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Meet Hillary Arrieta of Gaia Bodywork in Richardson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hillary Arrieta.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started learning barefoot massage pretty much right out of massage school in 2004. I took several years to develop my skills as a therapist and even taught massage for a few years. I decided to go out on my own and finally get certified in barefoot massage in 2011, just a few months after opening my business. I love introducing people to barefoot bar therapy.

Has it been a smooth road?
There are many challenges to owning a massage therapy based business. Especially one with a unique technique. It can be a challenge to get people to try something new but once they do, they’re hooked!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Gaia Bodywork story. Tell us more about the business.
My wellness studio specializes in Barefoot massage. We massage our clients with our well-trained feet to give them the deepest, deep tissue massage in town. One unique thing about this style of deep tissue massage is that it doesn’t hurt like regular deep tissue massage sometimes can. There are no pokey elbows or knuckles to worry about. Just a broad, soft, clean foot used expertly along with gravity and fabulous technique.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
There’s always changes in the health and wellness industry. Massage therapy has become very mainstream compared to when I first started. I’m hoping to see more and more people use it for preventative health care.

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Image Credit:
Jessica Harrison, Margie Woods Photography, Joseph Ray Photography

1 Comment

  1. Hillary

    May 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks! I enjoyed doing this interview and reading it as well💕

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