TRADITIONAL SPA TREATMENTS
There are thousands of spa treatments across the world. Here are some of our favourites in South-East Asia and the Pacific.
Fiji, Cocodil Bobo Combo foot massage: Wild-crafted Fijian nut oils and traditional Fijian massage are highlighted in this signature treatment of Sigatoka Spa, located in the popular holiday town Sigatoka on Fiji’s Coral Coast. This foot and lowerleg massage combines reflexology with Shiatsu, Thai and Swedish massage techniques. See sigatokaspafiji.webs.com.
Singapore massage: The Chinese, Malay and Indian massage techniques used during this treatment at Singapore’s Swissotel Merchant Court are specific to those ingrained in the city’s cultural heritage. Over 90 minutes the lavish treatment rebalances the mind and spirit, expels fatigue, tension and stress, and banishes excess body heat. See swissotel.com/ hotels/singapore-merchant-court.
Sydney, Yanko Jindalee: The unusual name originates from Australia’s Northern Territory and means running water on skin, and all ingredients used in the treatment are native. Over 75 minutes at The Darling Spa, Australian native aromatic oils are blended with desert salts to leave your skin clean and purified. After a warm water massage, cherry alder body lotion is applied to smooth the skin. There’s also a scalp massage with a quandong-infused hair mask.