Reflections of a Small Business Owner

Running a business is not for the faint of heart and requires countless hours to ensure that all elements of Element run smoothly and its foundation is stable. The wellness field expands constantly, as more and more people understand the importance of taking care of themselves and investing in their health.

I feel a great responsibility to provide the highest quality care in a clean, comfortable, peaceful healing environment staffed by nurturing expert practitioners. It’s important to stay up to date with health education, treatments, products, and retail selections. Hiring the right staff is job in itself. First of all, the therapists are an essential component of our business, so we spend time identifying skilled therapists who genuinely love what they do and bring talent and passion to it, are caring, kind, perceptive and sympathetic; and can tailor treatments to a wide variety of people and health issues. Training receptionists is another important job as they are literally the faces of our business, requiring a thorough knowledge of our treatment options, therapists, scheduling, and product knowledge. I’m fortunate that my dedicated business partner handles receptionist training (and so much more!). I feel that it’s our job at Element, as health care providers, to educate our patients as well as provide comprehensive treatments. I am grateful to have such an amazing business, a wonderful partner and staff, devoted, supportive clients and patients. The rewards are well worth the time and the efforts, each and every day.


Acupuncturist, herbalist, Maya abdominal practitioner, and reflexologist Christina Morris is the founder of Element Natural Healing Arts. Writing about health and wellness gives her an outlet to express her care and concern for her beloved community. She believes everyone can achieve better health and happiness–emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.