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Scotia Insurance goes all out for wellness

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Kerry-Ann 'KiKi' Lewis (right) gives Deborah Watson a makeover while Judith Patrick looks on.
Dr Charah Watson (left) shows a body oil to (from right) Annete Pusey-McKenzie; Joy McLeod Lewis; and Judith Patrick, financial advisor, Scotia Insurance.
Shani McGraham-Shirley (right), director of Chai Studios, leads a group of participants in a Zumba class. - Photos by Rudolph Brown/Photographer
Dr Winston Dawes of Mahogany Health and Fitness chats with Simone Hull Lloyd, marketing manager, Scotia Wealth, at the wellness fair at Eden Gardens last Friday and Saturday.

Cathy Risden, Lifestyle Writer

Scotia Insurance went all out at the Jamaica Wellness and Beauty Expo at the Eden Gardens Wellness Spa last Friday and Saturday. Blazing a new trail in the health insurance industry, they join hands with Eden Gardens Wellness and Beauty Resort and health care providers including naturopathic holistic health practitioner Carrot Jarrett and Dr Charah Watson of Bio Tech R&D Institute.

On Friday, visitors to their booth had a relaxing experience in the form of a free upper body massage, from Adam and Eve's Day Spa, which left many asking for more. The highlight of the day was a health seminar by naturopathic, Carrot Jarrett. He has impacted many lives through unconventional and traditional medicines. He implored those present to take their health seriously by living a well-balanced life, utilising holistic practices of the mind, spirit and body. "Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food. Getting back to nature is a great way to regain your health - avoiding the deadly tastes of salt, sugar and fats."

Free Makeovers

On Saturday, there were free makeovers by Urban Beauty, and a presentation by Charah Watson encouraging individuals to invest in natural products for beauty care. She noted that it is a safe and healthy way to care for your skin. There were constant give-aways of natural products from NanikiRina's product line, Naniki Naturals, with ingredients derived from herbal extracts, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil and pure essential oils, along with natural non-toxic ingredients to create nourishing natural food for the hair, skin and body.

But outside of the products that were on show, Kerry-Ann Redwood, financial advisor for Scotia Jamaica Insurance Company Limited, highlighted the benefits of preparing for any eventuality. Redwood said that it is important to put things in place before your health gets critical, by investing in a Scotia CritiCare - an insurance coverage that provides support if you are diagnosed with a critical illness, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, major burns, among other critical ailments.

Overall, the expo addressed every facet of life to ensure a better, healthier you.