Despite the city’s dust, heat and traffic the healthy living Wellness Center’s lime green and yellow walls surrounded by a touch of greenery is the ideal therapeutic atmosphere.
Colon Hydro Therapy, Ionic Foot Detox, Infrared Sauna Therapy, Cleansing baths, Massages and Castor Oil Pack Therapy are among services offered at their 22 Hillsborough street location.
Proprietor and Colon Hydro Therapist, Tahira Blanchard, told DNO that the center was created to aid in healthy living.
“This center has come about in order to help create a healthy environment in peoples body an environment where diseases and sicknesses cannot function, cannot thrive and cannot grow,” she said. “And what we do at the center, in order to ensure that people are healthy, one we do a complete detoxification, meaning we remove toxins from the body. There are certain factors that would contribute to someone being unhealthy, or someone being sick, or having certain health conditions.”
She continued, “and the main factors for these are if you have a very toxic body if the blood chemistry in your body is very acidic if the oxygen levels in the body is very low and if the immune system is weak.”
She said the center eliminates many of these factors “so that the body can have a healthy space in which it can heal its self in which diseases will not be able to latch on an thrive in their body. We would like to call the services that we offer complementary health services versus alternative.”
Blanchard said that at the center, they are not telling persons that they should refrain from doctors or their advice but rather they are working collaboratively so that the medication or program that the doctor advises on will be more effective.
“We want to help reduce the damage that was done but give you the necessary tools that you can become healthy so that you no longer need to come…or maybe for maintenance maybe once a year, or maybe every six months,” Blanchard explained.
The center also offers health sessions on diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, cancer, arthritis, muscle pain among others.