A taste of Japan at Royal Mandaya-A A +A
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
THE Royal Mandaya Hotel (TRMH) is turning Japanese.
TRMH management recently inked an agreement with the Japanese Zen Oriental Spa for a P3-million in-house spa that will offer authentic Japanese spa amenities not available anywhere in the city.
Zen Oriental Spa president Aristeo Villanueva said their Hoshino Therapy will only be offered in their soon-to-be-constructed spa inside the Royal Mandaya Hotel.
Hoshino Therapy makes use of a unique blend of Oriental massage therapy with steaming. What sets it apart is that the Hoshino uses a "steam bed" wherein the client is being steamed and massaged at the same time -- all done while lying in the steam bed.
Villanueva said the Hoshino Therapy is helpful when treating medical conditions such as cold and flu. The warmth and pressure has the ability to relieve pain immediately, restore flexibility, and normal functioning of the muscle.
Aside from the Hoshino Therapy, the Zen Spa also offers other services like the Zen Body Massage Therapy, Japanese Hot Stone, Body Scrub and Whitening, Japanese Facial, Zen Foot Massage, Oriental Foot Spa, and the Head, Shoulder, Back Massage.
The Zen Spa inside the Royal Mandaya will be the first-ever Japanese-concept spa housed in a hotel. TRMH general manager Benjamen Banzon Jr. said the spa will be located in the second floor of the hotel and will cater to the needs of the hotel guests 24/7. Walk-in clients will also be catered, Banzon said.
The Zen Oriental Spa is affiliated with the Style Create Japan which runs more than 30 spa all over Japan.
Aside from the unique steam bed, the Zen Spa will also be serving complimentary authentic Japanese genmai tea which is said to dissolve fats inside the body fast.
Banzon said they want their hotel guests to be healthy at all times thus their decision to tie up with the Zen Oriental Spa. (BOT)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 02, 2012.