A Weird Experience at Palm Acupuncture Treatment Center at Serangoon Gardens

Palm acupuncture treatment center
Shop front of Palm Acupuncture Treatment Center.

It has already been a week since I last went for a massage. It is almost a regular routine to have at least one massage per week to release my stress from work. However, this week was really busy that I could not even find time in the evening to go for a massage.

My “addiction” is acting up again and I just wanted to find one good place for my aching body. We are having a BBQ on this lazy evening, but I thought I still have some time to spare before my friends come pouring into my house at 7pm. Sitting around my dining table and talking with my sister and he boyfriend, they mentioned that they have discovered another new massage spa in Serangoon Gardens. It was a TCM treatment center but the spa does provide massage services as well. Without further delay, my girl friend and I went down immediately.

palm acupuncture treatment center, reception area
Reception Counter.

I thought that would be one of the brainless decision I have made. It is Saturday afternoon and Serangoon Gardens is simply packed with people, so was the massage spa. We climbed the stairs eagerly only to find not a single soul, no one was behind the reception counter either.  The entire spa was in simple form without decoration and there was maybe three to four rooms lined along the corridor. Maybe all rooms are occupied with customers, the spa was actually quite peaceful as well.

Treatment Rooms lined along the corridors.

Out of a sudden, a female masseur walked out of the room and before I could check with her any information, she replied that their appointment is full and we had no choice but to leave with disappointment. We went on to try our luck at The Organic Spa which was right beside this spa.

Our Second Try – Another Failed Attempt

As we did not managed to book an appointment to all the spa we visited on Saturday, I called up on Sunday afternoon made an appointment for three body massage at 5pm. 15 minutes before I leave my house for the spa, the lady that picked up my call earlier asked if three of us are male. After I responded that two of us are female, she stammered onto the phone for a while and say she had to cancel my appointment as one of the masseur was not feeling well. Kinda weird.

PS: Based on my sister’s boyfriend experience, he actually had a very good massage by one of the masseur, Kaili some time ago, so I believe it wasn’t a sleazy spa but it was just weird that she rejected our appointment. Definitely will be back to try it out again.

Palm Acupuncture Treatment Center

79A, Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555975
Tel:+65 6281 4452

Why Do Women Simply Love Foot Massage

In these days, our lives are busier and more stressful than ever. With work, family, school and community involvement all demanding our time and attention, many women find themselves spread too thin. It is easy to forget that having too much stress in our lives can have a negative effect on our emotional and physical health, but it is important to find regular and convenient ways of decreasing excess stress. For stress reduction, many women turn to exercise such as yoga or running. Others turn to spirituality. Especially for women who are on their feet all day, feet massage can be another great way to relax with the added bonus of feeling pampered!

I think one of the best gift is when a boyfriend gives her girlfriend a good foot massage. Photo from Life Hack.

Pleasures of Getting a Foot Massage

One of my close friends was given a gift certificate to a spa by her husband for their anniversary. She felt that it was a very thoughtful and luxurious gift, especially because her husband would never be the type to go to a spa himself. A gift certificate to a spa is a great way to make an important woman in your life feel pampered. My friend told me that after her day out she felt relaxed and extra self-confident. Personally, when I have a little extra money, I have occasionally splurged on a foot massage at a nail salon down the street from my house. With comfortable reclining chairs, friendly staff and an array of nail polish colors to choose from, it is the perfect way to give myself a little treat or pick me up if I’m feeling down.

Foot Massage Techniques

Some of the most important foot rub techniques that therapists may use include massaging the bottom of the foot, rotating the ankles, gently pulling and squeezing the toes, sliding fingers between the toes, and applying pressure to the arch of the foot. Of these sensual techniques, my friend and I agreed that massaging the bottom of the foot and toes were the most enjoyable. Spending a lot of time on your feet, whether standing, walking, or exercising, is apt to leave your feet feeling tense and achy. Having the bottom of the feet and toes massaged is an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating feeling.

Last But Not Least, the Pedicure!

