As a massage therapist, entrepreneur, public figure, and mental health advocate, Danielle Ratliff is driven to help people find holistic, long-term solutions to the things that prevent them from living their best lives.
After a brief career as a nutrition counselor and Registered Dietitian, Danielle decided to become a licensed massage therapist to take a more proactive, hands-on approach to helping others find physical and mental wholeness. In 2012, and with no previous business experience, she purchased Serenity Now Massage Therapy to create a healing space for people dealing with physical pain and mental overwhelm. What began as a start-up team of 3 massage therapists has grown into an established, well-respected practice that now includes 10 therapists and a studio manager.
Both Serenity Now and Danielle have received numerous awards for their work. In both 2017 and 2018, Serenity Now received the Normy Award from Lake Norman Publications, recognizing the company as the Best Massage Studio in Lake Norman. Danielle herself has also been recognized for her role as a leading entrepreneur, recently receiving the prestigious ACHI Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018. She was also chosen as one of Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women in 2017, was named one of Lake Norman’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Huntersville Herald in 2015, and received one of Lake Norman Woman Magazine’s Women of Will Finalist Awards in 2013.
Danielle is no stranger to the difficulties that life can bring, though. She has struggled with anxiety and depression since childhood and was diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after surviving a sexual assault in 2010 and an attempted suicide in 2011. She made it her personal mission to figure out how to rise from the ashes herself and to empower others so they can do the same. As a talk radio host, public speaker, and mental health advocate, she uses her platform to share her story and help others to find lasting, holistic, positive solutions to the challenges and difficulties of life. Podcasts of her radio show are available for replay online anytime (links below) or you can listen every Saturday at 12:30 pm EST on 105.9 FM (Lake Norman area) or 100.7 FM and 1400 AM (Iredell area). You can also find Danielle giving back through her volunteer work as a LEAD (Live Excellence Achieve Dreams) Team Member with Young Elites, a local non-profit and leadership organization for high school girls.
Danielle finds personal joy in providing a place for respite from your day to day stresses and is thankful for all the support from current clients and other local Lake Norman small businesses. She welcomes emails at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding feedback, speaking opportunities, radio show guest inquiries, or referral partnerships. She is also happy to recommend the best Serenity Now therapist to meet your needs. Just be sure to include your goals for treatment, massage pressure preferences and any pertinent medical history in the email.
Listen to Radio Show Replays:
Stream Online: www.serenitynowcornelius.com/radio
Stream on Spotify: www.bit.ly/SerenityNowSpotifyPodcast
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