Feet Haven Foot Reflexology: Where To Have A Relaxing Foot Massage In Singapore

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Feet Haven Foot Reflexology @ Serangoon Gardens
4A Maju Avenue, Singapore 556682

(Located above Cedele, opposite MyVillage Shopping Centre)
Contact: (+65)6288 2314
Email: feethaveneastcoast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.feethaven.com
Nearest MRT: Serangoon
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs (12pm to 6am), Fri-Sat (12pm to 11pm)

Massages are coming back into trend with the younger generation as those who travel to Bangkok, Phuket, Bali and the likes of those cities are taking out an hour or two from their vacation to go for either a relaxing foot massage or spa package. But why fly so far to resolve all the aches in your muscles and joints when we have local reflexology centres that can ease your bodily needs?

Meet Feet Haven Reflexology Centre, a hipster boutique spa centre located in the historic districts of Katong and Serangoon Gardens. This boutique reflexology centre was first founded in April 2011 and offers soothing foot reflexology and body massages to its customers.

Upon arrival at this award-winning foot reflexology centre, be prepared to be taken away from the hustle and bustle of our Singapore city life as your senses get renewed by the presence of the calming aromatic scent used, the trickling sound of dripping water and soothing classical music playing in the background.

Unlike other traditional foot reflexology centres, Feet Haven employs a unique business model in caring for the community. From supporting various community causes – such as displaying paintings of local budding artists and hosting homegrown theatre performances – to only hiring committed, experienced people with a passion for the job.

Feet Haven also aims to banish the dull and old-fashioned reputation of foot reflexology centres typically attracting an older clientele. With its fun daily status updates outside the shop and Polaroid-sprinkled interiors, the boutique spa gives off a fresh youthful vibe that attracts customers across all generations of life.

Get taken away from the noise and clutter of the outside world, and be healed by the therapeutic art strokes from their skilled masseurs

Through the years of its operation, this boutique spa has been featured in popular publications — "8 Days", "CLEO", "Mother & Baby", "Young Parents", "Eastie Brekkie" — and has received numerous accolades for its first-rate massage services":

"HARPER'S BAZAAR" Spa Awards 2013: Best Foot Massage
"SIMPLY HER" Magazine 2013: Best Value Foot Spa
"ELLE" Beauty Treat List 2015: BEST FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

The signature treatment sessions at Feet Haven include their "60-minute Shiok Feet Indulgence", "60-minute Shiok Basic Body Massage" and "45-minute Shiok Basic Blend (shoulder and neck massage coupled with foot reflexology)".

As shared by Feet Haven's co-owner, Dennis Toh, on their website,

The benefits of foot reflexology to the immune system, energy levels and blood circulation are well-known, especially to older customers.

And therein lies the challenge of how to make this ancient treatment appeal to a new generation of customers as a treat, much like dropping in somewhere to get your nails done or eat a macaron or watch a romantic flick.

I wanted to make Feet Haven a place for people to swing by, stay for a little while, catch up with friends while treating themselves to a small everyday luxury.

This boutique spa channels the spirit of an open piazza or hip bistro and aims to be a crossroad for meaningful interaction, exchange of views and a meeting place that would bring together multiple generations of Singapore's residents.

Armed with a string of acclamation among bloggers and popularity with new parents, Feet Haven is seeing a stream of young people returning back to the spa centre with their parents in tow.

Feet Haven is a foot reflexology centre that cares about the local residents beyond alleviating sores, aches, stiffness and knots. The business strives to genuinely make a difference and contribute to the sustainability of a place with thoughtful practices.

Rating: 4/5

My two cents:

As a trained therapist, I know the importance of massages and no longer dismiss it as an "old people" activity — as like how I would during my younger, na├»ve days.

There are days when I have sat before my laptop for hours that are way too long to be considered as normal, and then I would beg for my beau to give my tensed shoulders a gentle rub or to help stick a Salonpas patch on my aching back.

My dad is a traditional chinese medicine practitioner, but I have a low threshold for pain and would thus usually leave the offer of his skill set for when the aching sores are much too terrible and Salonpas becomes hopeless. (I hate needles)

I was super glad when I received the invitation to write a review for Feet Haven Foot Reflexology because I could now bid farewell to my Salonpas patches; and of the two outlets I chose the branch at Serangoon Gardens.

Feet Haven Serangoon Gardens is the second branch of the well-received feet reflex boutique with a list of awards under its belt. It can found at the history-rich Serangoon Gardens and near the iconic "Chomp Chomp Food Center".

The boutique spa centre is situated opposite "MyVillage Shopping Mall", and it is impossible to miss the gigantic signboard that leads to the second floor of the shophouse to the reflexology centre.

I took up a combination massage package which consisted of:
  • 45 minutes foot massage
  • 15 minutes shoulder and neck massage

I was served by their masseuse, Ah Yan, and I love how skilful that she is in her line of work. She was gentle but sure with each therapeutic stroke that she made.

I torture my legs a lot thanks to all the high heels that I wear, and they were begging for a good massage which was what Ah Yan provided! My legs felt a whole lot lighter, the experience was not ticklish and I felt so light that I could probably fly!

As for the shoulder + neck massage... I highly recommend to it anyone who is a frequent sufferer of tension headaches. Tension headaches are mostly due to the presence of tensed muscles around your shoulder and neck region. A non-medical way of removing the headaches is to massage those stiff muscles!

Ah Yan was very good at picking out the knots in my muscles and she rubbed them all away. The aftermath of the rub is an aching feeling that lasted for about a day or two for me. For someone with a low pain treshold, I would say that the feeling was tolerate and a fair trade-off as compared to the splitting headaches which would render me incapable for days.

I like the fact that the founders of Feet Haven encourage employment for senior citizens through their act of employing senior masseurs and therapists. This is a really important given how the age of our local population is going towards the right instead of the left — perhaps I can change my line of profession by being a masseuse when I am age 60 and in need of a job? LOL

For those who drive, parking lots are available at Maju Avenue or My Village Shopping Centre.

For those who travel by public transport, here are the directions to Feet Haven Serangoon Gardens:
  1. Board the MRT to Serangoon station, either circle or purple line
  2. Upon arriving at Serangoon, walk to exit E (towards NEX)
  3. Once you have stepped out of the MRT station, turn towards the bus stop on your right and take bus 317
  4. Alight from the bus after 7 stops at Serangoon Garden Circus
  5. Walk for 2 minutes towards Farleigh Avenue and then make a right turn to Maju Avenue
  6. Spot for Cedele's and you will find Feet Haven which is located on the 2nd floor of the same shophouse

You're welcome.

Note: This post was kindly sponsored by Feet Haven Foot Reflexology.

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