I would like to introduce you to a spa & massage station in Cebu City for those who come to Cebu Island for sightseeing or studying abroad.
Cebu City has more massage parlors than the resort area of Mactan Island.
Tipping is basically not necessary in the Philippines, but some shops ask for tipping and others give a bag for tipping with tea on the way home and there is nothing left.
If you were given a tip bag or something, it would be about 1 hour and 50 pages, and in the case of a high-class spa, it would be about 100 pages. In some stores, the amount of tip is predetermined. Other than that, I think it’s good to feel basically.
In my case, I often pass 100 P when it’s very good, and 50 P when it’s normal or under.
Then, I will introduce recommended stores of Cebu City.
Cebu City Recommended Massage & Spa List
1.Mandaue (Toyoko Inn A.S. Street Park Mall)
First, I would like to introduce an area called Mandaue. This is the area closest to Mactan Island. From around the Bridge to Toyoko Inn, along A.S. Four Tuner Avenue and Park Mall, massage and spa facilities are introduced.
Japanese Tea Lounge
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 26: 00 Location: J-Center Mall near Toyoko Inn
This massage parlor is a 1 minute walk from Japan’s most famous business hotel “Toyoko Inn”. It is located in J Center Mall and is open from 10 o’clock to 26 o’clock. As you can see from the name of the restaurant, it is owned by a Japanese owner and easy to use even for Japanese people. I often use it when I stay at Toyoko Inn.
Chair for foot massage. It features an enclosed chair that looks like first class on an airplane, so you can relax and get a foot massage.
The price of the massage is 60 P for foot 300 minutes, 90 P for 400 minutes, 60 P for body 350 minutes, and 90 P for 450 minutes.
If you want to get a body massage, please click here. The restaurant itself is small and the private rooms are small. A type separated by a curtain. The only downside is that there is no toilet in the store. If you want to go to the bathroom during or after a massage, you can use the one in the mall. Be sure to use the bathroom before you go to the store.
Opening hours: 12: 00 ~ 23: 00 Location: J-Center Mall 6th floor
It is a spa run by Japanese in the Skywater Park area on the 6th floor of Toyoko Inn Hotel. Guests can go from the front desk of the hotel, and non-guests can go from the J Center Mall.
There are 40 stores in Japan, and Cebu is the first overseas store. The feature is that Japanese technicians give technical guidance to Filipino staff and they can receive full-scale shiatsu just like in Japan.
Chair for foot massage. It is located on the second floor, and you can see the beautiful night view in front of you in a special seat! The foot is a type of pressing the acupressure point with Taiwanese or Chinese style. In the Philippines, people often push with their fingers, so I recommend this R spa for those who are not satisfied!
Massage room. All rooms are private rooms separated by 2 beds and curtains. Even if you use it by yourself, strangers don’t get together.
The price of the massage is 40 minutes 700 p, 60 minutes 1000 p, oil 60 minutes 1000 p, foot massage 30 minutes 500 p.
At the reception, you need to fill in the areas you’d like to be massaged, and they massage those areas well. The price is high, but I can recommend it with the same quality as Japan.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 24: 00 Place: at the back of the building next to J Center Mall
A massage, spa and nail salon run by Japanese people, located in the back of a commercial facility next to the J Center Mall. This shop has an impression of refreshing white and blue colors.
This is the massage room. It is a completely private room type.
The price of the massage is 60 minutes 450 P for oil or finger pressure massage, 60 minutes 300 P for hand massage, and 60 minutes 300 P for foot massage. I also do nail, gel nail 1300 p ~.
Opening hours: 13: 00 ~ 24: 00 Location: Orchard Hotel 1st floor
A spa on the first floor of Orchard Hotel on A.S. Four Tuner Avenue. It is mainly facial, but there is also body massage. Acupressure is 350 P and oil is 400 P.
Opening hours: Unknown location: The Space, 2nd floor
Nouattai is a chain restaurant located on the 2nd floor of The Space in the area where cafe berry and hangout steakhouse are located.
