A few weeks ago, I attended the unveiling of the partnership between Thémaé Paris and Le Spa. The partnership was like of wine and cheese which ironically, we had over lunch at Spiral.
The magnificient bar that opens to the pool deck area where we had our lunch.
Spiral is also celebrating wine for the month of September, luckily we got to do some wine tasting while we lunch.
Mr. GJG and I are starting to appreciate wine. We even have wine nights at home where we pick a good bottle and shop for cheeses to pair. He was even a bit jealous when I told him I had wine tasting at Sofitel because he really has a penchant for wine more than any other spirits. I guess it has something to do with the process of making aged wines taste good. So after my wine tasting, I know exactly what he feels. 🙂 Lumevel up na ang taste buds ko, not fond of those sweet tasting wines now! Heehee
After our sumptuous lunch at Spiral (spell busog), we headed back to Le Spa to have our relaxing facial treatment. Look at the oh so relaxing and elegant receiving area. Le sigh, I can stay here all day.
Here’s one of Le Spa’s private rooms. Perfect for couples or even someone who just wants to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The deck that leads to the open space with the view of the bay. What a breathtaking sight to see! The view feels like you’re transported in some other part of the world. Caribbean or Bora-bora levels!
Here I am with Marj & Angela after our lunch, we’re all smiles! Food + facial can do that to us girls. Heehee
Here’s my treatment room. The moment I entered, I felt like having more than a facial! A luxurious & relaxing ambience will definitely get you in the mood to pamper yourself and just have an amazing time.
Thémaé products were used during my express clarifying facial.
THÉMAÉ, the Japanese name for the tea preparation ceremony, symbolises a world of sensations, beauty and pleasure that comes to life in a unique place in Paris and at the heart of a radically different range of treatments.
The tea plant has over 30% of polyphenols (one of the highest levels of antioxidant concentration known) and contains antioxidants 200 times more potent than Vitamin E.
The effects of the antioxidants in 2 cups of teas are the equivalent of 7 glasses of orange juice. Thus, tea actively contributes to slowing the skin’s signs of aging by neutralising the free radicals that breaks down collagen and elastin.
THÉMAÉ celebrates the tea benefits and brings them into the heart of each formula in the precious Complexe des 4 Thés® (4 Teas Extract) which blends the regenerating white tea, the stimulating black tea, the soothing red tea, and the antioxidant green tea. Each treatment enhances one of these teas and combines it with a well balanced spring water to keep its ultimate purity.
Tea’s intrinsic qualities benefit the body as well as the soul.
Just as drinking tea gives a moment of relaxation and actively protects the health of those who drink it, THÉMAÉ offers treatments with an original two-pronged approach to combine truly effective treatments with complete well-being.
Wohoo, I got my own Thémaé body lotion! It smells so divine, after a stressful day I lather this on my body and it reminds me of my visit at Le Spa.
Thank you so much Sofitel, shout out to Blessy & Jane for the usual warm welcome, and to the staff of Le Spa for the lovely afternoon you prepared for me. Every time I go to Sofitel, I always go home with a smile on my face and a happy belly too! I’ll surely come back soon 😀
Here’ s the list of Le Spa’s treatments.
Le Spa Signature Treatments
A LA CARTE
Price from Php 3,500 to Php4,500
(1H30m) – Php 4,500 A pure moment of relaxation. Bora Bora Deep Blue Massage combines Western, Asian and Polynesian massage techniques using gentle pressure on key massage points with warm marine massage stamps. The use of the exclusive and sensual Bora Bora deep sea water elixir massage oil and Divine Cream – luxurious skin care products of exotic fragrance, rich mineral content and moisturizing properties – makes this skin care treatment a wonderfully pampering experience.
Original Beauty Facial:
(1H30m) – Php 4,500 This intensive treatment is designed to combat loss of elasticity and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. After a deep cleansing of the skin and a peel to encourage cell renewal, a fatigue removal facial massage caps off the session. A collagen mask is used, combined with kneading, acupuncture movements. Skin is radiant and bright, and signs of ageing are visibly reduced.
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 Experience the purity of Hilot, the ancient Filipino art of healing, with this total mind and body experience. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of essential oils and soothing heat of aromatic leaves.
