Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Randle.
Alexis, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
After being honorably discharged from the US Army in 2007, I wanted to use my GI Bill to attend massage therapy school in Savannah, GA. My boyfriend at the time said absolutely not so I dabbled in other areas of employment. Six years later, fresh off a job as a state corrections officer, I heard an ad on Pandora for Texas Center for Massage Therapy.
I moved to Houston less than a week later, completed the program and founded Healing Hands Alexis in Nov 2014. I have since worked at eight different spas honing my skills, learning from other therapists and obtaining a variety of certifications. I offer mobile massage across the Houston area with an office location soon to be established near the West Houston/Katy area.
Has it been a smooth road?
Being a mobile massage therapist is fun and rewarding but it’s also rough at times. Despite proven benefits, massage is still seen as a luxury spend so when funds are tight, self-care tends to fall to the wayside. During the holidays, money goes toward gifts. During the summer, money goes toward camps, activities and extra food for the kids. Prom and homecoming also take time and money away so you have to stay aware of what’s happening in the area. New clients can also cause some angst as a mobile therapist as there’s no way to know who or what is on the other side of the door lol. I have been blessed to have amazing clientele but some of the stories I’ve heard… whew!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Healing Hands Alexis story. Tell us more about the business.
Healing Hands Alexis provides mobile massage around the Houston area. I specialize in relaxing deep tissue, trigger point release and foot massage. Client feedback tends to focus on my professionalism, my customer service, the fact that I educate them post-massage and that I provide caring, therapeutic and EFFECTIVE touch. As a company, I am most proud of my relationships with my clients and my community. I volunteer with many different charities and organizations to give back and help take care of the ones taking care of others. I think what sets me apart is my compassion and empathy for others. I always strive to leave everyone in a better state than I met them and massage offers me an amazing opportunity to positively change someone’s day/mood/health.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Hopefully over the next 5-10 years, spas will take better care of their therapists mentally, physically and financially. We (therapists) use our bodies as our tools and most spas don’t give us proper time between appointments to eat, take a bathroom break or even take a deep breath. As a result, our body starts breaking down, we get sick, we burnout or we injure ourselves from overworking. Self-care will become part of the job, not an afterthought that may happen if possible. As far as trends, I see CBD massage and products becoming more popular. There is still a lot of confusion and misinformation about CBD but the interest is definitely there and once the dust settles, the benefits will be impossible to ignore. I am a huge proponent of the cannabis plant and I offer it to my clients in many different forms.
- 60 min massage $95
- 90 min massage $135
- 120 min massage $175
- Website: www.healinghandsalexis.com
- Phone: 832-856-6715
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: healing_hands_alexis