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The Story & Inspiration Behind It All
Behind every success is a story; a compelling “why” that fuels passion and ignites a sense of purpose. I found mine in the least likely of places. It was a blessing in disguise. It became the reason why I care so deeply about the people I serve, and why I am so incredibly passionate about what I do. To fully understand the heart of my company (what I do and why I do it), I want to share with you the inspiration behind how I started.

A few years ago, I was my best client. I was in an emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship, and simultaneously bullied daily at work. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I could hardly focus, and I could barely function from day to day. I was basically in survival mode, just getting by, and I felt my breaking point coming. Eventually the accumulation of mental and emotional stress overload led to physical pain, illness, exhaustion, and landed me in the emergency room six months later. It was here that I received my wake-up call and was told two words that changed my life: “Let-go”. So I did. Literally. Three weeks later I hopped on a plane back home to friendly Manitoba and happily left everything behind.

It was my mother, who had been a massage professional for nearly 20 years, who nurtured me back to health and unknowingly became the inspiration behind what I do and how I do it. And after three months of a mother’s touch, I came back to Vancouver, got inspired, stumbled upon my passion for massage, and found my purpose in nurturing people back to health the same as my mother did for me.

Four months later I opened up my own massage studio with friendly Manitoba and my mother in mind. It was something a little different, where big city meets small town. A safe haven. A home away from home. A studio with heart.

What started off as a small “mom and pop” company soon grew. Over the years we have won several awards including: The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver People’s Choice and Runner Up 2012, The West Ender Best of Vancouver People’s Choice and Silver Winner 2014, and have been acknowledged by consumer review giant Yelp.ca with a “People Love Us” for earning a 5-star rating six consecutive years in a row since inception. Being voted as People’s Choice is always an honor. As a company we always strive to be “of the people, by the people, for the people”. It’s the way business should be.

We built our foundation on love, compassion, and respect for all people, and our vision continues where it began: “Let no man suffer, and may kindness always prevail”.
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