A few days ago while driving on a rather major street, I saw a new business that caught my eye due to its terrible location and really bad Feng Shui chi! I was wondering why the people starting this business would pick such a bad location for their business. It's a business in the healing profession and although very visible from the street for walk-by and drive-by traffic, it's really not a "healthy" location.
What were they thinking? Or were they thinking? Even if they don't know Feng Shui tips for office or business, where is their common sense?
When selecting a location for a business in the health area, finding a location that supports the healing process for that form of healing should be foremost in the mind of the practitioner. This is especially true for any of the "alternative" or health support categories like chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy or any number of other therapeutic endeavors that delve into the emotional and spiritual bodies along with the mental and physical bodies.
What I saw that really bothered me was a massage therapy practice sharing a building with a swimming pool cleaning products business. Having had a swimming pool when my children were young, I know how overpowering the smell of chlorine and other pool chemicals are as well as how caustic they can be - actually eating away at sheetrock and anything metal, even through wood and other wall materials of a building.
All I can think about is how horrible it would be to be expecting a wonderful massage, entering the building and smelling the chlorine. For me, trying to relax to allow someone to give me a massage would be impossible!
If you are looking for a location for a business, just think before you sign a lease. Who and what are around me? What is the noise levels at all times of operating hours? What are the smells and fumes from traffic, nearby manufacturing plants or businesses with cleaning products and other chemicals? Is there a visual deterrent or a tactical element that might undermine the preferred outcome of the business? A vacant lot with weeds or trash attracts the wrong energy elements.
The energy of the people are just as important. I have another client who was next to an "adult" clothing business. The type of clientele entering that business detracted from the healing exercise studio she had. When the rents were raised, thank goodness they decided to leave the complex.
If you can, find a complex where the property manager is "like-minded" to your way of thinking and doing business. Then the chances are better you'll have adjacent businesses with comparable energy and clientele.
Starting and running a business is hard enough. We don't need to have additional cards stacked against us.
I wish this massage business well. However, I know I will NOT be one of their customers, nor will I recommend them. I value my health and those I know far more than to put myself in a room where I will be breathing chlorine during my massage. I'm trying to "release" toxins, not have more enter my body!