Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kaki Kaki Reflexology (JB, Sutera and Buki Indah)

Dear Readers,

I'm here to introduce another good massage place again and it is located in the not so far away land of Malaysia, Johor Baru (JB).

Kaki Kaki Reflexology is an established brand in Malaysia and they have branches all over Johor Baru as well. Beside the branding, most importantly is they provide good massage at a cheap rate at just $60 (sgd) for 2 hours full body massage. I can only get an hour massage for $60(sgd) in Singapore! There is the fear of the dreaded 2 hour causeway jam over the causeway but I also get to enjoy cheap petrol, shopping and cheap seafood along with the massage.

Martha Tilaar (Batam Nagoya)

Dear Readers,

I was at Batam recently for a short getway and also to celebrate Valentine's day. Being massage/spa fanatics, both me and my wife were eager to try out the latest SPA that Batam have to offer coupled with our very strong Singapore dollars.

We had checked out Secret Spa two years ago and while it was very valued for money, the massage didn't leave me very satisfied. The masseuse left me for long period of time without any explanation and the massage wasn't strong enough.

This time, we checked out Martha Tilaar. I noticed it was relatively new and very highly rated. In fact, it is the 3rd highest rated SPA in Batam. I booked a slot on Friday afternoon (Saturday was fully booked) so you might need to book in advance. The booking was done over email very efficiently and there is even a Whatsapp reminder before the day of the booking.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kensington (Kovan Heartland mall,Singapore)

Dear Readers,

I apologized for a lack of update. My search for a good massage place was on hold for a while because I found this little massage shop, Kensington in Kovan heartland mall (Singapore). It was a stroke of luck that I stumbled into it one day. I was having one of those terrible shoulder ache after a long day from work that has been bugging me for days.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ten Types Of Massage Therapy

Dear Readers,

Here is an interesting article about the type of massage what is your favorite and why? I like harder type of massage like Thai or Deep Tissue massage as they can really work my aching shoulder and back. Personally I think a good massage therapist is much more important than the type of massage.

Massage therapy has been around for hundreds of years. If you need to relief from muscle pain or stress, you can choose from one of the ten best types of massage therapy around.

1. First is Swedish massage therapy. This happens to be the most common type because it is very gentle and relaxing. Here, the masseuse will use long strokes, kneading and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Groupon bad spa/massage deals?

Recently there has been waves of reports from all over the internet on how Groupon have been bad for business. Well, so how does it affect us the consumers? Especially for those of us that have been searching Groupon for a spa/massage deal? I don't care less about the tug of war between the middle man (Groupon) and the businesses but I do care much about the quality of the product that I'm paying for. Will the spas and massage parlour honor the customer's purchase on Groupon or will they be tempted to cut down on quality because of  the pinch on their profit by the Groupon deals?

I have been relying a lot on Groupon to look for great massage deals since I discover them a few months ago. $23 for 60 minutes massage or $28 dollar for 60 minutes massage, these sort of promotions feels too good to be true and it is a good way for me to review other spas (hopefully find more gems) without spending too much money.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jaens Spa Bali Ubud (Review)

Bali, the promised land of spa. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and probably as well known in the world for its world class spas at incredibly affordable prices. The impeccable caring attitude of the Baliness people and their warm smiles make a perfect recipe for the perfect massage or spa experience. I had the privilege of being there during my honeymoon 2 years ago and tried a lot of spas then but unfortunately I was not able to remember the experiences well enough to write about them. However, I had the good fortune of having a short get-away trip last week to Bali and was able to try out Jaens Spa in Ubud, Bali. It is a highly ranked spa in tripadvisor Bali and in fact, it is the 3rd recommanded thing to do in Ubud!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hua Qing Chi Boutique Spa (Singapore)

Today Very Good Massage reviews Hua Qing Chi Boutique Spa (Singapore) Swedish massage. I brought a deal off $28 dollar groupon for their 60 minutes swedish massage worth $120 each for both me and my missus. What a great deal! A hour long potentially very good massage at a knock-off price. I love Groupon.

The location of the spa is in Chinatown, it is not exactly easy to find but thanks to google map, we are able to located the place and reach the spa on time.