We go Q&A Style with Camille Wallach, the owner of Mobile Massage YEG. Her unique business provides in home and workplace massage around the greater Edmonton area. With over 12 years experience, Camille has worked in chiropractic and physical therapy clinics and decided to start her own business 3 years ago. Camille has seen huge growth expanding her team to 7 therapists providing massage therapy to Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc and Beaumont.
Her goal to expand her workplace massage program is very interesting because who wouldn’t want a massage at the office?! That’s a corporate culture I would be interested in being involved with! I think YEGBOSSBABES corporate culture just shifted… Scroll down to learn more about this local bossbabe!
What inspired you to start your own business?
The idea for mobile massage came from a couple different areas. I was working at a physical therapy clinic on the north side of Edmonton, they had a sister clinic in the south that didn’t have massage. The physios at the clinic would always ask where to refer, eventually I started doing mobile in the south. I had also interviewed at a company that offered their employees massage therapy in the workplace. I didn’t get the job, but that I was inspired me to pursue the workplace side of my company. This company offered this service to their employees, and that sparked the idea that other companies would like to do the same.
Our goal for Mobile Massage YEG is to provide quality massage therapy with convenience.
Do you have a go to quote / motto?
Always build quality relationships. I strive to build great trusting relationships with my clients and other business owners within the city.
What’s a personal goal of yours to accomplish? (time frame?)
A personal goal of mine is become a better public speaker. I have struggled most of my life being shy, recently have found myself having to do more presentations – That is something I am working on this year.
Do you have a professional goal or set of goals for your business?
I have massive goals for MMYEG. This year we are focusing on our workplace wellness program, helping companies incorporate massage therapy in their corporate culture. We are also partnering with some hotels in the area and looking to expand that as well.
With the In- Home massage therapy we are looking to expand out into Spruce Grove, Stoney Plain and St. Albert, bringing on a therapist for each of these areas.
Why do you love being an entrepreneur?
I love being an entrepreneur for many reasons. First of all I am working for my future. I can do as much or as little as I want, depending on the goals I want to reach. There is usually little stagnancy with growing a company, I’m always learning new things on how to expand my company.
Did you ever have a time where you wanted to give up? How did you overcome that feeling?
There have been multiple times I’ve wanted to give up. I have failed in some ventures I’ve taken with my company. Some things work, some don’t. When I think about giving up, that feeling doesn’t last long. I just remember I would never be OK working for someone else or working a 9-5.
What’s your best boss babe moment? (First moment of reassurance).
Last year I was nominated for Best Massage Therapist in YEG in YEGFitness Magazine. That brought a lot of credibility in the health community. I was also nominated again this year which felt really great!
What platform do you find most success / interaction from? (IE. Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook).
I find that Instagram has been the best! I get a few clients a month from this platform.
Work-life Balance: What do you do to destress? What is your must-have moment of the day (me time)?
Self care is a big priority for me. Practice what you preach! I get massages twice a month and see a chiropractor and acupuncturist once a month and Physio when needed. Yin Yoga classes twice a month, should be doing it once a week…I also journal daily and do 20 mins of meditation.
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