Méthode Jeanne Piaubert Slimface Lymphatic Drainage Treatment

Nestled in a bustling city area, is a cosy spa place that offers cutting-edge technology fused with high quality skincare along with skillfully trained therapists that give your skin and body the pampering which you truly deserve. Decked in sophisticated decor that showcase elements of the rich french culture with a modern twist, this place makes you feel like royalty. TaraBliss Spa has been around for more than a decade, having garnered a loyal following of customers for their body massages and skin treatments.

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[Review] Facial & Massage at Passage New York

Nestled in the bustling Central Business District area is a spa boutique called Passage New York. A perfect haven for office workers in the area to come by for a quick lunch time treat or to simply unwind after work with an indulging spa session.

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Another rant on Bella Luna’s Spa Service

Sometime back I had blogged about my experience at Bella Luna’s Spa and it didn’t receive a good review. The manager was unhappy with my blog entry and instead of finding out why I was a dissatisfied customer, she tried to force me to remove my blog entry. You can check out my blog review HERE and also read about the ridiculous email exchanges I had with their manager HERE.

I had urged readers to share their experience and some did too in the comments section of my blog review HERE. And recently, I had received an email from another dissatisfied customer who had given me the permission to republish her experience here.

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Hi Ashlene

How I wish I could chance upon your website earlier. Too bad I went to BellaLuna and got a massage from hell. Here is my story to share..

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Bought a voucher from groupon on  “$23 for 60 min Botanical Fusion Oil Full Body Massage with Back Scrub at Bella Luna (Worth $180)”

I was late. My apologies. The minute I stepped in, I felt that the place is quite quiet. The receptionist Iris attended to me. I am not a person who frequents massages but I do know how to differentiate a good massage parlor or a slipshod one. I had been to the Thai odyssey, massage hut and the latest one from Spa Elements at The Cathay.
She poured me a cup of warm (I expected green tea) water. She asked me to fill up the form, which is not as detailed as Spa Element. They did not ask whether which part of the back should they pay attention to or where my back is aching. When you go to the massage parlor, you are expected to be relaxed. I was asked about my tattoos. I felt that it’s inappropriate. And she went on asking where’s my workplace, how’s the crowd, what are the favorite designs, why I chose this line, bla bla bla.. It’s my off day and I’m talking abt work. That’s a minus point.

Proceeding to the masseuse, she led me to the room to get ready my massage. I had the paper undies and shower cap on and on the bed getting ready. Then I heard the drilling works next door. Damned. As I came in, all the five rooms were empty except for one. Why was I on the very last room where it’s closest to the renovation works? Another minus point.
The masseuse apologized on the renovation going on and went on starting massaging on my feet up. It was not too bad. When it came to my back, her sequence were off. It was suppose to be section by section. She rolled up my spine and started on the neck and shoulders. She went down to my lower back and then up my neck and shoulders again. I guessed she had used up all her mediocre skills and decided to use her hands to run a big X on my back. This is the first time i encountered this stance. I also suspected she had corn on her finger as I felt it scratching on my back. Minus point.

So, it’s time to turn to the front massage. Again she started on the feet which is good. Then she did the stomach. I always believe the massage should be one way, clockwise or anti clockwise. There should be a procedure to it. So she massaged my stomach, clockwise and then anti clockwise. ??? Another first. Then the chest. Nothing much.. Then came the head. As I was wearing the PLASTIC showercap, when she massage my head with the cap on, the rustling of the plastic was bloody annoying. She was at it for 10 mins. Maybe she was a shampoo girl previously. So I tot finally it was over, she went to my chest again, not kneading but putting pressure from her palms.
And off she went to take the scrub. So I tot it will be lying on my front again to get a good scrub, finally. Turns out I have to sit up. Again ??? She put the scrub on my back and began rubbing, for like 5 mins? I tot it’s suppose to be 15mins? Fine. The masseuse then asked me to use the portable shower to clean myself up when she was done. So that’s it. I cleaned myself and went out. Sorry, no tips for the masseuse because I dun think she did a good job, compared to Spa Elements. I did gave the masseuse a tip at Spa Elements.

