Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber is owned by homegrown wellness chain Mary Chia, providing face and body spa therapies for both men and women. Just a stone’s throw away from Chinatown MRT (Pagoda St exit), Huang Ah Ma is conveniently located at Porcelain Hotel, nicely tucked away from the hustle bustle of Chinatown.
As seen in Chinese drama, “Huang Ah Ma” literally means “Royal Father” in Qing Dynasty. Does it sound like you get royal spa treatments? Decorated with red lanterns and wooden lattice screens, the dimly lit atmosphere filled with calming background music and sensual aroma seemingly takes us to the ancient world of the Orient.
Our contributor, Wendy, tried the Imperial Chopsticks Massage for the first time. The normal price for this unique massage is $270 for a 90-minute session. With the Entertainer mobile app, you get one complimentary Imperial Chopsticks Massage with the purchase of the same. In other words, two persons enjoy the massage for the price of one, with an estimated saving of $149.
Before the session starts, warm and invigorating ginger tea is served while waiting for the therapist. There are rooms for couples as well as single massage rooms along the hallway. The massage bed is cushy enough to lie down on for over an hour, as the body is worked on.
What’s so unique about this Imperial Chopsticks Massage? The first thing that comes to mind: Chopsticks. (Sounds like Wendy would be beaten, poked and eaten raw!)
Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber uses bundles of bamboo chopsticks as a tool to execute the body massage in three primary movements – tapping, kneading and pressing on the acupuncture points. By the way, these are really not your ordinary chopsticks you eat with!
The therapist uses the bundles of chopsticks to tap the body to improve blood circulation and regulate the ‘Qi’ life energy that flows through the meridians of the body. Nothing like painful scrapping and beating with chopsticks! In fact, it’s milder than ‘Gua Sha’.
The therapist also applies massage oil on the skin before pressing with finger pressure to relieve stress for total relaxation, and rolls the chopsticks on the back in a kneading motion on acupuncture points to relieve muscular tension and increase blood flow around the massaged area.
At the end of the enjoyable 90-minute Imperial Chopsticks Massage, the combined movements of tapping, kneading and pressing by the experienced therapist are set to unwind the mind, detox and rejuvenate the body.
Huang Ah Ma The Oriental Spa Chamber
50 Mosque Street, Singapore 059528
Tel: +65 6536 1661
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