo-inspired marble.
Blending East & West
Keeping in line with the oriental theme, the spa offers a series of results-driven Signature Therapies that have been developed in consultation with specialists in traditional Chinese medicine and master aromatherapists. The therapies originate from Eastern philosophy and combine the relaxing effects of massage with the benefits of bespoke custom-blended essential oils created by award-winning UK-based company, Aromatherapy Associates. Each aromatherapy-based product has been created according to the oriental principles of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The products, which include a range of candles and travel-size oils, are also available for purchase, so you have the option of bringing home your favourite scents to recreate the spa experience in the comfort of your own personal space. Be sure to pick up a bottle of Sacred Frankincense and Mandarin essential oil each as well as a few choice candles.
Pearl of the Orient
A must-try holistic treatment is the Fragrant Pearl, which combines a fusion of traditional Asian ingredients. A delightful orchid scrub leaves your skin soft and supple, preparing it for an exquisite pearl wrap. This is followed by the grand finale of a full body infusion massage incorporating Swedish and Shiatsu techniques, which will lure you to cloud nine.
Indeed, a deep state of relaxation awaits at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, which promises to rebalance and restore your body, mind and soul.