What better way to relax and release all that tension than to treat yourself to a visit to a spa? The combination of soothing music, aromatic scents, and rejuvenating treatments will surely give you a sense of peace and relaxation. But when you’re on a tight budget, pampering yourself seems like such a luxury, right? Well, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of affordable spas you can try so you don’t have to ditch that well-deserved me-time. Read on to get the lowdown on luxury you can afford.
Score your calming me-time at Nuat Thai. Don’t know what to try on your first visit? We recommend their foot reflexology (applying appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet) and their aromatherapy session (where a warm herbal Thai ball is massaged gently on your back to fight “lamig”). Had a really long, tiring day at work? De-stress with their signature Thai massage, a series of deep, rhythmic acupressure that’s good for stretching out sore muscles. Originally from Cebu, Nuat Thai now has a number of branches all over the metro including Libis, Manila, and Banawe.
Where: 2/F E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City
Contact Details: 477-5004; (0923) 819-0480
Prices: P250 for 60 minutes (foot massage) ; P550 for 90 minutes (aromatherapy massage)
Thai Royale Spa
Thai Royale Spa describes itself as the “most family-friendly spa in the Philippines.” And we can’t help but agree with them! Their massages come with a very reasonable price tag, plus their facilities have that clean and cozy vibe—perfect for your entire brood to enjoy. Pick their Thai Massage, a treatment that is said to have health benefits including relief from asthma, migraine, sprains, and even anxiety. Another must-try service is their Swedish massage, which promotes balance and focus of your body and mind.
Where: #599, 2/F, Chowking Building, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
Contact Details: 584-8424 (THAI); (0917) 346-6953; www.thairoyalespa.com
Prices: P200 for 60 minutes
Ace Water Spa
Ace Water Spa is known for their hydrotherapy service, a therapeutic massage that uses water pressure to relieve your body of tension. Plus, they also have herbal pools (infused with herbs known for their healing properties, and set at different temperatures to help relax your muscles) and a sauna—amenities that ensure a soothing, stress-relieving experience. Take note, though, that you have to wear a proper swimsuit here—no shorts and tee combo!
Where: 399 Del Monte Avenue (near corner Banaue Street) San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City
Contact Details: 367-8040 to 41; 367-8061 to 62
United Street, corner Brixton Street (near Pioneer Street), Pasig City
Contact Details: 451-1111; 582-5754; www.acehotelsuites.com
Prices: P550 (entrance fee for adults; valid for 4 hours); P250 (entrance fee for children, 4 feet and below; valid for 4 hours)
This is your all-in-one stop for your pampering needs. Want a head-to-toe treat? Try their aromatherapy body massage, hair waxing service, and facial treatment. Wensha is also well-known for their buffet—an impressive spread that doubles as the perfect way to cap off your day at the spa.
Where: Pasda Mansion Building, Panay Avenue corner Timog Avenue, Quezon CityContact Details: 375 – 1399; 375 – 1398; www.wenshaspacenter.ph
Boom na Boom Grounds, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Contact Details: 833-9878-79; 832-0515,
Prices: P680 for 60 minutes (foot massage); P930 for 60 minutes (aromatherapy body massage)
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