Spa Botanica, The Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, tel: 65 6275 0331. Billed as 'Singapore's first destination spa', Spa Botanica's signature offerings include a four-hands massage (S$190; HK$842/30 mins), a 'galaxy' steam bath (S$160/90 mins) that includes an aromatherapy massage and medicinal chakra mud and steam treatment under a dome of stars, and the three-hour Singapore Flower Ritual (single S$285/couple S$530), with a frangipani bath, jasmine and coriander scrub, and other horticultural treatments. The 'Just for Men' menu features the Golfer's Tonic (S$165/90 mins), including a foot spa and paraffin wax. Facilities (free with any treatment) are two outdoor pools, including one with a massage waterfall, a mud pool and a female-only area. Amrita Spa, Raffles City, Level 6, 2 Stamford Road, Raffles The Plaza, Singapore, 178882, tel: 65 6336 4477. Luxury is clearly a priority at Amrita, but friendly service isn't necessarily on the menu, which aims to be 'dedicated to your Total Body Wellness'. Fortunately, the treatments deliver on the promise. Amrita offers all the key ingredients to foster an ambience of total luxury - water, wood, greenery and low lighting. The signature Total Body Wellness treatment (S$360/3 hours 35 mins) includes a mineral sea-salt scrub, sea-mud wrap, hair treatment, aroma body massage and aromatherapy facial. Also on the menu, 'to stimulate the spiritual union of mind, body and soul', is the Ayurveda Pancha Karma (S$170/85 mins). Spa Esprit, 18A Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore, 277678, tel: 65 6468 1292. Informal, ultra-friendly and in keeping with the community atmosphere of Holland Village, Spa Esprit offers a hot-stone massage (S$100/60 mins or S$145/90 mins) to die for. The catch phrase here is 'Where Mind is Body', and the intention is paved with treatments such as the 12-Waves Massage (S$155/90 mins), which fuses bodywork and energy techniques from ancient Hawaiian medicine men, and a range of beauty wraps such as the Limber Limbo Paraffin Wrap (S$165). The facilities are more basic than many, but that's by no means a problem. Estheva Spa, 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, Singapore, 238871, tel: 65 6733 9300. Estheva Spa promises the effects of Botox without the needle. There is also the chance to walk in the footsteps of Penelope Cruz on her trip to Singapore to promote Vanilla Sky, and the absence of predictable Balinese ambience in favour of European touches. And then there's the treatment menu, unveiled over a cup of herbal tea: scrubs, wraps, massages, facials - all within skipping distance of Donna Karan, Prada, Max Mara, Paul Smith and many other labels on the rich end of Orchard Road. St Gregory's Therapeutic Spa, 238 Thomson Road, 08-01 Novena Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 307684, tel: 65 6298 2234. Come here to have hot oil dripped onto your forehead in an ancient Indian treatment that feels like it's healing every ill from a thousand past lives. The Shirodhara (S$150/60 mins) is one of the Indian treatments included in a menu that travels the globe - China, Japan, Thailand and North America - seeking traditional healing therapies. On offer are treatments such as the Japanese 'mu tong' (S$35/20 mins), which involves a soak in a traditional wooden tub, along with the regular range of massages and treatments. St Gregory's Javana Spa, Plaza Hotel, 7500A Beach Road, Level 4, Singapore 199591, tel: 65 6290 8028. If it's at all possible to create a Balinese-style experience, complete with outdoor area, in the middle of the city, St Gregory's Javana has managed. Although not the last word in luxury (the couples room, for instance, doesn't have an attached bathroom), there's enough wood and stone to generate a feeling of escape. The list of treatments is comprehensive and luxurious, and some treatment rooms (air-con optional) open onto a wooden deck.