Brick Haven Spa, previously known as Your Place or Mine Massage Company, has been in operation for five years now. They have weathered change beautifully. Over the last year, owner and Licensed Massage Therapist, Stephanie Truitt, has teamed up with a business partner, Bobbi Blanton, moved locations, rebranded the business name, and expanded services from only massage therapy to a full service salon and spa. All to support the spa’s small town charm with big luxury initiative.
Stephanie raves about Bobbi, “Bobbi and I were lifelong childhood friends. Initially, I hired Bobbi to take care of management and sales. It was such a success we decided to become partners and expand our services at a new location. She brought her management skills and excellence in sales to our business. The addition of our monthly membership was especially successful.” The spa is now located in a beautifully renovated old brick home at 73 West Main Street in downtown Chillicothe, Ohio.
Many clients are looking for natural alternatives for healing and stress relief. Massage therapy can help the body heal itself by increasing health and well-being. Brick Haven has also added hair and natural nail services, body wraps, waxing, skincare—really all of the full-service luxuries you would expect from a big city spa, but close to home. In 2016, the Chillicothe Gazette ran a contest and the Brick Haven Spa won the Best Spa award after being open just 6 months prior.
Stephanie met with Ryan Mapes, manager of the OSU South Centers Endeavor Center and leader of the Business Development Network Team located in Piketon, Ohio last winter to discuss how to legally structure a partnership and find opportunities to access funding for the purchase of the new location.
About working with Ryan, Stephanie shares, “Ryan was sort of a partner in the business way back when it was just an idea. It has been nice to have that continuity to keep working with the same person. He knows where this business was when it was just notes in a notebook, five years ago, and he knows where it is now. When I have questions, he’s been there every step along the way and he knows exactly where we are in our development. He’s more like a friend than a representative in an office.”
Visit Brick Haven Spa’s website at http://www.brickhavenspa.com/ to view the full list of services provided. The spa is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 pm. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 740-779-9900 or use the online calendar to schedule an appointment for your very own spa day.