THE HARMONY OF FILIPINO HEALING TOUCHES
The Philippines is rich in ancient wellness rituals that have made good use of the bounty of local herbs, roots and spices. Tirta Spa has been created as a holistic Filipino retreat, paying attention not only to superficial beauty or vanity, but also focusing on spiritual grounding and the beauty within us. From therapeutic massages to healing rites and aesthetic beauty secrets, experience the unique ceremonies that, over centuries, have added mystique to this colorful culture.
Both of these treatments end with a local ancient therapeutic Filipino “Hilot” massage. The therapist begins this treatment by scanning your back, searching for imbalances in the body. Then, any tension detected will be relieved as the therapist slowly applies pressure to those specific points of the body which need to be de-stressed, leaving you feeling balanced once again. Applying the therapeutic oil that you select, supplements the “Hilot” treatment and helps to regulate the body’s temperature. Combining chiropractic methods and ancient Filipino meditation techniques, the Tirta Hilot not only helps to alleviate muscle tension, but is also a remedy for easing painful joints and generally assists in preventing illness.
Luya at Calamansi 2.5 hrs
A uniquely Filipino treatment to exfoliate the skin and achieve a radiant glow. Firstly, the body is scrubbed with a combination of the indigenous root crop “luya” (ginger), combined with “calamansi” (a local variety of lime). The heat-generating properties of the “luya” balance internal energy, while the cleansing effect of “calamansi” roughs off dead skin.
Mount Banahaw 3.5 hrs
Firstly, enjoy the Filipino “luya at calamansi” exfoliating body scrub, which results in a fresh, glowing skin. After this treatment, you will be enveloped in an exotic body wrap so that the rejuvenating properties of the Pandan leaves, known for its anti-diabetic elements and healing power against skin diseases, can penetrate deeply into your body.
After rinsing, dip yourself in a therapeutic Banahaw herbal tea bath (tanglad, sambong, manzanilla and banaba) renown for its antiseptic qualities and also as an aid in lowering cholesterol, improving the digestive and respiratory systems, correcting hormonal imbalances and lifting d epression. Regenerate your skin in a distinctly local fashion as you harmonize mind, body and soul to balance that energy within.
Then surrender to the ancient Filipino therapeutic and chiropractic massage called “Hilot”. Relieve muscular stress and body joint pains in a slow but steady massage that focuses on specific pressure points in the body to achieve calm and relaxation.
The treatment ends with a cup of native Sambong Tea to cleanse you from within. A truly Filipino treat!