“Beauty begins from within.”
This is the same mantra that Dr. Mary Jane Torres, owner of Zen Institute, believes in as she explains the newest services in her business.
Dr. MJ, as her clients call her, emphasizes on the importance of having a clean healthy body, inside and out, which is essential in being fit and beautiful.
Zen Institute in Quezon City opened its doors to the media recently to showcase their new services for their clients.
Some of these services are the Colonics, IV Micro Nutrition, and the UltraLipo.
The Colonic and IV Micro Nutrition is a combination of detoxification and nourishment. This is part of Zen Institute’s weight management program that they are offering now.
Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonics is a non-surgical way of cleaning the colon by flushing out toxins in the body using modern hydrotherapy machine. The colonics usually take around 50 to 60 minutes to finish.
Part of the program is a coffee cocktail to enhance faster metabolism and improve better absorption of the nutrients needed by the body.
Colonics should be employed at least four times a year to facilitate the accumulation of the toxins in the body, however, it can be done weekly specially by those who don’t eat much vegetables, drink alcohol a lot, and have unhealthy diet and lifestyle.A patient who has undergone colonics should maintain a good and healthy diet as this encourages the growth of good bacteria in the body.
To save the liver from too much work, due to drugs, alcohol, meaty and oily food and others, Zen Institute introduces the Intravenuous (IV) Micronutrition. This is a procedure that delivers the needed nutrients of the body straight to the veins of clients, saving the gastrointestinal system and liver of its work.
At the Zen Institute, they offer four types of IV micronutrients: Immune Booster (consists of vitamin B-complex and thymus extract , which work together to improve T-cells), Revitalize (Vitamin B-complex, electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids), Rejuvenate (vitamin B-complex, electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids to enhance cell regeneration from within), and Weight Management (amino acids, L-carnatine, electrolytes, and vitamin C, to speed up metabolism and fat mobilization).
Another modern day body contouring method is being done at Zen Institute, it is the UltraLipo treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure that reduces cellulite and body volume. The procedure focuses on the body parts that seems to have stubborn fats. It is also known to decrease the size of problem areas by up to two centimeters per session.
I was able to experience the procedure once.
The UltraLipo session takes only 15 minutes, and can be done only once per week.
According to the therapist, Cho Chavez, it is normal for me to hear the twitching sounds during the procedure. This means that the machine is working on “targeting” the fats on my belly area. It is just an odd experiencing having those sounds. Only the client being treated can hear it during the procedure.
Each UltraLipo session costs Php 6,300.
UltraLipo is a good way to “shape” the areas which you would like to emphasize. But, be advised, that this is not a quick fix if you want to take those flabby bellies.
This works pretty well if you are working out and dieting at the same time.
Zen Institute is located in the following areas:
- 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (02-441-1712/02-412-2528)
- Ground Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (02-856-2027)
- St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Highway, Bgy. 2, Sto.Tomas, Batangas (+43-778-4811)
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