This is my nth time to Ikeda Spa and each visit continues to be refreshing and delightful. I remembered I first visited Ikeda Spa last Apr 2011 and it is a great testament to their great service that I kept on returning. Today, I had Maggie to help me do my facial and I found her to be very professional, friendly and thoughtful. I also had my usual Shiatsu massage and this time round, it was done by an authentic Japanese Shiatsu therapist - Miyuki. After her kneading and pressing, I felt very refreshed and rejuvenated. And last but not least, special kudos to Irene and her colleagues who always help to ensure my appointments ran smoothly without any hitches and accommodating when I had to change my schedules also!
Finally I was at Ikeda Spa(Bukit TImah) ! Quietly tucked away amidst a row of shophouses , I was promptly n warmly greeted by the receptionist . Everyone was dressed in really cute kimonos. There was a tatami lounge but not long I was attended to by facial therapist Avin(hope I get your name correctly) ok ... to cut the story short I feel highlight about them is the standard n the bond they really try to create with u w/o letting u get stressed about signing package with them etc. Yes they dun hard-sell u n they dun show u presentation files with products n prices $$$ on them . so good job Ikeda Spa ! Keep up the good work
Ikeda Spa is definitely a place you would not want to miss if you are looking for a spa to relax your mind and body! The minute I stepped into Ikeda, I was warmly greeted by their friendly staffs. From its ambience to customer service to therapist's professional skills, everything was totally perfect! Tried out their 90min massage and the communal onsen bath and I have to say the treatments were totally refreshing! I do not have to travel all the way to Japan to try out the onsen bath, Singapore has it right here at Ikeda Spa! Had a great time relaxing here, indeed Ikeda Spa has lived up to its reputation. Strongly recommended spa to visit! :D
I hope that you're familiar with onsen (hot springs in Japanese language) because onsen is so awesome and highly popular across Japan!!! Japanese people have enjoyed them mainly for health benefits and also for relaxation. If you watch anime then you should know what it is or else, let's get into details shall we?
Hot spring baths come in many varieties, indoors and outdoors, gender separated and mixed. They are good for our skin and it have a relaxing effect on your body and mind too! It's highly recommended experience to any visitor of Japan.
YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!
BUT!!! Fret not!!! You don't have to book a ticket to specially fly over Japan to experience it now because WE HAVE ONSEN IN SINGAPORE! 'EHHHHH!!!! MAJI???' It's true, we really have it in Singapore. I can't believed that I just found out this recently
Ikeda Spa is truly a rare gem in Singapore. I mean, who would have thought that we could actually experience onsen style public bathhouse here?
Tried their public bath once and result was amazing, my skin is so soft and smooth!
Did an reservation for their Asahi room, so spacious and I LOVE the tatami zen area! [___:02]
I was very amazed by their shop interior! It look exactly like Japanese ryokans (traditional inns that originated in the Edo period) every little detail teleports you from the watering holes of Clarke Quay to the quiet sanctuaries of Kyoto. Very impressed! It really make me feel like I'm back in Japan. Best feeling ever
Visited Ikeda Spa with my boyfriend, so that I can have more reviews about the place and service that they are providing. We was very excited and can't wait to indulge in the onsen!
Everything here is outstanding and the team is very professional. I like the Japanese-theme. Worth signing up for a membership package if you live or work near Bukit Timah Road. The Living Cafe next door is great for enjoying a healthy meal after your spa treatment. They have a second location in Clarke Quay called Ikeda Spa Prestige which I hope to visit soon.
Ikeda Spa is truly a rare gem in Singapore. It is the first traditional Japanese spa in Singapore with details that allows one to feel like she is in Japan. Its zen-like atmosphere, aromatic scents and excellent service allows one to feel relax and calm.Get new experience of Japanese-style spa right here in Singapore. Ikeda spa is Singapores first traditional Japanese spa and every little details is filled in to make you feel just like you were in japan. With their imported hot spring essences, get the experience akin to soaking in the relaxing hot spring in Japan.
Facials (Normally done on Level 2)
For their facials, they use a range of products from Albion and Chidoriya. Albion is one of the leading brands in Japan and has a long history of developing award winning skincare products over 50 years. Established in Kyoto in 1949, Chidoriya focused on making beauty products for geisha girls. Chidoriya products are certified to be 100% organic as they only use natural organic ingredients. Ikeda spa has a variety of facials that are catered to different skin types.
1. Geisha Organic Facial
This is supposedly their signature and highly raved facial which serves to improve skin conditions using nightingales dropping and Chidoriya products coupled with Japanese meridian massage techniques. However, I developed breakouts after the facial which I think it was due to the massage as my face was ultra sensitive. Normally, after a face massage, I would tend to breakout.
2. Exage Corrective Facial
The therapist would whip up a mask that is specially catered to your skin conditions. The mask I had was quite unique. It was in a liquid form when applied and it would solidify to a gel texture when dried. Skin was instantly brightens up and hydrated after the mask.
