Monday, January 17, 2011

SPA REVIEW | Seven Senses Spa (Marikina)


Seven Senses Spa
Antipolo/Marikina Area


PRICE…………….. 8/10
MASSAGE………. 5/10
FACILITIES….... 8/10

Travel to Seven Senses Spa took about 15-20 minutes from Robinsons Galleria.

Upon arrival, two female receptionists greeted us and asked for our names. (Is it really necessary to ask for the names of the clients?) Then there’s a list of services a customer can choose from. Normal massage (e.g. Swedish, Shiatsu, Holistic, Foot, etc.) costs 500 – 750, then body scrub (with different mixes) costs 980.

Just next to the reception area is a coffee shop where people can sit and talk. They provide coffee and cake.


WET AREA AND FACILITIES

There are three medium sized pools in the wet area- one for hot, cold, and warm. The pools were big enough to accommodate eight people at a time. The good thing about the wet area also was that it wasn’t so crowded on a Sunday afternoon so you pretty much can relax in the pool without minding others.

Shower rooms are fairly new as well. Nozzles are working fine. Water is hot. There were shower curtains. Shampoo and soap were placed in a container. Very sanitary.

Sauna was also available albeit small, it can house five (5) people inside. The odd thing about the sauna though was that the door had a gap/small opening at the bottom so the sauna doesn’t really get hot enough (I was guessing perhaps it was due to some measurement error). It looked clean though inside compared to New York Spa and Wensha. The wood is fairly new.

Steam room is quite bigger. It can accommodate at least ten (10) people inside at a time. The temperature when I went inside was too hot my legs which gets mostly the steam from below felt painful that’s why I didn’t stay too long inside.

Water dispenser is provided so you can just drink any time you want.

In general, the wet area was clean and well maintained.


THE ROOM AND MASSAGE

The massage room is dimly lit. There’s a sliding door to enter your private room. There’s a bed covered in white linen cloth. A glass table on the right corner. The window made out of native materials is locked and serves as an adornment to the room. It felt home-like. It was clean. Although you can hear the other clients from the adjacent rooms because the dividers were low. So anything that you say is heard by the people beside your room.

I hate to compare but the massage was bordering from dismal to so-so. I’ve been going to spa for a year now and I can say that I know when the massage is good or not. In this case, the massage was quite in a hurry. Lacking proper technique would be the best adjective. It felt like the masseur was trying out some new massage moves on me. Even the stretching was so amateurish. Well the masseur was to begin with young. I suppose younger than me. And since the masseur had small hands, I was tickled half the time (and that’s not good since massage is supposed to relax the muscle- NOT EXCITE).

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In addition to this entry, you may check out below the services that this spa offers:






SCRUB SERVICES


GREEN TEA BODY SCRUB


Green tea has been used as traditional medicine in many Asian countries and is known to have a positive effect on a person's overall health. The green tea body scrub aims to cleanse and tone the skin while helping prevent wrinkles and scar formation.


CHOCO MUSCOVADO SCRUB AND WRAP


The enticing Chocolate and Muscovado Scrub whisks away dry, parched skin, while transportingn you on an aromatic journey of sweet sensations. This scrub creates a natural exfoliating effect for the skin, containing anti-oxidants which help prevent cancer while softening the skin.


MANDI SUSU HERBAL SCRUB AND COCO BUTTER WRAP


Mandi susu, originally a bridal ritual of Javanese princesses, and coco butter which is extracted from coconut have been incorporated into this treatment which has anti-aging and antiseptic properties that help enhance the immune system while providing nourishment to the skin.


ALOE AND LAVANDER SCRUB AND WRAP


Aloe and lavender, known for its antiseptic and antibiotic properties are combined together to create this aromatic fusion, which is ideal for sensitive skin.


DEAD SEA MUD WITH WRAP


Dead Sea salts are used in this wrap to exfoliate dead skin cells and tones the skin. Other benefits include improvement of blood circulation, effective relief of skin disorders. It also acts as a moisturizer to the skin resulting to natural skin hydration.


TRADITIONAL INDONESIAN BOREH


The Indonesian Boreh is a traditional herbal scrub used to relieve muscle tension, increase blood circulation and create relaxation. This ancient recipe contains aromatic herbs and spices.


VOLCANIC CLAY SCRUB AND WRAP


Inspired by Asian traditions, this detoxifying volcanic clay treatment purifies, revitalizes and tightens the skin. Also works against cellulite, it releases free radicals and toxins, creating a smoother and more radiant skin.



SHIATSU


A Japanese art of therapy aimed to stimulate the flow of energy channels in the body. The static pressure decongests the meridian channels and ensures a smooth flow of life-giving energy, thereby helping the body to reach a state of wellness.


SWEDISH MASSAGE


A western massage that makes use of long, flowing strokes that help eliminate muscle tension, improve blood circulation and promote deep relaxation. Therapeutic oil is used to allow a smoother stroke while its healing properties are absorbed by the body.


AROMATHERAPHY MASSAGE


Unique herbal essences are used to promote the balance of the mind and body.

FOOT SPA

A cleansing and detoxifying treatment that uses natural herbs and solutions to maintain smooth, callous and fungi-free feet.


HOLISTIC MASSAGE


The fusion of both western and oriental art of massage that relaxes the senses while helping one achieve harmony of the mind and body which leads to improvement of health and wellness.


THAI BODYWORK


A set of bodywork that emphasizes on stretching and pressing of the energy lines, known as Zen line. The yoga-like movement ensures the stretching of muscles, bones and ligaments to improve the elasticity of the skin and release tension caused by stress.


REFLEXOLOGY


A stimulating hand and foot therapy that has been around for

centuries due to its healing effects. Different points of the hands and feet are stimulated to produce a healing effect on the different organs of the body. Moreover, it improves blood flow and helps relax the nervous system


For more discussions on Seven Senses Spa, you may visit the links below:

Seven Senses Spa in Antipolo by greenbodytalk
Seven Senses Spa Review by reviewstream
Spa Experience by marjonelle



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