Apr 21, 2017

Life in the city can be quite stressful, especially after a hard day’s work. Hours upon hours of meetings, appointments, errands, not to mention the aggravating traffic, can all take a toll not only on our bodies but on our minds as well.

A trip to the spa may not be the first thing that will pop into your head if you want to escape, but it might just give you the restart you need without having to go out of town. Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 best spas we found all over the metro for your next pamper session.


Flow Spa

22F Marco Polo Hotel, Meralco Ave. and Sapphire St., Ortigas Centre, Pasig City
9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Treatments start at P1,800


Heaven is only 22 floors up when you step inside the Marco Polo hotel in Ortigas. They offer various relaxing and nourishing treatments that use marine-based products imported all the way from France. They also offer an original treatment called The Flow Signature Massage, which is a fusion of Thai and Hawaiian massage.

Schedule an appointment here for an experience that will give you a different kind of radiance.


Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La

4F & 5F, Garden Wing, 1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Nestled inside the Shangri-La Hotel in EDSA is Chi, a serene oasis that offers treatments that will relax the mind and revitalize the body. The newest addition to its impressive list of services is the Hammam Treatment, a Turkish ritual that will give you the experience of Old World tradition in a contemporary setting.


Bahay Haraya Spa & Healing

63A Maginhawa St., Brgy. UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City
0916 711 7889
3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Mondays to Fridays
12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays


Deviating from the luxurious is Bahay Haraya Spa & Healing, which promises three things to every client: “an experience of Filipino healing, an escape into Filipino mysticism, and the nurture of a Filipino home.” One of their unique treatments is called Uyayi ni Nanay (Mother’s Lullaby), which consists of a full body scrub followed by the traditional Filipino hilot, focusing on pressure points for complete internal healing through relaxation.

The spa is stationed along Maginhawa street, blending well with other establishments the area is known for.


Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Makati

1 Raffles Drive, Makati Ave., Makati City
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Willow Stream Spa is a sanctuary planted right at the heart of Makati. This high-end spa is known for its lavish interiors and superb services that will help you find your own energy after every session.

Treatments like their Jet Lag Massage, Willow Stream Body Scrub, and the Ultimate Willow Stream Experience will leave your mind, body, and soul replenished.


Neo Day Spa

Net One Center, 26th St. cor. 3rd Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Part of Neo Day Spa’s philosophy is “to foster harmony and balance of the mind, body, and spirit through holistic healing.” Their services include treatments from head to toe, and their spa rituals will melt the stress away leaving your body renewed and invigorated. The spa also offers other services such as waxing services and nail services.


The Spa

2F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road Eastwood City,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
0928 550 4887
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays

A pioneer in the spa industry and the country’s first to be awarded the Superbrand status, The Spa is a world-class haven you don’t want to miss. They offer services ranging from waxing to full body treatments. Book an appointment here for a lavish session that will heal the mind and relax the body.


Aramesh Spa

Unit 601, 6F Heart Tower 108 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
0917 509 2010
0917 820 7827
1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays

Immerse yourself in Persian culture at Aramesh Spa, which is perfectly situated at Salcedo Village in Makati. The exotic architecture of the spa gives an opulent vibe and their Persian Massage treatments use a deep-tissue technique that will leave the body healed, rejuvenated, and energized.


Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila

1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Makati City
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


No day is a bad day to pamper yourself with a lush spa session. Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila is a workaholic’s paradise as it is located in the central business district in Makati. Be prepared to be greeted with an atmosphere of healing and relaxation because of the spa’s garden in heaven concept.

Their spa menu includes signature packages, basic massages, body scrubs, and water treatments to name a few.


Ahavia Lounge Spa

186 Katipunan Ave. Extension, Blue Ridge A, Project 4, Quezon City
12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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In an age where traditional and contemporary concepts co-exist, Ahavia Lounge Spa falls right in the middle. Its pleasing aesthetic will give you a sense of tranquility the moment you enter, putting you in a pre-nirvana state as you begin the experience. Their services include hair and scalp remedies as well as the finest therapeutic treatments that will not weigh in on your budget. Definitely a place to slow down, catch your breath, and relax.


The Mandara Spa

Unit 308 McKinley Park Residences, 31st cor. 3rd Ave., Taguig City
1 p.m. to 11 p.m.


This boutique spa is composed of rituals that are meticulously crafted for the ultimate pampering experience. From the classic Hot Stone Massage to their own Mandara Signature Massage, every treatment is like a new art form.

Expect to leave the place with your spirit lifted and your entire body refreshed.


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