My muscles are stiff, my shoulders ache, my mood swings, my blood pressure is record high – yes, we all know these symptoms far too well. Stress. A spa vacay is always much welcomed, but when time does not allow for you to gallivant out of the island, a spa staycation is much welcomed.
I decided on ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, the award-winning spa, Singapore’s first destination spa. Their De-stress package, which I chose, comes with one night stay in The Equarius Hotel, three nutritious meals, a de-stressing spa treatment, unlimited usage of ESPA’s facilities and more. Expecting nothing less than a revitalising one-night ‘spa-cation’, I checked into ESPA and my journey is beyond any expectations I had.
Upon confirmation of my stay, I received a list of questions in my email. The objective is to understand the current state of my mind, body and soul and what I aim to achieve. I was awed from the moment I stepped into ESPA. Welcomed with a cold refreshing and soothing beverage, the health practitioner went through my answers to the questionnaire to get a detailed understanding of why I needed to de-stress.
I was recommended to experience ESPA’s signature treatment, the Indulgence Hammam Ritual. As I step into the Hammam chamber, the aroma, the inviting marble seats, the warmth, the gentle therapist just evaporated my worries away. I lay, relaxed, on the heated marble table as the therapist splashed water over me, foam-massaged and scrubbed me. I could feel my limbs melt into the table.
The rest of my time in ESPA felt like I am floating on clouds. I jumped from the nature surrounded vitality pool to the Japanese-inspired Forest Onsen Pools and then the heat treatment rooms. I ended my time in ESPA in their sleeping zone where I snoozed (and maybe snored) for a full one hour.
This spa-cation is perfect for the busy gal in me. The whole experience feels like I am coming home to myself. I went into ESPA a highly-strung gal with blood pressure hitting 187 and I came out happy and light with blood pressure levels a yogi would approve.
The Destress package is priced from $380.
Exclusive for Sassy Singapore readers: The first 10 bookings will receive a complimentary gift box set of ESPA sample products. Offer valid until 13 April 2015. Upon check in at ESPA, guests may quote “ESPA Sassy”. You can make a booking online here.
Images courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa