WEST FARGO-Amanda Brunelle's inspiration for the name of her new business was simple. She was inspired by her clients, and she wanted to inspire them to relax.

Brunelle is the owner of Inspire Health & Wellness Spa, a business she hopes will soon become a one-stop shop for relaxation and therapy.

Everyone gets stressed and anxious, Brunelle said, so she wanted to provide one place they could escape.

"I just saw the need," Brunelle said. "I wanted to be a place to come and be relaxed without everything they're going through in their daily lives."

Inspire Health & Wellness Spa provides massage therapists, a health and wellness coach, a yoga studio, hot yoga, a floatation tank and a salt cave, which Brunelle said is unique to the area.

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"Once I started talking to people about it, and once they started telling me it was a good idea, it just fell into place," Brunelle said. "The community, they are willing to try new things and do different things that aren't here."

A grand opening party and open house will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the business located at 3140 Bluestem Drive.

'There's nothing like it here yet'

Brunelle has worked as a licensed massage therapist for six years, most recently running an independent massage therapy business at another area spa.

She eventually wanted to try new ways of relaxation, so she thought a salt cave, yoga studio and other options would make for a complete location. The salt cave, the first in the area, is a reproduction of a natural salt cave by pumping salty air into the room.

Brunelle hopes if one option doesn't improve the wellness of her clients, one of the others will.

"They were ready for some new treatment," Brunelle said of her clients. "I was just crossing my fingers and hoped everyone else would too."

Brunelle had been thinking about her own location with other health and wellness options for three years, but she didn't start putting her thoughts to paper and ideas didn't start to materialize until April. She knew several local yoga teachers and massage therapists, and once she began telling people about Inspire Health & Wellness Spa, other yoga instructors and health and wellness coaches came to her.

Although Brunelle said "there's nothing like it here yet," she worried how the community would react and if people would come once she opened her doors. Fortunately, she said it's been smooth sailing so far.

"My clients inspired me, so I wanted to inspire them to relax," Brunelle said. "They inspired me with this idea to bring everything together."

Business profile

What: Inspire Health & Wellness Spa

Where: 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Phone: (701) 367-3651

Online: inspirehealthspa.com