Spa Day @ Heaven on Earth (Win 3 Months of FREE spa services)


Heaven on Earth has always been my choice of spa in Honolulu.  I have been going there for brazillians, facials and massages ever since 2007.  I miss the beautiful spa they had at the Koolani complex.  I use to spend nearly $1,000 a month there when they were open.  A few times I went to the downtown Alakea day spa as well.  “Z” has always been my esthetician, and a fabulous one at that!  I always request her, but yesterday she was out sick.

For a Valentines day present, I got the “Rejuvenation Bliss” package.

Bliss Rejuvenation

Package | 3 hrs. – $253

Essential Full Body Massage – An essential 50 minute massage just for you. Escape and experience the benefits of alleviated muscle tension promoting an enhanced state of relaxation and well-being. Be pampered from head to toe, or enjoy an area-specific massage ~ the choice is yours, the treat is ours.

Aromatherapy Facial – This relaxing treatment begins with cleansing and exfoliation procedures, accompanied by a gentle stream of herbal steam. Oil-free massage cream is massaged into the face, neck and décolleté, followed by a customized hydrating masque. While the mask penetrates your therapist treats you to a hand and arm massage after which your hands will be placed in heated mitts while a cool mist of rosewater blended toner and a light veil of moisturizer are applied to the facial areas. This luxurious treatment is completed with a cellular replenishing cream, vitamin enriched eye cream, day moisturizer with SPF and soothing lip therapy. Characteristic to European-style treatments, this facial incorporates essential oils to achieve overall relaxation.

Cloud 9 Body Wrap – Enjoy a wide section of immensely relaxing seaweed and aromatherapy treatments. Our body wrap therapies offer simultaneous purification effects on the body: whilst slimming, detoxifying and hydrating the epidermis, the re-mineralizing properties help redefine your body’s contours, providing a thorough detoxification and renewed sense of self.

The massage was relaxing and the facial clarifying.  I had never had a body wrap before.  I covered my private parts with small hand towels, and a small asian woman came in and scrubbed me down with salts then put a green spirulina body mask all over my body.  Then I was wrapped in 5 layers like a tight burrito.  I was a little claustrophobic and it was difficult to relax.  But my skin was so soft.  Afterwards she rinsed me off with hot water and an overhead cascade shower which was extremely relaxing.  It was the strangest thing I ever had.  It was like having a sponge bath on a table.

I also got an array of Murad products to clear up my skin.  I’ve used their skinceuticals products in the past as well, but I have acne prone skin at the moment from climate changes and stress.

Murad

Get clear, stay clear. Murad products are scientifically proven to address all of the factors that cause breakouts. Acne Complex® makes skin healthy and clears acne through the science of cellular water™.

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xoxo

Kristie

The healing powers of MORINGA “the Miracle Tree”


I first was introduced to Moringa during a stressful time when I was about 7 months pregnant.  I was extremely sick and throwing up and could barely keep any food down.  Not even a fruit popsicle.  Tired of staying at my boyfriend’s house, I went to my parents house.  My Mom said she had just gotten a new drink called Zija.

I had been sick for months.  At first it tasted kind of funny, like a slightly sweet light guava juice with wheat grass in it.  It had a small bite at the tip of the tongue, but that goes away after you get use to it. It tastes better chilled and comes in a tiny can made from a different type of material other than aluminum because that preserves it’s shelf life and doesn’t give off the harmful poisons most of us aren’t knowledgeable  about that aluminum cans do.

I immediately had energy, and ate a huge dinner.  I drank Zija for the rest of my pregnancy and felt great and energetic and had few problems.  Inspired by my personal experiences I decided to become a marketer for Zija.  As it is a MLM company, some people can shy away from that.  But MLM companies can be highly successful if you can set up your downline correctly.  My dad spent $10,000 on big shipments of Zija and brought them out to sell personally.  He bought it under someone under me, so I got commission as well, as the company has a 10 level pay out system.  I drank Zija for years, but unfortunately as the bad economy hit, so did my income, and a $100 a month for 30 cans was just too much. The thing that was interesting about Zija is that there was a formula (I believe it was called Z-atin) they had in it that made your body utilize all the nutrients and absorb more of all that healthy goodness than your body normal would.  This was an all natural drink.  No preservatives, no colors, no artificial flavors.

The main ingredient is a common tree called Moringa.  In Hawaii the Filipino’s all have it growing in their yard.  They call it Calamungi.  In Africa, it is called Malawi.  Madonna’s charitable organization, “Raising Malawi”  in the city of Lilongwe is about growing plants because of their great nutritional and healing values.  It started with Madonna planting a Moringa tree.

The benefits of Moringa are many.

  • 7 types of Vitamins
  • 6 types of Minerals
  • 18 types of Amino acids
  • 46 types Anti-oxidants
  • High concentration of natural Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Natural Anti-toxins, Anti- tumors, Anti-bacterial and Anti fungal.

Moringa Oleifera main medicinal uses:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Cleans the body from toxins and heavy metals
  • Extermination of parasites in the intestines
  • Supporting treatment during radiation and chemotherapy
  • Supporting treatment during lack of appetite in children and adults
  • Helping with Osteoporosis treatment
  • Supporting with Diabetes treatment
  • Intestine infections
  • Gum infections
  • Prostate infection
  • Various skin diseases
  • Breathing disease
  • Head aches and Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss

A bottle of Moringa capsules could cost as much as $40! But I might just buy them so I don’t have to deal with mess of powder.

An inexpensive alternative?  My mom now grows her own Moringa trees and dries the leaves and makes it into a powder.  It is easy to care for, is drought resistant, can be grown in poor conditions, and dirt with low ph levels and doesn’t require much care.  Moringa is a wild growing, hardy tree.  Although it is hard to mix with water, as all the pieces of leaves float and don’t mix well, it still is highly effective when I am sick.

Discovery Channel Documentary of Moringa

Giving birth to Kai was easy, even though she was almost 8 lbs.  She’s a big girl, and is the biggest child in her classroom.  Perhaps she is so healthy and big because of my use of Zija when I was pregnant.  When she was little I continued to give her Zija.   She was healthy and didn’t have her first flu until she was over 1 year old.  It’s also a great alternative to boost your work out.  All those nasty supplements on the market can be harmful for your body.  Who am I to talk?  I have been living on Lipo6 for months now.

Nature’s AIDs therapy

Out of all the Moringa forms I have tried, I believe the Zija drink is the most effective.  Maybe because of the Z-Atin formula created to boost the effects.  But possibly, it is a placebo in my head.

xoxo

Kristie Manning