Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Dalia from Chapiteau Massage Therapy.
Business name: Chapiteau Massage Therapy
Makers name: Dalia Hawley
Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Sporty, calming, adventures
What do you sell in Fabrication? Soothing pain relieving creams and massage oil gift sets with Epsom salts
The Soothe Me cream was developed after research into the benefits of heat on sore muscles. Super soothing, comforting and warming, this pain relieving cream with extracts of Cinnamon bark and Wintergreen is a cream that has so many uses. It can clear congestion, warm muscles up and help with join pain. Perfect for either pre or post exercise or just when you fancy some comfort.
The massage oil can be used on skin or in the bath, it has muscle relieving ingredients and contains Arnica.
How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? 4 years or so. I started by accident really! I took a massage course as part of a; “I have no idea what I’m doing with my life” moment and realised I loved helping people feel better. I then realised I really wanted to be self employed so I could ride my bike during the sunny days and not be sat in an office all day (Much to the annoyance of my friends)!
What is your workshop / studio like? Currently my kitchen!
What are your beverage and snack of choice when working? Anything chocolaty and lots of de caf coffee.
What do you find the biggest challenge of running a micro-business? Accounting and not being very good at maths. Motivating myself at times.
If you could go back in time, what would you tell a younger you? You should of done this sooner!
What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out? Keep at it, it’s hard work and not all about riding your bike in the sun! Sometimes you have to work long hours and on days when you would rather not be but it’s all worth it. Especially when people tell you how much you have helped them or they recommend you to others. It feels amazing to know you, yourself, have created something that people love.
Why did you join Fabrication, and how long ago? Because Dawn encouraged me and I really love the shop so I wanted to be a part of it.
If you could buy any 3 things from the shop, what would they be? Just 3?! A collection of the chocolates, pickles and jam, most of the clothes, the pictures….Sorry, I can’t do just 3!