CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the owner of two medical-related businesses in Coral Springs, Louise Casper still remembers why she got into the medical field some 30 years ago.
That’s been her vision since she attended Ithaca College, got a Master of Science in Business from Johns Hopkins University, worked at a health system in Washington D.C., and eventually opened her businesses in Coral Springs.
“I’ve worked with my staff to be good to people, to treat them kindly and with compassion, and to be the light to them,” she said.
With a staff of 25 employees, Casper, 50, has built her businesses on those principles -- not just in caring for her clients but also in giving back to the community, especially now during Covid-19.
Since opening Elements Massage in 2008 and Salt Room in 2019, she and her staff have donated more than 500 massage sessions and salt therapy visits to schools, temples, churches, and other nonprofits.
They also have given to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, she said.
This year, Casper has adopted for the holidays a disadvantaged, three-generation family living under one roof in Fort Lauderdale through the Neighbors 4 Neighbors initiative. She helps the family pay for bills, buy food, and take care of other essential life expenses.
Growing up in suburban Washington, Casper now lives with her husband Dennis, and 15-year-old daughter, Emily, in Wellington where they are part of the area’s equestrian community.
She chose Coral Springs to open her businesses.
“The reputation, demographics, and population in Coral Springs were a good fit for us,” she said.
The franchise, Elements Massage, became her first business for a reason.
She said the services are rooted in the benefits of medical and therapeutic massage, which go back to her vision of helping others.
The Salt Room opened for a more personal reason.
Her daughter, at age 11, started suffering from sinus infections and chronic sinusitis. The family tried salt therapy, and she started feeling better.
Emily had less inflammation, her congestion loosened, and her sinuses started draining, Casper said.
“The symptoms would clear up faster than taking a course of antibiotics,” Casper said.
Casper said salt therapy uses a halogenerator to pulverize medical grade salt, and that helps the sinus and respiratory cavities (not your digestive tract) to decrease inflammation, bacteria, and fungus.
This fall, Casper added, the business purchased an Infrared Light Sauna to help clients with Vitamin D deficiencies, skin conditions, pain, weight loss, detox, and cardiovascular and cell rejuvenation.
That’s helped bring in new clients at a time when the coronavirus financial crisis has hit Casper’s businesses, like so many others.
But she said they are getting through the hardships by focusing on the quality of their services and customer care.
And that again goes back to the vision Casper set out on some 30 years ago.
“I’m all about helping and wellness,” she said. “I’ve been fortunate to be in good health and have a good business that provides jobs. We all need to stop and do the right thing and that is to help others.”
(Editor’s Note: Elements Massage and Salt Room are advertisers of TAPinto Coral Springs. Both businesses are offering new client specials, memberships, packages, and gift cards.)
To learn more about the services offered by the businesses and their Covid-19 safety practices, visit:
Elements Massage elementsmassage.com/coralsprings
The Salt Room-Coral Springs https://www.saltroom-coralsprings.com/
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