A new wellness centre at the Wharf in Oundle has opened opportunities for people to explore holistic pathways to better health and wellbeing. The Restore Wellness Centre has a suite of well-designed rooms, with a full programme of fitness classes, and a roster of therapists offering consultations.
The centre is run by Fi Phillips and Francis Leader who both grew up in Oundle, and later practised law. They met after returning to the local area to raise their young children and found they shared interests in health and wellbeing, as well as ambitions for a wellness centre that would provide an opportunity to do something local and contribute to the community.
“I had always had a dream of setting up a studio space. Frances has focused more on the shop side, and the consultation rooms to bring in therapists,” said Ms Phillips, who teaches yoga.
Ms Leader has a particular interest in gut health and makes fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi, which have many reported health benefits, such as boosting immunity and improving digestion.
“Fermented foods balance out the bacteria in your gut and have lots of related benefits toward making you feel well,” she said.
The fitness programme includes a wide range of yoga sessions for all abilities and preferred styles, including sessions for children and teens, alongside strength and conditioning classes.
Practice services include one-on-one sessions with qualified practitioners offering reflexology, reiki and nutritional therapy, including Lorisian food intolerance and Genova Diagnostics testing. A medical herbalist is available to consult on metabolic and stress-related disorders as well as hormone-related conditions.
The therapists schedule consultations during the week, and classes run throughout the day with flexible payment plans. The space at Restore is also a centre for workshops and events, with forthcoming sessions to include meditation sessions, kirtan and choir singing.
December 5, 2019