HI # MAT11861
Pathways from Pain
Shiki Ryoho Reiki, levels I, II and III, Master
Owned a mobile massage business, service LA county. Developed practice and business model that lead to creating of Unique Bodyworks.
This is my fist job after massage school. I was blessed to work and learn along side some of the best bodyworkers on the West Coast. During my employment, I was trained in Thai-Yoga massage, Hot Herbal Poultice treatment, Scrubs and Wraps and records keeping and customer service.
Working with Dr. Mahdavi helped me earn clinical experience, understanding of medical terminology and records keeping, as well as deepened my understanding of posture-related conditions and improved my "body reading".
This Business model inspired me to open my own clinic one day. The idea of independent massage therapists working under one roof, that provided for freedom of practice in a combination with organized financial, marketing and supporting services, was a success for the owners and a made for easy and comfortable employment for the practitioners. I started to learn basics of self-employment and marketing while working in this establishment.
Being a lead massage therapist allowed me to experience a managerial part of the bodywork. Some of my duties included: managing staff schedules, creating season specials, writing treatment protocols, assisting the owner in hiring new MTs and training staff in massage services, that business offered.
Working for Marriott really challenged my knowledge, ethics, customer service and ability to multitask and learn. This company demanded the best out of its employees. I underwent intense additional training in services and products that our luxury hotel spa offered, with multiple tests and hands-on demonstrations in order to pass my probation and become a full-time massage therapist. I gained deeper appreciation for high quality, simple ingredients, natural and organic products, as well as greatly improved my customer service skills while being employed in this establishment.
Together with my spouse James Peck, we dreamed out this concept that would combine all of our experiences and ideas into one healing place, where clients can count on best therapeutic experience and practitioners be treated with respect, dignity and appreciation. Unique Bodyworks was officially launched in June 2014.