• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

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New Business Pledges To Improve Middlesbrough Residents’ Well-Being

The owner of a new business in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market says he wants to use his expertise in alternative therapies to improve the well-being of people in the town.

Forty-two year Harry Bhardwaj also brings 18 years of retail experience to The One Stop Health Shop  which will provide natural health solutions such as hypnotherapy, alternative medicines and bio-energetic testing.  He only left his job as manager of the Clarks shoe shop in the town’s Hillstreet Shopping Centre in January this year (2019).

“It was a really big decision, but I always wanted to put into practice what I have studied all my life.  I think the time has come,” he said.

Harry has planned his new career and a move to the market over a number of years.  He is guaranteed a warm welcome – The One Stop Health Shop’s neighbour is the Dermadio Skin Clinic, run by his wife Shami since 2014.  She also provides massage therapy. 

Harry’s arrival means Dundas Market, which is part of the Dundas Shopping Centre, will be able to add hypnotherapy, alternative medicines and bio-energetic testing to a comprehensive range of health, beauty and wellness treatments and services available, including chiropody, facials, eyebrow treatments, reflexology and reiki healing, and nail and hair care. 

“My therapies enable me to find out how your organs are doing and what you really need to look after in the future to make sure you have the right energy balance,” said Harry, who lives in Thornaby.

Bio-energetic testing could – for example – help a patient who, despite taking daily medication, suffers from persistent migraines. 

“Through that test I will find out what is the root cause rather than treating the symptoms. I will balance the organs so it’s sorted and the migraine goes,” he explained. 

Harry said his major motivation is to help members of the community become healthier and happier.  That could be by using alternative therapies for older people who want to continue living independently, or by supporting the increasing proportion of the population who suffer from depression and stress.

Dundas Market Manager David Harris said: “I am delighted to welcome The One Stop Health Shop which further supports our aim of making the market a place for people to visit for so many different reasons.  Our cluster of wellness businesses and the presence of the Live Well Centre in the Dundas Shopping Centre means this is a real focal point for health and well-being in Middlesbrough.

“Although space on our market is at a premium, I am still are keen to hear from new and established retailers, especially from the types of business we know are in demand and which will enhance our offer.  I would be especially interested in hearing from greengrocers, bakers, ethnic food suppliers, vintage memorabilia retailers, sweets sellers, and fruit juice or milkshake bar operators.

“Start-up businesses can rent one of a small number of Enterprise Units.  They cost from just £60 per week and are available on a short term tenancy agreement.”

Dundas Indoor Market is located in the Dundas Shopping Centre where all the shops offer value for money, from national brands like B&M, Fulton Foods and Cooplands to well-known local independents like The Festival Shop, Tik Tok, Homefair Blinds, Buckshees Military Surplus, LD Printing and Miss Unique, many of which started life trading in Dundas Market.

More information about Enterprise Units and other units at Dundas Market is available from David Harris on tel. 01642 232552 or by email. david.harris@dundasindoormarket.co.uk.


By Reay