by Josh Jones
Times Tribune Editor
TROY — For Dr. India Johnson opening Rose MedSpa & Wellness provides an opportunity for her clients restore their natural beauty while also supporting the local economy by offering a unique experience in Troy.
A ribbon cutting was held for Rose MedSpa & Wellness on Thursday, Nov. 30 facilitated by the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. Johnson, a Nurse Anesthesiologist, said that Rose MedSpa and Wellness offers holistic healthcare and that her goal is to restore a client’s natural look.
“We like to get to the root of why people are sick. We can do your labs here, we can do an assessment to try to kind of rebalance some of your nutritional issues.” Johnson said. “We offer b12 shots, we offer IV infusions, but we also do aesthetics. So we hope with skin tightening, cellulite, red spots, brown spots, rosacea, botox, fillers, lip augmentations. We approach aesthetics from a very natural point of view.”
Additional services include but are not necessarily limited to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), dermaplaning, body contouring, facials, hair removal, micro needling, and more. Johnson highlighted their Morpheus8 treatment.
“That uses a radio frequency microneedling it helps with cellulite, so it is more of a body contouring procedure,” Johnson said. “It can help with loose skin above the knees, loose skin in the neck, cellulite in the buttocks. As opposed to having to have plastic surgery this is an alternative that is maybe more approachable.”
Also Johnson mentioned that the recent 2023 SIUE SBDC Metro East Startup Challenge winners were announced during the Nov. 3 Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois board of directors meeting where she took fourth place, receiving $2,000 along with an array of in-kind professional services and advising for the year ahead.
“I am mostly proud to bring some attention to Troy about it being a good place to invest,” Johnson said.
Eric Johnson, co-owner, husband and general contractor for the project expressed his excitement for the opening. He said that they changed the plans for the building slightly after finding various historical aspects including cast iron beams that dated back to 1872.
“We went to the historical society, found a bunch of stuff, and we found pictures when there were horses that were parked,” Eric Johnson said.
Chamber Executive Director Dawn Mushill gave her thoughts on the opening of Rose MedSpa & Wellness.
“We would just like to welcome Rose MedSpa to downtown Troy. We are at the corner of Market and Main and they have done a wonderful job to take an old building from the 1800s and make it beautiful, while still keeping a historic building,” Mushill said.
Johnson said that all of her staff has over 20 years experience and are nursing staff.
“Everyone is very skilled, I feel very blessed to have the team we are working with,” Johnson said. “They are doing this because they really love it and they want to expand more into a more holistic field.”
Johnson said that her own experience with lupus, an autoimmune disease, saw her spend years going to the doctors and not getting the results she was wanting to see, which inspired Rose MedSpa & Wellness.
“When I got to my maintenance phase of how I was going to manage a chronic disease, I felt there weren’t a lot of resources. There are resources for acute needs, but they are all within a hospital setting,” Johnson said. “So I wanted to create a space for people like me who had long term healthcare needs and goals to get healthier in more of a clinic based setting.”
Johnson said that she really wants Rose MedSpa and Wellness to be a community hub and they even have a backroom where people can book events such as meetings.
“We are trying to be the heart of downtown, kind of revitalize and shine a light on the beautiful town we live in,” Johnson said.
Eric and India reside in Troy with their children Aston, Liam, Graham and Eloise. Rose MedSpa’s hours are 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Appointments can be booked online at rosemedspas.com. They are located at 101 E Market St. in Troy.