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BODY TREATMENTS $535 for 60 minutes, Mendis Aesthetics
Sculpt, firm and relax—whatever your body needs, these treatments will take care of it
BEST LUXURIOUS TREATMENT AUTEUR REGENERATIVE THERAPY $492.20 for 90 minutes, Freia Aesthetics
If ever you are in need of extra-special pampering, turn to this luxurious treatment that uses products from German skincare brand Auteur. It boasts effective skincare formulas that supercharge skin’s regenerative powers so that it remains at an optimal condition. Enhancing the skincare formulas are LED light therapy to boost collagen synthesis, as well as Dermo Electroporation (DEP) to improve the penetration of active ingredients deep into the skin.
BEST NECK LIFT TREATMENT PROFHILO – NECK From $1,500 for 45 minutes, La Clinic
If you’re paying the price for not giving enough attention to the skin on your neck, Profhilo can help. Formulated as an injectable moisturiser, Profhilo is administered at specific points on the neck to trigger a bio-remodelling process that boosts collagen and elastin production. Its low viscosity means it spreads easily to deliver results, so skin appears hydrated, lifted and plump post-treatment.
BEST PORE-REFINING TREATMENT SYLFIRM X $695.50 for 45 minutes, Mizu Aesthetic Clinic
Lines, pigmentation and pimples aren’t the only thing that can affect skin texture—enlarged pores are very much one of the main culprits behind dull skin. Sylfirm X delivers radiofrequency (RF) through microneedling, a procedure that tackles the appearance of large pores. The controlled damage from RF stimulates skin’s healing process to tighten and minimise pores. As a result of this controlled micro-injury, collagen synthesis is triggered, improving skin laxity around the pores and making them appear smaller.
BEST REJUVENATING TREATMENT PROFIHILO - FACE $1,400 for 45 minutes, La Clinic
Moisture is the key to maintaining supple skin and Profhilo is an injectable that contains a stabilised blend of hyaluronic acid of high and low molecular weights, which acts as a moisture reserve for skin. In addition, Profhilo also improves the overall appearance by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which fill out fine lines so that your complexion appears smoother and more youthful.
BEST ALL-IN-ONE PAMPERING TREATMENT SIGNATURE MASSAGE $176.55 for 60 minutes, Oasia Spa
If the last two years has done a number on your body, it’s time to let go of your burdens and stresses with this full-body massage. It employs a blend of three Asian massage techniques—Thai, Indian and Shiatsu—to soothe muscle tension and ease the body into deep relaxation. Personalise the session by letting the therapist know if there are any particularly sore areas to focus on.
BEST ANTI-CELLULITE TREATMENT INDIBA DEEP CARE BODY CONTOURING From $257.60 for 45 minutes, Bespoke Aesthetics Clinic
The INDIBA Deep Care device uses radiofrequency waves at 448 kHz, the level which is said to produce the best therapeutic outcomes. It breaks down cellulite and fatty deposits, increases cellular metabolic rate and promotes circulation, which helps to remove the unwanted fat via the body’s natural metabolic functions. The gentle heat from the radiofrequency waves also improves collagen production, so skin appears firmer and more taut, resulting in shapelier contours over time.
BEST BODY SCULPTING TREATMENT EMSCULPT NEO $856 for 30 minutes, Mendis Aesthetics
Reducing fat and strengthening muscles while you’re basically doing nothing is no longer a pipe dream. This body sculpting treatment helps you work out a sweat while you are lying down. The secret is in its radiofrequency waves and high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves that break down fatty tissue and stimulate muscle contractions. A 30-minute session is equivalent to 24,000 crunches—an impossible number even if you’re a fitness buff. It can be used as a standalone treatment to help you achieve a shapely silhouette, or to enhance your regular fitness routine for better results.
BEST BODY-SHAPING MASSAGE DEEP RF BODY SCULPTING MASSAGE $288 for 30 minutes, Dermstetiq Medispa
Sculpt your curves with this body-shaping treatment. The device emits radiofrequency waves that heat up the deeper dermal layers of skin. This helps to break down visceral fat, while stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis so that skin feels firm and taut, allowing you to achieve a slimmer silhouette.
BEST DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE AND BODY POLISH $296 for 70 minutes, Jean Yip Loft
If a sedentary office life has left you with chronic tension in the shoulders, a painful neck and an aching back, seek relief with this deep tissue massage. With measured and firm strokes similar to that of a Swedish massage, overworked muscles and knots are eased and the entire body feels lighter and more relaxed after.
BEST DETOX EXPERIENCE VERTEBRA MOXIBUSTION WELLNESS $469 for 60 minutes, The Ultimate
Remedy the effects of sitting for long hours with a treatment that’s focused on the spine and back. Centred on the TCM practice of moxibustion, heat is applied on meridian points to unblock them and improve the overall blood circulation and detoxification. The body feels re-energised post treatment, mitigating the effects of any soreness along the back.
BEST FAT-BUSTING TREATMENT FAT FREEZE 360 From $288 for 60 minutes, MODE Aesthetics
Let’s face it, spending hours at the gym doesn’t always mean you get the body you desire. Target stubborn pockets of fat with this treatment, which uses cryotherapy to freeze fatty tissues so that it is then broken down by the body’s natural metabolic functions and flushed out by the lymphatic system. Different applicators target different sections of the body, such as love handles, flabby arms, jelly belly and inner thighs—areas where stubborn fat typically resides.
BEST HOT STONE MASSAGE HEALING HIMALAYAN HOT SALT STONE MASSAGE $235 for 90 minutes, Chi, The Spa Shangri-La Singapore
If revenge travelling has left your body weary from jetlag, look no further than Chi, The Spa’s rejuvenating hot stone massage. Using heated natural salt stone crystals that are packed with 84 types of naturally occurring minerals and salts, the grounding properties of these salt stones are also thought to balance the central nervous system, create a feeling of deep relaxation and promote better sleep.
BEST NECK TREATMENT ULTRASKIN HIFU
Using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), this treatment targets the deeper muscle layer of the skin for a tightening and lifting effect. At a depth of 1.5mm, HIFU targets parts of the face and neck with thinner skin. At a depth of 3mm, HIFU reaches the layer of the skin where structural collagen is located to stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. Lastly, at 4.5mm, the muscles are stimulated to provide a lifting effect that improves lax skin.