So I was in the cubicle, waiting for Iris to tell me her packages, she asked me how was the massage, I said it was ok. No point telling her so much, the massage was over anyway. She then proceed to recommend me a promotion only for that day at $50 for an hour massage. I told her I wanted to try other parlors before deciding and she insisted me to get a five hour package first that would cost $250. Why would I want to get a $250 package when I dun even enjoy the massage and was hounded abt my job when I first step in? I will not even get it even if it’s free. It’s not how cheap it is cos I know even if I were to get a package, it will be with spa elements. Of cos, it will be way more expensive than Bellaluna. If the service is good, I enjoy my quiet time and a good massage, why not?

I told her no, I wouldn’t want to commit myself at this time. She finally let it go and as we went out of the cubicle, she told me not to buy the voucher again as it is for one time trial only. How rude can she be? She thinks I can’t read the terms and conditions? Or just because I did not buy the package from her? But then again, there won’t be a next time for sure.
The massage experience from hell.

Verdict: 0.5 / 5
0.5 for the cup of ginger tea after the massage.

Cheers & Thanks.

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I guess I need not say more.

By the way, can someone teach me how to perform a print screen using Mac?

All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl

Lately, it has been a routine of work, eat, sleep and then all over again the next day. I have been so busy with my new pad that I even had to skip quite a number of beauty events.

And now, I’m getting really lethargic daily and I was just wondering what could I do to perk myself up?

So here’s a list of stuff I thought of randomly…

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[REVIEW] Lava Stones Detox and Relaxing Massage at One Beauty Spa

Thanks to Sample Store One Beauty Spa , I was treated to a lovely Hot Lava Stone Massage at the One Beauty Spa premises down at Liang Seah Street. 

 

A little introduction on One Beauty Spa

One Beauty Spa was started with a passion of providing premier yet affordable luxury spa services.

We strive to leave a beautiful and lasting experience for our customers. Each will be treated accordingly to the individual’s unique need for overall well-being, relaxation and rejuvenation. Our mission is to combine our experience with the most advanced products, training and technologies in skin care to provide our customers with a lasting, positive glow on their mental and physical being. We specialise in all skin conditions and problems.”

Located conveniently near Bugis MRT, it was a short walk from Bugis Junction down to 14 Liang Seah Street where this little spa hideout is at. Upon arrival, I was greeted by their friendly staff and given some hot Jasmine tea to relax with before my massage. 

One Beauty Spa has a simplistic & pleasant decor that gives me a soothing & welcoming feel as I stepped into it.
They also had this wonderful aromatherapy scent that soothes and calms one down.

 

My choice of pampering treat was the Lava Stones Detox and Relaxing Massage:


“Lava Stone Detox and Relaxing Massage (45mins)
Feel tension and tightness melt away as skilful hands relieve you of your muscular aches and pains. Real Lava stones from the most active volcano near Italy, are also used to aid detoxification and to absorb the body’s negative energy resulting in improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.”

 





The consultation room and counter are located downstairs while there is 2 levels of treatment rooms above.
Before I proceeded up the stairs, I got to change into slippers which were relatively brand new.
However, I would still prefer disposable slippers like the ones hotels provide.
But still, no issues with this as the ones I got were pretty new & most importantly, clean.

Next, I was brought to my treatment room which was a little small, however, it did not bother me much as I am not claustrophobic. However, one drawback of their rooms was that some shared the air-conditioning facility as another room, hence, there was an opening near the ceiling. And I happened to be allocated to one such treatment room, this meant that I could hear what was going on in the other room. And unfortunately for me, it was occupied with a rather chatty customer & therapist.

However, the relaxing music and dimly-lit room soon managed to distract me off their conversation. And as the masseur worked her magic on me, I was almost off to la-la land. Just when I was about to fall into deep slumber, I was told the massage was completed. Awww…so sad that my indulging treat has come to an end. My masseur was a very polite and considerate lady who constantly asked if the strength used was just right for me or if the lava stones were too hot.

What I thought of it?

Environment: 4/5 Place looks spacious, clean and welcoming.
Facilities: 3/5 Not bad, however, the chattering from the next room was disturbing. This is due to the hole in the wall caused by the shared air-conditioning unit.
Treatment: 3.5/5 – Therapist was not bad, she talked only when required so that I could relax. Her massage was firm.

