Interview with Yumi Matsumoto

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYumi, what is your specialisation and how long have you been practising?

My specialisation is in Shiatsu, Japanese reflexology, Japanese facial and head massage, Reiki, Thai massage and Sotaiho. Sotaiho is a hands-on treatment which can also use exercise and stretching to re-balance the body. I’ve been practising Shiatsu for over 10 years.

When did you start working at Salus Wellness and what influenced your decision to work here?

I started working in November 2014 through recommendation. The clinic is in a nice central location with easy parking.

How many clients do you see in an average week?

6 or 7 clients per week at the moment.

What is your general view of the facilities offered by Salus Wellness?

The facilities are good overall.

How did the help received from Salus Wellness in terms of running your business, sales and marketing help to develop your business?

The regular workshops are great and being able to discuss ideas with other practitioners is very beneficial.

What are your future plans at the clinic?

I need to promote myself more as what I am doing is quite unique. I definitely would like to continue to stay at Salus Wellness.

Would you recommend Salus Wellness to other practitioners?

Yes of course I would definitely and I have already recommended the clinic to others.

What advice would you give to new practitioners?

Get to know other practitioners and exchange knowledge. Be patient when you first start out and don’t give up. Learning about marketing and how to promote yourself is very important and always remember that you are running a business.