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The Hollow Willow Health Store

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Susan Serre RHN Owner

Hi I’m Sue, the proud owner and operator of The Hollow Willow Health Store on Grand River Street North in downtown Paris. You’ll easily find me – just look for the orange door. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist here to guide you along the path to holistic health. I’m often asked about the name ‘Hollow Willow’ and the meaning behind it. I was searching the internet for plants, herbs and trees trying to come up with a name for my store that hadn’t already been taken, when I came across the term ‘hollow willow’. According to Wikipedia, the term alludes to a person one can confide in. It was perfect for many reasons, but mostly because ...I am a hollow willow.


People have always come to me with their problems or entrusted me as a confidant which is why I entered the social work field many years ago. I’ve continued to counsel and teach for over twenty years in the Natural Health industry and I value the trusting relationships I continue to build within my community. Whether it was creating turn-key franchise operations in Kingston, instructing at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in London or managing a natural value department at Loblaws, my passion has always been to help and to teach people how to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And now the dream of owning my own business has been realized and I am blessed to lay down my roots along the Grand River in Paris – the prettiest town in Canada.


Since The Hollow Willow Health Store is situated along the river, the geographical location also suits the name ‘hollow willow’. The sage green exterior and orange door let’s you know you’ve arrived at the right place. Upon entering the retail space your senses will be tantalized. First you will experience the intriguing aroma of an essential oil blend followed by the visual impact of a bright, well merchandised space with high, rounded ceilings and architectural character. A great selection of quality, natural supplements, organic teas, skin care, make-up, jewellery, local pottery and more, provides something for everyone – whether you’re a health nut or not! Two comfortable arm chairs await you for impromptu consultations or weary shoppers. Keep going through the beads, down the hallway and voila – the tranquil view of the rippling river. This private, quiet space inside The Hollow Willow is available to rent by the hour, the day, the week or the month and is large enough to seat six people.


For your health and more, look for the orange door of The Hollow Willow Health Store ...and come on in!



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