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August’s Woman of the Month - Jissel Ravelo


If you tend to gravitate toward health and wellness, you definitely want to meet September’s Woman of the Month, Jissel Ravelo of Upsoul Center for Holistic Health and Wellness.



 Jissel Ravelo

What is your day job?

 Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, Founder of Upsoul Center for Holistic Health and Wellness in Chelsea

What made you start your business?

 I struggled with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression for a big part of my life. I experienced a major transformation when I embarked on a journey of holistic healing. It was because of this experience that it became my life’s mission to start a center where others can be supported through their process.

How long have you been in business?

 I have been a holistic practitioner for 11 years and a wellness center owner for 1 year.

What makes your business different from others? 

We go beyond private services and focus on educating and empowering our clients to create a holistic lifestyle at home and in the workplace.

What impact do you have/expect to have on your community?

  Upsoul seeks to normalize health, wellness and personal growth practices for all modern seekers – making self-care more approachable for everybody, mind and soul.

How has your business been affected by the pandemic? 

Health is on everyone’s mind, but they don’t always know how best to care for themselves. Since the pandemic, we have noticed a rising interest in our offerings, with so many people being negatively affected by the challenges of today’s society. 

Do you practice self-care?

 I regularly practice self-Reiki, meditation, and journaling and have a myriad of tools for whatever my mental, emotional, and physical needs are. 

What would you like people to know about your business? Message?

 We are a space where everyone belongs, is welcomed and honored as they are. It is essential for Upsoul to foster a loving and familiar environment where practitioners and clients can connect and cultivate relationships.

For more information on Jissel and the Upsoul Center, follow her on IG @upsoulcenter and link to her site to keep in touch! 

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