Philippines: wellness with light touch medical tourism

The Philippines is now promoting wellness with touches of medical tourism, after failing at just promoting medical tourism.

It seems that the Philippines is now pivoting to promote itself as more of a wellness destination.

At a wellness summit in Australia recently, the Philippine Department of Tourism was promoting the country as a top spa and wellness destination, with many resorts and spas, mindfulness programmes, yoga retreats, plus local hilot massages and detox treatments.

Wellness retreats in the country are growing rapidly. Those offering integrated medical and wellness programmes are also seeing rising popularity.

The Farm at San Benito is an example of a Filipino integrated wellness break. An hour’s journey from Manila, The Farm has invested in science-based, evidence-guided and medically supervised health programmes by medical doctors and licensed health professionals. The resort has onsite licensed medical professionals, nutritionists, spa-therapists, fitness coaches and yoga teachers.