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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wensha, a Place of Pampering Yourself

Summer unleashes the heat-penetrating waves! Sauna? Steam bath? Anyone?

Well; surprisingly, 6 hands rose and got excited of having again their sauna and steam baths done in Wensha; including mine :) The 6 hands belong to THE BESTIES not to bother thinking of the heat of the day and just remembering the first wonderful experience we had in Wensha.

We marked our calendar for a fun-filled and relaxing escapade to Wensha. We agreed to have it on April 14, 2012. Same Wensha branch we went then; in Timog.

Wensha Timog Map
If you came from Manila; the easiest way to go there is through Quezon Avenue. Either you take a cab or take a jeep going to SM Fairview and off to Timog. Walk a few steps to find Wensha Spa. Now; there is another Wensha branch in Pasay near World Trade Center. Both branches operate 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Wensha Branches Address and Contact Information:
Timog Branch
Address: 1st and 2nd Level Pasda Mansion Bldg.
#4 Timog Ave. Cor Panay Ave, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: 375-13-98 or  372-58-22

Pasay Branch
Address: Boom na Boom Grounds, CCP Complex Roxas Blvd
Cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Pasay City
Contact numbers: 833-98-78 ; 832-05-15 or 832-58-77

Re-living our First Experience:

We arrived in Wensha way past 3PM. Just outside Wensha, the sun's heat excruciatingly pierced in our skin. Two of my friends were patiently waiting for me at the Lobby Area as we parked just in-front of the establishment. Side note; the parking was small in Wensha Timog Branch. Good thing my driver was there to wait for an empty parking space. We headed towards the reception and chose the 1-hr body massage package that cost us PHP 780.00 each. That's cheap; knowing that we can enjoy all their services including the buffet; the use of the wet and dry saunas; the use of the Hot and cold Jacuzzi and of course their timed hot and cold showers.

After paying, we were provided with a bracelet locker key and we surrendered our shoes in exchange of their in-house slippers. We headed up the stairs as we were all starving! Blame it on the late-comers; like me :)

Indulge on a a sumptuous buffet: The best time to go to Wensha is during lunch when you can really enjoy the "eat-all-you-can" dishes. They offer shabu-shabu; prepared dishes as well as drinks and even cakes. We ate almost everything that Wensha had on their wares. Note: Do not get servings that you cannot consume or you will pay extra for the left-over food.

Wensha Timog offers two dining rooms; non smoking and smoking. We opted to settle in a smoking room and prepare our shabu-shabu. The waiters were attentive to our needs; offering us what we cannot see on the buffet table but can be ordered without extra charge. The best part of dining came when we started our "chit-chats". Laughter broke out of the place and we shushed ourselves as the place was full of people trying to relax. But, the laughter was never stopped :) The food tastes good; but, the soup they use for shabu-shabu needs some improvement on taste (or maybe we just forgot to use the condiments? I wonder.. hmmmm).

The BESTIES having their buffet lunch in Wensha
Enjoying MY FOOD! :)

Submerge, Soak and Get Wet: The tummies were full; it's time to start the pampering. We entered a dimly-lit room enhancing the cozy ambiance of the place. The rooms for female and male are of course separated. Upon entrance; we were given our towels, and bath robes. We have to get naked to enjoy the hot and cold jacuzzi. All our things were securely locked up in our individual lockers.

We headed towards the shower rooms with translucent doors. The water runs cold and after a few minutes it turned hot and the cycle continues. Good thing was that the dining area had a cool air conditioning to soothe our skins before we had the hot showers :)

The Jacuzzi was enticing! Okay, we cannot just simply submerge into the hot water. It requires timing! little by little we submerged our body parts. It's like following the nursery song; my toes, my knees; my shoulder; my head :) If it's hot then it means it! I couldn't stand the heat; so, after 30 minutes I head up on the cold Jacuzzi. There, I enjoyed so much! haha :)

I saw Jojo and Tengay in the sauna. I wished to try getting inside; but, cowardly i backed-out. I knew how it felt the first time we went there and maybe I'm one of those who cannot stand the heat that long. Well; yeah, cold water and ice were provided. I might as well stay in the water dispenser then? hehe..

If you were to have your body scrubbed; you will be required to take the steam bath. It loosens the dry skin. I tried that too then; but this time; I passed the body scrub. Risa did! I love the body scrub then; but, i fear the steam bath (hehehehe). I can assure you that maybe I am just one of the few who would rather stay in Alaska than in Middle East :)

The Ultimate Pampering: So, why did i still go to Wensha?? It's the massage that lure me to come back and wanted it bad!

We headed on the private rooms where massage is rendered. Surprisingly; we were appointed to a room where 6 people could fit in; unlike before when we stayed in a room with 2 beds only. Still, the ambiance is so relaxing that invited us to readily fall asleep. The masseuse entered and gave us the best massage that only Wensha can provide. A combination of Shiatsu and Swedish Massages; I guess?

The 1-hour massage ended to be with an excess of 30 minutes more. 'twas the Best Massage I've ever had :) I would pay 700 or more for this service!

I wished to show you the rooms; but "NO PICTURE TAKING ALLOWED!" :)

You can sleep after the massage. You can enjoy the place for 6 hours; it's in the package. Before, it was 8 hours; but, they shortened it to 6.

Feast again?: Well yeah! the massage seemed to get all the calories we had on lunch. Eat again! Enjoy the buffet! Taste the cakes! Get some caffeine (not free ok, you have to pay PHP16 for a cup). And of course, long chit-chat with friends.

The beauty of relaxation relies on good pampering; best services and enjoying them with real good friends.

Over-all, our Wensha experience was all worth every penny. We will do this again; hopefully, not on Summer :)

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