Where does the time go?
Today we celebrate 24 years of providing wellness services and education to the Brampton community and beyond!
On April 6, 1992, I opened the doors to what was then called Wallis and Associates Massage Therapy Clinic. Wallis and Associates, a seemingly unusual name for a health practice, was chosen with purpose.
It was a deliberate name chosen for two reasons:
- Although I was the only practitioner at the time, I had a vision! A vision of creating a diverse and talented holistic health team that would work together with YOU to take care of the whole person.
- I wanted to earn the respect of other conventional medical professionals and this name sounded like a law firm, It sounded “professional”.
I knew that we were facing an uphill climb, as the world had not yet embraced the idea of complimentary medicine and the vital role it could play in the health and well-being of people. This however didn’t deter me but rather fueled the fire within me to “do the work and be creative,” so eventually we would have a fully Integrative Wellness Centre that would take care of the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and even financial well-being of people.
Within six weeks (of opening), I had one other therapist join our team, and within eight weeks I had two! We now officially had grown into our name and the rest is history!
The heart beat of the clinic was and will always be Massage Therapy, something that I am very proud of, but it is now greatly enhanced by the incredible talents of a wide range of health care professionals that share the same goal; to educate, empower and inspire the people that walk through our doors and beyond via our WOW New Media platforms to improve their holistic health.
As we reflect on the past 24 years, we are filled with so much gratitude and anticipation for what lies ahead.
I recognize how lucky I am to have found a career that I am even more passionate about now, 24 years later than I was back on April 6, 1992, when this crazy journey began!
From Wallis and Associates Massage Therapy Clinic to what now is known as Wallis for Wellness and our latest ventures, WOW New Media and WOW Workplace Wellness, we don’t take this for granted and recognize that it is because of YOU, our community here in Brampton and beyond that has allowed this dream to become a reality!
Our hearts overflow with appreciation for your support and we look forward to taking care of you and your families in the days, months and years to come.
We look ahead with much anticipation and excitement to the upcoming year and our 25th anniversary! Our team has some great things planned for you. It is going to be a very exciting year of growth and change at WOW!
Our hope is that you will be along for the ride as we expand and continue to find diverse ways to link arms with you to empower and inspire you on your wellness journey!
Your voice matters to us so please be sure to have it heard and join our WOW Community online
Next stop…..a big party for our 1/4 Century Anniversary!
With gratitude and good health,
Margaret and the entire WOW Team
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