Holly Gibson and Monique McCardle
“I feel very fortunate that I get to do all the things that I love, have fun at the same time, and work with great people,” says Holly Gibson.
Holly and her fellow MH Vicars graduate Monique McCardle are co-owners of Escape Massage and Wellness, a booming mobile massage company based out of the Edmonton International Airport.
The two classmates founded Escape in 2014, while still Vicars students in Edmonton. They conceived of the business the first day they were introduced to chair massage in class. They were paired together for the hands-on portion, and were impressed by its effectiveness.
“It was mindblowing – in 10 minutes, you can feel this great? We were like, ‘Holy smokes, this is amazing!” remembers Gibson. “And also, in the Salvo textbook, it did talk about different places that chair massage could be, and the airport was listed. At tea break time, we met up in the kitchen and looked at each other and went ‘We need to do this.’”
The two had set up a clinic in the airport within the year, and now employ several other therapists as contract employees. The business also offers mobile massage for corporate clients, sporting events, and in clients’ homes.
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