Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by Hatch Detroit: Meta Physica Massage & Sauna!

Hear it straight from them on the business they plan to build with the $50K grant:

Meta Physica Massage was established in 2013 by Jenaveve Biernat LMT with the belief that self care is a not a luxury but a necessity. The mission of Meta Physica Wellness Center is to bring affordable, preventative health care to every BODY. Originally located in Midtown Detroit, Meta Physica has outgrown the one room studio where it all started and now do to rapid growth, must expand. Our newly updated space will be located in Corktown. Meta Physica Massage will transition to Meta Physica Wellness Center offering therapeutic bodywork, full spectrum infrared saunas, a raw juice bar, an herbal apothecary and health inspired retail. In addition, meditation classes and community workshops will be offered.

By expanding Meta Physica, we aim to build a relaxing environment and offer affordable services to our community. We hope to activate the Bagley/Trumbull block by providing more retail, hospitality and service options. Our goal is to help the community grow by creating a gathering place for people to take charge of their health and wellness. This will offset the day to day stresses people endure while living within a rapidly transitioning city. Our expansion will allow us to offer community workshops.

Meta Physica entered Hatch Detroit in hopes of attaining the remainder of the funds needed to bring our project to completion. Our expansion will include two massage rooms, new saunas, a raw juice bar and an apothecary. The funds from the Hatch grant would be used to cover the purchase of these items, build-out of the space, architectural services, legal fees and building permits. In order to expand we have secured a loan through the Michigan Women’s Micro Fund, won a grant through Motor City Match and will be using personal savings. The 50k grant from Hatch Detroit will assist in making our dream a reality!

We are humbly asking that you vote for us. A vote for Meta Physica Wellness is a vote for Detroit and the health of its residents! Massage, saunas, raw juice and meditation have many proven health benefits and can enhance the overall quality of life. A vote for Meta Physica will ensure that Detroiters have access to a local, affordable oasis within the city. By providing personal, preventative care we are investing in the health of Detroiters. Voting for Meta Physica Wellness will help us help our community engage in self care which in turn leads to a happier, healthier city!

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