By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor
Boca Raton entrepreneur Tanya Abreu has expanded her business into a larger concept that spreads the message of positivity in wellness that she hopes to take national.
What started as the WOW Health Group, a single medical office formed two years ago, has transformed into the Optimistic Medicine Group, an integrative health studio that offers all types of services from facials and manicures to hormone balancing and mental health counseling.
Located at 5821 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, OMG offers nine tiers of wellness: Medical Aesthetics, Skin Care, Body Work, Medical Weight Management, Sexual Health & Hormone Balancing, IV Nutrition & Energy, Pain Relief & Mental Health Counseling and Fitness.
“It is a one-stop shop for high-quality, spa and wellness care with a doctor behind it,” Abreu said.
From massages, facials and manicures to vitamin therapy, dance classes and an infrared sauna, there are all types of services geared toward positive, healthy living.
You are greeted with a “nourish station” where you can enjoy coffee, tea or smoothies as well as pick up a prepared meal to go that is under 500 calories. Then, you can head into the dance studio for a class, massage room for a service or discuss nutrition.
Abreu has worked in the healthcare industry for most of her career. She worked with hospitals looking to grow their women’s health services. She also teaches as an adjunct faculty member for communication and leadership at Florida International University and has spoken at more than 500 hospitals and health care conferences on the future of health and wellness, nationally and internationally.
But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with cancer that she really realized how positivity, hope and optimism really helped her beat cancer.
It was the doctors who told her to be hopeful that helped her overcome cancer.
“Good physicians believe in the power of hope and staying hopeful,” she said. “I sold my company and built a new model to spread what I learned about how optimism can change your life.”
The model focuses on psychoneuroimmunology, the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems of the body.
Calling OMG phase two of her healthcare career, she said she wants people to enter the studio and feel comfortable and happy.
“I am ready to go out and talk about how optimist and positivity can change your life,” she said.
Through this model, she said she hopes to provide a blueprint for other OMG studios across the country. The studio is available for license to private physicians and healthcare providers.
She said the decision to expand upon WOW was consumer driven. She said clients would come and say, “This is just not a massage place.”
So with a demand from clients saying they would support a place to offers all types of wellness services and a dose of positivity with the treatments, OMG was created. The decor is comforting like being at home, not overly luxurious. Prices are kept affordable for services, Abreu calls it the democratization of the spa industry.
“We wanted to create a place that was not intimidating,” she said. “We want these everywhere.”
For more information visit www.optimisticmedicinegroup.com or call 866 376 0632 for the Optimistic Medicine Studio Boca www.optimisticmedicineboca.com