The Farm at San Benito is a premier, world-class medical spa destination. As a recipient of multiple awards including a laud from SENSES Germany as the Best Medical Resort in the World, you’re sure to have a truly rejuvenating experience from the array of treatments you can choose from.
Immerse yourself in healing services founded in tradition and made potent by science. Feel yourself transform under the care of our expert doctors and medical professionals. We guarantee that you will have the most relaxing and most restorative retreat you’ve ever had.
Holistic Health Consultation
PHP 4,000++/60 Minutes
Health is the perfect balance among the physical, mental-emotional and spiritual bodies of an individual. Various symptoms are manifestations of disharmony of these bodies. Holistic medical consultation with our physicians helps identify the root cause of these health challenges. Mental-emotional assessments, as well as comprehensive plan of management, are integrated in the consultation.
PHP 2,500++/30 Minutes
Nutritional Microscopy analyses the live blood cell through the use of a phase-contrast microscope. This procedure identifies a patient’s current state of health at the cellular level.
A drop of blood is studied under a special microscope. This gives a real-time visual representation of a patient’s nutritional status and blood condition to encourage him/her to adopt a healthier diet/ lifestyle.
Capillary Scan & Analysis included with Nutritional Microscopy
PHP 500++/30 Minutes
The capillaries show the amount of oxygen reaching the cells. Oxygen in the body is a function of vitality.
Those who lack exercise or with usual cold hands and feet will be treated to a visual proof of the reason for their symptoms. The length and direction of the capillaries give a picture of the current state of health. A drop of oil is placed on the ring finger of your left hand; the finger is then placed under a special microscope to view the capillaries.
Brain Biofeedback System
The Brain Biofeedback (BBF) System is a product of more than 35 years of research by a 125-man team of scientists, medical doctors, statisticians and computer engineers working on millions of medical cases.
It is the same technology used by cosmonauts while in outer space. They attach themselves to this type of machine and the physician based on Earth will then interpret the readings and give medical recommendations. BBF acts as an assessment tool of sub-health conditions: the grey area between health and disease.
The Brain is an organ that processes information in every part of the body. Every cell or tissue sends signal to the brain. If an irritation or disharmony in a particular body part persists because of toxins, heavy metals, other metabolic waste products or other causes, it will be registered in the brain. Through the BBF technology, we can determine, to a certain extent, which organs need help.
You’ll see a visual representation of different parts of the body along with numbers representing cellular/organ status.
1 Lack of energy or the body is using reserve energy.
2 Optimal / ideal.
3 Normal (Not necessarily ideal, but what is observed in general population.)
4 High normal (Still within the normal range but you’d want to take some preventive measures.
5 Preventive measures highly recommended.)
6 Conventional tests might already show positive results, treatment definitely beneficial.
The BBF System, aside from documenting the current bio-status of the individual also aids the different parts of the body to communicate or connect with one another. BBF utilizes bio-photons assisting the brain to reach out to neglected parts of the body.
Digital Meridian Diagnostic System DMS
The energetic lines that run throughout our body are known as meridians or nadis. There are approximately 72,000 nadis according to ancient healing medicine books and they interconnect with each other and form energy centers. Major energy centers are the seven chakras along our spinal cord while minor energy centers are located in the palms and soles. They can also be used as pressure points to enhance the flow of energy.
DMS is a diagnostic tool that measures the energy flow on certain meridians, allowing us to identify which organs are vulnerable, thus aids us in designing a plan on how to strengthen the particular organ system and keep our energetic bodies in balance.
Colema: PHP 3,800++/60 Minutes
Angel of Water: PHP 5,000++/60 Minutes
Colonics: PHP 5,000++/90 Minutes
Colon hydrotherapy removes toxic wastes that have accumulated and hardened in the colon through gentle warm water irrigation. This is ideal for those with constipation, migraine and severe acne and generally those with unhealthy eating habits and digestive problems.
Three methods are offered: Colema, Angel of Water and Colonics. Colema and Angel of Water are open systems while Colonics is a closed system.
