Holistic Retreat : Zenyu Eco Spa
I’ve been in search for an alternative spa center to escape, unwind and rejuvenate for months now. Not much had appeal to me until fellow blogger, Ia of IaAdamLim, invited me for an afternoon of complete healing at one of the first eco-friendly day spas in the Philippines.
Nestled deep in the heart of Metro Manila, at the 3rd floor of Manila Ocean Park complex, the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, open water marine habitat, boutique mall and function facilities at the back of the Quirino Grandstand. Zenyu Eco Spa is right next to Hotel H2O, the Philippines’ first aquarium-themed chic urban getaway.
Dr. Eric Tan, Zenyu Spa Manager explained to us the concept of this latest spa trend. Zenyu is a Japanese term for Complete Healing. He even showed us some experiments displayed on location about the importance of Negative Ions in stabilizing free radicals.
Included in the experiment are the 5 month-old raw meat, egg and cheese stored at a box which emits negative ions. Interesting that it don’t smell rotten or even infested by maggots. The egg looks crystallized. Nails were immersed on water and placed in an Ionized Bottle against an ordinary bottle. The latter looked brownish, where the stain already mixed up with the content while the stain at the Ionized Bottle were contained at the bottom part only.
The Ecoparadise Store are well equipped with great range of environmentally friendly products for sustainable living. EcoParadise Socks, EcoParadise Futon, Pet Bottle, Pirikare, mattress, pail, plastic packs and more. Pails and plastic packs have anti-oxidant solution that creates a perfect environment for fermentation. You can even create your own yogurt and fruit enzymes. For those looking for breakthroughs in anti-aging, feel free to try out these products.
For refreshments, we were able to sample one of Eco Paradise experiment. A taste of the fermented Hawthorn Berries stored in an EcoParadise Pail. The pail converts the water into Ionized water in hours. It contains anti-oxidants.
Fellow Bloggers. Cheers to this new discovery and well-being!
We were then tested with a capillary microscope to check out our visual blood capillaries. For most of us, our blood flow seemed normal, but when a piece of ionized cloth were put above our arms, the blood circulation were even better.
Results from the monitor shows evidence of stress, unbalance diet and other medical conditions.
To improve our health and well-being, we were then pampered with a 30 minutes whole body massage. For first timers, let go of your inhibitions and feel the Zen atmosphere while indulging in a Swedish or Shiatsu therapy.
After the relaxing massage. We were able to cool down and were served cold water before trying out the Hot Bed Treatment. This is a special technology from the ecoparadise chain of Japan and the first negative ion facility in the Philippines.
The Hot Bed claims to reduce cholesterol and body toxins, strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, metabolism and blood pressure.
We stayed here for around 20 minutes. The high temperature from the tiles slowly took over our bodies and before we knew it, we were sweating heavily. This flush out toxins and disease to maintain our optimal physical and mental health.
For my husband who has asthma, he enjoyed this treatment better than sauna and steam bath. Needless to say, we felt rejuvenated after those two treatments.
The women’s changing area and bath is well equipped with lockers. We were given with waterproof bracelet key and towel. We get to try Pirikare Multipurpose Powder made from natural vegetable oil and anti-oxidant solution. It feels gentle on the skin and is also environmental friendly.
I can’t even wait for our next visit to try out the outdoor jacuzzi with fish brought in from Turkey. Zenyu Eco Spa will be the first to offer a full-body fish spa in the country. There is also an Olympic size swimming pool at the roof deck.
For the price, I was surprised it came out affordable too. I will post the price list as soon as I have the copy.
I like this new “greener” approach in spa option. We get to share and be environmentally responsible in our own way. Let us all indulge into a more sustainable lifestyle.