FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- After struggling all year long, Gladiator Care in Fort Wayne got the boost they desperately needed. For Jeannette Browne it all started with a call for help.
Browne dialed into the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bert Show for his ‘Save My Small Business Segment’, she was sure it would go unanswered.
Browne says, “I was afraid that I missed it. I hurried up and I called the number and left the massage.. It was the next day.”
Within 24 hours Browne’s massage therapy and healing business, Gladiator Care went from wondering if someone would walk through the doors, to booked and busy.
Browne says, “The website started getting hits, I got direct messages from people asking questions about the services and a few phone calls and a few sessions booked which is awesome.”
Browne opened up shop in December of 2019, just months before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
She adds, “I’ve really just been scraping by. I have been for a few months in the black. I’m able to make rent and invest back into the business but I have not been able to pay myself and I’m prioritizing how the money I do make gets spent.”
Browne says they’ve worked hard to keep the business sanitary and safe because she believes people need to prioritize their physical and mental health as much as ever.
Browne says, “Massage therapy and Reiki, both are great for fighting depression and anxiety and things of that nature. So many of us are dealing with that because we’ve been in this pandemic for a year now and we’re kind of over it.”
Browne says taking care of yourself shouldn’t break your bank.
Browne adds, “Just $35 will get you a 30-minute session and you will leave here better than you came...I can promise you that.”