Don’t worry. You don’t have to buy a coupon deal, cross the borders or even break your back for it.
This one-in-a-million sanctuary is strategically located in the heart of the heartland, easily accessible by any public transportation options.
Hougang dwellers rejoice! Secret Wellness is located at Blk 683 Hougang Avenue 8, #01-895 Hougang Singapore 530683.
Here are some of the services rendered by the parlor:
You can also view their full menu here.
I’ve been wearing heels everyday for the past few days so I requested for a 60-minute foot reflexology program and full-body massage to calm my aching tootsies and back.
Before conducting the foot massage, Wisz, owner of Secret Wellness, recommended a ginger herbal soak to boost blood circulation for detoxing and to reduce swelling of the feet.
I thought that was pretty interesting. I knew ginger eases digestion and an upset stomach but never knew it can be used externally for detoxification too.
Anyway, here comes the foot soak!
Caution – hot!
I made a huge mistake of not letting Wisz know about my low heat threshold and almost ended up scalding my feet! Eeeep!
Wisz quickly gave my feet a cold shower by pouring chilled water over them. My therapist of the day, Faz, also smoothed some vaseline over the area to soothe it.
With all that pampering, the redness reduced pretty quickly and I could enjoy the goodness of the herbal foot soak again.
After 10 minutes of soaking my worn out feet, they felt refreshed and imbued with life. Haha!
Artistic capture of my energized feet!
I was served a warm cup of tea during the foot soak.
Tea + Foot Soak = A match made in heaven.
Faz proceeded to the next item on the list – foot reflexology therapy.
She explained that the treatment seeks to also improve metabolism, strengthen the immune system and cure stiffness of muscles.
Well, Faz has six years of experience in foot reflexology so I trust her wholeheartedly and let her do her thing.
She wrapped each foot with a towel and gave them a few strong rubs before she unwrapped them again to apply direct pressure to my reflex channels.
I guess you belles know by now that foot reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s organs and glands. For example, the toes represent the head and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung region.
You can see this chart for a better picture of the different zones.
|Images credits: http://www.enjoyrelaxingmoments.abmp.com/foot-reflexology|
I often suffer from symptoms of gastritis so it was no surprise that I felt uncomfortable when she touched the ‘stomach zones’.
After a gruelling yet healthful massage, Faz removed the ointment that she’d applied during the massage with an antiseptic towel. I was surprised by this gesture as most therapists will just leave you greasy and irky. Haha!
Well, she explained that these are the exact reasons why she removed it – for a clean and grease-free finish after a comforting massage.
Then Faz went on to prepare the room for my 60-min Javanese massage.
While she was doing that, I decided to explore the premises.
And I was awed by their wall of achievements and positive reviews. 🙂
And the room is ready!
The cozy massage room was reminiscent of a decadent Bali resort with lush silk bed sheets that resembled traditional indonesian fabric. They were tastefully paired with elegant satin curtains and romantic ambient lighting.
And the massage? B-R-I-L-L-A-N-T. Faz stayed true to the principles of a traditional Javanese massage with long and firm massage strokes that are both relaxing and gratifying.
So a soothing foot soak and an invigorating body and feet massage later, my energy was revived and I was all ready to conquer another 10 miles in heels! Haha!
All in all, it was a great experience. You should have seen the way they fussed over preparing the rooms and accommodating my every need. I just loved how they made me feel like a VIP with their attentiveness and gentleness. Their pocket-friendly prices are certainly a bonus.
4 Honeyz crowns for Secret Wellness!
|From left to right: Wisz, me and Faz.|
Saw these on my way out.
Regular spa goers and students say YAY!
Contact Secret Wellness at +65 6387 7729 or visit their website at www.streetdirectory.com/secret-wellness for their latest promotions.
Address: 683 Hougang Avenue 8, #01-895 Hougang (S)530683
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