Aug. 7, 2013 — Massage therapist Tabatha Reed is holding her grand opening for Healthy Alternatives today. Although not quite ready for its grand opening, 3rd Street Coffee also is serving up some specials this week.
Reed’s business, which offers detoxification treatments, massages, and holistic medicine and vitamins, relocated recently from Ashland.
“I wanted to come back to Grayson to be with my people here,” Reed said. “Some of my customers followed me but I missed being here.”
New to Healthy Alternatives are bulk foods.
“We will offer gluten-free food, chocolate- covered almonds and coffee beans, healthy flour, and things like that,” Reed said. “Before we only really had supplements and herbs.”
Reed also has a full line of essential oils.
“People don’t know that there is somewhere right here in Grayson to get these kind of things,” Reed said. “People don’t have to drive all the way to Huntington or Lexington anymore.”
With a focus on wellness, education and balance, Reed has something to offer everyone.
“I am not a medical doctor but I do work on some medical issues,” Reed said. “There are ways to balance the body that will help with lots of issues such as pain, depression, vitamin deficiencies, and wellness education.”
In the future, Reed wants to teach healthy living classes and educate the community on healthy living.
Healthy Alternative is open Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They offer massages by appointment. For more information call 475-0601.
Right next door, 3rd Street Coffee offers a good cup of coffee and acts as a ministry.
Owner Nikki Lewis has been dreaming about opening a coffee shop for 11 years.
“People open up around coffee cups,” Lewis said. “I bought the equipment from a closed shop for $10,000 and I thought I would never pay it off. Just recently we were in a place where it seemed like a good idea to open and I was able to do everything out of pocket.”