I have to be honest. I’m not the facial type of girl. Although I do enjoy a good massage or body scrub, there’s just something about having to sit still for an hour with my eyes closed in a way too quiet room that leaves me a little antsy. But during a briefing about the new Aromatherapy Associates Customized Facials that are now available in the The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Manila, Bernadette Da Silva-Fava (Regional Training Manager for the brand) assured me that this was the ultimate facial treatment for my kind of concerns.
In keeping with the customizable program theme, the Aromatherapy Associates facials can include a back massage for those who get bored easily and comes in either a 60 minute or 90 minute session. Individual skin concerns are also taken into account. “Our therapists do a proper assessment of your skin and recommend a treatment that’s suitable for your own individual skin’s needs as of this moment. We want to look at an individual and not blanket them into categories. We want to transcend the labels of oily, dry, or mature skin,” Bernadette explained.
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