|Andrew W. Griffin / Red Dirt Report|
Studio Blue offers yoga in Perle Mesta Park on Saturday mornings.
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: July 20, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking inside Studio Blue at 1802 N. Shartel Ave., you walk into a room that is largely devoid of any furniture or anything else.
But that’s on purpose. And despite the sparse interior, Studio Blue has a decidedly cozy atmosphere that is intimate and inviting at the same time.
The owner, Bethany Blue, explained that she had worked at a day spa, and while it was a pleasant enough experience, it did not offer the sort of healthful, transcendent sort of feeling she felt her clients deserved.
“(The day spa) was full of flowers and hand bags,” Blue said. “It was a place for pampering, not meditative.”
The smell of salon-ready fake nails and flowers is not for Blue. Naturally-made oils and organic scents – not overwhelming, of course - are more Blue’s speed.
“Massage in Oklahoma is more what you see in a strip mall or in the back of a nail salon,” Blue said. “I think they should get more out of their experience than that.”
Added Blue, a smile on her face as she described a typical salon experience: “Women laughing and getting their nails done when you are trying to get a moment of serenity?”
Blue said she got to Oklahoma City from her hometown of Shawnee last October and after two moves finally settled on the office space on Shartel in Oklahoma City’s Mesta Park neighborhood.
“I like the place,” Blue said. “It’s a little off the beaten path, yet right in the middle of Oklahoma City.”
Blue said that with Studio Blue she wanted to fill a niche that wasn’t being filled. While there are yoga studios in town, she said they don’t do massage therapy.”
She said her interest in massage therapy, which she is licensed to conduct, came about because her son had stomach issues that needed tending to. Already considering “granola” by her family, Blue said she looked at alternative, healthy therapies and massage therapy seemed to make a lot of sense.
“It came about so naturally,” Blue said, noting that she makes herself very “open” to others while also
Blue has worked hard to make Studio Blue an open, welcoming and healing sort of space.
“I want to get people in here to be who are, and do what they want to do,” Blue said.
On Saturday mornings, Studio Blue will hold yoga sessions in neighboring Perle Mesta Park. She has a young woman working for her who offers Thai massage. Zumba and pilates are also offered as she builds her business.
“I like working people’s muscles and improving their flexibility,” she said. “I really like the human body. I want to heal it.”
And if that’s not enough, Blue offers a natural body detox that gives you a cleansing, energetic feeling.
Blue said a number of clients from her previous studios are coming to Studio Blue now and she encourages one and all to come by and give Studio Blue a try. Your body will thank you!
To learn more about Studio Blue and all they have to offer, call 405-210-1312 or go online to www.studioblueokc.com.
Copyright 2012 Red Dirt Report