9 Kinds of Massages to Recharge Your Soul


Nama-stay at the spa!

We get it: City life can be rough. With hours upon hours of deadlines, errands, household duties, sleepless nights, and the insufferable traffic, you may feel like things are taking a toll on you both mentally and physically.

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Also read: Ultimate Guide to the Most Relaxing Spas in Metro Manila

Shoo away stress and tension and recharge yourself with a relaxing spa day by availing these spa treatments. We’ve listed 9 kinds of massages that will provide you with the relaxation you need to get you back on your toes.

REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE

Reflexology is more than just a foot massage. For one, each area of your foot is said to be connected to certain organs, glands, and parts of the body.

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Fun Fact: The tips of your toes are said to be directly connected to your head and brain. Try rubbing your toes to reduce that migraine! 

By using hand and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas of the feet, Reflexology works to eliminate toxins in the body and boost circulation and energy. After a long commute, the massage can also bring a huge state of relaxation to your weary feet!

SHIATSU MASSAGE

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that focuses on maintaining and restoring the energy that flows through your body or “chi.”

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Massage therapists put finger pressure on precise points in the body to help clear energy blockages that may cause pain, tension, fatigue, or symptoms of disease.

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

If you’re a sucker for essential oils and fine fragrances, Aromatherapy may be the best option for you. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils like chamomile, lavender, or eucalyptus to soothe your mind and body.

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Whether you need to relax, ease tension, or clear sinuses, trying out an Aromatherapy massage can alleviate all of this and more.

VENTOSA MASSAGE

An ancient form of alternative medicine, the Ventosa massage puts special cups on your skin to create suction. It’s used to treat blood disorders, rheumatic diseases, high blood pressure, and migraines.

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Placed on the back for up to 3 minutes, the Ventosa massage is said to remove harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote body healing.

THAI MASSAGE

If you enjoy being stretched, you’ll love the Thai massage for its use of stretching, rocking, and pulling.

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Insider Tip: For all shy types, the Thai massage is done fully-clothed.

A dry massage that uses no oil, the Thai Massage reduces stress, centers the mind and body, improves circulation, and increases energy.

SWEDISH MASSAGE

One of the best and most common massages from the West, the Swedish massage includes rubbing muscles and softly kneading parts of the body. 

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With tons of benefits, the Swedish massage is exceptionally helpful with improving blood circulation and flexibility, decreasing toxins, and easing tension.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

For pregnant mothers, this is for you! The Prenatal Massage is incredibly beneficial for relieving common discomforts during pregnancies such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and headaches.

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Don’t worry, pregnancy massages are generally considered safe after the first trimester, but if you need attention in certain areas of the body, let your massage therapist know.

SPORTS MASSAGE

After a high-intensity workout sesh or training with teammates, why not treat your body to a massage? Geared towards athletes, the Sports Massage focuses on areas of the body that you overuse at varsity practice or at the gym.

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Known to reduce injuries and improve flexibility, the Sports Massage aims to maximize athletic performance by warming up the muscles, reducing swelling, and increasing the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

If your neck or back is aching from staring at the computer too long, the Deep Tissue Massage can relieve you from that muscle pain.

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Applying firm pressure and slow strokes on the body, the massage’s techniques are said to break up scar tissue and muscle knots that cause aching in the body.

We know it’s not enough to let you know which massage is best for you. Below are a list of relaxing spas and wellness centers that offer great massages of all kinds!

Shu Reflexology – Foot Reflexology

SAN JUAN

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Insider tip: Get a Foot and Back Massage for just ₱550 ₱385!

Herbals remedies and centuries-old tradition combine to create a truly relaxing and restful experience at Shu Reflexology and Foot Therapy. With their Foot Reflexology, it won’t just be your tired feet at rest, but your mind and soul.