Price from Php 1,500 to Php 2,000
Instant Glow Facial:
(30m) – Php 2,000 An express facial on the go to refresh and brighten the skin; green tea decongests the skin, and a relaxing massage is done on the upper body.
(30m) – Php 1,500 This massage is ideal for today’s hectic lifestyle, focused only on the head and the shoulders to relieve stress and tension, allowing the whole body to relax.
Aroma Tea Bath Ritual:
(30m) – Php 1,500
Immerse yourself in warm, crystal clear water sprinkled with petals and tea flowers. Tensions melt away while the scalp is gently massaged.
60 to 90 minutes
Price from Php 2,700 to Php 3,500
(1H30m) – Php 3,800 Tackle signs of ageing and wrinkles with this lifting and firming treatment. Therapeutic movements encourage circulation for visibly younger, vibrant looking skin. Each treatment is performed with using traditional tools such as Ridokis and Nuat-Na to firm the skin.
Purity Radiance Facial:
(1H) – Php 3,000 Intense purification is combined with lymphatic drainage to leave skin oxygenated and purified. The skin is deeply cleansed, exfoliated and steamed to prepare for a detoxifying mask enriched with Complexe des 4 Thes and lupin flower extract.
(1H) – Php 3,000 This delicate treatment is the perfect antidote for tired and dull skin. A Ridokis massage tool is combined with the best French techniques and Shiatsu movements. The ultimate in deep relaxation.
(1H) – Php 2,700 This marine body scrub gently removes dead cells. Rich in minerals and three kinds of seaweed (Laminiria, Spirulina, and Lithothanium), this scrub washes away impurities, leaving skin soft, clean and glowing with health.
Silhouette Firming Wrap:
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 This treatment stimulates collagen synthesis, and as a result, noticeably restores the skin’s elasticity and firmness. A massage with silhouette shaper cups encourages collagen production and breaks down fatty deposits and cellulite, as well as drains excess fluid.
Silhouette Contouring Wrap:
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 This contouring wrap firmly envelopes the body, stimulating fat and cellulite reduction for a slimmer and smoother silhouette. A massage with silhouette shaper cups breaks down fatty deposits and cellulite, as well as drains excess fluid.
Silhouette Toning Wrap:
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 This treatment reduces water retention, heavy legs syndrome and improves circulation. Capillary walls are strengthened, toxins are eliminated and microcirculation is regulated. A silhouette massage with silhouette shaper cups encourages collagen production and breaks down fatty deposits and cellulite, and drains excess fluid.
60 to 90 minutes
Price from Php 2,000 to Php 3,500
After Shopping Massage:
(1H) – Php 2,000 Relish an invigorating Ginger Scrub followed by sole reflexology using revitalizing aromatic oils of acupressure points of the feet to stimulate energy and restore body balance.
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 Restore physical, emotional and spiritual balance with this full body treatment, using smooth volcanic stones to dissolve muscle tension.
(1H) – Php 3,000 Transport yourself to the fragrant gardens of Marrakech with this ultimate mood enhancer. It begins with a mint and green tea exfoliation, followed by a light and gentle massage using wide, sweeping hand movements.
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 A massage combining relaxation and slimming results. A lymphatic massage of the legs, combined with rolling movements and suction pads, detoxify and tone the skin. This treatment reduces the appearance of cellulite, as well as fluid retention in the stomach and legs. For visible results, a series of treatments is required.
(1H) – Php 2,500 A traditional Sino-Oriental method, this massage combines the firm, restorative strokes of acupuncture with “Passive Stretching. Siam swabs enliven the skin leaving it silky soft with a beautiful, vibrant glow.
OUR LOCAL FAVORITES
60 to 120 minutes
Price from Php 2,000 to Php3,500
(1H) – Php 3,000 Relieve muscle tension and energize the body with this invigorating combination of Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai and reflexology massages.
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 Experience the purity of Hilot, the ancient Filipino art of healing with this total mind and body experience. Enjoy the soothing sensation of virgin coconut oil, essential oils and the heat of aromatic banana leaves.
(1H) – Php 2,500 Wake up to deliciously smooth skin with this organic treat that combines the benefits of natural skin-lightening calamansi, papaya body scrub and a mineral-rich volcano clay body wrap.
