Spa, massages and pampering sessions somehow feel necessitated by special events like birthdays or anniversaries. But for me, growing up, hitting the spa or going for a massage was something that my Mother dearest and I did on the regular every two weeks; that was one of the many bonding activities we did as a mother-daughter pair. So naturally, I grew up loving to be touched (now, let’s not be cheeky here shall we?). As I grew older, massage sessions evolved to be a treatment that was mandatory to destress and unwind from life’s many stresses, trials and tribulations (I’m just being a drama queen right here).
As the massage-obsessed junkie that I am, trying out the treatments at LS Philosophy was a no-brainer. Located right in the heart of Orchard Road, tucked in a quaint building, the spa is elegant and sophisticated. As soon as you step into the reception hall, your mood immediately transforms and you (almost) instantly feel relaxed.
I was to receive the Renewal Body Polish (45 minutes at $140) and the LS Philosophy Original Massage (60/90 minutes at $180/$250). Before the treatments, my therapist, Meline asked me to choose from three lovely scented scrubs that were made from demerara sugar, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, pure plant extracts and essential oils that will visibly rejuvenate, brighten and soften the skin. I went with the VitaPolish which consists of mint, basil, grapefruit and lemongrass – the scent had me at first sniff.
I lay on a heated bed while Meline prepped the body scrub product. With the soothing sounds of soft and relaxing music, Meline proceeded to scrub off all the grime and dead skin starting with the feet. The grains of the sugar were large and within seconds of the body scrub I could already feel how refreshed my skin felt. The Renewal Body Polish was then followed by the LS Original Massage and it’s essentially a relaxing Swedish-based massage with a decidedly Eastern twist. Meline kneaded through all the knots in my body and because I like my massages hard, she was happy to oblige the desired amount of strength as especially on the pressure points.
Afterwards I was treated to some pistachio nuts, ginger tea and some other refreshing nibbles. Both the treatments were so wonderful that I almost wanted to cry. As I floated home on a cloud of essential oils, I can’t help but to notice how light my body felt and I was definitely more relaxed and was all-smiles for the rest of the evening.