Holistic spa opening
A refreshing and holistic approach to health and beauty is coming to downtown this September when Nourish Mind Body & Soul, 530 Pine Street, in Rochester opens. The new spa, which has no relation to the former downtown yoga studio with a similar name, will feature holistic and organic services, including a salt room, infrared sauna, ionic foot detox, natural body wraps, massage therapy, organic facials and more. Co-owner Jill Berner said the location will also offer natural organic products. Berner and her business partner, Linda Skinner, decided to open Nourish to offer a way for people to relieve some of the stressors they are exposed to everyday in their environment. “I believe that there are stressors in the environment and we need a way of relaxing and getting rid of that stress because it can effect our immune system,” Berner said. As a cancer survivor, Berner said she began learning about holistic treatments after going through conventional treatment and looking for alternatives with her second bout of cancer. Berner said Skinner also became interested in healthy alternatives after a family member was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. “We believe we have something really cool to offer the community,” Berner said. The location is expected to be open in mid-September, with a grand opening planned for October.
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