Mango Delight Scrub:
(1H) – Php 2,500 Delight in a pampering body scrub that moisturizes and gently exfoliates skin using one of the Philippines’ most popular tropical fruits. The treatment restores moisture, smoothness and suppleness of the skin.
Coconut Milk Body Glow scrub:
(1H30m) – Php 3,500 A rejuvenating body scrub comprised of a sea salt body scrub and a Philippine coconut milk treatment. It greatly improves the appearance of skin, leaving it renewed, glowing and deeply moisturized.
Aloe Vera after – Sun Treatment:
(1H) – Php 2,000 This treatment soothes, repairs and rejuvenates the skin after exposure from the sun’s harmful rays. It also smoothens and tones your epiderm.
30 to 90 minutes
Price starts Php 900 to Php2,000
Hand/Foot Moisturizing Reflex:
(30m) – Php 1,000 This treatment begins with an extensive exfoliation, followed by a reflexive foot massage using moisturizing body milk. Chlorella seaweed has a regenerating effect while daisy extract has lightening properties to reduce age spots and pigmentation, restoring skin radiance.
Smooth as Silk:
(30-1h30m) – Php 900 – Php 2,000 Enjoy skin so smooth and flawless with this treatment that combines waxing on the skin zone of your choice and soothing creams.
(1H) – Php 2,000 A combination of foot and hand reflexology, as well as scalp and shoulder massages designed to calm and balance mind and body.
MALE ON THE GO
Price starts Php 2,500 to Php2,800
Gentlemen’s Regenerative Massage:
(1H) – Php 2,500 A deep tissue massage designed to relieve severe muscle tension. A potent treatment, it combines deep muscular massage techniques and Thai stretching. Focus is directed at the back and legs to release tension, effectively soothing and relaxing the body.
(1H) – Php 2,800 Purification is achieved by lymphatic drainage to thoroughly detoxify and oxygenate. The skin is deeply cleansed, exfoliated and steamed to prepare for a detoxifying mask enriched with Complexe des 4 Thes and lupin flower extract.
60 to 180 minutes
Price starts Php 1,200 to Php 6,000
(1H) – Php 3,200 Specially developed for expectant mothers, this treatment is simultaneously gentle, comforting and toning. It improves blood circulation, relaxes muscles, and soothes the legs back of the mom-to-be.
(1H) – Php 1,200 Gentle pressure is applied to the scalp, legs and feet in this relaxing essential oil massage, performed on the back and the arms. This treatment improves the child’s quality of sleep, relaxes the nervous system and strengthens immunity.
Mommy & Me:
(3H) – Php 6,000 Mom or dad can enjoy a delightful Mango body scrub while child gets a Choco body wrap. The treatments are followed by a fun bath and a relaxing massage.
Price starts Php 3,000 to Php 6,000
Php 4,000 An international buffet lunch and a 60-minute Filipino Pride Massage. This treatment package is available from Monday to Friday.
A romantic dinner:
Php 4,500 An international buffet dinner and a 60-minute Marrakech Sweetness Massage Available Sundays to Thursdays, except public holidays.
(3H) – Php 5,000 60-minute Slimming Massage, 30-minute Green Tea Wrap,30-minute Ultralipo and Resolift at The Zen Institute
Energizing Sports Ritual:
(2H) – P3,500
Steam Bath, 60-minute Filipino Pride Massage and 90-minutes Yoga session or use of So Fit fitness centre
(2H) – Php 5,500 90-minute Purity Facial, 30-minute Coconut Milk Body Glow Scrub and a 60-minute Marrakech Sweetness.
Tip to Toe Pampering:
(3H30m) – Php 6000 A Steam Bath, 60-minute Hydrating Facial, 60-minute Hotstone Rolling, 90-minute Manicure and Pedicure and a blow dry at Philippe Tordjman Le Salon
Price starts Php 3,200 to Php 12,800
“Duo” Couple’s Romantic Ritual:
(3H) – Php 6,000
Indulge in a 3-hour use of a romantic couple’s suite with a choice of a 90-minute Marrakech Sweetness or Filipino Pride massage for two; includes a bottle sparkling wine, decadent pralines and a sensuous bath ritual
Php 12,800 A 3-hour World’s best or Local favorite Massage for couples and overnight accommodation at Sofitel with breakfast for two
Before the Special day:
(3H) – Php 6,000 A 60-minute Purity Radiance Facial, a 60-minute Coconut Milk Body Glow Scrub, and a 1-hour Filipino Pride Massage.
