By Robyn Gautschy
The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) From therapeutic massage to meditation to working with essential oils, Dr. Rita Wilcox is focused on helping people find a path to heal what ails them.
Alexis native Dr. Rita Wilcox, 36, graduated from Alexis High School, University of Iowa and Parker College of Chiropractic. She worked at a wellness center in Peoria and at Azer Clinic in Galesburg before opening her own practice, The Path Center for Healing, on Main Street in downtown Galesburg.
“I chose Galesburg because it is near family and downtown for its character — unique offerings and neighborhood feeling,” she said. “I love the people, convenience, specialty shops and creative atmosphere.”
But most of all, she loves being able to help people and give them hope, whether through massage and meditation or with yoga and essential oils.
“We are always open to new products, services and classes to help serve the community,” she added.
Register-Mail: How did you come up with the idea for your practice and make it happen?
Rita Wilcox: There are so many ways to help people beyond what I can offer. I wanted The Path to bring all of these people and techniques into one place. Very supportive family, friends and community made it happen. The Path wouldn’t exist without my husband and my parents.
RM: Why did you choose downtown Galesburg as the location for The Path? What do you like about working in this area?
RW: I chose Galesburg because it is near family and downtown for its character — unique offerings and neighborhood feeling. I love the people, convenience, specialty shops and creative atmosphere.
RM: What do you love about your work in general?
RW: I love the feeling of being able to help someone. The best is meeting someone at their most vulnerable and seeing them leave with hope.