5 Women-Led Wellness Spots to Check out in Delaware

Women-led businesses in the First State are thriving, offering everything from holistic healing and nutritional counseling to meditation and mindful movement.

These empowering establishments are making alternative therapies, like cold plunges and sound baths, available to Delawareans statewide.

Aspire Wellness Healing Arts Center

College friends Cheryl McClea and Lynn Kaspereen founded Aspire Wellness Healing Arts Center in Newark to provide natural alternatives to healing after years of searching for answers in their own health journeys. Offerings include cold plunges, the famous Biocharger, floating, bodywork, sauna, halotherapy, reiki, Biomat, ionic foot baths and spiritual development. The center also offers spa packages and private parties. Newark; aspirewellnessnow.com

Nutrition Hive

Wilmington-based Nutrition Hive—which offers virtual nutritional counseling for people with anxiety, gut issues and hormone challenges—was founded in 2021 by three licensed dietitian nutritionists: Liz Abel, Meg Bowman and Alyson Roux. The team approaches nutrition support from the client’s perspective, using cutting-edge functional tools in a radically client-centered way. Clients statewide can benefit from virtual services. Insurance is accepted. Wilmington; nutritionhive.health

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Bath House

Nope, you won’t need a towel! Founded by Alexandra Pettinaro, Bath House is a meditation studio, named after its core offering of weekly sound bath meditations. In addition to sound healing, the Greenville studio hosts a variety of yoga and movement classes, bodywork and facial massages, and personalized energy-healing sessions. “Growing up with entrepreneur parents instilled a dream in me at a young age to make a real difference in our community,” Pettinaro says. Greenville; thebathhousegreenville.com

Heather’s Holistic Health

Founded by Lisa Heather Torbert, Heather’s Holistic Health in Dover has been sharing wellness education and holistic health modalities for 23 years. Torbert was inspired to offer alternative therapies that could address the root causes of some illnesses and diseases. Today, her establishment offers massage therapy, acupuncture, energy work, hypnosis, supplement therapy, yoga and more. Dover; heathersholistichealth.com

Pure Yoga Pilates Studio

Founder Meredith McFadden has fostered a noncompetitive practice environment at Pure Yoga Pilates Studio, located in Wilmington’s Trolley Square neighborhood. Open 16 years, the studio offers gentle yoga for beginners as well as older and injured individuals, plus vigorous vinyasa flows and mat, springboard and reformer Pilates instruction. Wilmington; pureyogapilatesstudio.com

Related: Sounds Body Studio Is a Hub for Yoga and Community in Wilmington

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