3 Things Why Foot for the gods is Not Like Your Ordinary Spa

I have been meaning to get a massage ever since I got back from my trip, and I was just too busy to find time! Goodie, I had a free day and took this chance to get my much-needed reflexology! Yay! 🙂



It was my second time at Foot for the gods, and I have always loved how different they are from other spas. They are not your ordinary massage salon, so read more to find out why you need to schedule your appointment today. 🙂

  1. Unconventional Set-Up

First is, they do not have cubicles. You get to enjoy your well-deserved pampering while having the freedom of talking to your friends. It would also be a perfect date idea, and you can hold hands with your beau while your masseurs are massaging your oh-so-tired feet.

Although, if I may advise to keep your voices at a minimum, since there are also other clients in the room. And you may need a flash when you want to take a selfie, because the whole massage common room is on dim light.

  1. More acupressure, and less kneading

I think it’s the Foot for the gods’ exceptional service that’s why people keep coming back. They have such an effective method in relieving stress and tensed muscles.

I was surprised how exact the pressure application was. Their style leans more on acupressure than kneading, which was very odd for me at first, considering it was a dry massage, but I was totally sold on how I felt after.


I didn’t expect my muscles were too overwrought from all the activities I did the past weeks! Gosh!

  1. Specialty Spa Products

Honestly, I like the opportunity of being able to bring home something that can sustain the service, or for this matter relaxation, that I have experienced from the home establishment.


Foot for the gods’ actually has their own perfume and spa product lines. You can avail Scent by the gods, and Muscle Pain Relief Spray when you ask their staff, which come in really affordable prices!

I highly recommend you try and visit them as soon as possible to experience a whole new meaning on stress relieving. Thank me after my merfriends! 😀

You can visit them at the following branches:

SM Megamall   |   SM Mall of Asia   |   SM South Mall   |   Main Square, Bacoor Cavite

Like them on Facebook

Contact number : (055) 607 2763


Feel like a god or goddess at Foot for the gods, and discover why they are the number 1 in reflexology in the Philippines since 2006!

See you there soon? 😀

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How to Achieve a Killer Smile with GumAlive

Just like most teen girls, I also had my fair share of insecurities. You see, I always wanted to have a nice smile, but since I wasn’t gifted with a good set of teeth, I just have to resolve to other means.

Either I smile without exposing my pearly whites, which is a bit difficult considering how protruding my upper set was; smile a bit while consciously forcing my lower lip forward to create an illusion that my upper set wasn’t too accelerative, or the safest, but also the saddest, is to not smile at all. Period.

Either way, these methods only remind me that I can only do so much; that is why I envisioned myself to self-invest one day.

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Investing in ourselves is always a good thing, especially if the improvement directs you to your goal, the common good, and it enhances your quality of life. So I got braces! Haha

My parents paid for my first one back in college in 2007, but since I am not quite satisfied with the results, I switched dentists. So tadaa, after 10 years, I still look like my college self, only with ginger hair! Haha 😀

Now that I am on the road to get my dream smile, there is only one thing left! How do I maintain it and how do I keep my dental health in place?

So I guess we have to start with what we’re always used to – toothpaste and mouthwashes.

Can I just say I have never been more thankful for blogging than I am today? I got invited to the Bloggers’ Meeting of GumAlive Toothpaste, the first mouth spa in the world. And I was pretty psyched about this product.

I didn’t blog about it after the event because I want to at least try it out first, and let my friends use it, so that I can document their review as well.

So, here’s what you have to know.

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GumAlive is a Thai product that is made with organic ingredients, so you’re sure that everything’s healthy and good even for the most sensitive teeth.

In line with this, GumAlive brings oral health to a new peak by spearheading the concept “The Way Nature Made It”, providing true wellness by natural elements, as it doesn’t contain parabens, SLS and Flouride.

It is also the first mouthspa toothpaste with the integration of “Bodhical” Extract, a substance derived from the widely known sacred fig tree.

There are three variants, and so far my favourite is the GumAlive Fresh Breath.

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GumAlive Fresh Breath

Commonly, we brush our teeth in the evening, only to worry for a bad breath in the morning – not exactly a great start to greet your honey or family. But the most amazing part here is, just when you thought that all toothpastes are made equally the same, they’re actually not.

GumAlive Fresh breaks that myth! Woah! You should try it!

Using this cutting-edge mouth care isn’t like ordinary tooth brushing. The first time I used it, I noticed that it doesn’t bubble that much at the beginning because it neutralizes your mouth’s PH primarily. Our mouth is naturally acidic, same as the toothpaste we generally use.

Consequently, GumAlive is alkaline, which explains the absence of the bubbles. And this mouthspa just leaves your entire buccal cavity minty and fresh.

The two other variants are Natural Whitening and Special Gum Care.

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The good thing about this brand is that they have a specific product on targeted needs. Like Special Gum Care. I believe this is so helpful for those who are suffering from tooth decay and toothaches. It alleviates pain and supports overall dental health.
One keynote I highly value is that I learned in the launch that women who suffer toothaches normally have reproductive issues. So if you’re having sudden concerns with your teeth, better have yourself checked by a doctor. There may be an underlying cause to that.

