[Posted September 3, 2015] Hi all – just a short announcement – to the patrons, clients, and future clients of Bayleaf Spa: they are currently in the process of moving and the new place is being renovated now. Fortunately they still offer home/hotel service during this period. Text or call 09179117821.
I know your blog generally tackles mostly LBGTQ issues and concerns. I am a heterosexual woman. Nonetheless, I felt that I could share this concern with you.
I thought of writing you because I fell in love with this male massage therapist whom I came across through your blog. Long story short, I saw your blogs about him and I got infatuated with him, so much so that I decided to get a massage from him.
The decision to get a massage from him was out-of-character to say the least because I am not entirely comfortable with the idea of having a masseur touch me, much less caress me, especially given that the massage the Spa offers is more than the usual massage I get from my regular spas.
When I finally got the massage, it was more than the usual routine. Without me asking for it, he gave me the “extra service” I only ever heard about from my gay friends. He was ever the gentleman and ensured my comfort all throughout.
After the massage, he started texting me. Given my infatuation, I entertained him. He eventually asked me out on a date. My friends, especially my gay friends, cautioned me against getting into something serious with him considering our circumstances. They warned me that there is always the danger of being made a sugar mommy and of the therapist taking advantage of me for material reasons. I told them that I am a big girl and I can handle it. I was wrong.
I moved recently, from Manila to Mandaluyong. My house before was a quick ride away from Bayleaf Spa, so whenever I felt like I needed a backrub or a thorough body scrub, it was very convenient for me to enjoy Bayleaf’s services. Not anymore though, since I moved to my new place.
Driving time would easily be more than an hour given the horrendous traffic in the metro. But I can’t just switch spas, right? I mean, I love Bayleaf’s manager — he’s the most accommodating spa manager I’ve ever dealt with. And the culture among Bayleaf’s boys is still unparalleled, in my opinion. They have varying massage skills, yes, but all of them consistently treat me with a lot of respect and tender, loving care. Very maasikaso, all of them, no exceptions. Plus the boys themselves — haha! — what a delicious mix.
You like the nice, goody goody, boy next door type? Ask for Zander. (Tip: the guy is pogi and meek. Body type is more like John Lloyd, with some baby fats on the side but that’s what we like among our huggable cute boys, right?) At the other end of the spectrum naman, for those who like the more, uhrm, bad boy vibe, an approach where you feel like being kind of dominated, look no further than this guy Allen. No leathers and whips, but the overall effect is pretty spot on. If you like other flavors, good/bad boy in-betweens, like tall guy Yael, and the most senior masseur in their stable, the formidable and sensual massage guru Ronnie.
So yeah, it’s difficult to part ways with Bayleaf, but I had to do it. I texted the manager:
“Stan, medyo dadalang na ang pagbisita ko sa Bayleaf ha. Lilipat na ako ng Mandaluyong eh.”
Stan quickly reverted: “Sir hindi puwede yan. Papa-home service kita. Kelan mo gusto?”
Home service? Parang nakakatakot. That was my initial thought. Kasi di ba, you’ll be giving the spa your residential address. And all those stories that go around about this and that guy who was found dead… Ngiii, nakakapraning lang. Pero naisip ko naman, kung magpapa-home service ako, doon na sa puwede kong i-trust. Good idea naman noh?
So there. Decided na that one of these days, will call for home service. Only remaining problem: sino sa kanila? Haha! Allen? Zander? Ronnie? Or Yael? Or maybe I will just tell the spa manager– surprise me. Hahaha!
Bayleaf Spa provides their signature massage for men via home service anywhere within Metro Manila. For inquiries, text or call the manager at 0917-911-7821. Tell him that Migs referred you, baka he can give you pa tips on how to best enjoy your home service
One evening, I was at Bellini’s, that old but cozy Italian resto in Cubao X. Towards the end of a wonderful pasta dinner, one of two friends quipped – “I think I want to go for a massage after this.”
The other one says him too, and the next thing I knew, the duo is wailing for me to go with them. “But I only go to this place in QC,” I replied.
I called the manager, asked if I can bring along the two chaps and if they can be given discounts too. In no time, we were on our way.
The first chap got Yael. The other had Aldrin. And I had Allen.
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Bayleaf Spa is my home spa. I love it there because the massage is real – not a sorry excuse for some hanky panky; they really do good massage, at least those masseurs I get ha. I always get their SigMa – short for Signature Massage, because while being a real, good legit massage, it does contain some titillating moves, just enough for you to come back for more.
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The evening ended with the 3 of us with ear-to-ear smiles. One of the 2 chaps came to me after, saying – now I know why you come only here.
If you happen to try Bayleaf Spa I highly recommend Allen. If he’s not around, ask for the spa manager and tell him Migs recommended you – he knows what to do
Bayleaf Spa – Unit E, Marren Building, 1157 Quezon Ave., Quezon City.
Spa manager 09179117821
09178840488, (02) 6249713
Let’s hear it from the other side. Here’s a letter from a former masseur, who generously shares his story. Thanks, Nel.
I have been an avid reader of your blog site for almost a year now. My friend shared me your site- maybe in his desire to facilitate answers to my redundant questions about manila masseurs faster than he really could. In fact, I would not allow a day to pass without visiting your wellness link to update my list of the latest scoops and hot masseurs that should soon be tucked into my suitcase before my departure to manila for me and fellow PLUâ€™s annual Christmas vacation.
I am Nel, a closeted gay in my late forties, an accountant by profession who acquired a citizenship here in USA after I was petitioned by my employer/lover. I have too many complexities in my personality that had been brought about by the numerous hazy chapters of my gay life. Iâ€™d like to share some of my own experience, just to find release after I made some disclosures about my murky past as reaction to a comment posted by one of your readers (masseurs, masseurs post. comments #â€™s 1359, 1361 and 1366.) Iâ€™d like to see it posted as a contribution in your site, so that others may be inspired and believe there is life after the massage bed or for whatever purpose it could serve to the readers.
Based on my own experience, and judging from the popularity of massage/masseur-related posts here (e.g., this post with more than a thousand comments, and this other, newer one also gathering hundreds of comments and counting), it seems that we gay guys have a deep need, I would say a very well entrenched primordial need, to be touched by another man.
Joel Lamangan’s movie “Heavenly Touch” is set within the mysterious Male-to-Male Massage industry. Watch its official trailer here: