Some consider traveling is an opportunity to immerse in other places through a cultural and local travel experience. While some consider it as a way to escape the demands of work and an opportunity to relax and unwind.

If you’re part of the latter, the best way to treat yourself and get some great and beneficial spa treatments during your getaway. Believe it when your heart says that you deserve it. 

There are many health benefits from getting a good ol’ massage treatment. A study published by ScienceDaily showed that regular massages reduce inflammation and increase cell growth in skeletal muscles. Another research said that massages help reduce stress and improve the cardiovascular health and immune system of a person. 

Getting these benefits while on vacation will surely be a treat. Lucky for you, Boracay Island has many spa treatments from which you can choose and enjoy! 

1. Terra Wellness Spa’s “Terra’s Touch” Massage 

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One of the many reasons why people choose to go on a day spa is to enjoy a nice day of relaxation and stress release. Stay cool on the beach as Terra’s touch is a deep massage that targets your key pressure points to relieve the tension and help improve your blood circulation. This method uses blended therapeutic oil made especially for this massage. 

Price: Php 1,700 for 60 minutes / Php 2,400 for 90 minutes 

2. Tirta Spa’s “Hot Puka Shell” Massage 

Seashells aren’t just for collection and Instagram purposes. It is also used in a one-of-a-kind massage experience in Boracay.

Tirta Spa in Boracay offers a hot seashell therapeutic massage that helps “revitalize and rebalance the body, mind, and soul.” The hot puka shell massage looks to remove the toxins from the cells, relax sore stiff muscles in common pressure areas like the shoulder, neck, and back, and reduce the stress and anxiety levels of the person. This massage is also said to improve blood circulation in the body. 

Price: Php 4,000 for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

3. Bella Isa’s Diamond Peel With Skin Treatment and Massage  

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If you find yourself frowning 24/7, your facial muscles may be stuck in work or tired mode. 

Don’t fret, there are spa treatments for the face that can help you with that. Bella Isa Spa in Boracay, considered as one of the top spas in the island, offers a diamond peel dermabrasion session that exfoliates your skin. This spa treatment also offers a full skincare treatment session fit for different types of skin so you need not worry about post-facial skin damage. 

After the diamond peel and skin treatment, they will also give you a massage that will help make your skin firmer, and re-energizes your face and helps stimulate good circulation. 

Price: Php 3,250 for 75 minutes. 

4. Mandala Spa’s “Shodhana Karma”

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Dubbed as “Boracay’s best-kept secret,” Mandala’s Spa Resort and Villa offers a great experience perfect for the overworked and burnt out professionals. The Shodna Karma is a three-part spa treatment that aims to remove environmental toxins from your body. 

The first part is a combination of traditional footbath and their signature massage that aims to remove the toxins and emotional exhaustion from the body.

Next is the swedana or sauna ritual that further removes the toxins through perspiration. The swedana also helps improve the immune system and glandular functions of the body. 

The last part of this treatment is what they call the Ubvartan springtime body scrub, an exfoliation process that uses an oil blend that balances the person’s emotions and restores his or her physical and mental equilibrium. 

Price: Php 9,030 for 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

5. Footzee’s Spa of Boracay’s Signature Foot Massage  

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A nice foot massage after hours of swimming, beach activities, and walking along White Beach is a good way to end the day.

Equipped with their licensed massage therapists, Footzee’s takes pride in their foot massages that made them become one of the best spa services on the island since 2005. Despite being one of the most popular activities to destress in Boracay, their services are still budget-friendly! 

Price; Php 450 for 30 minutes / Php 600 for 60 minutes .

6. The Spa Wellness’s “Traditional Hilot” 

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What better way to experience a Filipino style massage than to have it here in the Philippines. The Spa Wellness offers a traditional hilot where they use heated banana leaves on your back to determine the obstruction of your energy flow and then massages these pressure points with virgin coconut oil in order to release the deep stress and restore your health and well being 

Price: Php 4,000 for 75 minutes.

7. Kai Spa’s Healing Stones Therapy 

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Sticks and stones won’t break your bones especially with this spa treatment.

Kai Spa offers Healing Stones Therapy massage using a combination of hot and cold stones that are pressed against your body. Hot stones soothe your aching muscles and leave you in a relaxed state while the cold stones allow you to meditate, improve your circulation, and relieve stress and congestion. 

Price: Php 4,500 for 90 minutes.

8. Alta Vista de Boracay’s Spa Services  

If you’re not the type of person that would leave the hotel for a nice spa treatment, there’s a solution to your not-so-dilemma!

If you book a room at Alta Vista de Boracay, they offer relaxing spa services without leaving the comfortable and peaceful scenery of your hotel. Allow their therapists to crack those pressure points and release the tension that has been there for who knows how long.

Moreover, they have their own jacuzzi. Enjoying a dip in the jacuzzi tub can help ease your muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, and minimize pain from your arthritis. 

A good spa treatment and session will not only help you relax and release all those muscle tensions and cold spots in your body but also help bring peace of mind and relaxation that your mental health has longed for. So when you for your next vacation, include these spa treatments on your Boracay itinerary!