Cooperative focus is on healing and wellness services

A diverse group of wellness practitioners has formed a cooperative to offer a variety of services to the public focused on health and wellness in Coon Rapids.

The Circle of Healing Arts Co-op provides a variety of experiences for individuals looking for complementary or alternative health care, according to Sherri Anderson, certified massage therapist and co-op president.

“Educating, supporting and inspiring our clients is a major part of our mission,” Anderson said.

This unique model has practitioners working together rather than as competitors and enables the co-op to better serve the community with an integrated package of healing and wellness, not available from individual practitioners, said Paula Frost, certified massage therapist and founder of the Circle of Healing Arts Co-op.

Services offered include massage, hypnotherapy, reiki, quantum touch, acupuncture, oriental medicine, guided imagery, food and beverage fermentation, tuning fork therapy, reflective art journeys, shamanism, Kundalini yoga, nutrition consults, life coaching, mediation, farm-direct food, Community Supported Agriculture drop site, archetypal tarot counseling, young living essential oils and various classes.

“Our goal is to help people feel better in multiple ways,” Frost said. “If one of us is not the right fit for a client, someone else in the group will be able to help them.”

Craig Lang, the hypnotherapist at the Circle of Healing Arts Co-op said, “We learn from each other, drawing on our combined gifts to help individuals improve health, confidence, well-being and quality of life.

“Working as a cooperative allows us to support clients in multiple ways that include offering a variety of classes and discounted packages. We offer teamwork and an integrated approach to complementary healing and wellness.”

A few of the Circle of Healing Arts Co-op packages include smoking cessation, weight management, stress relief and an overall wellness sampler.

With the cost of deductibles and co-pays going up for healthcare, it makes sense for people to seek ways to create and maintain health rather than having to treat an illness, according to Stacy Lamoureux, reiki master and yoga instructor.

“We offer options for people to maintain and enhance their health,” Lamoureux said. “If you have experienced an illness you know how precious health is.”

The Circle of Healing Arts Co-op is located at 299 Coon Rapids Blvd, Suite 105. For more information visit its website at or call 612-499-2286.