Massage and wellness Daytona business results from entrepreneur’s trauma

DAYTONA BEACH  —  After experiencing a traumatic car accident in which her neck was broken, Jazmine Foust found that massage helped her recover and overcome pain.

It also helped Foust find her own professional calling. She is now the owner of Lotus Massage & Wellness, dedicated to healing others’ bodies through massage therapy. 

“Where whole body regeneration is the focus, assisting with aligning your mind, body and spirit, massage therapy is the perfect addition to your personal wellness plan,” said Foust, 28. “It will reduce physical stress, improve range of motion and improve your quality of life.”

Lotus Massage & Wellness, located in Daytona Beach at 211 E. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 111, opened in April.

Jazmine Foust owner of Lotus Massage & Wellness, uses a Theragun on a patient to release tension.

“I had a mobile business for about a year while I worked at a spa,” said Foust. “I decided it was time to make the jump. I received  confirmation after confirmation that it was time to go and that’s what I did.”

Foust said being self-employed was a long time dream of hers. “I was really unaware of how I would achieve it,” said Foust. 

Her accident and long road to recovery led Foust to the path of entrepreneurship. 

“In July of 2009 I was in a rollover car accident in California and I broke my neck,” said Foust. “I had severe whiplash that was neglected to be treated. So I experienced chronic pain for a long time.

Jazmine Foust, owner of Lotus Massage & Wellness was in a rollover car accident 10 years ago that left her with a number of injuries. It wasn't until she turned to a hollistic approach to recovery she realized not only could this be the way for her but for others.

“When I found massage therapy and how much it helped me, it was a no-brainer. This is what I’m supposed to do for other people. I had no idea that this was something that could possibly help with that kind of pain.”

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Foust said traumatic injuries can linger in the body. 

“Trauma caused from accidents can be stored in the body,” said Foust. “ I’ve been through it myself, it’s been such a journey, learning about all these things and putting them to practice on myself. So I know that if I can bring awareness to these types of things, I’ll be able to help people on a much deeper level than just massage.”

To get her start, Foust first attended Daytona State College, studying massage therapy. 

Jazmine Foust owner of Lotus Massage & Wellness in Daytona Beach.

“Daytona State College for school offers a 10 month program and it’s very heavy,” said Foust. “You learn a lot in 10 months. After that program you take a licensure exam and you receive your license.”

After graduating in February of 2020, Foust hit the ground running. 

“As soon as I graduated I opened my mobile business,” said Foust. “Everything that I learned while in school made me fall more in love with massage. Not just what it did for my body, but what it did for other people.”