founder and executive director of Lotus Be Well in
downtown Hartford. The wellness spa, vitality health
club, and holistic therapy center has been located in
Hartford for three years.
Eileen Schmidt/Special to
HARTFORD — Health of the mind, body and spirit are some
of the goals at Lotus Be Well.
The business has been a presence in downtown Hartford
for three years, drawing clients from around southeast
Wisconsin and the Chicago area, according to its owner.
“We’re a welcoming, wonderful community. We get really
good results,” said Trish Hoehn, founder and executive
director of the Lotus Be Well Association.
Hoehn is an occupational therapist and BioEnergetic
specialist, the latter a field she began exploring as
she completed her own healing from cancer.
Her work eventually led to the creation of Lotus Be
Well, which opened in October of 2015.
Billing itself a wellness spa, vitality health club, and
holistic therapy center, Lotus Be Well offers
professional wellness services and self-serve therapies
centered on energy, detoxification, beauty, pain and
stress relief. It also includes an organic chocolate,
tea and coffee bar, according to the center’s
Lotus Be Well is a wellness center structured as a
private member association, Hoehn said.
“People join like they would a health club. There’s a
one-time $20 fee and then they are considered a member
for life, entitled to book services with our
practitioners,” Hoehn said.
Lotus Be Well includes practitioners offering various
services like acupuncture and sound therapy. The
self-serve therapies, which have an average price of
$15, include an aromatherapy oxygen bar and
multi-sensory power naps, among others.
oxygen bar at Lotus Be Well.
Eileen Schmidt/Special to
Hoehn is a provider of BioEnergetic testing, seeking to
“blend Eastern philosophy with Western health
technology” according to Lotus Be Well’s printed
“I use a computerized system to tap into a body’s energy
field,” she said, describing the technology as “similar
to a biofeedback device.” The results of this, along
with heart rate variability testing and information
gained through an extensive discussion of health
history, concerns and goals, helps to discover the root
causes of imbalances in the system. Hoehn advises on
optimal dietary and lifestyle changes and develops a
customized protocol utilizing the various self-serve
therapies at Lotus Be Well.
Hoehn said, “A big part of the custom protocols is the
use of bioelectrical therapy to break up pain signals,
stimulate healing, and decrease stress.”
Members of Lotus Be Well include both those who feel
they are not getting the results hoped for elsewhere and
some looking to complement other medical treatment.
Some “want to do a more integrated approach and add
something more holistic into their plan,” Hoehn said.
“It’s such a nice community of members. It’s a beautiful
environment to spend time in, very restorative.
“Even walking through the door, you can feel the stress
The center’s practitioners also offer therapies to help
members achieve their desired results, according to
“We have lots of recommended things you can do at your
own home and within your own communities,” she said.
Hoehn said downtown Hartford, where Lotus Be Well
currently occupies 2,000 square feet of space on Main
Street, seemed the right fit for the wellness center.
“It’s a beautiful downtown, and the community of
business owners is very welcoming,” she said, adding
that a lot of development is happening in the area to
build on what was already “a great core” downtown,
including the businesses, Jack Russell Memorial Library
and the Schauer Arts Center.
“We wanted to be part of it,” she said.
Midnight Madness in downtown Hartford
Downtown Hartford hosts Midnight Madness from 6 p.m. to
midnight on Friday. The event includes in-store specials
and live entertainment, according to the Hartford Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Also at Midnight Madness:
■ Visit Santa in the Link Building, 33 N. Main St., from
4 to 7 p.m.
■ Vendors in the Link Building.
■ Horse-drawn wagon rides from 6 to 9 p.m., boarding at
the Westphal Mansion or Wisconsin and Main Street. Rides
are free with donation to the Hartford Food Pantry. For
more information, call 262-673-7002 or visit