The Magic of Healing at The Farm

Iza Calzado shares her journey to love and new beginnings.

Iza Calzado, one of today’s most elegant and altruistic personalities in Philippine show business, shares her story of healing and self-love. It all started with her own body insecurities brought about unrealistic beauty standards, framed by media and society. Many of the women today like her in her youth, are confronted with issues concerning body weight and body size. They equate thinness to beauty, healthiness, and acceptance in society.

Like many women, it took a while before Iza finally realized that body positivity, the appreciation and being comfortable in oneself, topples everything else. What’s seen outside doesn’t always reflect what’s really inside.

Iza’s first visit at The Farm at San Benito

“I have heard about The Farm since I was new in show business. The big stars would visit The Farm and I always wanted to go. Finally, I went in 2011 when I was trying to heal a broken heart. The first time was very emotional.  My three days of stay really helped me at that time. The place became my utopia! Every time I go there, it never loses its effect on me. I am instantly centered and happy,” Iza shared.

Her frequent visits at The Farm taught her even more. She continued, “During my stay, countless realizations and learnings came upon me, but if there is one thing that I will remember – having a healthy body is significant in living a life filled with joy.

My visit at The Farm taught me that being healthy should be the top priority. Getting thin is just a side effect. Your size doesn’t always equate to your overall health.”

More than a luxury spa destination

The Farm at San Benito is a five-star holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, a 90-minute drive south of Manila. It rests on 48 hectares of lush green jungle, with a stunning view of the mountains, pure and fresh air with clear and positive life-giving energy radiating around the property.

The Farm is usually mistaken by the public for an all-too-expensive spa. It is more than a luxury spa destination. The place offers health optimization programs that helps in the holistic formation of an individual from medically-guided detox procedures, weight management, diabetes prevention, and heart health, pain management to mental health. Physical transformation transcends to positive mental and spiritual conversion.

Iza shares, “The Farm is magical and serene – a perfect place to heal your body, mind and spirit. The doctors at the Holistic Sanctuary are well trained in integrative medicine. The programs are personalized, and it caters to unique individual needs. I swear by the healing that Dr. Marian Alonzo can do for your mind, body, and soul. I am a big fan of the Colema treatment. The spa treatments make you feel so relaxed and pampered. I feel that the toxins are flushed out my system whenever I undergo Skin Kayud and Hilot Haplos. And of course, I love coming at The Farm because the place is pet-friendly.”

The Farm recognizes Iza’s passion for her advocacies and the importance she gives to her and others’ health and wellness. Now, with a unique platform under the public eye, she launched a campaign with women empowerment group, She Talks Asia earlier this year called The Body Love Revolution, a body positivity campaign promoting self-love and self-care.

Water Wellness at The Farm

In its efforts to constantly evolve and remain at the top, The Farm constructed a hydrotherapy center designed to therapeutically treat ailments through the external use of water called Acqua Sanctuary. As the latest addition to internationallyacclaimed facilities and services, the Acqua Sanctuary offers several treatments such as the Vichy Shower Treatment, Kneipp Therapy, Pressurized Vitality Showers & Jacuzzi, Onsen Bath, Steam Bath, Flotation Therapy, Infrared Sauna, and more.

Vichy Shower Treatment is a water massage therapy effective in circulating blood flow, reducing toxins and boosting immune system while the Kneipp therapy treatment focuses intensively in switching between hot and cold-water temperature

to help ease chronic fatigue, emotional stress, and rheumatism. It also has Pressurized Vitality Showers which target sore muscles and relaxes tension in certain body parts, and Flotation Pool or sensory deprivation chamber that take guests to a deep meditative state to improve sleep, reduce anxiety.

Water Wellness is known to be a long-standing wellness practice which offers a wealth of genuine health benefits for the whole body such as but not limited to easing muscle pain, burning calories, strengthening the immune system, boosting detoxification, loosening tight muscles, and relieving stress.

Finally, Iza said, “I recommend The Farm to anyone in need of healing. I initially visited the place to heal a broken heart! It’s crucial for us to prioritize our inner self and peace because truly, we only have one body and one life.”

Escape the city. Unplug from the toxicity of the daily life. Be one with nature and embrace your spirit. Visit the serene holistic wellness sanctuary, The Farm at San Benito.

The Farm at San Benito offers retreats, services, and holistic medical wellness experiences that are evidence-based, science-based and results driven to heal and rejuvenate. Save as much as 20% off on The Farm’s medically supervised Health Optimization programs from De-Stress & Revivify, Beauty & Vitality, Detox D’ Lite, Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention & Heart Health, Pain Management & Mental Health, Fitness & Sports Enhancement. An all-inclusive Health Optimization Program starts at USD 436++ per person per night on double occupancy/ USD 524++ on single occupancy. Seasonal rates are valid until December 20, 2018. To book a retreat or learn more about The Farm, simply visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com. For direct inquiries, call +632 884 8074, (+63) 918 884-8080, or email or .