Business Profile: Touch of Zen Holistic Therapies

Name: Jacqui Devlin
Business: Touch of Zen Holistic Therapies
Address: Omagh Enterprise Centre, Gortrush Industrial Estate
Contact: 07717 028293

Business Profile: Touch of Zen Holistic Therapies

Can you describe your business?

Touch of Zen Holistic Therapies specialises in massage therapy to promote health and wellbeing, using relaxation massage techniques such as Swedish and Indian head massage. All oils I use are 100 per-cent organic and sustainably sourced. The oils are carefully selected to suit each individual clients needs and are rich in vitamins to leave the skin feeling nourished and rejuvenated. Regular massage has so many benefits including managing stress, relieving the symptoms of fatigue and can also help with anxiety  and depression.

Why did you start your own business?

I started my own business because I really love holistic therapies and wanted a fulfilling career as a therapist. I felt that owning my own business would give me the flexibility and freedom to work around my family life.

What are the best things about running your own business?

The best thing about running my own business is meeting new people every day, and the satisfaction I get from seeing them relax into the treatment they are receiving. This gives me a real sense of pride and achievement.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

The main challenge that my business faces is that people generally think of massage as a luxury or treat and not a necessity, however massage therapy is very beneficial in relieving symptoms of a lot of ailments and overall wellbeing.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

I would say if you’re passionate about something and feel like it’s your time then go for it! It won’t be easy but nothing worth having ever is.

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

Exciting, satisfying, rewarding.