Woohoo our Mountain View Massage DAY SPA is currently rated No.1. in Hanmer Springs on Trip Advisor.
Thank you to all our amasing clients that have taken precious moments out of your day to write us your reviews.
We currently are receiving more and more bookings from people all over the world that find us through Trip Advisor reviews and want to book in before they even set off on their travels.
Thank you to all our amazing massage therapist's caring hands that delivered the 5 star massage & pampering experiences over the years to our clients. It takes a Vibrant community of caring beautiful hearts that extend that care through ones hands and smiles ! We have been blessed to attract so many to co-create our 'MVM' & 'Vibrant Living' dreams into reality.
I have never seen this before, we are usually 2nd to the Hanmer Spa beside the thermal pools as they are a much bigger Spa than us at V.L. The Hanmer Spa was also the Spa where I worked when I 1st came to Hanmer and was my invaluable stepping stone to leap from into all the vibrant magic that followed.
So this #1 rating for my 1st heart centred Biz venture MVM is very special for how ever long it will last. Lets celebrate :) !!!
Mary Jo's Story Time.
One Day in the year 2010 on my way to working as a freelance massage therapist in another Day Spa my car went off the road, it just lost traction on the gravel rd all of a sudden and I literally drove through into the bushes and somehow came out the other side and popped back onto the road. I kept driving in shock and yet I knew this was the shake up I needed from my inner wise self and soul to become more present to my deeper calling and truth. I knew deep down this was my wake up call to get over my fears, insecurities and resistance for starting my own business and get on with it. At the time I was in negotiation to sign a contract to manage another Day Spa and my ego mind was telling me this would be my stepping stone to running my own business as I would gain more confidence etc However in hindsight it would have taken me off my soulful path in a big way hence I needed the wake up call. #gratitude
The moral of the story is if my car had not come off the road that day I may well have not got my MVM up and running and ready for all the influx of people needing to unwind and cared for post CHCH earthquakes in 2011.
All my experience and confidence I built up running Mountain View Massage prepared me to step up again and launch Vibrant Living Retreat. To my delight in 2015 my Hubby Steve was also at the stage of being over his building work and ready for a new start. He was looking at a painting apprenticeship program in CHCH as we again were in a place of not knowing the "HOW"S" of it all working. This time together we took it day by day showing up to the best of our ability with faith and openness in our heart to the journey where ever it would take us. For in truth, faith and self belief in what felt exciting to our hearts was all we had to go on for the 1st few months as we had taken over a business that had failed the previous business owners and many well intentioned locals were concerned if we could make it work for us. Before long I started to over hear Steve with our breakfast guests telling them how much he was enjoying making breakfast and cleaning rooms and the maintenance of Vibrant Living etc Yeah somehow everything was coming together and we were living our dreams of running our own wellness retreat B&B together. Awweeeeee the magic & wisdom in these heart surrendered words " The how is none of my business" .
Believe in your dreams and passions beautiful person. Only you has your version of your dream and that dream is with you for a reason. It has purpose and wants to be realised into reality through your experience of it and the many you will touch with it. Your soulful dreams is part of the new solutions moving forward for our humanity. Your Joy is a gift to this world and when we live our deeper more authentic truth we live from joy even on our most challenging days as we know it is all part of the greater divine vision and purpose. When we truly come from our hearts and tap into the bigger 'WHY' of why we do what we do, what ever we create will always be of the greatest services to ourselves and those around us. The universe is truly a friendly place and wants to work with our passionate inspired dreams. The challenge is letting go and letting our inner spirit take over and work through us with faith and trust and non attachment ( ego agendas ) . A sweet surrender and the willingness to show up each day to the best of ones ability with a committed YESsssssssss :) is the key.
It is definitely not about being perfect or having it all figured out. It is simply about being the best integral and authentic version of you that you can each day in the times ahead. We all stumble from time to time and sometimes it can look messy, that is just all part of the inner growth journey on the way to the fulfilment of your heart desires. Don't overlook the messy parts and most challenging moments / days / weeks as they are where we get to draw upon for our greatest strengths and clarify. Steve my husband's Mum Eileen said this many years ago before we even came to N.Z. with humour, some truth & glee. " Mary Jo falls in shit and comes out smelling of roses " Take a chance on your dreams, be willing to fall and make a mess as you learn how to walk, jump and play and expect to come out the other side more empowered, wise, compassionate, abundant and radiant in your souls authentic light.
" One day I finally surrendered my little will and realised the greatest joy of my soul is in divine service " Mj
Mary jo <3
Mj's Bio for more on personal story
" I did it my way " Do it your way ;) You are a unique expression of all that is divine.
FRANK SINATRA https://youtu.be/6E2hYDIFDIU
..P.S. Wowwww had no idea I was going to share all that .... here's to going with the flow. #heartspeaks
My websites & heart centred New Paradigm Business Models / Trainings / Mentorship / Collaborations
Day Spa : MountainView Massage
Wellness Retreat : Vibrant Living Retreat
Massage Certified Trainings Vibrant Wellness Academy