Simply Health said goodbye to a neighbor this past spring and hello to a bunch of new space.
After Union Wireless moved out of the storefront next door to Simply Health in Smith’s Plaza, the owners of the wellness center took it over and knocked down the wall between.
With double the square footage to work with Simply Health expanded its menu of therapeutic services and stocked a wider variety of products.
“We try to be that one-stop shop to bring back your health holistically,” said Jennifer Nelson-Hawks, who owns the business with Sarah Felton. Adding products and services, she said, means they can offer something to “everybody that walks through the door.”
With the Migun bed, for example, Simply Health can provide a type of physiotherapy that combines acupressure and chiropractic techniques with “far infrared” heat, delivering pain relief without pills.
Now there’s also space for an Iasis machine for microcurrent neurofeedback. Small electrodes placed on the scalp transmit tiny amounts of electricity to reboot the brain. It’s designed to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and traumatic stress, among other conditions.
Halotherapy, offered in the salt and sound booth, is also new on the list of therapies. It’s for people with allergies and respiratory and sinus challenges, for example, as well as those with skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. If the patient is a child the booth is big enough for a parent to sit with him or her.
Though Simply Health’s far infrared sauna isn’t new, it is newly returned to the Smith’s Plaza location now that there’s room for it.
“A warm invisible wavelength penetrates deep into the skin, muscle tissue and even the organs to stimulate the lymphatic, immune and cardiovascular systems,” is how the brochure describes the therapy. Among the potential benefits advertised are detoxification, relaxation, skin purification and body flexibility.
Simply Health has always carried a range of physician-grade supplements, and customers will still find those. The owners swap out products when they discover better versions and when customers seek something particular. CBD oils, advertised as providing relief from pain, sleep issues, inflammation and anxiety, are selling particularly well these days.
“We are always researching and bringing in the very best for our community,” Felton said.
Beyond supplements and therapeutic treatments Simply Health offers some new shopping options. On shelves in the new part of wellness center you’ll find candles, essential oils, charcoal soap, bath bombs and herbal healing teas, among other things.
“We just didn’t have the space for it before,” Felton said.
In the back is something that’s for the Simply Health crew to enjoy: a new kitchenette.
“We’ve never had a break room before,” Felton said.