Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014
My girlfriend and I received some discount vouchers after signing up for a Citibank credit card and headed down to Spa Infinity for a 1 hour massage ($18).
The staff was flexible and accommodated our lateness without much hassle, although there was a constant emphasis about how they close strictly at 8pm.
I was pleasantly surprised at the facilities provided at Spa Infinity. The spa recommends that clients go early to use their facilities (which includes 2 jacuzzis, a sauna room, a lounge with a television, bathing facilities etc) for as long as we wished until the time for our appointment.
Because we were late, we didn't get to try the various facilities, but still I was impressed.
The massage I had was quality and the massage therapist was very friendly and easy to talk to. I usually go sleepy about half an hour into the massage but I didn't mind conversing on this occasion. The 1 hour was relaxing and flew by too quickly.
The massage ended at 8pm and despite the previous emphasis on how they close at 8pm, the staff didn't rush us and allowed us to slowly sip our ginger tea in peace.
I would definitely be back here if not for the high price of their package (I recall something like $70 per session). I guess it builds in the benefits of extra facilities but it seemed a little excessive.
I have frequented Spa Infinity since its inception as it is an offshoot from Spa Elements which I liked then.
Spa Infinity, located in the basement of Far East Shopping Center (where the car park is), has a good concept. A place with spa facilities (jacuzzi, steam room...not sure about sauna), lockers for clothes and belongings, sarongs for the jacuzzi, robes and slippers for walking around the spa. I can only comment on the ladies section/changing room, not sure what there is in the men room. There are also a water cooler for both hot and cold water, combs, toothbrushes, hair dryers, lotions etc to use.
The spa also has a mini cafe for customers who want to dine there (not sure of the menu or if they are of the healthy variety). A lounging/waiting area with comfortable big armchairs and sofas scattered around. Magazines and newspapers to read. Recliners at the back of the room with the tv turned on (muted sound) and 2 vibration machines to use while waiting for your treatment or after your treatment.
There are many rooms so it should be quite easy to get an appointment. They are opened everyday, including most public holidays. But since they keep doing promotion with Groupons and what not, I am not sure how easy it can be to get an appointment if you hold those voucher.
Frankly, I try to avoid places (esp beauty places) which always have promotions with such bulk buying deal sites as it is almost impossible to get an appointment slot. That also explains why I no longer go to Spa Infinity after my package ended last month.
They tend to hire many massage therapists from China so the styles are more Tui Na which I dislike. I do not want to be pummelled or be left with soreness after a massage. A tip given to me was to tell them you want a Swedish massage, then the pressure will be better (i.e. their version of Swedish massage is a firm massage instead of a painful massage :p) Or you could always ask for recommendation when you call for an appointment for the types of massage you prefer.
The massage room is quite small, then again you just need to disrobe, so you don't need a big space to put your clothes or belonging anyway.
Tea will be served at the end of the treatment. But be prepared of a hard-sell. They can be quite relentless.