Today we’d like to introduce you to Sally Hayes.
Hi Sally, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
In 1998, I entered the Clinical Sports Massage program at the Atlanta School of Massage where I learned injury assessment and rehabilitation through soft tissue manipulation techniques. When I graduated, I worked with the athletic teams at the University of Georgia and simultaneously opened an office where my very first client was pregnant. The following week I had several pregnant clients knocking at the door. I quickly noticed how pregnancy is akin to training and labor and delivery is an athletic event. Once I moved to Los Angeles a few years later, I found a lack of therapists trained in or interested in prenatal and postpartum massage which made me even more passionate about focusing on this work. I now have a team of therapists specializing in pregnancy massage and want to inspire more massage therapists to hone their skills for this population of clients.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a small business owner is a continuous challenge, especially when you are doing it completely on your own with no financial backing. Every decision feels like a make or break decision. I’ve learned a lot of things the hard way and have spent way too much time and money on things that didn’t pan out. But you have to be willing to fail if you want to succeed. And you absolutely have to be true to yourself and your vision. Not everyone is going to get it or support you. One of the smartest decisions I ever made was to hire a business coach to guide me through the rough patches. She taught me to delegate where possible, which has freed up more time for me to focus on what I do best.
We’ve been impressed with Women In Self Healing, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
WISH specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage therapy. We are a team of massage therapists that are very passionate about curating a better pregnancy experience. Research has shown that regular massage can alleviate anxiety and depression, lessen swelling in the joints, and improve sleep quality during the prenatal period. We have an office in Beverly Hills as well as mobile services to better serve the pregnant population of Los Angeles.
How do you think about luck?
My dad likes to say “the harder I work, the luckier I get.” Showing up and putting in the work every day is the best way to have good luck.
- One hour in office massage $130
- 90 min in office massage $155
- One hour in home massage $200
- 90 min in home massage $250
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.womeninselfhealing.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/womeninselfhealing
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/womeninselfhealing
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC8egKsLksKoJyOuWJ2jkbQ
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/women-in-self-healing-beverly-hills
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/women-in-self-healing
Jen Castle Photography