There’s a homely feel about Healthy Thymes’ Wigram Skies store; a warm and inviting ambience that instantly makes you feel better – even before you’ve talked to their health specialists and naturopaths!
For owner Sandra the opening of Healthy Thymes was the realisation of a long-held dream. “I’ve always been interested in natural health” she says, “and I saw a real need for something like this in Christchurch’s west.”
At Healthy Thymes you’ll find everything from herbal teas and medicines, vitamins and skin care products to homeopathy and aromatherapy treatments, sports medicines and even natural pet care products. They primarily stock NZ-made goods, and offer a wide range of specialist products often unavailable in larger ‘chain’ stores.
Working alongside Sandra are two qualified naturopaths, who provide professional in-store advice as well as comprehensive one-on-one consultations (by appointment). A massage therapist is also at hand on a regular basis.
“There’s a big education component to what we do here”, says Sandra. “At its heart, natural health is really about empowerment; about arming people with the knowledge and resources they need to manage their own health”.
The Healthy Thymes team focus on delivering both the best products and great value for money, offering quality, affordable solutions for everyone from mums and bubs to the elderly and even the blokes!