If I ask you to make a list of your once-you-try-it-you’re-never-gonna-stop things, what would they contain? Well, I started pondering on mine, and here is what I came up with:
- Getting a good massage
- Shoe Shopping
Were you surprised by my number 1? Well, I guess shoe shopping and traveling is pretty self-explanatory, and probably they’re also included in yours. And so I would like to write more about my first addiction, which is getting a good massage.
I have read in one article, that it’s good to get regular massages at least once a week. I even know someone who has it every day. Lucky guy! But for busy people, especially those who are always on the go, this luxury isn’t quite the same. Hello! Someone signed up for that roster, right here! And so I have always been in constant search for good places to get reflexology services.
How fortunate it was when we found Antara Wellness Spa! “Antara” was taken from the concept of Indo-China which includes the countries of Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
The spa features eight well-appointed treatment rooms, a scrub room and a dedicated area for foot washing and leg massage. Each room is decorated in relaxing tones, ever so gently calmed by shaded natural light.
It is located in the heart of Manila and they offer amazing packages, same as with their individual rubbing magic!
I know, I know, you’re probably thinking about the rates right now. If it’s that good, that I had to use the word ‘magic’, the services must come in pricey. Plus, you’re so busy you don’t even have the time to visit, hence, even read this blog! So allow me to share you my list on why you should give yourself some slack, and head on to Antara to start your weekly massage routine.
Experience divine flavored sea-salt body scrubs!
The last time I had a body scrub was way waaaay too long that I can’t remember. Goodie I was able to experience it again and refresh me my memory. I availed Antara 3 that includes Antara Signature Massage and Body Scrub.
There were two flavors to choose from. Strawberry flavor was recommended to me since most girls really love it. The other flavor was Lavender, and men prefer it more. Although Dennis, the owner of Antara, mentioned that they’re going to be offering Vanilla and Chocolate flavors soon! Yummy!
I had my body scrub in their washroom, and it was such a delight! The bed was surprisingly comfy, and the water can be easily adjusted based on how you want it. According to my masseuse, Ms. Alma, their foreign clients who come from colder places like it really hot. Although, I just stuck to lukewarm.
The body scrub felt nice on the skin, and the smell of strawberries made me want to eat yogurt after. Actually, it was more like I felt how it was like to be a fruit with yogurt. I never felt more pampered!
It was as though my head was separated from my body, haha in a good way of course! I had my hair and face all dry, and my body the opposite. It was like feeling dry and wet at the same time, it was crazy!
Be pampered with Antara’s (must-try) Indo-China fusion massage techniques!
I have never experienced a combined massage techniques from Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, that is why I was so excited to try this one, plus they’re going to use ice packs and bamboo mini sticks. I was psyched to know how it would feel.
It first started with normal kneading and rubbing, until the ice packs were placed on areas that needed some change of temperature. It was too cold for my lower back but felt normal and reassuring on my shoulder blades. My masseuse said that these areas are the most exhausted, that is why it can withstand the external stimulus. My muscles knew they needed that comfort.
I was in disbelief when the bamboo mini sticks felt comforting. They tapped on my skin gently, and just gave the right amount of impact to my weary muscles. All these different sensations were crucial to creating a whole new relaxing experience! Trust me, level up from Swedish, and try an Indo-Chinese massage!
Avail a massage with your beau in a ‘Couple Room’ with no extra charge!
This was another shocker. I know most spa salons offer couple rooms for a minimum extra charge. But if you and your partner are practical, you’d probably just pick the usual cubicles and save a few extra bucks.
But I’ve always wanted to try these. It’s an awesome date idea! Plus you get to look at each other before you even doze off from the relaxing pressures and bodyworks!
I tell you with all sincerity in my heart, you have to go to Antara Wellness Spa, at least once a week, and create a weekly routine out of it! You and your body will thank you for it! Trust me!
You can find Antara Wellness and Spa at Ground Floor of Fems Tower 1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue Malate Manila.
I got there on their 17th day of operation, about two weeks ago, so keying Antara Wellness Spa in Uber/Grap or Waze may not appear just yet.
However, it is highly waze-able via typing “1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue”.
Operating Hours: 1:00 pm to 3:00 am daily
For more information, please contact them at:
Cell. No. +63917-118-8272
With my beautiful babe, Lou!
All pampered and rejuvenated, Team Aldous!
Good news! An upcoming branch in Quezon City is on its way! So celebrate fellow Northerners! Our wellness, pampering, and rejuvenation dreams are up and coming.
In the meantime though, you can head on to their Manila branch to experience Antara’s promise of complete wellness and relaxation in one home.
When are you going then my merfriend? 🙂