Therapeutic center to aid in healthy living

The wellness center in Roseau
The wellness center in Roseau

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.”

Tahira Blanchard
Tahira Blanchard

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.

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  1. Har Har
    July 16, 2013

    Straight why you didn’t save Jimi since you so interested…Asphyxia your BOO BOO!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. Cast the First Rock
    July 15, 2013

    That is what Dominica needs…educated forums for discussion…people are reading, sharing ideas, exercising debate skills,researching on google and other places, asking informed questions…let the stress be released and minds can have intercourse…lol

  3. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013

    Well done Tahira very proud of you and what you have achieved!! V & I

  4. Anonymous
    July 11, 2013

    Is there a website and /or Facebook page that can give more info on prices?

  5. Dominican Overseas
    July 11, 2013

    That’s very good, when I come home, certainly will be visiting for some advice. We need things like these to detox the system will all those impurities and I pray it is sustainable. We start with pump and glory but our population is so small that we cannot maintain it and of course not forgetting the economic space we operate in.

  6. July 11, 2013

    It is hard to imagine anybody finding it necessary to post negative comments about Tahira Blanchard’s new health centre.

    Those who are know the field of natural therapies will recognize the various treatments she is offering. I can assure you they are viable tools for the lowering of stress, the increasing of circulation, the expelling of toxins, and the speeding up the natural healing processes.

    A legitimate natural therapist will not tell you to discontinue a regular medical treatment or claim to be able to “cure” any particular disease
    because they treat the client rather than the disease. But many people report sleeping and eating better after seeing a therapist, and the body is better able to heal itself.

    Potential clients have a right to ask where or how Ms. Blanchard took her training and why she feels she is qualified to work in this field. There are many solid schools and training programs available. Most people who enter this field of work have a deep interest in the subject of natural healing and have prepared themselves well.

    In Canada, especially in the big cities, these natural therapies are popular. A solid ethical practice conducted along professional lines could indeed be good for Dominica!

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

    • 100% D/CAN
      July 12, 2013

      Rev, unfortunately, some people can’t appreciate a good thing when they see one, however, a profile of her qualifications would be a big help. Keep up the good work, and don’t let Negative mental atittude affect your ability to deliver quality treatment.That’s fantastic for D/ca. :-D

  7. Sherry
    July 11, 2013

    This is a very important center we need to back to our roots to many chemicals in our bodies I do hope you all get the support from the public

  8. Anonymous
    July 11, 2013

    What are the lady’s qualifications? That should be foremost in this article as in order for her to be treating people it would be comforting to know what her qualifications are and where she obtained them and whether she practiced in the said field before…unless of course you don’t need to be qualified to deal with such…DNO please inform us…

    • Roger that
      July 12, 2013

      In order to open a wellness center and being able to treat patients one has to have a license from the Government. This center would not be open if the person running it was not trained! I wish the center a good future and hopefully many people will benefit and live healthier lives.

  9. rana
    July 11, 2013

    wow I heard about the center and I am only now getting to know is tahira”s Initiative. That’s nice, you see when persons have the ambitious thinking how far it can bring you. I am proud of someone I had been in school with and known. I give you the blessing to go forward my dear and may God bless you and the little one and the rest of your family. Blessed Love

  10. .
    July 11, 2013

    sounds interesting. I did a sauna session when i visited NY. good to see new things happening here. Cudos to you Ms. Blanchard :wink: :)

  11. SF
    July 11, 2013

    colon therapy is intended to remove feces and nonspecific toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. jimi stop your ignorance. Its not intended to take your money. besides they have payment plans…so if is BROKES u BROKES u can always clean your butt and pay the balance later. BACKWARD DOMINICAN. smh

    • SF
      July 11, 2013

      i had none done and felt at ease on completion. I decided to do some of the other services that they offer and as you know, good things dont come for FREE. It is very affordable. On top of that I was offered a payment plan where i could have made a deposit and pay the balance through salary deduction. :lol: :lol:

      • Jimi Hendrix
        July 12, 2013

        You went through all that to clean your colon? What did you have sitting there? I would hate to be standing beside you when you passed wind.

      • SF
        July 12, 2013

        I had one done (correction)

  12. For the People
    July 11, 2013

    Google is free by the way so knock yourself out.

  13. For the People
    July 11, 2013

    ignorance truly is bliss. TO Mr seem sceptical about something very beneficial. I hope for your sake your diet consists of the right foods. And by right I mean in its raw state. Because there is no way someone who eats like the average person with the occasional processed foods can have a clean colon even if they ‘go off’ everyday. After reading this article I googled the colon hydro therapy. Regular bowel movement doesn’t rid the colon of bacteria and parasites. So here’s some advice, instead of drooling at the opportunity to be negative about something valuable to Dominica, go educate yourself

    • Jimi Hendrix
      July 12, 2013

      My colon is as free as a bird in the forest. I eat copious quantities of fruit and vegetables.

      It seems you need to detoxify becasue you guys keep swallowing everything people shove down your throats. Perhaps you should talk to a true medical professional before you listen to these “therapists”.

