We had the good fortune of connecting with April Renee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi April, how do you think about risk?
Risk. The word is a little scary. Why? It’s a word used to describe and action, state or occurrence. Typically to expose to a hazard or danger. Business risks usually involve financial profits and uncertainty which can be extremely stressful, however without risk there can be no reward. Cliche I know, but had I not taken the leap to quit my job and pursue and education in a field I was unsure of, I would not be where I am today. Helping other people on their wellness journey and making a living doing so!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My Massage Practice is dedicated to helping women achieve their highest wellness potential through Bodywork and Cannabinoid therapy. It is through Elevated Massage Therapy that I help women and couples (even their children) MANAGE PAIN, SLEEP BETTER, FIGHT INFLAMMATION, IMPROVE MOOD and completely revitalize their world WITH the combined HEALING POWERS of Massage Therapy and Cannabinoid oils. The Healing sensations are only amplified when the cannabinoid oils penetrate the skin and reach the areas that are causing pain. What sets me apart is my dedication and level of service I provide each and every client. Marrying an eclectic blend of techniques and principles from various disciplines, including Swedish Massage, applied kinesiology, yoga, tai chi, among others and addressing the entire body with time to rest during the session alternating between specific, general and active and passive treatments. Together we work to normalize biomechanical restrictions, reduce visible and low-grade inflammation, Create new neuroplastic pathways, Balance compensations, Mobilize and differentiate movements, Improve balance and posture, release stress and tension while providing awareness and options for movement and to help you maintain perspective through luxury service, communication, empathy, and proper treatment planning! The goal is to Identify the results the clients want, and provide those Outcomes!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The ideal weekend in Torrance CA would consist of visiting Torrance Beach that lies between Redondo Beach and Malaga Cove, The beautiful, soft sand beach has 40 acres of beach and is at the foot of cliffs which extend to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Next up is a modern-Mexican lunch at Ortega 120 After lunch it’s time for CBD Massages by Green Goddess Massage & Wellness (located within TreatBetter and available for house calls or events) followed by shopping at Del Amo Mall and ending with dinner at Lomelis Italian Restaurant!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If it was not for the love and support of friends, family and mentors I would not be in the position I am today. My children drive and motivate me to do better every single day! I’d also like to give a shout out to Burke Williams Spa who paid for my education and continue to encourage me to be a better massage therapist every day still, especially my mentor and teacher Ridhdhi Bhakta and of course my biggest supporter and fan, my partner Raul. I thank each and every person who has been there for me along my journey.

Website: Greengoddessmassage.com
Instagram: Greengoddessmassage
Facebook: Greengoddessmassage
Other: Find me on google business as well

Image Credits
All photos taken by Raul Paredes of Rawl Of The Dead Photography and myself

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