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Following the introductory email of Alphaland Chairman Mr. Bobby Ongpin, allow me to introduce you to the different offerings featured at Alphaland's Aegle Wellness Center, both in The City Club and Balesin; beginning with what I would consider the Greeks' greatest gift to longevity, thalassotherapy. The ancient Greeks believed that all life on the planet sprang from the sea, looking at the basis of life at the molecular level... and they hit the proverbial nail right on the head.

Thalassotherapy at Aegle Wellness Center

Thalassotherapy, from the Greek word for "sea," makes use of the components of this element of the earth for medical treatments including weight loss, detoxification, anti-ageing, and regeneration; these components include the seawater itself, mud and silt, algae, and seaweed, as well as coralline minerals.

A vast concentration of thalassotherapy clinics and spas are in Europe, with the most density in France. In the United States there is only one recognized thalassotherapy spa, Gurney's in Montauk, New York. Alphaland is proud to announce its pioneering venture into thalassotherapy in Asia as part of the many program offerings at Aegle Wellness Center at Balesin Island Club.

Aegle Wellness Center in Balesin is fittingly housed in the club’s Mykonos Village and will have two areas where this age-old treatment is offered. Like most of the programs of Aegle, your thalasso treatments are specially designed by our anti-ageing physicians based on what your body needs. This is determined by tests which are not only diagnostic but predictive and preventive. Once our specialists have interpreted your test results for you, we painstakingly tailor your program with careful consideration of your health concerns and lifestyle goals as well. Each treatment in your custom-made Aegle thalassotherapy program will complement the next in a synergistic manner, bringing you ever closer to your health goals.

Medical Director's Newsletter

Benedict Francis D. Valdecanas, MD | November 9, 2015

Our thalasso treatment facility includes saltwater whirlpools that use actual seawater. Since seawater is the closest element on earth to human blood, bathing in agitated seawater helps repair surface blemishes on the skin and wicks out toxins, even those that have accumulated over years of city living. Properly spaced and structured, regular treatments have been proven to reverse the ravages of ageing on skin. By varying the concentration of seawater salts in separate pools with different controlled currents, certain effects can be achieved in detoxification, metabolic therapy, and even supplementation by osmotic absorption. 

These pool treatments are then enhanced by different substance wraps; caking the entire body with mud from the pelagic zone of the ocean, morselized or whole algae and seaweed, or sea salts. Periodic exposure of bare skin to hypertonic substances through wrapping is a medically proven method of removing toxins from the body while replacing lost minerals and elements directly into circulation.

The thalassotherapy pools will be located at the ground level of Aegle in Mykonos Village, both in the indoor circuit pool area and the open pool area facing the sea. Thalasso wraps will be performed in the body treatment cluster inside the facility.

Please join us on Wednesday,  December 2 at 6 pm for a reception and tours of the brand new Aegle facility at The City Club, 7232 Ayala Avenue Ext., Makati City.  Reservations are required; please RSVP to the following numbers +632.737.0004, +632.737.0005, and +632.737.0016.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aegle soon!

Dr. Benedict Francis D. Valdecañas

Dr. Valdecañas is a specialist in regenerative medicine research for both hospital-based programs and clinical applications. He utilizes the latest findings and innovations that molecular biology has to offer in optimizing health and human performance through customized micronutrient supplementation, personalized exercise programs, and careful attention to diet and nutrition.

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