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Mezzanine TNA Building, #17 J. Abad Santos St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(0917) 700-6784; (02) 796-1319

Asian Massage – Shiatsu Massage

SAN JUAN | QUEZON CITY | MAKATI | MANILA | MARIKINA | PARAÑAQUE | PASIG | PASAY | TAGUIG

Shiatsu Massage from Asian Massage
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Scattered all around the Metro, Asian Massage is a multi-awarded home service and spa for those who just want to feel truly pampered. Their Shiatsu Massage aims to improve blood circulation and increase flexibility with gentle stretching and precise pressure point techniques.

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Bleu Day Spa – Aromatherapy Massage

PASIG

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Insider tip: Get an Aromatherapy Hotstone Massage and Ear Candling (1 Hour) for just ₱579 ₱405!

Nestled in the heart of Pasig, Blue Day Spa is a wellness center that caters to any self-care need. Spend a day of pure relaxation by trying out their Aromatherapy Massage – a massage that solely works with essential oils, you’ll definitely feel rejuvenated and anxiety-free.

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Unit 101-B, 15 C. Raymundo Ave, Rosario, Pasig
(02) 747-2049

GoldenBliss Foot and Body Massage – Ventosa Massage

QUEZON CITY

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Get your relaxation mode on with GoldenBliss Foot and Body Massage. An ancient form of alternative medicine, the Ventosa massage puts special cups on your skin to create suction. If you’re showing any symptoms of rheumatic disease, high blood pressure, or migraines, GoldenBliss’ Ventosa massage will ease your pain in no time.

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Sunshine Boulevard, Quezon Ave cor Sct Santiago St, Diliman, Quezon City
(0966) 405-7180

Pampered Nails & Body – Thai Massage

MANDALUYONG

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Insider tip: You can also enjoy their Pampered Body Massage for just ₱500 ₱350!

Pampered Nails and Body is an eco-friendly beauty and wellness hub that offers a wide array of services such as nail, massage, eyelash, waxing, and threading. Enjoy an incredible wellness experience that your body deserves with their Thai Massage. A dry massage that uses no oil, their Thai Massage reduces stress, centers the mind and body, improves circulation, and increases energy.

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2/F Forum Robinsons Mall, EDSA cor Pioneer St, Mandaluyong
(02) 219-7393

CLG Aesthetics & Wellness Spa – Swedish Massage

MARIKINA

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Schedule some me-time and visit CLG Aesthetics and Wellness for relaxing pampering sessions and exceptional beauty regimens! Their Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation.

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592 J P Rizal St, Concepcion Uno, Marikina
(0956) 403-2200

The Secret Lounge – Foot Spa

MAKATI

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The Secret Lounge is a beauty haven that specializes in nail, foot, and eyelash services. Unlike most beauty spots, The Secret Lounge is committed to being a sustainable and environment-friendly salon through the use of safe and high quality nail and lash products. Their Foot Spa relieves pain, reduces stress and anxiety, and rehabilitates any injuries you might have.

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Unit 3D Cypress Garden, V.A Rufino St, Legaspi Village, Makati
(0936) 947-0860

Sensefinity – Hot Stone Massage

MAKATI

Sensefinity Hot Stone Massage
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Sensefinity’s Hot Stone Massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation, and promotes sleep. If you’ve been tossing and turning in your bed from restlessness, this massage may help you de-stress.

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Unit G 27 Cityland Makati Executive Tower 3, Taylo St. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Pio del Pilar, Makati
(0995) 441-4200; (02) 776-6924

Spa Fairy – Pregnancy Massage

PARAÑAQUE

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Insider tip: You can also enjoy their 1 hr Aroma Whole Body Massage with Firefly Ear Candling for just ₱800 ₱450!

Be enchanted by Spa Fairy’s out-of-this-world care and premium facilities and amenities. For pregnant mothers, this is for you! Try Spa Fairy’s Pre-Natal Massage for relieving common discomforts during pregnancies such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and headaches.

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143 Aguirre St, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0917) 139-2394; (02) 356-6896

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