I’m passionate about health and wellness and, as most ladies do, enjoy a good massage. However, so many times I would book a treatment, really look forward to having some “me time” and having a professional working on my tired, aching muscles…only to get there and be frustrated that the therapist would follow a standard routine rather than focusing on the areas I’d requested. This frustration only increased 4 years ago when I was pregnant and was desperate for a professional prenatal massage.
Having my first baby and only having 2 months paid maternity leave afforded me the opportunity to reassess what I wanted to do…a break from the corporate world and spending time with my new baby was important to me but I knew I wanted to work in some way. Working for myself and doing something I love was the perfect answer, so I re-trained as a massage therapist and in doing so, House of Palms was born – I wanted to provide a bespoke massage service, which truly focuses on the individual’s requirements whether the client wants a lovely full body relaxation massage or more of a deep tissue massage to work on specific areas and release any areas of stress and tension including for my prenatal clients. I fully believe that as each person is different, each massage needs to be different too.
I also recognise that everyone has busy, hectic lives either with work and/or family life. House of Palms aims to be as flexible as possible and I work days, evenings and weekends at a time to suit the client. My massage studio is conveniently located and I also do home visits so clients can relax and enjoy their massage whether in their own home or in the studio away from their busy lives. I offer professional massage with a personalised feel, without having to visit a routine spa.
Massage has so many benefits and knowing I can help people on their path to wellness through relaxation, sleeping well, easing tight muscles or preparing to have a baby is amazing.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily grind but taking some time out to relax and look after our bodies (and minds!) to feel good about yourself is so important and can do wonders for how you feel. Massage can really help with this and with my focus on customised treatments, each client will receive a massage totally bespoke to their needs at that time.
Message from Sarah if you are thinking at joining BWN or starting your own business?
If you have an idea and a passion for something, then you’re half way there. If you have the opportunity to follow your dream, then go for it! You’ll never know what may happen if you take that first step but you’ll always wonder “what if?” if you don’t. Of course it can be challenging at times but nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy!
Through BWN, I have met some fantastic ladies, all passionate about their businesses and industries. After every BWN meeting I’m really inspired to push on and continue to do what I’m doing. And it’s great to know there is a network of supportive women all doing amazing things and can offer advice or answer business-related questions…more heads are definitely better than one!
Stay healthy, look after yourself and take some time out for a massage!
House of Palms