When I first came across Nimble/Knead in all its just-edgy-enough, I mentally filed it under the category of "imitation of the dominant spa group in Singapore," and somewhat dismissed the place.
On a much more recent rainy Saturday afternoon, I came across it again, saw that they had some very decent first-timer trial prices, thought "what the heck," and gave it a go.
SPOILER: That was a good decision. I enjoyed my time at Nimble / Knead far more than my previous experiences with the aforementioned dominant spa group.
Nimble/Knead is fitted out with a number of shipping containers, very contemporary industrial chic. The idea behind the place being that they will transport you to anywhere your mind desires, you see. The treatment menu also reflects this, as options include Balinese, Thai, Swedish, Japanese etc massage style options.
I'd opted for the fusion Thai-Shiatsu massage, as well as a foot massage. Both were very satisfactory; my therapist Intan was deft and checked in with me several times to see if I was fine with the pressure, wanted my face massaged or just the back of my head etc.
At the end of my session, I was eased back into reality with a drink in a cozy sitting area at the back of their premises. Rather nice touch to provide that transition zone, instead of just ushering you straight back out into the reception area... it does help prolong the post-massage afterglow.
And as Carolyn L mentioned, it's super awesome that they don't practice hard sell tactics here! They asked me if I'd like to find out more about their packages, and when I indicated yes, they showed me what they offered and were totally cool with me taking time to consider. No "this offer expires at the end of the month," no "this offer is only valid for the first 20 customers and we've already gone through 18 of them," just "Sure! Take your time and let us know anytime." Very much appreciated. Facing pushy salespeople can really snap you out of that pleasant post-treatment haze.
My one gripe about the place is that the treatment areas aren't soundproof, meaning that footsteps and doors opening/closing are still somewhat audible throughout the treatment. But to me, that's a relatively minor drawback compared to its merits.
I'll be heading back to this one, especially since their prices are pretty reasonable.