Welcome to Empowered Soul.
My name is Jade-Maree Cook. Some of you may know me from my salon JADE Beauty Skinstitute. Thank you for popping over to my new website.
For those who don’t know me, WELCOME, I’d love to give you a quick little blurb. I am 31 years old, and I actually opened Empowered Soul, July of 2016. Our business is going on 5 years old. I opened in 2018 in Kalbar Queensland in a beautiful little shop with my now business partner Sarah, who owns and runs her own business Elegance & Grace within the same premises.
As my business grew, I employed staff and stepped away from my shop due to personal health reasons. In April 2019 due to the rapid growth and my staff enjoying beauty, I decided to shift the direction of my business and that is when JADE Beauty Skinstitute was born.
Over the course of this time, I was still struggling with my own health battles, with endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, adenomyosis, kidney issues with severe hydronephrosis. These things have been troubling me for almost 17 years.
Last November 2020, I went in for a hysterectomy at the age of 31. During this procedure my surgeon found a hole in my ureter at the very end. This meant I now had to have urology team in and put a stent in and fix me up. I have had a very traumatic recovery, and as I write this I am awaiting my next major surgery being a ureter reconstruction.
Because of everything I have been through and am continuing to go through I have had this overwhelming urge to follow my heart and bringing back my old business to life, where I can advocate and help guide and nurture those too who suffer with ongoing chronic pain with Aromatherapy.