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‘Mix It Up!’ opens in downtown Dadeville

Published 8:43am Thursday, June 23, 2011

Downtown Dadeville is now home to a place where customers truly can get a mix of services.
Mix It Up! at Lake Martin had its grand opening Saturday, and owner / operator Wendy Hodge and her helpers were busy all morning painting faces and braiding hair for a steady stream of kids who visited for the opening day.
Hodge used to run Kids Spa in Alexander City, and she hopes to expand her new business.
“My first store was geared toward kids, and I did massage therapy on a much smaller scale,” Hodge said. “People seemed interested in that, and I wanted to provide something for the community. The mommas and brothers (of her customers) and other people gave me good feedback so I wanted to change the name to appeal to a broader range of people and mix it up.”
Mix It Up! will still cater to kids, but Hodge is offering more options for adults in the new store. Most of those options involve some type of massage therapy. The store has a massage room and a stress buster massage chair in which customers can sit for 15 minutes and get aromatherapy massage lotion.
“We have plenty of packages available,” Hodge said. “That sometimes makes it easier for people to decide what they want. You can get different types of lotions, salts and balms.”
Children can get face painting, glitter and henna tattoos, belly warmers, fingernail painting and several other creations. Many of those can be purchased in packages so kids can bring their friends. Hodge offers an infant massage class, as well.
Mix It Up! also will host birthday parties for kids, as well as bridal showers, baby showers or other club outings.
Store hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Friday and 10-2 Saturday. For more information, visit
“I have a lot of good customers from my old place and have some new ones who have given encouragement,” Hodge said. “We’ve got the same goal and same vision as before, just on a bigger scale.
“We hope we have something here that people can be proud of.”