Another Brandon business is on the move from the Splitrock Square Shopping Center. Catori Wellness is vacating its space of two years above Splitrock Chiropractic and heading north along Splitrock Blvd. Catori is taking over the space vacated by 1948 Trading Company, which closed in December of last year.
Catori needs to be out of its current location by the end of August and owner Jenna Duarte said she hopes to open in the new location soon after. Updates in the new space such as electrical and construction on additional walls will begin shortly.
“I’m in the middle of all the craziness, so I’m a little overwhelmed,” she said. “But I’m super excited and ready for a change.”
The new space will offer Duarte the opportunity to expand her infrared sauna services. Catori will increase from 620 square feet to 1,450 square feet in the new space, which allows Duarte to purchase more of the saunas. She said infrared saunas, also called infrared therapy, are not like the typical saunas found in gyms. Infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat, which is absorbed by the surface of the skin.
Duarte said she’s purchased three more medical grade infrared saunas to be used in the new location.
“I’m ready to educate people on them,” she said. “There are so many healing benefits to infrared lighting. It’s the same type of lighting they use in the NICU for preemie babies to help them heal.”
Duarte said the process helps normalize blood pressure, detoxes the body, reduces stress, helps with any kind of inflammation, helps with recovery from working out or a recent surgery and also boosts the body’s immune system.
“I could go on, and on, and on about all of the healing benefits,” she said.
Although Duarte said she’s already “crazy busy” at her current location at Splitrock Square, she’s hopeful the new spot on Splitrock will bring in drive-by and walk-up customers.
“I’ve been here for a little over two years and I have new clients that say ‘how long have you been here? I had no idea you were up here,’” she said. “Being on Splitrock will definitely increase my visibility and hopefully give me more awareness.”
Duarte said the new space will also provide a location for customers to pick up organic supplements and products that she is able to order. Duarte also makes and sells organic products such as hand sanitizer and summer seasonal items like bug spray.
Despite the move to a larger space and uprooting the business from its only location, Duarte said she’s not nervous about the move. She’s hoping to expand her services by hiring more staff such as a health coach, nutrition coach and massage therapist when the new location opens.
“I’m reaching out and spreading the word,” she said. “But it has to be the right people and the right fit. They’re basically an extension of me and I’ve worked really hard to get to where I’m at right now.”
Catori joins Tally Ho Art Gallery, which also recently moved from Splitrock Square to a brick and mortar store on north Splitrock Boulevard. Tally Ho moved to the location recently vacated by Gypsy Trading Company.
“I think this is going to be an awesome opportunity,” said Brandon Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rachael Neiman. “Jenna is expanding her business and I think this move will be really great for her.”
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