Value for money: 5/5

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I learnt that there was a difference between hot stone massages & lava stone massages.
To me, stones are stones and these 2 different types of stones do look alike. However, the lava stone used at One Beauty Spa are specially imported from the volcanic regions of Italy and they have minerals embedded within that are helpful in detoxifying the body and improving one’s blood circulation. However, results would only be more obvious if one were to experience this massage over the long run.

Usual price for this treatment is S$128.00. However, if you’re keen to try it out, first trial for this treatment is now available at SPECIAL PRICE of S$28.80, with optional S$8.80 each for any of the following items:  Organic Essential Oils, Detox Back Scrub, Hand Paraffin, Foot Paraffin!

One Beauty Spa also offers a full range of pampering services using the latest and the most advanced equipment, targeted at showing results and providing a personal and lasting experience.

Radiance and Glow: RF Face Lift, IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Wide range of maintenance and therapeutics
Facials, Eye / Neck / Back Treatments.
Slimming, Cellulite Treatments, Firming and Toning: Radio Frequency Slimming, Cellulite Treatment and
Toning for Body, Bust Lifting and Firming.
Body Rejuvenation: Body Scrubs / Polish, Body Massages, Lava Stone Body Treatment, Hand / Foot
Reflexology, Body Wraps, Parafango.
Complete Beauty: Paraffin, Manicure & Pedicure, Waxing, IPL Permanent Hair Reduction.
For their full menu, please visit: One Beauty Spa 

 

The Spa-Lon Presents the latest breakthrough in beauty: ATP38

The Spa-Lon is a beauty & wellness spa sanctuary that caters to your every need; from your face to your feet and hands. It even provides yoga lessons as part of its services.

Bella Luna Spa – Body massage & treatment review

I paid $18 for the supposedly worth $300 massage+body wrap+steam+scrub.

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It was a promotion held through Cozyspree. Don’t be deceived by its relatively professional-looking website. This spa is far from the image it intends to project.

Firstly, the location was a pain in the ass.Cuppage Plaza; more notoriously known for its sleazy health centers and KTV joints was also home to Bella Luna Spa. I found the spa tucked away in a dingy corner of the basement II. As I entered, I was greeted by its sombre decor – mostly black; which I personally found rather unwelcoming.

The consultant gave me a drink before explaining the steps of the treatment I was about to receive. First a 30min massage followed by a wrap, steam and then a scrub to end it all. Wow, so many treatments at one shot, I thought to myself, this was gonna be relaxing.

I was ushered to their locker room and to my dismay, they did not have disposable bathroom slippers. Instead I was given flip-flops that was used to death and still damp from the previous customer’s. How unhygienic, I had no choice but to just cringe and hastily make my way to my designated massage room.

I was in for another rude shock again, the room was poorly decorated with its sad, dark purple walls looking upon me. The unfurnished concrete flooring felt cold against my bare foot, nevertheless, I was more than happy to have disposed of the clammy wet flip-flops.

The bed had these dark khaki greenish gray towels on it. Maybe it’s the color but they reminded me of somebody’s forgotten dirty laundry left in the laundromat for months.

My masseur was an aunty who claimed that she did Zoe Tay’s pre and post-natal massages. She seemed like a pretty nice lady. She said that I had pimples on my back (which I didn’t think so; those are just fading pimple scars) so it was better that I top up a body mask for $10. Fine, I thought to myself, it was just $10 bucks anyway. So I had the scrub first and then showered it off in their tiny shower corner which also spotted the same bare concrete flooring. Yucks.

After that, I had the 30minutes FULL body massage. And I couldn’t even relax because the hole in the massage bed which allowed me to be lying on my belly, showed the shrinkwrap they kept under the bed. Not exactly pleasant to the eye and I did not een feel relaxed enough to want to close my eyes.

The body massage was finished in a jiffy, I don’t even know if it was really 30mins? But anyway, I had the body mask applied on and then I was left to steam for supposedly another 30minutes.

I left the massage room not feeling recharged, relaxed or satisfied. The consultant attending to me thereafter also made a mistake; she thought I did their facial. Interestingly, they did not accept cash only NETs. And they were offering me this $300 treatment at $200 for 3 times or 4 times (student rate). Luckily, they made no attempt to hardsell me at all. Perhaps that’s their only saving grace.

Overall, I’m totally not impressed at all. This place deserves only 1 heart out of sympathy.

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