About The East Tennessee Wellness Directory
Nicole Fey, Founder of the East Tennessee Wellness Directory
When I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee from New Jersey ten years ago, I could not image what it would be like to live in the South. It was quite the shock. I felt like a fish out of water. But at the same time, I liked it. The south was friendly, spacious, laid-back. All the things I craved. And even more of a surprise, there was a thriving community of holistic health and healing arts practitioners. I really lacked for nothing, whether it was a great massage, a yoga class, an
acupuncturist, a crystal shop or a gluten-free bakery. It was all here.
I’ve come to the conclusion that East Tennessee is understated. A diamond in the rough with its multitude of alternative and complementary healing centers, healthy eats, art galleries, extensive greenway system, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. East Tennessee as a place for retreating, relaxing and rejuvenating is a natural. After living in New York City for eight years, I truly appreciate that a more natural
environment, slower pace of life and access to affordable holistic health care, factors greatly into health, wellbeing and quality of life.
I started the East Tennessee Wellness Directory to draw attention to this area of the country, to highlight the rich community of holistic practitioners and to invite visitors, tourists and locals to embrace holistic self-care while surrounded by the Smoky Mountains, as a way to regain their balance and reconnect with their inner selves during these hectic times.
In this directory, I have pulled together the best of the best in the area and brought them all together in one place. I hope that the East Tennessee Wellness Directory is an easy and convenient way for you to peruse all the many health and healing modalities and practitioners and choose just the right one for you. If you are not seeing a modality or particular practitioner on here that you would like to see, please contact me at and let me know.
To Your Health,
Nicole Fey, Founder