Search for better health leads to business
Opening Saturday, Oct. 2, Gwin said it focuses on classes and events on all the different modalities of healing.
“There are many, many ways to address health,” she said, noting among them are diet, herbs, homeopathy, sound healing, energy healing and prayer.
Gwin is sharing space with Willow Mae clothing boutique, Knox Yoga & Barre Studio and Modern Massage.
Initially naming the company Herb Master, Gwin rebranded it Health Master.
“Originally, (the classes) were just going to be weekends; but now I’ve expanded, so I decided to include a lot of different health (classes),” she explained.
“This is a business to raise awareness (for the) community with classes and events around health outside of the pharmaceutical paradigm,” Gwin said.
Before starting her own business, Gwin had been in real estate for six years and “every type of sales across various industries for 15 years.”
Gwin started researching health and herbs in 2016.
“I wanted to lose 15 pounds, and then I got pregnant and had my first son,” she recalled. “Then, I had chronic fatigue and just didn’t feel right.
“I got autoimmune hives after my son was born,” Gwin added. “It spread across my body.
“I really began looking around at ways to help myself feel better. I got invited to a couple of natural health groups on Facebook, and I was just a fly on the wall for years, just reading about what people were doing about chronic disease and even cancer that they were reversing outside of conventional methods.”
At first skeptical of the reports, Gwin also was very curious.
“The things I discovered surprised and interested me, and it became a passion,” she said. “I just became on fire about it.
“This past year, I thought about what I learned over the last five years and I realized how amazing it was — the things that I have learned — and I wanted to share those things with other people,” Gwin added. “I felt everyone should know this stuff.
“I decided I wanted to start a coaching business. I told God, about three months ago, that I wanted to move forward on that dream, and He delivered.
“The opportunity really just fell into my lap and came together pretty quickly.”
Along with classes, she will be offering vendor fairs on Wednesdays and Sundays through the end of the year, which began Wednesday, Oct. 13.
“The vendor fairs seek to support local vendors, increase community interaction and foot traffic to raise awareness,” Gwin said.
Vendors will include agriculture, prepared food, herbal products, arts, crafts and other health-focused consultants and service providers. On Wednesdays, vendor fairs will take place from noon to 3 p.m. On Sundays, the fairs will be from 1 to 4 p.m.
To be a vendor, visit http://knoxherbmaster.wixsite.com/contact
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Gwin also urges the public to follow Health Masters on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org