Relaxation in Boracay Island
I wouldn't mind spending extra for the treatment package I availed at Mandala - my goal is to relax and experience the 3-hour skin pampering. Working abroad for almost 2 years now, I hardly ever go to spas in Dubai. Not that it's too expensive but their treatment here is so much different from Asian Spas. Scents and massage oils, for example, are something that I'm very picky with.
Sarong Exclusively For Guests
Every treatment package availed at Mandala Spa includes a complimentary sarong. I picked green instead of pink, blue and purple. There might be other colors but I want something that's cool in the eyes.
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The treatment is approximately 3.5 hours which starts with a foot spa. My attendant used a clay pumice which has very soft texture I didn't realise it's exfoliating my skin already. All of their spa materials are made from natural ingredients, even the water was placed in a bamboo container to keep it cool and fresh.
I wasn't able to take photos of how it was performed (unfortunately I don't have anyone who can take the photos for me) but here are the things I clearly remembered:
- I laid my back on the treatment bed with banana leaves (felt like "suman" though) and my whole body was scrubbed with scents of herbs and spices. It was so good I almost wanted to tell the attendant not to stop. Afterwards, she gently splashed a warm liquid on my body which I cannot recognize as oil or yoghurt but damn that was even more soothing than the scrub! It felt really really nice that it seems like my skin was under a spell.
- After maybe 30mins or so, I was asked to wash my entire body on a warm bath. I wanted to stay on the treatment bed longer but a beautiful hot tub is waiting for me so I moved on. I washed my body with Mandala's special organic shampoo and body wash (they all smell relaxing) and dived into a hot tub decorated with gumamela and calachuchi flowers. I stayed for a few minutes, I have a tall glass of iced tea on the side it made me feel more like a queen.
- Another 30mins or longer, I was back on the treatment bed for the Mandala Signature Massage. Long strokes and gentle stretches were used, I was in a state of complete relaxation. Later on, my face experienced the All Natural Facial which also uses natural ingredients like cucumber, seaweed, and others. Scents of chamomile and lavender were all over my face.
Overall, it was a really nice experience. When I come back to Boracay, I swear I'm gonna try another treatment that will make me feel like a princess!