LMB Massage and Wellness is celebrating its 1 year anniversary downtown, and I had the chance to sit down with owner, Lisa Borton to discuss her business and philosophy as well as why she chose downtown Fort Wayne as her business locale.
LMB Massage & Wellness’ philosophy is to promote ‘healing through therapeutic massage and aromatherapy by bringing harmony and balance back to body and mind.’ But her practice goes well beyond that. Lisa believes in using clean, organic products without synthetic chemicals. Everything used in her massage sessions is organic because she believes that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put into it. Lisa uses medical grade essential oils in her aromatherapy ensuring that only the highest quality ingredients are being used.
In her downtown practice, a heated table is used and hot towels and aromatherapy are complimentary. Included in each session is bottled water and dark chocolate. Each new client receives a tennis ball to use on tense muscles between sessions with Lisa.
As a downtown business, LMB specializes in stress management and also offers prenatal massage. Lisa also offers to come to your business and do onsite chair massages, which are popular at both corporate offices for staff appreciation days and during finals week at local colleges and universities.
In addition to the massage menu, LMB also offers several other items for purchase. Pangea Organics, an organic, natural skin care line, are sold (and used in the session) as well as Lisa’s homemade aromatherapy products. And in order to assist her clients in finding balance in both their personal and business lives, she offers Leonie Dawson’s books called Create Your Shining Year. There are personal and business versions that offer a fun and encouraging way to set goals and stay organized for the year.
I got to sit down with Lisa personally and ask her a few questions about her business as well:
LS: How did you get started on your career path as a massage therapist?
LMB: I’ve always wanted to own my own business. I did my massage therapy training in Milwaukee, and settled back in Fort Wayne. I worked for a few other massage businesses but knew that I wanted to start my own business one day so I could be in control of my practice and care for my clients in my own way.
LS: What do you feel differentiates you from other massage and wellness businesses?
LMB: I feel it’s really the consultation process that sets my practice apart. I really take the time to get to know my client’s needs and answer all of their questions and address concerns before we start the massage. It’s the personal focused attention that sets LMB apart.
LS: Why did you decide to open your business downtown?
LMB: I used to work for a law practice downtown, so I decided to focus my practice on the common muscle issues that occur from working in a corporate business environment. Being downtown is convenient for my clients because it’s just a short trip to my office from their workplace.
If you are interested in learning more about LMB Massage & Wellness, Lisa is having an open house this Thursday, December 11th from 5-7 pm in honor of LMB’s one year anniversary. If you attend, you will receive 10% off any gift certificates you purchase. If you can’t make it to the open house, be sure to connect with LMB Massage & Wellness at:
203 W. Wayne St. Suite 417
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Or call: 260.715.1620
Massages are by appointment only and LMB is open from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.