Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's All It's Wrapped Up To Be!

Body treatments have gained vast popularity since it was discovered that they are not solely for beautification purposes. Some of their numerous therapeutic benefits include cleansing, detoxifying, and nourishing the skin. 

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin accumulates dead skin cells that need to be removed.

Body treatments start with a body polish, scrub or dry skin brushing. This exfoliates the skin sloughing off dead dry skin.

It's All It's Wrapped Up to Be!

Body wraps begin with exfoliation by utilizing skin brushing, salt scrub or a dry exfoliating glove. Exfoliating before a wrap helps rid the skin of dead cells  and opens pores to prepare the skin to receive the nourishing properties. This will increase the effectiveness of the body wrap.

The body mask is delicately applied all over the body using smooth strokes.     The body is gently cocooned with warm linens, heat retaining foils and  a thermal blanket. The warm linens assist the skin to open pores and allow the toxins to be excreted and deeply absorb the nutrients.

While relaxing, Exodus Colon Health & Wellness clients will receive  a 15 point acupressure facial, facial massage and a light oil-free mini-scalp massage. The treatment is completed with a liberal application of one of the following: moisturizer, lotion, oil or cream to leave your skin feeling  hydrated, soft and supple.

Exodus Colon Health & Wellness offers a selection of holistic and therapeutic modalities that complement and promote the detoxification process; leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energized.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Greetings Everyone!

Summer is finally here and in full swing! It's hard to believe that we were experiencing cool and rainy temperatures just a week ago. Our average June temperature was 15C/59F and a low of 11C/52F

I posted this exotic vegetarian soup on my official Facebook page on July 2nd. This warm and comforting dish was fitting for the below seasonal temperatures. So, due to popular demand ...Voila!

Moroccan Lentil Soup: (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Laced with pungent spices and punctuated with the freshness of  chopped tomatoes and cilantro.

2 cups dried green lentils
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 
l large onion, diced
1/2 cup diced carrot, l large peeled carrot
l large stalk celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/.2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp.. each turmeric, ground cumin, cinnamon and ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
2 fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
Chopped fresh cilantro

Place lentils in a bowl and cover with 6 cups cold water. Soak for 1 hour. Then strain and rinse well. Heat oil in a large saucepan.  Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute over medium heat, stirring often until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with seasonings and lemon juice. Add soaked and rinsed lentils along with 6 cups fresh cold water. Stir together and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend and lentils to soften.  Stir in tomatoes.  Heat through.  Serve soup with cilantro sprinkled over top.