A United High School graduate hopes to continue expanding her company after branching out on her own. Ashley Ga skill opened a brand-new store for her massage treatment business in March. Healing Massage by Ashley Ga skill lies at 117 W. First Ave. I have always understood, since I was a kid, that I wished to do massage therapy, said Gaskill. It is simply something I have actually always been interested in. Gaskill attended Carl Sandburg College for massage therapy. After graduating, she began working with Bittern Chiropractic Rehab.
I got my start with Bryan after I got my license. It was excellent, however I always wanted my own space; to be my own entity, stated Gaskill. Gaskill was urged to pursue her present location by Ginger Oliphant, who is opening an organic supermarket next door. We collaborated to be in the same location, said Gaskill, who hopes the makeshift collaboration might transform the area into a sort of holistic sanctuary. I have actually had a lot more business with a store front, said Gaskill. I’ve got a devoted following; weeklies, bi-weeklies and monthlies. They all come back.
For Gaskill, her profession does not feel like work at all. It is her enthusiasm. I like it when people walk away pleased. They walk away saying they will have the ability to sleep, and it removes their pain, said Gaskill. It is really humbling to be able to help others. It gives them short-term relief and relaxation. It is time they get to spend on themselves. Gaskill has a dream of opening a full-service med spa in Monmouth; providing manicures, pedicures, massages, etc.
I’ve been thinking of doing something larger, ideally within the next 5 years. Something actually great women can walk into. Something they might bring their wedding event celebration to, said Gaskill. Being located downtown, throughout Monmouth’s revitalization efforts, will just further promote her company, Gaskill believes. The store front, with the large windows and indication, has actually gotten my name out there. I was busy on Main Street, however I put on to believe I really got the visibility, said Gaskill. Having a company is a whole other world.