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Me Time: Three Alternative Wellness Retreats and Treatments for the Ever Busy Woman

Me Time: Three Alternative Wellness Retreats and Treatments for the Ever Busy Woman


We all know how it is to juggle priorities, complete never ending to-do lists, and manage our busy schedules. Bliss is something we are actually wired to feel fleetingly, unfortunately so—and this explains a lot about our propensity for stress and reaching for the forbidden cookie to binge on. The good news: Finding the time and perfect treatment to de-stress, maintain energy levels, and stay lean isn’t so difficult anymore. Now a necessity more than luxury, spas and retreats have become requisites to the busy woman’s schedule. Here, we round up three distinctly holistic treatments to explore:


The Third Eye Wellness Center, Bonifacio Global City. Looking to heal using chakras and achieve physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and rejuvenation? The Third Eye Wellness Center offers a holistic approach to restoring individual energy and chakra balance. Its health and wellness activities use meditation, adjustments in health and nutrition, alternative healing, and holistic beauty. Therapies include Theta Healing, Crystal Layout (for past life regression), Hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing, and Chakra Balancing. In combining holistic healing therapies with their signature massages, the spa allows guests to achieve chakra healing and realignment, past life regression, Deep Theta Wave vibration, among others—all in just 60-90 minutes. 600A, 6/F, 20th Drive Corporate Center, 20th Drive, McKinley Business Park, Bonifacio Global City. Contact +632-8982984 / +63917-6362800 or


Seshin: Traditional Korean Body Scrub. With the likes of Hollywood ‘it’ girls Amanda Seyfried, Kate Bosworth, and Gwyneth Paltrow embracing Korean treatments to supplement their svelte body and flawless skin regimens, the seshin has become increasingly popular all over the world. A common weekly practice among Koreans, the intense Korean cleansing process is available at most Jjimbangs and spas. “[Seshin] is great for blood circulation,” shares Jin Ahn, The Face Shop’s International Training Head, revealing “rejuvenated, smooth, glowing skin—a way to say goodbye to flakey and bumpy skin.” Before getting scrubbed, soak your tired bodies for 30-45 minutes in hot bath pools that have green tea to help further relax the body. After cleansing, go completely bare on plastic beds where a ddemiri (scrub technician) will scrub and exfoliate every inch of your body with a thin loofah of sandpaper-like texture to rid the body of all the dirt and layers of dead skin that accumulate over time. Post-scrubbing, moisturizing, and brightening are key. If feeling lazy, you can use The Face Shop’s Milk Plus, White Secret Line, for brightening effects.


House of Happiness Detox and Yoga Retreat, Puerto Princesa. For the health enthusiasts and yoginis looking for a rejuvenation and a personal transformation that is almost, quite literally, out-of-this-world, consider flying out to Puerto Princesa to discover your personal Inner Dance Energy at the House of Happiness. With Inner Dance’s deep roots tracing back to ancient Filipino babaylan traditions and spiritual healing practices, harness its powerful energy that catapults one into the world of heightened awareness, which reconnects you to all earthly beings and the planet itself. Experience Inner Dance in two forms: One-on-one healing sessions and Inner Dance experiential group journeys, both forms resulting in a transformative shift in consciousness and in the physical body’s condition. House of Happiness also offers various specialized retreats and programs such as Deep Nature Cleanse, Wellness Yoga Program, and Creative Contemplation with Buddhist Monk, all designed to refocus the self through mindful meditation and silence. Lot 38E Hagedorn Road Extension, Bgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. +63917-5254729 / +63935-2197545 or



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Original article from Metro’s August 2015 issue, written by Justin Alexandra Convento. Photograph courtesy of Aveda. Check out more exciting stories in the December 2015-January 2016 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Download the Metro Magazine app for access to all digital editions on your tablet or smartphone, available in Zinio, Android and Apple App Stores. Like Metro on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH).




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