Zen Institute & Mutya ng Pilipinas

Advocates of beauty tourism
By Earl D.C. Bracamonte

The Zen Institute (ZI) welcomed the thirty hopefuls in this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas search at its new clinic in Quezon City very recently. The partnership of the country’s two frontrunners in beauty tourism, ZI and the Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc. (MPI), spearheaded by Joseph T. Tan (chairman) and Jacqueline C. Tan (president), remains steadfast.
MPI is motivated and inspired by its guiding thrust to assist in promoting beauty tourism, social responsibility, fashion, and pageantry; a combination that differentiates itself from other pageants of a similar nature. It engages in worthwhile endeavors that enable the organization to achieve and make a contribution in helping the Philippines remain a major and revered tourism destination.
As the country’s first medical spa, ZI, on the other hand, is setting the benchmark for medical as well as beauty tourism. Headed by Dr. Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Torres, an advocate of non-invasive surgery who’s well-respected in the medical field, her clinics continue to introduce breakthrough products and services following a protocol-based approach within the concept of holistic wellness.
“Beauty is not only without but also within. And since MPI promotes beauty, this aligns with Zen’s philosophy using natural, non-invasive techniques,” shared Dr. MJ during the open forum.
“Stress causes skin imperfections. Facial procedures can help. Non-surgical facial contouring using threads is not dependent on weight; though we do body sculpting together with a weight management program. So that you’ll have no flabs come swimwear time.
“My advice to these young girls is that they don’t undergo surgery. It will not look good after five years. We simply enhance, not change, so we bring to the fore your natural framework. Resonax, our own technology perfected in Italy, uses up to 64 megahertz without heating up and we use this for facial contouring and body sculpture. Zen Institute is a dream facility; a fruition of a vision. Aesthetics is just the icing. Everything is here!” Dr. MJ continued.
The ZI’s guiding principle is simple: from inner peace comes true beauty. With the harmonious combination of medical science, creativity and aesthetic sense, it pursues holistic health which in turn manifests itself on the outside.
“Enhancements are okay. It is for those who want to feel more beautiful and find much happiness in their lives,” enthused 24-year-old Glenifer “Nini” Perido, aspirant from the Cordillera Province who hails from Tabuk City.
“Enhancements are a way to give back to ourselves. It’s our way to breeze through life and its busy pace,” concurred 22-year-old Christina Montero Devries of Toronto, one of the representatives from Filipino communities abroad.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 grand coronation night unfolds on August 8 at the Solaire grand ballroom in Pasay City. The pageant’s rites will be beamed to nationwide audience via GMA-7’s rainbow network on August 10 from 12 noon onwards.

For updates on the Zen Institute and Mutya ng Pilipinas, simply visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ZenMedicalSpa.



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