Hidden in the old nostalgic charm of the Tiong Bahru Estate, is a hidden gem of a humble yet remarkable massage spa – Nimble Knead.
Why do I say so ? Reason simply being their creative settings of the place. Their slogan “Free Shipping to Anywhere Your Mind Takes You”. Well, don’t mistaken that as a “Free Cruise Trip” or even “Free Shipping of your Personal Effects to Anywhere of the World”. What they meant was simply having your treatments done in their specially designed shipping containers. Awesome, isn’t it ?
It was during this one fine evening before the sunset and after a dreadful IPPT, which drains my energy out to exhaustion that I decided to treat myself to a good massage, in order to reward towards my diligence and efforts that I put in earlier on. Luckily, being magazine savvy, my girlfriend recalled this unique massage spa which she came across from her earlier browsing, Nimble Knead at Eng Watt Road, Tiong Bahru.
Upon arrival at Nimble Knead, ironically, the first thing that caught our attention wasn’t the Shipping Containers in there ! But the tantalizing aroma of the place. It’s a good time to enjoy this diffusing scent for an almost immediate calm and easeful mind, especially for the restless me, after my strenuous IPPT.
We were warmly greeted by two friendly staff at the reception and guided to be seated, while filling up a short form indicating our full details and types of preferred massage, that includes the level of strength, body area which requires more attention and focus.
What actually also interest us was the Spa Menu. The body Scrub Menu was deliciously described, with terms like “Magic Mushrooms” (with famous ingredients like Lingzhi and Shitake etc). Chocolicious (made of 100% Cocoa Powder etc) and so on.
They also have a choice of “Back to Back” on their massage menu, which offers a full concentration just on the back area, that do not require customers to turn around for the massage on the front body.
As soon as we completed the form filling, we were lead to our Couple Massage Room in one of the Containers. Upon changing to their bath robe as provided, we were being pleasantly treated with a relaxing foot salt soak, accompanied with a simple foot scrub by the therapist, before we head towards our splendid massage in the same room. Lightings were dim so as to ensure a more lazing environment in order to unwind ourselves in this comfy room.
The masseurs were attentive and taken good care of our needs as requested, such as to ensure that we are well covered properly throughout the session. One thing to compliment about them is before proceeding with the head massage, they washed and cleaned their hands thoroughly to ensure hygience and cleanliness, which I believed to be aromatic hand wash, as fragrance lingers whilst they work on the massage on our head.
As we finished our massage, the masseurs were patiently waiting outside our room and guided us to their little backyard garden for a sip of hot ginger tea. Sitting at the garden refreshes our mind and gives pleasure. Though man-made, the greenery does makes our body and mind sound. The overall interior of the spa premises was wonderful and creative. Having the concept of using specially designed shipping containers as their individual massage room is pretty awe-inspiring. I personally find this idea brilliant. Cool.
Comments and feedback were enquired again upon our payment to ensure we had enjoyed our massage. The smiles of the staffs and masseurs were welcoming. Thumps up on their courteous and positive approach. And a plus on their meticulous care, detailed attitude and services which made both our massage a delightful one.
As its now been classified on part of my list as well, I will definitely give Nimble Knead a re-visit again as it is a sensational experience not to be missed.
66 Eng Watt Street #01-28
Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 160066
Tel: +65 6438 3933
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily (Last appointment at 9.15pm)