The Thai-themed spa on the top two floors of the Mandarin Oriental offers a luxurious experience with treatments that include facials, massages, wraps and scrubs tailored to your preferences. Pamper yourself with a traditional hilot, or other Filipino healing techniques in this sky-high sanctuary. Or feel like an Asian princess with the Oriental Indulgence – a 45-minute body scrub, 60-minute massage, and a facial.
Enjoy the signature “spa-within-a-spa” experience at Chi, located at the 5th floor of Edsa Shangri-La’s Garden Wing. Unwind in a private suite (complete with your own bathroom) and relish the comfort of personal space. It features body scrub rooms with heated floors, relaxation lounges, herbal steam facilities, and some of the biggest private spa villas in Asia. Indulge in the Tropic Serenity Ritual, a combination of four exotic treatments specific to Chi: the exfoliating Barako Coffee Bean Scrub, the hydrating Linen and Leaf Wrap, the calming Chi Balance Massage, and a Tropical Rejuvenating facial to top it all off.
De-stress in style at the elegant Peninsula Spa. Modern and traditional wellness treatments are blended to provide a transformative experience at the Pen’s luxury spa. In-room Jacuzzis, steam rooms, and saunas help transport you to a world of relaxation. Tourists even say that the spa alone makes a visit to the hotel worth it. We recommend the Peninsula Manila Signature Massage, a 90-minute treatment fusing together Eastern, Western, and deep-tissue techniques to awaken your senses and revitalize your body.
Le Spa is the youngest yet one of the finest luxury spas in the metro. Located at Hotel Sofitel, the “only five-star resort hotel in Manila,” Le Spa practices classic Filipino hospitality mixed with the French protocol – a strict code entailing no shortcuts for the client’s comfort. Apart from their pampering facials and treatments, choose from any of their seven signature massages. You can select the background music for your treatment, as well as the scent of your massage’s essential oils. Try the Indian-inspired Kerala’s treatment, which eliminates muscle tension, fatigue, body heat, and even digestion problems. The 90-minute rubdown is capped off with a foot and hand massage using Kansu bowls, a great antidote for jetlag.
The ideal urban getaway is just in the heart of Ortigas, at the 4th floor of Discovery Suites. Terra Wellness Spa aims to melt away the stress of fast-paced city life through specialized services that will soothe your mind and body. For the ultimate me-time experience, combine two of Terra’s signature treatments: the Coco-Moringa Facial, a 60-minute treatment using pure Virgin Coconut Oil, Moringa, and vitamins A and C to protect your skin from environmental damage and prevent visible signs of aging; and the 75-minute Terra’s Touch to relieve tension and aid blood circulation for a deeply relaxing experience.
This sanctuary for relaxation holds most of its branches at hotels, but we recommend the stand-alone Suriya Spa at Frontera Verde. Choose from a wide variety of massage therapies, Asian traditional body treatments, and facial, body, and hand and foot treatments. The serene ambience and intuitive touch of their therapists assure a rejuvenating experience to make you a feel like a brand new person post-treatment. Try their Mind & Body Harmony Massage for a heightened sense of well-being. The 60-minute full body massage uses Swedish techniques and will certainly make you forget where you are.
Their philosophy is simple: Heal the body, calm the mind, renew the spirit. Neo Day Spa aims to create a personalized experience for total wellness. Apart from the various massage treatments, spa rituals, and nails and waxing services, what is unique about Neo Day Spa is the special care they offer to expecting mothers. The 60- or 90-minute prenatal massages improve blood/lymph circulation, keep joints strong and aligned, and relieve muscle soreness from a pregnant woman’s changing center of gravity. New mums can also look forward to a post-natal massage to soothe the body and help it recover from the delivery experience.
The first Hydrotherapy spa in Manila offers a non-traditional spa experience that is exciting, family-friendly, and still truly relaxing. The Hydrotherapy spa area boasts of Waterfalls, Lazy River, and 25 massage systems that range from soft to hard massages. Complete your water therapy with their 25-meter lap pool, steam room, sauna, and hot herbal baths. The entrance fee gives you access to all their facilities for a total of four hours, and you only need to add a few hundred bucks to avail of their delicious buffet. For the ultimate soothing experience, the Rainfall Acupunture and Waterfall massage are must-tries at Ace Water Spa!
Ahavia is a hidden gem in heart of San Juan. Even before you enter its doors, the sweet smell of peppermint starts to envelope you. The reception area is dimly lit and burning candles set a relaxing atmosphere for your neighbourhood spa experience. They offer massage therapies, organic body spa treatments, and hair and scalp remedies. If you’re looking for a session of unrestricted pampering, special spa packages are available for you to spoil yourself silly. But we recommend the 2-hour Ahavia Signature Massage, a blend of Western and Oriental rituals for a total body experience. Ahavia Lounge Spa gives you the best value for your money, and it’s a definite plus that they’re open until 4 am!
Head over to Foot Zone for a no-frills spa appointment when your feet need a treat from a whole day of shopping, or you just need time to sit back and relax. There’s no need to remove your clothes and no oil is applied to your body, but the quality of the massage isn’t compromised one bit. Get an authentic Chinese massage therapy from Xiamen, and we guarantee it’s as remarkable as you hoped it would be. EYP tip: for just a couple of hundred bucks more, ask for a mainland Chinese masseuse or for their massage master.
Reclined chair-beds in dimly lit rooms separated by wooden walls serve as the setting for your no-fuss spa routine. The straight-to-the-point wellness spa will give you a comforting foot massage with a tranquil ambience. If you find yourself in the southern part of Manila, make a stop at Mandarine Reflexology Foot and Body Spa and get the bang for your buck with their massage therapies. For complete relaxation and detoxification, ask for the 120-minute Combination Foot Reflexology and Body Massage. Don’t mind shelling out about a hundred pesos more? Ask for a Chinese reflexologist to do your massage.
One of the best foot spas in town is offered in Beijing Foot Spa. They have a very simple menu of services that the therapists have got down pat to ensure a comfortable spa experience. Each massage chair has a personal TV screen and built-in speakers if you want to be entertained, but you can choose to turn them off and just get lost in the massage. Maximize your visit by getting the 1-hour and 40-minute Foot and Back Massage, and have all your aches rubbed away.