We had the good fortune of connecting with Sharisha Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sharisha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I always wanted to have my own business since grade school. Myself and a childhood friend laugh now because 3rd grade we had our own business selling coloring books we drew ourselves stapled them together and made a book. We even had a committee to run and operate our business. Lol. Fast forward I became a massage therapist. One who never wanted to work for any spa but start my own. Being a single mom of an athletic child I needed the freedom of being involved. Unfortunately I had to do what I had to do and work for a few. Great experience with a couple of them. I was able to learn the business from the ground up. Others were a good experience as well. You learn the do’s and don’t of business. I am now at a place where I need to start building my own team. I have learned a lot along the way. I’m forever grateful
What should our readers know about your business?
Hello I am Sharisha owner of Sha’s Massagetique Heath and Wellness Spa I help families and young athletes maintain a healthy lifestyle through massages, education, preventive care and sports therapy. We offer mobile services as well as an array of services. (Manual lymphatic drainage, body contouring, Yoni steaming, Spa parties and massages services. I’m alway excited to expand and grow Sha’s Massagetique.
I have been a LMT for 8 yrs I started Sha’s Massagetique in 2018. I worked several pop up shops, health fairs, and networking events. I have sponsored many events local as well as out of town. I have worked the Essence fest a couple of years before the pandemic. Word of mouth and have passed out countless number of business cards and Gift cards. All of those things have built up the traction the spa now has. Definitely has not been easy but all worth it. Some lessons I have learned are I can’t trust everyone with my business ideas always keep pushing even when it seems nothing is working. I have never lost hope along the way. Most things that were sent to destroy were things that only made me stronger. The world should know that Sha’s Massagetique is a brand that is here to educate, encourage self care and make everyone feel great about getting massages/holistic healing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a hard one outside of the spa and my sons sports I’m a home body 😔. I love to travel and find new things to do outside of the ordinary
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
She is the owner of “Kizz My Passport”
“Kizz My Legacy” wine
She is also my real friend and business bestie. She helps me out a lot especially with marketing tips and ideas. We have collaborated with our brands on many many occasions as well as create a brand to combine both worlds of travel and relaxation “The Relax Lounge”
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