Business Matters: The Wellness Boutique Brings Holistic Approach to Osseo
The folks behind The Wellness Boutique noticed a trend. The interest in health and wellness and natural remedies continues to grow. Take essential oils for instance. The global market for essential oils is expected to double from $7.5 billion to $15 billion by the year 2026. That growth can be seen locally at a place that’s unique to the northwest suburbs.
The Wellness Boutique Brings Holistic Approach to Osseo
At The Wellness Boutique in Osseo, you’ll meet a team of four who each have a health and wellness story. Kim Peterson started the business with her daughter, Lindsey Wanke.
“I’ve had a passion for health and wellness since I was young, married,” said Peterson. “Raised my children, made all the crazy foods that they didn’t want to eat,” she laughed.
Peterson is a certified holistic health coach who says there’s a long list of things we often forget in our daily lives.
“We’re a society that does not drink enough water,” said Peterson. “We don’t get out in nature, we don’t move.” She adds, “We live in a time when so many people are sick.”
How Bioenergy Testing Works
The Wellness Boutique seeks to put clients on the right path. Nutritionist and certified health coach Lindsey Wanke shows CCX News how a bioenergy scan, also known as electrodermal screening, works. A patient holds a metal device in one hand while Wanke uses a probe with a light electrical current to test acupuncture points on the hands and feet.
“We test points for the body systems, like the lymph system, the digestive system, endocrine system,” said Wanke. “We’re able to see the imbalances in the body.”
The technology, similar to what you see in Fitbits and Apple Watches, senses areas that are fatigued. The results show up on a computer screen. Wanke then puts together a game plan, such as what foods to add or take out. Other methods can also help.
Craniosacral Therapy Uses Calming Approach
The Wellness Boutique’s Sherilyn Mathes specializes in what’s called craniosacral therapy. It’s uses a gentle touch approach different than traditional massage. Mathes focuses on the feet, lower spine and neck. The process helps release tension in the central nervous system.
“I listen for your rhythm of your cerebrospinal fluid going up and down your spine,” said Mathes.
Too quick is a symptom of anxiety or hyperactivity, Mathes said. Too slow could be a sign of depression or dietary disorders.
“What I do is I just try to quiet your body down to where your rhythm goes into a nice, kind of a stall,” she said. “We’re striving for balance, bringing the body back into balance.”
Essential Oils Help Support the Body
Renee Ihde says essential oils provide benefits to help replenish what your body is lacking. For instance, melaleuca or tea tree oil, is good for bacteria and skin, said Ihde. Another oil, peppermint, can help reduce the effect of the common cold.
Ihde is certified in what’s called the “symphony of the cells,” a collection of 17 essential oil application techniques. The oils are rubbed into your neck, spine and feet. Ihde says each have their benefits.
“So this is a way to combat an issue that you have, but it’s also a way to keep other parts of your body healthy,” she said. “It’s kind of bringing your body into harmony all the time.”
Put all the approaches together, and The Wellness Boutique says they’ve seen results not just in older clients, but younger ones too.
“They’re so many young kids struggling with anxiety, depression, all kinds of health issues,” said Peterson. “And the moms bring them in, and it has been amazing the results that we have seen.”
Experts at The Wellness Boutique stress they don’t diagnose serious health conditions. For that you should see a doctor first.