You might think that you are doing yourself a favour by paying between S$150 and $300 for a full-body massage at a boutique spa in Orchard road or a four-, five-star hotel. But are you doing justice to your wallet?
Instead of looking for massage parlours that will burn a hole in your wallet, go off the beaten track. Explore places like East Coast Road, Joo Chiat Road and North Bridge Road where you will discover a treasure-trove of inexpensive massage and foot reflexology parlours! Here are four outfits worth exploring.
1. Feet Press
Intimacy seems to be the theme for this East Coast Road foot reflexology parlour. Kick off your shoes, sit back and relax in a comfortable massage chair and enjoy an invigorating foot massage. Through a combination of traditional acupressure and modern massage techniques, you will find your muscles loosen up after two kneads of your feet.
Location: 893 East Coast Road, Singapore 459096
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00 (Mon to Fri); 14:00 – 02:00 (Saturdays); and 12:00 – 23:00 (Sundays)
The Damage: S$ 18 – $38
2. Feet Haven
Seeing is believing and believing is seeing. Its nondescript exterior may give passersby the impression that it is like any other dinghy foot reflexology and massage parlour but that is just a facade. Stepping inside Feet Haven, you are immediately greeted, seated and served a cup of hot tea before your therapist comes up to you and asks what type of massage you are looking for. He will ask you to select a cue card to determine the strength of the massage treatment. Arrive during the weekends and you are sure to wait at least an hour for your turn. That is how popular Feet Haven is.
Location: 136 East Coast Road, Singapore 428821
Opening Hours: 13:00 – 22:00
The Damage: S$ 28 to $60
3. Mei Yaa
Located at Roxy Square are decades-old businesses with their loyal followers and Mei Yaa, a traditional Chinese-style massage parlour, is part of the crowd. If tui na and acupressure foot massage is your cup of tea, Mei Yaa is the place to be. This 30-something years’ old massage parlour is East Coast’s answer to Kenko reflexology and fish spa, or course, without the frills and fanfare. You would not want to miss out on this place while touring or eating out in Joo Chiat.
Location: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, #02-94, Singapore 428769
The Damage: S$20 to S$50
4. Yue Yuan Beauty Spa
Designed to evoke your senses, this baroque themed spa offers a variety of hedonistic treats that you are bound to enjoy like the 45-minute deep tissue massage and 15-minute ear candeling from morning to dark. Set in the heart of Kampong Glam, Singapore’s Malay heritage district, the spa removes you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The only setback about this beautiful place is that it is a little crammed, however, guests are still able to enjoy their massage treats.
Location: 805 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198773
Opening Hours: 24/7
The Damage: S$28 – S$60
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