Saturday, June 24, 2017

Why do we need a therapeutic massage?



Most of the massage services provide therapeutic benefits but not all. One should know what's the difference of getting a massage from getting a real therapeutic massage. I just realized this yesterday with Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center which offers a good and healing massage and pampering services for everyone. Indeed, they are true to their promise of relaxation in a luxuriously affordable way.

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Tipolo Mandaue Branch
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. There are four types of Therapeutic Massage namely neuromuscular massage, myofascial massage, trigger point therapy and sports massage. Depending on the customer needs, a therapist will apply specific or a combination of techniques that a customer need. (rejuvenationsmassagetherapy.com)

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Foot cleaning before the real massage
                   
But why do our bodies need a therapeutic massage? Here are some reasons I gathered and experienced.

1. To relieve and decrease stress.
2. Reduce anxiousness.
3. Manage Body pains especially low-back pain and headaches.
4. Lower blood pressure.
5. Sleep better.

In Cebu, where can you find a good spa? There are number of branches that one can visit but you can try this newly opened health club in Cebu, Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center.

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Details:
Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center
Location: 2nd floor, Arcade 5, Tipolo, Mandaue City.
Contact: +63 922 410 5169
Messenger: @megatherapeuticandwellnesscentertipolobranch
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 2 AM.

Here are some amenities and interiors of Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center.

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Manicure and Pedicure station

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Sauna Room good for 2-3 persons

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Sauna Guidelines for users

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Foot Spa station

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Body Scrub Room

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Body Massage Room

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Facial Spa Room

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Another room for a Body Massage

Mega Therapeutic and Wellness Center Cebu
Waiting area for Customers 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Say Yes To Healthier Lifestyles!



Last Saturday, I said "Yes!". Almost everyday, someone ask me why do I keep on working out eventhough there's no abs on my stomach. And I always shot a one-liner response, "We're not getting younger!" See, it is not just about the physical apperance why we should exercise. That's why, I encourage my friends to say yes to healthier lifestyle! I just thank God a 5-Star Hotel is doing this kind of affair every year. Thanks for a Global Wellness Day!

Cebu Fitness Blogger, Mark Monta during Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa Global Wellness Day
Cebu Fitness Blogger, Mark Monta during Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa Global Wellness Day



On June 10, Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa celebrated "Global Wellness Day" with a series of appetizing menus, fun fitness activities and wellness tutorials. Started in 2012, Global Wellness Day began in Turkey and has since been celebrated in 73 Countries as of 2015. This year marks the second in which Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts is part of the movement, which each property showcasing complimentary offers unique to the destination and incorporating homegrown attractions and ingredients.

CFB Blogger showing his view during a quick stay as preparation for Global Wellness Day
CFB Blogger showing his view during a quick stay as preparation for Global Wellness Day

CFB Blogger showing his view during a quick stay as preparation for Global Wellness Day
CFB Blogger showing his view during a quick stay as preparation for Global Wellness Day
At Shangri-la's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu, fitness buffs will enjoy the FitZone with Rhenzo, a high intensity workout, and the Fun Run with the resort's own Ironman Triathlon Team. Dance enthusiasts will be energized as they dance thier way to fitness in Beach Zumba and Aqua Aerobics at the Main Pool. CHI, The Spa's skillful therapists will hold Massage Tutorials throughout the day and a Yoga instructor culminates the celebration with Sunset Yoga at the scenic Ocean Terraces.


Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa
Now, here's the view! Amazingly beautiful!

Speaking of Water Aerobics, here are some benefits of Aqua Aerobics which is a secret of Jennifer Anistons in her sexy body. ( Source: HealthFitnessRevolution )
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Build endurance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Low-impact exercise 
  • Alleviates pressure on the joints
  • Relieves stress and decreases anxiety 
  • Burns calories
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Cooling exercise
  • Popular activity
Healthy dining is also a highlight and the chefs are more than ecstatic to present their masterpieces. Tea of Spring's Chef Bun Boon Hoe will serve special Chinese tonics such as the Double-boiled Winter Melon with Pork Ribs and the Papaya in Hebal Sweet Corn, both of which are meant to boost vision, immunity, calmness and digestive health.

