There is no one right way to have a healthy lifestyle. We all have different demands on our lives. But, sorting through all the options to create that healthy lifestyle can be a little overwhelming.
My goal is to help you find what works for you and your family. Things that are fun that inspire you to stick to healthier ways, one small step at a time in a safe and judgement free environment.
About The Proprietor
Hi! I’m Ashley Tukiainen.
In a nutshell, I’m a wife, mother (more like toddler wrangler!), business owner, fitness addict, and a little obsessed with nutrition.
I know, first hand, how hard it is to have a family and try to keep your health (and the rest of the family’s) in order!
In 2010, I opened doors to my private practice. After a few years, in 2014, I took a little business break because I had met a wonderful man and we got married and shortly after moved overseas for a few years, to Finland.
While we were living overseas, I started a health and wellness blog, Cold Texan Wellness (which you will find integrated on this site), as both a way to keep up with information and to continue my business in a different aspect. I truly enjoyed spending those years learning about various health traditions from all the different cultures!
In 2016 we welcomed our baby girl, and in 2018 we made our way back to Houston, Tx. In January 2019, I reopened my business, Gulf Coast Wellness.
For as long as I can remember I knew what I wanted to do with my life: Anything and everything related to nutrition, wellness, and fitness. The human body is amazing with its ability to heal and regenerate. From the moment I was able to make decisions about my education, I have been absorbing everything I can on these topics. Particularly natural healing practices
At a very young age I joined the Navy, and they sent me to nursing school. But, after getting a little experience in the field I realized, nursing was not my calling.
From there, I completed training and obtained certifications in:
- 2007 – Massage Therapy
- 2009 – Reiki Master/Teacher
- 2010 – Aromatherapy
- 2014 – Yoga Teacher Certification/ RYT200
- 2016 – Herbalist Certification through The Herbal Academy Of New England
- 2018 – Cupping
- 2019 – Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
There are many things that you will find when working with Gulf Coast Wellness, but what you will not find is judgement, criticism, and negativity. There is enough of that in the world already, but it is not tolerated here.
I look forward to helping you find the things that inspire you to lead a healthier life! I am here for you and would love the opportunity to answer your questions. If you don’t already see what you are looking for, just send me an email using the form below!