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ing, colonics, and sound therapy which incorporates crystal singing bowls. Burns attributes much of her success to “hiring people who are better than me,” along with the wisdom of several female mentors – the dean of a nursing school, a successful chiropractor, and her former boss. Though the early years focused on

massage only, facials and waxing were added when Burns hired an estheti- cian friend who now also serves as an “amazing manager” in addition to handing the company’s social media. In her commitment to offer an ever-broad- er array of services, she plans to offer foot soaks followed by reflexology once the main floor renovation is complete in February.

Colonics were added to the menu,

following Burns’ own experience with the therapy. Nine years ago, after the birth of her third child, she struggled to lose the last 10 pounds of pregnancy weight. Then a client suggested she try colon hydrotherapy, and Burns says it allowed her body to easily release the weight. She also finds the therapy ben- eficial in managing her lupus diagnosis,

along with a specific diet and vitamin therapy program. “I promote what I’m personally passionate about,” she maintains. “I say ‘This works for me. Maybe you should try it.’ That’s how I love people.” For the same reason, she’s considering adding acupuncture to the mix in the near future.

Once complete, the main level will house retail space, where clients can purchase soy candles, eye pil- lows, the doTerra brand of therapeutic grade essential oils used by Healing Hands’ therapists, and products in the Eminence organic skin care line used in facials. “The skin is the body’s largest organ,” explains Burns. “You should never put anything on it that you wouldn’t put in it.”

Burns’ brother began managing the

massage therapists about a year ago, freeing Burns for more general manage- rial duties, which now demand all of her time. Though she no longer does massage, she describes herself as very “hands on,” an appropriate represen- tation for someone passionate about massage therapy.

Healing Hands was one of the few

businesses to thrive during the reces- sion, which Burns attributes in part to people choosing to treat themselves to what she terms “mini-vacations” to deal with stress. The business is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week to ac- commodate virtually any schedule, and auto insurance claims and Workman’s Compensation claims are covered by insurance. The business enjoys a high repeat

client base, which serves as testimony to the level of service provided. “Our goal is for clients to experience that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when en- tering a friend’s welcoming home, or returning to your own sanctuary at the end of a long day. We want to create a place where people can feel de- stressed and be treated therapeutically in a clean, fresh, nurturing environ- ment. Our therapists always put the customer first.”

Healing Hands Massage Therapy Center is located at 518 Main Street in Bethlehem. For more information visit or call 610-882- 4325.

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