We all need skin care treatment one way or another. Especially for people like us who travel a lot. We get to be exposed to the sun more often. And it’s no secret that the sun is one cause for skin to prematurely age, be damaged or worse, cause skin cancer. I may not have a flawless skin. I even have lots of pimple scars and oily skin. But I do know the need for basic skin care and once in a while, I do visit my derm clinic. Recently I was referred by a friend to try Centro Estetico by Dr H in Timog Quezon City. Yes, that’s a long way from Pasig but they do have treatments worth paying a visit for. Like their new HydraFacial and RevLite Laser.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.