Blue Water Day Spa is a spa in a movie theater

Spa in a theater
By Walter Ang
July 18, 2009
Philippine Daily Inquirer

A comfortable couch, a good movie, delicious food, and a foot massage. All at the same time. Now that's what we're talking about. Spas have mushroomed all over the metropolis but Blue Water Day Spa is the first to come up with this crazy idea of putting 28 Lazy Boy sofas into a darkened theatre so people can get a foot and back massage while watching a movie of their choice.

Located along Ortigas Avenue right beside the Greenhills Shopping Complex, the theater has high definition cinema projectors with Dolby Sorround 7.1 and their movie library uses only BlueRay discs. The leather sofas were custom designed for the spa to allow just the right recline angle and has wide arm rests where food can be placed. While the spa doesn't serve food, it does allow food to be brought in.

The theater can be rented out for exclusive use, so if you ever want to have a movie spa party, this is definitely the place to go. Other spas usually only have a handful of therapists that handle big groups, so guests have to take turns. Blue Water, on the other hand, has a complement of therapists to handle all 28 seats at the same time.

The theater also allows bringing in your gaming console, like Wii or Playstation, to play games using the 13 feet wide by 5 feet high screen. Since the spa is close to at least three different schools, it's not hard to imagine a group of moms who'd like to take the afternoon off for a bit of pampering and having a videoke party. Other uses include presentations, seminars, and conferences.

While the only treatments you can get the theater are the Foot Reflex (with Back and Shoulder massage) and Foot Scrub, the spa has a host of other treatments and rooms. It has sauna rooms (that fit up to nine people at a time) in each of the male and female locker rooms, common rooms, and couple's rooms.

The theater treatments are a good way for families or groups of friends to spend an afternoon together for some de-stressing or chilling out. The foot spa only costs P500 and you only need to add P60 to get the shoulder and back massage. With the prices of movie tickets nowadays, it's adding just a bit more to get a massage thrown in. Plus, everyone still gets to be able to use the sauna and showers afterwards.

For the full body stuff, sports buffs can get the Athlete's Massage while people who want to "detox" can get the Brazilian Crystal Massage where crystals are used to absorb negative energy from the body. The spa also has slimming treatments that include the Tibetan Meridian Fire Therapy (where actual fire is used) and the Chocolate Slimming Mud Therapy.

The spa also offers services like diamond peel and skin tightening as well as treatments for spider vein removal and wart removal. They even have a whole body whitening treatment. Aside from the Ortigas Ave. branch, Blue Water Day Spa has branches in Makati, Ayala Alabang, and Tagaytay.

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