Sofitel Manila Le Spa

Getting pampered at a high end spa in Manila

A spacious massage area that, with the blinds opened, provides a view of the garden

A spacious massage area that, with the blinds opened, provides a view of the garden

We visited Le Spa in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for some pampering one afternoon. As we have booked an appointment two days before, we were led to the changing room, sauna and jacuzzi before the massage treatment commenced.

Le Spa is not solely just a spa. So Fit, the luxury hotel’s fitness area is at the second floor. Dressed in bath robes, we were given a glass of tea and asked to chose from a music menu (we chose nature sounds) while we awaited the room and therapists to be ready.

Le Spa is Sofitel Manila’s signature high end spa located at the basement and accessed at the parking lot, via the hotel garden and another path near Spiral. It’s a well designed, modern spa that is conducive for wellness and pampering. It has an extensive menu of services and treatments for men, women and couples with both local (hilot), standard and signature massage packages being offered.

The spa’s second floor lounging area was dimly lit as the sounds of nature filled the space. In a few minutes, we were led to our massage treatment room for two. Light toned down and the same soothing nature music was playing. Our massage therapists were then preparing the aromatic oils and towels and after a few more minutes, I was lying prone and feeling the first glides of the therapist’s hands.

I didn’t expect the petite ladies to be that experienced with their hands, nimble but delivers the pressure I want. They do take feedback well and adjust to your instructions as well as feeling you well pampered. After more than an hour, I was feeling refreshed and renewed with the back pains and knotted muscles addressed.

It’s just so good to rest and doze off after having a very good massage.

Le Spa lobby and waiting area

Le Spa lobby and waiting area

Waiting area of Le Spa

Waiting area of Le Spa

A shell crafted decor in the form of a lotus in the spa's zenlike fountain

A shell crafted decor in the form of a lotus in the spa’s zenlike fountain

Lounging area of Le Spa

Lounging area of Le Spa

Originally a dimly lit walkway that leads to the different treatment and massage rooms

Originally a dimly lit walkway that leads to the different treatment and massage rooms

So Fit space at the second floor

So Fit space at the second floor

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

2 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    September 11, 2014 @ 14:53

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  2. Estan, Ang Langyaw (@LangyawMedia)
    September 11, 2014 @ 18:55

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