SOUTHINGTON – Dr. Christine M. Thorn has opened up a new practice in town, offering a variety of holistic treatments for the body, mind and spirit.
Thorn opened Connecticut Center for Universal Reflexology at 1090 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike July 1. She has been in practice for 29 years, previously working in Wolcott. She offers chiropractic, acupuncture, acuflex, reflexology, cupping and reiki. She is also a certified KonMari consultant and professional organizer.
“The KonMari Method is about cultivating a home that eventually leads to a lifestyle that will support who you are in body, mind and spirit,” Thorn said. “It’s about having a space that is balanced and joyful.”
Thorn had been going to FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, in the same plaza as her practice, for her own care and decided she wanted to surround herself with “like-minded professionals.” She added Southington is a “very up and coming area” which would have greater exposure and easier access for patients due to its proximity to the highway.
Due to covid-19, Thorn said her business was closed down for five to six weeks before being able to reopen.
“It has been a challenge,” she said. “Like all businesses that have reopened, we are practicing proper sanitizing and screening people before entry. We may not do things exactly the way we used to do them, but we’re making it work.”
So far, Thorn said business has been “going great” at her Southington location.
“I have been in business for almost 30 years now and most of my past and current patients were happy for me and wanted to come to this new space,” she said. “When people step through the door, I want them to know that they will be helped and that I have their best interests at heart. I want them to have an overall peaceful time and feel lighter when they leave – mentally, spiritually or physically.”
Thorn encouraged those who are interested in meeting with her to call and make an appointment. She will discuss with them the issues they are experiencing and try to come up with a treatment that works for them.
“For physical, musculoskeletal issues, I would suggest chiropractic treatment, acupuncture or reflexology,” she said. “If people are experiencing emotional problems, I would suggest reiki or reflexology to help bring them to a peaceful or energetic state.”
For those looking to improve their living space, people can call Thorn for a phone consultation and to set up an appointment for a visit.
Thorn said she wants patients to feel like they can be open and honest with her.
“My other business is called Sage of Interiors and I would like to think that my experience has given me wisdom, a keen eye and perceptiveness – like a sage,” she said. “People can tell whatever they want and I will listen without judgement and help the best that I can.”
For more information visit universalreflexology.net or call 203-910-6185.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.