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12.03.2012

Sunday at Sparadiso.

The little man was at my in-laws yesterday, so I pretty much had the entire day all to myself. I took advantage of this rare 'me-time' opportunity and decided to give myself an early birthday present - a much-needed, well-deserved massage at Sparadiso!
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Sparadiso!
It's been six months (can you imagine?!) since my last visit, which is why the receptionist cheerfully greeted me with "Ma'am ang tagal nyong nawala!" (Ma'am you haven't been here in awhile!) I gave him a bright smile, but in my mind I was like, "I know, I know, woe is me!" Haha. This is one of the things I love about Sparadiso - their staff are congenial, and they have great customer service.

I love the warm and inviting atmosphere of the place, too.
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Welcome to Sparadiso! :)
The fountain, which resembles a Lladro figurine, is sure to catch anyone's eye.
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What a lovely pair!
The building, which was once home to one of the prominent families here in San Pablo City, is your typical Filipino ancestral home. In our vernacular, we call it 'bahay na bato'. My grandmother's house, where I grew up, used to look exactly like this before it was reconstructed - which makes me all the more fond of Sparadiso. Just looking at it brings back a lot of childhood memories.
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A reflection of Spanish influence - the bahay na bato.
This sign hangs by the door.
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Open daily, 11am to 11pm.
At the ground floor is the reception area, where you can wait for your turn to be served.
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Reception area.
You can sit back and relax on the couches as you wait.
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My favorite seat in the house.
I'm not sure if this is still working, but this reminds me of our good old phonograph and my grandfather's 78s, 45s, and LPs.
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The Sound of Music!
The Nail Salon is also located in the ground floor. Services offered include manicure, pedicure, foot spa, hand spa, and nail art.
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Colors on display.
The Spa, on the other hand, is at the second floor.
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Staircase going to the Spa.
There's a total of five rooms upstairs - two single rooms, two couple rooms, plus the restroom. I was accommodated at Solace, a single room.
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Time for some R&R!
I was actually thirty minutes late for my 3pm appointment (I had to finish the laundry before I leave the house), but the nice people of Sparadiso accommodated me nonetheless, despite their jam-packed Sunday schedule. And so for the next sixty minutes I was in spa-radise. I enjoyed every single second of my Combination Massage to the point that I slept halfway through it, lol.

When the massage is done, and you're finally awake, you get to enjoy a cup of salabat (hot ginger tea), which helps to rejuvenate the body. It's a great cure for sore throat,  and helps remove toxins from the body, too.
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I'm a little teapot...
A trip to Sparadiso never fails to make me happy. I'd do this every weekend if I could, haha! A great way to kick off my birthday week, don't you think? :)

27 Gen. Luna St., 
Brgy. IV-B, San Pablo City, Laguna
(049) 562 4255

12 replies:

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

sounds like you had a heavenly visit--to end with some ginger tea sounds wonderful!

Roxanne Santiago said...

Wow, I love the ancestral feel of the place! I haven't been to a 'real' spa myself in over... I don't know anymore! Years maybe! I should next year. Too much gastos this month!

roviedear said...

looks like the place was a house converted to a spa. I would definitely feel more relaxed if spa's are set on a "homey" atmosphere :)

roviedear said...

wait the comment was not yet done :) anyways, i would like to visit this place, pero ang layo nya :) glad you enjoyed your stay there! :D

Rovie
The Bargain Doll
:)

Franc said...

The place looks real homey which makes the massage part a lot more relaxing.

Michelle Cantu said...

Looks like the perfect atmosphere for a spa day (or a massage). I am in desperate need of one of those. It's crazy how once your a mom you appreciate things like this.

Columba Lisa said...

Great way to spend your day off! I love reading about this place - so beautiful and relaxing.

Dominique Goh said...

Great birthday present you gave yourself. ME time with a massage.. something which I would certainly like to do. Maybe I'll be able to get a massage while on holiday this weekend. :)

Dominique @Dominique's Desk

Cody G said...

I feel more soothed just reading this. So glad you got to enjoy a little pampering!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Oh, the spa looks like a house! :)

YANI said...

Such a conducive and very relaxing place to spend your ME time. I was thinking of having one great spa moment too in a place like this. Too bad Laguna is far away from me.

leigh said...

OOOOH - that sounds wonderful! Would love a massage right now. Happy birthday :)
Leigh

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