I have been going to Ace Water Spa since 2005, and it’s still the place I love going back to when I want a massage. What’s not to love? It’s just a short taxi ride away in Quezon City, and it’s basically just one big swimming pool.
Unlike other spas, at Ace, you don’t just lie down and have someone massage you. You’d have to move to different massage stations, depending on which part of the body you want massaged. Also, at Ace, instead of hands massaging you, it’s water. It’s either water pounding down on your body or water jets hitting the pressure points.
Hydrotherapy or “water therapy” is the treatment of disease through the use of water. Hydrothermal therapy is the use of water temperature, such as in hot tubs or spas. The focus of Hydrotherapy is to rid the body of toxins that may be causing joint pain and inflammation. Hydrotherapy treatments are also helpful in managing chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Source: Ace Water Spa Website
They are very strict: each patron must be wearing proper swimming attire, up to the swimming cap (which they provide upon admission). Board shorts and t-shirts are not allowed past the entrance to the spa. If you don’t have any swim suit, they are selling suits starting at Php 250, or you can rent (*cringe*) for Php 100.
Ace Water Spa is now attracting more patrons than before, even with their price hike. When I first visited Ace, the first thing I noticed was the number of seniors using the facilities. Last Monday though, it was mostly parents of kids who were taking swimming lessons, and couples in their 20’s. Adults are charged Php 550 and kids (4ft and below) Php 250 for the use of the facility. It may seem pricey, but that Php 550 is good for 4 hours use of all their facilities: the spa pool, the lap pool, the heated herbal baths, steam room and sauna. They have an ongoing promotion: Buy 2, take 1 in the morning (6am – 12 noon), buy 3, take 1 in the afternoon (12:15pm – 8:30 pm) on weekdays except holidays.
It’s best to take advantage of the weekday promo, because it wouldn’t be as crowded as the weekends. I went there last summer on a Sunday and the place was turned into a public pool. Not fun. If you have the time before or after work, swing by Ace Water Spa and relax.
Ace Water Spa
399 Del Monte Avenue (near corner Banaue street) SFDM, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 3678041, 3678062, 4150164, Fax. No.: 4152477
Email Address: email@example.com
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If you look to the right, I’ve installed an Events Calendar plugin, that basically lets me list upcoming events, which I think might be of interest to JustWandering readers. If you have (or if you know of) a travel-related event, drop me a line using my contact form.
Two events happening next weekend, which I’m particularly interested in (and will attend) are Youth Trip’s Travel Writing with Chen Mencias and the 1st Pinoy Backpacking Festival. The travel writing workshop will be held at the Hope Center, Aurora Millenium Tower, Katipunan corner Aurora Avenue, Quezon City. The event will start at 1pm, and has a Php 100 registration fee. For more info, visit YTrip’s Multiply site. The backpacking festival on the otherhand, will span three weekends in various locations in the metro. The first will be next weekend at the Trinoma Mall, then moves to the ROX store at Bonifacio High Street, then on to the Alabang Town Center. For inquiries and registration, visit the ROX Multiply site.