H2O Power!

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Water is one of the most essential elements to human survival. It is an answer to people's quest for life of health, wellness, and energy. In ancient Rome and Japan, it has been used for therapies to heal the sick and as treatments for diseases and injuries. Greeks took therapeutic baths, while ancient Chinese used it for their healing systems.Through the ages, people searched for an elusive elixir to eternal youth and vitality. But what they don't know is that it can be found in the Earth's simple and abundant natural element, water.In Marriott Hotel, one can find a "source of pure water" that offers an oasis of healing and rejuvenation. The Quan Spa celebrates the power of water and its healing and wellness properties. A Chinese word that means spring water, Quan draws in the restorative properties of water into their treatments. Its basic philosophy revolves around the idea that water is at the core of the ultimate health-enhancing experience. More than just a sanctuary from the urban sprawl of the metropolis and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the spa intertwined indigenous Filipino treatments such as hilot, banos, and dagdagay into their therapy.A journey to blissfulnessThe beauty ritual begins with a cold welcome drink, concocted with pineapple juice, ginger tea, and lemon, mixed with crushed mint leaves and a touch of honey. It is so refreshing that it actually primes the body for the unique spa experience that would follow. Ambience is important to ensure the best experience. Quan Spa has a luxurious and contemporary interior, with subdued lighting that provides a cozy atmosphere for the guests. After a refreshing cocktail, immerse yourself (literally and figuratively) in one of their deliciously scented baths in the Bathing Suite for one hour. Guests can choose among "Connect," "Dream," and "Nurture". "Connect" is aromatherapy milk float which uses a potent milk emulsion applied to the body, and infused purifying oils in the bath. "Dream" is a deep sea submersion with pure marine and mineral elements, combined with softening oils; while "Nurture" uses a cocktail of marine and mineral extracts and a potent combination of hydrating and renewing oils. The healing touchNext in the spa journey is the massage therapy. One of the oldest therapeutic remedies known to men, the act of human touch has the ability to connect, stimulate, relax, and regenerate the natural healing process of the body.At Quan, guests can opt for the Aroma Fusion Massage, Deep Renewal Massage, Earth Stone Massage, and Hilot. Aroma Fusion lets one discover the ancient arts of aromatherapy and Swedish massage. Quan uses different essential oils at different times of the day. If you like to have a deep massage, Deep Renewal Massage is definitely for you. It loosens the tense muscles after a long and tiring day, after a game of sports, or after a trip, and increases blood circulation and energy flow. In Earth Stone Massage, hot stones are used to stimulate circulation and transport oxygen into the various body areas. It combines two micronized minerals, malachite and zincite, as well as aromatic massage oils for that relaxing effect.Of course, don't forget those tired feet. Quan has several spa remedies for those legs and feet such as Dagdagay, Spa Foot Ritual, and Thai Foot Massage. …