Hitting the sack seems to be the cheapest way to relax after a long day in Boracay.
But given that you are on an island having a vacation, have a relaxing massage instead. Highly recommended by returning tourists to ease tired muscles and prepare yourself completely for the thrilling day ahead. Here are Boracay Beach’s five must-try massage experiences:
Special massage treatments at Tirta Spa
Owner Ms. En Calvert had a clear idea of what a spa for tired travellers should be like: an almost one-hectare property perched atop a hill, overlooking the coastline, surrounded by everything of nature. Tirta Spa has achieved that renown fitting its caliber in providing treatments matching the needs of the client. All therapists are trained to administer requested treatments, from full-body massage therapies and holistic therapies through to body polish, wrap treatments, and facials. Boasting that all offerings are special, Tirta Spa ensures an ultimate journey towards self-rejuvenation.
Treatments for King and Queen at Bella Isa
Owned and managed by couple Robbie and Irene, who both have substantial experience in the spa and hospitality industry, Bella Isa is a relaxation haven located a short walk from Angol Plaza in Station 3. The spa has a range of services from head to toe, but the popular King & Queen package makes those who tried it recommend the complete experience for couples or friends. This service includes a body scrub, massage, shower, foot spa, pedicure, facial, and hair spa. Also inclusive is an hour of sunset sailing, a candlelight dinner, and a gift package as a memento.
Award-winning treatments at Mandala Spa and Villas
From simple native hilot to foreign specialties like Watsu and Shodhana Karma, Mandala Spa and Villas have perfected the formula for reclaiming love and health for its clients. Operating on the trinity of “Yoga, Love and Rice,” the establishment, also known for its luxury hotel and resort, even holds classes and retreats to spread the knowledge on self-transformation using the science and art of spa therapy. For those who want to lose weight and improve their immune system, Mandala offers three kinds of detox programs that also incorporate some of its massage services to guide clients in their health-regain journey.
Japanese-style pampering at Yasuragi Relaxation Spa
Known for its discounts before and after 3 pm, Yasuragi dominates the grapevine when it comes to affordable and great treatments at Station 3. Travellers who have tried its massage commented on getting their “best massage ever,” receiving a professional massage at a great value. Inclusive in the experience is the use of wet and dry saunas, a Jacuzzi bath, tissue massage, and a foot or face massage. To complete the deal, clients are given a complimentary drink during the treatment and are ushered to a fine all-Japanese meal with wine after two hours of pampering.
Affordable, out-in-the-open massage on the beach
Tourists looking for a cheap massage next to the waves can just approach the lines of massage experts with their set-up loungers outside hotels. The best way to do it is under a coconut tree, with enough shade and wind to lull one to sleep. Other than a personal towel or sarong, there is nothing to prepare since providers have their own massage chattels. This regulated activity costs between Php350 and Php500, but bargaining can even reduce this cost to a few peso. A trip to Boracay would surely be half the fun without this laidback activity.
Go compare massage offerings from different providers and help guide others to find the best massage they deserve. Massage treatment prices drop during the low season as hotels offer reduced rates for their accommodations.
Have you had an unforgettable massage experience in Boracay? Which provider has satisfied your standard? Describe your experience to invite others to try this activity on our famous island. Share your story below!