Circle of Life Healing Arts is celebrating its new location with an open house and ribbon cutting.
The open house will be held from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at N2919 County Trunk QQ.
“Most of the practitioners will be here to answer questions and take people on a tour of the building,” said Mary Beatty-Roloff.
Beatty-Roloff is a holistic nurse practitioner who began her business about five years ago.
For the past several years, she operated out of a small building in King.
Beatty-Roloff was thinking about retiring, when her husband started encouraging to expand her business.
“All the right people started showing up at the door,” she said. “The opportunity to buy this building came out of nowhere. We were crowded in our little space but doing well.”
With the help of her husband Bob, they have turned what was once a bed and breadfast and most recently a real estate office into a place for alternative practitioners to work with clients.
“This wonderful, wise group of women is a collaborating, nurturing group. They all understand the importance of self care. Our goal was to continue what we had over there but to expand with new practitioners,” she said.
The reception area is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week days, with Gayle Drath and Linda Riley the key contact people. Circle of Life may be reached at 715-258-2108, has a website at circleoflifehealingarts.com and is on Facebook.
Circle of Life’s staff includes Sandra Watson, Kari Esbensen and Elissa Stults, marriage and family counseling; Linda Rice and Sandy Ruiz, reflexology; Robyn Loehrke, Linda Riley, Malia Lasavage and Sam Gorske, body/energy work; Lisa Funk, massage; Barb Achten, cranio-sacral/Feng Shui/mindfulness-based stress reduction; Karen Kurz-Riemer, classical homeopathy; Sandy Ruiz and Carmen Johnson, colon theraphy; Anne Menzies, nutrition counseling; and Meighan Stellmacher, Qi Gung.
The practitioners have flexible hours.
Beatty-Roloff began working as a holistic nurse practitioner after seeking alternative practitioners for her own personal experiences with perimenopause and menopause.
“From my life experience, I wanted to do the same for others. I think it is good to have options,” she said. “I started searching for answers on my own. I still used traditional. There is a place for everything.”
Beatty-Roloff collaborates with a man who is an alternative practitioner and an Emergency Room doctor.
“So he has an understanding and appreciation for both sides,” she said. “What I try to do is to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative. I like to say we’re complementary. You can do both, which will help both work better.”
In the new space, there are eight spaces from which practitioners may work.
“We went from two to eight, and they’re filling up in a hurry,” Beatty-Roloff said.
The Roloffs closed on the property in June. The first clients were seen in the new location on Labor Day.
There are treatment rooms on the main and second levels, and she said each multi-purpose room has its own bathroom.
Her husband is currently transforming the third level into a space whose future plans include a space to hold workshops, seminars and possibly weekend treatments.
With four working fireplaces in the building, Beatty-Roloff says the space and chosen color scheme result in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
“I think this place is the right environment for healing,” she said.
Now, she cannot imagine retiring.
“I’m so excited,” Beatty-Roloff said. “All of us have our hearts in the right place.”