Balay Hilom Spa Experience

by Rizanoia

To begin with, I tend to neglect the body pain caused by extreme activities and carrying a heavy backpack due to frequent traveling. Luckily, when we came back to Manila from a 3 days domestic trip, Balay Hilom Spa invited us to try their signature massage. It’s very timely so I and my boyfriend grab the opportunity and reserved a slot on a weekend afternoon.


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Krystine Antonio and Kurt Young are the owners of Balay Hilom Spa. In addition, the name of the spa derived from Ilonggo word “balay” which means house and from Tagalog word “hilom” which means heal, Balay Hilom function as “House of Healing”. This spa specializes in Filipino healing techniques and one of their signature massages is the Hilot Balay Hilom, or deep tissue massage. Moreover, Hilot Balay Hilom focuses on relieving “lamig” or coldness.


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As we enter the main lobby, the dim lighting soothes our eyes and gives us a break from the harsh lights we tend to expose ourselves on a daily basis. Furthermore, the rejuvenating scent of peppermint and a comforting cup of their signature tea house awaits us on our arrival, and soft kulintang music provides restful white noise.

Certainly, the soothing bath infused with herbs helps our feet to treat soreness and stimulate the nerves. As a result, this ambiance helped us begin to relax before our spa experience began.


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Afterward, we were given a comfortable pair of slippers to wear going to the massage room. At this point, we were offered privacy while we undress for the massage. If you feel uncomfortable undressing all the way down to your underwear, satin shorts are available upon request. We chose not to do this for our massage, because it can reduce the effectiveness of the massage.

Indeed, the massage itself was thorough and soothing. The firm hard strokes of the massage therapist relaxed our muscles from deep down. As the seventy-minute massage began, we felt that all the negative vibes and stress were being swept away by the healing power of Hilot Balay Hilom. In fact, the tension melted away from our muscles and we were left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

When the massage was over, we went outside the room feeling refreshed and renewed. Balay Hilom Spa added to the experience by letting us relax in the lounge after the massage was over and offered us our choice of water or tea. The lounge is as comfortable and beautifully detailed as the rest of the spa, carrying the lush, kubo-style themed throughout. Even more, the bathrooms are refined and beautiful to look at, keeping the pleasing theme no matter where you go in the spa.


In conclusion, our Balay Hilom Spa experience made it clear why customers coming back for more. Everything from the comforting ambiance to the spa treatment itself is top tier. For this reason, we will definitely be coming back for regular treatments from now on.

Besides, if you’ve never had a massage or are looking for the best spa in the area, Balay Hilom Spa is a worthy choice. You will go home feeling relaxed and ready to tackle the busy work week once again. In short, visiting this spa is to truly understand what it means to be healed, and it is well worth visiting again and again.


  • Hilot Balay Hilom – 450 PHP for 70 mins
  • Diing Pang-alay – 500 PHP for 70 mins
  • Dagdagay – 550 PHP for 50 mins
  • Hilot Suob – 650 PHP for 100 mins
  • Hilot Bentosa – 650 PHP for 100 mins
  • Hilot Bato – 650 PHP for 100 mins

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1. Take the LRT-2 going to Katipunan Station.
2. Go to north exit, take the overpass and walk for around 10-15 minutes to reach FBR Arcade Building which is just across Ateneo De Manila University. The landmark is Yellow Cab.

Address: FBR Arcade, Katipunan Avenue (C-5), Loyola Heights, Quezon City (across Ateneo de Manila University)
Contact Number: 0927 535 8380
Operating Hours: 1pm to 11pm, daily


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Prize: Hilot Balay Hilom for 2 person


1) Like and follow Rizanoia and Balay Hilom Spa on Facebook
2) Follow Rizanoia on Instagram
3) Leave a comment on the official FB post by tagging a friend whom you would like to bring with you for the massage.
4) Share this blog post on Facebook with a caption:
@TagAFriend you deserve a massage from Balay Hilom Spa #BalayHilomXRizanoia
*Note: Make sure to set your post in public.
5) Leave a comment below why you deserve to win a massage from Balay Hilom Spa.

This giveaway will end on October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.


Hazen Joy Machon

Message me on Facebook to know how to claim your prize. CONGRATULATIONS!



Anne October 15, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Sarah and I are years apart in terms of age. She considers me as her ate but truth is she is more mature than me. We give each other advices. We both can adapt with each other inspite of age gaps. She looks up to me as the sister she lost and i see her as a sister i never had. We both deserve this bonding time outside of office to get more deeper understanding of each other.

Rizanoia October 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Thank you for sharing a short story about you and your sister. I’m sure matutuwa ang sister mo if ever manalo kayo. Good luck! 🙂

Lady Ivan October 15, 2018 - 4:36 pm

I deserve this treat because i badly need to relax. 🙂 as a stay at home mom with 2 lovely daughters 4yo and 1 yo, i can say its very fulfilling to be taking care of them, but it is soooo tiring. I needed a day off and a good massage just to relax 🙂 this treat would be perfect thank you for giving me a chance to join.

Rizanoia October 16, 2018 - 10:34 am

Hello to your 2 lovely daughters! Thank you for joining Lady Ivan. Goodluck!

