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Relaxed N Refreshed – BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT By Jannise Bush

Jannise Bush20160216jbushVirginia “Ginny” Clark wanted to own her own business. She had a good job at Caterpillar, but she still had a desire to do her own thing. In the beginning, she wanted a lingerie boutique. One day, she ran across a listing for a course in massage therapy. She really liked the idea of helping people relax, relieving stress, and making people feel better. So she enrolled.

About halfway through the two-year program, she had a setback. Caterpillar laid her off. Life-altering at the least, maybe even devastating, but she never gave up. She was determined to complete her clinical in massage therapy.

Eventually, she was able to get a full-time job with District 150 and complete her clinical. Then, she started her business in her home until she outgrew that space. Relaxed N Refreshed opened its doors July 1, 2012 at 3809 N. Sterling Avenue, Suite 109 in Peoria.

The path sounds pretty simple and easy, but Ginny had a dream, did the work, and God opened doors— a friend who cared enough to help by making connections with the right people at the right time and by making a small loan. Even though the story of Relaxed N Refreshed began more than five years ago, that’s not the end of the story. Relaxed N Refreshed is on track to become the first African American-owned, full-service spa in Peoria.

Would you like to reduce your stress level, lower your blood pressure, improve circulation, or relieve muscle aches/pains? A massage is a great natural alternative to medications. If you’re interested in being Relaxed N Refreshed, please contact Ginny at (309) 267-9955 to set up your appointment today and find out about upcoming specials.

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