Talk about eco-friendly toiletries and we all think of The Body Shop. We are no strangers to their ever popular Shea Butter, Olive and White Musk products. But do you know they have a spa, too?
Tucked at a quiet corner of the Paragon outlet, The Body Shop Green Sanctuary is a small day spa that offers decent relaxing treatments at prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. With 4 massage rooms and 1 steam room, it is ideal for a simple retreat. Busy executives working in the area who need a recharge during lunch hour, shoppers who are in the vicinity and need a massage from all the walking, mothers who are waiting for their kids to be dismissed from school… there is surely a treatment to cater to everyone’s needs.
So people may wonder, why is there a need to go to The Body Shop Green Sanctuary when they can just buy the products at a much lower price and do a DIY spa at home? With a concise menu of scrubs, massages and facials, you will be pampered by the team of experienced therapists who are well-trained with product knowledge and skills for a complete professional experience.
The massage rooms are simple and cosy, with wooden elements to enhance the organic feel, and a blend of lavender and geranium essential oil burning subtly to soothe the senses. The 90mins Spa Wisdom African Body Treatment (S$120) is highly recommended for the ladies while the gentlemen can opt for the 75mins Vitamin Cold Compress facial (S$95).
The 90mins spa comprises a full-body scrub to exfoliate and thoroughly cleanse your skin, followed by a 15-minute steaming session. The enclosed machine opened up the pores quickly and the products were well-absorbed into the skin, leaving it extremely moisturised. The second part of the treatment was a very impressive full body massage. The masseur, Sally Ang, was truly skilful and with her long strokes and firm touches, all the prevailing body aches were gone. Body lotion from the Spa Wisdom range was used to massage the hands and the legs, while massage oil was used for the shoulders and back because it is lighter in texture, hence minimising the risk for a breakout. Very meticulously executed, indeed.
As for the facial, it was a pleasant experience. We started with a facial analysis, and after the therapist determined the problem areas, she would recommend the suitable treatment for the skin type. The facial uses The Body Shop’s Vitamin C range of products and it aims to refresh and revive the skin. The therapist was attentive and ensured that we were comfortable throughout the session. The skin felt rejuvenated after the treatment.
If you are a big fan of The Body Shop products, you must go for a treatment at The Body Shop Green Sanctuary. Reservations are required.
Words and photographs by Melody Yap and ladyironchef
The Body Shop Green Sanctuary
#B1-14/15 Paragon Singapore
Tel: +65 6733 2221
Daily – 11am to 9pm
Nearest Stations: Orchard/Somerset
Note: This was an invited media session