Pampering + inch-loss, in one! My kind of thing.
Beauty | By Trixie Reyna on November 2, 2013


So, what’s a woman to do when she has a beach trip, like, tomorrow, and she still has a few flabs and cellulite she would rather not have in photos or when she sashays down the shore? Well, if, like me you don’t really have the budget for all those radio frequency, non-invasive treatments (that should be done ahead of time, mind), you just might like Tocarre Spa’s Ultimate Body Sculpting Treatment, which I got to try recently. At P3,500, I think it’s a good enough investment if you want to lose the inches and the cellulite fast. PLUS: You achieve this while getting pampered for over two hours in the process!

The pampering experience begins the moment you walk into Tocarre Spa. The receptionist will warmly welcome you and guide you through personalizing your treatment. You’ll be asked to select the themed room that suits your mood, the massage oil they will use for your massage, the music that will be playing in your treatment room, the aromatherapy room fragrance that will further relax you while you get your treatment done, and even the beverage you’ll enjoy after the treatment.

Once in the treatment room, the therapist will measure your arms, hips, thighs, and waist. Then, the 130-minute pampering ritual starts off with the body scrub, which uses Selvert Thermal Holistic Gel and Anti-Cellulite Spices Powder. While the scrub is left to be absorbed by the skin for a few minutes, the therapist will give you a scalp massage.

After you shower off the scrub, the therapist will give you a body wrap that is self-heating and releases rich marine elements that remove toxins and excess water retention, and has contouring effects. After a few minutes, you’ll be asked to shower it off, too.

The ritual ends with a 60-minute, deep-tissue Bamboo Massage, which is specifically designed to tone and reshape your body, stimulate body systems, and balance body energy. Three bamboo canes of different diameters and sizes are rolled, slid, and pressed on the body. They also use a warming ultrasonic machine. To intensify its body-shaping effect, the bamboo massage uses the powerful formulation of Svelt Body Anti-Cellulite Cream, which aids in treating, breaking down, and reducing fat deposits.

I lost a lot of inches in certain areas, while not so much in others, primarily because I do not have that much to lose, I was told. I lost two inches around my hips, going from 36” to 34”. I lost half an inch around each arm and around my waist (it went from 26” to 25.5”). I didn’t really lose any inches around my thighs, although if there’s any noticeable result, it’s that I was finally able to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Aside from the results, I really appreciated how it also gave me the perfect excuse to pamper myself. I haven’t been to a spa in months, let alone get a massage, a body scrub, and a body wrap in one go, but I got it all by sparing a little over two hours of my time and P3,500 of my budget. Hey, this is something I would do only for really special occasions, anyway. Like that beach trip I’ve been anticipating.

Tocarre Spa is located at 4F Best Western Antel Spa Suites, Antel Lifestyle City, 7829, Makati Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 02-4030808 local 2050; 02-5551232; or 0927-7686556. Visit the Tocarre Spa website. Selvert Thermal products is exclusively distributed by Top That Professional Beauty–check out their website, too.

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