20 Jun Top Spas and Salons in Cagayan de Oro – Where Relaxation, Stress Relief and Beauty Maintenance are All Within Reach
The word “Spa” is derived from the name of the town of Spa in Belgium when during the height of the Roman Empire the location was known to Roman legionnaires as “Aquae Spadanae” in Latin.
More than 10 years ago, a spa was a spa and a salon was a salon. The concept of joining the services of both had never occurred to anyone yet at that time. Spa and salons today are becoming more of a commonality and frequented by people searching for places to relieve the stress of a hectic work day while also gaining health and wellness.
The proliferation of these spa and salon places is a testament to the growing progressiveness of Cagayan de Oro as more and more people seek out the unique services offered by these health and wellness spa and salons. Here is a review of some of the best or well-known spas and salons that are now dotting the city.
This was the formerly Sanctuary Spa and Salon that has reopened in its bigger home at the 2nd floor of Grand Central at Pabayo-Hayes Streets in the downtown area.
The wide array of services offered range from whole body massage, hair rebonding/hot oil/cellophane treatment, manicure and pedicure, foot spa, hair spa, regular facial treatment, general haircut and grooming, hot stone massage, fitness studio with Pilates, Swedish massage, scalp and dandruff treatment, facial peels, Muay Thai, and even nail art.
The Sanctuary group and its customers have even been involved in several fun runs during important events in the city.
If you have doubts if ever they’re affordable, a whole body massage with free hot towels and tea is only P199.00.
Red Fern Spa
The Red Fern has two locations at the 2nd floor of Willkom Building, T. Chaves corner Velez Streets, and at Unit 1, President Building, Elipe Park, Carmen (in front of SSS).
Unlike other spa places that offer foreign-type services, Red Fern offers signature “Pinoy” services like Binisaya hilot, Marahay (Shiatsu massage), Hibok-Hibok (whole body massage), and Lugod sa Dalikdikan (body scrub). They have an ear candling treatment that removes earwax by using hollowed candles. Traditional foreign massages include Ventosa, the Ostrich Roll massage, the 6-in-1 massage, and Swedish massage.
They offer a specific employee day promo (Monday – teacher’s and student’s day, Tuesday – government employees, Wednesday – call center agents and bank employees, Thursday – private employees, Friday – medical professionals and representatives) and a lifetime VIP Card with tremendous discounts. They even offer home servicing and hotel service.
Thai Boran Massage
This spa specializes in traditional ancient Thai massage. They have three locations in the city: Abejuela corner Burgos Streets; Vamenta Boulevard in Carmen, and Pueblo de Oro, Upper Carmen. They offer body Thai massage, foot massage, and back massage.
They also offer Swedish massage but with a little Thai style included. Service can last from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. They also cater to home and hotel services so long as the location is near the specific branch. Thai Boran boasts of its share of regular walk-in clients and corporate accounts from PhilHealth, SSS, and the San Miguel Corporation.
Touch and Heal
Touch and Heal is one of the oldest and well-known spa places in the city among spa and salon regulars. Located at the corner of Quirino Street and Limketkai Drive in the Sto. Nino area, they offer the traditional Swedish massage, Shiatsu, body scrub, facial/body/foot massage, stone facials, total touch facials, Thai reflexology, foot spa, and thermo aroma massage. They have now added after-glow hair removal and head-neck-back massages. Many regulars swear that their ginger tea is really invigorating.
Sentara Nail and Body Spa
Located along the Limketkai Drive at the LUL Building, this quaint and cozy place is fast becoming popular for its hot stone massage and scented oils while undergoing hand and back massage with a finishing hot cup of tea. Their lineup for beauty maintenance services include the diamond peel, hair waxing, basic pedicure and manicure, and nail art. They also offer full body massage, foot spa, and Thai foot reflex.
David’s Salon has three locations in CDO: Velez corner T. Chavez Streets (beside Nature’s Pensionne); Ground floor, Robinson’s Supercenter, Limketkai Center; SM City Mall, Pueblo de Oro. These three locations is a testament to the growing popularity of the salon. It specializes in stylist haircuts, general and special hair and make-up, hair color and tinting, eyebrow threading, hair treatments (Keratherapy, hair spa, hot oils, rebonding), waxing, nail care, and foot spa.
David’s Salon is international in nature and has 200 branches in the Philippines alone. It uses products exclusively from Schwarkopf and Henkel, Affinage Infiniti, USA Professional Matrix, and L’Oreal. David’s Salon now has its own line of products for hair gel, shampoo, hair serum, sunblock, night cream, and various glutathione, kojic, and papaya soaps.
Carlo Reyes Salon
For a salon that specializes in hair care and nail care with some foot spas, Carlo Reyes has earned a reputation being one of the oldest hair salons to locate in the city.
The salon is at the corner of Capistrano and Tirso Neri Streets, beside Lourdes College.
It is actually just one of 43 branches nationwide and Carlo Reyes is the younger brother of stylist Ricky Reyes. All their services are supported by their modern and state-of-the-art equipment.
Nuat Thai Massage
Nuat Thai can be found at the Papa Juanito’s Square on Florentino Street across Robinson’s Center at the Limketkai Center. Another spa and salon that specializes in Thai massage, their main specialties are the Thai Body Oil massage and Thai Dry Body massage.
All the spa’s therapists are personally trained by the owner and founder, Kenneth Carredo. This guarantees customers that their therapists aren’t just run of the mill or self-trained masseurs and every massage given is given with top quality.
Seventh Avenue Spa and Massage
Located on Masterson’s Avenue in front of Xavier Estates, the spa offers Swedish and Shiatsu massage. They are actually becoming well-known to have the most spacious and comfortable cubicle spaces compared to other spas and salons, in spite of being one of the newest place of this type.