A Guide to Manila’s Luxury Spas: 5-Star Treatments, Massages and Facilities to Enjoy
July 25, 2018
Take your pick from Manila’s most premium spas. From the dreamy Devarana Spa (which means “garden in heaven” in Thai-Sanskrit) at the Dusit Thani Manila, to discovering your energy at the 1,500 square meter Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Makati, we’ve listed down five luxury spas with 5-star amenities and services, worth checking out in Metro Manila.
Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Manila
“Devarana” is pronounced as te-wa-run. It is a word that comes from the ancient language of Thai-Sanskrit, which means “garden in heaven”. Dusit Thani Manila, the landmark hotel located at the center of the busy Makati district, offers just that to their patrons—a little piece of heaven to help heal both body and soul. The journey towards relaxation begins upon entering, when you pass through a Zen foyer frosted with glass and decorated with the different elements of light. The corridors are surrounded by ponds, Thai classical music plays in the background, and the scent of herbs and oils waft through the air. At the end of the hall, you will enter the reception area, where you will be greeted like a Thai royal ready to enter an eternal garden of peace and serenity. Treatments at Devarana are inspired by traditional Thai treatments. It is suggested to start with a signature Thai massage to put you in the mood. Afterwards, explore the spa’s extensive list of treatments and treat yourself with a little slice of heaven.
Devarana Spa is located at the 2nd Floor, Dusit Thani Manila, Theater Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information phone (02) 8187065
Flow Spa, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila was recently awarded a five-star rating by the Forbes Travel Guide. One of their greatest triumphs is Flow Spa, which is located at the heart of the hotel’s Flow Wellness and Recreation Center. Providing only premium treatments delivered by highly trained specialists and therapists, the hotel’s utmost goal is to put your well-being in a positive state. One of Flow’s main highlights are its facial treatments, which have been developed with marine-based brand Algotherm, which uses seaweed extracts and other marine ingredients for anti-aging, soothing, and balancing of the skin. In addition to this, the spa offers numerous body scrubs with neutral ingredients, pore cleaning, cellulite and varicose vein reductions, uplifting and rejuvenating services, and energy-boosting through the use of essential oils. Until August 2018, patrons will be given a complimentary 30-minute massage to match their chosen treatments. Flow Spa is open daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, or until 2:00 AM for in-room treatments.
Flow Spa is located at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, 1600 Meralco Ave., San Antonio, Pasig City. For more information phone (02) 720 7777 or book online via www.marchpolohotels.com or email: [email protected]
Nobu Spa, City of Dreams Manila
Nobu Spa, located within the luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila, is a premium rejuvenation center meant to embody a contemporary Japanese oasis. Zen-luxe interiors surround six private treatment rooms and numerous facilities conductive to ultimate relaxation and wellness sessions. Avail one of the Signature Nobu Spa packages that will address your particular needs. The Harmony packages include a combination of muscle release massages and foot reflexology. On the other hand, Nobu’s Spa Trilogy packages include a Barako Coffee Body Scrub, Juan’s Hilot Pride, and Head on Shoulder Massage. Lastly, couples can opt for the Couple’s Indulgence packages for a his and hers renewal massage and express refile facial. Each of the three therapies include a complimentary snack of healthy greens and sandwiches. The spa is also equipped with male and female changing areas, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and an outdoor 23.2 m infinity lap pool.
NÜWA Spa, City of Dreams Manila
NÜWA Spa was awarded a four-star rating from the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide. It draws inspiration from Nüwa, the ancient goddess who created mankind, according to Chinese mythology. She was also said to have saved the world from destruction, by smelting together five colored stones that patched up the azure sky. This myth later on encapsulated the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine, that peace and equilibrium could be achieved through the power of nature. NÜWA Spa tries to capture these through their spa therapies. Described as a “restorative sanctuary”, the luxury facilities include a spacious dressing area, shower and baths, and an en suite indoor Jacuzzi. Four Spa Suite journey packages are available for patrons, and each include a selection of healthy snacks. One of their most notable is the Sense of Place program, which incorporates healing techniques, traditions and ingredients into one immersive spa experience. Massages such as the “Heal-ot” (which uses indigenous Filipino techniques, banana leaves and coconut oil) and the “two-Fold Heal-ot” (two therapists message you in a rhythmical movement) are under the Sense of Place program.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Makati
Willow Stream spas have found acclaim and adoration around the world for their truly unique mission, to help guests discover their own energy and help them renew it into new heights, while finding inner peace along the way. Located at Fairmont Makati, the luxury hotel at the center of Manila’s busy business district, Willow Stream Spa is a spacious 1,500 square meter spa complex with numerous treatment rooms, lounges, mineral pools, steam rooms, a full-service beauty salon, and a fitness area with Technogym equipment. The panoramic views of the city is just a bonus. A team of highly trained spa professionals deliver premium spa experiences like deep tissue massages, street relief massage, and relaxation and stone messages. High-touch facials and “hilots” are also available. When visiting Willow Stream with a small group, try the “Sparty” packages, which offer a day-long pampering session with your choice of spa treatments, cuisine (charmingly served in bento boxes), healthy beverages, and salon services like manicures, pedicures and hairstyling.
Fairmont Makati is located at 1 Makati Ave, Makati City. For inquiries and more information phone (02) 7951822 or email [email protected]