Isha Andaya-Valles, Managing Editor, and her mom Carla Andaya
Ever since I got married and moved out of the house, I found I only got to see my mom for our regular family lunches on Sunday or on special occasions. Both of us have busy work schedules too so finding time to meet up is not always easy.
When I heard about Neo Day Spa’s Mother’s Day offerings, I took the chance to try one out with my mom thinking that a luxe foot spa and mani-pedi was something we could enjoy together. I figured some quality time was a great present for mom and myself.
Read our review to see if this is something you’ll be gifting your own mom come May 13 and scroll to the bottom to see the other Mother’s Day packages Neo Day Spa is offering for the month of May.
Carla: The treatment must be appreciated as a whole. The satisfaction comes from the quality of the products used, the ambience, and the experienced staff. The value of privacy cannot be ignored either.
It’s different from other similar treatments I’ve tried because, for one, the products they use are really good. The variety of nail polish colors they offered was different from the usual. The technician who did my manicure-pedicure did so politely, quietly and without any need to hurry. There was serenity in the manner they did the foot spa and manicure-pedicure. I liked that. It was very relaxing.
Neo Spa shouts "Clean and private" as soon as you enter their welcoming lobby. The fact that the treatment rooms are on the second floor and away from the ogling eyes of the passersby is a definite plus factor. How calming to have your treatments in a silent atmosphere where amenities are clean!
Isha: I generally enjoy visiting Neo Spa—the atmosphere is tranquil and conducive to relaxing. Our seats, modern leather recliners, were a welcoming sight with a wooden bowl filled with warm water and river stones ready for the pre-treatment foot soak.
The scrub felt delicate, unlike the usual sandy sloughing off of dead skin, and its scent lightly sweet, which really set the stage for unwinding. I like how my technician worked lightly on my nails (no wounded cuticles here) but was also thorough and neat about her work. A week later, my nails still look like they’re in top form.
Going to Neo Spa for this treatment really made me appreciate the difference between just getting a regular mani-pedi and taking time out for a full pampering service. It’s the “me time” we all need to take once in a while.
Carla: This was the best part of the afternoon. I need to have my daughter all to myself every now and then. I would certainly go back there with my daughter if her time allows.
Isha: I know that my mom wouldn’t normally think of spending on an indulgence like this so I was more than happy to give her an experience this nice. We enjoyed our 1 hour and 20 minutes together, chatting and catching up. Hopefully, we’ll find time to do it again even if it’s not a special occasion.
Strawberries and Champagne foot pampering with pedicure and classic manicure, P1380 per person, Neo Spa. View the Spa Directory listing for contact details here >>
Neo Spa will be offering the following Mother’s Day packages for the whole month of May:
Rose Quartz Anti Aging Ritual P3100/person, 120 minutes
This treatment includes a harmonizing massage, which uses warm ayurvedic oil mixed with lemon balm herbs. An intensive neck and Anti-Time Lift facial massage with Rose Quartz Stones (known for their calming and soothing qualities) helps to encourage a state of total peace & wellness. To finish off, a head massage will leave you with a sense of well-being for several days to come.
Caviar Crystal Luxe with Snowflakes P2950/person, 90 minutes
Pamper your skin with Biodroga's Luxury Caviar Facial made especially indulgent with the use of purifying crystal wands and a unique back massage with cooling "snowflake" lactic clay powder.
Pearl Tranquility Journey P2950/person 150 minutes
This Spa Ritual combines the skin smoothing qualities of a Pearl Scrub with the soothing Qi Tranquility Massage. The Japanese concept of harmony and well-being focuses on the energy circulating in the body and the Qi Tranquility Massage helps regulate the body’s energy flow, inducing profound relaxation and a sense of total well-being. This comes with the Japanese oshibori ritual.