Power & Peace Therapies

Power and Peace Therapies is a professional clinical reflexologist based here in the 20ft container of Unit 11. Heather Walsh provides deeply relaxing holistic therapy to restore balance and well-being and is making great progress since joining during the challenging days of 2020! Heather isn't the only practitioner within the space. She is also joined by ALL THE ACES (Kat Griffin). Take a pause and enjoy a little bit of space to let go of all the heavy stuff and replenish, and refill your soul.

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Power and Peace Therapies founder Heather Walsh!

How did you get the idea for your business?

I have always had a passion for natural health care for as long as I can remember and, during a period of severe ill health in 2006, reflexology was one of the therapies I used to aid my recovery. I was fascinated by just how powerful a tool it is to help the body use its own abilities to repair and rebalance and decided to study, then qualify, as a reflexologist myself. Despite continuing to further my knowledge in reflexology and other alternative therapies, I wasn’t brave enough to take the leap out of my ‘mainstream’ career until being made redundant. This was the push from the universe that I needed and when the perfect workspace became available at Spark I took the leap and set up Power and Peace Therapies. My desire being to help others on their journeys to better health, helping them to regain or strengthen their inner power and find the balance and inner peace we all seek.

What's the first thing you did to bring that idea to life?

The first thing I did was to think about my business case and what my ultimate aims and goals may be. I thought about what a visit to Power and Peace Therapies could feel like for a client and how I could best use my skills and knowledge to not only deliver the hands on treatment, but also support each individual with self care between appointments. On a practical level, I wanted to make my treatment room as comfortable, relaxing and welcoming as possible to create the best little oasis of healing I could.

What's the best part of running your own business? What's the hardest?

I love that I can continually expand my skills and knowledge, guided by the needs of my clients, and work in a way that is as flexible as possible for them as well as for my own work life balance. I also enjoy that as much as I can give to others, I get back so much joy and satisfaction from each of the lovely people I treat.

Working alone can be quite hard at times, but I am learning to access various sources of support to help with some of the necessary practicalities of being self employed - another learning curve being conquered... I do love a challenge!

What would you say to someone considering starting their own business?

For anyone thinking of starting off in their own business I would say - if you know in your heart that what you want to do is your passion and makes you feel your happiest, then write down what you want to achieve, work out where your strengths and weaknesses are, make a plan to fill any gaps and be determined to make it fly. Don’t be distracted by doubt and seek support from others in your ‘tribe’ who may either be dealing with the same hurdles as you, or have already successfully jumped them and be willing to share the benefit of their experience.

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