Business Profile: Relax Restore Reflexology

Name – Breege McLaughlin
CompanyRelax Restore Reflexology
Address81e Tattysallagh Road, Omagh
Contact details – 07756 772649

Business Profile: Relax Restore Reflexology


Can you describe your business?

My business ‘Relax Restore Reflexology’ is about providing reflexology and aromatherapy for all. I have a special interest in working and supporting mums preparing for birth and also mums who are experiencing low mood or depression after having their baby.

Why did you start your own business?

As a health visitor for the past 28 years I was very aware of the benefits of mums having some birth preparation. Proper preparation, relaxation techniques and reflexology can increase her confidence so much, reducing the fears and anxieties that can make the experience difficult with long lasting consequences. I believe in the benefits of the therapy and through my training and experience have witnessed first-hand mums having a more relaxed, positive experience. A positive birth experience may mean that mothers are less likely to suffer low mood in the postnatal period.

What are the best things about running your own business?

The best thing definitely is the positive feedback receiving a text that a new baby has arrived safely and mum has used the relaxation techniques and felt in control is priceless. Or the mum who has attended due to postnatal depression with lack of sleep, churning thoughts and has enjoyed time out or slept well after reflexology, which is so encouraging to me. I also work alongside Support2gether (local charity) which I really enjoy.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

The main challenges are a lack of understanding of the therapy and its benefits for everyone. Maintaining and attending ongoing training to ensure a quality services. Unfortunately there is lack of regulation for holistic therapies, as a result I feel the  general public need to ensure they are attending regulated and insured practitioners.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

I would congratulate them and advise them to ask for help. A business takes time to grow and above all treat others as you would like to be treated, you can’t fail.

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

Rewarding, worthwhile and obsessive.