Was having my long-awaited off day, so I decided to go for Spa right after my facial, and I had like a few hours before my hair appt at Cleo.
To be honest, I have been eyeing to try out the spa at Ikeda Spa, but because my time schedule is really tight (almost every week), I couldn’t find time to go and try out this spa.
I had a hard time looking for the place coz I thought it was within the shopping malls, but it was actually located outside the carpark of level 5.
Anyway, when I reached there, it looks like a ryokan to me! It was really nice, and when I enter in, there was a lady to greet me despite me being late for a few minutes. After that, I was given a wet towel, and a cold tea to rest first before going thru with the registrations, and also with the explanations of different massages. They had a total of about 4 to 5 massages, ranging from soft to hard, and being scared of pain, I went for the lightest one, which was ‘Inyou Relaxation’, where they use a oil to do massage. They also have the ‘Shiatsu Accupunture’, ‘Samurai Deep Tissue’ ‘Zen Music Massage’ and more (I might be wrong about the names, if I’m wrong, please correct me, and I’ll change it)
After choosing the type of massage I wanted, I was shown to a room to change into yukata. There were only 3 rooms available then, and it was pretty quiet. The yukata there was abit different from normal yukata, and I tried to wear the normal yukata way, realised that it was too short to fold, so I just wore it as normal.
I was given about 30 mins in the onsen, and inside the onsen (sorry, no pics), it was the same as the ones I’ve experienced in Japan!! So, I took a shower first before entering in, and it was super good! Everything looks very artificial, but it was pretty good, and also, I was the only one inside, which means I get to enjoy the onsen all by myself!
I took around 25 mins, and used another 5 mins to change out.
And then I went back to my room for massage!! Was looking forward to the massage. I find the massage overall to be good, and I really enjoyed myself, coz the lady used the correct amount of strength, and I could feel that the ache on my waist was getting better, and I almost fell asleep! But I was trying my best to keep track of time, as I had a hair appt at 5pm. The massage actually lasted for more than an hour, and I felt refresh after the massage.
Here are some pics that I’ve took before heading out of the room.
My room was Aki, and it had the feel of Aki (which means Autumn)
That’s me and my spastic face right after the massage. My face was pretty bare, as I had facial before, so if I scared you with this pic, my apologies.
Overall, the service at Ikeda Spa was good, and I didn’t sign for any membership as I was in a rush for my next appt, and they were not pushy at all, which I like! I told them I will consider, but I may probably not sign up, but just go for some sessions if I needed. I know of some massage places being very pushy, and I didn’t like their style of pushing. Might be trying out Ikeda Spa Bukit Timah outlet if I can find time, coz I saw that they had Ganbanyoku over there, which is good for burning loads of calories!!
I hope that you have enjoyed this review (this is not a paid review!!), and do enjoy their spa if you miss Japan’s onsen as much as I do!!!