I have always enjoyed a good foot reflexology session.
In case, you are not aware, foot reflexology(massage) is the massage of the soles and feet with special emphasis on the various accu-points by a foot therapist.
I specially enjoyed foot reflexology when I was living in China for a period of time. In China, foot reflexology is started off with a soak of the feet in a foot tub filled with water and herbs which tends to relax the soles and wash off the tiredness.
Living in Singapore, I couldn’t find the same kind of foot reflexology service. Most foot reflexologist in Singapore do not offer a foot bath to start off and many of them also practise the Rwo Shur School of foot massage which can be terribly painful for the uninitiated .
Hence, I was very happy when I came across this new foot reflexology shop that was newly opened in Temple Street, Chinatown, Singapore. The banner clearly stated “Bath Culture Foot Therapy” and the decor was all Oriental and even the therapist was dressed in Oriental clothes. I knew I had found the place I was looking for.
I entered the shop to find that is was a small but cosy little shop. The lady proprietor was extremely warm and friendly and the massage chairs were luxurious leather seats with individual small LCD screens beside them. This level of luxury in a reflexology shop was clearly a first in Singapore.
The package offered in the shop consisted of a foot bath, a foot massage and a shoulder massage lasting a total of 100 minutes. I started with a foot bath which I was offered a choice of herbs and I chose Peppermint. A tub with hot water was produced, peppermint crystals added to the water and I had a good 20mins of soak in it.
This was followed by a 40 mins foot massage and the masseur was obviously well-trained and practise a gentler form of foot massage which was not so painful and felt therapeutic. The 40 mins passed quickly especially as I was immersed in watching my favourite TV program on the LCD panel while my foot was being massaged on.
This was followed by a final shoulder and hands massage. All through the various massage I was offered tea and I chose my favourite tea…’Ba-Bao Cha’; which actually consisted of 8 kinds of ingredients to make the tea.
We had visited this massage palor at a relative late 10pm but the owner had extended her hours to accommodate us. It was nearly 11pm when we left. So, if you are looking for a late night massage in Singapore, this is one place you can try.
As the shop was relatively new, the lady proprietor was also very generous and gave me a discount. Hmmm…what a nice way to end a good foot massage!
Location of foot refexology shop: Temple Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Size of shop: Small but cosy. A maximum of 6 massage chairs
Friendliness: Very friendly lady proprietor. Excellent service.
Facilities: Luxurious massage chair. Personal LCD TV. Free flow of excellent tea.
Pricing: On the high side. I wish the owner could lower the price or introduce a cheaper membership scheme.