Sunderland entrepreneur launches holistic therapies business in "magical" riverside spot
A Sunderland mum is launching a business offering the alternative therapies she credits with dramatically changing the lives and fortunes of her own family.
Claire Nicholson Bell has launched Dark of the Moon Holistic with support from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC).
Claire became convinced by the power of meditation after seeing the comfort it brought to her dad as he battled with terminal cancer ten years ago.
Inspired by her father’s experience as well as her own healing experience after recovering from punishing IVF treatment for infertility, Claire has created the holistic therapy centre.
Dark of the Moon Holistic will offer group, individual and virtual sessions, as well as a library of on-demand courses
Claire commented: “I wanted somewhere that I could build into a sacred space. Somewhere clients can come to feel safe, positive and to heal. A friend of a friend recommended the BIC and I couldn’t believe what was on offer when I came to have a look around.
“The riverside location is stunning – it’s a pretty magical place to be. I cannot believe the value for money you get here, the services that are provided and the facilities that are on the doorstep. I’m looking forward to building a community here with the other businesses on site – it’s such an exciting time.”
Donna Surtees, centre manager at the BIC, added: “Claire is part of a new generation of businesses that are opening at the BIC and are creating a wave of excitement across the park. We’re delighted to welcome so many interesting and varied companies.
“Dark of the Moon Holistic is a great example of a lockdown business that is perfectly positioned to provide the kind of services that are in demand as we navigate these unusual times.”
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