3.Exage Whitening Facial
It was quite ok and the mask they used was the signature Albion mask. However, I felt that this facial wasnt very value for money given the fact that I could be able to buy these Albion masks off the shelf from Takashimaya. Apart from the extraction, I think applying a sheet mask should be as easy as ABC and it could be done at home.
Overlooking at their Japanese garden, this is the most relaxing pedicure that I have ever tried. Manicurist was very attentive and a mask was applied to feet after the bluffing of nails.
Feet felt baby smooth and nail colour was gorgeous. However, the range of nail colours were quite limited.
1. Shiatsu Acupressure
This massage done with oil and I enjoyed it.
2. Foot reflexology
Legs were instantly relieved. However, I felt that it was a little too pricey.
3. Charcoal Acne Control Scrub
Basically, this is just a quite normal scrub and skin did not really feel smooth aftet that.
4. Onsen Bath
Nice atmosphere, Cute wooden Japanese bathtub and pails, Pelican clay shower gel and shampoo. A huge variety of bath salts for you to choose. However, I felt that this is the most not value of money treatment in Ikeda Spa. I was expecting a pool of oranges like what was shown on their website but what greeted me was only a tub of purple-coloured water (I chose lavender) and thats it. I was disappointed.
Ikeda Spa Pros
Appointments are extremely easy to book! Normally, you only have to book two days before. It is a relief for me as my another two packages at FIL and Bella require you to book one month in advance.
Service is excellent and every room has its own privacy and it is quite soundproof.
Ikeda Spa Cons
Facials done here are quite basic with no machines involved. For the same amount of price given, one could be able to get a more Wah facial done at other places using more advanced technology.
Located at 6th Avenue, it is a total nightmare to go to Ikeda Spa after work. Traffic is always terrible there and one would most probably be stuck in the jam for more than 15 minutes.
Nestled amidst a mini row of revamped shophouses along Bukit Timah Road, Ikeda is possibly the easiest spa to miss EVER...at least to me. There is virtually no parking (unless you get reeeeeeaaaaally lucky), and the property is very modest, but if you like quaint themed spas, this is the place for you.
With hostesses in kimonos speaking in hushed tones, rice paper walls, zen music, a rock garden, and wooden floors, the spa definitely delivers on the Japanese theme. What really sold me though, was that they were open on New Years day, had a couples room, and offered a trial price for first timers!
They expertly kneaded our daily stressors away, soaked us in a lovely hot spring bath, fed us some yummy tea and cookies, and sent us on our way in time for our dinner reservations. There was no hard selling, no talking during our treatment time, and no mentioning of signing packages when we left. It was perfect. No annoyances and complete relaxation from entrance to exit. I will definitely be back!
Review : Ikeda Spa Albion Corrective Facial
Finally today is my appointment with Ikeda Spa. They have this promotion if you like their facebook, you can get to enjoy Albion Corrective Facial @ $48. One of my friend has been raving about this spa and had recommend to me a few times but I never get around to try it.
Decided to give a try since they are having a good promotion. I felt as if I am stepping into a Japanese House as I entered the spa. The staff are all friendly and greeted me with a smile. They were on time too to start my facial exactly at 6pm. Of course, I also arrived 15 mins earlier so it gave them the chance to get registration and such done beforehand.
My therapist (I forgot to note down her name) went through a survey with me before starting the facial with me. Given my own experience with my skin, I knew what is my problem and such so I am able to share with her my needs.
I was then brought into the facial room which was cozy though a bit small. The facial lasted for 1 hour which is a bit short for me as I always did 1hr 30 mins facial. The therapist cleansed my face, did some massage, extraction and ended everything with a mask. The therapists extraction skill is good as it wasnt painful at all and after the facial, I do not see any reddish or ugly dot on my face. Her massage skill is light and in my view average.
Accordingly to their website, this facial is a deep cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment finished with Japan No. 1 top-selling Albion Skin Conditioner mask to energise skin, leaving it healthier, brighter and cleaner.
I do feel my face is much cleaner and brighter after the facial. What I like most is the therapist applied a orange flavor lip balm on mylip twice during the facial. This is something unique. This made my lip feel moist and relaxing ( I felt as if I am eating an orange!)
Overall, it is a good experience. After facial, we are treated to a nice cup of Japanese tea and biscuits!
I came here based on a Groupon deal, so I didn't have to pay full price--it was not difficult to get an appointment (unlike other deals where appointment book juggling was very painful!). The spa is peaceful, the wait is short, and the massage a good balance of firm pressure and soothingness. I really enjoyed it that the post-massage treat was a little Japanese biscuit and a cup of tea--nice slow way to come back into the world. :)
I would like to come back to try their massage on the hot stone bed, and their facials, using imported Japanese skincare, but oh, the prices!
I love all things japanese and often would try to recreate the experience I have when traveling in japan back in Singapore. A friend introduced me to this traditional japanese day spa.
The place reminded me of japanese ryokan. You can also experience the japanese hospitality here. What I enjoyed most is massaging on the hot stone bed. Loved their service here and feel very relax after a nice massage here. At least they weren't pushy with their sales.
The price has hiked since the first time i step foot in this place but still I think it is still one of best spa I ever had in Singapore.