Dallas, TX–April 7, 2010 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Mother-daughter relationships are some of the most fascinating and complex interactions. For co-owners of the Texas Massage Envy clinic in the Lake Prairie Towne Crossing shopping center in Grand Prairie, mother Sharon Wright and daughter Wendy Wright, the relationship has taken on a whole new dynamic.
While working as a lawyer in Houston, Texas, Wendy had always dreamed of owning her own business. After visiting a local Massage Envy clinic, Wendy had such a positive experience that she began researching franchise opportunities with the company. She found that what appealed to her as a client also made ownership an inviting business prospect–Massage Envy’s dedication to providing affordable, licensed massage therapy to the masses.
Rather than embark on this new path alone, Wendy approached her mother Sharon and asked her to participate. As a school teacher approaching retirement, Sharon welcomed the idea of partnering with her daughter both to show support and to secure her own financial future.
Because Sharon is still employed full time, Wendy primarily runs the business with input from her mother. Upon retirement, Sharon will take on a more prominent role. One of their first decisions was to make the business a true family affair by hiring Misty Clark, Wendy’s older sister, as clinic administrator to manage the day-to-day business operations. This decision allows Wendy to handle the bigger picture issues of owning a business, including behind-the-scenes decisions and public promotion.
“Mom and I both are so proud to be women who are first-time business owners,” says Wendy. “It is so exciting to hear clients tell us how great their Massage Envy experience is and to know that we made it possible for them.”
As with any business relationship, conflicts do arise. However, all three agree family is the most important relationship they share and that it is essential to not let their business disagreements interfere with the quality of their bond outside of the clinic. When differences of opinion arise, they try to take a step back and handle the situation as if they were not related. Wendy believes this approach helps each to avoid over-personalizing the disagreement and enables them all to see the situation objectively.
“It also helps to spend some personal time together outside of work doing something you all enjoy and not discussing the business,” says Sharon.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy Limited LLC is a national franchise of massage therapy clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy is open in 40 states, has awarded 810 clinics nationwide and has 27 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at www.MassageEnvy.com.