Here is the major update:
The Health Exchange has undergone a large transformation. This is largely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic from the perspective that I shut down for 6 full weeks and had time to reset my future.
One of the major insights I had was that I have at least 23 years of working life left (as that is when my Mortgage will be paid off) and if I wanted to achieve the goals I created when I "turned" 50 years old, I had to act now as only 47.5 remain!
When I created The Health Exchange in 1999/2000 I always knew it would be bigger than just my services. Since the official opening of business early January 2000, I have supported 40 Health Professionals from a variety of Allied Health and Complementary Medicine disciplines, find their feet and dabble in the waters of self employment. While not all have remained in business, they all had a chance to try it out before investing too much of their money and their life to it. I am pleased to say that some have grown bigger since flying the nest including Back 2 Basics, Wellbeing Chiropractic and Craigieburn Podiatry, now known as UndeFEETed Podiatry, while others have moved out of the area and carried on at their preferred pace including Anna DeFazio Remedial Massage, Pins n Potions, Jade Yang Chinese Medicine and Massage By Lorretta.
I would like to make a special mention to Evelyn Lomas (Herbalist, Naturopath, Massage Therapist and much more) and Dr Moyez Hashim (Acupuncturist) for their longevity with The Health Exchange. Evelyn joined me when I was in Crocket Avenue in 2004 and Moyez the year following our commencement in Dianne Avenue in about 2006. They would have stayed longer had I not decided to renovate the business during COVID-19. If you wish to seek out their services please feel free to call me and I can pass you on. Being a resource for the Community is one of the better parts of being in business!
The number of people I have employed over these years including the number some of these health professionals have taken on will probably equal the 40 quoted above. I don't think that is too bad for a one woman show like mine!
However, the time has come to now concentrate on the services I can provide and to do so in a clinic environment where I can manage for infection control through regulating foot traffic while also living above the clinic with my 3 cats!
So for now, take a look at this new website (which will probably change over the next few days as I tweak it here and there) and come back in July to review the update in what I can provide. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Keep safe until next time ...
Ayurvedic Traditional Medicine Woman, Massage Therapist, Pregnancy Massage Practitioner, Practice Manager, Postpartum Doula, Writer, Poet, Film Maker !!
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