La Mer Miracle Broth Facial, $480 for 90 minutes, The Ritz-Carlton Spa
She’ll know she’s in for a treat beginning from the moment she enters the tranquil sanctuary that is The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Recently opened after an extensive overhaul, the use of earth tones and marine-inspired touches instantly relaxes you. Exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, this creme de la creme of all facials promises the ultimate in pampering and nourishment for the skin. All products used at any stage are from La Mer and this lavish facial features an unforgettable massage that boosts skin firmness and lulls you into a restful slumber. The result? Glowing skin that is smoother, brighter and tighter.
Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Treatment, $260 for 80 minutes, Sulwhasoo Spa at ION Orchard
No one does extensive skincare routines better than Koreans so why not treat mom to an elaborate facial at Sulwhasoo? Trained by Sulwhasoo experts from Korea, every therapist here are extremely well-versed with the benefits of traditional Korean herbs as well as the soothing properties of Korean facial massage. Highlights of this facial include the use of a special jade massaging tool, which balances the flow of energy throughout the skin for a healthy, rosy glow. Plus, the products used are all from the Ginseng range, which helps strengthen skin, improve firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Mummy’s Japanese Bath Retreat, $208+ for 90 minutes, at Ikeda Bukit Timah
Her Japanese spa experience begins with a Hinoki Onsen. First of its kind in Singapore, this unique bath tub is made of cypress wood, which releases mineral oils that contain anti-bacterial properties and a soothing scent. These minerals help alleviate aches and anxiety, promote blood circulation and boost detox. Next, a hot stone massage ensues. Using volcanic rocks from Hakone, they are heated to 40 degrees Celsius, releasing infra-red rays and negative ions to kickstart sluggish metabolism and strengthen the immune system.
By Joyce Cheo