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4.15.2013

Spa-turdate at Maja Thai.

After several rainchecks and countless cancelled appointments, my friend Sylvia and I somehow made our weekend schedules to jive. And so yesterday, we finally had the chance to check out Maja Thai - the newly-opened spa in town.

We've been planning to go to the spa together for the longest time. Sylvia and I had been planning this since the start of the year, our busy bodies and tight schedules just wouldn't permit. Until yesterday, that is. And so off to Maja Thai we went, for some much needed and well-deserved R&R.
This hut thingy sits just beside the spa's entrance.
See?  And that's my friend, Sylvia, by the way.
OOTD: Striped Top, Forever 21. Shorts, Dorothy Perkins.
Flipflops, Havaianas. Tote,  Bijoux Terner. Wristwatch, Vera Wang.
First impressions of the place? The atmosphere is very welcoming - with its well-lit and spacious waiting area, minimalist interior design, decorative pieces that scream Thai, and furniture that's very Kenneth Cobonpue.
Lovely furniture
My favorite spot in the waiting area.
Pretty lantern sitting by the counter.
It doesn't get more Thai than this. :)
Chic lighting.
Their staff are very cordial and friendly, too.
Sylvia at the counter. :)
Sylvia and I actually had GCs for this particular visit, which were given to us by our friend Aljer. (Thanks, bro!) Our GCs were good for any of these three Massage Services: Thaw Relaxation (foot massage), Klatem Bliss (back massage), or Totem Vigor (body massage).

We went for the latter, and added a 30-minute foot massage (Php 200, regular rate) on top of the body massage. The foot massage was given first, and we were ushered to this room with massage chairs and foot spa machines.
Photo credit: Maja Thai
Those chairs are the comfiest ever, and Joan, my masseuse for the day, was pretty good. My only gripe was how cold this area was. Or it's the spot where I was seated that's cold. I could feel the A/C blowing towards me, and by the time my foot massage was over, I was sniffling like crazy.

We were then transferred to this room for our body massage. As you can see, the mattresses are laid on the floor. That's because the form of bodywork of the traditional Thai massage is done this way - on the floor.
Photo credit: Maja Thai
In a Thai massage, the receiver (ergo, the one being massaged) is positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage. Deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage, which energizes the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and calms the mind.

Just to give you an idea of what happens in a Thai massage, there's cracking the knuckles, pulling fingers, toes, ears, even hair, walking on the recipient's back, and arching the recipient into bhujangasana (or cobra position). Quite a challenge, huh? But believe me, your body will feel light and relaxed once all the pulling and cracking are done.

And then you can cool down with your drink of choice - a glass of water or a cup of ginger tea. I went for ginger tea, and so did Sylvia.
Tea time!
This pitcher is so pretty. 
After our one and a half hour massage. :)
All in all, our 'spa-turdate' at Maja Thai has been nothing but pleasant. This visit will not be the last, and I'm already looking forward to our next 'spa-turdate'. I'm thinking of getting the Holistic Rejuvenation (Php 525, promo rate) next time; it's a combination massage that covers the foot and the entire body. I just hope this date will not take another four months to happen, haha.
Girl bonding at Maja Thai! :)
Maja Thai Massage and Wellness Spa
2nd Floor Allysa's Arcade
Brgy. San Benito, Alaminos Laguna
(right across Toyota San Pablo)
049.527.3839 / 0932.877.9959
0928.447.8369 / 0926.747.0879

18 replies:

earthlingorgeous said...

Lovely interiors! The chair/sofa reminds me of that international furniture designer from Cebu Kenneth Cobonpue he makes those kinds of furniture but madami na kasing imitation! A spa date is defo a luxury for moms coz we somehow don't have the luxury of time to stay treat ourselves or feel guilty when we do so! Looks like fun date!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Wow, it looks so grand, kinda like a spa in a hotel but the prices are reasonable! Galing naman sana meron din ganyan sa Metro Manila.

Badet Siazon said...

I need a spa session too! The place looks very relaxing. Kitang-kita ang glow nyo sa last pic sistur. =)

Carizza Chua said...

ohhh the place looks nice and very relaxing. ive never heard of maja thai. I would love to try it with mom on mother's day!

Franc said...

The place does have the inviting aura of a SPA. I love going to SPA as it's part of my recovery process from long runs and trainings.

sylvia christine said...

Aaww, this is so awesome!! Thank you Mare! We'll have another round of our "spa-turdate" soon! And it wouldn't take another four months! :P

Lourdes Espanol said...

I envy you. The place looks really relaxing. I know I can use some of that R&R. :)

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

The place is really nice.it's taking me to relaxing mood already .

Christy Garrett said...

Looks like you had a relaxing time. Me and my husband spent Friday at the spa and it was so relaxing. He keeps urging me to get a massage but I am always afraid that they are going to hurt me.

Icar said...

wow, nainngit nmn ako!

Mare if I remember right, part nito si Rex kc bafore ako umalis inivite nya kme ni Carrie sa soft opening pero ndi kme nakapunta...

Jennifer H said...

aww so fun! And how tranquil and relaxing it looks.

Roxanne Santiago said...

Wow the place looks promising! Would love to try that out sometime. I usually just get home-service massages but it's different talaga pag sa spa place.

Pepper said...

I don't think I have ever been to a spa. Ever! Looks like you had a great time relaxing and bonding with your friend.

Anna M said...

Just reading about you getting a massage makes me want one so badly! I have actually never gone to a spa or had a professional massage. Crazy, I know! I love the lantern by the way.

kairos ventures said...

Thank you for blogging on our Spa! Really appreciate you taking the time to visit our place. God bless!

kairos ventures said...

Thank you for visiting our Spa and blogging such wonderful reviews of our place. We are pleased that many appreciated our facility, and that we are looking forward to serve more clients in the future in different locations.

God bless and thanks to everyone!

Kon Yo said...

This is a very beautiful place. Anyway, I was just wondering if do they offer traditional massage like tuina? I saw it here http://yixintcm.com/tuina/ and I was just thinking if there's place like this one here in the philippines.

Charles D. Mancuso said...

Therapy is always healthy for our health. Most of people like to take therapy I am same one. When I have a time on my hand that time taking a best foot massager tip

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