They say money can’t buy you happiness. We beg to differ, thanks to these amazing spas for every budget.
Sometimes, all you need is a short break. And no, we’re not talking about a quick getaway. Maybe it reminds you to slow the F down or it’s a great way to calm your mind, but it’s always a good idea to treat your body to a spa sesh. We’ve created an exciting list of spa treatments suited for every budget. So whether you’re looking for the ultimate zen experience without breaking the bank or you don’t mind splurging (cos’ you can’t put a price tag on sanity), there’s something for everyone here!
Best spas for every budget in Singapore
Under $100: Fuss-free favourites
1. Spa Nes
Opulence and serenity at under $100? A dream come true at Spa Nes. If you have no time for a trip, Spa Nes gives you a mini getaway experience with their facilities. The five-in-one massage ($78, 60 minutes) covers your head, back, shoulders, neck, and feet for full body relief. What we’re eyeing is the all-day spa pass at only $68. It gives you access to the jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room, and even comes with free-flow snacks.
Spa Nes, Level 2, Aneex@Furama Riverfront Hotel, 407 Havelock Road, Singapore 169634
There’s no need to travel all the way to Thailand for your massage fix. There are many parlours in Singapore offering services that are very close to the real deal. Case in point: Healthland’s Traditional Thai Massage ($70, 60 minutes) will leave you feeling all relaxed. Of course, the place is pretty no-frills but rest assured it’s a hygienic setting with experienced therapists.
Healthland, 252A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058801
3. Nimble and Knead
Pop by this quaint and super cool massage parlour – which is built from shipping containers, btw – before your afternoon cuppa at Tiong Bahru. Ward off your tension and aches with a range of body massages, scrubs and a combination of body and foot massages from $76. Our eyes are on the Lime Luffa Buffer ($69, 45 minutes). This exfoliating scrub will protect you from pollution and UV rays, thanks to the vitamin C in lime, and will leave you with that post-spa glow from neck to toe.
Nimble Knead, #01-28, 66 Eng Watt Street, Singapore 160066
4. Healing Touch
Highlighting holistic wellness, Healing Touch offers pampering sessions for orthopaedic disorders, water retention and anti-aging. Sure, you have your usual deep tissue and shiatsu massages, but we recommend trying the 4P Tension Relief Massage ($67.41, 60 minutes). It’s a great mix of Swedish, deep tissue, Thai and acupressure massages. After all, the 4P experience translates to the “right pressure, points, pace and pampering affair”. Tip: top up for an additional 30 minutes at just a little over $30.
Healing Touch, multiple locations including Novena, Tampines, and Yishun
No fuss and no frills over here, just darn good services. Natureland receives top marks for its rejuvenating massages. We suggest the 5-in-1 Therapy ($62.06, 60 minutes) for a mind-melting head-to-toe massage for your head, shoulders, neck, hands and feet. It also does the trick of easing your knots and relieving tension.
Natureland, multiple locations including Chijmes and Marina Bay Sands
Under $300: Comfortable luxuries
6. St. Gregory at Parkroyal Collection Pickering
Nestled within a green oasis in the heart of the city, St. Gregory serves as an accessible respite from our fast-paced life. Their selection of spa rituals is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day. Travellers to Singapore can go for the Jet Lag Relief ($170, 75 minutes) which comes with a back, foot, and scalp massage to melt that travel exhaustion away. To spoil yourself, get the Total Wellness ritual ($280, 120 minutes) which includes your choice of body exfoliation, and a massage of your choosing between Balinese or relaxing aromatic body bliss.
St. Gregory at Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Level 5, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
7. Elements Wellness
With 18 years in the spa industry, Elements Wellness is where you can enjoy massages and facials all under one roof (and at pocket-friendly prices, too!). To release the tension from the stresses of fast-paced city life, go for a classic body massage ($128.40, 60 minutes) with your choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or sports style massage. Or for the couples out there, opt for the jacuzzi spa retreat which includes a 60-minute massage, and muscat rose and green tea foam bath. Perks: Enjoy your first trial session of select treatments at a discounted price!
Elements Wellness, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Centrepoint.
8. Sofitel Spa
Travelling to Sentosa is like an “overseas trip” sans the passport so it’s no surprise that So Spa’s beautiful haven is hard to beat. We love the sound of the Be Spoilt treatment ($250), which comprises a massage of your choice with access to the Spa Garden facilities and some food. For the ladies out there, you can also get massages with your little one for a little bonding time.
So Spa, 30 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099983
With multiple services blending the best of Thai massage and Japanese onsen, you’re sure to leave Yunomori feeling 100%. The onsen and spa packages are available in several tiers with different durations and services. Get a traditional Thai massage ($126, 60 minutes) done and enjoy the onsen after. Soak your misery away at the 11 mineral-rich onsen baths, which vary from soda spa, jet bath, silk bath, and cold bath.
Yunomori Onsen and Spa, #02-17/18, Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
10. Spa Esprit
If you love the punny names of Spa Esprit’s treatments – Beam Me Up, Watch Your Back, and Lift Off might fetch a few giggles – wait till you actually experience them. Try out the new-age energy booster therapy method, the Super Vibrator ($260, 120 minutes). It begins with a personal energy mapping consultation followed by a 90-minute massage using a personalised healing essential oil blend and ends with a soothing sound healing experience.
Spa Esprit, multiple locations including Wheelock Place and Great World City
$400 and beyond: The ultimate splurge fest
11. Banyan Tree
This renowned spa sure knows a thing or two about indulging. Enjoy a sensual and spiritual Asian-inspired experience with truly world-class treatments. Our pick? The Royal Banyan (from $624, 150 minutes). Be treated like royalty with a herbal pouch massage and jade face massage to improve blood circulation and ease muscle aches, followed by a relaxing herbal bath. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
Banyan Tree Spa, Level 55, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
12. Auriga Spa
Tap into the celestial rhythms and soak in the powerful energy of the moon with Auriga Spa’s signature experiences. The signature Moon Ritual ($499, 180 minutes) consists of a body scrub, a body wrap, a facial massage, and a 60-minute full-body massage focusing on lymphatic drainage techniques. You can also opt for other bespoke treatments, such as the intuitive wellness massage which is a treatment tailored to your specific needs and customised with your choice of warm oil and pressure. Ahh, bliss.
Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
13. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers a revitalizing Asian ritual that’ll send you straight to la la land. Titled Heritage ($560, 180 minutes), the treatment gives a nod to Asian remedies by using rice and ginger for exfoliation, a mango butter body wrap with drops of nourishing cottonseed oil, and a body massage infused with fragrant and anti-ageing hibiscus oil to end on a high.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Be completely blissed out at these spas for every budget, no matter the cost.