What do you love about your job?
I've always been interested in health and nutrition. Being a massage therapist allows me to live out my dream. To help people achieve better health, live pain- and stress-free gives me a sense of accomplishment.
I get to rub elbows with other health professionals, such as chiropractors, physical therapists, and naturopathic doctors. I also get paid based on my skills and talents, and not get slave wages.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
I've owned other businesses. When I became a massage therapist, it only made sense to make it my own business, too.
My first massage therapist from day one encouraged me to go to massage school. I used to give my sister back massages when we were kids, so she also gave me encouragement. Working for myself in an industry like massage therapy makes sense since a lot of places take advantage of therapists and pay sub-par wages. Again, having owned a business in the past gave me a foundation to build on.