Wholistix expands

An interest in natural wellness has evolved into a 1,700-square-foot retail business for a Delburne couple.

eth Sawula of Wholistix Natural Wellness Shoppe located at 2085-50 Ave. in Red Deer sets out some product in preparation for the opening day of business on Monday.

An interest in natural wellness has evolved into a 1,700-square-foot retail business for a Delburne couple.

Beth and Kelly Sawula plan to open the doors to Wholistix on Monday. The Red Deer store will carry a smorgasbord of natural health products, from vitamins and specialty teas to salt lamps and home spa equipment. Devices and supplies for aroma, magnetic, frequency, sound and other therapies will all be available.

Beth said she and her husband also expect wholistic therapy services to be offered from two offices at their premises. They are currently seeking practioners, with a herbalists and reiki master among the possibilities, she said.

Wholistix will be a one-stop shop where people can view a range of natural health products.

“The whole concept is promoting a wholistic approach to natural wealth.”

The Sawulas have operated a much smaller store under the same name in Delburne since the spring. And since 2005, they’ve conducted an online retail business at www.wholistix.ca.

That site has generated inquiries from as far away as India, said Beth, with products shipped to customers across Canada and the United States.

The decision to open a bricks and mortar location, she said, resulted from their desire to be more hands-on with customers. The couple ran a hardware store in Delburne from 1989 to 1995.

Beth said she and Kelly have long been proponents of natural health and alternatives to conventional medicine. In fact, after Kelly was diagnoses with multiple sclerosis in 2001 he discarded the drugs he was prescribed in favour of alternative treatments like vitamin therapy.

Wholistix has been a way for them to share their knowledge and passion with others.

“We wanted to put the items out there that we found to be really effective and helpful and just interesting.”

The Wholistix store in Delburne has been well-received, said Beth, drawing customers from as far away as Rocky Mountain House. That’s persuaded them to expand into Red Deer.

“The response told us it’s time.”

Beth thinks there’s a strong demand for natural health products in Central Alberta.

“The word is out that there’s more than one way to treat something.”

The Delburne store is closing, but their online business will continue, said Beth.

Wholistix is located at 2085 50th Ave. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Just Posted

Celebrating 4-20 in Red Deer

For years, 4-20 was a time to protest for the legalization of… Continue reading

Optimism remains for Red Deer hospital expansion

Red Deer’s incoming UCP MLAs both have been strong supporters of expansion

Sport of axe throwing growing in Red Deer

True North Axe Throwing wants sport to be ‘Canadian version of darts’

RDC cancels championship-winning golf program due to tight finances

Short season, small number of student golfers were also considerations

WATCH: An ‘Eggstemely Fun Easter’ at Bower Place in Red Deer

Bower Place mall made sure Red Deer families were able to have… Continue reading

Dozens hurt in collapse of deck during wedding celebration in Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say dozens of people were injured, some critically,… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25.5 million jackpot… Continue reading

Uber driver charged in two sexual assault investigations: Toronto police

Toronto police say an Uber driver is facing sexual assault charges in… Continue reading

PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

CHARLOTTETOWN — With only a few days before voters were to go… Continue reading

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three… Continue reading

Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

WASHINGTON — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group’s… Continue reading

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen’s southern Dhale… Continue reading

Most Read