Center offers wellness services, seminars

Nov 13, 2012
Photo by: Beth Thrift photo TREATING THE WHOLE INDIVIDUAL   — Mountain Spirit Wellness co-owner Lynda Saffell-Fergenbaum specializes in neck and back injuries, reducing pain and speeding up the healing process. Pictured is a massage treatment room at the center.

Mountain Spirit Wellness owners Lynda Saffell-Fergenbaum and Mel Fergenbaum are offering a variety of alternative health services and personal coaching seminars at 254 Depot St., in Frog Level, in Waynesville. The center opened July 1.
Saffell-Fergenbaum provides massage therapy services and teaches yoga and Pilates. She received a B.A. from Florida State University in recreation administration and worked for 20 years in the fitness industry as an instructor, trainer and facility manager. She also attended Bhakti Academe for Intuitive Massage, and gained clinical experience working two years in a chiropractic clinic in Tampa. Saffell-Fergenbaum specialized in neck and back injuries, reducing pain and speeding up the healing process.  
“I strongly believe in healthcare that treats the whole individual — body, mind and spirit,” she said. “Mountain Spirit offers resources to get to the core or truth about what is causing dis-harmony or dis-ease.”   
Saffell-Fergenbaum also is certified in prenatal massage, as well as infant massage — a private training session for parents and baby.
The center is seeking practioners to operate in the building’s space. The Fergenbaums believe that sharing the space offers affiliation with a professional wellness team, referrals from other practitioners, the business name listed in Mountain Spirit Wellness literature and the potential to advertise and market as a group.
“When I visited the 254 Depot Street location, I fell in love with the energy of the space,” said Saffell-Fergenbaum. “It’s an opportunity for practitioners who would like to develop a presence in Waynesville and provide service one or more days a week.”
Mountain Spirit Wellness can house classes and meetings for the public in its 17-by-25-foot classroom. Mel Fergenbaum teaches self-improvement classes and seminars there, including a “Finding Your Personal Power” workshop.
In addition, the center offers the product lines of Juice Plus+ and Young Living essential oils.
Mountain Spirit is running winter specials on 60-minute “Massage for Relaxation” and “Deep Tissue or Specialty Massage.” Both include hot stones or cold therapy and aromatherapy. Gift certificates for the specials may be purchased through Dec. 15, and redeemed by April 30, 2013.
The Fergenbaums, who reside in Maggie Valley, have become strong supporters of historic Frog Level.
“What I like about Frog Level is the feeling of a small mountain town ‘Main Street,’ complete with scenery, wonderful characters and unusual shops with their treasures,” said Saffell-Fergenbaum.
For information, call 944-0356 or (813) 629-1835.