Mogambo Springs Expertise: The Spa at Plantation Bay

My Mogambo Springs Expertise

A snap of a finger, that’s all it took for us to teleport from a panoramic lagoon property to a Japanese-inspired village. Effectively, not likely, however shut sufficient.

Entrance to Mogambo Springs
Entrance to Mogambo Springs

After donning our yukata with our swimwear beneath, we instantly buzzed in for our in-resort shuttle that might take us to Mogambo Springs, the spa at Plantation Bay (resort information).

Aesthetic detail at Mogambo Springs
Aesthetic element at Mogambo Springs

We actually didn’t know what to anticipate, simply that we’ve a complimentary full physique therapeutic massage that we are able to avail all all through the course of our keep.

Since we deliberate on doing the entire resort actions proper after breakfast, we determined to schedule our spa appointment at about 5 within the afternoon.

Are we in Japan?

Absolutely exhausted however with smiles on our faces, we miraculously arrived thirty minutes earlier to have a better look across the space.

Pagoda as centerpiece of Mogambo Springs
Pagoda as centerpiece of Mogambo Springs

For a minute, I truly forgot that we had been at Plantation Bay Resort in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.

Tranquil with a Zen-like environment, it felt as if we had been on the set of The Final Samurai.

Asking our pleasant information, I discovered that the encompassing brick huts with the towering Pagoda as centerpiece truly served as personal therapeutic massage suites for and teams.

Japanese inspired garden
Japanese impressed backyard

There are additionally company who can select to remain at one of many rooms at Mogambo Springs for a extra immersive spa expertise.

Let’s Go, Spring Hopping!

Except for the sprawling greenery, contained in the spa are three springs and a waterfall the place company are allowed to avail of on the day of their spa appointment.

Leaving our issues on the locker space, we then headed to the primary spring. Lukewarm with simply sufficient warmth, it was like an appetizer for what lies forward.

Magnesium salt infused spring for detoxification
Magnesium salt infused spring for detoxing

Among the many three, it was the one spring beneath a roof. If ever it rains, no less than you received’t get moist right here.

The nearest spring from the locker rooms
The closest spring from the locker rooms

After spending a very good ten minutes, we transferred to the second spring which was formed like a cloud or for lack of a greater visible, a bubble gum splattered on the ground.

Sprawling Zen-like Greenery at Mogambo Springs
Sprawling Zen-like Greenery at Mogambo Springs

I simply can’t consider that it was truly attainable to sweat whereas bathing. I’m keen to wager that should you submerged an egg right here for thirty minutes, you’ll get your self a snack afterwards.

The hottest spring at Mogambo
The most popular spring at Mogambo

Wait a minute. Don’t immerse your self to the third one simply but otherwise you’ll be shocked with the drop in temperature. If solely it was allowed, I ought to’ve introduced some canned soda on this ice-cold magnesium salt infused spring to pair with my supposed ‘snack’ from the earlier sizzling Jacuzzi.

Beside it’s the man-made waterfall the place we had been capable of harness the downward drive of the water which we used to therapeutic massage our backs.

Waterfalls at Mogambo Springs
Waterfalls at Mogambo Springs

I made a decision to shut my eyes and deal with the water’s impression on my total physique to raised respect the second which aligned to the Taoist Supreme, “To the thoughts that’s nonetheless the entire universe surrenders.”

Snapping again to actuality, I appeared round and realized that our therapists had been already ready for us on the fringe of the waterfall. It was time for our therapeutic massage.

Mogambo Springs Expertise

Trying out the brochure of Mogambo Springs positioned in our Lagoon View Room, I noticed that it’s not solely a spa but in addition a salon due to a variety of spa packages you might select from the place they mixed massages with face and physique therapies.

Reception Area at Mogambo Springs
Reception Space at Mogambo Springs

The one which stood out from the remainder was clearly the Final Mogambo Springs Expertise that might take six and a half hours which features a pool therapeutic massage, physique scrub, foot remedy, aromatherapy oil therapeutic massage, facial remedy of your selection, paraffin wax remedy and nail care.

Locker and Changing Rooms at Mogambo Springs
Locker and Altering Rooms at Mogambo Springs

If I knew the precise second I’ll meet my soul mate, I suppose I’ll avail of this bundle the day earlier than.

Air-conditioned brick hut massage suites
Air-conditioned brick hut therapeutic massage suites

Anyway, I selected a mix of Japanese Shiatsu and Swedish full physique therapeutic massage which already contains using aromatherapy oils in one of many air-conditioned brick huts.

Private Massage Suite with Jacuzzi
Non-public Therapeutic massage Suite with Jacuzzi

Moist from the spring, I used to be then knowledgeable by my therapist that I may take a fast bathe within the suite if I so desired, slip on a disposable underwear beneath my yukata and inform her after I’m all set.

Sauna which smelled of freshly baked bread
Sauna which smelled of freshly baked bread

I can’t assist however chuckle to the bizarre feeling of sporting briefs once more. I felt like Gardo Versoza in considered one of his iconic roles in Philippine cinema.

Trying across the suite, the oriental inside design was actually on level with a really inviting ambiance.

The background music consisted of stress-free forest sounds and wind devices. Take heed to the track Aqueous Transmission by Incubus and also you’ll perceive what I imply.

Japanese Shiatsu and Swedish full body massage
Japanese Shiatsu and Swedish full physique therapeutic massage

The therapeutic massage began with a fast foot wash. I used to be then guided to lie face down with the scent of lavender coming from beneath the mattress. For the subsequent hour, I simply surrendered to the second.

Like a Yin and a Yang, the expertise was a steadiness between an energizing and a calming therapeutic massage.

Remaining Ideas

Sipping my tea after a couple of minutes on the sauna which smelled of freshly baked bread, I can’t assist however assume that Mogambo Springs was by far the very best spa expertise I’ve had in Cebu.

Every other worthy contenders? I’m open for strategies.

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