Im­prov­ing qual­ity of life, 1 per­son at a time

The Covington News - - BUSINESS - SAMELIA BANKOLE

Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter, a health and well­ness cen­ter on In­dus­trial Boule­vard in Cov­ing­ton is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing qual­ity well­ness ser­vices for clients in New­ton County. Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter was se­lected as April’s Small Busi­ness of the Month by the Cov­ing­ton New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce, spon­sored by New­ton Fed­eral Bank.

Owner Lau­rie Oliver was in­spired by her ex­pe­ri­ences in South Korea, teach­ing English years be­fore to open the busi­ness.

“I am from Cov­ing­ton. I grew up here and went to col­lege at Ox­ford Col­lege. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing, I taught English in South Korea and that’s where I learned about their health­care sys­tem, specif­i­cally their mas­sage ther­a­pies,” she said.

“When I re­turned to my home­town in 1996, I stud­ied mas­sage ther­apy and I also met my hus­band, Dr. David Pelling­ton, a chi­ro­prac­tor, at the time. I opened the cen­ter in 1997. My hus­band and I de­cided to work to­gether in 2003 when we moved to our cur­rent lo­ca­tion,” Oliver said.

In 2003, Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter moved to In­dus­trial Boule­vard where it has been serv­ing the New­ton County com­mu­nity ever since. Oliver got the name for the cen­ter when she lis­tened to the ra­dio one day.

“The name we had be­fore didn’t re­ally de­scribe what we did as a busi­ness. I was lis­ten­ing to the ra­dio one day and heard the John Mont­gomery song, “Life’s A Dance.” I thought, ‘that’s it.’ Life is a dance and we want to help our clients dance through life with less pain. So, I chose the name Life Dance,” she said.

With a li­censed staff of con­tracted ther­a­pists and man­agers, Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter of­fers mas­sage ther­a­pies, in­te­gra­tive ther­a­pies and chi­ro­prac­tic ser­vices for clients. Some of the most pop­u­lar ser­vices pro­vided in­clude hot stone mas­sages, Thai mas­sages and On­col­ogy mas­sages for cancer pa­tients.

There are also in­te­gra­tive ther­a­pies where clients can re­ceive a blend of dif­fer­ent tech­niques in their mas­sages, suited for their spe­cific con­di­tion. These ser­vices help re­lieve mus­cu­lar pain and stress.

“Peo­ple come for pain and stress re­lief. They want a place to re­lieve their pain and to re­lax. We have treated peo­ple with chronic prob­lems, arthri­tis and cancer,” Oliver said.

Oliver’s hus­band, David man­ages the cen­ter’s chi­ro­prac­tic ser­vices.

To en­sure qual­ity ser­vice, Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter has a few man­agers on staff to ad­dress clients’ needs.

“Our man­agers are very ex­pe­ri­enced and friendly,” Oliver said. “They are al­ways available when clients have ques­tions or needs help.”

The main mis­sion of Life Dance Well­ness Cen­ter is to make clients feel com­fort­able dur­ing their ses­sions. “This is the client’s hour. We are here to take care of them,” Oliver said. The cen­ter plans to add a few new ser­vices for the in­creased well­ness of their pa­trons.

Submitted photos | The Cov­ing­ton News

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