A year’s worth of good health

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Celebrating their one-year anniversary in Suffolk, Just for the Health of It – Message Therapy and Body Works held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon at their North Main Street business. Mayor Bobby Ralph was on hand to participate in the celebration as the building that used to house Front Street Restaurant has become a remodeled and successful addition to Suffolk’s downtown renovation plans.

&uot;I came by about a year ago and met Kathy (Bass),&uot; said Ralph. &uot;They have lived up to their promises, and now they’ve invited me back.&uot;

Owner Kathy Bass dedicated the anniversary to her parents and to business manager Debra Hays.

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&uot;We are glad to be part of the renaissance occurring in Historic Downtown Suffolk,&uot; said Hays, &uot;and are excited to be part of the improvements and enhancements throughout the community.&uot;

Doing the actual cutting of the ribbon were Bass, her son Kyle, her father Ken, Ralph, and Hays.

Jean Khan spoke about the benefits she has personally experienced thanks to Just for the Health of It’s therapy. Following an automobile accident about a year ago, Khan has recovered from four back injuries, and she credited Bass and her staff for much of her recovery.

&uot;The city of Suffolk is pleased by the continued success of Just for the Health of It after its first year in Downtown Suffolk&uot; said Ralph. &uot;Just for the Health of It’s success is a testament to the variety of new businesses investing and thriving in Downtown Suffolk.&uot;

The facility offers Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Yoga, Pilates, Lymph Drainage and Reflexology services for it clients. Certified nutrition and wellness consulting are next to be added to their menu of services. Operational hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and reservations are preferred.