Some Healthy Options at the Cowrie Cove of Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu
Some Healthy Options at the Cowrie Cove of Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu
Alll-dy dining, Tides will have fresh fruit skewers and salads in jars for all to delight in, while Acqua and Cowrie Cove will proudly showcase recipes made using organic and sustainably-farmed ingredients. Acqua's Global Wellness Day set menu is at PHP 1,500 per person and Cowrie Cove's is at PHP 1,750 per person.

Some healthy bread as starter for a healthy dinner at the Acqua Restaurant
Some healthy bread as starter for a healthy dinner at the Acqua Restaurant
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 Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Passato di Verdura e Ricotta (Vegetable veloute recipe by Chef Andrea's grandmother made using homemade ricotta )
Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio
Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Insalata Di Pomodori Bio Feta. (Naturally-farmed tomato, crumbled feta cheese, cucumber, Kalamata olives, arugula, capers, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.)

Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio
Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Tortelli Alla Zucca ( Handmade tortelli stuffed with pumpkin, saffron reduction, caramelized walnut and watercress )

Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio
Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Macedonia Di Frutta e Gelato ( Vanilla ice cream with locally-sourced fresh fruits marinated in lemon, sugar and mint leaves )

Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Macedonia Di Frutta e Gelato
Acqua Restaurant healthy dish by prepared by Chef Andrea Burzio. Macedonia Di Frutta e Gelato
Indeed, one can be fit and fab while having fun. By participating in Global Wellness Day, everyone is invited to celebrate better lifestyles not just on June 10, but throughout the year. All are encouraged to join in the growing community by tagging #ParadiseWithIn and #GWD2017 when sharing inspirational stories online.

For inquiries on Global Wellness Day, interested guests may call Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu at (63-32) 231-0288. For other resort updates, they may log on to facebook.com/shangrilamactan or follow @ShangriLaMactan on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fun Run : Cebu Parklane International Hotel's Hunat Sugbu 7



After officially opening registrations last March, a total of 538 runners have already registered for the upcoming Hunat Sugbu 7 (Dagan Para ni Maning) to be held on June 25, 2017, Sunday at the Ayala Terraces.

Hunat Run. (From left) Hunat Sugbu chairman Nick Nacorda, Parklane International Hotel general manager Cenelyn Manguilimotan, race director Joel Baring organized the 7th Hunat Sugbo Run. Pic and Caption by SunStar Foto/Ruel Rosello
Cebu Parklane International Hotel encourages those interested runners to register as early as possible since there are only 700 and 500 slots allocated for the 12K and 21K categories respectively. 600 slots are also designated for both the 3K and 6K categories. This annual commemorative run is organized by Cebu Parklane International Hotel for its past president Mr. Manuel Ting and is on its 7th year.


First organized on May 15, 2011, the run not only serves as a tribute to the hotel’s late president but is also one of the company’s major Corporate Social Responsibility projects, where its proceeds go to a Medical Mission in partnership with Jesu Christi. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Cebu Ultra Runners Club, the group behind the “Basura Run” to support not only the organization’s cause but also help the environment.

So what is new with Hunat Sugbu this year? To come up with a more effective and fast race results for the runners, race director, Mr. Joel Baring and the Parklane organizing committee decided to use the “Time-in Chip” race bib for the race categories 12k and 21k. The “Time-in Chip” race bib will be distributed upon the runner’s registration.

A scrumptious meal awaits all the runners at the finish line, including giveaways and raflle items. There will also be water stations manned by the different departments of Cebu Parklane International Hotel to assure adequate hydration for all runners.

A total of P72,000 cash prizes are at stake aside from the plaques and the finisher’s medals to be given away in the 12K and 21K categories.

