Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year.However, the Christmas rush and preps can also be quite overwhelming. As mommies, we also need to take a break and maybe a get a massage from time to time.
In my case, I got an hour an a half of pure massage bliss! But first let me tell you about the spa and hot palms.
A few weeks ago, I discovered a spa called Healing Palm spa on Mindanao Avenue. It is one of several beauty and food establishments at Rock Plaza.
Unlike other spas, the interior is plain and simple. The rooms are lit with yellow light.
The first time I went there, I was curious about something called “Hot palms”. You see, some of their services such their Swedish and 4 in 1 Signature massage, include this intriguing and unique add on option so I just had to try it.Wanting to step a little out of my comfort zone, I availed of their Swedish with Hot Palms (P380).For about 15 exquisite mins, I got to experience their hot palms. I can’t tell you exactly what was on my back but I could describe it to you. It felt like my back was being lightly rolled on by something so warm and so soothing I could feel myself drifting to lala land haha. Life is good. With a hot palms massage, it’s even better.
After my hour long swedish massage , my masseuse offered a cup of ginger tea and some hot towels to cleanse off the massage oil. As I sipped my tea and listened to the relaxing instrumental music, I contemplated how much tip is appropriate to give to someone whose hands tirelessly massaged away the tension in my shoulders and back.Needless to say, I was happy. Happy people are more generous.
I am someone who is piqued by exotic sounding things so the second time I went there, I wanted to try one with Lomi Lomi.Actually, their Lomi Lomi is part of their 4 in 1 signature massage (Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai and Lomi lomi).I was familiar with the others but it was myfirst time to hear Lomi Lomi.I just know Lomi, the Chinese noodle dish hehe. The receptionist then explained that this was a Hawaiian technique that involves massaging with the forearm.
I wondered how that would feel like.As I got to experience it for the first time, I was quite uncomfortable for a few minutes to be honest.I’m used to gentle and this rather different from the others because it involved heavy solid and continuous strokes that go deeply to remove knots of tense muscles. Eventually though, I got to take pleasure in the moment.
After some time, I got into a relaxed state and by the end of the hour and a half long session, I was smiling to myself, happy and content. I was ready to get back into the holiday groove.
What happened next made ecstatic! I prepared P550 as payment and the receptionist informed me that I just need to pay P495 since I was there on a Thursday afternoon. You see, they offer a 10% discount on their signature massage and swedish with hot palm from Monday to Thursday afternoon ( 1 to 5 pm)
What I love:
price range (P350 to P550 on massages)
ginger tea and hot towels
foot bath before a massage
offers packages (body scrubs + body massage)
What needs work:
there is no add on aromatherapy
You can check out their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Palm-Spa-762080483888967/?fref=ts
So, if you feel like the your never ending Christmas list is stressing you out or just want an hour to yourself, go and try their massage on a weekday! You’d be feeling generous not just this Christmas but all year round!
Btw, what’s the most interesting massage technique you’ve tried? I would love to hear your thoughts!