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Marteen Lewis talks about 1 of the therapies available at Earthly Wellness Bar on April 18, 2022, in Dothan, Ala. Lewis opened the wellbeing and wellness spa delivering handmade merchandise as well as expert services built to assist with rest, lymphatic drainage, and feminine care. (Jay Hare/Dothan Eagle through AP)

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Following expending decades as a registered nurse, Marteen Lewis determined to change how she served men and women.

So she left the healthcare facility environment and, far more than a yr back, opened Earthly Wellness Bar, a overall health and wellness spa offering handmade items as properly as companies intended to assist with relaxation, lymphatic drainage, and feminine treatment.

Acquiring the business is a desire come correct for Lewis.

“The actuality that you can just change a imagined of a dream into a truth, keep targeted and do the function,” Lewis said. “I genuinely want to permit people today know it’s doable. Entrepreneurship has been one particular of the toughest jobs I’ve at any time attempted to comprehensive, but it has been just one of the most fulfilling outside of motherhood.”

The Marianna, Florida, native attended nursing university at Wallace Community College or university in Dothan and worked at Flowers Medical center immediately after graduating. Over the study course of her nursing occupation, Lewis worked as a cardiac treatment nurse, as a dialysis nurse, and finally as a journey nurse.

Throughout the initial yr of the pandemic, Lewis helped treatment for COVID-19 clients all through her vacation assignments. The psychological and actual physical strain of the pandemic on wellness care workers was considerably even worse than anything portrayed in the media, Lewis reported.

“The information shared as a lot as they could but to be in it was a various story,” she reported. “If you give me a scale, it was probably 10 instances even worse than the scale that you can give me. It was terrible. The several hours and the publicity, the lack of taking in, the deficiency of sleeping mainly because you go home thinking about all you were uncovered to — Will I give it to my loved ones?”

Through a journey assignment, Lewis was caring for a dialysis client in a clinic COVID unit when 5 associates of the exact same loved ones all hospitalized with COVID-19 coded throughout the exact same change. That was it for Lewis. She began to rethink how she could use her abilities as a nurse to assist individuals improve their immune programs and are living healthier lives.

“I had to make a improve, and I just started out studying the immune system and detoxing and healthful dwelling,” Lewis claimed.

It was a complicated changeover simply because she beloved currently being a nurse, and Lewis nonetheless performs one working day a week as a dialysis nurse. Her spouse and children, like her two sons ages 20 and 11, have been supportive in the course of her times as a vacation nurse and her transition into business enterprise operator.

Earthly Wellness Bar is found on the Ross Clark Circle in Dothan. Companies, items, and data on reserving can be observed at earthlywellnessbar.com. Or, connect with 850-557-8530 for a lot more details.

Providers contain aromatherapy, detoxing, vaginal steaming, dry brushing, physique contouring, and guide lymphatic solutions with wooden applications made to support with submit-operative care next beauty treatments. Handmade cleaning soap, yoni oil, bathtub balms, foot soaks, and exfoliating scrubs are out there for order. Though the soaps are created by a fellow nurse in Atlanta, Lewis tends to make other solutions herself.

Merchandise at Earthly Wellness Bar are manufactured from all-pure substances, Lewis reported.

Though there’s an emphasis on feminine treatment, Earthly Wellness also gives solutions for adult men — this sort of as a beard facial — as nicely as a bundle created for partners. Lewis strategies to also bring in a massage therapist to supply massage providers.

Rates range depending on the company but can array from $65 to $100. Expert services can also be bundled in a offer. Soap, oil, tub balm, and exfoliating products can be packaged in a $60 bundle or purchased separately for $8, $10, $12, or $35 depending on the product or service.

Lewis does a consultation with purchasers prior to their to start with pay a visit to and explained she attempts to educate her customers about how to stay a more healthier daily life and the positive aspects they will experience as a result.

Companies supplied at Earthly Wellness Bar had been affected by Lewis’ very own wellness journey when she was even now doing the job as a nurse. She started by finding out much more about thoroughly clean taking in, fasting, detoxifying, and the worth of very good gut health and fitness. Lewis stated as she commenced consuming improved, she saw the connection between consuming nutritious and reducing her worry stages.

“That served me along the way when I was out travel nursing,” Lewis stated. “I was equipped to make much better food items selections, I was not as exhausted. I experienced a lot more electrical power since the intestine is wherever the serotonin is stimulated, which gives you satisfied thoughts.”