Monday, July 21, 2014

The Oriental Spa Chamber

Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber is homegrown spa brand Mary Chia’s first Oriental wellness spa concept, which has Eastern-inspired massage treatments designed for both men and women. The spa is located at Porcelain Hotel in the heart of the Chinatown heritage area, only a 2 minute walk from Chinatown Mrt (Pagoda street exit).
I made it a girly afternoon with my best-friend, Farizan because with my Entertainer app, the treatments are 1 for 1. 
I love the ambiance of this spa. It looks and feels very traditional and oriental with the red lanterns, carpets and lacquered Chinese sliding doors. It's like walking in to an ancient foreign land. Yet it is combined with modern comforts like soothing piped in background music, air conditioning that is not too hot or too cold and best of all I think their massage beds are excellent. It was so well cushioned, making it very comfortable to lie on, even when faced down for more than an hour.
The session was started with some warm aromatic tea. Then we were led down the hallway to our private massage rooms. We actually had an adjoining room but there are single rooms available as well and even a special couples room with Jacuzzi.
We had the Imperial Chopsticks Massage which is normally $270 for a 90 minute session. But with the Entertainer we pay for one but two people get to enjoy the services. 

Huang Ah Ma The Oriental Spa Chamber's Imperial Chopsticks Massage uses chopsticks as a tool for a unique body massage experience. A bundle of bamboo chopsticks are used to execute the massage in three primary movements - tapping, kneading and pressing on acupoints. 

It was my very first time having an Imperial Chopsticks Massage. I did not know what to expect. My masseur started by tapping my whole body with bundles of chopsticks. I thought to myself, OMG am I going to be beaten with chopsticks for the next 90 minutes?! (haha) But it only lasted about a minute, and when she was done, I could feel a tingly feeling all over. It was a very quick boost of blood circulation. My therapist informed me that the tapping motion helps regulate the "chi" flow in the body.
Then she used some nice massage oil and massaged my shoulders neck and head. Ohhhh this was so incredibly tension relieving. With every pressing motion she did, I could feel my body get into deep relaxation. 

Next she oiled my back, and she rolled the chopsticks up and down my back. It's like a kneading motion to relieve muscular tension. Before I turned up for this massage session, I was so worried that it was going to be painful poking and scrapping with chopsticks. But from my experience at The Oriental Spa Chamber, the rolling of the chopsticks on well oiled skin is actually very enjoyable.

In the 90 minutes, practically all of your body is worked on. I enjoyed the legs the most, I always have aches in my legs so I loved that a generous amount of time was spend kneading and rolling the chopsticks all over my legs. When she was rolling the chopsticks on my thighs I kept thinking, Oh Yeaaahhh smoothen out my cellulite!!!

She also used the base of the bundle of chopsticks on various acupoints on my body which helped relieve stress and loosen me up. 
My masseur was An Qi & Farizan had her massage by Meng Li. After the 90 minutes, I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated. My friend Farizan felt the same too. And she was so impressed with this massage that she wants to take her husband with her when she uses her Entertainer App.
Huang Ah Mah, The Oriental Spa Chamber
Porcelain Hotel
50 Mosque Street, Singapore 059528
Tel: +65 6536 1661
Email: enquiries@huangahma.com
Website:www.huangahma.com
Operating Hours: 11am – 3am daily

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