If you’re wondering what the best wellness spa in Taguig, Metro Manila is, you’d notice that there are just a lot of claims to that title. Personally, you can check reviews, blogs, feature articles, and many more to decide. Considering these, have you ever given a thought on how our “best spas” compare with other spas in the whole world? Let me give you a tour on some of the best and most famous spas in different countries, and let’s see how our country fair with it.
- Lake Austin Spa Resort (USA). Located in Riverbend Road Austin, Texas, this one of a kind 25,000-square-foot facility offers over 100 spa treatments and services that highlight local herbs. Lake Austin Spa Resort has a water view, which is something that no other spa in North America can rightfully claim. It has incredible amenities such as fresh, seasonal dining at the elegant Aster Café, private suites perfect for couples, gracious treatments, and many more. Guests can stay the whole day or spend a night in this resort. Lake Austin Spa is such a spa oasis that it has already won a few awards such as #8 Destination Spa in the World (Travel Leisure), #1 Resort in Texas and the Midwest, Readers’ Choice Awards (Conde Nast Traveler), Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA by US News and World Report (US News) to name a few.
- Villa Stéphanie (Germany). Villa Stéphanie is a “House of Well-Being” which concentrates greatly on medical and emotional health, detox, fitness, and beauty. It is located in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden, in the heart of the Black Forest and holds 15 rooms and suites. This Villa’s main focus is professional medical care and offers 3 different programs – Medical Care, Weight Loss and Detox, and Spa and Fitness. Villa Stéphanie features a cutting edge medical spa and facilities and offers a whole body approach to wellness curated by some of the finest professionals in the world making it the ultimate place to get well, get healthy, and improve your life as a whole.
- Kamalaya (Thailand). Kamalaya Koh Samui is a Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort that has won several awards. It is perfectly located in a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand and is centered around a monk’s cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat. Its name originated from the words Lotus (kamal) and Realm (alaya), which is an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. Kamalaya started its operations in November 2005 and has offered a wonderful wellness experience that combines healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly rich natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, and personalized wellness programs and retreats ever since.
- Banyan Tree Spa (Worldwide). Banyan is a tropical and sacred tree that helps in Tree Spa is located in Phuket, Thailand and started operating in 1994, which then pioneered the tropical garden spa concept. This spa concentrates on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on ancestral Asian healing treatments. It promotes human touch, less use of technology, and the utilization of natural herbs and spices. Banyan Tree Spa has become so successful that it went on to open more spas in different countries around the world. The highlight of Banyan spa experience is the training of its spa therapists – all Banyan Tree Spa therapists undergo at least 650 hours of formal meticulous in-house training with the art of touch based on the curriculum of the authorized Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket in Thailand, and Bintan in Indonesia.
Each of the spas starred above either holds a distinct physical feature, a unique concept and vision, original training methods or techniques, specially trained therapists, or has all of these characteristics. In the Philippines, one of the spas that can be compared to those listed above is Breeze Oriental Spa and Massage. This spa encourages massage therapy to be incorporated into people’s lives and promotes healthy living and lifestyle and has a sensitively designed luxurious and serene space where your mind, body, and spirit can relax and renew. Not to mention Breeze’s therapists are extensively trained by experts from China, making sure all hands are highly qualified to work on what your body needs.
Needless to say, you don’t have to go too far to experience a world-class massage because our spas in the Philippines can provide us the same level of service that spas in different parts of the world provide.