Home service massage?!!
That was new to me. But I decided to give it a try.
Ahhh. It was good. The best place to have a massage is in your own hotel room. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous having a complete stranger in my room! But she was very professional and I felt comfortable. It's really worth it too - S$15 for 1.5 hours including the tip!
My other two colleagues thought that the massage was just okay for them. I guess it also really depends on the masseuse and the style of the massage that you prefer. For me, give me a sports massage anytime! I don't fancy the soft spa massages - I like deep knuckling and rubbing of my sore muscles!
So if you are ever in Manila, ask your hotel for the number of the home service massage. Note, is it not the spa massages available at the hotel itself! Huge difference in pricing!
What to expect?
Length of massage - up to you! I think it's a minimum of 1hour I believe. You can opt for with oil or 'dry massage'.
Rates - Starts from 350 php or or about S$11.60
Tip - You can give a small tip
Process - Just wait in your room at the time you requested for. The hotel will give you a call to double check if you had requested for the home massage. Then they will send the masseuse up to your room. Person should be dressed in a uniform.
What you need to prepare - Have a big bath towel ready and that will be used to cover your body. Like all other massages, you are just required to wear your undergarments. Pillow placed at the foot of the bed - I recommend that you keep the duvet on because some of the masseuse will use their feet and body weight to massage the legs and back. It'll be good to have the TV on - turn it to some entertaining channel like 'Insider' or 'America's Next Top Model', so that both you and the masseuse can watch it! Makes the mood less tense!