Ingredients tailored to the needs of the patients are incorporated in colema:
- A warm coffee solution for those who have sluggish liver,
- Aloe vera concoction soothes the intestinal lining of those with irritable bowel syndrome
- Chamomile solution for those with anxiety concerns
Angel of Water and Colonics are done aided by a machine. Warm water is introduced with gentle pressure, to irrigate the colon. When the feeling of movement is reached the machine is released and the waste is allowed to flow out of the tube.
Corresponding Healing Sanctuary Treatments: Purification, Stimulating & Detoxifying Treatments, Yin Yang Dry Brushing, Four Hands Yin Yang Puri, Skin Kayud, Ventosa.
PHP 2,500++/30 Minutes
Rectal insufflation is a non- invasive and painless way to administer ozone systemically. It is recommended to be done within 30 minutes after colon hydrotherapy treatments, either Colema, Angel of Water or Colonics. This Ozone (oxygen) is readily absorbed by the blood vessels surrounding the colon and it is an excellent therapy for detoxification and rejuvenation. When enough oxygen radicals starts reaching every cell, it starts removing toxins which were built up from life generating processes as well as from pollution, wrong food and sedentary lifestyle. Certain chemicals released in brain as a result of Ozone Therapy, can also bring about positive changes in mood and energy.
Corresponding Healing Sanctuary Treatments: Purification, Stimulating & Detoxifying Treatments, Yin Yang Dry Brushing, Four Hands Yin Yang Puri, Skin Kayud, Ventosa
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
Hara or the belly area is considered to be the vital center of man. Therefore our vitality roots from the hara, our energetic core. A good hara represents good health and grounded strength. Focusing on the abdominal area is a great way to enhance and develop a strong hara. On the physical level, it will enhance better function of the colon by helping remove excessive gas in the belly and loosen stagnant waste that causes constipation and other chronic health conditions including diabetes.
On the energetic level, clearing it of toxins will also bring about cleansing of negative emotions residing as a cellular memory in the body. This is especially helpful for those with history of swallowing the energetic lump in the throat which one experiences when one wants to speak up but couldn’t. This energetic lump creates pressure in the belly and may later turn into tumors like myoma if not addressed.
As a result, it helps relieve stress, tensions, muscles cramps, gas pains and other abdominal discomforts. This massage will help improve your focus on grounding your gut intuition and your digestive functions.
Corresponding SPA Treatment: Stimulating Treatment
PHP 2,500++ (4oz)/30 Minutes | PHP 3,250++ (8oz)/30 Minutes
The nutrients we take in by mouth get distributed throughout the body. The colon does not receive much because of two things. The large intestinal walls are blocked by encrusted materials and by virtue of the body’s tendency to prioritize nutrition distribution to other vital organs. Rectal infusion therapy is ideal after colon cleansing.
Wheatgrass is used as herbal medicine because of its therapeutic and nutritional properties: high in chlorophyll & organic iron for blood health, one of the richest sources of Vitamin A & C and contains assimilated vitamin B which is proven to combat cancer cells.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) is known to have healing properties for the digestive tract. It helps to coat and protect the digestive mucosa, hence improving ulcers and irritable bowel syndromes & ulcerative colitis. The sap of this plant is a very strong cathartic, and was historically used by physicians for cleansing the body.
The 4 to 8 oz of wheatgrass or aloe vera is infused through the rectum via a rubberized catheter as medically indicated. This procedure ensures that the large intestinal wall is nourished and able to receive abundant nutrients.
Corresponding SPA Treatments: Rose Petal Body Wrap, Chlorophyll Body Wrap
Liver & Gallblader Flush
PHP 8,000++/One Day
The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body. Liver health is fundamental to the digestive process, removing toxins in the body, environmental pollutants, residues of an unhealthy diet and an abusive lifestyle.
Liver cleansing will give you a healthy boost, it will also address fatty liver, cholesterol problems and help the body get rid of gallstones.
This treatment requires a Holistic Medical Consultation and is conducted during a Prevention, Recovery or Medical Detox Retreat. Liver and gallbladder ultrasound for the past 3 months prior to the liver cleanse is imperative.
Internal Organ Compress
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
LIVER COMPRESS A gentle yet potent form of nurturing for the liver using herbs such as yarrow or amplaya (bitter gourd) leaves. The leaves are applied as a warm compress over the right upper abdomen (liver area) for greater absorption and as additional soothing warmth for liver. Compresses are very relaxing and may aid in sleeping.
