You might have your face and body covered during those pampering spa sessions, but what about the chest area?
Luxury wellness spa Luxe House at 7A Dempsey Road has a new menu dedicated to improving the health, elasticity and shape of the breasts.
Opened last October, the spa specialises in rubdowns which incorporate traditional Chinese massage techniques and aromatherapy. The new women's wellness menu offers three kinds of treatment for the chest: a lymphatic-care one which detoxifies the body and helps to prevent the formation of breast lumps; a gluteal muscle massage, as this part of the body is also connected to the chest; and a chest-volumising option.
Prices start from $3,980 for 10 45-minute lymphatic-care packages. Single-session treatments are also available.
Review: Before the media trial session, I was sceptical. Most breast treatments offered in salons seem expensive and ineffective.
For the trial, I picked the lymphatic massage and the chest-volumising treatment.
The lymphatic session started with a thorough massage of the sides of my neck, jawline, collarbones and armpits where the lymph nodes are located. The kneading is designed to unblock the breast ducts, but it also made my face look slimmer and lifted, and my eyes brighter and less puffy.
To firm up my chest, the treatment started with pressure-point massages on my back and shoulders. This was followed by a firm massage on my waist and chest.
I was surprised that my chest did indeed seem firmer after one trial, although 10 sessions are recommended for best results. However, my chest ached for the next three days. Apparently, that is a normal reaction to the thorough massage.
Always consult a doctor when you detect a lump in your breast, in case it is cancerous.
This article was first published on May 22, 2015.
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