At most salons, the final step of the foot massage is one of the most fun: a pedicure! Women can choose from a rainbow of nail polish colors to decorate their freshly pampered feet. Especially during sandal season, nail polish is a must-have. A ruby red is always a good choice, but if you want to mix it up a little bit, why not choose an unusual color such as turquoise, butter yellow, or a glittery silver, as the perfect end to a stress-relieving day of pampering.

Author’s Bio: Ion Doaga is the owner of Massage Dreams where he writes about how to give a foot massage to your loving women. Via his posts he wants to empower people to take control of their health and show that the quality of our lives is directly linked to how we treat our mind and body.

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Why and How You Should Pamper Your Feet in a Spa

Feet are the part of your body that suffer a  lot during the course of even the easiest days. From wearing uncomfortable shoes, standing for a prolong period of time o simply trudging along on hard surfaces where every step feels like you are ruining your feet. We must also never forget all the various injuries and ailments that can affect your feet. For all these reasons, there is a definite need for some foot pampering every now and then. The best way ? Going to the spa near you.

Foot Reflexology Takes You to Heaven

Anyone who has ever been to a spa to have a massage will tell you that it is one of the best things in the world and definitely one of the most relaxing. The good news is that there are specialized massages that are concentrated specifically on your feet and that will make you feel as if someone is taking all of your problems away.

The most popular foot massage these days is the traditional foot reflexology, today much more popular as reflexology massage. The point of this massage is to get your body rid of energy blockages that accumulate over time. This is done by pressing on specific points on the foor which then release these blockages.

Thai massage is very similar to this one, with one important difference. Instead of fingers and knuckles, the masseur (masseuse) uses wooden stocks to press the points, which then in turn alleviate blockages.

If you wish, you can always go for an athletic massage of feet and legs which is more geared towrads people who spend a lot of time on their feet and who need something more therapeutic and relaxing.

Pedicures to Really Pamper Your Feet

You can get pedicures anywhere these days, but if you ask someone who actually knows a thing or two about a professional pedicure, they will tell you one thing – go to a spa. Spas employ the best professionals from the field who will certainly do a much better job compared to those in local malls whom self-taught the skill through watching a 20-minutes Youtube video on how to do pedicures.

Pedicures are the most comprehensive treatment for your feet and they will all include the most important steps – soaking, scrubbing, exfoliation, cleaning and even massages at times. In addition to this, they will cut and trim your cuticles and nails and finally give them a good polish.

Still, despite all of them involving these steps, there are many pedicures that are very different from one another. For example, the classic French pedicure will be characterized by the white tips of the nails and clear finish for the rest. The Margarita pedicure will involve all kinds of products based on lime, hence the name. The champagne pedicure involves grape products and sometimes actual wine or champagne. With the paraffin pedicure, you dip your feet in paraffin wax before applying nail polish.

New and Exciting Treatments

One of the latest treatments that you can get in spas today is the fish pedicure. With this pedicure, you dunk your feet into a tank which is filled with special fish that eat the dead skin from the feet. If you are worried about the safety issue of fish pedicure, it is good idea to first talk to a podiatry expert who will be able to tell you all about this.

There are also detox baths and wraps that many spas do and which are supposed to help your body get rid of toxins from your body. These are an incredible way to do something truly beneficial for your body and your feet.

In short, go to a spa and give your feet some pampering !

author-pic About Guest Blogger
James Burbank is a blogger who likes to write about the finer aspects of modern living, as well as green living and home improvement. He often works with Sydney podiatry clinic and asks them for advice.

My Happy Feet at Holland Village

for 30min of Imperial Foot Therapy
30min of Back & Shoulder; or
30min of Head & Face; or
30min of Hand & Arm
$48 (Usual price $68 ~ $78)
60min of Acupressure Renewal (Full Body Massage); or
60min of Swedish De-Stress (Full Body Massage)


Finger pressure techniques are used to stimulate the acupoints on the chi meridians on your body to relieve general stiffness, release blocked energy channels, and improve blood & lymphatic circulation. An “ancient healing massage” that stimulates the body’s natural self-healing abilities for general wellness.

30 min – $38 60min – $68 90 min – $95 120min – $118


Long, smooth strokes, kneading & tapping techniques are used to relieve muscle tension & pain, increase flexibility & mobility, and improve circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to your body tissues. A great “beginner’s massage” for stress relief, deep relaxation, and lots of pampering.

