Coventryville resident Christina Townsend, 55, mentioned, in launching Seven Stones, she hopes to unfold her love of different therapeutic and all-natural merchandise.
Townsend opened the store at 64 North Foremost St. in Bainbridge in early September, providing reiki and Aroma Freedom Remedy providers, Younger Residing important oils and merchandise, tarot playing cards, crystals, gems, sages, jewellery, inspirational tokens and extra. Seven Stones’ motto, Townsend mentioned, is: “Could you be blissful and let your coronary heart provide you with pleasure.”
Townsend mentioned that mission started along with her well being and a transfer towards various, holistic practices.
“Loads of the explanations for it are private,” she mentioned. “I used to be injured and I used to be bored with Western drugs, as a result of it’s only a Band-Help. I simply began moving into (various therapeutic) a little bit extra and located it very fascinating. Every part is right here on this earth for a purpose and it’s for us to make use of, to not have it blended and artifical. I began saying, ‘What would go hand-and-hand with gem stones?’ and I stored listening to what others would possibly need and researching. I discovered all this stuff that may take the toxins out of your life-style and your house — from dryer balls to toothpaste to kali santo holy wooden.
“I’ve at all times been an entrepreneur of some type,” Townsend mentioned, “and at last, I simply mentioned, ‘There’s sufficient darkness. I wish to carry motivational and optimistic issues to this world, not only for myself however for others, too.’”
That interval of discovery, Townsend mentioned, dovetailed along with her immersion into the multi-level advertising firm Younger Residing Important Oils, of which she has been a member “for a number of years.”
“I had a frontrunner in Younger Residing that might maintain superior rallies,” she mentioned. “I used to be invited to a small gathering at her dwelling … (which) was full of gem stones of all sizes and inspiration, motivation, peace and calm. From her dwelling, I went to her store, once more falling in love with every little thing about her retailer. I used to be wishing and talking of how, in the future, I’d wish to personal one like hers, as our group would profit from it, and she or he impressed me with out figuring out she was.”
The enterprise identify, Townsend mentioned, pays homage to her previous and fervour.
“The quantity seven comes from the actual fact that there have been 5 kids and my mother and pa in our household, and ‘stone’ got here from by no means having a backyard with something however rocks,” she mentioned. “The seven stones are additionally the primary chakras of the physique and I primarily based the shop on chakra therapeutic.”
Townsend mentioned, since her Sept. 9 opening, she’s been moved by the group’s response to Seven Stones.
“It’s been wonderful,” she mentioned. “I believed we might begin out gradual and no, there’s been nothing gradual about it. Persons are very happy, very open-armed and welcoming, saying, ‘We’ve been ready for this for therefore lengthy.’”
Clients, Townsend mentioned, symbolize a mixture of pursuits and demographics.
“My typical buyer is only a common individual off the road that’s fascinated with gem stones, with pure therapeutic, with instinct and intestine feeling,” she mentioned. “We even have folks coming in that simply want an uplifting; I’ve a daily that is available in every single day after work only for the peacefulness.
“That’s the clientele: these which might be like-minded and wish calm, rest and uplifting for not simply themselves however others, too,” Townsend continued. “I’m seeing a variety of individuals (from) Oneonta and Binghamton and native folks from Sidney, Unadilla, Afton and Greene. They’re touring in.”
As Seven Stones turns into established, Townsend mentioned, she hopes to focus on her providers.
“I’m an authorized Aroma Freedom practitioner, and Aroma Freedom is a method designed by Dr. Benjamin Perkus out of Binghamton,” she mentioned. “He designed this program utilizing important oils to take the negatives out of your life.
In response to an organization assertion, Aroma Freedom Remedy, or AFT, makes use of important oils and “confirmed psychological rules to rapidly and gently dissolve detrimental ideas, emotions and recollections that maintain us again from reaching our goals.”
Alongside AFT and reiki, Townsend mentioned, she plans to introduce providers similar to “foot detox ionizers and shiatzu massagers.”
“That’s the subsequent section: extra issues that may (present) private care which might be nonetheless going to encourage us,” she mentioned, “so folks don’t need to stroll round depressed or pissed off.”
Seven Stones is open for retail procuring from 10 a.m. to five p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 to 2 on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday, Townsend mentioned, are reserved for classes, although folks looking for appointments and unable to make these days will likely be accommodated.
For extra info or to schedule an appointment, discover “Seven Stones” on Fb or name 607-226-3993.