Hope January has been treating you right so far! After all the festive parting last month, its back to the daily grind once again (dang). Keep your energy levels high, mind and body relaxed with a spa treat at the newly opened Serena Spa, conveniently located on level 4 of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.
Serena Spa started out in Maldives 18 years ago, then merged with HOE Wellness Pte Ltd, India’s leading spa brand which owns and operates 40 spas across India, Seychelles, Spain and India under the brand names Serene Spa, Aristo Spa, Spazure and Spa Express.
The minimalistic and contemporary interior of Serene Spa is a refreshing change from the usual spa themes. Sip on some tea and wind down at the spa lobby, decked out in warm woods, camel tones and a touch of muted tiffany blue.
Serena Spa sets itself apart from her competitors, who tend to offer limited personal shower and steam facilities, with 5 luxurious spa suites- all equipped with private en suite steam room and rain shower.
Each spa suite is specially designed for a particular spa experience, for example the Marma Suite for Ayurveda-inspired massage where 109 marmas (nerve endings) are stimulated with the therapist’s feet and later by hand using long, sweeping strokes.
Love birds can reconnect in the Adam & Eve Suite over a deep relaxing massage, performed by 2 masseurs simultaneously.
Upon arrival, guests are given a questionnaire to complete. Next, the therapist will check if you prefer mild, medium or firm massage strength and if you have any other concerns. I love the calming scent of essential oils hence the aromatherapy Serenity Full Body Massage ($160 for 60min, $220 for 90 min) was highly recommended.
Take your time to choose your favourite oil blend, over a spot of ginger tea. Selection includes:
Invigorating Blend: Sesame Seed Oil, Sida, Milk Butter, Butter Milk Oil, Hogweed, Wild Asparagus Costus, Indian Valerian, Tea Tree Oil, Neroli Oil, Cypress, Geranium, Orange Oil, Jojoba Oil and Wheatgerm Oil.
Sensual Blend: Himalaya Cedarm Sandalwood, Indian Sarasparilla, Indian Gooseberry, Indian Madder, Lavender Oil, Clary Sage, Galbanum, Petitgrain Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil.
Relaxation Blend: Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Grape Seed, Grater Galangal, Sesame Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil & Sweet Flag
Stimulating Blend: Sesame Seed Oil, Groundnut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Himalaya Cedar, India Water Lily, Dill, Indian Madder, Geranium, Grapefruit, Rosemary and Patchouli Oil
Bliss Blend: Centela Asiatica, Indian Sarsapilla, Ashwagandha Oil, Chest Tree, Sesame Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Orange Oil, Rosewood, Rose Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Galbanum Oil.
Dip your feet into a warm footbath and enjoy a foot massage on a comfy armchair, before sinking onto the bed for the full body massage which relieves muscle tension and improve blood circulation. As the therapist expertly kneads at all the stiff knots, I drifted off into a deep slumber.
Serena Spa’s pampering body massage relaxes and rejuvenates the body and senses- perfect for the modern woman leads and increasingly hectic lifestyle that comes with inadequate rest and excessive stress
Apart from an assortment of massage treatments, patrons can complete their wellness experience with body scrubs, wraps and Kerstin floral facials.
There’s Manicure & Pedicure services to pamper your nails, as well as Hair & Scalp Care to revitalise your tresses.
Many thanks to Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and Serena Spa for the invite.