Written by Desa Desiree Tayting
Photos by Waldo Katigbak
Anyone here who wishes to have a good massage in a spa with cool interiors? We’re raising our hands! Ready your Instagram and make time to reward yourself with the gift of relaxation at Nuat Thai Parang, Marikina! This is the newest branch of Nuat Thai, a foot and body massage spa we’ve been fans of since it started. It specializes in Thai massage and Thai aromatherapy which both gives a lot of health benefits. They’ve got hands to help us relieve stress, cure muscle aches and pains, and improve blood circulation.
The zen interiors
We love Nuat Thai. And for many people it’s their default spa place for whenever they feel the need of having a good massage, but we love this branch, most especially. You may not believe your eyes as you enter this spa because it will give you resort-like feels! You might even forget you’re in Metro Manila.
It’s definitely an IG-worthy spa
The pieces of furniture here are locally sourced! #LoveLokal
The place has 14 cubicles that cater different services from comforting foot massages to soothing stretches and pressure for the whole body, Thai-style.
Your eyes will feast on cool interiors that were conceptualized by its owners, Anthony and Glaiza Divino. They wanted this branch to have that “fam” vibe because they value their customers as family, and want their patrons to treat Nuat Thai Parang as the place they’d always return to to ease stress.
The owners, Anthony and Glaiza Divino
As for Accessible and Affordable
Feel lucky, people of Marikina! If you’re living in the east of Metro Manila, this one’s close to you. It is also very accessible because this spa’s just one ride away from Cubao. Look for the sign “Parang” among the jeepneys passing by at the back of Puregold Cubao and ask the driver to drop you off at Balagtas Street cor. BG Molina. If you see Iglesia Ni Cristo and gasoline stations PTT and Seaoil as landmarks, you’re in the right place.
Alight this gas station and see Nuat Thai Parang immediately
Aside from the accessibility, Nuat Thai Parang offers an hour of massage for as low as 250php. Yes, you read that right! You can still cure those aching muscles even when on a budget. Prices of services range from 250php to 1,250php so you can also treat your loved ones!
It’s so Comforting, It’ll Make You Sleepy
Relieve your stress and feel tranquil as you experience different services Nuat Thai Parang has to offer. They have the ventosa, hot stone, and hot oil massages, body scrubs, Swedish massage, and stretches. Each service can last up to two and a half hours.
Ventosa with Massage (1.5 hours), 700php
We tried the Nuat Thai foot massage and the Aromatherapy massage and it actually made us doze off for a while! It is extremely relaxing. It really felt like a heavy burden was lifted from me after the massage. As someone who has a lot of ‘lamig’ or cold muscles on her shoulders, the hot pads and my therapist’s pressure relieved those.
Nuat Thai Foot Massage (1 hour), 250php
Hot Stone Massage (1.5 hours), 700php
Nuat Thai Parang currently has 12 licensed therapists who, as per our personal encounter, are very kind and friendly. Upon entering the spa, they give out complimentary water, coffee, or tea while waiting. In our experience, we were asked how hard or gentle we liked our massage. Also, they make sure their customers are well-taken cared of by being courteous in asking how we are feeling from time to time. They would always check if the clients are feeling comfy or not. We’re also glad they explain each step of the service to the clients, so you won’t get surprised that hot stones are suddenly all over your back!
All smiles from some of Nuat Thai Parang’s staff
And one more thing! Even if you arrive as late as 12:30AM, they will still cater your need for a massage. So, to you who have always wanted to check off “Get a massage” from your weekly bucket list, wait no more and visit Nuat Thai Parang. No matter how busy you can get, we recommend you to make time for yourself. You’ll get one of the best services in the metro without spending much. Plus, your body will thank you and it will surely make you even more efficient in your daily activities.
Nuat Thai Parang
Nuat Thai Parang is open daily from 1PM-1AM
2/F Corner Hills, Commercial Center, B.G. Molina Cor. Balagtas, Parang, Marikina City
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nuatthaiparangmarikina/