KIDNEY COMPRESS Specific herbs and warmed special oil are used to soothe the kidneys and adrenals. Traditional Chinese medicine speaks of kidney jing or the prenatal essence. It is the definite amount of energy for an individual’s lifetime. Those who live an abusive lifestyle of late nights and greasy foods tend to use up the kidney jing and succumb to accelerated aging. Kidney Compress is ideal for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, those who feel lethargic or burnt-out, any kidney diagnosis or generally those who want more vitality and preserve youthfulness.
BELLY COMPRESS This is a gentle warmed oil compress with herbs prescribed by the doctors depending on the specific belly concern. A series of belly compress will afford lasting relief and resolution of dysmenorrhea or chronic gas pains. A special herb is used to also address poor appetite especially among children. Alternately, using a different herb, those with too much appetite will also benefit from this. Belly compress is also used in cancer care, control of diabetes and pancreatic disorder.
Corresponding SPA Treatments: Detoxifying Treatment, Skin Kayud
Body Salt Bath
Sea Salt Bath: PHP 2,000/30 Minutes | Magnesium Salt Bath: PHP 2,500++/30 Minutes
Sea salt and water is the basis of many prevailing therapeutic modalities which originated when Hippocrates discovered the healing effects of sea water on the hands of injured fisherman. Guests will enjoy the invigorating feeling of being immersed in a tub of sea salt and water and at the same time replenishing vital minerals thru the skin and eliminating toxins from the body. Bathing the body in sea salt and water promotes relief of muscle and joint pain, wound healing and release of stress and anxiety. Salt is also used in ancient healing traditions to remove negative energies residing in the body.
Magnesium is known as a muscle relaxant. Soaking in this bath addresses lactic acid build-up seen among those with frozen shoulder and chronic muscle tension/aches. This variation of body salt bath is also ideal for those with hypertension and fibromyalgia.
Corresponding SPA Treatments: Hampol, Ventosa, Reflexology Massage
Intravenous Vitamin Infusion
PHP 5,000++/60 Minutes
The Farm is now offering intravenous vitamin infusions. IV infusions are good for replenishing the depleted vitamins and minerals that are required for optimum health and wellness. The IV infusions are specifically formulated according to the needs of our guests.
REJUVENATE Anti-aging: The Farm is now offering intravenous vitamins. IV drip is good for replenishing the depleted vitamins and minerals that are required for optimum health. The IV cocktail is specifically formulated according to the needs of each individual.
It helps those with adrenal insufficiency, depression and generally those with weak immune system. It greatly improves circulation and has been instrumental in the prevention of leg amputation among diabetics.
It is a great support for cancer patients already undergoing conventional cancer chemotherapy. IV vitamin drip is a must before your next cycle of chemo drugs to protect your normal cells and prevent extreme nausea and other unnecessary debilitating side effects.
REJUVENATE Anti-aging: As we age, our ability to generate and store nutrients decline. This decline in turn further accelerates the aging process. Aside from glutathione, our bodies require the presence of Vitamin B complex, vitamin C and minerals. This will help the body restore its vitality and decelerate the aging process.
REGAIN Low Immune Status: Our immune system is highly dependent on the availability of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Central to this is the adequate amounts of vitamin C, zinc, selenium, glutathione and alpha lipoic acid.
RECHARGE Highly Stressed Status: During prolonged periods of stress, the body will deplete its production of cortisol, the primary stress hormones. Having vitamin B5, B6 as well as calcium and magnesium, these modulate cortisol secretion. Tempering cortisol secretion is very important to consider for those whose lifestyle and work is demanding on the mind and body.
RECOVER Post Illness Status: It has been widely acknowledged that persons who have been sick for long periods of time have depleted vitamin B and C as well as minerals. IV vitamin drip can rapidly replenish the needed nutrients in order for the person to fully recover from their disease.
PHP 5,000++/30 Minutes
Medically supervised IV oxygenation therapy is utilized to improve the blood and immune status of a person. Ozonation of the blood increase oxygen concentration in the blood. The extra oxygen atom produced in ozonation then reacts with various proteins, amino acids and fatty acids that influence the immune system. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are rapidly destroyed on contact. It also detoxifies the blood from chemicals, blood impurities and endotoxins.
