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.
ABOUT BALAY HILOM SPA
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.
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.
BALAY HILOM SPA EXPERIENCE
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
HOW TO GET THERE
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.
BALAY HILOM SPA
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
Prize: Hilot Balay Hilom for 2 person
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This giveaway will end on October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
Hazen Joy Machon
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