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  • December 2017
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Komorebi & Co.

In the lower level of a modest-looking office building, directly next to the Appleton Post Office and just a few blocks behind the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, you will find a 3,000 square foot subterranean oasis called Komorebi & Co., a new massage therapy, bodywork, waxing, and esthetics studio. While Komorebi & Co. is a new player in the Fox Cities wellness scene, they are already making their footprint in the community as an establishment committed to natural and organic ingredients, and dedicated to a culture of inclusivity.

“What makes Komorebi & Co. different is the fundamental character of our business. All body types, all gender identities, all skin colors, all sexual orientations, all beliefs and all backgrounds are invited to use Komorebi & Co. services and products. We believe everyone deserves access to serenity and health in a judgement-free environment,” the company’s founder, Michelle Vandeyacht, says.

As an ingredient enthusiast with a deep-rooted commitment to animals and the environment, Vandeyacht, a successful massage therapist and esthetician in her own right, is well-qualified to bring you the absolute best that this industry has to offer.

“Another major difference that we are proud of is that all of our products are 100 percent vegetarian, free from chemicals and gluten, and nothing is ever tested on animals. We can also tailor nearly every service to a vegan lifestyle and successfully work around allergies and sensitivities. We carefully select product lines of the highest quality after extensive research into each product brand, as well as the ethics and business practices of the particular company. We are keen on partnering with companies who share a common ethos, all while taking the guesswork out for our clients.”

Komorebi’s approach to skin care starts with ingredients that clients can pronounce. “We believe in achieving results without added ‘garbage’ ingredients. Our skin care line, ilike Organics, was chosen because of sustainable farming and harvesting practices, ecological and social responsibility, and their cruelty-free affirmation. The entire line uses whole, raw fruit and vegetable pulps, and is free from GMOs, synthetic preservatives, artificial coloring, synthetic thickening agents or other controversial ingredients. We think ingredient transparency is of unequivocal importance.”

Komorebi & Co. offers distinctive services and products available at a price point consistent with that which can be expected in the Fox Cities. The facility has five treatment rooms, a dedicated together/couples massage room, as well as a large classroom space available for public events. As the new year approaches, Komorebi & Co. will be expanding their product and service menu to include a variety of organic body wraps, an all-natural Australian wildflower makeup line called Zuii, an infrared sauna, and more educational and wellness classes and offerings for the community.

Other amenities include: free off-street parking, gift cards, easy online booking, and corporate and special event on-site chair massage.

All of the services at Komorebi & Co. are provided by licensed, insured and well-qualified staff. The massage therapy team alone has amassed over 40 years of experience and dedication to their field. They care, listen and treat you with respect for the duration of your visit and are big on client education. Komorebi & Co. is an Appleton Downtown, Inc. business, is a member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to partnering and making connections with other area organizations and businesses.

“I am proud to serve the community through this entrepreneurship, and humbled to do so while surrounded by some of the Valley’s best therapists,” Michelle says. 

All new clients to Komorebi & Co. can enjoy $10 off their first massage or organic facial service!

Komorebi & Co.

500 W. Franklin Street, Appleton


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