By Loren Moreno
Advertiser Staff Writer
While about six others waited their turn, Alenka Remec was treated to a full-body massage by pulsing streams of water on a high-tech water bed.
"It was wonderful — feeling the warm water behind my neck," she said.
Remec was among hundreds of women who trickled through this weekend's Hawai'i Woman Expo at the Blaisdell Center. With dentists to makeup artists, aroma therapists to chiropractors, the center was transformed into a treasure trove for the working woman or stay-at-home mom.
"There are some really good people with great things to offer," said Remec, a resident of Kailua who refused to give her age other than to say she had a "big birthday" coming up. "Draw your own conclusion," she said with a smile.
Some women treated themselves to handmade, embroidered, sparkling purses, while others went a little more New Age and got chakra therapy.
Bobby Enfield of Hawai'i Healing offered the hands-on spiritual healing massages to alleviate back pain and even emotional distress.
"We keep ourselves connected to the akua," said Enfield, who claimed he has been channeling the spiritual healing energy of God through his hands for the past 15 years.
For the woman with a green thumb, there were loads of potted plants and orchids for sale; for the health conscious, there were organic foods and stress therapy; and for the beauty- and fashion-conscious, there were makeup artists and designers.
A small booth just off to the side of the main stage housed seven student fashion designers from the University of Hawai'i-Manoa fashion and merchandising program.
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