Eleven women and one man are now better equipped, after completing a recent Advanced Abdominal Therapy Training at Sweet Teas, a historical site in Wotten Waven.
The course instructor was Krystal Hamiltion Case, qualified and experienced in integrating the holistic approach with Western Medicine.
She has been a certified massage therapist since 2005 and the former head instructor at La’James International College for massage and reflexology.
She started her career as a nursing assistant and has since acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and is a National board member of Touch for Health and certified yoga instructor.
The course coordinator, President of the Dominica Spa, Health and Wellness Association, Ms. Martha Cuffy, stated they were grateful to have such an experienced health professional agree to take time out from their personal visit, to deliver training that will equip practitioners, covering areas from Soufriere to Picard on the ground.
She noted, that partnership with the Ministry of Health keeps them abreast of the level of chronic disease that impacts the lives of everyday Dominicans.
Cuffy added, stress is recognized as a major contributor to chronic disease yet many have poor colon health, tolerating low energy and symptoms such as PMS, celiac, bloating and poor posture – made worse by internal scarring from abdominal surgery and childbirth.
This is a significant step forward in turning the tide.
Course participants included; Kripa de Freitas, Shannah Robin, Ariane Magloire, Terri Henry, Venora Darroux, Clemica Etienne, Valencia Webb, Martha Cuffy, June Allan, Dafrica Thomas, Gemma Clarke and Hélène Jonquet.