To quote those who have undergone this treatment: relief of body aches especially on the shoulders, feeling of being more alive in the body and sense of more awakeness.
The Farm is currently the only Integrated Medical Clinic, in the Philippines, that offers this treatment via the Hypermed Ozone Machine.
Internal Organ Cleansing Through Footbath
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
Ionization Detox Foot Bath W/ Far Infrared Bamboo Charcoal Therapy: The Ionization Foot Bath machine uses natural aqua ions for bio energetic cleansing of the body through the meridians. The complex energy fields of the Ionization Detox Foot Bath machine permeate the water, realigning the bodys energy field. Many of the benefits of the ionic detoxification footbath can be attributed to the re-balancing of these energy meridian lines allowing a body mass to function better.
The action results in the initial purging of chemical toxins and nucleic waste products generated within the cells and their surrounding membranes. The color and degree of cloudiness of the water after the detox will point to certain disease tendencies based on a chart mapped after years and years of data analysis. You will be glad that you have eliminated these harmful substances from your body.
In addition, this treatment includes far infrared therapy using bamboo charcoal. Studies show that bamboo charcoal made from 5-year old bamboo grown in remote mountains have superior balancing capacity through the natural production of healthy anions, far infrared rays and neutralizing of harmful electromagnetic waves. A series of this treatment results in decrease in joint stiffness and healthy collagen tissue.
Corresponding SPA Treatment: Peppermint Foot Scrub
Magnetic Clay Foot Bath
PHP 3,800++/30 Minutes
In this procedure the feet are soaked in a solution with magnetic clay and detox herbs. The clay has a drawing power to remove toxins through the skin pores. This is highly recommended for those with very toxic and acidic conditions like smokers and those exposed to harmful electromagnetic waves and radiation associated with excessive use of cell phones, computers and frequent air travel.
Corresponding SPA Treatments: Earth Body Wrap
Life Force Nourishment
PHP 3,800++/60 Minutes
Beyond the physical body is the life force body or body of energy; otherwise known as chi in Chinese medicine, Ki in Japanese and prana in Indian medical traditions.
Life Force Nourishment is a form of therapy that allows the patient to fully experience sense impressions or emotions thereby re-connecting him to his inner essence.
The patient is guided to navigate through these experiences in a safe and nurturing space. It also develops his senses to healing energies available to him through nature and within his being.
This is highly recommended for those whose physical bodies feel like screaming, high-strung, highly-irritable individuals and those needing clarity in thinking.
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
This is from a body of knowledge that harmonizes the energetic flows of the different internal organs based on the universal principles underlying Himalayan, Atlantean, Asian and Egyptian ancient healing traditions.
This supports the medical management of genetic conditions, autoimmune diseases and recovery from chemo and radiation therapy, major surgery and trauma like vehicular accidents and terrible falls in childhood.
An audio-recording is played during the session to address any subconscious programming that do not serve your life anymore.
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
Meditation is a form of mental discipline to achieve a state of relaxation or awareness leading to the expansion of one’s consciousness. Our guides will assist you as you embark in a journey to quiet the mind, release stress and improve the oxygenation of the body.
PHP 1,800++/30 Minutes
Acupuncture is the most notable medical discovery from China. Five thousand years of clinical experience from over hundreds of millions of people, acupuncture is now accepted worldwide as a therapeutic modality for pain as well as chronic medical conditions. Disposable fine stainless steel needles are inserted on specific acupoints in the body depending on the condition of the patients.
Ear Acupuncture Detoxification Acudetox
PHP 2,400++/60 Minutes
Effective for Treating Addictions
Ear Acupuncture is based on the fact that there are points for the entire body mapped out on the ear’s surface. In 1974, The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) through Michael O. Smith MD D.Ac., a psychiatrist, has developed a protocol to treat addictions using five acupuncture points on each ear.
These points include:
- Shenmen or Spirit Gate used for calming and relaxing
- Sympathetic used for relieving tension
- Liver used to detoxify, as well as to relax and relieve anger and frustration.
- Kidney used to strengthen the willpower and release unwanted toxins.
- Lung used to help respiration, as well as for detoxification.
