A quick origin story about the clinic

My beautiful mother Mary-Jane became a Registered Massage Therapist in 1998—she ran her own clinic and hustled hard! In 2014 I graduated, became registered and started working alongside my mom. Devastatingly only 6 months into our mother-daughter health team she was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I took the torch of running the business that day and have been going ever since. Some of you know my mom first hand as I still treat many of my moms clients and some of you indirectly know her through who I am as a person. My mom will always be the toughest person I know—she did all forms of care and she continued to push against for almost 8 years. She always felt she was running on borrowed time and we were so grateful she fought for so long. I’ve been finding comfort knowing she will forever be a ripple (the biggest tsunami wave) in my life and therefore everyone I interact with will feel her energy.

A year after my mom’s passing we found a larger clinic space 1km away from where we were to allow expansion and growth within the practice. I am definitely continuing to find a better balance between work and life. Being able to expand the clinic with more therapists has allowed me to keep the business going. Thus began our new chapter—Painted Brick Wellness opened our doors in November 2023. We can’t wait to have you join us in this beautiful space!

– Elizabeth, mini Mary-Jane