Singapore may lack the traditional public bathhouses found in several other parts of Southeast Asia, but there are far more wellness options in Singapore than there were just a few short years ago. The downside is that spa treatments cost quite a bit more in Singapore than in neighbouring Malaysia, Indonesia, or Thailand.
The largest spa in all of Singapore is Andana@Orchard which offers couples packages in addition to a number of other spa treatments from its rooftop location overlooking Orchard Road's busy modern shopping centres. Some Orchard Road spas, such as Grand Hyatt Singapore's Damai, are affiliated with high-end luxury hotels. European, Chinese, Indian, and Malay traditions are all integrated into many Singapore spa treatments.
The beauty salons on Lucky Plaza's fourth floor boast some of Singapore's best bargains on facials, hairstyles, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Bugis and Kampong Glam also include plenty of reputable nail parlours where visitors can enjoy manicures or pedicures at very affordable prices.
The majority of traditional Chinese massage parlours in Chinatown and other sections of Singapore are also high quality. Chinatown's wide variety of spas includes the ladies-only Rustic Nirvana Balinese-style spa and the modern Qimantra Chinese remedial massage establishment. Men and women are both welcome at Spahaven, which offers waxing and other skin treatments while soothing jazz music plays in a restored shophouse. Foot massages are the main focus at the Bath Culture Foot Therapy massage parlour.
Sentosa Island is one of the places where visitors can experience one of Singapore's most unusual spa treatments, fish reflexology. Visitors can choose between more aggressive African fish or gentler Turkish fish to nibble dead skin from their feet. This unique treatment is often combined with shoulder or head massages. A mud bath and swimming pool are a couple of the shared facilities at Sentosa Island's highly ranked Spa Botanica, which claims to be Singapore's first tropical garden spa.