Destress at the She Shed

Nicole Rogers

Destress at the She Shed

3 min.
May 2, 2022

New reflexology business has ribbon cutting ceremony

By Nicole Rogers

WITHEE - Tonya Conger is the “she” in She Shed Reflexology located at 610 Division St., Withee, in the former Infini-Tee Design building. On May 2 a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the business, many ways to relax and ease pain.

Clark County Economic Development & Tourism Director Sheila Nyberg, Withee President Everett Lindgren, Owen-Withee Area Chamber of Commerce President Carey Hargot, and new CCEDC member Nancy Amacher all spoke at the ceremony and gave warm wishes for future success.

“I got into reflexology when I got COVID. I had an extreme case. At the time hospitals were over-booked, you couldn’t get in. I wasn’t doing well at all so I went to a reflexologist (Michelle Behm.) She got rid ofthe massive headache I had. My throat was on fire. I couldn’t swallow. I wasn’t eating or drinking, so I knew I was dehydrated already. I had no energy. I was totally toast. I went to a session and she said I looked like death. And... in one session I did a 180 degree turn and it intrigued me.” Conger explained during a pre-ribbon cutting tour.

Conger then decided to follow up on that awe-inspiring reflexology session and enrolled in a class taught by Michelle Behm of Coconutz Health in Thorp. Tonya loved this class and her husband Jeff said she was the top of her class.

During the class she had already planned to start her own business. She saw the need for this kind of therapy in the area and she wanted to help others relieve their pain and suffering like she had.

“I will have a foot detox beginning of June. I have a sauna wrap which is like a sleeping bag that you get in and it helps you sweat out toxins. You wear light weight clothes while you are in the bag and it is heated with infrared lights which also helps your system. I also have a therapy rocks.They are different rocks you lay on and it helps your systems as well. I am trying to offer things that will help the whole system,” she said.

Conger also has a visor-like piece of equipment that is designed to help with headaches and sinus problems and offers essential oils she will use with her reflexology clients.

Tonya has worked in health care for nearly 35 years and will continue to work full-time at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center while doing her reflexology part-time. She would like to take appointments and will be open Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

Tonya’s goal is to offer light touch pressure point foot reflexology to all who need pain relief or just want to relax and destress.This is not a typical foot massage it is more like a type of acupuncture without needles. It is the application of light pressure to areas on the feet which correspond to organs and systems of the body which promotes health and well-being.

Tonya welcomes all to her She Shed both hes and shes. She is in the shed to promote pain and stress relief to all who enter.

See more photos in the May 11 edition of the Sentinel & Rural News

This article was orginally reported by
Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers, lives in Owen, WI, and is the co-editor for the Sentinel & Rural News.