When Love And Aches Collide – Deborah Tan
That answer presented itself today in the form of Clarins Skin Spa’s latest treatment – Deep Touch Massage. Launched yesterday, this is a massage that stays on your mind long after the treatment is over. As far as massages go, it ticks all the boxes.
The massage begins with a pre-treatment ritual.
Now, don’t for a minute think that pre-treatment rituals are a waste of time. They are very crucial in making sure you are mentally and physically ready for the massage that comes after. For me, I appreciate a good pre-treatment ritual because I’m super conscious of my dirty feet. Having the therapist wipe my feet with a towel first puts me at ease because I know she won’t have to suffer foot-pong while working on my knots.
Once that’s out of the way, she puts me through some deep breathing exercises to further relax my body.
The Deep Touch Massage uses strong pressure movements to relieve tension and soreness in the muscles. What makes this different from other tui-na or acupressure-inspired massages is the use of the Honey Massage Gel.
Developed specially for use in the treatment, the product pours out of its jar in a viscous texture like honey. It’s warmed beforehand and so you can imagine just how heavenly it must feel on the skin to have it drizzled down onto you. As the product gets massaged into the body, the honey transforms into ultra-fine oil for maximum absorption. The sensorial pleasure you get is – trust me – unbelievable. There are two variants to choose from – “Tonic”, which tones up the skin and boosts blood circulation, and “Relax”, which erases away the tension and stress you’re holding onto after a week’s work.
It doesn’t sound like much. But that’s why it’s a great massage. It doesn’t pretend to impress with things like high-tech machines, rollers, electronic pads, it doesn’t tell you its hand movements are a combination of 10 massages from never-heard-before lands. What makes this massage so unforgettable is the attention to the details and the quality of the oil used. Although the massage lasts for just one hour, you don’t feel like you’ve not “had enough”. It is thorough and it delivers.
Words simply cannot describe how superb this massage is. The only way to find out is to try it for yourself.
But for me, I rate this as one of the best massages I’ve had in Singapore. It walks away with a high 95/100 and I’m definitely booking myself for another one soon.
Deep Touch Massage is available at Clarins Skin Spa at #05-05 Wheelock Place.
Tel: 6838 5060
A 60-minute treatment costs $175