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Inspiring Conversations with Michala Uresti

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michala Uresti.

Hi Michala, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I had to grow up fast after becoming a teen mom & leaving my toxic home at 17. I dropped out of high school to get my CNA so I could earn more than minimum wage to provide for myself and son. After being out on my own, I realized I needed to go back to school & get a grip on my life choices. I heard about a homeschooling program I could earn my last credits so I could receive my high school diploma. I am grateful I was a part of the last accredited class to graduate. I turned to Massage Therapy to help manage stress & for pain management. Finding the Healing Arts has helped me on a physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual level. My life has forever changed for the greatest. One day after a Massage and another late night at work, I decided Massage Therapy was what I was going to do instead of pursuing a career in nursing. People thought I was crazy & told me how hard it would be to have a successful business as a Massage Therapist & to get clients. Part of me thought I was crazy also, deep down though I just had this calling to go enroll in school. In Massage School I always knew I wanted to work for myself that was my intentions I set for myself from the start. I started doing Massages out of my house while I was in school. I started telling people I could travel to them, and that’s how the Mobile Massage business inspiration started. I thought it would be so nice if you could just stay home & receive a Massage.

One day a few months in as a LMT I just woke inspired to start my LLC & to give it a go and be in business for myself. I had no idea how to start & run a business and I had no money. I did not think anything through like I would now. I didn’t have a legit business plan either to be honest, I don’t always suggest that, just keeping it real here. I just listened to my gut feeling & knew deep down I needed to make it happen. I started my spiritual journey shortly after & working on my own healing and manifestation. I started spending all my free time figuring everything out & creating all my content, treatments, website, and marketing material. I had no money, so I did everything as cheap as possible, any money I made I started buying my equipment & things for my Mobile Massage business. It was such an experience I am so grateful for. In 2019, I decided I needed a Studio, I wanted to create a peaceful sacred place for people to meditate & balance their Mind, Body, Muscles, Chakras and Spirit. My clients love the ambiance I have set at Massage Studio of Kansas City. Mind Body Healing is my passion & I am forever a learner for myself & clients.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s been a challenge & a lot of stress at times just keeping it real but I am forever grateful for the journey & lessons, it helped mold me to who I am today and to get me to this first stage in my businesses. Being a new business owner, having a baby, going through a divorce, and keeping my new businesses growing during covid19 has been a challenge these first 3.5 years. One thing about me is I do not give up & keep learning and working on myself to expand my consciousness & always putting energy in my businesses & getting things done. If something in my businesses doesn’t work, I take it as lessons & try again. I have no attachments & go with the flow. I have had to do a lot of reassessing in my businesses as they are growing. One of the best things I have done this year is started investing in talking with a business coach to learn and elevate my businesses and staying on top of things.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
My Mobile Holistic Spa provides people with the convenience & luxury of Massage Therapy, Holistic Spa Treatments, Couples Massages, Spa Parties & at-work Wellness Retreats on the go. We travel to our clients Homes, Hotel, Airbnb, Workplace or Event. Clients really enjoy the on-demand service & being able to have a Spa experience at their chosen location. Massage Studio of Kansas City is a sacred Spa Studio I created for people to rebalance their Mind, Body & Spirit. A soothing atmosphere away from the normal, aromatic oils diffusing in the air, a warm table to lay on, and a soothing Massage that actually helps is sometimes all we need to feel rebalanced & refreshed again. Both Mobile Massage of Kansas City & Massage Studio of Kansas City offers Massage Therapy, Reiki energy healing, you can have Reiki with or without a Massage and my Signature Holistic Mind Body Spa Treatments I created. We also incorporate Sound Therapy, Breathwork, Plant Therapy, and Meditation into our Treatments for a Holistic Mind Body approach to self-healing.

What’s next?
I have many business goals and things to achieve. I am currently hiring employees to offer more availability for clients. I am looking to build partnerships with other wellness businesses in the metro and would like to expand & put my Mobile Holistic Spa in other States. For Massage Studio of Kansas City, I would like to expand to a bigger space or a second location to offer more availability for my clients & other Spa other amenities.

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Sarah Ireland Photography

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1 Comment

  1. Lorenzo Uresti

    May 25, 2021 at 3:40 am

    What an awesome inspirational story Michala! I wish you the best Cuz! I know you will make your kids proud! You can do it girl! You have the Uresti attitude! God Bless and run girl run, don’t stop, it’s all yours!

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