Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Warfield.
Erin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After giving birth to my first son almost 16 years ago, I knew I had to establish myself professionally in order to take care of my son. I was a single mother working as a server in a local restaurant. I wanted more for my son. I worked as a caregiver for a quadriplegic man after leaving the restaurant biz. A few times a week my client would have a Massage Therapist come and work on him. I was so impressed with her and how much she improved my client’s quality of life. Within one month, I was enrolled in The Academy of Professional Careers in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program. Upon completion of my program, I worked at a few chiropractor’s offices and Day Spas and then decided I was ready to branch out on my own. I created Natural Callings Alternative Healthcare and have been busy at work with my business ever since. I added a few new babies to my family. A beautiful daughter and another baby boy. I have had many ups and downs over the years and am now a single mother again yet I have kept my doors open and continue to grow and expand. I have focused on bodywork over the past 15 years and have now added Wellness Retreats, Personal Growth and Development Gatherings and Community Celebrations to my services. The Ranch in Potrero is the perfect addition to my Healing Space. I am thrilled to be able to continue to offer my Service to the San Diego Community and beyond.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My personal life really did take a toll on my business. I found myself in an unhealthy abusive marriage and the mother of 3 children. I survived a horrible postpartum depression after the birth of my daughter. There were many days I was unable to see clients and have had to reschedule many clients due to the chaos in my personal life. I hung in there and got through it. I have continued to chip away at my personal growth and healing and have learned so much. There were many occasions I could have given up. All of my experiences have enabled me to be a better woman, mother and healer.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Natural Callings Alternative Healthcare – what should we know?
I have specialized in Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage Therapy. I combine East and West into a fusion that is able to improve chronic pain and tension. I use aromatherapy and heat therapy in all of my sessions. I have been called to expand my practice through the offering of Wellness Retreats and Personal Growth Gatherings. By coming together and focusing on some of the traumas in our lives we are able to process and heal in a more profound and long-term manner. What sets me apart from other Wellness Practitioners is my many years of growth and experience in this field as well as my ability to tap into and access what needs to be healed in my clients. I am honored to be recognized by my clients as a Healer. This is a title that I take very seriously and respectfully. Our ability to heal ourselves is in born. I am able to assist my clients in improving their quality and outlook on life. This is my honor and privilege.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I would have to say that all of the trauma I survived was my biggest teacher. Without the struggle, I would not know the beauty that truly is all around us. My children as well have been my driving force. To be the best mother and provider and teacher to my children has been a challenge and a reward.
- Massage Therapy from $125-$165
- Wellness Retreats from $200-$1000
- Community Gatherings from $25-$200
- Address: 2535 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
- Website: Www.naturalcallings.weebly.com
- Phone: 619-760-4494
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Natural-Callings-Alternative-Health-Care-269306386453037/
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