Ichiriki Chaya Massage
Opening hours: 15: 00 ~ 24: 00 Location: Ichiriki Chaya Restaurant
Tonton is a massage parlor attached to Ichiriki Chaya Restaurant. Since it is Japanese-American, the detailed service is popular. In addition to the restaurant, there is also a hotel, so it is recommended for guests and after meals at the restaurant.
Hours of operation: 24 hours Place: A.S. Four Tuner Avenue
A spa near Oak Ridge. Happy Hour from 12 o’clock to 17 o’clock, half price! I recommend it to people who can come at this time.
BAMBOO WELLNESS SPA
Hours of operation: 24 hours Place: A.S. Four Tuner Avenue
A massage parlor near The space. Open 24 hours.
yoga thai spa
Opening hours: 13: 00 ~ 25: 00 (Friday 14: 00 ~) Place: 2nd floor of Times Square 2
This spa is a super cheap massage shop in Times Square, the same as the S spa. I have never been there, but according to the person who went, it was unexpectedly good.
The price is 30 points for 95 minutes of dry massage, 30 points for 95 minutes of foot massage, 60 points for 180 minutes of oil, 60 points for 140 minutes of dry and 120 points for 290 minutes of dry and oil!!
It’s awfully cheap. It is cheaper than Nuattai which is a super cheap massage shop. Even 30 minutes of foot massage is only 95 points! If you want to relax for 1 hour, dry or foot 140 p.
Even if you want to do it for 2 hours, you can save a lot of money with 250 to 400 pages. If you are a medium- to long-term foreign student or a resident of the country and you want to go to a massage regularly, you can save a lot of money by using this.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 2: 00 Place: 2nd floor of Times Square 2
It’s in Times Square, near the Park Mall, a medium-sized shopping mall. This hotel has a bai hotel, a big hotel, and IDEA CEBU and brilliant dorms and school buildings for language schools, so it is recommended for those who stay there.
The price of the massage is
・Dry massage & foot 90 minutes 500 p
・Oil massage & foot 90 minutes 550 p
・Dry massage 60 minutes, 350 minutes, 90 minutes, 500 minutes, 120 minutes, 700 minutes.
・Oil massage 60 minutes, 400 minutes, 90 minutes, 600 minutes, 120 minutes, 800 minutes.
The inside of the store is like this. It is a sliding door type complete private room.
The private rooms are simple but clean, and I have the impression that they have the minimum number.
This spa also offers skin care. If you’re interested, go ahead.
2.Maboro (SM Galleria Salossa)
Maboro is the area around Sarossa Hotel SM Mall. SM Mall is the second largest shopping mall on Cebu Island. Sarossa Hotel is also a large hotel used as a lodging place for international students. I would like to introduce a massage & spa in this area where there are many Japanese.
Opening hours: 12: 00 ~ 26: 00 Location: opposite Sarossa Hotel
Spa across from Sarossa Hotel. I love the spa here myself and I will definitely visit once during my stay in Cebu.
The feature of this spa is the happy hour. You can get a massage at 20% off from the opening time until around 14 o’clock.
I go there around 12 o’clock every time and get a cheap and relaxing massage. It’s usually crowded from evening to night, so it’s better to make a reservation.
Also, foreign students get 20% off regardless of the time. Students of IDEA ACADEMIA and Argus should check it out!
The shop also has a nail salon. You can get gel nails at 800 p and get 20% off of nails, so if you are an international student for a long time, please try it.
The price of the massage is
・Package A (Body + Foot) 90 min 650 p
・Package B (Body + Foot) 120 min 880 p
・Coconut oil or oil massage: 60 minutes, 450 minutes, 90 675 minutes.
I recommend the package menu. It is a good deal because you can receive 650 pages including the body and foot. It’s 20% off from there, so it’s cheap!
The access is good and the spa is clean, so it is recommended for women and families. Free Wi-Fi is available in the store. Please note that you can only pay in cash.
Ming Thai Spa
Business hours: 24 hours Business location: across from Sarossa Hotel
It’s the spa next to the Imperial Spa. We are open 24 hours a day. This one is a little cheaper than the Imperial Spa next door (Even if Imperial is 20% off, Mintai is cheaper.).