60min – $78 90min – $108 120min – $135


Combines Swedish Massage with the use of 100% pure essential oils to ease tension, strengthen the immune system, relieve minor ailments, and promote psychological & emotional well being. A “therapeutic massage” that harnesses the healing properties of aromatic oils to awaken your senses.
60min – $88 90min – $125 120min – $155
~ Specialty Therapies ~

Combines Swedish Massage techniques with direct deep pressure to break down bands of painful, rigid tissues in your muscles, tendons and ligaments. This relieves pain, restores normal movement, and aids injury recovery. A “problem solving massage” that fixes all your stiffness, tightness, soreness & more.

60min – $88 90min – $125 120min – $155


Gentle, rhythmical strokes are used to stimulate your body’s lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste, toxins & bacteria. Also encourages fluid circulation & cell regeneration. A “deep cleansing massage” that detoxes the body, facilitates healing, and stimulates the body’s vital immune defenses.

60min – $88 90min – $125 120min – $155


Heated basalt stones are used to massage your body to warm & relax your tense muscles, improve circulation, and calm the nervous system. The stones are then placed on the “energy centers” of your body to improve energy flow. The perfect “indulgence massage” to rebalance your body, mind & spirit.

60min – $98 90min – $135

~ ADD ON ~


Enhance your experience by adding 100% pure essential oils to the specialty therapies for the ultimate indulgence.


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Foot reflexology is based on the ancient principle that your organs are connected to reflex points on your feet. Pressure point techniques are used to focus on these reflex points, to release blocked energy channels, and stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities. The perfect therapy for general wellness.

30min – $28
40min – $35
60min – $45


Our foot baths are infused with Chinese herbs to promote blood circulation, reduce aches & pains, and remove “wind” & “dampness” in your feet.

A-la-carte – $12 Add On – $9

Focuses on “problem areas” on your upper torso. Get rid of all your tension, knots & aches in your muscles, tendons & ligaments in a NO FRILLS fashion.

Focuses on the reflex points on your hands & fingers, and soothing, long strokes on your arms, to relieve aches & tension, and restore energy flow.

Focuses on the acupoints on your head and face, to improve blood circulation, relieve stress and promote deep relaxation. Extremely pampering!

30min – $35 Every additional 10min at $10 (beyond 30min)

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Dr Fish is famous for their ability to treat symptoms of skin conditions. The Garra Rufa species originates from Turkey, where high temperature in the rivers make it difficult for nutrients to thrive. Dr Fish learns to feed on dead or scabby skin for survival.

Put your legs in a warm pool, with thousands of hungry Garra Rufas nibbling on the most crusty, flaky, scabby parts of your skin. Dr Fish are toothless… they nibble or lick but THEY DO NOT BITE! (Phew…)

Dr Fish will be happy to zoom in on your old epidermis to reveal a glowing, buffed, and fresh layer of skin. Enjoy exfoliation without scrubs & files and feel the “micro massage” on your feet. But be warned – it’s loads of fun, it’s addictive…and it works!

15min – $18
30min – $28

Spa Information

My Happy Feet
29C Lorong Liput (Holland Village MRT)
Singapore 277740
(Above 363 Katong Laksa, Opposite Parisilk, and Provence)
Tel: +65 6462 0525
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11am to 9pm, Sat & Public Holidays Eve: 10am to 10pm, Sun & Public Holidays: 10am to 9pm

Looking To Get A Massage in Jungle ? Try Masego The Safari Spa at SAFRA Jurong

Masego The Safari Spa is an Oasis in the West whereby you can enjoy a delightful departure from the daily grind. Relax and rejuvenate in their holistic wellness therapies. Encamped with 14 canopied tents, you can immerse yourself in true tranquility amidst a native and natural resort setting.

Try out their signature body massage treatment, Tropical Abyss Deep-Tissue Massage to unlock and relieve the tension and fatigue. Deep-tissue kneading and manipulation targets tense muscle group.

Otherwise, you can also try out their Empress Jade Facial premium treatment which uses unblemished chilled jade rollers to massage and improve micro-circulation, revealing revitalized ans supple-new skin.

