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Spiritual Wellness Conference 2016 for Jamaica postponed

Spiritual Wellness Conference 2016 for Jamaica  postponed

Negril, Jamaica, W.I. (Tuesday, May 24, 2016). The one-day Spiritual Wellness workshop and practicum featuring keynotes Dr Glenville Ashby, Journalist & President of Global Interfaith Council, as well as, Dr Tony Vendryes, a certified medical doctor of complementary & alternative medicine, with expertise in hypnotherapy and yoga, has been postponed for 2017.

The public response for this conference has been pouring in from the Caribbean and North America. Spiritual wellness is the underpinning essence of who we are and encompasses our emotional, social, physical, mental and sexual health. The attention to this sub-sector of wellness is well understood, just stop and observe the pace at which we live our lives, the deadline-driven conditions under which we work. Is it any wonder that we are pushed to find outlets for our stress and to develop healthy lifestyle behaviours?

Dr Ashby, a prolific writer, is the author of Anam Cara: “Your Soul Friend and Bridge to Enlightenment & Creativity” offers readers a path “to travel back to the source and experience its magic in order to live authentically.” Moving from the philosphical and self-help venues, Dr Vendryes strongly promotes prevention through his weekly radio programme and newspaper column. His current book is entitled “An Ounce of Prevention Mainly for Men”.

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Local spa therapists become ITEC certified

Local spa therapists become ITEC certified

A total of 10 spa therapy professionals recently graduated with their diploma in holistic massage from the Ocho Rios-based, Personal Body Health Care (PBHC) Clinic and School of Holistic Therapies, becoming the school's first ever graduating class.

This diploma is certified under the International Training and Examination Council (ITEC), which is a specialist examination board, renowned for providing certification in beauty and spa therapy, hairdressing, complementary therapies, sports and fitness training and customer service.

The graduation ceremony took place last Saturday night at the Sunset Beach Resort, Spa and Water Park in Montego Bay, with graduates being feted to a lavish dinner party by the hotel's management. The graduates who all achieved distinctions included, Sharon Parris-Chambers, Verona Warburton, Lance Rose, Audrey Bennett, Charisse Pink, Janice McLoud, Samantha McLeggon, Shawnette Montaque, Marry Daley and Dudley Malcolm, who currently works as a spa therapist at the resort.

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Caribbean wellness trailblazer inspiring a new brand of massage therapist

Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. (March 22, 2015) Patricia Berry-Greenidge has crisscrossed the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas in her quest to bring ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) standards to the Caribbean. She began blazing trails as the Principal of Personal Body Healthcare Clinic and School of Holistic Therapies Inc., which is accredited by ITEC and IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists).  The first graduating class of PBHC Jamaica, comprising of ten graduates, received their ITEC Holistic Massage diplomas on March 14, 2015 at Sunset Beach Resort & Waterpark, Montego Bay.

Prior to establishing the Clinic & School in 2007, Patricia was a university lecturer,  professional therapist and Spa Consultant in Barbados, teaching Holistic Massage Therapy, Business Professionalism, Reiki and Alternative and Complementary Therapies, to name a few. Having travelled the world, she possesses intimate knowledge of exotic and indigenous spa and wellness therapies and products. She is the mother to a son who is a practicing lawyer, and a grandmother to three boys.

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