All substances are made of ions. Negative ions
are atoms that have gained of negatively charged atoms and those that have lost
electrons are positive ions.
Negative ions are normally near waterfalls, in
forest, at open-air hot spring and other places where you feel refreshed and
rested. Positive ions are often found in busy streets and many electrical
appliances and places with stagnant air. Negative ions can be associated with rejuvenation, regeneration
healing process, oxygen and wellness.
|Dr. Eric Tan talks about the importance of negative ion.|
Zenyu Eco Spa means complete healing in Japanese.
It’s not your typical spa because aside from the usual pampering and
relaxation, Zenyu Eco Spa also offers healing component in the negative ion hot
bed treatment among other things.
Ecoparadise Japan acknowledged the power of
nature with studies on negative ions. A clean and fresh environment is free of
bacteria and viruses. It has a balance of electrical charges in the soil and
Ecoparadise is present in seven countries namely:
Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the
Philippines. And it’s only in the
Philippines that they were allowed to offer other treatments since they’re
located in Hotel H2O in Manila Ocean Park.
“It’s hard to explain what negative ions are,
you’ve got to experience it yourselves because you can’t smell it, it’s
invisible but it’s in the air,” says Dr. Eric Tan, Spa Manager of Zenyu Eco Spa.
|Raw samples of dried pork, cheese, egg without the molds.|
Negative ions are charged molecules. It’s very big in Japan. Others
sell ion beds (they’re making waves in our country too) even bulbs. How do they
show the difference between eco-friendly bulb and the ordinary bulb? Simple.
They put the bulbs together in a chamber and emit smoke on both sides. When
they light up both chamber, the bulb with negative ion had the smoke totally
disappeared. Why? Because the positive ion is a lighter molecule where all dust
particles, bacteria and viruses all stick together. Bacteria and virus connect to positive ions. When the
negative ion combines with positive ions, they become heavy and just fall into
the ground,” explains Dr. Eric Tan.
To prove his point, Dr. Tan even showed bloggers
the small experiment of chicken, pork, cheese and egg on display which they had
since April 5, 20120 but showed no signs of molds and decaying. The chicken and
pork just dried up and the cheese remained its aroma without molds.
Japan formulated a deoxidizing
solution that combines plastic, paint, wax, bricks, tiles and other building
materials. These infused substances mimic the bounty of nature and produce
negative ions. As technology develops, the symbiotic relationship of soil and
air had been displaced, causing more positive ions and free radicals to
proliferate. Positive ions can mutate and wreak havoc in our immune system,
allowing bacteria and viruses to affect us. Free radicals are also the major
causes of degenerative diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
|Sample bottle of rusted nails with pirikare powder and without pirikare powder.|
The deoxidizing solution promotes the production of negative ions
from these infused materials. Negative ions are free-air molecules that help
stabilize the effects of free radicals and positive ions.
Zenyu Eco Spa even showed us our own health-state with their own high-tech
microscope. The pattern of our capillaries shows how healthy we are. They show
if you are dehydrated. Dehydration can be both physiological (it means you are
deprived of sleep), you’ll also see it if you’re hypertensive…but once they put
on a negative ion material, immediately you’ll see changes on your capillaries.
|The microscope tells it all...|
|My unhealthy capillaries...says my state of being.|
|Amazing products of Ecoparadise...|
|This guy demonstrates what a negative ion shawl can do.|
|More of Ecoparadise products|
|Japanese based Ecoparadise products are all Earth-friendly.|
|The wonder of plastic where anything you put inside can last longer and will not mold. |
|Wonderfully made homemade yoghurt...|
|Negative ion socks are also available.|
|Ceramics for rice and oil.|
|The amazing Pirikare Powder!|
By the way, Zenyu Eco Spa also sells the amazing Ecoparadise Pirikare multi-purpose powder.
It purifies sewage, river and seawater as it cleans. Pirikare powder is a multi
purpose powder made from natural vegetable (soya bean) oil waste, purified
water and an anti-oxidant solution. Used for washing laundry, as detergent, for
a bath, to bathe pets, car washing, or even as a substitute for agricultural
chemical fertilizer etc. What’s so
amazing about this product, you ask? Well, if you use this pirikare powder in your bath, the salts you obtain are of the high
insulative effect, and if you use it as a tooth polishing powder, bad breath is
eliminated. Discharged water can also be used to water plants. Pirikare
effectively breaks down the bonds that hold dirt and oily particles together.
As deoxidizers, it has anti-rust properties too. It is a high-yield fertilizer
and eco-friendly pesticide. This
product was awarded Gold at the Eco Product International Fair in Singapore
back in 2006. It’s a bit pricey, but with its numerous purpose, it’s all worth
|The many uses of Pirikare Powder|
|Ecoparadise's own plastic reusable bottle.|
|Ecoparadise's own plastic reusable container|
|Ecoparadise's plastic reusable pail|
We had the chance to avail of the services offered at Zenyu Eco Spa
such as the hotbed negative ion treatment, fish spa and 60-minute massage.
|A jacuzzi filled with fish...for your foot spa!|
|See those fish?|
|Couple's room at Zenyu Eco Spa.|
|Negative Ion hot bed at Zenyu Eco Spa.|
|Bloggers had a hot but fun time at the Zenyu Eco Spa's Negative Ion Hot beds.|
The negative ion hot bed treatments had been
proven to help rejuvenate and relax, improves blood circulation, strengthens
immune system, improves metabolism and blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and
body toxins, and relieves colds, allergies and constipation.
Honestly, I think the negative ion hot bed
treatment is better than going to a sauna. It’s also perfect for those who
experience menstrual cramps or women suffering from dysmenorrhea. I had back
pains from too much sitting for hours on the computer table. But upon trying
the negative ion hot bed treatment at Zenyu Eco Spa, I went home feeling not
just relaxed but happy that finally that lower back pain had instantly
|Lockers are available for everyone to ensure safety of valuables.|
|All these are available at the top floor of H2O Hotel in Manila Ocean Park.|
For more information on Pirikare Powder, Negative Ion Hot bed treatment and Ecoparadise products, visit them at
Zenyu Eco Spa, 3rd Floor of Hotel H2O in Manila Ocean Park. (Behind
the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Man
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