Thursday, June 14, 2012
My Wensha Spa Experience
Mel took the day off and we had no plans. I didn't want to see his day go to waste, so I thought of things that can be done or places that we can go to for just a day... not too far and something relaxing. A spa seemed like a good idea... and there was one nearby, Wensha Spa.
We decided to go for their P680 promo, 6-hour stay which included use of hot & cold jacuzzis, steam & dry saunas, an hour of full body massage, buffet lunch, shabu-shabu & dimsum, and unlimited juice & iced tea.
After running some errands, we proceeded to Wensha Spa in Antipolo and arrived at 11:00am. The receptionist informed us that the buffet lunch hours are from 11am to 2pm, and that the steam sauna will be turned on at 12nn, while the dry sauna at 4pm. He gave us slippers to use inside the spa and magnetic locker keys to wear on the wrist so we could leave our stuff in the lockers. We had a 6-hour stay period so we planned first how to spend our time there. Buffet lunch was first on our agenda, then we planned to use their jacuzzis and saunas, then go for the massage, and for merienda we'd have shabu-shabu & dimsum. Sounds good~
Items on the buffet lunch menu were corn-egg drop soup, pork, fish fillet, pinakbet, pancit canton and steamed rice... no left-overs please. I just had the fish, pinakbet and pancit... didn't want to overfill myself. Going to the spa for me means trying to live healthy, so no overeating here :) But we enjoyed the food and the scenery. For dessert, there was ube & vanilla soft ice cream... yummy~
Males are separated from the females... so Mel & I decided to meet up for merienda at around 3pm, after we had our fill of using the jacuzzi & sauna and have had our massages. It was my first time at Wensha Spa, so I had to ask the attendants to guide me in the use of the facilities. They gave me a towel and a robe to put on. In the jacuzzi area, there were shower stalls, a cold jacuzzi pool and a hot jacuzzi pool, a steam sauna room and a dry sauna room. You have to be bare naked to use the jacuzzi pools, and just a towel wrap in the sauna. Good thing there was only one other lady there and she was waiting for the steam sauna to be turned on, so I had the hot jacuzzi pool all to myself. The attendant cautioned me to use the hot pool and sauna for 15 minutes at a time only, then cool myself off before going in again. There was a cooler filled with ice and a water dispenser in the jacuzzi room. I took showers in between dipping in the pool and going into the sauna, and drank lots of cold water. I loved the steam sauna... just a few minutes and I was perspiring all over... felt like I lost some weight there :)
At around 1:30pm, I felt I had my fill of the hot pool and steam sauna, so I went for the body massage. The massage rooms for ladies were two flights of stairs down from the jacuzzi room. There was a receptionist there and an attendant who led me to a room where there were two beds, which led me to the thought that it would be nice to have a girl friend with me next time I come here to Wensha. I chose ginger oil for my full body massage, and I told the masseuse to go light on me. The massage was relaxing and I felt some hard knots on my shoulders and back soften. I also enjoyed how she massaged my legs and feet... I ran that morning and my legs felt rejuvenated and ready to run again.
Time for merienda. Mel was already in the dining room when I went up. I got a vegetable siopao, pork siomai, and couple of other dimsum offered on the trays. We decided to have some shabu-shabu, so the waiter put a large pot of soup on the stove in front of us and turned it on. Mel got some beef strips, meatballs, cabbage leaves, corn and sotanghon, and when the soup started boiling, he put all the stuff in. We enjoyed the shabu-shabu while watching TV, an HBO move which we couldn't quite understand and just laughed at the goings-on.
We dressed and returned our slippers and locker keys at the reception, and paid our masseuse tips. We didn't use up all the 6 hours, but we felt all done, filled and satisfied. It was worth the P680 we paid... "sulit" is the appropriate word. However, Wensha Spa Antipolo just announced on their facebook page that their price will go up to P780 starting July 1, but they will be having 24 hours unlimited beer (I don't know if this is included in the package).
I hope to return and avail of their package before the price increases... maybe bring a friend with me too :)
Wensha Spa Antipolo
G/F Comoda Ville, 267-269 Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Philippines