      • SF
        July 12, 2013

        Jimi u really starting to sicken everybody who is willing to get detoxified. Maybe everybody else’s colon isnt as free as a bird like yours. So let people choose to live healthy and get their stuff done. Sheesh. If u were my bird i would burst your colon. Saqué sott

      • July 13, 2013

        Not so fast, Jimi, not so fast!

        I thank God for the medical doctors but they don’t have a corner on health care.

        There is also a downside to medical practice. Have you never heard of unnecessary surgeries being performed, or the side effects of many of the drugs they prescribe?

        There is a movement today towards what is called complimentary or alternative medicine. Many natural treatments are becoming very popular. They are not new. Your great, great grandmother probably knew about some of these therapies before you were born. But in recent years schools have opened to teach them and a surprising number of young people are being attracted to these healing arts as a career.

        More people are being drawn to non-surgical drugless forms of treatment for chronic conditions and are finding relief they didn’t receive from years of medical care. It is also a preventive approach that sometimes makes medical care unnecessary.

        Who knows what the future holds? The time may come when people will come to your beautiful nature island mainly to visit Tahira Blanchard’s Natural Therapy Centre. Many tourists may want to make it part of their vacation. It may even be the reason for their vocation on your island.

        I do not know Ms. Blanchard. All I know is what I have read on DNO. Because of this I can only speak in general terms and I am not able to endorse this particular practice. But knowing what I do about the field of alternative natural therapies I think the people of Dominica would be foolish not to give this lady an opportunity to provide a valuable service.

        If it is conducted in an ethical and professional manner and properly promoted I can see it becoming an attraction that would be good for Dominica! With the general interest increasing in the natural healing arts it could bring people to your island.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

      • Smarter Than Hendrix
        July 16, 2013

        Jimi you must not be serious…i sense a personal tension here colon therapy might be able to help flush all that shit out of your head,why is on line you coming with your ignorance your just embarrassing yourself…your colon is free because you probably had something stuck real far up in there

  14. Real Dominican
    July 11, 2013

    hey jimi, why so negative. The colon is suppose to get rid of toxins but when people have been eating so much processed foods, and other foods containing so many toxins then they need do unnatural things like colon therapy to rid the bowels of all the poisons and toxins that contribute to so many health conditions. Even you jimi and your very negative response to something which is so good for Dominica is an indication that you are filled with toxins that are affecting your brain function, you should visit that center and see if they can detoxify your negative mind.

    • CB
      July 11, 2013

      I think this theraputic place was an excellent idea and and outstanding achievement for Ms. Blanchard. Congratulation to you and keep up the good work. To Jimi, u are a typical Dominican, never wants to give anything a try and alway bashing the good work that is being done while sounding like a fool. Congratulations again Ms. Blanchard and I hope to be visiting soon in order to experience the sauna and cleansing bath.

  15. Sexy Girl
    July 11, 2013

    That is really good for Dominica, I can’t believe that there is actually a place like this on island where people can get therapies to strengthen their body and get rid of toxins. I have researched the colon therapy and sauna therapy and they are very good for the body and many health conditions. I will be visiting this center soon.

  16. Real Dominican
    July 11, 2013

    Actually, the colon is suppose to clean itself however when people eat a bunch of canned foods and foods in their unnatural state then measures such as colon hydro therapy is needed to get rid of undigested food and accumulated fecal matter. Oh by the way jimi u sound really dumb, isnt’t the kidney suppose to be able to detoxify but due to excess strain and damage on the kidneys, isnt dialysis done. Google the benefits of colon cleansing before you post any more .

  17. Anonymous
    July 11, 2013

    Boy, Dominica improving, that center must put Dominica on the map. That is next level.

  18. Jimi Hendrix
    July 11, 2013

    What in heaven’s name is colon hydro-therapy? The colon is entirely able to cleanse itself. It does not need external sources to cleanse itself. Another bogus therapy of questionable value designed to take people’s money and possibly do them harm in the process.

    • Sexy Girl
      July 11, 2013

      You seem to need some colon therapy cause the toxins from your colon are clogging your brain.

    • The Authorities
      July 11, 2013

      You are so correct. The body is supposed to cleanse itself also, so you should stop bathing and brushing your teeth.

      The body is also supposed to be able to prevent itself from drowning on its own vomit. Isn’t that what Jimi Hendrix died of at the young age of 27?

      • straight
        July 12, 2013

        Your inference to Hendrix is unfounded. He overdosed on Barbituates which led to his death. Im sure ‘drowning in his own vomit” would’nt have been possible if he was sober and wasn’t half paralyzed by artificial substances . Idiot.

      • SF
        July 12, 2013

        hi “straight”. “The Authorities” is correct. U CAN drown in your own vomit without being intoxicated. Even inhaled fluid can act as an irritant inside the lungs. Both conditions reduces the ability to exchange air and can lead to death. Thats what happened to Jimi Hendrix. He died of Asphyxia while being intoxicated with Barbiturates.

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