It’s 5 p.m. As you lean back on your seat and stifle a yawn, you recall how hectic the day has been; you finished reports, attended a meeting, participated in a conference call. In between, you had to discuss matters at home via text messages. Yes, it’s been a long day.

How nice it would be to go for a massage right now? To have your back kneaded to release the tension, and to enjoy the quiet atmosphere would certainly be perfect. You don’t just need it, you certainly deserve it.

The good news is that relaxation can easily be had right within Bonifacio Global City. Here are some places that can give you the calm you need. There are a variety of options to treat different parts of the body, all of which promise to relax your body and rejuvenate your soul.

FEET
FOOT MASSAGE LOUNGE
2nd Floor, The Forum

Prone to option paralysis when faced with a multitude of services offered in a spa? Then head on over to Foot Massage Lounge (FML), which only offers two services, both of which promise to calm your soul. If you like to enjoy a 60-minute foot reflexology for only P600, choose the Deluxe Foot Massage. If you have time, then the FML Signature Massage might interest you: a 75-minute session that combines Shiatsu massage and foot reflexology for only P750.

BODY
THE SPA
Bonifacio High Street
856-5858, 856-6868

Try the classic massages which The Spa is known for: the Swedish massage, where flowing strokes and a special oil are combined to soothe sore muscles and relieve body tension; or the Shiatsu massage, which aims to relax and rejuvenate you using Japanese-style acupressure massage. Can’t decide? You can also request for a combination of the two. Deluxe service can be enjoyed for only P820, or if you’re in the mood to splurge, then opt for an Executive Room at P1,100 or a villa for P1,600.

FACE
DERMSTRATA SKIN CLINIC AND SPA
3rd Level, Market! Market!
758-2203

When done right – the pricking part, specifically – a facial can also be a relaxing experience. The Facial Cooler can be enjoyed for P500, and includes a facial, a mask, an eye treatment, and a back massage. That it’s done in a room adds to the calming effect, compared to other facial centers which only have common rooms for facials.

HAND
THE MANDARA SPA
McKinley Park Residences, Unit 308, 31st Street corner 3rd Ave.
869-9910, 0915-844-3303

Feel like treating your hands? Your P550 will go a long way at The Mandara Spa with the 7-Step Hand Spa. It includes a premium scrub to get rid of dead skin; a nourishing wrap; a hand massage; and finally, a manicure plus an application of an imported nail polish. It’s a real treat that lasts for 60 minutes.