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I highly recommend this product, but you have to experience it to believe it.

GumAlive retails for P395 a tube, and is available at Cash & Carry, UniMart, Fisher Mall, Makati Supermart in Alabang, and selected Mercury Drug stores.

Follow GumAlive Philippines in Facebook and in their website.

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My fiancé and our families are using it now. So maybe it’s about time to change your toothpaste brand, don’t you think?

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3 Excuses You Can Tell Yourself to Visit Antara Wellness Spa

If I ask you to make a list of your once-you-try-it-you’re-never-gonna-stop things, what would they contain? Well, I started pondering on mine, and here is what I came up with:

  1. Getting a good massage
  2. Traveling
  3. Shoe Shopping

Were you surprised by my number 1? Well, I guess shoe shopping and traveling is pretty self-explanatory, and probably they’re also included in yours. And so I would like to write more about my first addiction, which is getting a good massage.

I have read in one article, that it’s good to get regular massages at least once a week. I even know someone who has it every day. Lucky guy! But for busy people, especially those who are always on the go, this luxury isn’t quite the same. Hello! Someone signed up for that roster, right here! And so I have always been in constant search for good places to get reflexology services.

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How fortunate it was when we found Antara Wellness Spa! “Antara” was taken from the concept of Indo-China which includes the countries of Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

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The spa features eight well-appointed treatment rooms, a scrub room and a dedicated area for foot washing and leg massage. Each room is decorated in relaxing tones, ever so gently calmed by shaded natural light.

It is located in the heart of Manila and they offer amazing packages, same as with their individual rubbing magic!

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I know, I know, you’re probably thinking about the rates right now. If it’s that good, that I had to use the word ‘magic’, the services must come in pricey. Plus, you’re so busy you don’t even have the time to visit, hence, even read this blog! So allow me to share you my list on why you should give yourself some slack, and head on to Antara to start your weekly massage routine.

  1. Experience divine flavored sea-salt body scrubs!

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The last time I had a body scrub was way waaaay too long that I can’t remember. Goodie I was able to experience it again and refresh me my memory. I availed Antara 3 that includes Antara Signature Massage and Body Scrub.

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There were two flavors to choose from. Strawberry flavor was recommended to me since most girls really love it. The other flavor was Lavender, and men prefer it more. Although Dennis, the owner of Antara, mentioned that they’re going to be offering Vanilla and Chocolate flavors soon! Yummy!

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I had my body scrub in their washroom, and it was such a delight! The bed was surprisingly comfy, and the water can be easily adjusted based on how you want it. According to my masseuse, Ms. Alma, their foreign clients who come from colder places like it really hot. Although, I just stuck to lukewarm.

The body scrub felt nice on the skin, and the smell of strawberries made me want to eat yogurt after. Actually, it was more like I felt how it was like to be a fruit with yogurt. I never felt more pampered!

It was as though my head was separated from my body, haha in a good way of course! I had my hair and face all dry, and my body the opposite. It was like feeling dry and wet at the same time, it was crazy!

  1. Be pampered with Antara’s (must-try) Indo-China fusion massage techniques!

I have never experienced a combined massage techniques from Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, that is why I was so excited to try this one, plus they’re going to use ice packs and bamboo mini sticks. I was psyched to know how it would feel.

It first started with normal kneading and rubbing, until the ice packs were placed on areas that needed some change of temperature. It was too cold for my lower back but felt normal and reassuring on my shoulder blades. My masseuse said that these areas are the most exhausted, that is why it can withstand the external stimulus. My muscles knew they needed that comfort.

I was in disbelief when the bamboo mini sticks felt comforting. They tapped on my skin gently, and just gave the right amount of impact to my weary muscles. All these different sensations were crucial to creating a whole new relaxing experience! Trust me, level up from Swedish, and try an Indo-Chinese massage!

  1. Avail a massage with your beau in a ‘Couple Room’ with no extra charge!

This was another shocker. I know most spa salons offer couple rooms for a minimum extra charge. But if you and your partner are practical, you’d probably just pick the usual cubicles and save a few extra bucks.

But I’ve always wanted to try these. It’s an awesome date idea! Plus you get to look at each other before you even doze off from the relaxing pressures and bodyworks!

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I tell you with all sincerity in my heart, you have to go to Antara Wellness Spa, at least once a week, and create a weekly routine out of it! You and your body will thank you for it! Trust me!

You can find Antara Wellness and Spa at Ground Floor of Fems Tower 1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue Malate Manila.

I got there on their 17th day of operation, about two weeks ago, so keying Antara Wellness Spa in Uber/Grap or Waze may not appear just yet.

However, it is highly waze-able via typing “1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue”.

Operating Hours: 1:00 pm to 3:00 am daily

For more information, please contact them at:
Tel.No. 02-587-8258
Cell. No. +63917-118-8272

Look them up on Facebook or email them at antarawellness@yahoo.com .

