August 12, 2022


Health for a better future

The Memo: New wellness spas open in Duluth

Below are some examples of new places and offers to take care of yourself and others.

Therapeutic massage in downtown Duluth

For a therapeutic massage experience, you might want to check out the new massage center in Duluth’s Medical Arts Building, 324 W. Superior St.

Certified massage therapist Kimberly Hedegaard has opened Body Awareness Therapeutic Massage, where she will offer full body relaxation, deep tissue, sports, SunDo and massages for the elderly. She also is certified in Thai yoga bodywork and SunDo Taoist yoga.

To mark the opening, massages are offered at discounted prices in June, July and August. Hedegaard also offers private SunDo yoga sessions and plans to hold regular group classes for breath and bodywork in the near future.

Massage sessions include aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, hot-towel therapy and hot stone therapy at the client’s request. Prices, which can be found at are all-inclusive.

Wellness spa on Duluth’s Central Entrance

Heaven on Earth Wellness Spa, owned by Yodit Gidey, offers more unique practices of care. Services include one-on-one health coaching, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, colon hydrotherapy, ozone steam sauna therapy, Endermologie cellulite therapy, cupping, ear candling, IV and oxygen therapy, ionic foot detox baths, cryotherapy and yoga classes.

Many of the services are not offered anywhere else in the Twin Ports, and Heaven on Earth staff are certified to provide the therapies. Gidey wanted to provide these services to meet the need for them in the region at an affordable rate.

The spa, which has been offering some services for about a month, and will celebrate its grand opening June 17. It’s located at 307 E. Central Entrance in Duluth.

Duluth Pack partners with Operation Hat Trick

Duluth Pack will be donating proceeds from purchases to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans as part of its partnership with Operation Hat Trick, an organization made to support wounded service members and veterans.

Products part of the Operation Hat Trick partnership include the Grab-N-Go, Large Standard Backpack, Lumbar Pack and the Weekender Duffel. The custom products will have an Operation Hat Trick logo. The styles and other eligible products can be found at

Operation Hat Trick works with organizations to raise awareness and provide recovery support for wounded service members and veterans. The donations will help eligible people in Duluth.

Laura Butterbrodt covers health and business for the Duluth News Tribune. Contact her at 218-723-5320 or [email protected]