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It used to be that if you want the slim, doll-like face shape that’s de rigeur for K-pop stars, you have to go for plastic surgery. But no longer — thanks to Korean aesthetic company Yakson House's unique Golki therapy which slims down your body and face without touching a scalpel. Known as ‘bone tonification’ (the Korean term ‘Golki’ translates to ‘bone energy’), the non-invasive manual therapy uses bone massage techniques to reset bone structure to your desired shape. You get a better complexion out of it too, as the massage stimulates blood flow to your skin and muscles to supply nutrients and carry away toxins. There’s also no downtime.
It all sounded fantastic, so I booked a session for their Sculpture Face Care treatment at Yakson’s new and first Singapore outlet. I did feel a little apprehensive about, um, resetting my bones by sheer force. But the living example that’s our Korean master therapist Jessica — who has that perfect egg-shaped face — dispelled my doubts. Other than the facial massage, the two-hour session also includes your choice of a chest and tummy massage, or a back massage. I opted for the former ’cos hey, I’ve more battles to fight there.
Yakson's Singapore flagship branch at Wheelock Place.
Jessica, who trained with Yakson in Korea for three years before moving to Singapore, began the session by cleansing my face. She then assessed my face shape and commented that the right hand side of my face was wider than the left, and should be realigned to look more balanced. She also recommended pushing up my cheekbones to get more of a V-shaped face. Before starting, Jessica got me to feel my face with both my hands. “So you can compare the change afterwards,” she explained in her melodious Korean-inflected English. If you commit to more than one session, you even get two plaster cast masks made before and after your treatments to display the contrast.
The treatment room, where the bone-setting magic happens.
Jessica started massaging my face with slow, expert strokes. That was when the pain hit me. Imagine your head being kneaded and compressed like a lump of dough. Jessica was literally moulding my mien into a V shape using the kind of strength that seemed impossible for her petite, K-perfect build. What did this girl eat for lunch? Is she going to break my bones? Argh... I think my bones have been pushed to their breaking point… “Don’t hate me, you’ll be beautiful after this,” Jessica suddenly said laughingly. “No pain no gain!” And that was the mantra that summed up the session. I have a high pain threshold, but I was trembling a little after the face massage. Jessica got me to feel my face again, and I got another shock. There was a hollow space in between my palms and jaw that was previously not there. My face shape had Literally Changed.