Meet Lisa Hernandez, licensed massage therapist and owner of Warrior Wellness in Lower Queen Anne in Seattle. As a single mother, Lisa graduated massage school two weeks before lockdown last March 2020. She said going back to school and only being able to work part time was one of the most difficult things she’s done, but she knew she wanted to open her own practice. Her goal for Warrior Wellness is to create a safe healing space for people to receive pain relief and help manage their stress while at the same time creating a better life for her two daughters.

Lisa’s advice for improving wellness during the new year – Look up from your screens, stretch, breathe and live every day intentionally.

Get to know more about Lisa and Warrior Wellness in this week’s Business Spotlight Q&A!

What’s something your customers may not know about you or your business?
I specialize in Massage and Cupping Therapy and offer CBD options as well. My style is both therapeutic and relaxing. I have taken over 10 classes since graduating — my friends always ask what class I’m taking next… I will forever be a student! I combine my knowledge and skills to create a totally customized session for my clients according to their needs. On a personal note, I love music and singing, family game nights and road trips. My soul rejuvenates by the ocean, and we have recently fallen in love with the Oregon Coast. 

What’s your favorite part about the neighborhood/community your business is in and why?
I was born and raised in Seattle and to be able to own a business in the Lower Queen Anne/Uptown area is literally a dream come true. In August of 2020, I was asked to join the women of The Rise Collective. We offer services in Naturopathic & Sports Med, Chiropractic, Neurofeedback and Massage & Cupping. We all individually own our businesses but work collectively to empower our clients to live their best lives naturally. I am extremely blessed to be a part of this community and surrounded by like-minded women in business.

Why is it important to you and your business that people #SpendLikeItMatters at small businesses?
I have been teaching my daughters (11 & 15) the importance of shopping small since they were very young. Shopping small and supporting local businesses has always been important to me, even before I was a business owner. I used to host small business Saturday and holiday events at my home and invite my friends and people in the community who had small businesses to sell their products. I have been told numerous times this past year that I have inspired many people I know to start their own business… this just brings me so much joy. Local businesses are the heart and soul of our communities.

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