The heat is so extreme that a pampering massage at Body Tune in SM Megamall was a very welcome treat.
Body Tune is the first to have opened a spa inside a mall in SM North EDSA. The mall is a very convenient location for a spa since you can include it in an errand run. You won’t need to make a special stop and you’re more assured of your safety in a mall.
I had been feeling a bit stiff and sore probably from sitting down for long hours at a time and not getting enough activity in my day being a work at home mom. I was looking forward to a soothing and relaxing massage.
We had a special Mommy Bloggers Philippines pampering session and it was great to reconnect and meet these mommies.
Celin, Jen, me, Joy, Rhoda & Joey
Before our massage, we tried the sauna. Actually, my friend Joy convinced me to try it. I was very hesitant at first. I didn’t last very long inside as I felt I was being suffocated by the heat.
Right before our massage session. We were provided robes and shorts and it’s a good thing they had something in my size! I was surprised to learn that I had to be totally naked for the massage. I’ve gotten massages before but nothing that required me to be totally naked.
The rooms can be individual or adjoining for those couples massages. It’s a very simple room but provides you with a clean bed, towels, hooks for your clothing, a lamp, clock and a small cabinet with a lock for safekeeping your things.
I had chosen their Balinese Body Massage (Php845/1hr) which came highly recommended by the Body Tune staff. We were told that it was their most asked for treatment. The Balinese Body Massage is a combination of acupressure and reflexology. It boosts your circulation (which I badly needed) and gives a deep tissue and muscular massage on strained muscles and joint pain. My problem areas are my lower back, thighs and legs I guess from sitting for long hours at a time.
My therapist for the session was Claudine who was very skillful, thorough and gentle all at the same time. She used eucalyptus oil which was very pleasant and made me very very sleepy. Every part of my body was massaged and kneaded like soft dough bread. It was the right amount of pressure. The true test of the massage was the day after. Previous massages have left me aching but my session at Body Tune left me relaxed.
I’m looking forward to going back this time with my hubby to get a couple’s massage.