Masego, The Safari Spa

SAFRA Jurong
333 Boon Lay Way, Level 3, Leisure Wing
Singapore 649848
Tel: +65 6790 1661
Opening Hours: Till 1am daily

Updated on 10th October 2014

Babies Bellies – Javanese Massage & Spa Specially for Mummies

Photo by Babies Bellies.

The founder decided to set up Babies Bellies Javanese Massage and Spa after her positive experience of Jamu pre and post natal massage. The treatment not only helped her maintained her figure and also achieved weight reduction after pregnancy. She hired certified masseurs with many years of experience to help mothers experience overall body wellness. Though the spa focuses on pre-natal and post-natal massage, they also provide tummy trimming treatment, wraps, facials, manicure & pedicure.

Additionally, they are affiliated to certified and licensed Chinese nannies and Chinese confinement meals. If you are a mother looking to satisfy pre-natal and post-natal pregnancy needs, Babies Bellies will definitely to be your one stop choice of health and wellness.

Babies Bellies services include body firming and tummy trimming treatment, pre and post natal massage and a variety of other massage services, which are available for men too! It seems like an ideal place to be at for couples, where the wives can keep in shape while the hubbies can enjoy some relaxation as well!

Babies Bellies’ website is both informational and welcoming, and it certainly provides a pretty good first impression of its massage and spa. It would be most interesting to hear from you if you have tried their Javanese massage, especially those who have tried a pre or post natal massage. So do feel free to leave comments or post a review for us to share your personal experience!

Babies Bellies at Golden Landmark

No. 390 Golden Landmark, Victoria St, #01-48
Singapore 188061
Tel: +65 6296 7198,
Mobile: +65 9228 6372 / +65 9222 1544
Operating Hours: Mon to Sat – 10am to 8pm (Including PH except Hari Raya), Sun: Closed

Babies Bellies at United Square
110 United Square, #01-55, Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
Tel: +65 6356 6623
Mobile: +65 9228 6372 / +65 9222 1544
Operating Hours: Mon to Sat – 10am to 8pm (Include PH except Hari Raya), Sun: 10am to 5pm

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3. OSIM – uDurian handheld massager at $88 (U.P $138).

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Available at Ngee Ann City and Westgate.

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Beauty Hope @ Relaxing at Waterloo Street

Beauty Hope has been opened since 2007 and it is a one-stop beauty solution centre based in Waterloo Street. The spa uses 100% natural plant extracts products to pamper the customers while their comforting ambience also allows customers to sit back and relax during their beauty treatments.

They do provide an extensive facial services as well as slimming , hair removal and massage treatments as well. Contact them today to find out more about their services !

Beauty Hope @ Relaxing (Bugis)

Blk 261, Waterloo Street, #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: +65 6883293
Mobile: +65 81685199

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 11.30am to 9.00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 11.30am to 6.00pm
Public Holidays – Closed

Oriental Traditional Therapy at Club Street

Seriously, I did not notice this TCM Therapy along Club Street until one day after I had finished my body massage at Le Spa and was walking towards the 7-11 to purchase a packet of cigarettes. At this moment, the brightly red-lit shopfront caught my attention. The shopfront have retained an oriental outlook while inside seems to be neat and tidy.

Understands that they do have another outlet at Blk 57 Eng Hoon Street as well, but I will be checking out their services in the one in Club Street.

Oriental Traditional Therapy

25 Club Street
Singapore 069412
Tel: +65 6735 1101

Opening Hours:
9.00am to 11.00pm daily

Kenko Reflexology & Wellness Spa at Marina Square

Bright red signboard that you cannot missed at Marina Square.

Kenko Reflexology & Wellness Spa at Marina Square has just been shifted ! They have relocated from the former level 2 to current level 1, right beside 7-11 ! I did not noticed the change until I was walking pass the 7-11, going back to Ritz Charlton hotel where I was having my stay-cation cum two year anniversary with my girl friend.

Check Out Their Grand Opening Weekend !

Source from Kenko Reflexology and Wellness Spa.

Kenko Reflexology & Wellness Spa at Marina Square

#01-211 Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6333 0303