Have a lunch hour to spare and need some downtime? With these eight treatments that last no longer than 75 minutes, you'll even have time to squeeze in a sandwich after.
By Aw Cheng Wei
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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.
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