We recently connected with Latifah Davis-Bucknor and have shared our conversation below.
Hi Latifah, thanks for joining us today. Was there a moment in your career that meaningfully altered your trajectory? If so, we’d love to hear the backstory.
Thank you for having me. Yes, the moment meaningfully altered my life was the day I quit my job in April 2021. After dedicating more than twelve years of hands-on work as a Massage Therapist to local wellness massage jobs, a chiropractic office, and the last 6.5 years to a local Day spa, I reinvested my time and energy into myself by building my brand in 2019. I worked my business parttime while also working full-time at the Day spa. My boss at the spa was pretty cool, so I was able to ask her questions. I’d also been there many years, so I also observed how we moved. By 2020 I’d become more aware of the employee, management, owner roles. Once that hit, I started seeing my role at the spa differently, how we were being paid and how much more I made being out on my own. I knew then, it was only be a matter of time before I was gone.
Latifah, before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
I’m Latifah Bucknor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified PSS Stretch Therapist wife, mother, Owner, and Operator of The Omega Experience. A luxury mobile massage company, offering wellness products and services within Atlanta and it’s around surrounding counties. We pride ourselves on helping clients reset their minds and bodies while keeping things simple+ convenient. Eliminating your travel time and the need to fight traffic by bringing the spa to your home. Our goal is to help our clients maintain an overall healthy physical and mental state of mind and body. Teaching current and future clients how and why taking care of yourselves mentally and physically is so important.
Do you think you’d choose a different profession or specialty if you were starting now?
Of course when I attended school it was a two year college. The school options for massage now are typically less than a year and they don’t get the full school experience I received when i went to school.
Other than training/knowledge, what do you think is most helpful for succeeding in your field?
Outside corporate trainings and education the things that have been most helpful to me succeeding in my field has been staying physically active. I’ve been outside and more present since working for myself and figuring out what living life really means again. Learning to start my days early with walks or hikes with my husband or friends giving me the energy I need to take on my day.
- Website: https://www.vagaro.com/theomegaexperience
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/theomegaexperience?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OmegaMassageAtlanta
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