We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffoni Moss and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffoni, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be centered around getting back to nature. I want people who remember FON to know that we are powerful and we have to wake up and use our minds to create a better world. We have all of the tools we need inside of us and we must go back to nature to access this part of us. When FON says “let’s go to our nature” it means, let’s go back to our truest selves. We are living in a world that tells us what to do and who to be. I want no more of that and I hope through massage and candles I can help facilitate more introspection. As I work to help others, I am also working on myself. It is a daily practice but this is how I want to live and it is a mindset that I will pass on to my children which is how people will remember me.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Well, I love to think of massage as an art form in the health practice. Each individual carries their own energy and when giving and receiving a massage we are exchanging and moving energy. This is so intriguing to me because while a muscle is tight, we can think of that as stagnant energy. A massage can help to move that energy, thus loosening that muscle to give a client some relief.
I first decided to try massage therapy in January 2019 by going to Bali, Indonesia and taking a 5 day hot and cold stone massage course. It was tough but I loved every minute of it so I decided to continue with massage and get my license in Texas. It took me almost a year to complete school and take the licensing test and I did it all while working as a 2nd grade teacher. There were a lot of 12-14 hour days while I was going to school but I wanted to practice massage so badly, I didn’t let that time stop me.
As I am going on this journey as a massage therapist, I am learning to take care of myself first. How can I help my clients if I have not helped myself? This is something to live by, we have to put ourselves first so that we can help others more effectively.
I want the world to know that FON is not just massage and candles, it is a lifestyle. We are getting back to our true selves through massage and wellness. We are finding out what we like to do and where we feel the most happiness and peace. So, we are going to our nature.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is actually supposed to happen so here’s what I’d do. I’d take her to a lake to go paddle boarding one day and we would grab some tacos from a taco truck along the way. Lake Cliff park is one of my favorite places so I would take her there, lay out a plush blanket, bring some fresh fruit to snack on, listen to music, and play some games. We would go to a rooftop restaurant in Deep Ellum to grab something tasty and then go listen to live music at a venue in the area. One day I’d take her to Lower Greenville to sit on a patio for lunch then we would visit a pop-up museum or a pop-up shop. Bishop Arts District is another favorite area so I’d take her there to eat, shop, and relax outside. To finish off her trip from all of the eating we’d do, I would take her on a hike on a trail somewhere in Dallas.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank all four of my parents! My mother, father, and step parents have all played a vital role in where I am now. Without their support I think I’d be someone else but they make me proud to be myself. My auntie Reesee in Georgia is also a vital part of my foundation. She started her own school in Augusta, Georgia which has shown me that I can do whatever I set out to do. I didn’t realize how much watching her entrepreneurial journey growing up has influenced me to go in the same direction. I was raised by a village and it shows.
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