New health and wellbeing centre opens its doors in Hethersett
As part of Rowan House is transformed into a new health and wellbeing centre, business development manager and chartered physiotherapist Rachel Pailes explains what it’s all about…
Health is one of the most important things in life – by exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet and by choosing the right lifestyle, we have the best possible chance of staying fit and well. There are times, however, when we need that little bit extra – daily life, stress and injury can all take their toll and it can be difficult to find the timely and appropriate care needed to get your body back to full strength.
Rowan House Health and Wellbeing is a new centre in Hethersett, offering a range of therapies for people looking for ongoing support or more immediate care. Business development manager and children’s physiotherapist of 10 years, Rachel Pailes explains the motivation behind setting up Rowan House.
“Sometimes the traditional medical approach is not what people need – we are all individuals and respond to treatment differently,” says Rachel.
“Rowan House aims to provide a range of physical, psychological, social and spiritual therapies enabling people to choose their own pathway to recovery.”
Rachel has always dreamed of running her own practice and Rowan House, which has been in her family for 27 years, has always appealed due to its facilities and location.
Established in 1988, the original main focus was to provide small businesses with access to expensive and complex computer and communication equipment. As technology has advanced and is increasingly affordable and accessible to all, the decline in demand for these services has led to a natural change of clientele whose priorities are more around customer service.
“As an established business, we have the reception facilities, experienced staff and administrative backup to support our practitioners,” says Rachel.
“Our aim is to make it easy for our practitioners to come in and use our space. We welcome their clients and assist them with their business admin so that they can do what they love and grow and develop their own business.”
The centre currently has 12 practitioners covering a range of treatments including osteopathy, sports and deep tissue massage, life coaching, reflexology, skin health, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, pregnancy massage, homeopathy and hypnotherapy.
With the centre in its early days, Rachel hopes to welcome even more practitioners in the near future.
Rowan House has eight therapy rooms and a large central room which is used for baby massage classes, Pilates, training sessions and workshops. Rachel hopes to attract a wide range of group therapies from mother and baby groups to more recreational activities.
Having undergone a substantial refurbishment, the centre has a fresh new look ready for its launch on October 9.
“The centre has a relaxed but professional feel,” says Rachel.
“We have tried to accommodate a broad spectrum of users and have taken care to ensure our facilities are buggy and disabled accessible. We have ample on-site parking and have also taken advice from specialist groups and are proud to be recognised as ‘dementia aware’ by Age UK Norfolk.”
We are all individuals and respond to treatment differently