 Year after year, the number of runners has also been increasing, with the latest headcount exceeding 2,200 in 2016. And in our seventh year of hosting this commemorative run, we are expecting to exceed the 2,500 mark.

Registration fee is at P800 for 21K, P700 for 12K, P500 for 6K and P400 for 3K inclusive of singlet, race bib, buffet meal and medal for the 21K and 12K finishers. Registrations are on-going at the Parklane lobby from 8AM to 7PM daily.

For more details you may visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HunatSugbu/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's not a party, it's Color Manila Run In Cebu!



It was a day before my long-trip in Luzon when I decided to accept the Color Manila Cebu Run challenge! I woke up as early as 4 AM thinking I should be in the venue by 5 AM. I was not prepared, actually, I had no proper sleep. When I arrived before 5 AM, I met the organizer, Ms. MJ and later with other CBS Bloggers. At first, we decided to take the 3K distance but with a surprise, the team decided to take the 5KM challenge! We got excited!!!

Color Manila Run Cebu After Run Party
Color Manila Run Cebu After Run Party
Coz Dab is life! Photo by Lyssa Amor
Coz Dab is life! Photo by Lyssa Amor

Why they dubbed the run as "Accept the Challenge" Color Manila Run? Certainly because this year, a number of obstacles were set-up and in order for the runner to get the anticipated Color Manila Run Medal, they need to overcome such hindrances in the street.


Check out video compilation by Glyth Villamor of Glitterzescapades.com

CBS Bloggers with organizer (center) Ms. MJ Cordova before our run. Photo by Lyssa Amor.
CBS Bloggers with organizer (center) Ms. MJ Cordova before our run. Photo by Lyssa Amor.


Before the main event, Runners gathered in front of the stage for a warm-up Zumba headed by an online acquaintance, Alex. Then there went the starting pistol for the 10K run, first wave done then  followed by second wave. 5K next, we decided to get the second wave so that we can prepare ourselves. Then there we ran!

Check out this video compilation from Fashion and Make Up Artist Blogger friend, Lyssa Amor.


 


And yes, we accepted the challenge! From that tires obstacles, that rubber maze, etc - we overcame it with flying colors! And oh, did I mention they got 3 designs for the finisher's medals? I got the big circular one! Check out below!




Sunday, May 14, 2017

Get Healthy And Real Food at The Detox Bar



So last Friday, after that sweet escape in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, we headed to Maria Luisa Subdivision to get that promised Healing Yoga at the Detox Bar. And it was not just an anticipating exercises, we were fed with healthy options from the Detox Bar after the event.

Get healthy options at the Detox Bar
Get healthy options at the Detox Bar
All I thought Detox Bar is more on Drinks and Beverages but they got delicious choices of dishes. Not to mention there are different programs that every customer can choose to loose weight. Namely, Real Food Delivery, All-Natural Detox Program, and Brewed Health Drinks. I don't do sugarcoating or marketing this restaurant for them to sell, but honestly, The Detox Bar got all you want in terms of Diet, Food Choice, and Food Preparations. They can also offer their menu for free. Check out the contact details below.

Healthy Options at The Detox Bar
Here are our healthy dishes after that healing yoga
So after that amazing healing yoga by Sir Nonie, Vegetable and Healthy Dishes were prepared and offered for all participants. Let me give you a tease of their healthy and sumptuous dishes!


Brown Rice at The Detox Bar
Brown Rice at The Detox Bar

Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar
Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar

Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar
Potato Salad is such delish!

Buko Steak at The Detox Bar
One of my faves, the Buko Steak!

CONTACT DETAILS of The Detox Bar
Address: 108 Paseo Aurora, Phase I, Ma. Luisa Estate Park, Cebu City
Facebook PM : @thedetoxbarcebu
Mobile: +63 998 589 3356, 09258187108, 09338764990
Tel. 2547864
Email: info.thedetoxbar@gmail.com

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