Wednesday 26 March 2014

Review: Spa Treatment at Nimble/Knead

We all know how important it is to unwind and relax, but in reality as moms that can sometimes be a little hard for us to do. Time, logistical issues of who's going to look after the kid(s), the list goes on and even when we have everything settled, the truth is some of us just can't stop worrying. Yes, I'm one of those worry warts and that often results in my body being wherever it's supposed to be relaxing, but my mind obviously with Kaitlin.

That also means that in actual fact..I did not get to relax and get a break from my motherly duties!

Recently though, I actually managed to get that break and all thanks to Tranquiltrove and Nimble/Knead. Tranquiltrove is a site that allows you to easily search for reviews and recommendations of health, beauty and wellness services in SingaporeThanks to them, I had the chance to try out Nimble/Knead's services and experience two hours of pure relaxation! I'm not saying this just because I was sponsored, but because I really did enjoy much so that I kind of drifted to sleep. I know alot of people can easily forget about everything else and just unwind but I'm not that kind of person, and the fact that I actually fell asleep even for a short while kind of means that it really was that good!

Though I was very worried about leaving Kaitlin with Daddy Li (he's my best and the only person whom I will leave babygirl with!), I won't lie. I was actually looking forward to my spa treatment at Nimble/Knead. It was what I really needed, especially after much that has been going on at home.

Like seriously just look at my tired eyes in the picture that I took while I was omw there D: If not for the wonders of photo editing apps, you would be able to see my eye bags too.

Located within a short walking distance from the famous Tiong Bahru Market, Nimble/Knead promises you spa treatments which not only relax and soothe those tired knots but also leave you inspired.

Unlike most spas, Nimble/Knead's spa concept is very different from most. They have opted for a more industrial look with Zen accents. Their spa rooms are designed as shipping containers and despite the industrial take, I still felt that the place was welcoming.

Shortly after I reached, I was brought to my 'shipping container' and all ready to get pampered.

I got to try out the Thai Thai Aroma massage which started out with a foot rinse. My massage therapist placed my feet in a foot bath and proceeded to help me wash and scrub my feet. I was actually quite surprised as this is the first time I've experienced this when going for a full body massage. Well a pleasant surprise it was. I was impressed that they bothered to go the extra mile to make sure I was pampered top to toe, literally!  

The massage began shortly after and while working out the knots in my body, the massage therapist was thoughtful enough to ask if the applied pressure was alright. It's small little things like this that adds to the entire experience. I was amazed that midway into the massage, I drifted off to sleep! It's really difficult for me to fall asleep and I rarely do cos I'm constantly worrying about life so the massage therapist definitely did a good job in making me unwind! I actually felt quite lazy to turn around when I was supposed to. I know I sound like such a sloth but you need to understand that it was really comfortable laying there. Well I did turned around in the end of course, and I tried to stay awake but failed as I fell asleep for a short while again. 

After that soothing massage, I got try out the Tock Tick Sesame Scrub. It's a new scrub that Nimble/Knead has recently rolled out. Despite the massage therapist turning off the aircon, I felt a little cold while I was getting the body scrub done but I guess it was worth it cos the massage therapist gave me a good all round body scrub, chest and bum bum included. I guess if you feel shy, you could tell the massage therapist to skip these regions. 

When the treatment ended, I was left to shower in the room. A warm hot shower was just what I needed! One thing that's different about Nimble/Knead is that the shower is located in the same room where you receive your treatment. Typically at most spas I've been to, the shower is located outside of the room. I actually like that everything is confined to one room so I don't have to move in and out and the added privacy is a plus.

I honestly wished the treatment never ended and wanted to just sleep the rest of the evening away. I left the room and chilled at Nimble/Knead's indoor garden courtyard whilst sipping on a cup of ginger tea. 

Though the sleepiness lingered, I felt rejuvenated at the end of the spa session. I wasn't looking forward to dealing with Kaitlin's toddler tantrums, but if it happened, I felt like I was ready for it!

The only thing that I didn't really like was that it got a little cold midway through the session. It would have been nicer if it was warmer but that's more of a personal preference and maybe I just feel cold more easily than others do. 

Other than that it was a pleasant experience. Excellent service from the massage therapist and the staff were professional and polite. Not pushy or snotty. No one rushed me, no loud noises, I loved the tranquility of the place. I enjoyed my alone time very much and there was enough privacy to make me feel comfortable and relaxed. Best of all, I fell asleep and the aching in my shoulders and back were gone. 

Having had such a refreshing experience, coupled with their affordable prices and experienced staff, Nimble/Knead is a great hidden find in this quaint neighbourhood estate.

If you are interested to find out more about Nimble/Knead, you can check out their Facebook page for latest updates or click below to schedule an appointment with them.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary spa treatment session from Nimble/Knead and Tranquiltrove for the purpose of this review. All content (except for a few images) and opinions are my own and not influenced by any external factors.


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