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

Hi Tricia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I really wanted the freedom to set my own schedule. I also wanted to attract a particular clientele and there wasn’t really a good fit available with established businesses.Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m the owner of Triger Massage Therapy. Unlike a traditional massage location, I specialize in outcome-based massage/medical massage. Treatment begins with postural assessments and evaluation of range of motion to determine which muscles are the source of pain. Once a baseline is established, I use several massage techniques to bring the muscles into balance to reduce pain. Often I share simple self-care techniques to prolong results. Networking has helped me gain referral partners, but the biggest boon to my business has been my excellent online reviews.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My friend just arrived in town Thursday afternoon. We head up to Tacos a Go-Go on Main St at 6pm to get a few tacos and a Mexican coke. After a delicious dinner, we go dancing next door at the Continental Club with the best Beatles tribute band–Beetle. At 10pm, we head to the other side of Tacos to Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge aka The Big Top. There we will catch a few more songs by Charlie and the Regrets. Friday, we would head back to the Continental Club for one of their rotating happy hour bands. We would visit Seismique–a new and totally awesome interactive experience filled with immersive exhibits. Maybe even go twice, you can always find something new to look at. We would visit the artcar museum and Smither Park to see fabulous art. Take a few nice walks at Hermann Park and the Arboretum. We’ll have to eat at Berryhill Tamales and Ruggles Green in the Heights.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I learned so much from several mentors and they helped a great deal to get me where I am. Paul Barrera of Moves Made Fluid and TC Cameron and Joël Romig of Advanced Bodywork and Massage have been invaluable in my growth. I’d also like to recognize Natalie Coyle, Queen of Social Media Shooting Star TX. She has helped tremendously with social media marketing.

Website: massage.tgernand.com

Instagram: trigermassage

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trigermassage-77008/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trigermassage

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/triger-massage-therapy-houston-2

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