As touch returns to our lives, many Singaporeans have turned back towards our favourite national pastime—spas. Our well-documented love for massages span from the quick, affordable variety at chain outlets (or, now that we finally can, across the border) to more high-end options at luxury spas.
But if you are looking to truly pamper yourself, consider levelling up your spa day to a full-on wellness staycation. JW Marriott Singapore’s signature spa has opened its doors once again, welcoming guests for the first time since the pandemic.
Located on the second floor of the hotel’s scenic South Beach property, the multi-sensorial sanctuary is back with an elaborate menu of offerings. If you’re traipsing in with an objective in mind, look to their buffet of goal-oriented treatments—starting with the ‘Stress-Relief Massage’, which utilises specially-blended essential oils to promote relaxation, or the indulgent hand treatment, which zones in on your hands to restore hydration and work out any tension in your palms, the joints of your fingers and wrists.
For anyone who has spent the last two years sitting upright at a desk and typing away for hours on end, the latter may sound like an easy yes. Still, at the heart of Spa by JW’s services is customisation. Any treatment you choose can be finely tailored to suit your needs perfectly. So, before you commit, spend some time with the spa’s knowledgeable receptionist detailing exactly what you are looking for. Make time for their complimentary ginger tea, which is well-balanced with just the right hint of sweetness.
Our personal recommendation is the ‘Signature Massage’—a pampering melange of acupressure and ultra-comforting heated basalt stones aimed towards providing a complete, best-of-all-worlds experience. Look for therapist Mandy, whose years of experience allow her to deftly shift between gentle touches and intense pressure upon request. If you are fairly new to spas, Mandy is also beginner-friendly and can guide you through learning what your likes and dislikes are in a massage.
To commemorate the spa haven’s relaunch, the hotel is offering a special spa staycation package, encompassing a stay in one of its modern and luxurious rooms alongside a complimentary massage for each patron. To round out your wellness getaway, the rooms are minimalist and elegant in design, with focus pulled to the lush bed and spacious bathtub. The desk may be on the smaller side—but it is all the better to keep your mind off work on your getaway.
If you have time to spare, we suggest heading back down to the spa to make full use of the elegantly-designed steam room, sauna and vitality pool—all equipped with Starpool systems that incorporate light and aromatherapy. By the time you check out, you will be refreshed and recharged, down to all five of your senses.
Book a Rejuvenating Spa Staycation at Spa by JW at marriott.com.