10 Oct 2023 By May Ng

Wellness Workation at The Farm at San Benito: Where Health, Work, and Vacation Meet

For health and safety reasons, many companies have started to shift from the traditional on-site setup and allowed their employees to telecommute. While not an entirely new concept, telecommuting has seen increasing popularity since last year due to the pandemic.

Whether temporary or permanent, working from home, however, may cause some unfavorable effects for some. With the hassle of commuting to and from the office now absent, some people may experience difficulties separating work and home life. This can add to the stress one feels, along with the feeling of isolation and loneliness caused by being at home all the time.

The Farm at San Benito, a proud member of CG Hospitality and a sought-after medical wellness resort in Lipa, Batangas, offers a safe haven while providing a conducive work environment. Guests can “work from home” in the middle of nature while having access to strong Wi-Fi connection and with 24/7 access to medical doctors and health professionals, wellness educational sessions, stress-reducing treatments, daily Mindful Movements, sound healing sessions and immune-boosting programs. As part of their holistic approach to wellness, The Farm ensures guests enjoy nourishing superfoods to increase productivity and mental clarity that will help them work more efficiently.

This means that guests do not need to take some time off work to be able to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Situated in the beautiful, lush forests at the foothills of Mt. Malarayat, The Farm is a refreshing change of environment where guests can have a moment to breathe clean and fresh air while taking a short break from work.

Wellness tourists will also be happy to know that The Farm offers Cigna International-accredited treatments, such as Cigna Medical Consultation, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, and Medical Acupuncture to address and treat work-related stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. These treatments for Pain Management & Mental Health are made available through The Farm’s partnership with Living Life Well Medical Group.

Those who wish to take a wellness sabbatical at The Farm can enjoy special long-stay rates from a minimum of one month and over. Famous A-list celebrities, business owners and entrepreneurs have already experienced this concept of wellness workation, some of whom have stayed for 3-11 months, taking advantage of the scenic sights offered by Mother Nature to calm their minds and access other medically-supervised Health Optimization Programs and a la carte treatments and services.

When it comes to preventive health, nourishing foods play a vital role in keeping the body in its ideal state. The Farm’s wellness cuisine from ALIVE!, PRANA, and PESCE, is an essential component of the healing food concept advocating plant-based, locally sourced, organically-grown, and farm-to-table philosophy. The dishes are rich in phytonutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants that nourish the body while boosting the immune system.

Having successfully pioneered wellness workation in the country and with the Department of Tourism (DOT) continuously supporting health, wellness, and medical tourism in the Philippines, The Farm proves that it is possible to continue working while immersing in a healthy lifestyle.