Spa Riviera: A ‘massage’ is necessary after a long and hectic day or week. According to Mayo Clinic: ‘massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.’ Moreover, some studies found massage may also be helpful for the following: anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, and soft tissue strains or injuries.
Massage is a treatment that involves rubbing or kneading the muscles, either for medical or therapeutic purposes or as an aid to relaxation. And at Spa Riviera, relaxation is magnified with its Gayuma Packages.
The Gayuma Massage Packagecan be paired with one of the following:
- Maanyag and Aroma Facial Massage
- Masinaw Body Massage
- Kalipay Foot Massage
What is more inviting at Spa Riviera is that it has been recently renovated into a Bali-inspired abode. Bali is an island as well as a province of Indonesia. It is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its highly developed arts – sculpture, painting, leather, and metal works. Bali is also part of the Coral Triangle, an area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. So, at the spa, expect an explosion of colors and unique artistry – dim lights, patterned fabric, interesting items straight from Bali, bamboo cabinets, and calming music that takes you away from the City of Love to a Balinese haven.
One more reason why Spa Riviera should be your spa destination is the hospitality – just smiles with their adorable tag line, ‘Maayong Gugma’. Expect an attendant to cater to all your needs – from reception to lockers, during the service, after, and even provides you a cup of tea while you lounge on a Bali-inspired sofa.
Now, the best reason why you should try out Spa Riviera is the service itself. The Gayuma Massage is an hour and a half long massage from head to toe. The best part, for me, was the hot stones placed on prominent muscle areas at the back. It helps ease muscle tension. The Maanyag and Aroma Facial Massage includes face, head, neck, and upper back massage with a facial treatment that removes dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin. You would definitely feel the difference in your skin before and after the procedure. The Kalipay Foot Massage is interesting. It is an hour-long massage from thighs to feet paired with a hot compress at the back. To provide the much-needed pressure to the aforementioned areas, a ‘kawayan’ (bamboo) is utilized.
Spa Riviera also offers irresistible packages for card holders – best for those who goes to a spa every now and then. After all, there are a number of Spa Riviera branches – in Jaro, in General Luna, and in Mandurriao. So accessibility is no question. Now, after the experience, I can’t help but fall in love with the service at Spa Riviera.
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