As a daily commuter, I've always found myself tired after a long day. My work may not involve strenuous activities and grueling manual labor, but there's nothing wrong with unwinding and having my weary body pampered once in a while. So a few weeks ago, after eating out with my friends at Octoboy, off we went to Nuat Thai Tomas Morato.
Although there has been a lot of Nuat Thai branches sprouting in the Metro, I'm glad that my first Nuat Thai experience was in Tomas Morato. Located at corner Scout Limbaga Street, the spa sits two floors in the same building as Congo Grille. And since we've scheduled our visit on a Saturday, the ground floor area which has a traditional Thai-inspired interior was already fully occupied when we walked in. I didn't mind it though as the second floor was more of my liking, cozy and elegant with modern Thai décor.
Being The Purple Doll, you can already infer my love for the color purple. And as we walked in to Nuat Thai Tomas Morato's second floor, I can't help but silently squeal in delight as its space is drenched in hues of purple, white and silver. I also grew fond of the crystal Thai Buddha piece, as well as the sophisticated yet trendy wired chandelier in the lobby cum waiting area. And since we're very curious souls, we checked out the space before deciding what services to try. Of course, quietly as not to disturb other guests.
The walkways at Nuat Thai Tomas Morato are filled with stones and pebbles with big white tiles. And with subtle and ambient lighting, as well as modern Zen-inspired design, I truly felt the calmness and serenity even with just walking in the hallways.
Although this may seem quite trivial, I actually liked the Thai patterns printed on some of their beds.
Another thing that probably separates Nuat Thai Tomas Morato from other branches is the availability of salon and lazy boy chairs for their hand, foot and nail services.
After a quick tour of the massage and spa area, we returned to the lobby to decide what services to try. Although I have never tried any Nuat Thai branches in the past, I've heard that they offer one of the most inexpensive massage rates in the Metro. And yes, it's true.
We were told that Nuat Thai only offers massages. However, to deviate from the usual, Nuat Thai Tomas Morato has decided to provide more -- hand, foot and body rituals, as well as facials, paraffin, whitening treatments and manicure and pedicure. You'd think that with all these massage and spa services, it would make choosing easier. But apparently, it makes it even harder. Fortunately, Nuat Thai Tomas Morato has recently offered the Make Your Own Spa Experience promo packages.
I'm not much of a spa bum, but with packages like these, how can I say no? For a choice of P700 or P1,150, we can already experience three of Nuat Thai Tomas Morato's services! And although I honestly wanted to avail of the P1,150 package, I just settled for the other one since I was still suffering from menstrual cramps that day.
To help us decide what specific services we'd like to incorporate in our package choices, we were also given the chance to smell their scrubs: Asian Espresso, Ultra Hydrating Coco Milk, Royal Contour, Pomegranate, Youthful Lavender, Peanut Butter, Thai Lemongrass, Peppermint & Spearmint, Whitening Green Tea and Organic Thai Ginger.
My Nuat Thai Make Your Own Spa Experience
Both my friends Stacy and Berylle availed of the P1,150 package. On the other hand, I got the following services for P700 with P80 savings:
- Pomegrate Dead Sea Salt Foot Ritual (P300)
- 1 Hour Thai Foot Massage (P250)
- Kleancolor Manicure and Pedicure (P230)
My ever-friendly and courteous attendant Ate Len, first had my feet soaked in soapy water. I was then brought to the Hand and Foot Therapy room for another feet-soaking session while I enjoy reading through various fashion and beauty magazines.
|Pomegrate Dead Sea Salt Foot Ritual Kit|
After a few minutes of soaking my walkers, the fun and pampering session for my tired feet finally started. (Please forgive my stubby feet for ruining this post, but I thought I should post photos to make my narration more interesting.)
Ate Len added on the pomegranate dead sea salt scrub and massaged it onto my feet, ankles and even a portion of my lower legs. After which, she applied a cooling marine dead sea mud masque and wrapped my legs and feet with plastic, before wrapping them again with hot damp towels. It's said that this is best in removing tough callouses.
After my feet were wrapped for about 20 minutes, I found my walkers soaked for yet another round. This time however, Ate Len applied a pomegranate spray on my feet leaving them fresh-smelling. When my foot ritual was over, I found my feet soft and clean with skin like a baby's. Truly, my callouses despite not being so tough, were now gone.
Then, we were already at my most anticipated part, the Thai foot massage. Ate Len was good in giving my feet relief from all the stresses and abuse I did with them. However, the side portions needed a harder and heavier push, so my attendant got a male therapist to step in upon my approval. It was the most relaxing hour I've had at Nuat Thai. My feet thoroughly enjoyed the massage, while Ate Len already started with my manicure.
I chose Kleancolor in Fashionista for my hands' nail polish, and it's just a really lovely olive shade of green. Actually, I thought the color would be more of an apple green hue, but I'm still very happy of how it turned out. Even after over 2 weeks since application, it's still very much intact and only had minor chip offs due to my inevitable clumsiness. My pedicure was also done very nicely, though I only asked for clear nail polish to be applied.
After having my own spa experience at Nuat Thai, I can say with conviction that I'll be returning for another pampering session. Ambiance is very cozy with a relaxing instrumental music in the background. The foot ritual, massage, manicure and pedicure services had my nod for approval. The therapists and attendants were all very friendly, easy to talk to, and definitely well-trained. And of course, all these good things also don't come with a hefty price tag. So definitely, a big yes for Nuat Thai Tomas Morato.
Nuat Thai, Tomas Morato
277 Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Scout Limbaga St.,
Quezon City, Metro Manila