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    Hedonistic Weekend: A day at the Spa

    I chose a different path this weekend after complaining of the lack of electricity at home, after showing remorse to lives lost due to Milenyo and offering an elegy to the fallen trees. I decided to indulge and go shopping and treat my usually stressed out and abused body on a lazy Saturday afternoon when the rest of big city is bored due to lack of electricity

    It’s been quite a while since I visited this place called Human Essence Spa at the 3rd floor of Pacific Corporate Center on West Avenue near corner EDSA in Quezon City. The place offers you hot shower and 15 minute steam bath prior to the 1-hour long whole body massage using a combination of Swedish and Shiatsu for just P350.

    After sweating out in the steam shower where I got to inhale therapeutic steam coming from seething cauldron of aromatic herbs, I waited for the masseuse to apply pressure to predetermined points of my body as well as rubbing oil to rid me of my somatic and corporal imbalances. It’s not an easy job to do even with my horizontally-challenged build. I was bended, stretched and flip-flopped by the expertly trained masseuse. The entire hour is completely relaxing and relieved me of the recurring pain in my spine typical of guys spending to much time in front of the computer.

    A cup of coffee afterwards while watching the UAAP championship games between UST and Ateneo where the Growling Tigers clawed the Blue Eagles to force the match into game three.

    Earlier this day, our hedonistic splurge continued by availing ourselves of foot spa services of Ate Fe at 50% off. “twas actually the first time I had my soles scrubbed incessantly for an hour using footscrub and warm water and got compliments from the "scrub" lady for having such nice feet and not much callouses --even if I do trek and walk barefoot at times! :)


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 7:18 PM,


    At Oct 7, 2006, 5:51:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Well, well... you know how to enjoy life !


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