Price: A pack (Massage 120 minutes + foot 30 minutes) 1250 P, B pack (Massage 90 minutes + foot 30 minutes) 980 P, C pack (Aroma massage for 60 minutes + body scrub for 60 minutes) 1350 P. Dry massage 60 minutes → 330 p, 120 minutes → 660 p, oil massage 60 minutes → 330 p, 120 minutes → 660 p.
It differs from Imperial in that it has unique menus such as bamboo massage and cupping.
Also, the chair for foot massage is soft and comfortable, and you can recline close to 180 degrees, so I highly recommend it for foot massage.
Business hours: Unknown location: Near SM Mall
Nouattai is a chain store on the second floor of the building where Tom N Toms Coffee is located near SM Mall. It is convenient for shopping breaks. There is also a shooting range at the back of the parking lot on the first floor of this building.
Opening hours: 11: 00 ~ 23: 45 Place: near SM Mall
A cheap massage shop near SM Mall. You can get a body massage from 60 minutes 200 p.
Open 24 hrs. Location: Within APM Shopping Center
A massage shop at the very end of APM shopping center near SM Mall. We’re open 24 hours.
Foot massage is 60 minutes and 250 p, oil is 60 minutes and 350 p, and dry is 60 minutes and 280 p. This is the cleanest massage near SM Mall and it is easy for women to get in.
Opening hours: 9: 00 ~ 22: 00 Location: Radisomble Hotel
A high-class spa located in Radisomble Hotel directly connected to SM Mall. It is recommended to make a reservation because you often cannot enter without making a reservation. Foot 30 minutes 750 P, Deep Tissue Massage 90 minutes 2200 P.
Opening hours: 12: 00 ~ 26: 00 Location: Sarossa Hotel
A massage and spa in Sarossa Hotel. It is in the hotel, but the price is not high, and it has a stylish atmosphere, so I can recommend it to women, families and elderly people.
Dry massage 60 minutes 500 p, oil massage 60 minutes 700 p, foot 60 minutes 400 p.
3.banilad (Countrymol Henry Marcopolo)
Vanilad is near the Henry Hotel and the Country Mall. Tops are at the top of the mountain and include the Marco Polo Hotel and the famous restaurant Anzani.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 25: 00 Place: Country Mall 2nd floor
A massage and spa on the 2nd floor of “Gaisano Country Mall”, a large mall for locals. There is a target of a Japanese language school nearby, and it is especially recommended for students of that language school.
The interior is spacious and the waiting area is stylish and beautiful.
We also do nails here. It’s good for mid to long-term foreign students! Nail care is cheap, so it seems good to do only nail care. In the Philippines, even men do nail care, so why don’t you try it?
The price of the massage is
・Dry massage or oil massage 60 minutes 350 p, 90 minutes 450 p, 120 minutes 550 p
・Stone massage 60 minutes 550 p, 90 minutes 750 p.
・Foot massage 30 minutes, 150 minutes, 60 minutes, 250 minutes.
The price of the nails is
・Nail care 80 p
・Gel Color 700
・Gel French Nail 700 p
In addition, this spa also offers a facial, and there are special packages such as facial + gel nail 1040 P.
The massage room looks like this. It has a beautiful and calm atmosphere.
There was also a futon version. This one seems to be good for dry massage. The massage fee is cheaper than other spas, so I recommend it to foreign students.
The gel color manicure is 700 p (Around 1600 yen.), so please try it even if you have given up because it is expensive in Japan.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 25: 00 Place: beside Maroo restaurant
This massage spa is located next to the Korean barbecue restaurant Maroo. It can be crowded at night.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 23: 00 Place: next to Anzani
This massage spa is located next to the Anzani restaurant near the Marco Polo Hotel. Recommended for guests staying at Marco Polo or after having a meal at Anzani. It is recommended for women as it has a luxurious atmosphere despite being cheap.
There is a gym next door. Reception is here.
Dry for 60 minutes 300 P, oil for 60 minutes 350 P. Foot is 30 minutes and 150 pages. There is a package that starts from 2 hours, and there is also a cheap package that costs 1000 pages for 2 and a half hours.
