We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherry Weldon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sherry, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I feel I was built for it in every way and had the tenacity and grit to build a successful business. Early on, I didn’t have a clear picture where this journey would take me, however after many years of working in many therapeutic practices, such as chiropractors, medical spas, salons, private gyms, and day spas, I always fell back on my own mobile private practice. When my own clients gained in numbers, I was able to completely mobilize my business and offer massage therapy in and around Orange County. I was a mobile therapist for almost 20 years, until about 2015. I noticed a shift. Most of my clients were moving on and retiring out of state, or moved due to job opportunities so my client base was diminishing. After working in the industry for two decades, it was time to “plant some roots” and I finally settled in and, what felt like starting from scratch, a new brick and mortar in Lake Forest, California. I have been at this location for 3+ years and look forward to working in a place of serenity, and being of service to others.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Each day I wake up, I have the opportunity to serve God and be the person He wants me to be. I honestly give Him all the glory for placing this career on my heart. To some, this may sound cliche’ but it is the honest truth. I live with abundance and the ability to give to others. I am so fortunate to have the best “job” in the world, although when you love what you do, it’s not really a job, right? My most important accomplishment is passing the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam. This was a culmination of Eastern and Western ideologies. This certification is recognized by most licensing agencies in the United States. My 360 Massage provides the care you need, at reasonable prices and strives to exceed expectations, not just once, but on a regular basis. Each massage is customized and there are no upcharges for hot stones, Gua Sha treatments, Cupping therapy, or essential oils. I believe each client should have the care they need and offer discounts as a thank you for their business and support. I believe I have to earn my clients’ trust as well as their business. My clients continue to use my services, on average, for 8 years. I’ve been in business for 25, so turnover is minimal and the massage therapy I provide is consistent and therapeutic.
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.
In Orange county, specifically, you can do and see anything you want. My preference would be to visit any of the beach cities, ride bikes dine at a great restaurant, like Dukes in Huntington Beach, and then visit the Irvine Improv for a comedy show. Next, I would travel up the coast to Pismo Beach and eat at the famous Madonna Inn, or travel to Sonoma and have a spa day, complete with massages, facials, and relaxation. Los Angeles theaters and museums are fascinating and I also love to eat the street tacos from local vendors. The Griffith Observatory is beautiful and I would highly recommend seeing a show in the Lazerium.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As my second career, I do hold much of what I learned, in my corporate career in high regard. My initial thoughts were to study medicine and make a living after graduating from UCI Medical. But God had other plans for me. While I have an extreme fascination with the human body, I also recognize my gift to help others, and that is when I discovered Masaage Therapy. My corporate career allowed me to understand computer tech and financial programs, and I was able to approach my business with the same earnestness and strategies to be a successful entrepreneur. My “calling” was clear after progressing through my first massage class at the California College of Physical Arts, and I’ve never looked back.
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