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Couponing: 1 Session of ProUltrasound + 2 Sessions of PowerLite Slimming Treatments @ Expressions

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Date: 8 August 2011

Deal: 95% off Bundle Deal – 1 Session of ProUltrasound + 2 Sessions of PowerLite Slimming Treatments @ Expressions. Only $49 instead of $1000

How it went:

When I called the Compass Point outlet, I got cancelled twice before I managed to get to an appointment. The first time was when they called to tell me 3 days before the scheduled appointment that they didn’t have enough therapists and someone took leave on the day I was supposed to go. I tried rescheduling but it didn’t work till after 2 weeks later. This time, about a day before my appointment, I was told they were doing some renovations and repairs. That the machine that I was supposed to be using wasn’t available yet. They tried booking an appointment for me at the Orchard branch but they were full. So about a month went past before I actually went to Compass Point to do these 3 sessions of whatever slimming.

Super small 1st room where I was just told to lie on the bed in my underwear

Super small 1st room where I was just told to lie on the bed in my underwear

It’s a con. The deal sounds like they were doing a lot on me for $49. Here’s what – I spent about 20 minutes at their very small reception listening to the very tired and uninterested receptionist/consultant talk about the various packages they had (she wasn’t trying hard to sell them to me) before I went into the back areas where the treatment rooms were. I was just left in a room and told to wait. So I waited. When she came back she was surprised and I looked back at her surprised. She then told me to change out of my clothes and lie on the bed in my underwear. And I did. Then the 1 and only therapist I saw (there were no other people besides the 2 of them) came in and proceeded to put some gel on my belly. There was a machine involved and then a 20-minute massage. Well it was kinda like someone using the flat part of a bowl making circles on your belly, except this bowl was attached to the machine and it was warm. So that was soothing and I almost fell asleep.

The strange machine with the warm paddle (extreme top left) used to massage my belly

The strange machine with the warm paddle (extreme top left) used to massage my belly

Then I was abruptly told to put on a robe and carry my things to another room – shoes, bags and all. This was a larger room and it had some strange equipment. I was told to lie on the bed. It looked like someone had just been in it frankly. There were also some used clothes hanging on the wall. It was all quite messy too. There was like a tanning bed panel (red light tubes) directly radiating heat at my belly and thighs. She turned off the lights and left me there for about 20 minutes. After that, the session was over. Which was the ProUltrasound and which were the 2 PowerLite Slimming treatments? What the hell just happened?

Doesn't it look like someone just slept in the bed & used the room?

Doesn’t it look like someone just slept in the bed & used the room?

Was it worth $1000? Yah right! What a con! NO WAY! It wasn’t even worth $49! No wonder Expressions International is a company about to collapse. I read that the founders have been plagued by financial troubles and it looks like even their employees are not interested in their job. Tsk! Slimming centres are all con jobs! For those people desperate and naive enough to fork out thousands of dollars (or even $1000) to do this… I’m so sorry, why don’t you just join me on the treadmill at the gym?

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

4 thoughts on “Couponing: 1 Session of ProUltrasound + 2 Sessions of PowerLite Slimming Treatments @ Expressions

  1. I am really enjoying your “couponing” series – even though I don’t live in Singapore! I am thinking of doing something simmilar on my blog as in NZ we have SO MANY one day deal websites which offer beauty treatments voucher on the cheap – I’ll let you know if I decide to do it! ^^

  2. Wish I had read your review of Expressions before I buy their: $39 for 10 Tummy and Arm Slimming Treatments at Expressions International in 5 Locations (Worth $1750).

    It’s a very, very bad experience for me. It’s not even worth the $39!

  3. I went to regency house yesterday 1/16/2013. I had the 3 session coupon as well. The lady trying to sell me do lot of treatment which I expected that. She said people will do all 3 session in once, what you expect for just paying $48. Basically she mean the coupon is doing nothing. What a BS! Thank you for pointing out they claim it is worth $1000, I should question her about that $1000 value. She talking very fast and keep telling me one lighting equipment can do strechmark, toning, fat burning…she showed me the YouTube Vidio about the “3max ” treatment I bought 12 sections which around $99 a section.

    When I when to the room, the therapist said I will do “3max, super RF, loggia , I am not sure what is the last one, it was is bad handwringing. all the name I am not familiar with. All I though is the laser light equipment includ all these. When I doing the 3 mas, kind of like laser hair removal, the lady come and give me the receive which my 9 section become 3 each section of above, and whatever I am going to do costed me 3 section. What a trick. Also, in the goupon said have $100 cash credit which the lady didn’t give me and I forgot to ask.

    I will ask it back next time and I think I should stick with the 3 max. The service is ok and the therapist is nice. So if u go make sure everything in writing clearly before u pay the money. Anyway I should read your review first.

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