4.Ayalamall IT Park JY (Mandarin Waterfront)
The area where Ayalamall IT Park JY Square, the most prosperous and popular area in Cebu City, is located. There are many buildings with companies, and not only business, but also many foreign students and tourists. There are many large hotels in this area, so I would like to recommend a massage and spa nearby.
The Spa at Cebu
Opening hours: 12: 00 ~ 24: 00 Place: Ayalamall Terrace
The price is a little high for foreign students, so it’s not easy to go, but I have no complaints about the atmosphere, service, quality and convenience of the restaurant. There are Ayala shop near the terrace on the first floor of Ayala Mall and 2 shops in Mactan International Airport.
I recommend Ayala Mall for convenience. Recently, it was built in the airport, so it became the best for waiting time of airplane.
The Ayala shop is on the first floor of the patio terrace. There are Abaca café and UCC café nearby. I don’t know if it was a Japanese tour or a company trip, but a Japanese group also used it.
・Shiatsu massage or Swedish massage (In Cebu, oil.) is 60 minutes 900 p, 90 minutes 1300 p, 120 minutes 1700 p.
・Filipino traditional massage’s hilotte is 120 minutes 2500 p.
・Foot massage 60 minutes 600 p, 90 minutes 850 p
I actually had a massage here, and when I tried to take the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi 60: 1500 P, I was told that the Cebu Touch of Heaven 120: 1700 P was a better deal, so I decided to take it.
It was about 3500 yen for 2 hours (rate in May 2018).
You can pay by credit card.
I actually used the massage room. The private room itself is compact, but it has a washstand and chair, and a bath and shower room in the back.
Washstand. It is really helpful for women that there is a washstand in the room. After the massage, my hair and face always get worse, so 。。。
The tea after the massage was ginger. They will also give you a tip bag, so those who are satisfied will be happy if you put a tip.
Tree Shade Spa
Business hours: 24 hours Business location: across from IT Park
The feature of this spa is its good location and the fact that it is open 24 hours a day, so you can visit anytime easily. The photo shows a shop across the IT park in a popular area of Cebu City.
Tree Shade Spa has shops along Salinas Drive (Facing the IT Park), along Escalio Avenue and near the Shangri-La Hotel on Mactan Island. I’m glad that all the stores are open 24 hours.
The Help menu is available from the
・Acupressure or Aroma or Aloe Villa massage 60 minutes 700 p, 90 minutes 1050 p, 120 minutes 1400 p
・(most popular) Aroma & Acupressure 90 minutes 1050 P, 120 minutes 1400 P
・Dry massage 60 minutes 400 p
・Oil massage 60 minutes 450 p.
・Dry & Foot Massage 90 minutes 600 p
・Oil and foot massage for 90 minutes 650 p.
Tree Shaded Spa also has a nail salon next to it, where you can get your nails polished at 300 p and gel at 800 p.
This time, I received the most popular aroma and shiatsu for 90 minutes. First, the foot washing place. You can enjoy the resort feeling with the floating flowers.
This is a VIP room. It was spacious and had a washbasin, toilet and shower in a private room.
This is a standard room. I actually had a massage in this room.
Tree Shade Spa has a cafe and a souvenir shop. It is also good to drink a delicious mango shake after a massage. There were mango, banana, pineapple and green mango shakes, and each was 160 pages. There are also sandwiches and light snacks.
Tree Shade Spa keeps your suitcases so you can get a massage before your flight and play around for a while before heading to the airport.
The pick-up and drop-off service is basically free, and all you have to do is give a 50 p tip to the driver. I heard that they can also pick you up at the airport. If I’m correct, the airport pickup is a little more expensive, but it’s much cheaper than going by taxi. If you have a flight in the evening or at night, I recommend you to use this massage shop. If you need transportation, I think you can go back smoothly if you ask before getting a massage.
