Relax and Recharge: Locale City Guide’s List of Relaxing Spas in the City

City life is always tough – from breakfast to dinner, commuting to and from the office and other mundane activities and chores appending to city living, all taking toll on our bodies. We easily become irritated, tired and sluggish.

That’s where a visit to a spa comes in. A little R&R is a welcome treat for thyself, or what millenials would like to call a “spa day”. Nowadays, spas have several offerings on their menu, services such as body massage, aromatherapy, facial, ear candling, to name some. All for the benefit of relieving some body pain here and there, improving blood flow in the body, or simply just to feel good, relax and recharge.

Locale City Guide has come up with a list of spas that you can try; spoil yourself for a few hours and give your body feel that much-needed self-care.

Foot Zone
Specializing in Xiamen-style foot reflexology, Foot Zone is a 3-year old wellness center located along Jupiter Street in Makati City; it also has other branches in BGC and Greenhills, San Juan.

What sets this spa apart from other spas in the metro is their Xiamen-style foot reflexology, which originated from Xiamen, China. Foot Zone follows and offers traditional Chinese reflexology that uses knuckles and fingers while stimulating various reflex points on the feet and legs.

Aside from this, they also offer back, head and body massage (Shiatsu and Swedish), stone body massage, ear candling and ventosa.

Photo credits: @footzonemakati via IG

Makati — 3F Sunshine Place St., 56 Jupiter, Makati City
BGC – 2F Unit 2-8 Forum South Global Bldg., 7th Ave., cr Federacion Dr.,Taguig
Greenhills – Unit 103-105 Richbelt Tower Condominium, St. 17, Annapolis, San Juan

I’M Onsen Spa
Occupying 6 floors and attached to I’M Hotel, I’M Onsen Spa is a deluxe relaxation sojourn in the Financial District.

Known as the “largest urban spa” in the Metro with 3800 sqm floor area, I’M Onsen Spa is favoured for their all-inclusive Onsen Spa Package – your own locker, relaxing and satisfying sauna, steam room and heated pool, your choice of massage and finish your soothing and rejuvenating journey with an international buffet.

Photo credits: @imonsenspa via IG

Address: Makati Avenue cr Kayalaan Ave., Makati City
Telephone Nos.: (02) 7557877

Naya Boutique Spa
Get some time off in the homey and cozy vibe of Naya Boutique Spa. Located inside UP Village, Naya will certainly become one of your favourite spas – pleasant interiors, calming ambiance and snug seating areas in addition to its 29 spa  treatments for the ultimate relaxation and pampering. Must try massages are the Naya Signature Thermal Massage where the heated oil calms the tensed muscles and promotes better sleep; and the Herbal Detoxifying Massage which boosts body cleansing and detoxification.

Photo credits: @nayaboutiquespa via IG

Address: 128 Malakas St., Diliman, QC.
Telephone Nos.: (02) 3583347

Conrad Spa Manila
If your body craves for some TLC, there’s no better place to get it than Conrad Spa Manila. It’s luxurious pampering at its best!

Located in Conrad Hotel Mania, Conrad Spa will surely delight a weary customer with its various signature body and foot treatments and facials, all done by their expert therapists. Imagine having your marine algae body wrap in a spacious, relaxing room with the beautiful view of Manila Bay and its stunning sunset… indeed, a much needed bliss away from the chaotic city life.

Photo credits: @conradmanila via IG

Address: Conrad Hotel Manila, Seaside Blvd., corner Coral Way, MOA Complex Pasay City
Telephone Nos.: (02) 83339999

Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club
A one-stop lifestyle club that’s within reach, Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club offers impeccable service along with a great view of the famous Manila Bay. It has 20 private massage rooms, a hot and cold bath spa, gym, infinity pool, KTV room and more. Their Marina Signature Massage will surely relax and reduce stress of your tensed muscles after which an invigorating experience awaits at the hot and cold bath spa. After all the treatments, take a dip in the club’s infinity pool while enjoying the setting sun; another reward awaits at their buffet area – delicious food to end your holistic journey.

Photo credits: @marinabayspa via IG

Address: Esplanade Seaside Terminal, Seaside Blvd., MOA Complex, Pasay City
Telephone No.: (02) 8341888


Make it your usual routine to spend some ‘me’ time in a spa. Squeeze it into your busy week! Imagine all the pampering that you will receive, all meant to help your body recharge and improve your well-being.

Time to book a massage at the right spa for you, and jumpstart to a healthy lifestyle!






Cover photo credits: @imonsenspa via IG

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