Monday, February 22, 2016

Acupuncture and wellness treatments, plus lots of detox juices, at the Centro Holistico in Alabang. And about a non-invasive facelift and waysto boost immunity.

At the Centro Holistico in Alabang,
living a #Travelife...

On Saturday in Manila, living a #Travelife, I made the trip to Alabang to try out the services of the Centro Holistico center, a wellness center several friends have been talking about for a long time.

The drive from Makati was much nearer than I expected. It took exactly 20 minutes from Makati to Alabang via the Skyway and when I got there I was surprised to find that Alabang was more like a suburb in Hawaii than Manila.

I usually go to Alabang at night for dinner at a restaurant or someone's house, so being in the Alabang CBD in daylight was actually a pleasantly new experience.

Scroll down to read more acupuncture treatments at Centro Holistico in Alabang...


ABOUT CENTRO HOLISTICO
IN ALABANG

Centro Holistico is owned and run by a team of doctors who have come from The Farm at San Benito, and it was precisely via my wellness enthusiast friends, concerned about health maintenance and anti-aging, that I'd heard about it.

Centro Holistico focuses on wellness and beauty therapies via acupuncture, and they also have heavy metal detoxification treatments and vitamin infusions to address all kinds of concerns ranging from improving immunity to cancer recovery assistance.


A LIFESTYLE CHECK
AND LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS

When I arrived, I first had to undergo a consultation that included a comprehensive lifestyle check and a live blood analysis.

Dr. Candy Drilon-Dalman said: "Your blood is pretty good. There's movement and the cells aren't sticky."


Then she enlarged one of the areas and pointed to a cell: "However you should cut down on your sugar. This shows me that you have too much sugar in your blood."

A HEAVY METAL DETOX
TREATMENT.
AND ABOUT BOOSTING IMMUNITY LEVELS



After some useful advice and counseling on how to improve further my well-being, I was ushered into the next room, which was a large treatment room separated into private cubicles via curtains.

I did a heavy metal detox treatment by placing my feet in a wooden bowl of hot water and a mud detox solution that was supposed to draw out the heavy metals from my body.

INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS
FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING


While doing this, I decided to kill two birds with one stone -- always time poor -- by getting an intravenous infusion of vitamins. I'm traveling again soon so I'm really anxious to boost my immunity levels in whatever way possible.

They have all kinds of IV solutions on offer at Centro Holistico but I chose the vitamin solution with an added boost of glutathione as an IV drip as I did my heavy metal detox treatment.

ACUPUNCTURE FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH.
A NON-INVASIVE FACELIFT.



Then came the fun part: an acupuncture treatment that was supposed to be for beauty and weight loss.

"Really?" I asked Dr. Candy Dalman.

She explained: "We stimulate pressure points on the face and on problem areas. Think of it as a non-invasive facelift."

Well, this non-invasive TCM facelift involved placing about a dozen needles on different pressure points of my face.

NO PAIN, LOTS OF GAIN.



Was it painful? You might be asking.

Each needle felt like a tiny sting, but the pain was nothing at all to write home about. And once the needles were in, I felt almost nothing at all except for a few places with some kind of dull heaviness.

I did feel the pressure working. And by the end of it all, I was sold enough on these holistic wellness procedures to get a membership at Centro Holistico, buy a freezer bag full of cold-pressed juices, and get some turmeric capsules for around 500 pesos for a month's supply.

All in the name of living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.



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