It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, and the tension that comes with staying at home for a prolonged period is taking its toll. We all want to destress, recharge, and relax. But many of us still can’t travel to our dream destinations with lockdowns and border restrictions in place. Heck, visiting our loved ones or going to a nearby shopping mall has become riskier than ever.
If there is one thing we wish we could do right now, it’s to get a full-body massage. We all need it. We all deserve it. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been wanting to go to the spa, if not for government restrictions.
Although we can’t get a massage, facial, or spa treatment anytime soon, it doesn’t hurt to plan way ahead. Before others beat you to it and spas become fully booked, here is our wish list of spa treatments in and around Manila—from massages to body wraps to saunas—that we can’t wait to have when the situation gets better.
Swedish Massage at Asian Massage
Asian Massage has been helping both tourists and residents unwind after a long day. The spa’s massage treatments are deeply rooted in Asian cultures, be it Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai, or Filipino. Asian Massage has a wide variety of treatments to choose from, but why not start with the all-time classic Swedish massage. This European full-body treatment uses a combination of long, firm, kneading, and circular strokes to improve blood circulation.
Get the Swedish massage at Asian Massage at an affordable rate of 397 PHP. You can redeem your KKday voucher at select Asian Massage branches across Metro Manila, Baguio, and Iloilo. For more information, visit asianmassageph.com.
Hacienda Spa Bundle at Ginhawa Spa & Dining
Turn back time at Ginhawa Spa & Dining, a Filipino-themed spa inspired by the tropics. The relaxing interiors are reminiscent of Spanish Colonial design. Live like a plantation owner for a day with the Hacienda package, which includes a private room, a 60-minute full-body massage, a 10-minute shower, and a 10-minute sauna session. On Ginhawa’s website, the Hacienda package costs 650 PHP, so book your appointment through KKday for incredible savings.
Book the Hacienda spa bundle by Ginhawa Spa & Dining on KKday for only 586 PHP. Ginhawa Spa & Dining is located on the 2nd Floor, High Pointe I, 184 Pasong Tamo (between Yakal and Bagtikan Streets), Makati City. To inquire, get in touch through +63 2 8501 0480 or +63 917 887 6070.
Spa Experience at Qiwellness
Pamper yourself, your friends, and your partner at Qiwellness, an Oriental spa influenced by a rustic Chinese teahouse. Every detail at Qiwellness takes inspiration from the architecture, cuisine, and healing practices of ancient China. Create your own sensory journey at this Makati spa. Choose from three types of massages: Qitranquility (relaxed, light pressure), Qivitality (moderate pressure), or Qiharmony (signature dry massage).
Through a special offer from KKday, enjoy a calming 90-minute massage of your choice, followed by a short tea ceremony at the teahouse bar.
Try the spa experience at Qiwellness through KKday for 1203 PHP. Qiwellness is located on the 4th Floor, The Picasso, 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. To inquire, call +63 2 8556 1818.
Charcoal Body Wrap at Nurture Wellness Village
Escape to the countryside and feel healthier, happier, and better at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay. In addition to feeling restored by their healing spa treatments, try their customized health programs. Taste the spa’s signature arroz caldo (rice porridge) with delicious toppings. Explore the spa village’s organic farm. Stay for the weekend in a Filipino-themed accommodation.
Choosing a facial, massage, or body polish to start with can be difficult, especially when Nurture Wellness Village’s spa treatments are almost sold out. We recommend the 60-minute charcoal body wrap, a detoxification therapy using charcoal as a powerful toxin absorber. This treatment deeply cleanses your body of toxins and leaves a glowing effect on your skin.
Get the charcoal body wrap from Nurture Wellness Village on KKday for 2,350 PHP. Nurture Wellness Village is located at Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Cavite, Tagaytay City. For more information, visit nurturewellnessvillage.com.
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