Only my immediate family and my colleagues could tell how busy I am. Juggling a full-time work with a part-time job and a whole lot of sidelines is not a joke. Not to mention, I have a graduate school to attend to. My body is tired. My brain is burnt. No, I am not complaining and never will I complain. I love every single thing on my plate! I am just physically exhausted and I know, soon, I will get over with it... with all my glory!
In the midst of busy work days and stressful life in the city, I always find myself asking for (1) some additional hours, on top of the 24 hours that we have, to work on my requirements, (2) a day that I will just do nothing but play with my dogs, and (3) a relaxation treat. The first two are beyond impossible so only my third wish was granted through a complete body treatment.
A few weeks ago, on the same week I was drowning in my work and grad school requirements, I got to experience a heaven in the metro, Neo Day Spa. Because heaven won't be as fun if you do not have someone to share it with, I invited my good friend and equally-busy colleague, Loren, to come with me.
I did not expect that the busy streets of BGC has a zen place like Neo Day Spa. The relaxing scent of oils and the calming music welcomed us as we entered. While waiting, we indulged in the different warm teas the spa has to offer. My favorite was the Ginger-Lemongrass tea. Believe me, it was to die for!
The Zen Spa Package Treatment marries Zen Body Treatment (body scrub and wrap) and Zen Bodywork (90-minute massage). The treatment allows the client to choose the scrub to use so I went with Green Tea for its antioxidant properties while Loren chose Wasabi for toxins elimination.
It did not take long for us to be ushered to the common locker/shower room. It was small but very functional! There were two shower areas, a sauna, a sink and a few lockers. After taking a quick bath, we changed into the robes and hopped into the slippers provided. I, personally, adore the shower rooms. There was nothing fancy but everything one needs to prep is in there.
|The shower rooms have bath gels and shampoos.|
|I wanted to hop in the sauna but we were more excited for the massage!|
|Lockers for safekeeping of belongings.|
|For some reasons, I managed to be quiet! :)|
After all the pre-treatment preparations, we went to the treatment room where we were given (again) a cup of tea. That part, I believed, was to soothe our internals.
|Low light photo taken by my phone|
As much as I wanted to explore the room, the moment I laid my body on the bed and the treatment started, I lost my mind. All I could remember was how good the treatment was! Each and every scrub lead to a door in heaven. We were so relaxed that we fell asleep during the body wrap part. Oh the massage? It was perfect. It was what my body needed. The pressure was perfect, the strokes were on point.
It was my favorite me-time as of date. It was what I needed. To say I was relaxed was an understatement. I went out with a huge grin and with a body ready for the battle. I will sure be back... soon!
I wanted to know what Loren thought of the experience so I asked her to blog about it too. Here it is! Let us give her a warm welcome to the blogging world!
I was having a really stressful and tiring couple of weeks when my blogger colleague and friend Jessa invited me to get a massage with her. It felt like a sign from the heavens that I needed to recharge and take a break. I did not hesitate. I instantly replied a big fat YES to her text message.
You will be instantly relaxed upon entering Neo Day Spa. The lighting in the reception area was perfectly dimmed creating a calming mood. It also helped that it smelled of soothing aroma. We were asked to choose our scrub for our Zen Body Treatment. Jessa went with Green Tea while I chose Wasabi. It seemed like an odd choice but the smell of the Wasabi scrub was amazing! It has a very relaxing smell and it also gave off a rejuvenating aroma. They served drinks in the reception. Jessa and I feasted on their lemon grass ginger tea. It was the perfect intro to our spa treatment.
After enjoying our tea, we were called upstairs. We changed to robes in their small yet cozy bathroom. We were then directed to the massage area. There were two massage tables in the room so I’m guessing it’s their couples’ massage room. Our therapists began with our body scrub treatment. After scrubbing my entire body, I had to be covered in a plastic wrap. After some time, we were asked to shower to remove the scrub. My skin felt like a baby’s bum. It was flawlessly smooth! I couldn’t be happier. And we aren’t even done! If the appetizer was already satisfying, imagine how the entrée would be?
I honestly couldn’t remember that last time I had a satisfying full body massage. And by satisfying I mean leaving me feeling all relaxed and recharged during and afterwards. I reckoned this would be a tall order since I’m a girl with high expectations.
I’m really happy I experienced these with Neo Day Spa. It’s quite impressive since I had my expectations before Jessa and I entered their establishment. I was experiencing back pains for a while already and I wanted them relieved by my masseuse. I also wanted this spa experience to be a short escape from my busy life. And boy, it was!
-- Loren Gill
Neo Day Spa
26th Street Corner 3rd Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
(02) 815 6948
♥ Jes ♥
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