Small Business Saturday Featuring NalaBody and mama owner, Ashley Eltaha
It’s incredible how many people say they’d like to live a healthier lifestyle, but aren’t quite sure where to start. With so many diets, exercise plans, doctors, medications,etc. out there it can be overwhelming to know where to start on how to feel your best.
For us, we both had different needs when we came across Nalabody. We’ve driven past it hundreds of times, but never truly knew what they did. We quickly realized NalaBody offers a variety of Holistic services such as our LED Colored Lights and Infrared POD for a positive relaxing start, so that you can concentrate on reaching your health and wellness goals.
Ashley Eltaha is the owner and besides being an amazing mom to FOUR kiddos, the youngest two being just 3 months and TWINS, she’s so passionate and knowledgeable about what she does. She’s a huge advocate for red-light therapy and the benefits it can bring to so many people and even the skeptics, she says just trust her. She’s confident within just six light therapy sessions, people will notice a difference. We’re on session two and can’t wait to see how we feel in a few more visits.
You may be asking yourself what we did– how can a bunch of red lights help with things like skin issues, pain, and anxiety? Red light is thought to work by producing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthens the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell — it’s where the cell’s energy is created. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP(adenosine triphosphate).
By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
Light Therapy is said to help the body recover naturally! Nalabody also offers Whole Body Vibration, Weight loss solutions and a complete skin care line along with amazing beauty services like Microblading and lash extensions.
Ashley truly cares about your well-being, working closely with her clients who want to look and feel healthier. We got to chat with this inspiring mama all about her business in hopes that you mamas can learn a little bit more about how Nalabody can help you!
Tell us about Nala Body and the services you specialize in!
NalaBody Spa and Wellness specializes in Light Therapy (LT). LT can be used to heal the body and provide pain relief. It is also great for managing stress, anxiety, depression and can help with insomnia.
When did you open your doors at NalaBody and what was the inspiration behind bring this concept to Katy?
We opened in October 2017. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid after the birth of my son and really wanted to find something more natural to help my body and I was introduced to LT. Also, a family member with severe psoriasis was benefitting from the therapy and so I knew I wanted to bring a natural alternative to people at an affordable price!
What are some of the benefits of red light therapy and what are some of the best success stories you’ve seen first hand?
Oh my goodness, the benefits are really never-ending! It helps with collagen production, stretch mark reduction, relaxation, stress, pain, muscle recovery, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis etc….
Some of the best results and stories are of Eczema. Client with full body eczema has completely cleared up. Another is with depression, after battling over a year, our client was able to feel like participating in activities she had stopped doing.
You’re a former Chemist – tell us about how your background prepared you for what you do now!
Probably in the area of research! I wanted to provide something that everyone could benefit from no matter the condition and so making sure the product matched the vision was crucial.
Being a mama of FOUR, what made you take the leap into entrepreneurship after being a stay at home parent?
Well, when I initially took the leap, I was only a mama to 2 LOL, but I loved staying home with my babies and at the time we started they were bigger and attending more school and activities so it made sense. I found out I was pregnant with the twins when we started this journey and they come to work with me most days!
What’s your favorite thing about operating this business?
My favorite thing would be the people I meet! I get to personally know each customer and their story and I get to see their transformation as well and that is very special and near and dear to my heart and passion behind the business.
Name one thing that makes you unique in your space or industry?
I think one thing that makes us really unique is the service its self, but also the amount of customer service and attention provided to each individual and it truly is a place that you can UNPLUG in today’s overly crazy busy world.
What’s your favorite thing about being a business owner in the Katy?
Definitely the PEOPLE of Katy! They are so wonderful and helpful and extremely supportive!
What’s one thing you’d like to go back and tell the you before you were a business owner?
Try not to stress so much, take one day at a time!
Advice for anyone wanting to start their own business?
Just be prepared for mountains and valleys. It is not always easy, but definitely worth it!
How do you balance the work you do with NalaBody and your busy family life?
I’m very lucky because I can be with my kids while working. I think the biggest blessing is being the owner and right now I am able to bring the twins with me so that has helped feel more balanced.
Explain the process one goes through when deciding to go through light therapy?
The initial appointment is the longest, I really like to get to know each client. I want to know you and understand what you are looking for in order to provide you with the best plan so the desired results are obtained. Then there are 10 minutes on a full body vibration platform and then 30 min inside the LT pod.
One thing you’d tell someone who questions alternative forms of healthcare?
Just TRY IT!!! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, even if its just 30 min of quality relaxation!
What other services do you provide?
- We also provide micro-blading for eyebrows and lash lifts and extensions and facials. Kathleen is amazing and does beautiful work. *req appointments
- Another fun piece of equipment we are introducing is the Strawberry Laser Lipo. It’s a non invasive lipo to help with those trouble areas of fat! Like the dreaded and forever haunting mom pooch!
- We have also added Botox and fillers! We have contracted with a company who will send in either a PA or NP who will administer the injection right here!
- We also have a health coach who can help with people transitioning into a healthier lifestyle or looking for weight loss!
Future plans for your business?
We are excited for continued growth and going to keep bringing great options to our customers! We want to be a one stop shop for those who are busy and don’t have the time to drive all over for different services!
Any special, sales, or deals our Katy Moms can look out for?
- We have specials on groupon for the Laser Lipo that just went live!!!
- I also want to offer Katy Moms who have read the post and mention that they read it on this post a free 24k Gold anti-aging mask with their first session! That’s a $60 value!
For more info head over to the Nalabody social media pages and check out their Groupon!
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/NalaBodyUSA/?eid=ARBoNTIox8T7u8z7xbyNs_Sfp4-5TJkgVNLxhtEelH8jDxCka5aezxe22wi2xlvsCFHTVF2q6CX5VM3B
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nalabodyusa/
Groupon — https://www.groupon.com/biz/katy-tx/nalabody