Rebalance Foot Zone Therapy, 224 1st Ave. S.E., Aberdeen
Jolene Malsam, owner of Rebalance Foot Zone Therapy, answered the following questions.
Q: Tell us about your business.
A: Foot zone therapy focuses on rebalancing the entire body by applying pressure and therapeutic touch techniques to zones in the feet to relieve pain and illness, release stress and tension, and increase rest and relaxation.
Foot zone therapy is performed by applying pressure to and stimulating touch techniques with knuckles, thumbs, fingers or tools on the feet to points and zones that communicate to the rest of the body. It is a form of acupressure that addresses all of the cells, tissues, organs and systems in the body to work towards correcting any imbalances or issues in the body as a whole rather than approaching a single symptom.
Foot zone therapy benefits neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune, inflammation, mobility, back pain, sciatica, allergy, sinus, taste, smell, stress, energy, mood, focus, concentration, blood pressure, circulation digestion, heartburn, ovulation, menstruation and so much more.
Foot zone therapy feels different to each person. For some, it feels like a relaxing full-body massage through the feet, while other clients report it feels more like intentional therapy.
Q: How and/or why did you get into this business?
A: My joy and passion is sharing the art of slowing down and healing through a whole-body approach balancing natural living, self-care and mindful bodyworks practices. My interest in foot zone therapy began years ago in searching for relief from bunions and plantar fasciitis. After just a couple sessions, I not only noticed my feet felt better, but I also noticed my hips and low back didn’t ache.
In addition to being a foot zone practitioner, I am also a registered yoga teacher. After years of studying the intentional design works of the body as a student and teacher, it made sense to harness foot zone therapy as another method to treat the body.
Q: What products or services do you offer?
A: Foot zone therapy, vibrational sound therapy, therapeutic foot baths, yoga and reiki. I provide services at office locations in Aberdeen, Redfield and Ellendale, N.D. And I do on-site/in-home work for senior or mobility-impaired persons. Student rates are also available.
Q: How many employees do you have?
A: Just one – myself.
Q: What is your business’s best asset? What makes your business stand out from its competitors?
A: My biggest assets are possibly training and location. I have years of training in the whole body, so that enables me to understand concerns and provide a healing options. My main office is located in the Briscoe Building in downtown Aberdeen across from Central Park. The Briscoe Building also houses Fit and Fire Studios and other like-minded businesses. It's also home to CJ's Patisserie, Rustic Roots, Wildfire Studios and Balance Bliss Massage Therapy (Brittany Hall). In addition to providing services in my Aberdeen office, I travel every Thursday to Ellendale to serve Ellendale and the surrounding communities, plus travel to Redfield on a monthly basis.
Q: What are you proudest of?
A: This is the third successful small business venture that I have owned and operated, along with my husband David.
Q: How do you keep up with changes?
A: I’m always researching and learning. In fact, I have three more trainings on the horizon this fall to serve clients in even more ways.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice or compliment you have received? What would you tell a new business?
A: Work hard, keep learning and don’t take it personally if you’re not the perfect fit for someone.
Q: What are your goals for the future?
A: The human body is an ever-evolving science. My goals are awareness and always learning more healing modalities to best serve clients.
Q: How do you support your community and vice versa?
A: Simple. Support local businesses to sustain community well-being! In the health and wellness business, it is important to know that all of us work together. We are healers. We encourage proactive self-care and wellness so that you can live the best version of you. That might mean collaborating with a like-minded business or referring you to someone that is a better fit. Our local businesses are owned and operated by friends, family and neighbors and therefore are usually more accountable to the overall well-being of Aberdeen and surrounding communities. Plus, the support of the community and its businesses really works both ways when it comes to buying from and owning a small business.
Website to Book an Appointment: www.rebalancefzt.com
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