A Little Holistic Oasis - The Story so far...
Three years ago, I opened A Little Holistic Oasis. There was no fanfare, no celebratory branding party and no clients!
I opened A Little Holistic Oasis because I was unfulfilled in my previous profession and I needed a change. That seemed like a good enough reason .. until I realised I had no clue about business and, with no clients, I was not sure how to go about getting some!
What an adventure this would be ... and what an adventure it has been.. thus far!
Three years ago, I offered Reflexology, Chair Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reiki. I had lots of experience at working backstage at music festivals such as V Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival, but these events, despite their prestigious position in the pantheon of summer music festival events, they did not pay .. anything! Relying on tips from some of the biggest names in rock, pop and folk music, we did not hold our breath for a big pay out.
Despite this, I gained 14 years of event experience, which gave me the experience of being able to see clients every 15 minutes for hours on end, and being able to run my own stand at exhibitions, festivals, street fayres and hospitality events.
Slowly, through setting up A Little Holistic Oasis stalls at corporate events and attending networking events, I began to grow a small list of clients, which I am glad to say, is still growing.
I realised, however, that I would never be a threat to Champneys Spa or Greyshott Hall, with my handful of therapies, and, I have slowly and surely expanded my range of therapies. I have attended numerous courses, maintained my continuous professional development and have achieved more goals in the last three years than I had in the previous thirty!
AND NOW ....
A Little Holistic Oasis is now offering a comprehensive range of Holistic Therapies including:
Hand and Foot Reflexology - including Mindful Reflexology for supporting clients with stress, anxiety & depression and also Pre-conception and Pregnancy Reflexology.
Hot Stone Reflexology
AromaReflex - Aromatherapy for Reflexology
Holistic Full Body Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Indian Head Massage
Reiki Master/Teacher Level 3 - including Animal Reiki
Holistic Facial Treatments
Zone Facelift Therapy - including Chinese Facial Gua Sha
As well as expanding my range of therapies, I have also opened a training branch of A Little Holistic Oasis. Despite my absolute fear of public speaking, I trained with the prestigious Stress Management Society to becaome an ILM accredited Stress Management Trainer. I now deliver Stress Mangement programmes for them and, am developing my own workshops.
I have been trained in the use of Heart Math technology to monitor stress levels.
I have also just achieved my certificate and license as a
RELAX KIDS coach which is really exciting, as I will be running Exam Stress Workshops using a combination of Stress and Resilience training techniques and Relax Kids Chill Skills programmes.
Adults can also benefit from the Relax Kids format with
JUST RELAX sessions and I will be running Stress and Resilience training sessions combined with JUST RELAX sessions. They work so well together - and are fun!
I love attending courses and learning new skills. For so long I had stifled my creativity, motivation and my personal development.