The Teceruma Story

A woman of substance and independent means best describes the founder of TECERUMA, Maria Teresa Docabo Herbst, better known as Tess to her circle of friends. She conceived of this spa and salon project long before she immigrated to the United States to join her husband, John F. Herbst. John is now retired but used to run an international machinery manufacturing business which has customers and partners all over the world.

Emboldened by her sincere desire to provide livelihood and a better future for her family, relatives, and friends, she dreamed of establishing a chain of premier spas and salons throughout the Philippines.

Tess came from very humble beginnings, growing up in the small village of Barangay Bugas Borongan, Eastern Samar. As a young teenager, she was sent to Manila by her grandmother to care for a sick aunt. Not satisfied with only her caregiver’s role, Tess strived to build a future for her family starting by working in spas, salons and fitness centers. Prior to immigrating to the United States, she worked as a Spa Trainer and Supervisor in many of the leading five star hotels in Makati’s Central Business District.

For the past several years, Tess has traveled extensively with her husband seeking out the best spa services from around the world. John’s business travels have taken them to Fiji, Bali, China, Vietnam, Brazil, USA, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Germany, England, Switzerland, Japan, and a host of other exotic places. Tess custom tailors the best global spa therapies to fit the ever discriminating TECERUMA clients.

TECERUMA means many things to people but what stands out is the fact that it represents teamwork and excellence among its staff; passion for its customers who are served by expert hands with utmost care and respect; unlimited possibilities for achieving total relaxation and revitalization with maximum satisfaction from its varied but consistent services; market-driven and aggressive but never obtrusive. That is TECERUMA Spa and Salon in action!

TECERUMA Spa and Salon started constructing its facilities and training its people in March of 2012 and was finally launched in May of the same year. For its spa services, it has partnered with exclusive distributors of skin care products positioned to achieve harmony of the body, mind and soul. For the salon, it uses world-renowned brands for hair coloring, bonding and perming as well as for its make-up, waxing and creative nail art.

Situated at the BSA Twin Towers in front of SM Megamall and beside St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, TECERUMA Spa and Salon guarantees unreserved services in a soothing atmosphere. It offers on demand high quality services with its licensed spa therapists. In the salon, it has skilled make-up artists, hair stylists and manicurists/pedicurists which complement make-over services.

Indeed, it is a totally different spa and salon experience of beauty, health and wellness at TECERUMA not only in Ortigas Center where its main branch was born but also in Dolores and Borongan, Samar, the recently devastated home province of the founder and visionary where two branches are located. We envision to be in more places in months and years to come.

We welcome everyone with the warmth of our embrace in providing the "best of the best" services only our staff can offer. Its definitely more fun in Teceruma Spa and Salon!