By Aw Cheng Wei
Goodwood Park Hotel, tel: 6732-3933
What: Tension Relief Back Massage
A massage that focuses on relieving muscles around the shoulder and back using therapeutic essential oils.
Price: $74.90 for 30 minutes
FOR HIM MEN'S SPA
12-00 Royal Brothers Building, 22 Malacca Street, tel: 6438-8333
What: 24K Nano Pure Gold Facial
his facial is said to rejuvenate skin and relieve inflammation through the use of a mask made from tiny gold particles.
Price: $40.66 for 75 minutes (price applies to first-time customers only)
01-00/02-00 Fu Yuen Building, 75 Beach Road, tel: 6339-9238
What: Diamond Instant Revitaliser
Your skin is cleansed before diamond chips are used with a suction machine to gently exfoliate the skin and remove blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells.
The treatment also lightens freckles and scars.
Price: $94.16 for 75 minutes (price applies to first-time customers only)
THE ORIENTAL SPA
Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, tel: 6338-0066
What: Aromatherapy Body Scrub
Light massage is applied during the scrub to help relax the muscles and exfoliate the skin.
Price: $82.40 for 30 minutes
THE ASIAN SPA
The Fullerton Hotel, tel: 6877-8183
What: Purifying Facial
Designed for oily skin, this facial contains ingredients from the well-known thermal springs of a German town called Baden-Baden to eliminate excess sebum and remove blackheads - common problems for men.
Price: $128.40 for 75 minutes
01-14 The Amara, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, tel: 6227-6626
What: Foot Spa
For some sole comfort, soak your feet in Dead Sea salt and enjoy a foot scrub, massage and full-body rubdown.
Price: $69.55 for 45 minutes
SPA ESPRIT AT HOUSE
8D Dempsey Road, tel: 6479-0070
What: Eight Greens Farmer's Facial
Containing plant parts such as cactus, linseed, flaxseed and paprika, this facial is good for men with oily skin and who are prone to break-outs as the ingredients contain vitamins A, C, E and yucca extract, which maintain the skin's balance and prevent premature ageing.
Price: $192.60 for 75 minutes
EUCALYPTUS DAY SPA
Level 5, Sheraton Towers, tel: 6839-5616
What: Balinese massage
Thumb and palm pressure is used in sweeping strokes to help improve energy flow and ease tension.
This therapy is recommended for those who are highly stressed.
Price: $100 for 50 minutes
This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times on June 19, 2008.