Today I want to talk about the stay I had down at the wellness resort, The Farm at San Benito. You may have caught some of my Instagram stories of me unwinding by the waterfall pretending to read War and Peace.
The Farm at San Benito is a two drive from Metro Manilla and can be found tucked away within the Philippines’ Batangas hinterland. It will take you circa 2 hours to get there by taxi from Manilla for approximately £40. The traffic in Manilla is horrendous, best advised to travel at night.
The Farm at San Benito is a wellness retreat that provides Holistic treatments conducted by licensed and competent doctors, nutritionists, therapists, living food chefs, yoga teachers and fitness coaches.
There are also peacocks parading the grounds. I need to mention this because we don't get to see peacocks every day in Clapham and there is something quite divorcing from all things rational when you see a peacock fan its take in full florescence.
Every suite has a beautiful ornate door and the interiors are all varnished-wood, a cute space for two. You get the sense that you're camping in style. Water is on hand, some complimentary drink are offered at reception.
The food, or living cuisine as the staff will refer to, is one of the most distinct feature about the resort. The restaurant is aptly named ALIVE and serves solely vegetarian and vegan dishes. The vegetables and fruit are all procured on site by the surrounding forests.
The food was delicious, I gorged on organic corn soup, salad spring roll in rice paper and vegan spaghetti for 5 days straight.
It serves as a reminder of how rare we get to eat fresh food. Food direct, provided by the forest.
The healthy cuisine is designed to cleanse your digestive system of toxins whilst the plant based diet will naturally boost your immune system.
The amenities on hand are a fully functional gym, swimming pool and golf course.
One of the main reasons why people descend upon the The Farm at San Benito is for the treatments. They have their own full time medical centre that houses 4 doctors and 8 nurses.
I got to utilise the spa which is otherwise known as the healing sanctuary. The nurses were already up-to speed on my health and vital signs as every guest is asked to complete a questionnaire and undergo an assessment.
The medical staff do treatments in concert with whatever medical conditions you might have and coordinate the healing benefits to fully immerse guests in a holistic experience.
Overall I can't recommend this place enough. I even managed to abstain from caffeine for five days. (Although back on the caffeine train now I must confess). But I could have stayed here for a month. I'd seriously recommend a long stay here at The Farm if you have any long-lasting health issues. Maybe you're convalescing from a recent surgery etc.
I'm going to leave a list of their treatments below. If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment in the comments section and I'll get back to you.
They also have a European Wellness centre that will offer further information.
Description of Treatments:
Bio Med Scan
This is a Biologic diagnostic device that analyses the functional state of the patient in terms of heart rate variability; It also evaluates the autonomic nervous system, hormonal regulation and energy resources, psycho- emotional status, adaptation level and biological age.
Bio Medi Pulse Body Check
A diagnostic device designed to read the human pulse with specific pressure testing methods to reveal the bioenergetics state of the body. Employing the principles of acupuncture, these pressure points correspond to specific organs in the body. This diagnostic tool is a reliable alternative for identifying root causes of organ disturbances, prevention of diseases and monitoring of certain treatment modalities.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
The HBOT is medicine’s most efficient method of transporting oxygen to cells throughout the body. When you breathe oxygen at normal atmospheric pressure, it is transported on the hemoglobin in your red blood cells. Under pressure, however, oxygen dissolves in the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, lymph, and other body fluids. It is therefore easily delivered to all tissues including those with poor blood supply thus providing them tremendous healing benefits of oxygen.
Rasha Morphogenetic Harmonizer System
The RASHA Treatment is an energetic medicine device that is based on the work of Dr. Royal Rife, who scientifically proved that everything has a resonant frequency signature of its own. For example, the carcinoma cancer cell has a resonant frequency of 2128 Hz. When a cell is resonated at its own resonant frequency, the cell is destroyed. Cancer, parasites, viruses, bacteria and other organisms all have their own resonant frequencies. The frequencies that destroy these organisms are known as "Rife Frequencies". The difference between Rife frequencies and our RASHA Morphogenetic frequencies is our technology utilizes scalar plasma energy (energy encoded with information) while Rife frequencies (energy) do not
HILOT TAPAL (Warm Massage)
Ancient time’s treatments use the purest ingredients naturally grown in the forest. Fresh herbs and medicinal plants were used intuitively in addressing particular concerns. It will be proper place on the body energy points. If you experiencing trapped cold and energetically imbalanced heat it will be unblocked and ones’ vitality will be revived.
These authentic and traditional treatment practice in many provinces; local Barrios that uses fresh medicinal herbs, lana oil, and heated glass to glide on the affected part of the body.
Acqua Lymphatic Therapy
Beneficial in reduction in swelling, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue, reduction in the symptoms of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, improvement of venous conditions, relief of chronic fatigue, sinusitis, acne and allergies. Includes:
· 20 Mins. of Dry Brushing
· 5 Mins. of Infrared Sauna
· 5 Mins. Steam Bath
· 2 Mins. of Cold Bucket Shower
· 10 Mins. Pressure Pool
· 3 Mins. Thermal Foot Massager
· 15 Mins. Thermal Bed with head and Foot Massage