Part 2 of Sarah’s birthday gifts to me (see part 1 for introduction) features a relaxing Ventosa (or is it Bentosa?) therapy at ChicNails Spa in Tandang Sora, Q.C.
We did this on a weekday night and Sarah was from work. It was also raining at that time, and we both had a long tiring day. The spa was easy to locate though, parking was easy since it was late already. Inside, I was surprised how clean and homey it looked. The white furnishings accented the glass dividers and accents. I didn’t bring a reliable camera, so excuse me for my celphone cam’s shots.
We shared a couple’s room, undressed and waited for our therapists. With a soothing background music, the session began. The full body massage was very relaxing, Sarah said I was snoring in just a couple of minutes. After that, the cupping (Ventosa) ensued. I was expecting it to be painful, but there was no pain, just a deep sucking sensation on my back. All the tension (the so-called “lamig” (why is called “lamig” anyway?) ) was amazingly gone after the cupping.
We were given 10 minutes to snooze after the session, and outside, an ice cold tea was served. Amazing service, amazing place. Highly recommended.
My bed with the used towels and robe. Sarah’s bed can be seen beside mine.