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The Amenity at Upper Aljunied Road

I just visited my neighbourhood spa. It’s been in operation for about a year now and I’ve never stepped in till today.

Prices are very reasonable. I like the environment. Very quiet but a slow stream of customers kept coming in. It’s great because it’s not crowded but it can remain a viable business. Operation hours are 11am to 11pm so I imagine that if I really need to, I can just cross the road and get a full body massage after work.

There are 4 body massage rooms, 6 huge foot reflexology armchairs (which can tilt backwards), 3 foot soak stations and a mani-pedi section.

I went for a 40-min foot reflexology (yes I just went for one yesterday but I really think I need it). It was good! I was brought to a foot bath area for a soak with bath salts before the treatment. I was also given 2 hot towels (one before & one after), hot tea and some butter cookies (yum)!

I appreciate the location’s convenience and the environment so after the treatment, I bought $100 worth of credits (additional $25 free) with no expiry date.

The Amenity Traditional Massage. 381 Upper Aljunied Road. Singapore 367866. Tel: 62816381

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Couponing: $9.90 foot reflexology instead of $20 at Miao Health Enhancement Centre

Date: 13 July 2012

Deal: Bugis Foot Reflex: 30 Mins Session ONLY $9.90 instead of $20!

How it went:

Found the shop very easily. (Miao Health Enhancement Centre, Burlington Square, 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-35) Convenient location for me. I’ve got direct buses from my home and it’s not far from my work place. (I bought 3 of these coupons and I’m sure I’ll be using them up quite quickly.)

This is a tiny shop slightly bigger than my bedroom. There are 4 armchairs, 2 beds, 1 electronic massage chair, and 1 back massage chair (those you have to sit up facing down). Very simply furnished and no frills.

When I arrived, it was rather quiet and I was the only customer there so that was great! I sat down on a big, comfy armchair and got my feet wiped with a hot towel (very nice) before having my leg and foot slathered with body lotion. I don’t really like foot reflexology because of the mixed feeling of pain/tickle.

The masseur was a middle-aged Chinese man who was friendly and polite. I was too busy distracting myself from the pain to talk to him (read: playing with the phone) and he left me alone so that was cool. He did look up and explain to me what he was doing once in a while especially when I winced.

Overall a good experience – none too traumatizing. I think I felt better almost immediately! I was walking awkwardly for the last 2 days and my knees actually hurt.

Effective! I would’ve paid the full price of $20. Recommended! Cheap and good!

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