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With my beautiful babe, Lou!

All pampered and rejuvenated, Team Aldous!

Good news! An upcoming branch in Quezon City is on its way! So celebrate fellow Northerners! Our wellness, pampering, and rejuvenation dreams are up and coming.

In the meantime though, you can head on to their Manila branch to experience Antara’s  promise of complete wellness and relaxation in one home.

When are you going then my merfriend? 🙂

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They WHIPPED My Hair Back and Forth (Sugar Wax & Body Scrub Salon)

I have always debated it in my mind on why there are certain things that we don’t want but still exist. Like poverty, crime, graft and corruption, unemployment, inflation, and under arm hair. Oooops. Lets respect this recognition, that all these are relevant issues we face today. You can compare them in so many levels! Haha 😀

Okay, I sounded too melodramatic on the under arm hair part. BUT, we always try to get rid of them, don’t we? Or if you’re hormonally imbalanced, you may have found yourself visiting the waxing salon more than once, in a month.

You see, I actually prefer going to waxing salons, because for the very shallow rant that I hate plucking. Aside from the effort I have to exert, I find it harsh to hurt and inflict physical pain to myself. I’d rather have somebody else do the job for me. Haha! Good thing I found Whipped!

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Whipped Sugar Wax & Body Scrub Salon is a sweet haven for girls like me. This is perfect for those who love to maintain smooth and flawless skin. And with “those”, I mean everybody! This up and coming salon caters a lot of services, from waxing packages, individual area treatments, and body scrubs.

I went to their Ayala Fairview Terraces branch. It looked like a cupcake place outside, and it gave me a vibe of fluffy, delicate, and careful treats.

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I was excited because it was my first time to try their service. To my delight, their prices are affordable too!

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Since I recently bought some sleeveless dresses, I opted to have the Caramel Scrub + Sugar Wax for my pits. You know you’ve got to harvest the crops now!

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The staff was really friendly and accommodating. Their white uniforms are a big plus too. The purity of white reminds me of guaranteed sanitation, fine services, and health and wellness professionalism.

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My beauty technician, Ms Sheryl was so cordial and gracious with the entire procedure. Her hands were light, and she was keen to provide me a good and quality Caramel Wax and Sugar Scrub. That’s what I really like about their waxing services though. They give you the option of having your armpits’ skin exfoliated first, before they uproot the nightmare. Experiencing it firsthand made my underarms feel extra thankful. It’s truly a whole new fun way of getting smooth and silky underarms! I will definitely recommend these to my friends, and to you my merfolks!

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Anyway, try and get Whipped too! You may visit them at their branches:

3F Fairview Terraces (fronting JBL), Fairview (beside SM Fairview)
2F Commerce Avenue Wing, Alabang Town Center
2F Eight Forbes Town Center

Like and follow them at:

Facebook   Instagram

Email: whippedphilippines@gmail.com
For Appointments: 0917-240-5330 | 931-12-88

So excited to know how your session with Whipped will turn out! Lets share! Yeah?

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Be Your Own Health Artist at the Health and Wellness Fair 2016

Being a nurse has allowed me to learn more about the human body, its strengths, weaknesses, potentials, conversions, mutations, capacity and inabilities to regenerate, multiply and heal, etc. I believe that you will always have a choice to take in things that will make you stronger, and avoid other facets that may mark you otherwise. Yes, I am righteous like that. 😀

Not to sound preachy or anything, but I strongly support creating and following a strict and healthy lifestyle, especially for young professionals like me. We are that population that is mostly exposed to whirlwinds of events. You can imagine just how many things you can do, situations you can encounter and people you can meet in a day. Can you imagine all the stress and sleep deprivation you had to endure to pass that report on time? Sometimes, it’s a wonder how can a day only have 24 hours! Yes, I feel you. But given that as a fact, I still highly vouch for healthy living. Because we can only function well and better, when all things are in order. Aside from our WiFi and gadgets, our life and well-being must be in order too.

Be it as it may, I am excited to share with you an upcoming event that will delight us with bazaar exhibits, workshops on arts, fitness and entrepreneurship; and talks by experts on health and wellnes. These are dedicated to help us live and practice the best kind of healthy lifestyle there is!

Be part of the first Health and Wellness Fair this October!

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Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.

It’s happening this October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

Click on below links to see what workshop/ class that suits your needs and preferences best:

Entrance Fee to the Expo: 150php (FREE if you register to at least 1 of the workshops)

REGISTER:

Physical Health Workshops

Emotional Health Workshops

Mental Health Workshops

Spiritual Health Workshops

Design Your Health is brought to you by Unilab Foundation. All proceeds of the fair will go fund the health programs of Unilab Foundation particularly on kids’ nutrition, therapeutic and developmental play for children, and employment of persons with disabilities.

For inquiries and sponsorships, you may contact Tiffany Vargas at 09985603398/ tiffany.vargas@manilaworkshops.com

Be your own health artist! Let’s all live a posh and healthy lifestyle!

Are you going? Tell me! We might see each other there!

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