Anngran Spa: This Japanese Spa in Makati is Your Elegant and Relaxing Escape from Reality
It was the year 1970. You were this jovial 10-year-old kid who had no grasp of societal responsibilities – just enjoying that seemingly unending pure bliss of innocence. Being the dutiful grandchild that you are, your Sunday morning routine consisted of accompanying your grandmother on a trip to her local “manghihilot” to massage her aching back and if the odds were in your favor, you get to ride on a sketchy “chubibo” in a nearby “perya” of your humble barrio. Gone were the days when your shoulders were free from the weight of being a functioning member of society. As a coherent grown-up, we are summoned to a system that unknowingly sucks us into a vortex of twisted realities and miseries forcing us to give up that hopeful and idealistic 10-year-old inside of us. When such existential crisis jumps at us, sometimes, all it takes is a relaxing day in a Spa to unwind and rekindle with our first love – the love that we have for the world back when everything is simple and fair. Thankfully, this newly opened Japanese Spa in Makati will not only cure your recurring 98-year-old back pain but will also transport you back to the good old days.
Learn to Relax: Japanese Massage VS Filipino Massage
The first massage ever given dates back as early as 5,000 years ago. Its very essence is centered on one’s natural healing with the skillful use of hands and at times, essential oils and hot stones were also present depending on the cultural milieu. In Japan, Shiatsu (指圧) is the most prominent type of massage which they have acquired when Japanese monks who studied in China were exposed to such archaic healing method. Shiatsu’s goal is to raise the energy level of the person so as to regulate the organs and strengthen the immune system; this is done to achieve balance both in the physical and emotional well-being. This is the common scenario we can observe in oriental spas such as in Anngran Spa – an elegant Japanese Spa in Makati located in the Malaysian-based conglomerate Berjaya Hotel.
Massage is not a foreign practice among Filipinos. Their own version dubbed as “Hilot” which literally translates to massage is a common ritual amongst the elders especially those residing in rural areas where vast, empty lands and colossal trees intertwined with mythical creatures which are believed to lurk around. The tradition of massage in the Philippines is deeply correlated to Shamanism wherein supernatural beings are said to be the reason behind a person’s aching back or swelling feet; but this only because our ancestors lack proper terminology for health imbalances hence, coining them after elementals and make-believe spirits. A practitioner of Hilot commonly referred to as “manghihilot” often uses herbal oils derived from a myriad of botanicals. What binds these two culturally contrasting massage rituals together is their intention to heal the person’s overall condition, regardless of the means or the intention of the healer.
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Japanese Spa in Makati: an Oasis of Tranquility
Massage. A single word that many of the working class, who work their selves to death, are in dire need of but can’t afford to avail; both in terms of money and time. A majority of the proletariat, stuck at their desks growing cavalier and bland with the ticking of the clock, yearn for some form of relaxation amidst their fatal workloads. This is where the vision of Anngran Spa’s director, Takaaki Ando, emerged after realizing that establishing a Japanese Spa in Makati would bring zombie workers closer to relaxation and a much needed meditation.
Upon entering the doors of Anngran Spa, you will be greeted by its serene and soothing interior that you normally would find in a Spa – soft drowsy lights that cradle you back to sleep, an earthy color scheme that complements with the soulful eastern music surrounding the place and the scent of aromatherapy and essential oils tickling your Olfactory bulbs. True to their company’s promise, even before the treatment, the ambiance of this Japanese Spa in Makati alone is enough to “heal your tiredness.”
Anngran Spa offers top notch service and first-rate hospitality – Japanese qualities that many spas fail to offer to their customers; and ironically should be the core of any relaxation havens. As you set foot in this Japanese Spa in Makati, their accommodating professional therapists will ask you to removes your shoes and wear their comfy house slippers – a Japanese custom which values cleanliness and as well as respecting the homeowner’s private space.
The director is a massage connoisseur himself. Takaaki Ando’s love for massages brought him to various places around the world, picking up a plethora of massage and spa techniques from different cultures including Thailand and the Philippines. Amongst the many places he has been, he felt that the Philippines is where his heart belonged to. Sharing directorship to this sophisticated Japanese Spa in Makati, he reckoned that the market here is general and broad unlike in Japan which is mostly female. Apart from this, Ando has witnessed how some spas would blatantly charge a fortune to their customers for a mediocre treatment. What Anngran Spa promises their patrons and would-be clients is a luxury spa experience derived from Japan and Philippine practices that is every bit relaxing and invigorating without costing you an arm and a leg.
Aside from the rejuvenating massage and salon treatments this Japanese Spa in Makati offers, the overall interior is therapeutic and healing in itself. The unorthodox combination of elegant granite flooring, luxury wallpaper, Japanesque velvety curtains, coupled with Filipino style furnishings out of rattan turned out to be a refreshing interior. Anngran Spa offers all sorts of affordable but prime massage, from a full body to foot, using only authentic Japanese products proven and used by professionals. Their body massage includes the classic Hilot, Swedish and a combination which they extend to home services perfect for the busy bees out there.
Stressed and worn out? In dire need to take a breather? Check out this Japanese Spa in Makati designed with elegance and comfort in mind for the overall well-being of weary urban customers.
Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR), a Japanese design and build, is eager to help you discuss your commercial design ideas such as Anngran Spa. Conveniently located in the leading business district in Metro Manila, TGR’s headquarters is at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.
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