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Nothing beats a heat pack for aches and pains


More and more people these days are becoming susceptible to body aches and pains. Gone are the days when these discomforts were mere signs of aging. Studies show that constant physical and mental stress can actually cause unwanted pain in different parts of the body.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

The rise of the medi-spa


The spa and wellness industry continues to evolve with each passing year.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Drink your veggies

JUICING is best prepared with a good and reliable juicer.

We can never outgrow our need for vegetables. Truth be told, not everyone is fond of eating these foods, so they are missing out on certain nutrients needed to stay fit and healthy. But drinking your veggies is an entirely different story.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Relaxing with a bamboo stick

THE BAMBOO cane replaces the hands of the therapist. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands.

The spa world never runs out of creative yet effective ways to ease a tired body and soothe a weary soul. The art of massage has seen several modifications over the years—from applying balmy concoctions to employing various natural materials—in order to provide an hour or two of blissful relaxation. And one of these massage tools from nature is slowly yet surely finding its way into the must-try list among spaholics.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From DNA repair to healing with nature


Each year, the SpaFinder Wellness Trend Report is developed by company research analysts, led by its president Susan Ellis, leads the forecasts based on ongoing surveys with spa and wellness businesses and stakeholders around the globe, thousands of travel agents and hundreds of thousands of consumers.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Harnessing the benefits of salt


Aside from flavoring our food, salt is supposed to have 14,000 other uses. My favorite is halotherapy, or the practice of maximizing the beneficial effects that salt can bring to our body. Halotherapy has nothing to do with consuming salt in its everyday form, but concentrates on the inhalation of minute particles of natural salt.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Best seat in the house


Contrary to popular belief that going to the mall can leave one stressed out physically and financially, a trip to the shopping mecca can actually be a hub where one finds relaxation right in the middle of shopaholics. These days, massage chairs can be found lined up in cozy corners of shopping malls offering a respite from the maddening crowd.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Ayurvedic spa treatments ease the mind as well as the body


I had the privilege to set foot in the much-talked about Chopra Center of Wellbeing at La Costa Spa in Carlsbad, Southern California.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

A bachelorette party keeps the bride-to-be beautiful

A BACHELORETTE spa is also a way of bonding with close friends. STEPHANIE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s the start of the “ber” months, and what easily comes to mind is the start of the Yuletide season. For countless Pinoys, the Christmas spirit comes alive as soon as popular holiday tunes are heard on the first day of September.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s Bath time in England


After the historic and spectacular London Olympics 2012, spaholics know that a side trip to the City of Bath is a rewarding experience, even just to marvel at the best-preserved spa from the ancient world—the Roman Bath in the City of Bath in Somerset, southwest of England.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Show me the honey!

HONEY for the skin

Honey-whether used as a term of endearment or as a natural food and beverage sweetener—has associations that go beyond our common notion. Its sweet wonders have long been part of ancient cultures.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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