Trinidad Transformational Health and Wellness coach Interviewed by Queen Latifah
Trinidad Guardian Newspaper: Posted March 22, 2019
Trinidad Carnival known by some as the 8th wonder of the world and many as one greatest shows on earth is truly an explosion of color, music and revelry. This celebration is creativity at its best.
Queen Latifah for the last few years visits Trinidad to experience this 8th wonder of the world. In her words she goes to Trinidad at Carnival time to party and after Carnival visits the twin island republic of Tobago to relax and unwind prior to returning home to the United States. It is on this visit in March 2019 that Queen Latifah has agreed to interview Patricia Alleyne about her latest venture. I’m referring to the wellness center, The Oasis, a place to relax and rejuvenate body mind and spirit.
Queen Latifah: Thank you so very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with us about the Oasis. I am totally rejuvenated after experiencing some of the services offered here at the Oasis. Guess I really needed it after partying (hahaha) for the last few days for Carnival. Congratulations on a beautiful center, the décor is very inviting.
Patricia: Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you were able to experience one of the greatest shows on earth and glad you were able to relax at the beautiful Oasis, a place of healing and rejuvenation of body mind and spirit.
Queen Latifah: Where did this idea of the Oasis come from?
Patricia: Well it was a little over 21 years ago I was taking my usual morning walk prior to getting dressed for work, this vision came to me, that I was to open a wellness center in Trinidad to honor my mother and one in Tobago to honor my father and it shall be called the Oasis. The message was so clear.
Queen Latifah: Why one in Tobago and one in Trinidad?
Patricia: My father was born in Tobago and my mum in Trinidad. I should tell you that I was afraid when I was given this message, hence the reason I did not do anything with it for so many years. Over the last five years I would say I could not get it out of my mind, one could say I was feeling a bit of guilt knowing that I had not fulfill the word of God. So although I was excited that I should have received such a message I was afraid as I felt I was not capable or I did not have the wherewithal to bring this great project to fruition. I also realized I had to do it afraid. I recognize that I had to trust when I did not understand. In obedience to this assignment I knew then that I was not ready and I would have to change my mind and my thinking.
Queen Latifah: What helped you change your mind and thinking?
Patricia: Although I have read a number of motivational books and attended many classes and they have all assisted me up to this point, the icing on the cake was participating in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance. That experience is the real reason we are sitting in this place called the Oasis at the moment. My thanks to Marrkj, his fabulous wife Davene, my guide Justin and the rest of the staff for believing in me, maybe at times when I may not have believed in myself.
Queen Latifah: What are some of the services offered here at the Oasis?
Patricia: We believe one has to take care of the body since it takes us around in the world. Massages, we do hands on massages as well as us of the massage beds. Customers would lay on the bed for a total of forty minutes. The meditation room, as it is very important that we quiet our minds. Acupuncture, we have an acupuncturist on staff.
Queen Latifah: Will you be adding more services?
Patricia: Yes, we will I am very careful in making the choices I want our customers experience.
Queen Latifah: Tell us a little bit about the massage beds? I was able to experience the newest model and I am in awe of it.
Patricia: There are 3 models. The oldest model unblocks one’s energy channels while relaxing the muscles around the spine by applying the principles of Finger Pressure, Massage, Moxibustion and Heat Therapy utilize Radiant Far Infrared Heat to
improve blood circulation as the Internal Projector works its way along the spine increasing blood circulation as well as providing relaxation.
Queen Latifah: Before you tell us about the other two beds, what kind of results have customers experienced?
Patricia: Increase in blood circulation, relief of joint and muscle pain soreness, relief of back pain caused by stress incorrect posture or in some instances a sedentary lifestyle, also relief of stiff neck.