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It's a typical opinion among local travelers that the breeze in the provinces smell and feel better than in progressive cities, including Metro Manila. More and more people are starting to opine that the fast-paced lifestyle of Filipinos in the urban areas is starting to affect in a bad way the environment that they are living in. Just imagine my curiosity when wellness experts at the Zenyu Eco Spa confirmed this perception.
|My Fish Spa experience|
The Only Negative Ion Hotel In The World
Interestingly, Hotel H20 was conceptualized and constructed with a careful consideration for building on negative ions so that every guest's stay is not just lavish but also healthy. Similarly, the hotel's in-house Zenyu Eco Spa operates on such goal.
|Hotel H20 Lounge Area|
|Inside one of the hotel rooms at Hotel H20, overlooking the Manila Bay|
I discovered this amazing healing experience during my visit of the spa at the only negative ion hotel in the world, Hotel H20. The wellness center is aptly called Zenyu because the term actually means "complete healing" in Japanese.
With a brief test of how my capillaries function on a fancy computer monitor that the spa has, I found out that once an Ecoparadise (a spa product) material is placed on my hand, the circulation becomes faster and more enhanced. In the long run, frequent exposure to the material becomes healthy.
|My capillary test prior to experiencing the spa services|
|The wonderful view outside the spa|
|Submerged in the fish jacuzzi|
Full Body Fish Spa
The Ocean Park offers a fish spa experience wherein you simply dip your feet for fish to bite on your dead skin. At Zenyu Spa, the experience is bolder. Its fish jacuzzi allowed me to submerge my body up to my neck and let the assigned school of janitor fish do its 30-minute healing activity. Initially, the experience felt ticklish and odd but as I stayed there submerged, the parts of my skin where the biting action was being done soon felt numb. I immediately coped with the unconventional massage.
|The view from the hotel lounge area|
|Inside the Hot Bed Treatment room|
I proceeded next to the spa's Hot Bed Treatment room where four Ecoparadise mats were laid out for guests to rest on, exposing the body to the healing negative ions. The interior walls were designed with bricks enhanced with negative ions as well to optimize one's sauna experience. While I lied there with my sweat dripping, I noticed that the air was not filled with perspiration smell at all.
Just for kicks, I also sampled Zenyu Eco Spa's signature Swedish massage which guests can avail for 60 minutes (P950) or 90 minutes (P1,450) or 120 minutes (P1800). The masseuse assigned to me was engaging and had good hands that my 5-minute nap after felt like a very sound 4-hour sleep.
Guests staying at Hotel H20 can avail of the massage inside their rooms for an additional fee of P100 only.
Z E N Y U E C O S P A O P E R A T I N G H O U R S
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am-12:00am
Call (02) 238-6190 or visit the Hotel H20 website.
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