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Skate Safe!

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Learn how to keep you and your family safe this skating season. Ice skating is a favourite Canadian pastime and can be a great family activity for the winter, whether indoor or outdoor. Here is a list of tips to skate safe! Dress warm! Layers are important. Make sure they are breathable, easy to move in, and can be removed as needed. Waterproof gloves and thick socks will help keep fingers and toes warm. Make sure skates are the right fit. When purchasing a new pair of skates, make sure you try them on with the same thickness of socks you will be wearing while skating to avoid buying skates that are too tight. Maintain your skates. Skating on dull skates can increase the risk of injury. Have them sharpened by a professional prior to your first skate of the Read More

Massage Demo Days

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We are happy to introduce Massage Demo Days at the Clinic Have you been looking for a new massage therapist or perhaps have never had a massage and are curious to try one. Call the office today (905)-878-8131 to speak with the front desk staff about booking your spot at our next demo day. Massage will be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist over the clothes in one of our clinic rooms. Limited space available. New massage therapy patients only. Next Demo Day is Tuesday August 30th 12:00-3:00.

Prenatal Massage: Relief and Relaxation

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We are expecting… I’m sure other women have felt the same when I say that pregnancy can be a very demanding time. As a chiropractor it was a no brainer that I would be choosing to receive both chiropractic and massage therapy treatments throughout my pregnancy. But not everyone knows about the benefits of receiving care throughout pregnancy and some may even be hesitant or have questions about how a pregnant woman can be treated. Today I will share my experience and give you some more information about the benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy. First and foremost massage therapy can help relieve back, muscle and sciatic nerve pain. Hooray! Pregnancy alters a women’s posture significantly and that posture can’t be changed until the birth of the baby. But treatments can help prevent and manage such aches and pains common Read More

MCRC Fun Fair Sat June 7th 2014

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Join Us Saturday June 7th 2014, If you have never been, it is a great event for the whole family. MCRC’s Family Fun Fair is a children’s carnival with many events and activities for families to enjoy in Victoria Park in downtown Milton. In addition to a barbecue and silent auction, families will participate in face painting, bounces, creative and dress up areas, fish pond and interactive family games. The Fun Fair is a fundraising event in support of programs and services at Milton Community Resource Centre.   Stop by the Health Centre of Milton’s booth for their famous demo massages. The Naturopath and Chiropractors will also be there to answer any of your questions. Join us for a great day of family fun! Check out the video on our website to see some photos from our past Fun Fair:http://mcrc.on.ca/fun-fair-2/  

Mother’s Day Pampering May 10th 2014

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 Relax and Rejuvenate with a Massage, Mani/Pedi, & Refreshments We Look forward to a wonderful day to celebrate Moms. Once you have registered for your spot you will be emailed an itinerary along with the intake forms for the registered massage therapist. We ask that everyone bring their own rob or comfy clothes to wear that day so that you are comfortable and relaxed during your manicure or pedicure.

Canadian Winters. How do you keep your Family Moving?

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Yes it’s true; it’s been a long cold, snowy winter in Milton. Lack of activity, sunshine (vitamin D), and social activity can take their toll. I know that hibernating with hot cocoa and warm cookies in the cold weather are tempting. And trust me we all deserve to indulge once in a while. But the cold weather doesn’t have to stop your family from staying active. If you have a young family home for a week from school over March break, cabin fever can set in pretty quickly. So, how are you going to beat the winter blues and keep your family moving? Here are some of the activities the Health Centre of Milton team  took part in this year to stay physically active and we encourage you to do the same. First there are the typical winter activities like Read More

Add Aromatherapy to your Next Massage

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How to Enhance your next Massage with Essential Oils When your baby, toddler, or child is hurt or not feeling well, a common thought it to “rub it better”. Whether they have a tummy ache or bang their elbow, mothers and fathers, often use touch as a natural reaction to reassure and comfort your little ones. Although parents use this so often, sometimes they forget that they too can benefit from this concept of touch. Whether your goal is to enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation, decrease tension, or even reduce pain, therapeutic massage has been shown to have tremendous benefits on your physical health and well-being. A popular complementary therapy used to enhance regular massage treatments is aromatherapy where concentrated essential oils are massaged into the skin. These natural oils are extracted from herbs, flowers and other parts of Read More

Pack it Light. Wear it Right.

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Three tips to follow when packing your back pack. Our chiropractors, physiotherapist and massage therapists all agree that the back pack can add unwanted stresses to our bodies. To avoid unnecessary strain follow these simple tips below: 1) Get a backpack that has many compartments to balance the load. 2) Fill your pack at table level or get someone to help put it on you 3) Wear both your shoulder straps and your waist belt. Remember pain is not normal and is a way of your body communicating to you that something is wrong. If you child is experiencing any back pain with their back packs feel free to book an appointment with one of our practitioners today.  

Could Massage Therapy Help You?

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Massage therapy has many uses other than promoting relaxation. Although relaxation is an important reason to seek massage, there are many other conditions that could benefit from this complementary therapy. Massage therapy has been beneficial in the treatment of: Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid) Asthma and Bronchitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Chronic and acute pain Circulatory problems Digestive disorders Headache, especially due to muscular tension Insomnia Reduced range of motion Sinusitis Pulled or strained muscle or ligaments Temperomandibular dysfunction (TMJ) Reduces pain, swelling and muscle spasm Improves local circulation and lymphatic fluid movement  Massage therapy is a complementary therapy for theses conditions, but not necessarily a cure for them. There are some conditions for which massage therapy may be inappropriate, therefore it would be best to check with your doctor or massage therapist before seeking massage therapy treatment. Please feel free to call our Read More