Star City 6: Erin Lange
Located at 5221 S 48th St inside Envy Hair Salon, 5 Elements Massage offers a wealth of services including the ever-popular Swedish and deep-tissue massages, prenatal, heated bamboo, sports, hot stone, reflexology, fire cupping, salt or sugar scrubs, chocolate wraps, and more. 5 Elements Massage is owned and operated by resident LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) Erin Lange.
Tell us a little about your business. – I started my business in hopes to expand the power that massages have on people. Either dealing with simple aches and pains to pain management, everyone can use a massage.
How did you get started in the business? – Massage has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I attended the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare from 2011-12 for my Associate degree in therapeutic massage. Being in the field for 2-3 years, I needed to find a balance between family life and work. So I started my own company and couldn’t be happier.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Learning how to market myself! My ultimate goal is to educate people about the incredible benefits of massage so they can take advantage of all of the different types out there.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Proving to myself that I am capable of running a business. If you would have told me 4 years ago that I would be the owner of my own company, I would not have believed you. But I’ve always been dedicated to furthering my career in massage therapy so it’s been quite the rewarding journey so far, and I feel like I’m learning more about what it takes to be a successful business owner every day.
Tell us a little about your family. – My driving force is my 10 year old daughter, and I’m very close to my mother and sister. Without them, I would be kind of lost. I also have a great aunt in Lincoln, an uncle in Walton and one more aunt in San Francisco.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I love 8-bit, old fashioned video games. I collect many styles of console games but I am a huge fan of 8-bit. I even have a few tattooed on my hip to show my love.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Don’t assume anything. I have learned that if you assume without having all of the details, this causes many problems. I would prefer to hear someone tell me things than guess.
Which talent would you most like to have? – Well, it’s more like which of my talents would I like to apply to myself, as I can’t benefit from my own massages! I do of course love giving them to others, but unfortunately I’ll never know what it’s like to receive a massage from myself, so I ask my friends in the industry to help me with this.
What is your favorite movie? – The Fifth Element, hands down. I love it. Now for those who’ve never seen it before, don’t let the name fool you, it’s a must-watch movie. There is certainly enough action to prove why I enjoy it so much along with plenty of one-liners in the movie that make me giggle as well. And if you ever pull up behind me in my car, my license plate even says “MULTIPASS”!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Call (402) 202-9516, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit my website at 5elementsNE.com. For those who would like to book an appointment online, you can also utilize this direct link: vagaro.com/5elementsmassage.
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