It can be a hectic life for those working in an area renown as a vacation destination.
The rising number of spas attached to area resorts such as Madden's and Cragun's is testament to the desire for stress relief for vacationers. And the area has seen a number of businesses devoted to reducing stress right in the Brainerd-Baxter area.
Now the Life Care Center, on Kingwood Street in north Brainerd in the old Fine Line building, is advocating stress management by offering individual therapeutic massage sessions and interactive seminars in a group or individual setting. The focus is on healthier lives. Owner Debbie Endres has been a massage therapist for 14 years with the last decade spent at the Brainerd Chiropractic Clinic. She said the Life Care Center has been her business name for years. Now the time came to move the business into its own setting.
"It's just been waiting for the moment in time to happen and the time is now and we are becoming a healthier community, as a whole more aware of health choices," Endres said.
Offerings include meditation and weekly classes will start in August. A monthly book club, singles colloquy and Saturday morning roundtable discussions that can include as many as 16 people also are planned. Meditation sessions have a limit of seven people.
Therapeutic massage rates are $40 for a half hour and $55 for one hour.
June job growth was reported by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent compared to a national rate of 5.6 percent. A year ago the state's jobless rate was 5 percent. Gov. Tim Pawlenty reported the state added more than 26,000 jobs in the past three months.
Specific information for lakes area counties will be available later this month.
RENEE RICHARDSON can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-5852.
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