A Chat with Richard Pope LAc, LMT
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I’m a dual-licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist and my specialties are pain relief and injury recovery. I uniquely blend these modalities into an approach that’s both energetic and anatomical. I also advise my patients holistically regarding herbs, supplements, diet, exercise, and more.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I provide effective medicine at an affordable rate and my business model allows me to serve a wide range of socioeconomic positions. I’m something of an idealist, I suppose. It hasn’t made me rich; but it’s extremely gratifying knowing that I’ve helped those who otherwise couldn’t afford care.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most is meeting new friends (patients), hearing and becoming a part of their stories, learning the ins and outs of what ails them, and then providing the relief they need. Afterward though, I’m sorry to see us part ways. I smile and wave as these now old friends depart pain-free.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Hard to say, though I can tell you this medicine is powerful, and its effects often take those unused to them by surprise, both in recovery speed and effectiveness. I delight when you’re delighted; and, thankfully, during our treatment sessions, we’ll have regular opportunities to be delighted!