Tell us about yourself and your business!
We are a holistic health center and wellness boutique. Our practitioners are exceptionally trained acupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapists and a psychotherapist. We focus on addressing the whole health of the patient and treat a wide variety of ailments and illnesses in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Our wellness boutique features herbs, supplements, topical pain relief products, organic essential oils and more.
Why did you start your business?
I started this business as an effort to increase the visibility and accessibility of holistic medicine. It is my experience that people are healthier and happier when they partner in their healing process and make informed decisions about their health treatments. People are more likely to choose natural health solutions if a trusted source is within reach. "As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings."
What's the story behind the name of your business?
In Fine Fettle means to be in good health and spirit (yes, in English!). This is our wish for all of those who enter our door.
Why did you choose to locate your business in Evanston? What do you love about coming to work here?
I have practiced in Evanston for 15 years before opening my business here, so I know Evanston well. I especially appreciate the small business community in the Main-Dempster Mile and its unique offerings. I think we make a good fit.
What sets your business apart from others that perform the same service?
Our practitioners have the highest degrees in our fields. We see one patient / client at a time so that as a patient you receive a high level of care that is individualized to suit your needs or circumstances.
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about opening a business?
Be prepared to work longer hours, make less money, but feel good about what you are doing and make a positive impact in your little corner of the world.