Check yourself into a haven of true relaxation and enjoyment
By Samantha Francis; Photo: Yunomori Spa
Need a time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Consider checking yourself into a spa for a pampering retreat.
Leave your stress and aches at the door when you enter these havens of relaxation. From soaking in mineral baths to enjoying a full body massage, each one will leave you feeling recharged.
Get ready for a a rejuvenating experience at Yunomori Onsen & Spa.
This newly-opened Japanese onsen (hot spring) spa offers rejuvenating therapies and Thai spa treatments. The 16,000 sq ft space boasts a total of 11 pools with six variations of baths and facilities like steam baths, massage rooms and a dining café.
Experience: To banish stress, soak yourself in the Silk Bath, which contains hydrogen micro-bubbles to help improve skin elasticity and alleviate aches. The Soda Bath, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is enriched with a high concentration of natural carbon dioxide to increase blood oxygen levels and improve circulation. Then, try a spa treatment like the Aroma Oil Massage ($138), which blends massage techniques with fragrant essential oils.
Good-to-know: Visitors get to pick from a range of vibrantly coloured and beautiful yutaka (casual summer kimono).
Price: Onsen entrance fee at $38 for adults; spa treatments start from $38 for a 30-minute foot massage.
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 8 – July 21, 2016, with the headline ‘Primed for pampering’.