Company: Rejuvenay Spa, 1311 Wakarusa Drive.
Owner: Marcia Butell, owner, massage therapist, esthetician.
Number of employees: Four.
Years in business: Three. Butell has worked as a massage therapist for eight years in Lawrence.
Main products and services: Rejuven services include therapeutic massage, facials, glycolic peels, waxing, body wraps, body exfoliation, reflexology, and lymphatic draining massage. The spa also sells vitamins, herbs and natural cosmetics.
Why is the Lawrence area a good place for the business? "Lawrence is a very progressive community," Butell said. "We are a community that is taking responsibility for our health and wellness."
What are the company's growth plans? "I feel there will always be a growing need for quality services that Rejuvenay Spa offers," Butell said. "My purpose in life is to be loving and serving. My occupation allows my life to be on purpose every day. We plan to always grow to meet the needs of the clients."
Where do you see the business in five years? "In five years I would like to have a retreat center, where clients could come for a weekend or a week," Butell said. The center would be located in a "quiet, serene place," offering nutritional meals, yoga, massage and other therapeutic services.
Something you may be surprised to learn about the business: As a nationally board certified massage therapist, Butell finds herself educating clients on the value and benefits of massage: "Massage therapy is not just pampering," she said. "Your muscles have memory. Within the memory of the muscle is stored all of the emotional trauma you have had in your whole life. Massage therapy is an excellent facilitator for healing yourself emotionally and physically."
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