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Balance Point Spa has brought healing and relaxation methods of Eastern medicine to Murfreesboro.

Located at 132 St. Andrews Drive, Balance Point Spa encourages its clients to “relax from head to toe.”

Owner Jerry Bi explained how massage therapy and foot reflexology utilize pressure points to release energy throughout the body.

“Sometimes, when you have an ache or pain in your shoulder, it is because the muscle is tight, and energy cannot pass through,” he said.

“When your mind is relaxed, it helps your organs. It relaxes your mind, not only your muscles,” Bi said, adding that massages range from deep tissue and Swedish to hot stone and bamboo.

He also brought a very popular technique that is popular in California – foot reflexology. Using the 32 points on the bottom of each foot, therapists can release various aches and pains throughout the body.

“We can feel a person’s health just by touching their feet,” Bi said.

Toes control a body’s head, while the middle and lower portions of the foot are connected to the stomach. The Achilles heel represents the lower back and spine. Only one variance exists from the left foot to the right, and that is because there is only one heart, he says.

Balance Point Massage is open seven days a week. Visit asianbalancepoint.com or call 615-278-9049 for additional information.


Jean Hampton owned and operated Sun Times Tanning Salon in Murfreesboro for nearly 20 years before the building was sold, and she closed her shop.

She took some time to relax and began learning about the health benefits of oxygen. Just in time for the New Year, Hampton launched her newest endeavor O2 Spa.

Located in the Kroger Shopping Center at the corner of Northfield Boulevard and Northwest Broad Street, O2 Spa provides a variety of oxygen beauty services, along with traditional spa services like massage and microdermabrasian.

“One reason I call it the O2 Spa is because I have a steam cabinet that you get into and just your head sticks out,” she said, adding that the oxygen healing therapy last about 30 minutes.

The entrepreneur has also looked into Exercise With Oxygen Therapy, wherein clients can exercise on stationary equipment while breathing in pure oxygen.

“Breathing while exercising is a lot more beneficial than just exercise,” she says.

To learn more about O2 Spa or oxygen therapies, visit O2spamurfreesboro.com or stop by the spa next to The Peddler at 1744 Northfield Blvd.


Linebaugh Public Library System, in conjunction with Best Buy, has announced a free and informative class addressing the use of  e-readers and tablets.

The class will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14, in the downstairs computer lab of Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro, located on Vine Street. Residents are encouraged to bring their e-readers and tablets.

“Whether traditional print is on its deathbed is debatable, but like it or not, the e-book revolution is well under way,” according to a press release.

Amazon released its first Kindle almost three years ago, and in the past year, the segment has exploded with a rush of e-book readers.

With more new devices, technology advances, and ways to get content on the horizon, there’s no sign of it stopping any time soon. E-book readers can be an easy and efficient way to read titles from your favorite authors, especially when riding public transportation, hanging out on the beach, or traveling.

The class will include instruction on how to download and ‘borrow’ free e-books from the library (through the use of our online R.E.A.D.S. system), as well as how to manage and navigate your e-book collections. Instruction and information for specific tablet and e-reader models will be addressed.

For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit linebaugh.org.


The Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport Authority has completed a one megawatt solar farm at Smyrna Airport.

According to a press release, the project is a partnership between the Airport Authority and Soltas Smyrna and is a part of the TVA Generation Partners Program. TVA buys the renewable generation from the distributor for its Green Power Switch program.

 “This project is right for the airport, right for the community and complements our airport sustainability program,” Airport Authority Chairman Mike Woods said. “The clean energy produced has a tremendous benefit.”

The solar farm sits on 6 acres of property on the east side of the airport and includes more than 3,000 photovoltaic panels. The DC power generated by the solar power station is converted to AC by two SGI 500 kilowatt inverters. Soltas’s local solar construction vendor for the project was Choice Solar Solutions of Nashville.

“Soltas Energy was able to provide our end to end solution where we pay for, own and operate the Solar Power Plant and provide clean reliable solar power for 40 years,” said Andrew B. Worden, CEO of Soltas Energy Corporation.

Smyrna Airport Executive Director John Black said he sees this project as a stable platform for economic growth through the benefits of business diversification and long lasting technology that enhances the Airport Business Park.

“This is one of only two major airport solar projects in the state of Tennessee, and we are excited to be at the forefront of this endeavor,” Black said.

On Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Airport Authority will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new solar facility, located at 688 Fitzhugh Boulevard in Smyrna.
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