(1H30m) – Php 3,200 A 60-minute Purity Radiance Facial, a 60-minute Coconut Milk Body Glow Scrub, and a 1-hour Filipino Pride Massage.
(1H30m) – Php 3,200 A 60-minute Purity Radiance Facial, a 60-minute Coconut Milk Body Glow Scrub, and a 1-hour Filipino Pride Massage.
(2H) – Php 4,200 A 1-hour Filipino Pride Massage, a 30-minute Mango Delight Body Scrub, and a 30-minute Hydrating Facial.
(1H30m) – Php 3,200
A 30-minute Mango Delight Body Scrub, a 30-minute Regenerative Back Massage, and a 30-minute Instant Glow Facial
Le Spa Treatment Suites
Euphorie: A mixture of elegant interiors and modern natural elements, Euphorie is one of Le Spa’s exclusive treatment suites perfect for a couple’s intimate relaxation. The room features its own shower room and an elegant ceiling decorated with gleaming Capiz shells, dark wood and native accents that perfectly matches its spectacular backdrop of the Sofitel’s iconic lagoon shaped pool.
Tranquillité: The blend of the artistic Filipino design and the elegance of its French touch combine to make Tranquillité an instant getaway to to relax and unwind. The room is designed for an intimate couple spa experience. Tranquillité features its own shower room and is designed with gleaming Capiz shells, dark wood and native accents. This suite provides a stunning view of the turquoise blue iconic lagoon shaped pool and the breathtaking Manila Bay sunset.
Délice: Derived its name from a French word meaning to delight, Délice exemplifies Sofitel’s cultural link of French elegance and artistic Filipino design that continues to delight its guests. Specially designed for ultimate relaxation, Délice features an indoor shower room, an elegantly made ceiling decorated with fine capiz shells and dark wood. Adding to the tranquility of one’s spa experience are the oriental accents around the suite.
Allégresse: Be refreshed and revitalised as you begin your journey to total relaxation and well-being with Le Spa’s Allégresse. An intimate sanctuary that lets you experience an exceptional spa experience while pampering yourself with Le Spa’s signature treatments. This indulgent escape allows you to relax and unwind in an exclusive spa setting with your own private shower room matched with the suite’s elegant interiors, a blend of French details with a touch of natural Filipino accents.
Harmonie: Enjoy your treatments in the luxury and privacy of Le Spa’s exclusive Harmonie Suite. Experience serenity and escape the stress and strains of your demanding day-to-day life right before your very own private shower and oversize bathtub. Truly a calming way to bring peace and restore balance to one’s mind and body. Making this exceptional spa experience perfect is the elegant capiz shells gleaming around the ceiling that gives it an even more relaxing ambiance.
Jardin d’Eden: One’s journey to total relaxation and well-being begins at Le Spa’s Jardin d’Eden suite. Its state of the art equipment is perfect for an intimate couple’s spa experience bringing its guests to the world of supreme relaxation and indulgence. The suite features and elegantly made ceiling decorated by gleaming Capiz shells and widely opened windows, allowing the room to be bathed in natural light as you enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent Manila Bay sunset, a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy Le Spa’s signature treatments. It also features a luxurious sauna, a spacious bathtub and a sundeck overlooking the glistening Manila bay.
Béatitude: Experience deep relaxation at Le Spa’s Béatitude suite. With its intimate yet elegant design that features a blend of French touch and Filipino accents, one is bound to experience the best spa experience ever. The suite features its own private shower room matched with the gleaming Capiz shells, dark wood and native accents with the picturesque backdrop of the spectacular view of the turquoise blue Sofitel’s iconic lagoon shaped pool.
Oasis: Feel cleansed, rejuvenated and uplifted as you enjoy an intimate relaxation at Le Spa’s Oasis Suite. This indulgent escape allows you to relax and unwind in an exclusive spa setting creating a sense of tranquility. The suite features its own private shower room matched with the gleaming Capiz shells, dark wood and native accents with the picturesque backdrop of the spectacular view of the turquoise blue Sofitel’s iconic lagoon shaped pool.
Thank you again Sofitel! 🙂
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