Today we’d like to introduce you to Michaela Cox.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Michaela. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am a Denver native! I am a living testimony that if you work hard, you can achieve anything. I grew up mostly in the Montbello area on the weekends and went to Cherry Creek schools during the week as my parents were divorced. I honestly loved the vast differences that each set of my friends and homes provided. Some of these friends provided the wrong things, and I ended up getting into some serious legal trouble as a teenager.
These legal issues even followed me into adulthood. I had to work extra hard to prove that I deserved my licenses. I believe this is part of what helped me to become the person that I am. Having to fight…..
I started massaging my grandmother’s hands when I was a child, mainly because I was forced to take naps with her, but I also knew they hurt her. I wasn’t sure what arthritis was at that point I just knew that if I used coconut oil or shea butter on her hands it made her feel better. This led to my brother, then cousins and family friends slowly taking turns and making sure they got “rubbed on” by Michaela.
I managed to put myself through massage school as a single mom with two kids and decided to open my first spa. I moved into a studio apartment for eight months so that I could have enough to pay my spa rent and home rent,
I opened my first spa in June of 2015 with nothing but a massage table, five sets of sheets, and some basic decor.
It took time and had some very discouraging disappointments along the way, but I managed to grow my business and develop my clientele slowly.
I added skincare to complete my services and they’ve really brought my spa full circle and being able to treat every skin tone really sets us apart. After working in spas and feeling left out because of the tone of my skin really bothered me.
After years of hard work, I can say that my newest spa has been the highlight of my career. I have never once felt so accomplished and proud. To be the first black-owned, woman-owned med spa in Colorado is an achievement I will hold dear. I even started a youth organization to help at-risk youth become leaders and business owners.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I was an at-risk youth. I had a lot of legal issues. When you decide to get your professional licenses it can become an issue. It took months to get things figured out. The problem is within the judicial system and children growing into adults from the system.
They have no kind of help as to how to navigate financially, which makes them do illegal things. Which just creates a cycle. I am hoping that with the many services that spas can provide, I can help girls find ways to support themselves legally.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Omnia Wellness Spa story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a wellness spa with aesthetic services. Including intimate health. I am a licensed massage therapist and esthetician, mostly known for my deep tissue massage and working with multi-ethnic skin.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I cannot say it’s luck 😉 I am truly blessed! I’ve had a lot of luck/blessings in life. I truly believe if you are doing things with a pure heart and mind, then the luck/blessings shall follow. I try to lead with love in everything I do!
- Facials start at $35
- Massage start at $55
- Yoni Steaming start at $25
- Address: 3600 S Yosemite St
Denver Co 80237
- Website: www.omniawellnessspa.com
- Phone: 7205808100
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @omnia_wellness_spa @mrscoxdavis
- Facebook: @omniawellnessspallc