This store is open 24 hours, but it is very crowded from evening to night, so it is better to make a reservation. Many shops along the Salinas drive have Japanese staff, so you can make inquiries in Japanese.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 26: 00 Location: Near Crossroad
Floraspa is one of the shops I often use. The location is about a minute walk from Crossroad, near the IT Park.
The shop has Japanese manga (Dragon Ball, Baby and Me, Ranma et al.) which you can read while waiting. It is a massage shop for Japanese.
Prices are as follows: foot and head massage 60 minutes 400 p, 90 minutes 600 p, dry massage 60 minutes 400 p, 90 minutes 600 p, oil massage 60 minutes 400 p, 90 minutes 600 p, foot 60 minutes 400 p.
The inside of the store is very spacious and calm. The private rooms are also sliding door type, and they are almost fully reserved during daytime on weekdays (lol).
The neck is a little expensive, but I recommend it if you want to relax and get a massage.
Business hours: Unknown location: Holiday spa hotel
A spa in the Holiday Spa Hotel. There is a gym and a pool here, so it is recommended to use the spa with them.
Business hours: Unknown location: Ayala Mall
Massage spa at the back of the 4th floor of Ayala Mall. You can have Thai massage for 60 350 minutes and 350 minutes and oil for 60 minutes. If you want to get a massage at Ayala Mall, I recommend Spa at Cebu located here or on the terrace.
Business hours: 24 hours Business location: Near Ayala Mall
A 24 hour massage spa close to Ayala Mall, Mandarin and Quest Hotel. It is easy for women to enter.
Thai massage 60 minutes 350 p, oil massage 60 minutes 300 p, foot 30 minutes 180 p. Recommended for people staying at hotels near Ayala.
Business hours: Unknown location: Mandarin Hotel
Massage on the 6th floor of Mandarin Hotel, near Ayala. You can get a massage at a low price for a massage shop in a large hotel. Body massage 60 minutes and 450 minutes, foot massage 60 minutes and 300 minutes.
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 26: 00 Location: Welcome Hotel
A massage in the welcome hotel. It’s the same store as the one in Sarossa Hotel.
5.Escario Osmenia (Sevdoctors Summit Circle Hotel)
Finally, we will introduce Escalio Street, which leads from Ayala to Osmenia Capital, and the Massage & Spa in the Osmenia Capital area.
Opening hours: 9: 00 ~ 24: 00 Location: Crown Regency Hotel, 16th floor
The location is on the 16th floor of the Crown Regency Hotel. However, you have to go down to the 16th floor by another elevator after you go to the 18th floor, so I think people who go there for the first time will get lost.
This spa is for members only, but walk-in guests are also available.
The price of the massage is 1500 p for 3 hour package including acupressure and foot facial, 800 p for oil or dry 60 minutes (600 P per person for two persons at the same time).
It is a completely private room, like this in the room. It is spacious and bright, and it seems good for couples. However, there is a plan called wine bath, and they change it once a day, but they don’t change it for each guest. It is a little disappointing as it is a high-class spa.
Tree Shade Spa
Business hours: Unknown location: Escario Central Mall
A tree shaped spa located in Escalio Central Mall, Escalio Street. It is a popular store with branches in IT park and Mactan.
Opening hours: 24 hoursLocation: Capital Othmania Circle
Nua Thai, the largest chain in Cebu. There are two stores near Osmenia Circle and one near Capital. The one in the picture is a store in Osman Circle.
Watermelon Health Spa
Business hours: 24 hours Business location: next to Dunkin ‘Donut
A spa next to Dunkin ‘Donut, a little ahead of Nuattai. Besides Escalio Street, this store also has a store in Mactan. We’re open 24 hours.
Aroma body 60 minutes 300 pages, dry 60 minutes 300 pages.
body & sole
Hours: 14: 00 to 5: 30 (Tsuki to Sat) 15: 00 to (Sun) Place: Osmenia Dori
A massage parlor located along the main street of Osmenia towards the Capital. There is another store nearby.
Body massage 350 p, foot spa 280 p. Other than massage, there are facial and peeling.
That was the massage and spa recommended by Cebu City.
There are many massage parlors in Cebu other than the one I introduced. Please visit many places and find your favorite masseuse.