By Starrla Cray
WINSTED, MN “This place is all about mind, body, and spirit,” massage therapist Stephanie Kadelbach said of Joyful Vibes, a new business in downtown Winsted.
Kadelbach’s massages are just one of many alternative health specialties offered at Joyful Vibes, which is owned by former Winsted resident Tara Vetsch.
“We have essential oils,” Vetsch said, adding that they also have scar release therapy, ionic foot baths, and do the Raindrop Technique a unique blend of aromatherapy and massage.
Vetsch discovered essential oils when her son was about 6 years old and suffering from a health condition. He had been to the doctor, but Vetsch was seeking an alternative treatment that didn’t involve medication.
“The first oil I bought was from Cash Wise,” she recalled.
Vetsch began to research how to use essential oils and what types were best to purchase. As she became more knowledgeable, she decided to share her findings with others by becoming an independent distributor for Young Living (a company that produces high quality essential oils).
Some oils, such as peppermint and lemon, can be ingested. Others are used for hair care, skin care, aromatherapy, or as natural cleaning products for the home.
Lavender, for instance, is used in Young Living products such as shower gel, lip balm, hand soap, and shampoo.
“My family and I help with the lavender harvest on one of the Young Living farms in Mona, UT,” Vetsch said.
At her new shop at 109 2nd St. S. Suite #2 in Winsted, two services Vetsch offers are The Emotion Code and The Body Code. These modalities, created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, are designed to help the body heal naturally.
Kadelbach describes The Emotion Code as “releasing negative emotional baggage.” The Body Code also works with the subconscious, aiming to correct physical health imbalances.
For Kadelbach, the journey into alternative healing started while looking for her own respite.
“I didn’t want to go back to the doctors,” she said. “I found my own healing.”
Kadelbach graduated from Aveda Institute in September, and practices massage therapy out of her home in Hutchinson. She is at Joyful Vibes in Winsted each Monday by appointment. Although she is new, word has already gotten out about Kadelbach’s services.
“I’m three months out of school, and my schedule is booked,” she said.
Her massage therapy techniques include deep tissue, Swedish, foot reflexology, prenatal, and cupping. The cupping method has been called the inverse of massage, as it uses suction to raise tissue, delivering oxygen to muscles.
Kadelbach is also trained in micro-current point stimulation (MPS) therapy.
“That’s for pain and scars, anything from scratches to scars from a C-section,” Vetsch said.
Joyful Vibes is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classes about how to use essential oils are also offered. For a schedule, check the Joyful Vibes Facebook page, or call (320) 420-1511.