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Top Five Best Spas in the Philippines

by Juji Roo on 15/04/09 at 7:17 am

Here’s a list of the best spas that I’ve ever been to in the Philippines; get a massage by the ocean with a perfect view of pristine white sand! Get a honey scrub, or a facial mask made out of ingredients and tested mixtures handed down from generation to generation of Philippine indigenous tribes!

In today’s modern world, fast-paced lifestyles are requiring us to put more effort into seriously taking care of our health to keep from burning out. It’s really essential to unwind and treat yourself to a relaxing evening/afternoon or even an entire weekend at the spa.

Massages improve your blood circulation, thus impacting the rest of your circulatory system, letting yourself mind relax for a few hours improves your mental faculties and fortifying skin treatments leave you with a radiant and well-rested appearance.

The Philippines offers endless choices for spas to relax, unwind, pamper and even heal yourself through various massage techniques, scrubs and other treatments using mineralswith healing properties. Also, if you have the time and budget, a spa treatment by the beach overlooking the ocean and powdery-white sand is most ideal.

Here is a list of the 10 best spas that I’ve been to so far:

1. The Spa, Makati

Considered as one of the most popular spas in Makati, The Spa gives you a sense of serenity the moment you walk into its lobby, with its whitewashed walkway flanked with Greek pillars and flowing water on the sides.

The staff at the front desk and inside the treatment rooms are very professional; trained to deal with clients from the A and B markets, as well as foreigners. The moment you enter the waiting are inside the treatment room you are served the most relaxing cup of ginger tea ever brewed.

The rooms are impressive, with just the right lighting and temperature to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Their shower rooms are marvelous too, with rainfall shower heads and smooth stones surrounding the marble flooring. The place will truly give you a very Zen experience.

The Spa offers facial treatments, massages, body scrubs, foot care treatments and paraffin services. They also offer spa packages that combine a body scrub of your choice with a 1-hour massage.

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t simon

Jun 1st, 2009

Thanks for this list. But I’ll have to disagree with Nurture Spa. I rented a private room, which I thought was a bit dingy. What about The Farm at San Benito? This is more of a complete wellness place, best if you stay overnight. Is Amezcua in Quezon City still there?

Juji Roo

Jun 1st, 2009

Actually I’ve heard about that spa resort in San Benito. Aside from the spa it also offers wellness retreats for as long as 14 days. Perfect way for one to recover from city stress! Here it is: http://www.thefarm.com.ph/programs/

Sorry to hear about your experience at Nurture Spa. They also have other branches like in Pampanga (also set in the middle of a farm), which I only tried just recently. Much better than the one in Tagaytay =)

jm

Aug 1st, 2009

Can you please give me the quality process control of spa’s.

sharon agulane

Mar 30th, 2010

hi i just want to ask how much is body scrub?

sharon

Mar 30th, 2010

hi i just want to ask if body scrub is better for me, because i want to erase or lighten my scar in my skin is body scrub works for my problem?

china

Apr 9th, 2010

there\’s a new one that\’s super nice! it\’s called The Shui Spa, it\’s in G/F Tropical Palms, dela Rosa St. Cor. Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. Business hours are from 11am to 12am, daily.

http://tinyurl.com/shuispamakati

pete marvich

Nov 29th, 2010

try kemosabe spa on don bosco st in makati…nice ambiance…competent therapists…easy to get to and plenty of parking…call 02-519-3311…cell 09104624040

Joan Cuenco

Jan 18th, 2011

Please do try SM Kenko Spa. It’s located in Networld Hotel along Roxas Blvd cor Perla St. here in Pasay City. It’s worth the price….Well recommended!!!

red

Jan 21st, 2011

try Barefoot Day Spa in D. Tuazon Q.C, very affordable but the quality of massage is great, the combination massage and lava stone massage are well recommended!

cleo

Mar 29th, 2011

http://www.asianmassageph.com is the best massage and spa ever!

Spa Lover

Apr 15th, 2011

I love bluewater day spa (http://www.bluewaterdayspa.com), I go there weekly. They have a a range of hotel quality services at a reasonable price.

mel

May 20th, 2011

try fusion spa at bayview international tower 3 roxas boulevard paranaque city…8557125/09207508854 open daily 1pm to 1am.

hazel garcia

Jun 26th, 2011

…i love myVIP Spa & Therapy Center in Don Antonio, Commonwealth.. good service @ reasonable price.

hazel garcia

Jun 26th, 2011

visit this page. i went here every week to have body scrub wid massage.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyVIP-Spa-Therapy-Center/179821162055182

Pete Purde

Jul 21st, 2011

Amezcua Spa in Katipunan is also good, they have a good package now which is being offered at http://www.pakyaw.com.ph

Louie

Sep 2nd, 2011

if your in cainta, the best home service of keepintouchspa
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002863159097

Vinnie

Nov 23rd, 2011

You should try Elegant Secrets Spa in Quezon City. If you’re looking for a relaxing ambiance and well-trained therapists that will match your every need, I definitely recommend this one! I think they’re currently offering up to 50% discount on One Session of their Lava Massage, Swedish Massage, Milk and Honey massage and more. You should check out — > http://www.dealstent.com

Spa In Makati

Nov 27th, 2011

Hi i’m the owner of http://spa-in-makati.info

The Spa is without a doubt one of the best spa in the country. But i keep hearing about their service has been below par for the past few months. I wonder what happened to them? Management problem?

Spa In Makati <–come and share information about spa in Makati with the community.

Chandler's Place

Mar 7th, 2012

Hi.
We have a commercial space for rent in Tagaytay.
The area is bet. 150 – 300 sq.m.
Very much ideal for a SPA. Please see to appreciate.
U can call or text me at 0999-1785542 & schedule for
viewing if interested.

Gee

Mar 12th, 2012

Shangri-La Boracay is in Punta Bunga Beach and not in Puka Beach. :)

leenie

May 9th, 2012

it is nice that there are many Thai massage here in Manila. I really love Thai massage… Try in Nuat Thai. They have many branches in Manila. And also I hope sooner there would be a lomi-lomi massage in Manila, it is good too…

Michael White

Sep 18th, 2012

Anyone visiting Paranaque, Metro Manila should try the spa “Let’s Tone It Spa” on Aguirre Ave in BF Homes. They offer a buffet of massage oils for anything that ails you. They also offer a slimming massage oil that smells good enough to drink and is tremendous for slimming, having over 10 essential oils combined. This Spa also offers Cavitation/RF at unbelievable prices and has membership services for those people like myself who want to continue using their facility. Oh yes, their technicians are among the most knowledgable when it comes to slimming techniques, uses of the various oils and just massage in general. If you have not visited them, I will include their number as most often, they are booked and require appointments. 02-856-51-50

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