Borehilot: Devarana Spa's Luxurious Massage Inspired by 'Hilot' Restores Body and Mind

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Eastern therapies are infused at Devarana Spa's luxurious massage experience that meets Filipino Hilot Massage and Balinese Boreh Remedy for a 90-minute healing and relaxation. The unique Borehilot Massage at Dusit Thani Manila's signature luxury spa is a 90-minute therapeutic experience that blends the traditional Filipino 'Hilot' and the traditional Balinese Boreh to heal and restore your body.

Traditional Eastern remedies believe that illness is caused when our body's energies are unbalanced, so the core principle of therapy is to unblock these energy pathways to achieve health and wellness for both body and mind. Before your treatment, Devarana Spa's ambiance and reception is set to make you already feel relaxed and at ease, escaping from the busyness of the metro with their service aiming to treat you like Thai royalty, entering a private sanctuary.

The Borehilot Massage begins with the Boreh treatment -- a warm Boreh paste is applied on target points of your body, covering the skin in a unique combination of spices that both exfoliate one's skin and warm up the muscles. The paste's blend of ginger root, cinnamon, clove and rice powder focus on the upper and lower back, legs and stomach to improve flexibility, while its heat and aromatic properties increase blood circulation. Boreh was said to be first experienced by rice farmers in Indonesia, a warm and soothing solution to their tired bodies after returing from the fields. 

A concoction of herbs and spices make up the healing Boreh paste

While the paste's aromas waft around you making you feel quite delicious (the blend of ingredients will remind of you deliciously spiced Asian dishes!), it is then followed with another traditional Balinese method of covering the top of the paste with warm banana leaves, which the spa soaks in warm therapeutic oil that allows heat to penetrate more.

After reducing pain and tension with this ritual the Borehilot experience concludes with a hilot-inspired massage therapy, the therapist kneading your weary muscles with long, soothing, medium-pressure strokes that promotes circulation. This ninety minute self-care at Devarana Spa will leave you feeling rejuvenated in a most unique way, your skin and body benefitting from a centuries-old blend of healing herbs. 

Devarana Spa's 90-minute Borehilot Massage is priced at P4,000. Want to feel like royalty even more? Avail of the Monsoon Romance (90 mins for P3,300) or Radiance Package (120 mins for P4,200) for ultimate glow and relaxation: combine a body scrub of choice with a one hour massage (Monsoon) or add a 30-minute water treatment to the scrub and massage combination (Radiance) to level up your pampering.

Devarana Spa is located at the second level of Dusit Thani Manila, Makati. For more information on Borehilot Massage and Devarana Spa, visit, contact Dusit Thani Manila at +63 (2) 818 7081 and e-mail 

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