Cocktails with Anne Harris
We're sipping wine with the absolutely charming Anne Harris, who is back on The Rock having spent the last three months in Australia. Prior to this last visit she had called Australia home for seven years. Harris can hardly contain her excitement about Bowen Therapy, established by Tom Bowen, an industrial chemist who was from Geelong in Victoria, just outside Melbourne, Australia. It's a technique that allows the body to heal itself, by working on the largest organ of the body called the fascia, otherwise known as the connective tissue. Making some very non-invasive moves in sequence and waiting several minutes between moves, the technique has an amazing effect on the body.
What are you drinking?
This afternoon it's a glass of Fantinel Pinot Grigio, but my drink of choice is actually Annie's Lane Trail Sauvignon Blanc. Unfortunately, I can't get it in Jamaica.
What are your handbag must-haves?
Lipstick, Piksters interdental brushes, Poison by Christian Dior, my credit card and Samsung Galaxy III.
Which four words best describe you?
Bubbly, genuine, passionate and spiritual.
Jeans or LBD?
Flats or stilettos?
What perfume are you spraying?
Body by Burberry.
What are your fashion essentials?
A clutch bag and my Jessica Simpson shoes.
Who does your hair?
Who does your nails?
Why do you think Jamaica is ready for Bowen Therapy?
Jamaicans are becoming more aware of alternative therapy, and not being so quick to go under the doctor's knife or pop pills to mask the problem, not to mention the expense! People tend to try Bowen Therapy once they have tried everything else unsuccessfully. With more and more people having access to the Internet, people's views are changing.
Who inspires you?
When do you feel most relaxed?
I'm also a massage therapist, which I find very relaxing while giving treatment.
What are you listening to on your iPod or car stereo?
Hillsong Worship Songs.
What's your idea of a perfect date?
A candlelight meal for two.
What's your idea of the perfect man?
I like to think that there are still good men out there. But the perfect man for me would have to be an entrepreneur who has a passion for the Lord.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Don't know if I can see so far ahead, but I would love to have outreach clinics in rural areas around Jamaica, where I am able to heal people who are not so fortunate. There is nothing more rewarding than when someone tells you that their pain of 10 or 20 years has gone; it never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Plus, travel the world...