Category: Health and Fitness

Karada: Finding Body Balance in Japanese Body Therapy

Karada reception area

I heard my spine crack as the weight of my therapist pressed against my cross-armed body. Then this quick pop when my neck was snapped. It might sound alarming, but this is actually a normal part of Karada Japanese Body Therapy. I’ve been long curious on how different their treatment is from the usual massage and stretches I regularly get. I figured it was time to finally try one of their signature treatments at their Robinsons Galleria branch. It was timely as I got a good Karada voucher deal for a 60-minute AP Balance and Body Treatment Combination on Deal Grocer. Karada is originally priced at P 1,795 but at Deal Grocer, you can get it for only P 1,430!

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Backjoy SitSmart Posture CORE: Designed for the Asians

Navasana on a SitSmart Posture CORE

The way we sit is a much overlooked aspect of our posture. We sit for hours in the office, in transit or even as sedentary as watching tv or a movie. Improper sitting is one of the root cause of many ailments, from back pains that could escalate to more serious conditions. The people from Backjoy carefully designed a sitting device that can optimize our sitting postures. The new SitSmart Posture CORE follows their immensely popular SitSmart Posture that has helped people rediscover their posture. And this new reiteration is geared toward the Asian market.

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Wellness | The Athlete’s Massage Bluewater Day Spa

Bluewater Day Spa reception

I stayed in Batanes for 11 days and 70% of the time I was there, I was exploring by foot, hiking hills and ridges. I could feel the skin at the soles of my feet thickening, callows growing, legs tightening and my shoulders weary from carrying my backpack. I knew I needed a good massage when I return to Manila. And just in the nick of time, Bluewater Day Spa invited me to try their recently added Athlete’s Massage. Bluewater Day Spa is no stranger for me when looking for some quality pampering. I’m quite interested to experience the difference in this new offering.

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YogaHive: Yoga Lifestyle Partner in Makati

YogaHive class studio area

Yoga practitioners and enthusiast in Makati have another option for a place to practice. YogaHive, just in front of the Salcedo Park in Makati was formerly Beyond Yoga until the owners decided to discontinue with the franchise and make a brand of their own. YogaHive was formally launched a month ago (April 2017) with a week-long open house classes for everyone to try. I got to attend a few classes then just to get a feel of their studio, teachers and their sense of community.

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Down Dog App: Your Mobile Yoga Studio

Down Dog app review

Have you ever wanted to try yoga and feel somehow intimidated by the atmosphere inside a yoga studio? The good news is, there’s a mobile app that brings the studio yoga experience wherever you are. Down Dog is an IOS and Android yoga app that brings a studio-like Vinyasa yoga experience at the comfort of your own place. If you have a space for your yoga mat and a comfortable environment then fire up the app and begin your yoga journey.

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ProSource VCO: Soothe Up with Virgin Coconut Oil, Calming Oil and Coconut Soap

ProSource VCO, Calming Oil and VCO Soap

Growing up, I had been introduced to the many benefits of Coconut Oil. I remember our mom would cook coconut to extract the oil for personal use. While I munch on what’s left of the fried coconut, my mom would use the coconut oil for my sisters’ hairs and even skin. She said it makes them shiny, thick, strong and soft aside from treating the scalp for dandruff. I also encountered how a local tribe in Kalinga use it as antiseptic to treat wounds. Even the famous Whang-Od applied coconut oil to treat my fresh tattoo wounds. Coconut oil seems to be quite a wonder that’s why I was thrilled to receive a package from ProSource Philippines with a sample of their products, the Virgin Coconut Oil, the Calming Oil, and the Virgin Coconut Soap with aloe vera.

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