We had the good fortune of connecting with Sally Hayes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sally, what do you attribute your success to?
There is no substitute for educating yourself and putting in the work when it comes to achieving success. I’ve been practicing massage therapy for 21 years and the most important factor behind my success is my reputation. The majority of my clientele is through word of mouth from previous clients that I’ve worked with through their pregnancy and postpartum period.
What should our readers know about your business?
Women in Self Healing is a multi-disciplinary approach to bodywork. Having studied Clinical Sports Massage with a Neuromuscular Therapy Certification, energy healing, sound healing, as well as yoga and meditation, I customize each session to what the client needs at that particular time. I even created an album with my musical partner Terry de Castro (as SONA) that I play during sessions because I wanted to create the ultimate healing space for clients. My specialization lies in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum bodywork. Did you know that studies have shown receiving regular pregnancy massage can reduce labor time by an average of 3 hours? That’s pretty significant for someone delivering a baby, and just one of the many reasons I’m most passionate about bodywork during the perinatal period.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m lucky enough to live near the Hollywood sign so a hike would be first on the agenda! We would spend a day in DTLA perusing museums (MOCA and the Museum of Chocolate) and watching the sunset from one of the many fabulous rooftops (Perch is always a good go-to.) Everyone needs to drive the PCH when they visit, so we’d head up to Malibu Farm Cafe for lunch then walk it off on the Venice Boardwalk. The Huntington Library and Gardens is a nice hidden gem, as well as the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Palisades. We would have to have dinner at my fave Italian spot in Los Feliz, Il Capriccio, as well as the best Lebanese food at Carousel in Hollywood.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Above all, I want to give thanks to all of the clients I’ve had throughout the years for trusting me to work with them. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have a business so I am forever grateful to each and every client. I also have so many amazing people in my life that encourage me to stay on my authentic professional path, including Dr. Tamara Zummallen, an amazing acupuncturist specializing in fertility cases, Dr. Allison Adams, a fantastic, down to earth chiropractor, and Daniel Krasofski, a talented bodyworker who embodies integrity. I surround myself with people who are continually striving to be better versions of themselves, professionally and personally so that I continue to better myself. That’s a very important piece of business advice I received early on in my career.
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