Spaoay Spa derived its name from "Spa" and "Paoay" which is a town in the Ilocos region. It offers time-offered therapies from Paoay which has long believed in the healing power of touch.
Spaoay Spa is located beside Comida Ilocandia along Timog Avenue between Scout Tobias and Scout Tuazon Street. You can enjoy their Ilocando Cuisine before you go to a massage or while waiting for your turn. I've never encountered an Ilocano themed spa before so I'm in full support for this one. My mom is born and raised from the Ilocos region. Thus, I have spent all my summers there too. I have come to know Ilocanos as not only thrifty but also hard-working. That makes them bound to succeed. So, for this spa, I came in expecting a bang for the buck massage. =D
Judging from the sounds that became prevalent against the utter silence of the place, the second to the last room must be the therapists' quarters. The place was not air-conditioned but it was cooled by ceiling fans. Unfortunate for me, I was am not used to being exposed to direct air so I had to request the receptionist to lower its power because I felt chilly being so bare after all.
The Combination Body Massage (350 php/1 Hour)
My therapist Weng was very courteous as she asked me if I wanted to take a shower before proceeding. As I was too eager for my massage, I politely refused. She then asked me to get ready. After a few minutes, she asked my permission to enter. She then asked me if I wanted medium or hard and I chose the latter.
Weng begun to massage my back first with the towel on. As she was doing her job, I asked her about their combination massage. She told me that after training to be TESDA accredited, they were personally trained by their manager for their Combination Body Massage which is their signature massage. It is a special application of different technique such as Thai, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage.
After the gentle introduction around my back, Weng begun to massage me with oil starting from the back towards the neck, arms, back legs, foot, front legs, front upper body, back part of the head and lastly, the front part of the head.
I have to admit, this is one of the best massages I have ever had. The pressure was really delicately hard just the way I requested. Weng was polite in asking for my approval in every step of the way. And, she was able to hit all the vital points in perfect streak. Each part was massage evenly with utmost timing. I timed it to last at around an hour or so with no preparatory delays. I didn't feel chilly as each part that was massage is the only part that was momentarily exposed. Overall, I was completely invigorated by the Combination Body Massage. Its a service worth every peso. All the tension in my legs from the hours of standing and roaming around in Rockwell's 2nd Ultimate Taste Test earlier that day vanished.
Overall, I would say my trip to Spaoay Spa is not only budget efficient but it was beyond my expectation. It is an Ilocano theme not only in terms of service but also in values too. I would definitely recommend my therapist. Too bad this is a bit far from my place. But, I'll try to visit again if I have the time.
Address: 33 D Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 994-7596/709-9041