The Essential Guide to the Metro’s Best Spas
A great way to unwind.
by Shen Mascariñas | July 12, 2016
How would you like to escape the rain and more importantly—your responsibilities—for a while? Hide away, relax and recharge in these serene spas. With topnotch amenities, services and ambiance, you’ll get your much-needed r&r without leaving the city.
Think relaxation, and a yearning for THE Spa will probably follow soon after. The Spa has an extensive selection of massages from the classics (Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, etc) to the more unique (Volcanic Rock, Oriental Acupressure, etc).
They also have beautifying treatments you can indulge in – whether you need the basic services of nail care and waxing, or the more elaborate facials and scrubs.
Neo Day Spa
GF Net One Center Building, 26th St. Cor. 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City
Holiday Inn & Crowne Plaza, One Asian Development Bank Ave., Ortigas Center
BGC: (02) 815 8233 | Ortigas: (02) 633 7222 | Website | Facebook
Amid the hustle and bustle of BGC and Ortigas are little Zen sanctuaries in the form of Neo Day Spa’s two branches. Stepping into their minimalist and refreshing interiors will instantly put you in the mood for a rejuvenating experience.
Unwind with massage therapies, scalp, body and facial treatments, reflexology and nail services. All of these are geared towards holistic healing—to achieve harmony and balance of the mind, body and spirit.
Dealing with a breakout? Neo Day Spa is popular for their Crystal Clear Facial, too. They use crystal quartz to detoxify your skin—clearing your complexion and giving you a natural glow.
Sofitel, CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila
(02) 551 555 | Website
Le Spa merges refined French elegance with warm Filipino hospitality, and the result is a world-class spa experience. Think private rooms, high quality materials and topnotch treatments. Their massage services range from traditional eastern to modern western, alongside the Filipino novelty hilot, of course.
If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, Le Spa’s Duo Couples Romantic Ritual is a must-try. In your beautiful treatment suite, you’ll have your very own bathtub, sauna and balcony overlooking the pool.
4F & 5F Garden Wing, 1 Garden Way, EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Ortigas Center
(02) 633 8888, (02) 634 7303 | Website
CHI is uniquely a spa within a spa. It’s nestled in Edsa Shangri-La’s Garden Wing, making it incredibly private and peaceful. Being a luxury spa, you can expect breathtaking rooms and excellent services at CHI. Their treatments are based on Chinese and native Philippine healing practices. Along with that, you can also enjoy outdoor bathing facilities, relaxation lounges, a library and yoga classes.
Westgate Center, Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 832 0871, (02) 215 7869, 09178475655
Mandarine Spa is fairly simple compared to the majority of luxurious spas in this roundup. But what they lack in opulence, they definitely make up for in service. Plus, here’s a spa that your wallet will love.
They specialize in a Chinese-style foot reflexology, which many travel all the way to Alabang for. While your feet soak in warm water, other parts of your body are given proper attention. And when it’s your feet’s turn, your masseuse will definitely address your problematic pressure points.
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