Tend your body and cultivate a sense of mindfulness at The Farm at San Benito
On my way to Batangas to spend a weekend at The Farm at San Benito, while scrolling through my Instagram feed, watching reels, I chanced upon a video that talks about health not being “perfect” with food or exercise or herbs. The less than one-minute clip, with Harry Styles’s “As It Was” song playing in the background, points out that health is about balancing those things with your desires. It’s about nourishing your spirit as well as your body.
The message got stuck in my brain for a few minutes and a quick search on Google led me to a quote by Golda Poretsky, who according to her online profile, is an intuitive eating and body image coach.
Poretsky’s message, in a way, served as my mantra while spending three days at the eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort. There, I learned that nourishing your spirit and body means exercising, getting plenty of sleep, eating more plant-based food, meditating, and being grateful and content.
The resort treated me to a three-day and two-night “Intro to Detox” program, which is designed to help guests boost their immune system, jump-start weight loss, promote clear, beautiful skin, regain youthful energy, and achieve mental clarity.
The mild detox program is a medically supervised cleansing program to purge negative elements from the body and mind while providing optimum nutrition. This includes vegan diet, nutritional enrichment, colon cleansing, kidney cleansing, psycho-emotional clearing, daily mindful movement, and functional fitness activities.
Part of the program was Aqua Therapy, which uses the physical properties of water, like degrees of hotness and coldness, and pressure to help improve blood circulation and alleviate the myriad of symptoms that come with the disease. The three-hour session ended with myotherapy, which the resident doctor recommended when I discussed about the pain I occasionally feel in my lower back.
After my aqua treatment, I chanced upon Lem Senillo, The Farm’s Spa manager. He just finished entertaining a few guests and I was on my way to the reception area to meet my butler.
“How was your treatment?” the bright-eyed Senillo asked me as soon as he saw me walking towards him.
“I feel like a renewed person,” I responded in jest but deep inside, that encapsulated my entire experience.
My butler told me that he would be picking me up in 10 minutes’ time. So, I went ahead and sat down with Senillo. We talked about the treatment that I just had, and he asked me about my general experience at The Farm, and if there was a chance that I would go back for a longer stay.
“I can’t wait to come here again, and maybe, yes, for a longer stay,” I said.
Senillo told me that three days at The Farm is enough but if I’m seeking for an authentic transformative experience, I might consider staying for a few more days. In a short but meaningful chat, he said that The Farm’s operation is based on five pillars: diagnose, cleanse, nourish, repair, and sustain.
“We combine the latest in nature and science-based, evidence-guided integrated medical therapies from around the globe to make The Farm a true healing sanctuary,” said Senillo who has been with the resort from the time it was conceptualized and built.
“Our healing practices ensure that the body returns to its ideal, balanced state and achieves holistic optimum wellness,” he added.
Before being acquired by Delhi-based hotelier and entrepreneur Naresh Khattar’s Avalon Resorts, The Farm was operated by German nationals Eckard and Perla Rempe.
“The original owner built The Farm with the concept of being one with nature. He recovered from an illness with the help of nature. Part of his healing process was putting his hands and feet in the dirt. He literally planted most of the visible trees here,” Senillo said explaining how communing with nature helped the original owner cure his chronic insomnia.
This explains why the resort has a Sleep Recovery Program that helps guests to return to a healthy circadian rhythm through holistic treatments. It is recommended for those who suffer from insomnia, disturbance in sleep patterns, and other symptoms of sleep deprivation.
“This program helps guests return to normal, healthy, restorative sleep patterns,” Senillo added.
The wellness manager believes that taking care of your physical health helps improve your mental health and well-being.
“I always tell people to have a balanced and healthy diet. And to sure to get enough sleep,” he shared.
As part of the “transformative experience,” The Farm also has a program that consists of a series of services tailored to one’s individual needs with this goal in mind: to bring you to a space of genuine mental well-being.
Fueled by the demand of modern times for “more” and “faster” work output, a lot of individuals nowadays find themselves gradually spiraling down to a life-draining existence. Others find themselves waking up having uncontrollable mood swings or unproductive thoughts. A lot of these challenges stem from mental and emotional levels and impact the physical body.
“Here, we don’t just focus on your physical health, we believe that your mental health is just as important,” Senillo said.
Known as a global leader in holistic and medical wellness, The Farm at San Benito is a proud member of CG Hospitality, the hospitality arm of CG Corp Global. The eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, is just a 90-minute drive away from Manila airport.
Resting on 51 hectares of lush green environment with life-sustaining microbiome ecology, fresh air, and strong positive life-giving energy radiating around the property, The Farm offers 60 exclusive suites and villas, world-class service, and the Filipinos’ nurturing touch.
The Farm has been honored with over 80 prestigious international awards including “Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World” from SENSES Germany which made its mark as one of the leading medical wellness destinations in the world.
The COVID-free safe haven and healing environment implements the highest standards in safety and sanitary protocols. Antigen nasal swab test administered by medical doctors and licensed health professionals is required prior to entry to ensure the safety of all its guests and employees. The Farm also offers ichroma II technology which can determine the level of your antibodies against COVID. All facilities at The Farm are sanitized by Sanivir Smoke Disinfectant, which is proven by international laboratories to effectively eliminate all types of viruses including coronavirus on surfaces and in the air.
The Farm is also the first in the country to use BetterAir solution that disperses environmental probiotics in all its enclosed spaces to create a clean, pathogen-and allergen-free healthy indoor environment.
The Farm at San Benito is located in Brgy. Tipacan, Lipa City, Batangas. For more information, visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com.