It’s been awhile since I got myself a beauty or wellness treatment. So, when I got an invite from Aldous in Antara Wellness Spa, I was overjoyed… overjoyed at the fact of de-stressing by having a massage. Based on research, the massage therapy helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and chronic back pain. Luckily, I have all those mentioned so this treat was really “sulit” for me.
The Antara Wellness Spa, located in between the border of Manila and Makati, has a concept of Indochina so it did not come as a surprise to me when the praying-Buddha-statue hailed me as I entered the spa. The place is dim with draping curtains within the waiting area.
Swedish massage (1 hr) – P350
Shoulder Head and Face Massage (30 min) – P300
Shiatsu Massage (1 hr) – P350
Antara Signature Massage (1 hr & 20 min) – P400
Hot Pack Massage (1 hr & 30 min) – P600
Body and Foot Massage (2 hrs) – P700
Slimming massage – *new
I had Antara Signature Massage and I can say that this one is truly special because the masseuse has her routine that I don’t usually get from the other spas I tried. I asked the masseuse and she said that Antara Signature Massage is a combination of Swedish, Thai, and Shiatsu. Back in the day where I had the luxury of going to the spa regularly, I usually get the Swedish massage to feel relaxed. It’s just oil and strokes so that explains why I like Swedish. Thai massage surely makes me feel that my muscles loosen up because of all the stretching but I just really feel tired after. Shiatsu, on the other hand, is all about pressure points. It feels great that Antara had these three kinds of massage in one service. Lastly, they gently whipped me the bamboo sticks before the session ended. By the way, the yellow and green ones are hot packs which are also included in their Antara Signature Massage.
Dead Sea Salt Scrub (45 min) – P600
Body Foaming Wash (20 min) – P250
Four of their seven scents were showed to us for the dead sea salt scrub treatment. More often, the guests choose the strawberry scent. Lavender is also a great choice if the guest wanted to have a more soothing feeling!
Foot and Leg Treatment
Foot Reflex – P350
Medicinal Foot Reflex – P400
It’s amazing that this green water where my new-found friend had her feet soaked became gel-like after a few minutes. Please see the picture below. I cannot entirely get into details but as I know, it’s a way of detoxifying.
They have 9 rooms that include the couple room and the scrub room.
Their products are made locally and are saved for the charity. Room and linen perfume, collagen soap, papaya soap, honey oatmeal soap, and papaya tea tree soap below.
Aside from the services mentioned above, they have package deals.
The world could be overwhelming because of our concern about our daily lives. At times like this, we need to get in touch with our body once in a while to feel rejuvenated. With that, visiting a spa like Antara is a treat that our inner soul will love.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to write positive comments.
Antara Wellness Spa
1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue Malate Manila Manila, Philippines 1004