One-Stop Shop for Body Wellness: Meet Jennifer
Meet Jennifer Lickver, owner of Wellness for the Body. Since opening in 2005, Wellness for the Body has been a go-to clinic for body wellness. The Bronte BIA got a chance to interview Jennifer to hear more about her story and learn more about her business.
How did you start Wellness for the Body?
Jennifer started her career in marketing and graphic design. Having worked part-time at two clinics while working as a freelance graphic and web designer, she realized that she enjoyed being in a wellness environment. “At one point I considered becoming a massage therapist, but a close family member encouraged me to instead dive right in and open a clinic,” she says. Jennifer comes from an entrepreneurial family. That explains that leap of faith to open a therapy clinic without even being a therapist. Hard work has been engrained into her since she was a child and she feels a constant need to grow and improve; always trying to learn, do more, and be better. Now, almost 16 years later, Jennifer is happy with the risk she took to open up her own clinic in Bronte.
What are you known for?
Jennifer considers Wellness for the Body as a one-stop shop for all body wellness needs, with 6 core therapies available. The clinic offers Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Naturopathic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. “Some therapists have also added cool things to their treatment bag of goodies like cupping, dry needling, reflexology, Thai and Indie head massage,” says Jennifer.
What makes your clinic different?
“What makes us special are a couple things; one is our hours. We offer mornings, evenings and weekend appointments and some services even available 7 days a week. Something else that sets us apart is our focus on the client. All our therapists provide hands-on care in a private room where the client receives the undivided attention and treatment they deserve. We really do strive to create and nurture positive, long-term, therapeutic relationships with our clients,” Jennifer has hired therapists with a mindset of wanting to treat people. Some of the therapists at the clinic have been working there 12 out of the 15 years they have been in business.
How have you navigated the pandemic?
“The pandemic has been interesting to say the least, but we are fortunate to have been open for most of the last year and a half. Our industry was one of the first to adhere to strict COVID cleaning and screening protocols. From day one, when we re-opened back in June 2020, we were prepared, and continue to be, when it comes to providing a safe space for everyone who enter our facility, including both staff and clients.”
What do you love about Bronte?
“Back in 2005 when I was looking for a location for the clinic, I visited Bronte for the first time and knew right away, this was it. This was where my new wellness clinic needed to be. It was beautiful, friendly, and inviting. And amazingly, it continues to be. It continues to captivate people with its charm… perhaps even more so today than when we first opened.”
Call 905-465-4595 or check out their website today to book a free consultation and discover which therapies are best suited to your needs.