Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michele Bohbot, Co-Founder of Oxynergy 2, located in Beverly Hills, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
The primary offering at Oxynergy2 is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), where patients enter a unique oxygen chamber with multiple seats, TVs, and comfortable amenities, to inhale pure oxygen. The amount of inhaled air we breathe contains 21% of oxygen. The amount of inhaled air in our Hyperbaric chambers will allow you to inhale up to 98% of oxygen. This treatment is relaxing and helps to significantly oxygenate the blood at a cellular level which in itself promotes tissue and organ repair while also enhancing the body and brain function. Regular treatments provide a host of benefits to the body and have proven beneficial for those dealing with pre & post-surgical recovery, wound healing, inflammation, pain, Lyme's disease, brain injuries, insomnia, sleep apnea, reverse aging, mental health, cell rejuvenation, life longevity, and more. Additional services offered are IV Drip Vitamin Infusions, Vitamin Booster Shots, Red Light Therapy, Chromotherapy, Infrared Sauna Pod, Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy, Oxygen Bar, Restorative Yoga, and more. Our customers range in age and come to Oxynergy 2 for everything from health maximization to wound care, post-op healing, and treatment of disease.
Tell us about yourself
As a mother of seven and owner and designer of the fashion brand Bisou Bisou, I found myself highly stressed and overworked and turned to yoga as a source of balance and well-being in the 90s. Through years of extensive training and becoming a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and Yoga therapist, I maintained a constant consciousness of holistic and wellness modalities. In all of my research and experience, I consistently found Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to be at the forefront of solid and tangible health results for people. During COVID, seeing people around me dealing with it and the long impacts of COVID, I dove deep into the realm of all things Oxygen and was mesmerized by the endless case studies and results that doctors found to help in everything from long Covid to Mental illness. The scope is endless, and I felt it was my responsibility as a wellness enthusiast to bring this treatment to those around me in the most impeccable format available. As a result of the pandemic, I was forced to close my yoga studio, and with the extensive research and studies I completed on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, it seemed natural for me to reinvent myself in what I needed to become and a wellness medical center, seemed like an appropriate fit. We opened Oxynergy2 in November 2022.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My accomplishment as a business owner is to witness the happiness and amazing results my clientele have reached through our treatments, mainly hyperbaric. In a very short period of time, there has been a wide range of people whom I know have been positively impacted by our center, and that makes me proud and accomplished beyond words.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Being a business owner certainly has its ups and downs. It can be difficult to blend operational needs with the original inspiration of the business. It's important to set aside the day-to-day aspect with the "Why?" in the reason you opened your business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be Courageous! You have no idea what you are capable of until you try. Research your business model deeply and if you find there to be a demand, with hard work and skill, you will be successful!
Where can people find you and your business?
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