Sunday, March 02, 2014

I've always believed that being beautiful is looking good inside and out. Just recently, the Zen Institute opened its newest branch in Quezon City and defined the first medical spa in the country. But what is a medical spa, you may ask?

Dr. MJ and the Zen Institute Staff
The Zen Institute is located at 69 Scout Rallos, Quezon City. Its CEO and Founder, Dr. Mary Jane Torres reveals that a medical spa consists of four pillars: Aesthetics, Lifestyle, Integrative Medicine and Pampering. With these four elements, Dr. MJ fused them together and had the idea 14 years ago. And to this day, she made sure to share it with the people who wanted a positive impact in their lives. 

Franco Laurel, Dr. MJ, Lhar Santiago
Cory Quirino, Korina Sanchez, Veronica Jimenez, Dra. MJ

To summarize how the Zen Institute works, here are what their institution offer and more:

Facial contouring
Hair treatments
Body sculpting
Skin rejuvenation

Nutritional programs
Fitness programs (Yoga/Zumba/Rip60)  

Weight Management

I.V. Nutrition

The Aesthetic element provides non-invasive treatments and wouldn't require you to get under the knife. It also helps that these treatments doesn't cost you pain and lets you feel good afterwards. They include facial contouring, hair treatments, body sculpting, skin rejuvenation, whitening, fillers for lips, nose, cheeks, Botox, carbon laser, and lipo-cryo that use extreme cold temperature to melt body fats without pain.  

On the other hand, Integrative medicines give you protocol-based approaches that gives wellness to your body system. It offers colonics nutrition, detox and even prescribed medication for hormonal imbalance. I believe this is best for people like myself who is battling against PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), and correct them. 

Feeling good works in a lot of ways, and the Lifestyle element makes you stay active and well, also lets you work. Zen Institute offers calorie burning fitness regimen like Yoga, TRX, RIP60, Zumba, added up with counseling by qualified personal trainers. So its not just treatments, you could also balance achieving your ideal body shape and even how you feel inside.  

Lastly, Zen Institute offers Pampering like spa treatments and  protocols for anti-ageing and weight management. After a long day, you would just want to lie down and get a full spa service that you deserve. 

Dr. MJ and Angel Jacob
So you see, the Zen Institute gives you that holistic approach in feeling and looking good. Here are some of the examples of their programs:

Weight Management Program

Everyone hopes of having a long and healthy life ahead. However, not everyone has the strong will and mindset to achieve it, no thanks to their sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits. Zen's weight management program includes a carefully monitored and supported nutritional counseling to clients. This includes meal replacement, proper diet, a workout regimen and colon cleansing.

Meal Replacement

Dr. Torres said, eating six apples a day is one way to jumpstart your metabolism. "That’s all you’re going to eat, and drink around 10 to 12 glasses of water. Eat two apples for breakfast, two for lunch and two for dinner. That would really reset and jumpstart your weight management program". She however stressed, doing this is a one-time activity and should not replace regular meals.

Non-invasive Treatments

Aside from nutritional counseling, The Zen Institute also promotes non-invasive procedures to sustain weight loss. Lipocryo is a new technology that combines vacuum and specifically controlled cooling technology which reduces fat bulges. With Lipocryo, results can be achieved with up to three sessions every 45 days. Another procedure which Dr. Torres also offers her patients is Ultralipo where it reduces general and localized cellulite and body volume. It is also known to decrease the size of problem areas by up to two centimeters per session.
Colon Cleansing
The Zen Institute offers a new addition into their weight management program. Dr. Torres said, they now offer colon cleansing or “colonics” to clients who are keen on disposing all the negative wastes in the body. Colonics are the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed & leaves you feeling healthy and light. Aside from that, colonics also help retone and reshape the colon which is beneficial especially to those who are constipated. Using this procedure at least twice a month, clients can lose up to 20 pounds.

After looking at what the Zen Institute has to offer, my goal to get fit this 2014 is getting pretty clearer. Now I can't wait to have the ideal body especially now that summer is approaching very fast. 

Other branches of The Zen Institute are located at The Global City and Batangas. For your booking appointments, contact The Zen Institute at 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (441-1712; 412-2528).

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