Sunday, November 5, 2017

Salog Spa in Iloilo City


Spa Review

I  went to Iloilo City for a vacation.  I highly recommend the place.  It is clean and there are so much things to see and eat.  

So I decided to look for a spa (unsa pa man ako buhaton).  I was walking around near my hotel and found Salog Spa.  I went in and asked about their massage.  The regular massage was around 250 Pesos which was the cheapest in rate in the city.

As usual I asked for a male therapist.  When I got in the waiting area, a ladyboy (transgender) assisted me.  I did not mind at first.  While I was waiting inside the cubicle I was surprised she got in.  Ohhh okay, so she will be my therapist.

I did not want to be rude or anything so I allowed her to give me a massage.  Unfortunately the massage was not good.  She was like afraid to touch me.  I could feel more her palm than her entire hands.  I guess she was still new to the job.  It really shows.


Conclusion

I have nothing against ladyboys or transgenders but I asked for a male therapist.  Ladyboys no longer associate themselves as male.  Dili naman na sila lalake.  I told the receptionist, I asked for a male therapist not a ladyboy.  If I wanted female I could have asked for a biological female in the first place.  It pissed me off a bit.

It was the strangest spa experience I ever had.  I appreciate the spa for hiring ladyboys, giving them the opportunity to work.  However they should have given me a notice before hand.  Para dili sad ta makurat.  Kay gapadulong na kana sa ilad.  If you want ladyboys, this is the spa for you.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Lymphatic Massage, is it worth it?

First of all what is really lymphatic massage?  Lymphatic massage tries to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body (fluid accumulation), and so help it return to a healthy condition.  This is used to treat lymphedema.  (http://www.whatisholistic.com/definitions/manual_lymph_drainage)

Lymphatic massage is entirely different from sensual massage.  It is unfortunate that people started to use the term and associate it with another thing.

Is lymphatic massage worth it?  Lymphatic massage in CDO usually cost around 350 Pesos.  The massage is concentrated around your behind and groin area.  This usually ends up with extra service.

Now if your intention is extra service and not the lymphatic massage, then why spend 350 Pesos when you can just get a regular massage at 200 Pesos and still get extra service?  You save 150 Pesos in the process.

According to one therapist, lymphatic massage is just a scam being peddled by spas to get more money out of you.

So the next time you go to a spa and the receptionist offers you lymphatic massage, just refuse.  ES ra gihapon ang ending.  Wala pa gyud ka na masahe ug tarong.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

CDO Massage Facebook Group

Thank you for supporting CDO Massage Facebook Group.  There are now 55 members and growing.  Wala pa kaayo ga discuss ug topics about massage.  Uwaw pa siguro gamay hehehehe

Guys and gals, if you want to be a member of the CDO Massage Facebook Group please answer the questions provided.  Tubag ka gyud sa questions kay kung dili, no approval of membership.  

I want to monitor therapists and spas who wants to join the group.  I need to put necessary controls kay kung dili magkagubot.  This is our group not theirs.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cdomassage

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Launch of CDO Massage Facebook Group

I just recently launched a Facebook Group for CDO Massage.  http://www.facebook.com/groups/cdomassage

This will allow more interaction among users and fans of this blog.  I might allow therapists to advertise in the group as long as they have real photos and information.

CDO Massage Facebook Group is a closed group.  You need approval before you can enter the group.  There are questions before you join the group.  Just answer them and your membership will be approved.

Also some messages will be moderated, so please wait for your message to appear.

Thank you!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Regaa Thai - Divisoria Branch



Spa
Regaa Thai Ancient Massage Spa

Location
Henry Tan Building, Tirso Neri Street

Landmark
In front of Police Station No. 1 (Divisoria) and adjacent to DHL

Google Map



Parking
Street Parking.  Parking is problematic in the area.

Contact Number
0975-1905709 (TM) ; 0921-0469468 (Smart)

Spa Operation
11:00am to 12:00mn

Services
Swedish, Thai, Aroma

My Spa Review
The spa is quite new.  It looks good and has a peppermint smell.  The spa rate is a bit expensive compared to spas located in Divisoria.

They offer a loyalty card in which after 10 massage sessions you get a free 1 hour massage.

The therapist assigned to me was M.  He is moreno, looks young (probably because he is slim and small), around 5'4 inches tall.  Not my type.  After the customary foot wash I was lead to the 2nd floor and in the cubicle.

The bed foam was on the floor.  It was firm and thick enough.  It has a small pillow, two or three towels, a shorts and even a shirt.  I was impressed.  The curtain partitions were thick enough but does not go totally down to the floor.  There was also a clock in the room.

The therapist started on my leg.  Within a few seconds I knew this would be a relatively good massage and I was not disappointed.  He gave me a hard massage which was a bit painful but satisfying after a few seconds.

The massage I felt was a bit short or lacking.  When I was already lying down face up, the therapist did not massage my legs again.  It was okay but I thought it should have been done.

After the massage, I was asked if I wanted water or tea.  Wow...I have not heard that for the longest time.  It was a satisfying massage even without ES.  No hot towel was given.  I guess because every end of the massage stroke, the therapist would wipe the oil off with a dry towel.

CONCLUSION
This is the spa set up that I used to know.  They ask for your name and sign up on the customer sheet.  The place looks and smells nice, they offer water or tea after the massage, the bed, towels and sheets are good.  I have nothing to complain.  In fact I wish all spas in CDO are like this.

With or without ES, this spa is worth the visit.  Even though it is expensive (by Divisoria standards) but I guess you get your moneys worth based on the facilities and service.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Websites offering massage services

I have mentioned this before, I do not recommend websites that offer massage services because if you have complaints where do you go to file a complaint?  Do they have a physical office?  Kanang opisina nga naay tao ug receptionist?  

I am pretty sure these massage websites do not even have a business permit or worst of all pay taxes.  That is why I promote spas in CDO because they are legitimate.  They have business permits and pay taxes to government.  Kung mangayo kag resibo, naa silay ika hatag.


Lets talk about therapists.  How sure are you that therapists from these massage websites undergo physical checkup every week at the City Health Office?  Do they even have SSS or Philhealth as required by law?  Wait...they do not have business permits therefore they do not go to the weekly hygiene check at the City Health Office and offer government benefits.  Whereas in spas, the therapists gets weekly checkups and benefits (though I heard some spas are not giving SSS and even Philhealth which is illegal).

And the photographs.  If you are a website offering massage services, you should at least have photographs of your therapist.  If you do not have photographs of your therapist in your website then you are hiding something.  At least in spas you can do special requests and get the therapist that you want.  Uban naka aquarium style pa.


In conclusion, if you are still reading this ug wala ka nag nosebleed, I will remain vocal about the spa industry in CDO and against massage websites.  No threat can silence me.


Thank you!