Ways to pamper your mom this Mother's Day


Posted at May 07 2014 05:09 PM | Updated as of May 12 2014 04:48 AM

Pamper your mom on Mother's Day. Photo: Handout

MANILA – Your mother may already be perfect in your eyes, but that does not mean she does not need a little pampering. Here are some ways to treat her to a day of rest and relaxation this Mother’s Day.

Massage, facial

Several spas in Metro Manila offer a great variety of treatments that will surely cater to your mom’s needs.

The Swedish and Shiatsu treatments are ideal for those who want to keep things simple and straightforward. If you want something a bit different, give your mom a spa treatment that involves the use of different ingredients, from scented oils and water to honey, jelly and salt.

The ever-reliable The Spa and Blue Water have branches across the metro, while Nuat Thai, Ace Water Spa and Peppermint Spa are popular options for those who are working around a budget. If you can afford to splurge this Mother’s Day, take your parent to hotel spas at Sofitel or the Shangri-La hotels for the ultimate pampering experience.

Foot spa, manicure, pedicure

If your mother is not a fan of full body massages, take her to a foot spa where she can spend a quick hour or two to relax before facing the hustle and bustle of work the next day.

One of the newest pampering havens for tired and stressed feet is Foot Massage Lounge at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which has a boutique hotel vibe.

The customized couches of Foot Massage Lounge. Photo: Handout

Metro Manila is home to different foot spas, with most of them also offering manicures and pedicures for the total spa experience.

There are also plenty of nail salons in the city, from Dashing Diva to Nail Tropics, Posh Nails and Tips N Toes.

Hair services

Give life back to your mother’s crowning glory by taking her to her favorite salon.

Treat her to a haircut, hair color or a hair treatment. If you can afford it, have all of those things done. Your mother will definitely appreciate it.

Feel free to choose from several salons in Metro Manila, from the budget to high-end ones. Piandre is a reliable salon chain with branches in different parts of the city. If you have more money to spare, feel free to visit Empire Salon in Makati, which has London-trained staff.

Also slowly gaining popularity are the blowdry salons such as Blowout Bar in Legaspi Village, Makati.

For a quick guide on hair trends this summer, click here.

For a complete pampering package, the new salon Make Me Blush rewards moms and daughters with a well-deserved break for only P999 each until May 11. The offer includes Klean Color Nail polish for manicure and pedicure, Lorea’l Hair Treatment for dry and damaged hair plus a Blow Dry.

The couches of Make Me Blush. Photo: Handout

Worth mentioning too are Make Me Blush’s signature comfy and whimsical couches, guaranteed to kick start some catching up and intimate conversations with a warm cup of coffee on the side.

Make Me Blush is located at Hemady Square on Dona Hemady St. cor. E. Rodriguez Ave. in Quezon City.

Beauty, skin care gifts

If your mom is more of a homebody, take the salon and spa to her instead by giving her a set of skin care and beauty products, from body butter to perfume and makeup.

Head to your mom’s favorite beauty and skin care brand, get her top picks, and put them all in a pretty box or basket. If you are not sure as to what she would like, ask the store if they offer gift sets for Mother’s Day.

Among the popular brands for beauty and skin care here in the country are The Body Shop, The Face Shop, L’Occitane and Kiehl’s and Etude House. You may also want to try visiting Human Nature branches for affordable and community-oriented products.

Department stores such as Rustan’s, Landmark and SM also offer a variety of skin care and beauty products that cater to different budgets.

Buffet and makeover

Marriott buffet. Photo: Handout

One package that includes a makeover and a meal is Marriott Manila's Mother's Day offer. The hotel has partnered with the cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown for the annual event.

Mothers who avail of Marriott Café’s Sunday Brunch for P2,700 nett, which includes US Prime Rib steaks, foie gras, chilled seafood, pasta, sushi and pastries, will also get a make-over make-up from Bobbi Brown, a P500 voucher redeemable in Rustan’s Shangri-La and Rustan’s Makati, and special prizes to several lucky winners.