Log in

01 February 2008 @ 10:27 am
Qi Mantra  
I have been searching for a good spa for ages in Singapore.  I have tried HEAPS and I really mean HEAPS and they have not met my needs.

Now I think the right spa is a very personal thing.  Some like their massages hard, some like it soft.  Personally I like it hard, and i like it when they go for the pressure points and they sort out the kinks in my body, mainly my neck, shoulder and upper back.  Massages that just go over these areas quickly drive me mental.

A perfect example of that is one of my massages in Bali.  I got so upset after the two hour massage.  Within half of hour of that massage I was already planning my next one because I was just so disappointed.  It helped that massages are really cheap in Bali.  I think they average around SG$35 for two hours.

Well my search for a spa in Singapore is OVER.  I found my haven.  Qi Mantra.  One friday last month, i chanced upon a Qi Mantra in Holland V.  I have heard heaps of good things about them from various friends, but i just never tried it for various reasons.  Walked in, and I was in luck!  They were having a promotion because it is a new outlet and they had a slot free!! Fantabulous!!

I walked out of the place an hour later feeling so much lighter and so contented.  They worked out a tonne of my kinks, and I realised one reason why I have been having so many headaches was because of a kink i had in my shoulder...! 

Well last night, I bit the bullet... a colleague and I went down to Qi Mantra at Club Street, and we are sharing a package.  So each one of us have 5 pre-paid massages at any of their outlets.  Of course we had a massage last night too.... .

I slept like a baby last night...and i feel physically great today.  I am sure the exercise is helping too :).  

btw we were craving a nice relaxing meal after the massage.  We walked to Les Bouchons...unfortunately they were FULL.  Moral of the story...make sure you make a reservation with them before you actually drop in. 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: rehab - amy winehouse
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on February 1st, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
how come MUCH is their package?? :)

im SO dodo!

Edited at 2008-02-01 02:44 am (UTC)
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
erm...no comfy stating the price online...standard procedure can? email.
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on February 1st, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
of course. ;)
moomeh: bouquetmoomeh on February 1st, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
You got me longing for a spa treatment now. sigh. Glad you found your spa haven. :)
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
yea...i don't need a fancy shi shi kind of place...i don't need no fountain...jacuzzi etc. If you are looking...check them out... they are the "painful" sort if you know what i mean
moomehmoomeh on February 1st, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
yeah i know! :D
what i hate most are pushy sales assistants though. I've got a massage package but havent found the time for going this month. Would love one indulgent session very much! Crave.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
i think so too!!! The amazing thing about this package that i got, they don't offer it at the club st or the pagoda street outlet. You have to purchase it from Holland v. Just to introduce their new outlet. so that is how little pushing they do. It's great!

Go for one!! You deserve that one hour!
booronbooron on February 1st, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I love qi mantra! I signed two packages there and I never once was disappointed.. The therapists can even tell me which part of me is 'blocked' and try hard to iron out the knots in my shoulders..

I am now with Trad javanese massage but I feel they are more of soothing rather than 'solve the knots prob'.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
i have never heard of them...but i have tried quite a few different indonesian/javanese massages... and some of them TRY to work out the kinks...but man...they just make me feel like crap for a week! urgh!
simple_livessimple_lives on February 1st, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Heh,I'm a loyal customer of Qi Mantra @ Club Street and seriously.. they work wonders on stressed-up bodies. But only for those who can take the forceful kind of massages..But they are real good :D
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
forceful is the right word. I have no idea how those ladies pack so much of power!!

from my one visit to the one at club st, and one at holland v i must say i prefer the lady i had a holland v. Which therapist do you ask for for the one at club st? Might give her a shot when i next go.

I love their heat packs too! So soothing!!

I do hurt a bit where they work on heaps the day after :)
simple_livessimple_lives on February 1st, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
It used to hurt the next day for me too but now think my treshold for pain's getting higher.

Anyway..my usual therapist's is Nan - a petitesized Thai lady who's super good in upper body massages. Let her know Jillian sent you for her next time!

Their ginger heat pack is supposedly good too.

Heh, been reading your blog and love those beach posts. Been back from Lombok and am seriously contemplating leaving for a life on the beaches..
vanessafrida: Yes Sirvanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I will def give her a shot! :) yes their heat packs are graet.

Lombok...must say i wanna visit Lombok one day too...heard that the flora and fauna is completely different to asia...something abt a tides etc...i can't remember. Used to go out with a kayaker. :) Yes I love beaches...check out rawa!
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
I like hard massages too - I go to Comfort Space (previously called Andana) at Paragon. I'm very fussy about my massages but they are honestly the best I've tried. Even better than the ones I tried in Bali/Thailand.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Comfort space....good to remember! Thanks...will check them out when my package is done :)
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
Okay, let me know if you go! I will recommend my masseuse for you.

I was just at Holland V Qi Mantra earlier this week too. Actually walked past to go up to Browhaus to do my brows. It smelled like heaven :p
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
i was there on wed!
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
SO WAS I! What time were you there? I was there around 6.30 to 7pm after work, haha!
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
I was there around 7.30pm! Then i was at Tangos! hahahaha I was thinking of going to get my eyebrows done!
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
Hehe, we just missed each other then. Yeah it's a good idea to do your brows at Holland V Browhaus - no crazy look waiting list like the ones at Paragon and Wheelock!
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
cool! maybe i will do that tonight! hehehehe
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Call them to make an appt before you go down - Holland V Browhaus: 64679550.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
anyone in particular i should ask for?
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
Sorry! It was my first time there on Wed too (I think it's a new branch) so not very familiar with them yet. I forgot to ask the name of the lady who did it for me even :p
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
ah okie...:) are they having any promotions too? sorry for all the questions
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Um, not sure. I'm on a package with them actually - $100 for 10 sessions of brow threading (and they threw in one more when I signed up). You can use it at any Browhaus outlet. I usually go to Wheelock but it is so fricking hard to get a slot and I was getting Bushy Bert eyebrows (hehe) so I tried out Holland V instead.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
that's very worth it! hmm...shall check if they have a promo at holland v...hahahahahaha
Debraolimomok on February 1st, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm sure Holland V has that package too. I think the price is very fair - I only just signed my second package with them! I have an upper lip package too coz they say I have hairy upper lips :S
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 1st, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
yes I agree, the price is very fair.... and why is it so tough to be a woman...!! argh!!

Sometimes i think men with hairy chest should wax it! Just to make it fair and it IS nicer! :P Cheok is lucky he has ZERO chest hair...hahahaha
Andreaam_klutz on February 2nd, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hehe. I love Qi Mantra too. My friend's bro and sis' place :) Best therapist is the shifu xiao xue or something, can't recall for the moment. The thai lady nong is not bad too.
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 4th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
i like them a lot! :)
Vamprilavamprila on February 3rd, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
thanks for the recommendation!! Are they always full and require much booking in advance? I always have the impulse to seek relieve when I'm having a sore back/ feet, but most of the places would require advance bookings. That's why I go to this place in Tiong Bahru for foot massage/ body massage. I like hard pressure point massage too, else I just get even more irritated :p
vanessafridavanessafrida on February 4th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
you are most welcome! They do need some advance booking i think...well in general. I think it depends on the time of day, and what day it is. Try the holland v one when you are desperate. I think because they are new, it could be easier
(Anonymous) on March 1st, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
hi! THANKS! u have kinda convinced me! have been getting really bad headaches of late.. was browsing ard the net wondering where 2 head to.

will try qimantra since u so highly recommended it :P