[BORACAY] Mandarin Spa at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Some friends say that a visit at Boracay Island wouldn’t be complete without having a spa session.  After all, it is almost always the culmination of one relaxing getaway.  Good thing that our stay at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel includes a spa session at the Mandarin Spa.

Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review

I was torn choosing between Traditional Filipino Hilot, which the Mandarin Spa was known for, and the Aroma Stone Therapy but decided to go with the latter.  Traditional massage technique using volcanic basalt stone which promises to release muscular tension and balance the spirit sound mystically enticing to me, so I decided to give it a go.

  
An hour and a half after our festive welcome lunch at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano, we were scheduled to go to the Mandarin Spa for our session.  The friendly receptionist asked us to choose which massage oil to use and while my friend chose Chamomile, I opted for Ylang-Ylang.


Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review

 
After giving us the keys to our lockers where we could keep our valuables, we were led to the shower area where the sauna was also located.  A towel, bathrobe, shower cap, lotion and toothbrush set were provided for their guests’ use.  After preparing, I was led to the massage room where the friendly therapist was already waiting.  


Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review

The Aroma Stone Therapy session hasn’t started yet but the mellow music playing and the sound of the water gushing at the bamboo ornament inside the room  were enough to calm my nerves and to sooth my senses.  When the massage started, tranquility sets in, and everything else fades away.


Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review

I love the fact that the therapist was trained enough to skillfully provide a relaxing massage without going overboard nor the other way around in terms of pressure applied.  I appreciate that I only have to tell her once that I can only take so much pressure, and the wonders of her hands remained consistent all throughout the session. 


Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review


After the relaxing hour and a half of session, we were served with the Mandarin Spa Ginger Tea which has a spunky yet playful push and pull of spicy flavor with the sweet component that comes from the honey.  It tasted so great that some of us requested for it to be served right after meal time instead of the usual tea.

I’ve experienced several spa sessions before but nothing compares to the one I had at Mandarin Spa.  I could say that it may be the wonders of Boracay Island that made the experience all the more wonderful, but I know deep inside that it was more than that.  Now I know for sure that Mandarin Spa will be included in my itinerary on my next visit to Boracay.
 
Relaxing Spa at Mandarin Spa of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel Philippines Blog Review
Credit to Mandarin Spa for this photo



Mandarin Spa
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Beachfront Station 2,
Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Philippines
Website: www.boracaymandarin.com.
Facebook Page: Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Contact Numbers:  632.5675672 /632.5671750



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