Today we’d like to introduce you to Mia Luckey.
Mia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My story begins in the fall of 2016. At the time, I just turned 19. I had no idea who I was or what I wanted to do. It seemed time was passing me by, and I needed to catch up. I spent the majority of my time in isolation, soul searching for my purpose. For four months, all my time outside of work was dedicated to finding myself; I’d go hiking for hours, reading in the woods, writing to myself, and meditating for hours.
During this time, my uncle, who is a Massage Therapist, suggested that I should enroll in The Texas Center for Massage Therapy. In November, I enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program; little did I know this was propelling my life into my higher purpose. I learned a lot about myself during my time as a student. I faced many adversities, but my passion for learning and success was greater than every challenge I faced. I graduated in August of 2017, in October, I received my license and began my first job working at Hand and Stone. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow within the industry. After a few months, I experienced my first burnout, which leads me to dedicate myself to my healing journey. During this time, I learned about holistic health and wellness through herbalism, veganism, yoga and meditation. Through these disciplinary practices, I grew to be confident and secure within myself, because I finally understood who I am.
After a much needed break, I was ready to embrace my purpose with a clear mind, open heart, and an eager spirit. In May of 2019, I began working at Zion Spa. I am grateful for this opportunity because it provided a stable space to grow within myself and my career. While working at Zion, I built my private practice within five months. In between clients I was creating my website, I’d invest my entire paycheck into legal work and supplies. There was a fire within my spirit that couldn’t be contained. I officially launched my private practice in November of 2019. The business was picking up slowly but surely, and before I knew it, I was quitting my job and living full time as an entrepreneur.
Has it been a smooth road?
Ironically, building my company was the easy part. Most of the challenges I faced were within myself. I was forced to evolve beyond my limited thinking and self-destructive behaviors and patterns (procrastination). I learned early on that making mistakes in the business world was expensive, and I couldn’t afford to pay the price. Most of my mistakes were fueled off emotion, so I learned to be patient, logical and practical. When I am faced with an obstacle, I learned how to breathe through it rather than being frustrated and giving up, especially since quitting is not an option. I believe that what is meant for me will always be; I have to get out of my own way, stop forcing what isn’t, and allow things to flow the way God intended it to be.
Tell us more about the business.
Hands of Light is a mobile massage experience featuring Massage Therapy and Holistic Healing. I specialize in Crystal Reiki Healing and Therapeutic Massages. I travel to homes, businesses, and events. Hands of Light is unique because I am bringing the luxury of the spa to the comfort of your home, at a fraction of the cost. The spa industry can feel very impersonal. It is a fast paced industry. Therapists don’t have time to pour into every client because there is always someone else waiting. After receiving a 50 minute massage, you’re being shuffled back into the world, drowsily driving home in traffic.
With Hands of Light, whether you are receiving a tranquilizing massage or a revitalizing reiki experience, you will always feel the immense amount of love, care, and support being poured into you. I honor every client. I take my time to educate, empower, and enlighten every soul I touch. The best part about receiving a service with me is while you’re relaxed and refreshed. You get to roll right into bed, nothing beats that. As a Massage Therapist, I am committed to reaching outlasting results that exceed beyond the table. I am solution-oriented; my focus is applied to the client’s goals and best interests.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Holistic Health and Wellness is becoming more mainstream as more people are learning about the benefits of traditional medicine and practices as opposed to western medicine. I believe more people will begin empowering themselves, taking their health into their own hands rather than relying on the pharmaceutical industry. Why take ibuprofen for chronic migraines when you can relieve the issue altogether with consistent massages? With the proper education, people will begin to understand how massage therapy is self-care, not just a luxury, and begin incorporating massage therapy into their self care regimens.
- Therapeutic Touch is a soothing tranquilizing massage priced at $130 for an hour.
- Chakra Balance is a revitalizing reiki experience priced at $88 for an hour.
- Website: luckeystar.net
- Phone: 214-210-7477
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @handsof.light