Today we’d like to introduce you to Anisia Lopez.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My sister and I both went to massage school. She went first and when I saw how well she was doing, I decided to become a massage therapist too. We worked together for many years at spas and chiro offices until one day she decided to move to Hawaii. That’s when I decided to start a family. I worked all throughout my pregnancy and became better and better at my craft with every new year and with every new client. I realized that I offered a style of massage that was unique and sought after. So one day, I asked my boss for a raise, and he said no. So, I quit on the spot and began working independently with my small group of private clients.
Here I was able to experiment with using CBD topicals. And to everyone’s delight, I tapped into a new style of massage. I began using CBD with every single client and got tons of positive feedback. I advertised on social media and gained new clients. This began my journey with Cannabliss Massage. I moved into a studio space in Hermosa Beach in 2018, where I have been able to educate and expose people from all walks of life to cannabis and the benefits of CBD.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Gosh no… first of all, after my first pregnancy in 2013 I was hit with a huge dose of postpartum depression. It was undiagnosed for so long. But that was actually a blessing in disguise. Because of my battle with anxiety and ppd, I sought out natural remedies and discovered the helpful benefits of CBD. It truly helped me through all that darkness and gave me a new angle for massage therapy too.
Quitting my job and building a steady client wasn’t easy either. I was Offering free massages as a way to gain new clients. For a long time, I was seriously broke. At one point, I was cashing all my coins just to pay my bills. I had to work twice as much as ever before just to make ends meet. I missed out on weddings and births and parties because I was working at establishing my new business. A couple of friendships ended and I guess that’s the way it goes when you’re responsible for a family and a new business. Eventually, the word got out that I was the only therapist offering CBD sessions and I started to grow a huge following of clients that were referring people to my business.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Cannabliss Massage – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I own and operate Cannabliss Massage therapy Here in the South Bay. I specialize in deep tissue massage and I use cannabis topicals. Combined with massage, cannabis works perfectly to relieve pain, aches, and inflammation. I’m most proud of taking my depression and turning it into something beneficial and unique. I’m the only CBD massage therapist I know in my area. Nobody is really doing what I’m doing. I sell topical and oral CBD for anybody who needs it. And I offer CBD massage sessions at an affordable price. I’ve hosted CBD workshops and educated my community on the uses and benefits of cannabis. I used to feel like a criminal for using cannabis but now I have a whole new appreciation for it. I’ve helped lots of people feel better and I’m proud that I’m am in business for myself now.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m looking forward to teaming up with like-minded massage therapists and healers. Possibly open a second location. CBD massage Therapy is in high demand right now. I’d also like to try out more CBD companies. Maybe start a podcast and talk about the benefits and applications of CBD products. I’d like to educate more people on the uses and benefits of cannabis. So many people are walking around stressed out and living in discomfort. I’d like to reach out to as many of them as possible and introduce them to. CBD.
- CBD Massage starting at $90/hr
- Address: Cannabliss Massage
1601 S pacific coast highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
- Website: Cannablissmassage.net
- Instagram: Cannabliss_massage
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