Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Meyer.
Alex, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After studying massage and holistic health at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, I studied herbal medicine privately in South East Asia. My time abroad lead me to SEKALA which is a healing phrase meaning “Conscious World.” I believe that a conscious world starts with a conscious body and everything we put on it.
Today, I provide in-home massage treatments paired with massage oils and products I handcraft, curated by recipes I learned abroad. All of our ingredients are sourced locally or from woman farmers of the herbs native lands, bridging local sustainability and helping the communities that inspired our recipes, creating a hands-on conscious world.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Sourcing Herbs from, and paying my mentor in Indonesia was incredibly hard at first! Not only the logistics of it all, but the language barrier and time difference were ridiculous at first.
Also, carrying my table around town! San Diego has some narrow roads and stairwells. haha
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Sekala Massage + Herbal Therapy – what should we know?
Sekala provides in-home massage treatments paired with handmade massage oils and organic bath and body products.
SEKALA is most known for our handmade herbal compress balls. The balls are a blend of hand dried herbs including turmeric and galangal sourced through a medicine woman in Indonesia. They are steamed and rubbed all over the body, like hot stones and aromatherapy all at once. They can be used at home or as an enhancement to our massage treatments.
We advocate consciousness and sustainability throughout every aspect of our company. All of our oils come in recycled packaging embedded with wildflower seeds.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Man, it takes a village!! Kim of KIMPOSED is the artist behind my logo, and Katie Saffert at Hatched Collective is the best cheerleader anyone could ask for!
- The herbal compress balls are 16$ each and we donate 40,000 rupiahs per ball to the medicine woman in Indonesia
- Massages start at 85$
- Website: https://sekala.co/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: sekala.co
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/sekala-massage-san-diego
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