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Eureka wellness center shines light on alternative practices

by BRET ANNE SERBIN
Daily Inter Lake | April 3, 2022 12:00 AM

The Zen Den in Eureka provides all-encompassing wellness and relaxation.

Rebecca Couture launched the business to bring innovative therapies to the community. The venture started as a product of Couture’s own health journey. Last June, she experienced heart failure, which inspired her to look into alternative medicine to improve her health.

She came across an invention known as a molecular enhancer, which utilizes a metal plate and a lightbulb to pulse energy into the body.

A session with the molecular enhancer reportedly feels like “an internal electrical massage,” according to Couture.

Couture started using the molecular enhancer “in the hopes to regain all my muscle strength back in my heart.”

Gradually, Couture started feeling stronger, and she decided she would like to bring the benefits of the therapy to the broader community.

She said interest in trying the molecular enhancer has “completely exploded.”

Couture started by offering sessions with the molecular enhancer in her home, but she eventually joined forces with another home practitioner, Sheri Lee, and the pair decided to launch the Zen Den.

Lee trained in Bigfork to practice plant-based medicine and radionics testing, an alternative medical practice that uses electromagnetic radiation to treat ailments.

Between the two women’s practices and a bevy of other treatments available at the Zen Den, Couture and Lee hope to offer comprehensive care.

“It’s important to have a full circle,” Couture pointed out.

In that spirit, the Zen Den also includes reflexology, acupressure, detox options and a salt cave sauna. Couture hopes to add another machine, plus acupuncture, massage and other treatment options. The goal, she said, is “to let our clients have a full experience, whatever they need or desire.”

Couture recognized the Zen Den’s therapies might be new experiences for many people, but she’s confident they can be used in conjunction with other interventions to help address a variety of health concerns.

“It just depends on what we’re treating and what they’re needing,” she explained.

THERAPY IS just one feature of the Zen Den.

Couture said it’s important for small-town businesses to diversify, so the Zen Den is also going to carry products from local vendors and a few groceries in the summertime.

“We are really big on supporting local products,” Couture said. “We plan on having lots of vendors.”

The Zen Den carries essential oils, candles and organic goat soap. The wellness center also offers honey — both CBD-infused and the regular variety. Pickles, apple butter, incense and crystal jewelry are also available at the Zen Den.

From May to September, Couture plans to use the booth outside the Zen Den to sell farm-to-table groceries like vegetables, fruit and eggs from nearby growers.

“It’s all about helping each other,” said Lee.

Also on the property, Couture wants to develop a fire pit so the Zen Den can serve as a gathering space.

“This is just trying to support local businesses and provide our customers with everything they could possibly need,” Couture said.

The Zen Den is located at 64517 Montana 37, Eureka, MT 59917-9790. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To get in touch with the Zen Den, call (406) 297-2803.

Reporter Bret Anne Serbin may be reached at 406-758-4459 or bserbin@dailyinterlake.com.

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Rebecca Couture demonstrates using the bulb of a molecular enhancer at Zen Den in Eureka on Wednesday, March 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Inside the Zen Den in Eureka on Wednesday, March 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A Legacy Reflexology massage room at Zen Den in Eureka on Wednesday, March 30. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)