Theresa Cruz-Escaros October 16, 2018 - 10:27 am

I think I deserve to relax after my son’s 2nd Quarterly exams this week!! Arrrghhh! It’s exhausting! I have a headache; I’ve been having body pains because of exams week. Haaay! I wish I’m there in Balay Hilom NOW…..

Rizanoia October 16, 2018 - 10:35 am

I understand how you feel, exams really caused me headache when I was in college. Haha! Good luck! 🙂

Jen E. October 16, 2018 - 8:17 pm

I just gave birth and still recovering physically and emotionally because we loss our baby. I think this will help my husband and I to heal.

Jennifer Araquel October 16, 2018 - 9:12 pm

October is my birth month and I’ve been away for almost a month from Manila for provincial fieldwork. This treat will greatly help me and my partner to bond and relax for a while. Hope we will win! ❤️❤️❤️???

April John Z. Villero October 17, 2018 - 8:02 pm

I deserve to win a massage from Balay Hilom Spa because Im a first year BS IT student and at the same time a full time tricycle driver. Sometimes whenever Im going home I feel so tired! Because of a whole day at school and after class Im working as a tricycle driver to help and support my family. Im hoping to win this massage ? because it really helps my body to relax, to relieve tirediness, and to relax also my mind.

Hazen Joy Machon October 18, 2018 - 3:36 am

For these past few months, me and my boyfriend rarely see each other in a month due to busy work schedules. I would understand our situation because he really had a super busy schedule + long hours of travel from house to work. He could barely had enough sleep and on weekends.. instead of getting some rest, he would still do some work in their store. He would always say he’s stressed from everything.. he’s tired and exhausted but he couldn’t do anything. He wants to have some rest but he’s just too busy. I can’t stand seeing him like that.. I want him to relax and awat from stress even just for a while and I think this Balay Hilom experience is the best gift that he would ever receive from his stressful routine everyday. Hope we will win so we could also have some bonding moments. ?????

Meng October 18, 2018 - 4:44 am

Sana sa mga araw na walang pasok, matanggap ko to.

Allan Marcos Nazareth October 18, 2018 - 7:25 am

10.16.03….. 15 yrs wedding anniv treat for my travel buddy/hubby… Sana palarin manalo… More power travel princess ! pahinga muna sa tour at gala kulang sa budget at toxic sa fieldworks

Ma. Shiernin Janeth M. Del Rosario October 18, 2018 - 11:27 pm

I deserve to win a massage from Balay Hilom Spa together with my boyfriend, Patrick Palmero because matagal nya nang gusto ng massage, but I always refuse it. ? Because as a student, I cannot afford to have a massage like a complete and legit message. Hahaha ? And ayoko rin naman na magpalibre sa kanya, simply because we’re still student and I believe na dapat KKB muna kami. As a college student, it is really tiring most especially that we have our thesis right now. I am really hoping na manalo ako, not only for me but also for my boyfriend. ? We deserve this kind of massage, to escape from school works for a while. College is really hard, but we need to this for the sake of our family and also para afford na namin lahat ng gusto namin in the future. ☺

IG username : @shiernin
FB name : Shiernin Manalad del Rosario

Anonymous October 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm

Me and my boyfriend really deserve a massage. Me, as a college student there’s a lot of stressful things surrounds me and sleepless nights. So, I don’t have time to relax and can’t afford to have some massage spa. And my boyfriend has a work. In daily travel with his motor is really tiring. Almost everyday he told me that , his body aches and he really wanted a massage. That’s why we really deserve to win Balay Hilom Spa Experience because it reduces our stress and removes body pain. And of course, relax for awhile! ???

Eyna Verdejo October 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Me together with boyfriend deserve a massage. Me, as a college student there’s a lot of stressful things surrounds me. Sleepless nights. So, I don’t have time to relax. And my boyfriend has a work. In daily travel is really tiring. Almost everyday he told me that , his body aches and he really wanted a massage. That’s why we really deserve to win Hilom Spa because it reduces our stress and removes body pain. ????

Insay Guanzon October 21, 2018 - 8:56 am

My birthday is coming up soon and this will be a relaxing treat for me and my youngest daughter.

Myrtle Zabala October 21, 2018 - 9:35 pm

My friend, Konica, is in final exam(s) hell right now. She’s stressed, stressed, stressed. I’d be glad to be have a weekend out and just relax at a spa… melt all those stress away.

Ana October 22, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Me and my significant other, Lei deserve a much needed R&R for working harder this year so we can prepare for bigger goals for 2019. If I am whole and rejuvenated it’s easier to accomplish tasks and perhaps even be able to volunteer for a good cause before the year ends. Balay Hilom is a perfect gift and hats off to’s generosity.

Anonymous October 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm

I am praying on winning this one because I wanna share this with the person na alam kong super deserve to. My boyfriend is such a hardworking man. Napakasipag sa trabaho, tumutulong parin sa mga gawaing bahay sa magulang. I wanna give this to him if ever manalo para na rin sa Birthday nya this coming November 5.

Rizanoia October 26, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Name po? 🙂

Anonymous November 3, 2018 - 2:31 am

Who won po?

Rizanoia November 3, 2018 - 7:59 am

Hello I just updated the post with the name of the winner. 🙂


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