MANILA, November 19, 2005 (STAR) We know how wonderful it feels to soak in a warm bath or swim in the sea, how blissful it is to meditate upon the sound of river water rushing over rocks, or how magnificent it is to catch sight of sunlit drops bursting from a waterfall. But how often do we think of these experiences as spiritual? How often, indeed, do we get to experience them at all?

Lost in our hectic, work-a-day world, we have also lost this aspect of water as a purifying, spiritual element. Bathing itself has become purely a utilitarian act, disassociated from any emotional or healing intimation.

Yet since ancient times, water has always been regarded as spiritual, evoking a sense of wonder and connection with the divine, and thus able to cleanse not just the body but also the soul.

Spiritual bathing is a deeply healing, connecting and soul-fulfilling practice, as demonstrated by rituals ranging from baptisms to Mayan baths to waterfalls, tubs, and saunas.

The proliferation of spas helps a great deal in renewing this deep affinity with water. Our hectic lives require as many ways as possible to regain a sense of interconnectedness and harmony, within and without.

To let more people realize the benefits of spiritually moving baths right inside their homes, Amway, a leading multi-level company that specializes in direct selling, is now exclusively distributing a range of bath and body products called the Artistry Spa Collection.

The Artistry Spa Collection gives one the luxury of recreating the richness of the spa experience, at his or her own convenience and in total privacy.

While the tub is filling with water, take a moment to light a candle and dim the lights. Then slip into the water and cleanse your skin with the Artistry Foaming Body Wash, a delightful gel cleanser that lathers to a lush, creamy foam and leaves skin smooth and richly hydrated.

It is infused with Nutrilite-approved grapeseed extract, acerola cherry, and citrus bioflavonoids that gently cleanse the skin, plus aloe vera that smoothens and replenishes lost moisture.

Next, polish away dryness and the day’s little aggravations with the Artistry Sugar Scrub, a pink-grapefruit colored gel that has tiny dissolving crystals that soften skin by rubbing away roughness and dryness. It also has rich emollients found in jojoba oil and avocado oil that hydrate the skin, preventing future dryness.

Finally, after your shower or tub soak, pat yourself dry with a soft lush towel and then give your skin the gift of hydration with the Artistry Whipped Body Moisturizer, a white whipped cream saturated with rich emollients to drench the body in moisture and leave it feeling ultra-soft.

It has Nutrilite-approved antioxidants grapeseed extract, acerola cherry and citrus bioflavonoids to protect the skin against free radicals.

Its exclusive Artistry Hydrolipid Matrix protects skin against future moisture loss and leaves with a supple skin feeling.

For more details and pricing, contact Amway Philippines at (02) 814-8181.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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