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The HC Wellness Center offers both traditional and alternative therapies to assist clients in achieving optimal health, wellness and balance. Featuring as its principle service Colon Hydrotherapy, formerly seen only at fine spas and destination resorts, HC Wellness Center & Spa is one of the first to offer this valuable wellness service to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. HC Wellness Center & Spa is a premier North Carolina spa providing the most luxurious, and beneficial wellness and beauty services available to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. Established in 2004 with the vision of combining traditional spa treatments, that promote relaxation and well being, with the most advanced skin, body and wellness services. The HC Spa supplies a moment of luxury for your body, mind and spirit. Here nature and science meet harmoniously as the finest massage, skin care and spa treatments await you.
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Why The Diva Steam Could Be The Best Thing You Try In 2018!

Be a Success this Year! 
Kick Off Your Goals for 2018...and We're Here to Help!
YOU CAN DO THIS! And it's easy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get healthier, or finally get serious about those digestive issues. We have the solution...and because we know you're serious, we've packaged it for you as this month's Special (details below).
NYNY Special Includes:
  • Colon Hydrotherapy Session
  • NEW! Balance Zyto Compass Scan
  • 25% OFF ALL Supplements*
  • Choice of Foot Spa or Diva Steam   
NYNY Special: $145.00 (30% Off)
Call to Book an Appointment
*MUST be ordered same day, in-store, to apply discount. No extensions permitted.
**Expires 1/31/18
***Services must be rendered same day for the same person, and are not interchangeable. Not valid with any other discounts.

The Diva Steam, also known as the V-Steam and Yoni Steam, is a remedy that is becoming known today as the forgotten ancient wisdom for women's health/healing and is being fervently revived by women today.
An ancient remedy that had been used for over a millennia before us, the Diva Steam has been known to maintain the health of the uterus, treating everything from painful menses, endometriosis, low libido, UTI's, to infertility. Though this simple process may sound like a miracle remedy, the Diva Steam is an easy and inexpensive treatment for any woman to use on a regular basis within the comfort of HC Wellness Center or at home.

How does the Diva Steam work?
A Diva Steam is done much like a facial, except that in this case, steam rises opening the pores of the skin and the beneficial compounds in the herbs are absorbed through the open pores of the pelvic floor. These tissues are exceptionally porous and absorbent, and the warmth of the steam helps to soften and open them. The herbs medicinal properties, including their oils, are released (due to the special steeping process) and carried to the surface of your skin, and inside , where they are absorbed into the bloodstream and into to the uterus. The herbal steam increases circulation, thins mucus, and cleanses the entire reproductive system, allowing it to shed unnecessary membranes and build-up. The results are varied, and amazing.

Throughout history, many women have found Steams to have the following effects:
* Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.
* Decrease menstrual flow.
* Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
* Increase fertility.
* Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth.
* Treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse and endometriosis.
* Assist with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy or C-section scar.
* Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids.
* Treat chronic infections (UTI's, Vaginal, Yeast, etc) and works to maintain healthy pH balance.
* Relieve symptoms of menopause.
* Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body.

We recommend that you DO NOT steam if any of the following apply to you:
You are pregnant. 
You have an IUD or a coil (you will be asked to sign a waiver if you wish to steam). 
During Menstruation. 
Piercings will need to be removed to avoid burns.
Steaming should not be done if you have any open cuts/wounds/stitches or active herpes breakout.
Steaming should not be done when the body is fighting an illness such as the flu or any other fevered condition.
It is not recommended to steam after waxing or laser hair removal. We recommend waiting 4 days after waxing and 2 weeks after laser hair removal.

Diva Blends: We proudly offer only the best for your health! All of our herbs are Organic & GMO-Free.  Each steam has its own custom blend but may have come in contact with other herbs, as we use the same bowls for blending. Please speak with your consultant if you have any allergy concerns. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Pie in a Jar

Single Serving Pie in a Jar

These are individual-sized pies made in little glass jars that can go straight from your freezer to your oven to your mouth. SO cute. You can make these with store-bought crust and canned filling or jazz it up with homemade like we do.   And just for added cuteness we teamed up with crafting expert Lolly for some personalized tags.  These are just about the best little gift from the kitchen you could share with someone!

This is the type of jar you’ll need. half-pint jars
Step 1: Pie Dough
Step 2: Make a topper and line the jar
Step 3: Fill ‘er up

Here’s the basic recipe (for 4 pies)
2 C prepared fruit (pitted, diced, peeled, etc.)
2 T sugar- brown or white (use more or less depending on sweetness of fruit)
2 T flour- (again, more if your fruit is super juicy like cherries, less if it’s pretty dry)
1 T butter (divided between the pies)
Seasonings/flavorings- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract, citrus zest etc)
Play around with it and come up with something yummy! When your filling is all combined, divide it between the jars and dot a pat of butter on top (about 1/4 T)

Step 4: Top it off
Step 5: Freeze ’em!
Step 6: Bake ’em

Remove lids from jars and place jars on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in a COLD oven. Then turn the oven to 375. That will give the jars a chance to warm up slowly as the oven preheats.  Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the middles are bubbly. If you’re baking them fresh and not frozen they take about 45 minutes.
Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY Sunscreen Bar


DIY Sunscreen Bar 

Sunscreen Bar Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three equal to 1 cup)
  • 1 cup beeswax (can add an extra ounce or two if you want a thicker consistency, which leaves less lotion on the skin when used)
  •  2 tablespoons (or more) of non-nano Zinc Oxide
  • Optional: Vitamin E oil to preserve. I added 1 tsp vitamin E oil for this recipe made with 1 cup of each ingredient)
  • Optional: a few drops of vanilla or essential oil for scent (do not use citrus oils!)
  • You'll Need: A double boiler or glass bowl over a small pan. Silicone molds or empty deodorant containers for an easy-to-apply solution

Sunscreen Bar Instructions:

1.      Combine all ingredients (except zinc oxide and essential oils if using) in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it.
2.      Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth:
3.      Remove from heat and add the zinc oxide powder and essential oils.
4.      Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.
5.      Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used these silicon baking cups, though any mold would work. This recipe exactly filled 12 silicon baking cups when I made it.
6.      Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds for different holiday gifts (hearts for valentines, flowers for Mother's day, etc.) or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.
7.      They can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge or freezer for longer term storage. Keep below 80 degrees or they will melt! Adjust coverage to your needs and be careful not to burn while determining how long you can spend in the sun with these.