I’ve tried Sonya’s Garden Spa before. If I remembered it correctly, it was 3 years ago. I availed of their foot spa with back massage (Php 560) & I was very satisfied. I felt it was worth it!
When Nick & I stayed at Sonya’s Garden, we decided to try out their spa. In this post, both Nick & I will share our experiences with the service that we availed at Sonya’s Garden Spa.
I chose the manicure & pedicure w/ nail art while Nick tried the hair spa gugo with lemon grass.
- Roch’s Experience: Manicure & Pedicure w/ nail art (Php 600)
I thought it would be something really spectacular as nail art is really popular these days. Apparently, manicure & pedicure is not really a specialty of Sonya’s Garden Spa. What I’ve gone through is just normal cleaning of nails plus application of nail color & stickers.
I was asked to choose from their nail art stickers, I didn’t like the selection that they have. I was actually able to peek through the price of the stickers & I was a bit disappointed that they were of the cheap kind. But then again, when I think about the price that I need to pay for the service, it’s actually cheap as we only need to pay additional Php300 to have all fingers (hands) & toes (feet) for the stickers/nail art. So it’s just fair. I expected too much though 🙁
- Nick’s Experience: Hair spa-Gugo with lemon grass (Php 560)
Nick’s words: So, my turn to describe the experience. Actually it was great, more than what I actually expected. Sometimes, you have to realize, with the products and chemicals we can put in our hair, the dust and the pollution of the city, it’s nice that such a ‘hair spa’ exists.
Before the whole spa treatment even begins, they turn on this nice ambient, serene, and peaceful music. Sort of like the ones you use for meditation. Sounds of nature along with harps, etc.
Going back to the hair treatment itself, first they started off by rinsing my hair with warm water. And in spa manner, they did this gently by pouring the water over my hair as I sat relaxed. Then they used their own natural shampoo which also had honey in it. And they gently massaged that into my scalp. And then rinse.
For the main step, they applied the gugo and lemon grass mixture and I have to tell you. This was just a great pleasure to experience. The coolness of the mixture also had a nice tingling affect. The application of the mixture was a great treat too, as it was massaged into the scalp, and you actually got a nice massage along with the application. The guy who was doing the spa treatment, let me sit there for around 10 minutes, and just covered a warm towel over my face, while I sat there with the music. I think I actually fell asleep, it was that relaxing.
When he got back, he rinsed the gugo and lemon grass mixture, and dried off my hair with a towel. And the feeling was just great. Never has a shampoo and conditioning been oh so relaxing and felt great for my scalp! It was finished off with a shoulder and upper back massage.
The highlight of the whole spa experience was the hot dalandan tea that they served us. My golly, it was just the most delicious drink I have ever tried! It was just too addicting that we asked for more. We just cannot get enough of it! I asked them what was in that drink & we were told that it was a combination of dalandan juice & basil leaves. What a great recipe this is…
Because of our experience here at Sonya’s Garden Spa. We actually asked for the same drink when we had our breakfast at Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast.
This is us after 45 minutes all finished & refreshed! 🙂 The staff were very accomodating & were helpful when I asked if they could take pictures of us hehehe! But I will definitely not forget that the next time we go to Sonya’s Garden Spa, it’s most definitely best to stick with their massage services. They are really good at it!
Sonya’s Garden Spa
Buck Estate Alfonso, Cavite 4123, Cavite, Philippines