Cabin in the snowIt’s hard to believe 2017 is almost past. Spring Lake Massage Therapy & Wellness Center was officially 1 year old on December 1st. It’s been a lovely introductory year! When I first started my practice in Des Moines almost 8 years ago, I was fresh out of massage school and had only an inkling of the highs and lows that constitute running a full-time small business. I was ready to be a massage therapist. I was not ready to be the chief launderer, accountant, janitor, maintenance person, health insurance guru and billing specialist. Ha! I’ve learned a great deal about being a small business owner and with this new location in Fircrest, I’m starting out a little wiser than I was the first time.

For this past year, I’ve been going between the office in Des Moines and the office here in Fircrest; operating three days at each location. Just recently, on November 1 with the help of some kind-hearted souls to whom I am very grateful, we moved all of the office furniture (as much as a house-1,200 square feet!) in one ginormous load in a 6-horse trailer from Des Moines to the Fircrest office. It was a marathon, but done in one day! I’m almost all settled in and have the gift shop and sauna room very near done.

Many of my clients / patients in Des Moines have been with me since I started, so moving the office was bittersweet. I am now renting the same room that was mine in the same suite from the new lease holder on Wednesdays only, so that I can still provide care for my long-standing clients / patients and it’s working out very well.

I invite you to come and see the new office if you haven’t been in yet. I sincerely thank all of you who have been here to make my first year in Fircrest such a wonderful success and I’m looking forward to sharing many more years here. I plan on hosting an Open House after the beginning of the New Year, so stay tuned for a date.

For the current season, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year!

Warmest Holiday Wishes~

Leanne Kuhlman, LMT, Owner at Spring Lake Massage Therapy & Wellness Center