When In Manila, semestral break is one that I’ve been longing for! After weeks of being swamped with work, typing till the wee hours of the morning, I believe it’s time to unwind and relax. Living in the south, and having lived here all my life, I was looking for an activity that wouldn’t entail planning, or driving for hours just to get to do something– a quick fix to my relaxation woes, When In Manila. This is how I came across SPArkle.
SPArkle is located along West Service Road, a quick drive from where I live. It was the first Monday of this semester’s break and a couple of friends and I were off to have our very first spa party.
Upon arriving at SPArkle, we were very pleasantly surprised. Despite the noise and chaos that the service road brought, the spa was a very peaceful place. Everything from the lighting, to the colors used, to the music, was soothing. There was great attention to detail, there were even rose petals scattered along the stairs for decor. Very pretty!
Up on the second floor, SPArkle has their massage and treatment area. This floor was even more relaxing than the first one! At this point, all of us were just excited.
My friend, Cheddar, got her very first Diamond Peel. This took about two hours. We were told that this was a machine peel (and the diamonds were actually in the machine, hence the name) that lightens and cleanses skin. After the treatment, she came out fresher than ever.
Steam to open up your pores.
Camille, my sister, tried their Sculpting Wrap Treatment with a Slimming massage. This entails lying on a heating blanket while getting slimming massages and having treatment formulas applied on you. After this, you get a foil wrap which traps the heat for the body. This lasted a good hour and a half.
We were told that you’d lose about an inch on your waistline after five treatments. In the meantime, however, my sister just loved how relaxing everything was.
Joelle, another friend of mine, had the Magic Flame Soothing Candle Touch Therapy with Hand Reflexology. Ate explained that this was a hand massage done with Massage Flame wax. This soothes and relaxes as well as helps with blood circulation. After the whole treatment, you then are given heated mittens. This took about an hour.
She almost fell asleep during the hand massage—that relaxing.
I got my very first Underarm-cial plus a free waxing. For those of you wondering, this is actually a “facial” for your armpit. This is for underarm brightening and also to get rid of those stubborn ingrown hair. They even gave me a steam treatment (just for my underarms!) so that my pores would open up. I was told that depending on the skin, it takes about two to five sessions to really brighten up your armpits. This took about 30-45 minutes.
Most definitely coming back for this.
They also offer Bikini-cial and Butt-cial
All treatments either use Phytomer from France or Babor from Germany.
All the treatments were great and very relaxing, though a very, very big plus was that their staff were all so friendly and nice. The atmosphere was not only soothing but also comfortable.
Another thing I loved about SPArkle was how the technicians all seemed to be very well trained, undergoing a year of training each, before they started work here. They knew all of the treatments by heart and explained them to us in a very detailed way. No questions were left unanswered.
SPArkle also has numerous promos including:
SPArkle No Manic Hair Monday
-All rebonding and hair treatments at 15% off
Soul Touch Tuesday
-All massage treatments at 10% off
SPArkle Wonderful Waxing Wednesday
-All waxing treatments at 15% off
SPArkle Terrific Therapeutic Thursday
-All body treatments at 15% off
SPArkle Fabulous & Flawless Friday
-All facials at 15% off
SPArkle Super Sparkling Saturday and Sunday
– All services at 5% off between 10 am-2pm only
So When In Manila and looking for a fast way to relax and enjoy, check out SPArkle. Pampering yourself was never this fun, easy and accessible. Definitely coming back, myself.
Hair Center/ Spa Hours:
Monday- Sunday 10:00 am-1:00 am
Unit C11 Woodsville Village Mall (beside Woodsville Communities), Edison Avenue cor. West Service Road, Bgy. Merville, Paranaque City
(632)703 6673/ (632)381 3990
(632)584 2865/ 846 1301
SPArkle: Slimming Massage Relaxation Spa Party for You and your Friends