Let me introduce you to Graceworks……
Frankly, I am excited about starting this column for Rhea Review. It is an opportunity to share with you my love for Esthetics and Massage, this community, and for the wonderful therapists I have the privilege to work with.
So let me start with how we got started. Graceworks has been a dream for sometime. I started with a room rental in Stiles Hair Salon.
After a couple of years, the owner was gracious enough to offer me space in the insurance office next door to begin to grow the business.
From there we have recently made the transition to a larger space in downtown Dayton across from Dayton Coffee Shop.
For those of you that have dreams of owning a business or starting a career—my advice, Dream Big as you will be amazed at where those dreams can take you.
I’m Debbie Daily, co-owner of Graceworks. I have worked in the Skincare/Esthetics field for over 29 years. I started in the business by working as a Freelance Makeup Artist and later as a licensed Cosmetologist.
For several years, I had the joy of working at one of the top Spa’s in Indianapolis with an owner that believed in education.
She taught me to work hard, always work to educate and build up those you work with, and have fun.
After moving to Tennessee, I took some time off to venture into some other endeavors and later to care for my husband. After his passing, I knew I needed to get back into the workforce and went back to school to get an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy, my Esthetics License and my Esthetics Teaching License. Those all opened the doors for me to start Graceworks, as a relaxation/therapeutic experience for my clients.
I have extended my training in skincare through continuing education classes in several different modalities for skincare and massage. We will be adding Medicupping and LED light services in the near future, those we will explore in future columns.
Over the past two years, some amazing women have been added to our staff. Brittany McCuiston Grant joined Graceworks two years ago and is now co-owner.
She is a wonderful massage therapist that has also in classes to receive her licensure as a Nail Technician.
As co-owner she has stepped up to take on more responsibility for our expansion, which has helped us add to our menu of services!
Angela Starkey came to us from the Massage Institute of Cleveland. She has been a therapist for a year and ½. She has grown her part of the business with a passion for deep tissue and therapeutic massage. She has been a great addition to our staff with her sweet spirit and always striving to go the extra mile for her clients.
Our newest therapist is Teresa Phillips. She graduated from Everest College in Vancouver, Washington. With 4 years of experience, and a specialty in therapeutic massage, she looks forward to growing her practice her by serving our clients.
We look forward to sharing with you information about Massage and Skincare….and the health benefits.