Sofitel Philippine Plaza has announced that it teamed with one of the country’s wellness experts to open the doors of a health and aesthetic institute, the first inside a hotel in Asia.
Called Vietura, the new facility offers an array of customizable programs designed to help clients look better and live healthier. Services range from weight-management tools such as Calloblock — which naturally binds carbs and fats in the food consumed and speeds up the calorie-burning process — to anti-aging procedures that involve the administration of medication directly into the fattiest layer of skin. Vietura also has remedies for complexion problems and digestive disorders. All solutions are non-invasive and begin with a full-body assessment.
Vietura’s concept was developed by its chief practitioner, Dr. Mary Jane Torres, a Filipina who spent years studying mesotherapy methods in Europe and is a hard-core believer in non-invasive, non-surgical solutions. For face contouring, she employs Platelet-Rich Plasma technology, which harnesses the healing powers of platelets found in the blood. For body sculpting, she uses Italian-made resonance machines, which produce electrodes that speed fat dissolving and skin tightening.
Vietura’s staff consists of 12 registered nurses, a dietician and a lifestyle coach. The workplace is a collection of 20 treatment rooms. The facility may be accessed via the back of the hotel, thereby providing privacy to visitors. There is no common waiting area, either. When a guest enters, they are escorted directly to a treatment room, where soothing, ambient music is but one element of the consultation experience.
Another is the design itself, which was imagined by Gruppo Espazio, a Manila-based interior design firm that also conceived the stylish LeSpa at Sofitel Philippine Plaza. In Vietura, Gruppo Espazio devised a space that features warm lighting and a live, vertical garden feature in each treatment room.