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Meet Emily Miller of Haven in Downtown Ventura

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Miller.

Emily, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Haven is a boutique CBD Massage Studio located in the heart of downtown Ventura, CA.

Treatments include a CBD consultation that starts with a microdose of CBD Tincture, followed by blending the customized topical with which each client will get to choose from their desired base, aromatherapy and additional seasonal alleviatives like Chicory Root or St. Johns Wort Oil.

To utilize optimal absorption, dry brushing and herbal hot packs are used in each treatment to enhance absorption and lymphatic distribution of the customized CBD and herbal topical. Haven also offers monthly memberships in which members choose between a 60 minute or a 90-minute signature CBD massage treatment and also receive 20% off additional CBD enriched services like The Hopeful or The Holistic.

Haven created it’s own CBD Rich Hemp Extract product line that is 3rd party lab-tested down to the very soil it was grown in which makes our product FDA Compliant.

Haven CBD currently creates and carries its own 1000mg CBDTincture, 500MG CBD Salve, 10MG CBD Sheet Face Mask and each proudly displays individual batch test results on each individual product.

I started Haven almost one year ago exactly!

It was through my ten+ years of being an LMT and then having the three-year honor of co-operating a Medical Marijuana Delivery service underprop 215 that Haven was born with the holistic combination of CBD and massage treatments.

Even though CBD derived from Hemp is federally legal under the pharm bill of 2018 it still gets treated as “taboo” when it comes to working with major corporations that in my opinion still are waiting to see how they can best capitalize on the popularity. I say this because when it came to our marketing strategy I was limited to what banks and vendors would work with Haven while we used and promoted CBD. Some clients are still shy about working with this new plant.

While starting Haven I understood this and I wanted to have a much different service model that focused on providing relief & pain management they could rely on to trust while also providing education about CBD and the medical use and benefits to be had.

It forced creativity and a grassroots campaign to service the community with the humbling knowledge that we are considered a niche and new modality regardless of it’s said “popularity”. It is our privilege and honor to be paving the way and we will always keep our focus on what’s really important – our Members at Haven.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Starting any new business is always a rocky road that’s not for the faint of heart!

CBD is such an oversaturated market because it is so misunderstood and I wanted that to be the first challenge to focus on with Haven and the Create & Educate workshop series was born.

On a monthly basis, locals and I gather to make useful DIY CBD infused self-care products like bath salts or an essential oil roll-on while the topic of CBD gets to be discussed. Who’s heard of it? Do you know about 3rd party lab testing? How much should it be costing you? Topics along those lines.

Creating an environment for education so that you can choose this form of self-care and be an advocate for yourself while navigating so many different CBD products and so many different CBD “Experiences”.

We make CBD tonics to sip on and CBD dips too much on and we raffle off wares and services from local vendors, too. It’s been a lot of fun and our next one is TBD in January!

Haven – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Haven first came to the Central Coast in 2012 and has since evolved into an intimate oasis of artisanal healing located in downtown Ventura. Guided by LMT Emily Miller, Haven represents the culmination of 10+ years of experience and research into the synergistic effects of combining the use of topically applied CBD with healing massage techniques.

Through the use of organic, handcrafted CBD oils in conjunction with ancient healing modalities of massage Haven is the first of its kind as an endeavor that enhances your physical and mental well being through the use of CBD treatments.

We believe in the interconnectedness of mind and body and we use only the finest, organic sourced products in our somatic, whole body CBD treatments. You will not find the healing arts offered at Haven duplicated anywhere else.

It is our mission is to build enduring and rewarding relationships with our clients and the community by sharing our knowledge, experience, and excellent customer service.

Let Haven help you discover a higher level of healing!

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Haven as a business could be defined success but only based on the success of our members.

The real-life stories we get to hear about the joys and triumphs of members finally getting to address chronic pain or problem for instance.

When a member with extreme TMJ tries a tincture for their first time and in 4+ years can finally close and clench their jaw shut.

When we hear that someone who used to visit their chiropractor on a weekly basis hasn’t gone to their chiropractor for six months once they started receiving monthly treatments.

CBD is an ancient medicine so while we didn’t invent the wheel we are raising the bar.

We will continue our trajectory of growth because success was never anyone’s to be had just a privilege to always be reaching towards.

Pricing:

  • 60 Minute Monthly CBD Massage $99
  • 90 Minute Monthly CBD Massage $139
  • 1000MG CBD Rich Hemp Extract Tincture $100 *$80 with membership*
  • 500MG CBD Rich Hemp Extract Salve $60 *$48 with membership*
  • 10MG CBD Rich Hemp Extract Sheet Face Mask $20 *$15 with membership*

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