A few weeks ago, I was invited down to Passage New York for a facial and body massage and here’s my review followed by perks for my readers. 🙂
Located close to Raffles City MRT, Passage New York is a facial and spa place that caters mainly to office ladies working in the area. When you arrive you will see two doors, one towards the shop that sells bags and clothes and the other that is the entrance to a huge facial and spa place with 22 rooms. It is the biggest facial and spa place that I have been to in Singapore, to date.
My appointment started a quick 5-10min registration, form filling and analysis and after which was the Body Massage followed by the Facial session.
As I had to keep my bag and phone in the locker, I couldn’t take a photo of the body massage room I was in. It’s a big room with a bed, shower and bath tub.
I was ushered into the room by the receptionist and met the female masseuse who then showed me the new set of disposable underwear to change into for the body massage.
After I changed, the masseuse returned to the room and the body massage session started off with a “Lotus scrub with milk based” moisturizer which was warm. There was a layer of plastic on the facial bed so I guess that makes cleaning up a whole lot easier. The masseuse gently scrubbed the entire of my body from the back followed by the front, just excluding the private regions, covered by the disposable underwear. I do believe you can choose to bring your own bikini which will be more comfortable, if you want to.
After the gentle scrub down, I showered in the shower area in the room and changed into another set of disposable underwear for the body massage.
The masseuse used warm Lavender oil and the massage is done in Balinese style. The massage starts from the back, from the legs followed but the shoulders and back and then the front legs, hands and tummy. I get tickled easily so I opted for no massage at the tummy area although that area is supposedly massaged as well! I throughly enjoyed the relaxing and soothing back rub down/ massage. It was soooo awesome. I also love that the massage helps loosens where it aches/ hurts(shoulders and legs for me) and it feels so good.
Found this image from DestinAsian.com to illustrate the awesome back rub. For illustration, this is not NY Passage or Me in the picture!
When the massage ended, I changed into their spa provided robe and headed to the facial room. Yes, with the massage oil still on the body because it is not advisable to shower after massage, until after 1-1.5 hours.
This is how the facial room looks like, each room is named after a president!
The facial session was as such:
I had light make up on so the beautician removed it with milk cleanser and double cleanses with another facial wash.
Then there was a deep cleansing mask with hot steam followed by massage.
The beautician removed more than 20+ black heads and It didn’t hurt cause pores opened due to the steam.
She used two: sodium hyaluronate and sensitive for sensitive skin and light massage as my skin is quite clogged and sensitive.
Mask + massage:
Mask followed by a shoulder massage which was very good as I tend to have tensed shoulders, then rest 10min.
After removing the mask, apply sun block.
The only drawback about the facial session was that the redness due to the extraction on my face took a few days longer to go down as compared to others that I have been to. :/
Check out the other facilities at the Passage New York which customers can use before their appointment:
Here’s a special promo for Enabalista’s readers! 🙂
Enjoy 2 luxurious spa treatment at $98 :
– 90min Vitamin C Whitening and Anti-Aging Facial
– 45min Signature Full Body Massage
– Free Classic Leather Bag worth $480 after treatments.
Terms and Conditions:
– Valid till 30 November 2014
– Valid for first-time female customers, Singaporeans, PRs and EP holders, aged 25 years and above.
– Prior booking is required, subject to availability. Please call 6226 0888 to make an appointment.
– Not valid with other promotions, discounts or privileges.
– Free Leather Bag is while stocks last, designs and colours may vary.
– Passage New York reserves the right to alter and amend any terms and conditions without prior notice.
I would recommend you to take up this session with your bff/ sister/ mum for a more fun experience and as a special treat, and if you find that you enjoy their service, to then consider to take up a package with them, should the location and price be suitable for you! 🙂 As it located within CBD it’s not a place that’s for everyone, but if you work at CBD area then it’s a facial place you can explore. 🙂
Passage New York
133 Cecil Street | #01-01 Keck Seng Tower
tel +65 6226 0888
Thank you Passage New York for the kind invitation and promo code for my readers!