Somewhere in Makati City, particularly in Barangay Palanan near Cash N' Carry, a convergence of wellness aficionados is taking place on a daily basis, mostly from the late afternoon to the wee hours the next day. The common goal is a good massage and the hub is called White Palace Spa.
Like a well-kept secret, personal reviews about White Palace Spa's signature massage (a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu, and Hot Pack) started to spread in the vicinity of Einthoven Street and nearby locations. Curious young professionals, couples, and barkadas even travel from neighboring cities just to avail of the 1 hour and 15 minutes service which has been a favorite also of the spa's patrons in its two Paranaque branches.
My visit of the Makati City White Palace Spa branch recently had me try its Shoulder-Head-and-Face Massage (P300 for 30 minutes). What started out to be a painful feeling from the first few constant handling of my back and shoulder muscles evolved into a remarkable sensation of relaxation. The attending masseur informed me that without the initial ache, the subsequent bliss wouldn't be as remarkable. He knew the exact body parts to handle and cause necessary friction enough to enhance the movements of my body's upper limbs, especially my elbows and fingers.
Dry Head-Shoulder-and-Neck Massage
The other parts of my body, including my neck and head immediately had a tingling sensation caused by inhibited motor-neuron excitability as a result of the right pressure given by the masseur. In short, the rest of my body felt relaxed.
Other favorite massages at White Palace Spa include the Dead Sea Salt Scrub (P650; lasting for 45 minutes) and Foot Reflex (P350; its medicinal version costs P50 more).
So-called spa-rties are becoming the preferred way to indulge in wellness activities at the spa wherein at least a group of 5 individuals is set for an appointment to avail of the 5=1 promo (5 people get one or a group member's service for free).
The place also has a separate sauna for male and female guests.
Upon request, a sweet-tasting cranberry-flavored tea from Australia is served after each session.
Clients have been making return visits at least twice a week for the relaxation and improved well-being that White Palace Spa gives them. They also appreciate that they have the option to choose between a male and female therapist.
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Location: G/F Royale Regent Bldg., Filmore St. corner Einthoven St., Brgy. Palanan, Makati City, Philippines