One of my friend recommended this oxidation therapy after her sister went, a few of us are suckers for trying new stuff (who says Singapore is boring), so many things so little time. I called up the place after googling the name online and made an appointment for our group to go down one weekend. There are basically two outlets in Singapore, one in Pandan Gardens and the other at Tampines, being located centrally, we of course opted to go to the Pandan Garden’s branch. In my mind, I generally imagine that it will be some sort of sauna concept where I will be perspiring a lot and getting rid of toxins this way.
I made a booking for 11am in the morning, when we were there we filled up the forms as a first time user and received our yukata and towels. For a first time trial, we gotten 2 sessions for the price of one. Honestly, we still did not know what to expect but we went in with an open heart and open mind. The lady told us to finish one mug of water before going in which we did. So off to get changed and ready!
We are supposed to strip everything inside except for underwear which you can use your own or they do provide paper undies at a cost of 30 cents. We kept everything inside the provided locker and just bring our mug of water and locker key into the room. We will apparently be perspiring a lot so you can remember to bring your own undies next time. Then we spray on this lotion which is a form of moisturizer which is good for the skin, spray it on the face and hands and legs and neck. Then time to go into the room, it reminds me a lot of a sauna minus the charcoal, smoke, etc. The biggest room have placements for about 10 people. There is a mini wooden divider to block the head area but apart from that it is just an open space.
The temperature was maintained at about 50 degree Celsius and being my first time in there, it was so hot. We were told that at any point of time if cannot stand it, we can come out for a breather, but minimally spending a good 20 mins inside felt good personally. I lay down on the towel and there was a small wooden pillow like those old style Asian head pillow. But seriously it reminded me of something I watch from the Korean Drama…JimJilbang, yeah the concept was really like omona, when am I going to korea imnida~ hahahhaha
After persevering for a good 20 mins for the first time, we went outside after we are done and I was soaking wet and flushed. But it felt so good! I just had to cool down and stayed away from aircon and fan. We do not want to fall sick if we are still perspiring and blowing the fan at us. After wiping the sweat and generally when I felt more cool down, it was time for shower. There was a special face soap (Kojo Densetsu Bar soap) to clean our face before showering, and even the body soap that is provided, seem non-scented and organic, as well as have a very unique characteristic unlike our normal shower gel/soap which lathers really well. I believe this has got to do with the fact that the soap is to remove the sebum oil and truly clean the skin.
We were lucky as there were a few ladies before us and they guided us that we must shower with warm water first to wash away the sweat and dirt before using cold water to rinse. So detailed, so much appreciated. After getting ready, we were back at the main hall and we were given a facial mask and a shot of some sour drink like vinegar extract which is grapefruit flavoured. There was also a machine to check our body internal system (heartbeat rate, stress level, fatigue level, etc), we did it cos anyway we are coming back for the second time and it will be good to see the difference or any improvements on our health.
The second session that I went was a week later, but at least I know what to expect. Importantly is to protect the head and scalp so this time around I conditioned my hair and used a shower cap. Ready and prepared.
If you would like to try out this oxidation therapy, you can call: +65 6567 3593.
For a first time trial, it will cost $40 for 2 sessions.
You can read more details here: http://www.ecoparadise.com.sg
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