There’s this pa-girl gay friend of mine who never stops pestering me to try out Sanctuario Spa in Malate.
There’s this other pa-mhin gay friend who raves about the cruising he’s done there.
And finally, another supposedly straight guy friend (but my gay-dar goes off all the time I’m with him) who raves about it as the best “Filipino-inspired spa” ever chu-chu.
I’m confused! Is it or is it not?
I’ve been in and around Malate, and I’ve had the chance to see the place (from outside) while walking from one bar to another (yes dearie, it is indeed in the heart of busy nightlife in Malate)… and one thing I can say is that they have this group of masseurs who hang out just outside the spa, apparently to lure in customers. My first impression was — how low can they go! But, my immediate next impression was… “uhmmmm cutie pies… when will I get to try them… errr…. this spa out?” Hahahaha!
I really have to. My friends have very mixed information. So I better check it out myself.
And, you, why not? If you happen to get there before I do, come back here and leave your comment. Dear readers would find that useful.
(By the way I also heard that this spa is gay-owned so maybe that pa-mhin friend of mine is right…. just maybe…)
Text below from their website, photo from herword.com:
The Sanctuario Spa, Salon and Organic Cafe is a pocket of heaven in the middle of bustling and busy Manila. It is a refuge of calm in a frenetic city. Our spa attendants, all trained in the ancient arts of oriental healing, will soothe away the stress of everyday living. Nourish your body, as well as your spirit, with recipes that include only organically grown ingredients. To ensure that the beauty within glows and radiates to the surface, indulge yourself on our beauty regiments. Come and step through the doorway and discover that you have travelled to a totally different world.
Sanctuario is located at 1829 Jorge Bocobo St., Malate, Manila (between Nakpil and Remedios Sts.).
The Spa and Organic Cafe are open from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Sundays to Thursdays, and from 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM the following day on Fridays and Saturdays. The Salon is open daily from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
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