#WeekenderTries: Ikeda Spa Zen Candle Therapy Massage

Check yourself into a haven of true relaxation and enjoyment

By Elizabeth Lee; Photo: Ikeda Spa Prestige

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.


The onsen at Ikeda Spa Prestige was built using prized hinoki wood. 

Located just a stone’s throw away from the financial district, Ikeda Spa Prestige is truly a place for respite. One of the first spas to bring in the Japanese onsen experience to Singapore, you’ll be pampered by the steaming waters said to promote better blood circulation and melt away stress. The communal bath uses the prized hinoki wood, a traditional material used to build temples, shrines and palaces.

Experience: Revitalize your mind and body with the Zen Candle Therapy Massage. Before your treatment starts, choose between three uplifting treatment oils — woody Bamboo Bliss, floral Sakura Passion, or citrusy Yuzu Refresh. The massage makes use of unique candles that are packed with emollients, vitamins and antioxidants. They are kept warmed at an ‘ideal’ 42 degrees Celsius, and gently applied to skin during the treatment. Together with the deft strokes of the therapist, the oils from the candle help to deeply relax muscles and promote lymphatic drainage.

Good-to-know: Book your experience with Viator and you’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary 30-minute onsen experience.

Price: $240 for a 90-minute massage.

#05-22 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street.

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’.