Nina McKee has been immersed in the world of holistic healing since she was a child. Her mother worked for a natural health co-op, and McKee began using natural healing methods at age eight for her thyroid disease. She helped her husband seek relief and healing during his battle with chondrosarcoma, which took his life in December 2014. And she used it to help her two athletic sons with the inevitable aches and pains of being competitive athletes.
Now McKee has brought a wide range of independent natural health practitioners together under one roof by opening Tree of Life, which opened its doors in February for clients to book a large array of services. The list runs from well-known services such as acupuncture, dietician/nutrition specialists, chiropractic care and massage therapy, to a lengthy list of more unique offerings such as Qigong, Reiki, thermography imaging, reflexology, allergy elimination testing and more.
Reiki, for example, can help channel your body’s healing energy in greater quantities for temporary relief of physical pain and enhancing mental and spiritual health.
“It’s another way to facilitate that feeling of calmness and centeredness,” said Colleen Klatke, who provides Reiki services at Tree of Life.
Reiki sessions involve a lying on a massage table fully clothed, and the practitioner will gently lay their hands on different parts of the client’s body, starting with the head.
Klatke said she has used Reiki in hospice settings, on her own dying father, on burn victims, those who experience frequent headaches, and many other situations. She said the gift of energy healing such as Reiki is that people can learn to put themselves back into that feeling of calm and use that for their own good and healing.
In addition to the provider services, Tree of Life also has an array of in-house services, such as hydro-massage, ear candling, vibration plate therapy, chi machine and more. All the info can be found at their website, treeoflifewellnesscentermn.com.
“It’s a nice way to co-op and do it together,” McKee said. “And we are always adding services.”
McKee said that pretty much every practitioner at Tree of Life also lives in the community or surrounding areas.
“We are here to help serve and be part of the community,” she said.
Tree of Life is located at 5676 LaCentre Ave. Suite 202 in Albertville, near Coborn’s. They can be reached at 763-321-0025.