After the stress from work, holiday shopping and left and right parties, it was such a relief knowing that we were about to treat ourselves to a spa day for a very cheap price of P500.
I started having trepidations when we walked into this small dusty establishment.
|Balinese Coffee Scrub|
|bathroom / toilet|
And speaking of toilet, because the facility had only one on the 2nd floor, it was a his and her bathroom. What you don't see in the photo is the male urinal that wasn't flushed properly. Yuck! The toilet on the first floor was no better since there were spiders and baby cockroaches playing around.
After rinsing off, we were given malongs because they ran out of towels! What?!! A spa that didn't have towels? Seriously?!?
After quickly changing back into our street clothes, we headed back down to the reception area where we were to get our foot spa, mani and pedi. Yup, you read right, we were getting our mani and pedi IN the reception area - the 2 black seat on the bottom left of the photo of the reception, to be exact. What I liked about the foot spa was the really warm soapy water they used. It is such a luxury for me to dip my feet in warm nearing hot water. Most of the time, I had to ask the therapist to heat up the water a little more. After getting our foot scrubbed and massaged, only one manicurist was present and instead of getting our nails done at the same time, we each had to wait while the other is having her nails done. This, despite the fact we made an appointment and we were the only customers at that time. We were really famished by the time we finished.
Islands Massage Mobile & Day Spa
1764 N Garcia St.
Valenzuela, Makati City
4037008 ; 3774717 ; 0908-1376565 ; 0915-8944909
Update: I told my friend from cashcashpinoy about our experience and she was shocked and promised to look into it.
Update (1/25/11): My cashcashpinoy friend told me that they normally do an ocular of the place they feature on their website. This one, unfortunately, was the only establishment that was not checked out. So rest assured that all establishments in the future would be visited and be given a thorough once over before it is featured on cashcashpinoy.