We love seeing new business idea's take shape in Inverloch and become a roaring success. We caught up earlier in the week with Lisa & Kurt, the duo behind Lavanya pop up massage, to find out what inspired them to set up their business and what drives them forward.
What gave you the idea of a pop up Massage in Inverloch over summer?
We came up with the concept for Lavanya Inverloch, like where many good ideas are born, on a holiday over a champagne. We were up for a new challenge and combining both the 'pop up' and 'glamping' (glamourous camping) trends made perfect sense for our profession and passion for massage. Also having grown up in the area, and going to be home for Christmas we thought this would be a great way to have sea change and combine both work & holiday.
When did your passion for well-being begin?
Straight after high school Lisa started working in the day spa industry and hasn't looked back. It is an amazing atmosphere to work in and a well appreciated and cherished experience for every client. Everywhere we travel we love to experience different massage techniques and day spas. Kurt studied at the world renowned Jari Menari spa in Bali.
Can you tell us about the benefits of a summer massage?
Massage has endless benefits. Decreasing muscle tension, increasing flexibility, increasing circulation, healing, decreased stress, decreased anxiety, a general sense of well being and blissful relaxation is just a beginning of the benefits of massage. summer is the time were the business and craziness of December and christmas is behind us, it is time to take a moment to unwind and float into a new year and more relaxed version of yourself.
Why is it important for women and men to relax and recharge?
It is important for every person to relax and re charge. Modern day life is busy, fast paced and demanding. Everyone knows that it feels like there is never enough minutes in the day and there is always something to do, our lists of things to do are never ending. We are now working longer hours and keeping on top of so many online forms of communication. its a go go go world.
We MUST take time to unwind. Our bodies hold on to stress and tension that builds up with physical demands, sometimes subconsciously we don't even know we are holding tension in our bodies. Connecting with our bodies and mind through massage, yoga and meditation, is an amazing way to ground and centre your body and mind. Massage especially will target tight areas unwinding and breaking down tension to improve posture, muscle health, and decrease aches, and discomfort.
The Lavanya mantra is 'be kind to yourself'
Is there a health secret you implement in your daily life?
We like to go for daily walks in the morning together and always have a sit down dinner every night together with music playing- no phones, tv's, no technology. It is very important to unwind after every day.
Has Lavanya Inverloch met your expectations?
We couldn't have asked for a better response to our pop up massage concept. Every client has been so impressed and we have had an amazing influx of interest and bookings. When trying something new you never know how it will go or be received, but we are more than pleased with the outcome. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in the set up, our mum's for washing all the towels and to everyone who has come through to experience a massage at Lavanya Inverloch.
Will you do it again next year?
Absolutely! We would love to! We will hopefully have more therapists on so no one will miss out on there summer massage.
Thank you and see you next year!
Lisa & Kurt
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