I guess this is what they mean with "A Slice of Manila's Hidden Places".
AHAVIA SPA LOUNGE is no secret but one which is literally hidden (being located inside a residential area in the middle of San Juan rather than on a main road where most business establishments are.) Kailangan mong sadyain tong place na to coz it's not even accessible by public transport but for all the right reasons, it's all worth it!
We have tried so many good spas so I feel nervous each time we check a new one.Nervous for myself for not getting satisfied and nervous for the establishment for the possibility of being bashed out in my blog.haha
Ahavia is also derived from the Hebrew word AHAVA which means to love or to care.
(good for back pains and muscle pains)
We were directed back downstairs to another room. That's where we had Hair Spa first. My wife had Intensive Protein Therapy which is perfect for her coz she's been having problem with hair fall these days which I think is something she should take seriously.I always complain that her hair could be found all over the house.Daig ko pang me pet dog sa bahay. She was very delighted with her hair spa. She could tell her hair was moisturized after the treatment. "Ang lambot" ---she remarked.
It took us almost an hour for the hair spa.We then went back to our room for the "Body Scrub".
I admit, I don't usually avail of body scrubs.But after the treatment from Ahavia Spa, I think I will be having one more often.
We were then asked to shower after the body scrub to wash off the salt and at the same time, our hair treatment. Then came the massage. My favorite part.(Although during that time, I felt I could already go home and already feel very satisfied).
The massage was impeccable! I say, it was the 2nd best I've had to date. Yes, I have noted of the best one, and it was in a resort in Cebu. The massage I had at Ahavia Spa Lounge was therefore the best in Metro Manila. For somebody like me who has chronic back pains and is picky with massage, you already know what that means. And I think I prefer having the 90-minute massage now. I usually go for 1 hour but I think 90 minutes is an ideal time. Hindi bitin.
We went here a few weeks ago.We took the cab from the Bayleaf Intramuros and the taxi driver was not familiar with the place so we had to use our google maps to figure out where it is.Unfortunately, the pin dropped at Ahavia Spa was a miss.It was few blocks away.Medyo nainis na yung taxi so we decided to get off and just as the locals.It's a few blocks down the road pala.If you have Google maps,I guess you'll find it by now coz my wife dropped another pin when we were at Ahavia.
Just in case, here is the map to Ahavia Spa. >>>>click
I had to immediately pack my things afterwards as I have evening shift work while my wife had to stay longer for her manicure and pedicure which goes with the package. Why do women always get more pampering? I am not complaining. I just had the best hair spa + body scrub + massage combo to date. I have no more to ask but for another visit to Ahavia Spa Lounge.
I can't wait to try their new branch in Timog!!!
Be sure to check their Facebook Page for Promos and Discounts: https://www.facebook.com/Ahavia.lounge.spa.sanjuanphilippines.massage
Ahavia Lounge Spa is located at:
579 Mariano Marcos St. cor Allenby St. San Juan, Rizal, Philippines
655-9267 or 748-7930