Spa Review: Love’s A Bed Of Roses

A couple that enjoys life together stays together. Ok, so I don’t know that to be a fact. But it makes sense. When two people are happy, relaxed and swathed in an atmosphere that’s conducive for love, there’s simply no room or reason for belligerence. Right?

So, dear readers, if you’re still scratching your head over what to get your other half on February 14, I strongly recommend the super luxurious spa treatment at the Auriga Spa, aptly named PS I Love You. One gift, two happy soulmates, three hours of pure bliss. Oh yeah, I know, because I tried it, and I managed to sit through an episode of Glee that evening without the urge to hurl the remote control at my TV every time Lea Michele appeared. But I digress …

In the spirit of romance, roses are the order of the day during the three-hour session. The amuse bouche of the treatment — a soothing and smoothing foot scrub — is served in the private garden just outside the capacious en suite treatment room using a rose-scented scrub. There’s also the option of having it in the comfort of the air-conditioned room if, like me, you don’t care for some simultaneous sunbathing.
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The ensuing two hours are an epic treat that pampers from sole to soul. The sum of the calming rose-and-jasmine essential oil, the perfectly comfortable temperature, a cushy bed and, most significantly, a bespoke massage by an attentive and supremely dexterous masseuse adds up to a perfect 10. And you need to know that I am a very fussy customer.

Two hours and a trip to heaven later, it was time for a 30-minute “Cleopatra Milk Bath” in a rose-petal-and Ylang-Ylang-oil-filled jacuzzi that overlooks the garden. Talk about royal treatment.

Now that you’re both sufficiently nourished mind, body, soul and heart, the final half hour is all about the tummy. Dessert is served — a platter of freshly baked scones, strawberries and a pot of rose tea puts the “zing” in the truly amazing session.

If it were an actual Valentine’s Day treat for me, I’d want to check in to a suite afterwards and let the pampering last a little bit longer.

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PS I Love You is available at Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, from February 1 at S$688++ for two.
To book, call +65 6591 5023.

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