Sister Releigh, better known as The Cocoa Lady, is a native Bostonian who began her professional career as a Massage Therapist to serve in Boston’s leading health clubs and spas. During her service, she has to her credit the design and application of techniques to help relieve headache pain and guiding the client with methods to avoid everyday food and environmental triggers. Her work in the spa industry has been notable with the creation of a unique Chocolate Body Wrap which has been featured on TV news reports and in magazines. As a Nutrition Consultant, The Cocoa Lady has organized nutritional programs at local Y’s and presented healthy eating at fitness centers and youth groups.

Currently a fitness instructor, The Cocoa Lady presents the Afro Chi techniques to youths as a method to teach them how to relax with breath and movement during the waiting period of their cooking sessions. To add to this collected list of activities, she serves with a holistic healing organization and youth associations. She also hosts two Blog Talk Radio podcasts that focus on wellness - Relaxation Alchemy and Afro Chi - and writes books for kids. In addition to this, she organizes “Wrap Swap Market” events in and around the Boston area, with a team of professional designers and specialists instructing designer techniques to wear seasonal scarves either for beauty or as a health alternative to hair loss.