Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sherene Thompson, founder of Sherene the RMT, located in Brampton, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Massage Therapy and Wellness. Mobile service available. Appointments can be booked for in-clinic or client's home, office, or events. Clients that are seeking relief from pain or stress. Everyone's treatment plan is unique and focused on their needs. Providing evidence-based information and education to help clients reach wellness goals. Massage Therapy treatments available are relaxation, pregnancy, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Cupping, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. My clients want relaxation, pain relief management, and reduced inflammation/swelling. Direct billing to most insurance is available.
Tell us about yourself
I love to help people. Being able to introduce a new way for your well-being. I first started out as a physiotherapy assistant and realized I wanted more from helping people rehabilitate from acute and chronic conditions. Massage Therapy sparked my interest because all the patients enjoyed and wanted that treatment the most. So I decided to go back to school and study massage therapy. I went to Sutherland-Chan massage therapy and teaching school. I have been registered for seven years now. What keeps me motivated is all the feedback I get from my clients; I know that I'm making a change in their lives.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Being able to break free from working at major clinics/spas and answer to myself. I love my job but don't want to feel burned out. Having flexibility is very important. Knowing that you are seen as a professional. Growing and being present on social media.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Budgeting and asking for help.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Invest in yourself.
- Plan ahead.
- Be organized.
Where can people find you and your business?
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