On August 8, The Judy Deal Wellness Center opened its doors for a grand opening of the new wellness center for holistic healing. Judy Deal, a resident of Scott County, has been practicing reflexology and Reiki for nearly two decades, and within the Scott County community since 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and has attended Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, and the International Institute of Reflexology. Deal recently decided she needed a bigger space to call her own, and sought out a new office space this past April.
“Being of service in my community is important to me,” said Deal. “I also personally appreciate access to wellness options near my home. As a resident of Scott County, it felt natural to open a wellness center here.”
The Wellness Center is located at 122 West McClain Ave. in Scottsburg, in between the Sav-A-Lot, and Hancock’s Drug Store. The new wellness center offers energy balancing services, primarily reflexology and Reiki. Reflexology is non-invasive and involves thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes located on the feet, hands, and outer ears. Reiki, on the other hand, involves little to no touching. Originating in Japan, Reiki is a health approach in which practitioners place their hands lightly on, or just above a person, with the goal of directing energy to help facilitate the person’s own healing responses.
“Both practices provide the opportunity for deep relaxation, which allows the body to tap into its own healing ability,” added Deal.
These methods of healing offered by Deal are great for stress relief, relaxation, and pain relief. She is very experienced in her craft, and has been practicing reflexology since 2002, and was certified in 2004. She has also been a Reiki practitioner since 1998.
“I am mindful to some of the obstacles to feeling well that are currently being addressed here in Scott County,” said Deal. “Providing stress relief options that my clients can learn to do on their own and do not require access to anything other than their own body and breath feels important in this time and place.”
The new wellness center is also the home to many learning workshops that Deal offers on topics relevant to her services. In addition to her services, there is a small retail shop up front with some of Deal’s homemade items for sale.
“I currently have reflexology tools, crystal and mineral specimens, jewelry, crystal suncatchers and Kitchen Witch Herbals products for sale,” said Deal. “The jewelry and suncatchers are hand made by Scottsburg residents, while Kitchen Witch Herbals is my own line of products.”
Her line of Kitchen Witch Herbals includes honey, teas, and other natural products. Deal also sells her handmade products at the local Scott County Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of each month through the market season.
To learn more about the new wellness center, and other products and services Deal offers, visit her Facebook page, Judy Deal Wellness Practitioner, or visit her website https://www.judydeal.com.