Pictured: Dr. Juneau and his wife Anika Robbins outside Dr. Robbins' chiropractic office, Cultural Chiropractic. Cultural Chiropractic is connected to the adjoining, recently opened Robbins Wellness Center.
People may come to chiropractor, Dr. Juneau Robbins for treatment of an ailing back, but many leave with more than just an adjustment.
“True health is not just physical, it’s emotional; it’s spiritual,” said Robbins, who’s been practicing chiropractic medicine in North Minneapolis for nearly 15 years. “Anika, (his wife Anika Robbins) and I have been talking for years about providing a holistic one-stop-shop for wellnes."
So, when the real estate office formerly housed in the same building as his Cultural Chiropractic, 2524 39th Ave. N./3900 Thomas Ave. N., closed, the couple decided to take over the space and launch the Robbins Wellness Center. The center offers yoga, massages, Zumba (a Brazilian fitness dance), a youth spa, healthy cooking classes and forums on health issues such as breast cancer awareness and STD prevention and awareness.
“The overall goal is to engage the community in healthy living and get a conversation going on about what is a healthy lifestyle,” said Anika Robbins, who owns Anika International, a parent company for her skincare and personal styling businesses. And though Anika Robbins’ husband and business partner is a doctor, Anika Robbins said they do not want the center to feel like a typical doctor’s office.
“We don’t want it to feel so clinical, but a client will still receive the clinical aspect to health and healing,” said Anika Robbins.
The idea that Cultural Chiropractic and the Robbins Wellness Center are not “typical” doctor’s digs is evidenced by the smells of incense emanating from the waiting room and the sounds of smooth jazz, neosoul or sometimes gospel spilling out of the office speakers. The wellness center features a large open area for activities such as yoga and Zumba and a small store selling certain herbs, spices, oils, skincare products, garments and Dr. Robbins’ book, “121 Tips on Raising a Child of Color,” which was co-authored by his father, Larry Robbins.
Pictured: Anika Robbins and Dr. Juneau Robbins show off their market inside the Robbins Wellness Center at 3900 Thomas Ave. N.
The Robbins’ said having a wellness center in North Minneapolis was of great importance to them.
“North Minneapolis is where we live, it’s who’s supported us the most and we want to be here for the community indefinitely,” said Dr. Robbins.
For more information of the Robbins Wellness Center, visit www.robbinswellness.com or call (612) 522-9536.