Business Profile: Orlagh Colton Sports Massage Therapy

Contact: Orlagh Colton
Business Name: Orlagh Colton Sports Massage Therapy
M: 077 8404 4137
FB: @orlaghcoltonmassage

Business Profile: Orlagh Colton Sports Massage Therapy

Can you describe your business?

I am a small business specialising in sports massage therapy. I deal with injuries that are sport or work related. I can advise on rehabilitation but also do deep massage to relieve day-to-day stresses.

Why did you start your own business?

I was working as a trainer when I finished my level three sports massage and found I had more passion for massage than training. It was actually my husband Mark who told me to try starting my own business, and I’ve never looked back. Although I still don’t see
myself as having my own business – I never really think of it like that.

What are the best things about running your own business?

The best thing about running my own business is that I can be as busy as I want to be. I love that I can work around my family life. I like to have a balance. I’m not going to spend every hour working. To me, that’s not what life’s about. I’ve met so many people, and seeing them improve is very rewarding.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

When I first started out, my main challenge was getting clients on a regular basis. But I can honestly say I don’t have any challenges to face. I’m very realistic about things, so I just take every day as it comes and usually it all falls into place.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business? 

I always say life is about taking chances. If you have something you’re passionate about, try and make it into your business.  It’s so important that we step out of our comfort zone and give things a go. Don’t expect results overnight night, be prepared to work and always have a plan B, C, D etc.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less? 

Physical but rewarding.