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This OG Manila Spa Reopened Its Sought-After Villas!

The Spa Wellness is back for those seeking a quick urban escape!

As the pioneer of urban spas in Manila, The Spa Wellness opened in 1996. It quickly established itself as a premier destination for those seeking luxurious and holistic wellness treatments and spa services. The spa's calming ambiance and interiors, comforting signature ginger tea, and highly skilled therapists have easily garnered a clientele that values rest and rejuvenation. As proof, The Spa Wellness is an accredited member of the International Spa Association (ISPA) and also the first spa in the Philippines to be awarded the Superbrand status.

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The Spa Wellness villas are back!

To date, they have seven branches all over Manila, offering various amenities that provide tranquility to those who need physical and mental recharging from the city’s hustle and bustle. From junior suites to executive villas, their establishments offer a variety of rooms that offer privacy and serenity.

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So many therapeutic services to choose from—from facials to body treatments and massages, there is one that will surely fit your relaxation needs.

After the challenges brought about by the pandemic, The Spa Wellness is back as they renovated their much-awaited spa villas that had to close back in 2019 for obvious reasons. The recent reopening marks a new chapter, as they welcome back patrons and guests who missed spending their me-time inside the Manila’s OG spa haven. 


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Villa amenities

Their Fort branch villas welcome guests with an aromatic and fresh environment that perfectly quiets the mind. They retained its sauna/steam bath, massage beds, and an indoor-outdoor tub that may be used before each session. Guests can also choose their own blend of massage oils with floral, green tea, sweet orange + lemongrass + peppermint variants to name some. Being situated inside one of the metro’s central business districts, there is the inevitable background noise from external factors, so I highly recommend bringing a pair of noise-canceling earplugs. Once used, the outside busyness can be quickly shut out.

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I tried their newest service, the candle oil massage. I was a bit hesitant since I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to handle the heat, but the warmth of the melted hot oil felt velvety smooth on the skin. The sensory experience of the melted candle oil and the perfectly pressured caresses from the massage instantly provided deep relief and a mood lift. 

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Zen exteriors at The Spa Wellness villas

For those who want a quick but still highly therapeutic service, I strongly recommend their oriental foot reflexology. It’s a 45-minute session that starts with a foot soak. The stimulation of specific points on the feet can trigger the release of endorphins—the body's natural feel-good hormones. Endorphins contribute to a sense of well-being and relaxation, which can be conducive to better sleep. I thoroughly enjoyed this session and it’s best for those who have a tight schedule but would still like to prioritize a relaxing me-time. To further relax the mind and body, each session ends with a steaming cup of their famous ginger tea—complimentary, of course.


The Spa Wellness may have gone through some challenges from the pandemic, but their commitment to top-notch therapeutic services won’t stop them from reopening their doors to beloved patrons and guests. The brand continues to add value to the well-being of its customers through its extensive menu of facials, body treatments, and massages. They are back and ready to serve. Surely, they are here to stay.


Visit their website here. To see the full list of branches, view here. Follow them on Instagram @thespawellness for updates and promos. 


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