Newsletters Articles from June, 2014

Lighthouse Health & Wellness – Children and Massage

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Are you looking for something to pre-occupy your child this summer? Massage Therapy is a wonderful idea for both parent and child. Much like an adult, children benefit from Massage Therapy as well. Here are a few highlighted benefits of Massage
1. Increases circulation
2. Relieves muscle tension
3. Stimulates lymphatic system and therefore, helps to improves immune system
4.Increases joint flexibility
5. Decreases pain
6. Helps in the recovery process

Massage Therapy also reduces stress and helps to improve sleep. Children suffering from “growing pains” may also find comfort from receiving Massage Therapy. A Massage Therapy treatment is designed for the individual, with their specific goals in mind. The Massage Therapy session can also cater to those children who are involved in any sports related programs. Different sports require different movement patterns and therefore, different muscle groups will be involved to performs those required movements. Depending on your child’s goals and age, treatment length and techniques used would vary. If you have any questions about how Massage Therapy can benefit your child, feel free to call the office at 519-305-0567. Any of our Massage Therapists would be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

Canada Day History:

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Did  you know… Canada Day marks the  anniversary of the Constitutional Act of 1867, which joined all the provinces into a single country. Canadians were not given complete  independence until 1982 from England. The  first official Canada Day festivities were held in 1917 for Canada’s 50th  birthday. Canada Day used to be known as Dominion Day until it  was officially changed in 1982. In the 1960’s, Canada Day began to be televised.   In the 1980’s the government started to fund Canada day activities in smaller  communities. “O Canada” was named the official national anthem on Canada  Day, 1980.

July 14th-Aug 24th -The Summer Music Festival:

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Stratford Summer Music, an annual multi-week music festival with over 100 events featuring 350+ individaul artists, is set in indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Stratford, Ontario. Stratford Summer Music exposes audiences to a standard of musical excellence difficult to find outside large urban centres.

Visitors can engage in a wide range of musical experiences throughout July & August including:

  • Classical performances by organists, pianists, quartets, and orchestras, held in Stratford’s historic churches
  • Award-winning Jazz singers and ensembles in The Church Restaurant, a venue reminisant of a New York nightclub
  • Lectures, demonstrations and discussions around musical genres and the influence of music on our cultural figures
  • Intimate concerts in unique settings such as Rundles Restaurant and Revel Caffè
  • World Music experienced in the beautiful setting of the riverbank, where artists from across Ontario, Canada and the world perform free concerts
  • Art Exhibits relating to music

July 1st, 2014 – Canada Day:

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Canada turns 147 this year, Happy Birthday! There will be festivities held at Market Square in Stratford, ON. From 12pm-5pm enjoy live entertainment, games, and food. There is no cost to attend. From 6-8pm enjoy the Canada Day parade. After dark, fireworks will take place near Northwestern High School.

June 6th – Relay For Life: Thank you to the Canadian Cancer Society Stratford division for allowing Lighthouse to annually attend Relay for Life.It is a wonderful event that all of us at Lighthouse love to support.Lightouse supports participating teams through on-site chair massage to help them prepare for a long night ahead.

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage