Tell us a bit about The Hermosa Co.
The Hermosa Co originated as a Pregnancy and Womens Massage clinic based in Torquay, Victoria. Since opening in 2015, we have expanded into hand making a beautiful range of products for expectant and new mums and a soon to be released Baby Range. The philosophy behind both our treatments and range is to Nurture the Mama, so she can nurture and care for her babies.
What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?
For some Mums its simply allowing themselves some time and space to feel pampered and nurtured - minus any interruptions.
Then there are the more physical benefits such as:
* Easing muscle pain
* Soothing restless legs and leg cramps
* Reducing swelling
* Increasing circulation
* Promoting a good nights sleep
What does your typical day look like as a mother and business owner?
Oh my goodness it's never really the same dependent if it's a work day or a Mama day. Even on Mama days I tend to do some work, however I try to keep it to when my boys are sleeping. Generally the household is fed and dressed by 8:30am and we tend to get out for the morning. We live by the ocean so I tend to spend lots of time there and outside with the boys. As my range is all hand made, I tend to work on this every Tuesday with the music blaring, yummy candles burning and lots of fresh air. Tuesday tends to be my creative day.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have always had a dream to have my own clinic and product line but I never knew what area it would be in. Once I had my twin boys I actually found I became more creative and found more quiet time in the first few moths of their lives which was when The Hermosa Co was created. It was those 2am feeds when I found myself daydreaming about what I really wanted to do. It has been an absolutely exhausting yet incredibly exciting 3 years.. not only watching my little boys grow but my business too.
What would be your advice to mums that run their own business or are considering starting their own business?
Believe in yourself and be proud of all your achievements. Once you become a Mama you also become a role model to your little ones. Show your kids the importance of believing in yourself, following your passions and dreams and to never give up. It's never easy and some things don't work out but you have a life to live and you want to be doing something that you love. It may take months or years to reach those goals but at least you can feel proud that you followed your dreams. Always stand tall and proud of the woman that you are! :)
What difficulties have you faced being both a mother and business owner?
I think it's that pull to be the best Mother and Wife and to make your business survive, while still finding time for you. It's a real juggle and I know at times that I definitely didn't have the balance right. Some days I was so fatigued and tired, I was really just surviving. We can be quite thinly spread especially when there are little ones who are really dependent on us. I think for me it was getting the balance right and making sure that there was minimal negativity around as well as weeding out what we no longer needed. This really allowed me to focus on keeping my little family going whilst keeping my business growing.
There is always challengers in business and that comes with the territory but I find if your feeling balanced and clear you tend to be able to get through those challenges with ease and in a way, almost look back at the hard times as a positive lesson that got you to the next phase.
Tell us a bit about your amazing products.
The range has basically been developed off the common complaints and alignments that the Mamas I treated were always bringing up. These included restless legs, itchy belly skin, leg cramps, pregnancy insomnia and more. I knew I could create something to help ease and support them. So I would spend late nights researching, blending and mixing to create formulations that I would then trial and test with my incredible support team to see if we had made magic. I wanted to keep control of the manufacturing as this allows me to have so much control and hands on my brand.
You can shop some of the amazing products from The Hermosa Co at our website including nipples (a beautifully natural nipple cream) and belly oil (a nourishing treatment for growing bellies)
Contact The Hermosa Co to find out more about their massage and treatments:
M: 0418 714 524