Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Caceda.
Hi Alexis, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
So, my story starts off by being a 19-year-old enthusiast who wanted to make money and make a difference in her life. After high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do at all, but thanks to my dad, he led me to look into massage therapy. While in high school, I did enjoy anatomy and physiology, and I also used to step on his back when he would come home from work, and I did really enjoy hearing the sound of his back crack. Lol so I ended up checking out massage school, I went to Westside tech in Winter-garden. And I fell in love. I then got my first job at Hand & Stone, which I gained all my experience from, I was there for a total of four years. After that, that’s when things got a little crazy for me. I went to school for business management for two years, and I was thinking I could start my own business and work at a spa at the same time. I thought wrong. I tried to do both and social media definitely gave it away, and unfortunately, I got fired from the spa. Of course, I cried, because I was there for four years, that was like my second home; I thought everything was over. But I found the strength in me, the confidence, my determination, and ultimately God and his grace within me to push forward and do what I have to do to make a bad situation great. And so, for the next 2 to 3 months of being unemployed I worked very hard to start my own business, I used to walk around handing out flyers to people by the gym by yoga stations, by random stores, and grocery stores. Just to get my business name out there. Which ultimately turned out to be a great investment of my time because here I am five years later still a successful business owner for my own company with an employee and very loyal clients. All of this was amazing and great and still is, but there was a point in my life not too long ago where things went crashing down again. I have been very athletic all my life and so I joined a flag football team just for the fun and competition, which I really enjoyed. I had a lot of fun with it but it did cause a pause in my business.
I, unfortunately, did end up fracturing a finger on one hand and jammed my thumb on the other hand really bad. Which I know you’re thinking this is going to cost your career. Which It did. I was out of work for a whole month and a half due to my fingers being injured and unable to work and apply pressure. this time was very rough for me given I have never not worked this long in my career, but honestly, it was a big blessing in disguise. While I was healing, me being an entrepreneur, I’ve started making candles. Very unique gel candles and it’s been about two months now since I’ve started and honestly it has been amazing. To look back now, I am amazed at what God can do and what I can do. I now have two thriving businesses that ultimately help people and make them happy, which is the real reason I love what I do. I couldn’t be any more grateful with how things have turned out for myself and I am looking forward to wants to come for the future. Advice: never give up on your goals & dreams. Obstacle may appear, but they can make you stronger.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. There has been many obstacles and challenges throughout my work life. There have been moments from losing a family member, from losing my job, from hurting my hands, which ultimately cost me from working and making money. And just life stress has definitely taken a toll on my confidence sometimes but never made me lose sight of my goals
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
At my business ADC serenity hands, you will get the most amazing massage service you’ve ever received. Serenity hands comes from the actual feeling of my hands. You feel like you’re in another world, which have had been said by many clients of mine. I specialize in relaxation, deep tissue, reflexology, and other add-ons to enhance your service, which includes CBD oil and hot stones, and many more. My business is known for the great quality massages and reasonable pricings starting as low as $65 for a one-hour relaxation massage. My Business is different from other companies because of myself, my energy that I give during each massage, my reasonable pricing, and just the overall vibe of my business. Since I have started making candles, I am very proud of that as of right now of course I’m proud of my massages as well, but these candles are something you’ve never seen before, and I am so proud of them and the creativity that I have shown to myself and others. You can visit my website adcserenityhands.com for info and scheduling.
If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
I can honestly say my enthusiastic energy and drive to want more and better for myself is definitely important to my success. It has helped me get as far as I am right now, given that I am five years into my own business which has gone successfully. And just an overall positive mindset that I have has lead me to where I am today
- One hour relaxation-$65
- 90min relaxation-$95
- 8oz gel candle-$18
- 12oz gel candle-$25
- Website: Adcserenityhands.com
- Instagram: Adcserenityhands