Aside from addictions, this five point protocol has also been found effective for stress reduction, emotional trauma management, smoking cessation and treatment of other illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
PHP 3,800++/60 Minutes
Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art. Reiki is a specific type of profound subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source to the patient via the Reiki practitioner. It is extremely powerful, yet gentle energy that can be easily channelled to yourself and others, just by intention.
Reiki healing is a pure energy form. When it is combined with the sincere Desire of the Healee, who is willing to effect a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness, a total healing can occur. Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind.
PHP 2,000++/30 Minutes
Craniosacral therapy is a form of light-touch therapy. The cranium (cranio-head) and sacrum (tailbone area) is connected by the spinal cord- the central nerve that carries impulses from the brain to the different body parts, and is bathed in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This therapy aims to regulate and equilibrate the rhythmic flow of CSF and bring energy back into one’s pressured system through palpation.
PHP 4,000++/60 Minutes
Art therapy is a discipline that requires professional training in both psychology and the objective observation of art in nature to efficiently aid the healing process. Aside from helping address psychoemotional issues like bi-polar disorder, art therapy also helps physical illnesses using scientific investigation of the healing qualities of art media. There are specific medical rationales for choosing oil painting vs. water color or beeswax vs. clay modelling given how a particular condition like arthritis or autism manifest in an individual. Grounded in science, art therapy incorporates simple scientific experiments or discussion/short film showing of relevant scientific principles for the patient to appreciate various healing art principles.
Meet the Doctors
All The Farm doctors are licensed medical doctors who embarked on self-directed international studies on their respective fields of interest after their post-graduate medical studies
Marian I. Alonzo, MD
Dr. Alonzo graduated from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine where she was recognized for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She finished her European post-graduate studies with distinction (magna cum laude) specializing in Integrative Medicine. As the term implies, it integrates conventional and natural medicine and finds the governing healing principles that connect different streams in healing. Her passion for bridging science and spirituality led her to pursue international short courses on behavioral biochemistry, brain science, chronomedicine and vibrational medicine and merge these with her degree in art therapy.
Dr. Marie continues to investigate the science of miracles and to research on the body of knowledge that harmonizes the energetic flows of the different internal organs based on the universal principles underlying Hawaiian, Himalayan, Atlantean, Japanese, Asian and Egyptian ancient healing traditions.
This serves to support the medical management of genetic conditions, autoimmune diseases and recovery from trauma like major surgery and vehicular accidents.
Dr. Conrada Veruasa-Apostol, MD
Dr. Apostol enjoys a stellar career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. A veteran of numerous charity missions, with over a thousand free surgeries provided to the indigent, she has been awarded with one of the Philippines’ most coveted public service titles – The National Lingkod Bayan Award. She is also a member of international fellowships like the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, Asia Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the International College of Surgeons. She performs a critical role in The Farm’s medical team, especially for her ability to elevate beauty and natural radiance without using invasive means.
She is among the most prominent members of The Farm’s medical team, with her invaluable skill in using non-invasive techniques on guests who want to rejuvenate and restore the vibrancy to their body.
Sigfried L. Galang, MD
Dr. Sig, as what his colleagues call him, is a practicing physician who has keen interest in alternative healing modalities. He finished his medicine degree at St. Luke’s College of Medicine and completed his hospital training at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Dr. Sigfried’s path to Integrative Medicine, a collaboration of conventional and complementary medicines, began when he trained for nutritional therapy. He practices integrative cancer care and integrative energy therapy. He trained for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies, especially acupuncture. He continued his acupuncture trainings to specialize in cosmetic, facial rejuvenation, scalp, weight loss and auricular acupuncture detoxification.
Being a holistic physician, Dr. Sig believes in the mind-body-spirit connection. His healing methods help keep this connection in harmony. Dr. Sig is a certified Reiki practitioner in the Usui Method of Natural Healing.
Dr. Michelle Fojas Carbonel, MD
Michelle began her medical career in pediatrics and public health. She has since expanded her expertise to practice the synergies between conventional and integrative medicine. With further specializations in the care for the chronically ill, she now serves a vital role in nurturing the health of The Farm’s guests. As a personal witness to the wonders of herbal healing and positive thoughts, she applies this outlook in the care of everyone that seeks wellness at The Farm.