Your journey to wellness
Meet Jo Douglas, the new owner of Bethlehem Health Shop, located in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. We find out how the team can connect you with the right people and products to help on your own health journey.
Hi Jo. You’ve been with Bethlehem Health Shop just a short time. Where were you before this?
For the last 10 years I have been self-employed at my home-based clinic The Natural Therapy Clinic, alongside working part time in a few herbal and homeopathic dispensaries around Tauranga, and being mum to our two kids now aged 12 and 14.
What area of natural health do you specialise in, or have a passion for?
I come from a retail pharmacy and natural health background. I am also trained in Shiatsu, Reiki, Massage, Flower Essences and have a Diploma in Homeopathy. I am a firm believer in preventative health and using natural remedies and therapies instead of just suppressing symptoms.
What attracted you to joining the Community Heath Stores group?
In life and in business it’s really important to have support from like-minded people. I love sharing ideas and knowledge that comes from being part of the group. The combined years of experience means we all make sure to offer the best quality, researched products and ranges to our customers.
What gets you up in the morning?
I love having the opportunity to share the knowledge that comes from being in a retail environment every day. I also love connecting people to others who might play a role in their journey to wellness.
Is there a customer you’ve helped in the past with a story that stands out to you? How did your expertise help them with their health journey?
Over the years I have taught lots of classes about how to use Homeopathy and Bach Flowers in the home, so I have helped many mums to feel confident using natural remedies to support their families through illness or the stresses of day to day family life.
How does the Bethlehem Health Shop support the local community?
We like to support other small businesses in our area by stocking locally made products, some of which include bone broths, kombucha, skin balms and other natural skin and beauty products. We seem to have gained a reputation as being the place to go that will probably have the product you are looking for!
Is there anything new at the store?
In the last couple of months we have transformed a storage room into a new practitioner clinic and now have practitioners available for appointments for Specialised Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Acupressure Foot Massage and sessions on a PEMF machine.Come and meet Jo and her lovely team at Bethlehem Health Shop, 229c State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga, call 07 576 9442 or check out their website www.bethlehemhealth.co.nz