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December Newsletter

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Lighthouse Massage

 

Massage Updates:
“Lighting Your Way To Good Health”

 

Amber van der EijkWelcome to December. With only a few weeks left of this year, 2015 will soon be finished. Here’s what is going on for this month:

Saturday, December 5th – The Charity Bazaar. The Charity Bazaar is held at the Stratford Mall from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Lighthouse will be there providing chair massage to raise money for The House of Blessing. A minimum donation of $5.00 will be required for a 15 minute chair massage. Please join us in supporting the Stratford House of Blessing.

Saturday, December 19th –  To Stratford with Love Banquet. Simple Dreams is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1988. This banquet serves a Christmas meal to the Stratford community for no charge. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the Stratford House of Blessing (a ticket is needed to reserve your seat).Come and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, December 24th – clinic is open for scheduled appointments only.

Friday, December 25th – Christmas Day. Clinic is closed.

Saturday, December 26th – Clinic is closed.

Thursday, December 31st – New Years Eve. Clinic is open for scheduled appointments only.

Friday, January 1st, 2016 – Clinic is closed.

At Lighthouse, we hope that everyone keeps safe and enjoys this time with their family and friends. Merry Christmas! And we will see you in the new year!

Note: As of January 1st, 2016, Lighthouse will be raising their rates of services.

60 minutes $80

30 minutes $50.

All prices include HST. Our rates have been maintained for eight years. We pride ourselves in offering our clients affordable competitive prices. Thank you for your understanding.

Stratford House of Blessing

shobAt Lighthouse Massage, we are firm believers in supporting our community. Lighthouse would like to recognize and support one of the many resources for families in Stratford.

     The Stratford House of Blessing was incorporated in 1988 and opened their new facility at 423 Erie Street in 2002.  They have been supporting and caring for people ever since.

 

    The Stratford House of Blessing is a non-profit organization that mainly depends on the support of volunteers that provide their time to help out with all programs.

 

    The Stratford House of Blessing offers a variety of programs and services. A few examples of their programs are home economics, children reading circle & book group, self-image improvement for women, individual development account, think food, phones for food, off to school smiling, Christmas hamper, Stratford community, and cooking on a budget.  A few examples of their services are the food bank, clothing cupboard, and the  furniture bank,.

     If you know anyone who could benefit from the services, please contact The Stratford House of Blessing by phone at . 

Lighthouse Massage will be collecting donations from now until Christmas to support The Stratford House of Blessing and our community. Lighthouse would like to thank you for helping us to take care of each other.

 

Lighthouse Health & Wellness:

 

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The question that is plaguing everyone right now is this “what gift should I get for _____?”. This is a great question. The answer to this question is simple. Give the gift of touch. A Massage Therapy treatment is the perfect gift for anyone, at any age. Your loved one will receive the gift of health, reduced stress, reduced pain and an improved sense of well-being. These benefits listed are only a few examples of the long list of benefits received from a Massage Therapy treatment. A Massage Therapy treatment is designed specifically with your needs in mind. Gift certificates are available at the clinic. If you have any questions about how massage can help you (or your loved one), contact us at the office 519-305-0567.

 

October 2015 Newsletter

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by Lighthouse Massage

Massage Updates:
“Lighting Your Way To Good Health”

 

Amber van der EijkWelcome to October. Fall is in the air. Amber has returned from her maternity leave and there are a few changes in the clinic. Here is what’s going on at Lighthouse. There has been a slight change to the days Amber is available. For the time being, Amber van der Eijk RMT will be available for treatments Mondays and Thursdays. Treatments can be made from 10am-7pm on these two days for Amber. Niel Anderson RMT and Peter Roach RMT have availalability through out the week.Don Rudolph RMT has availability on Wendsdays. Janette Brown RMT will be continuing to practice at Lighthouse Massage Therapy Clinic.Janette  has availability Tuesdays and one Saturday a month. Amber would like to thank all of her clients for their patients through this transition. She is grateful for the time she was able to spend at home with her children, as they welcomed a new addition to the family.

October 12th,2015 – Thanksgiving Day. Clinic will be closed.

October 31st,2015- Halloween. Wear orange to your treatment the week of October 26th-October 31st and have a treat on us!

 

A Sweet Baby Boy is Born

willemWillem Isaiah van der Eijk was born December 14th, 2014. A beautiful boy weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces. Willem was 49cms long. He was five days earlier than his expected due date of December 19th,2014.But mommy and daddy and little sister Abigal was very excited to finally meet you.Willem was born at Stratford General Hospital.Delivery went well and Willem was healthy and strong. It was the very next day we were able to take you home. This is where Willem met his sister, Abigail and all his family and friends.Each day Willem grew a little bit bigger.Being very curious and definitely getting into everything that he possibly could. I had to learn how to baby proof my house all over again. Now at 10 months old, Willem is almost walking and he’s definitely not my little newborn anymore. Now weighing 22 pounds and almost 30 inches, Willem is starting to develop into a little person, a little goofball. Again, I want to thank everyone for their patients as I was off on maternity leave. I am very grateful for the time I have had with my children at home. Now, as I experience a new transition being back to work and I have had to learn how to balance both roles. It has been worth while to be able to make time for all the things I am passionate about (being a mom and being a Massage Therapist).
 

Lighthouse Health & Wellness:

 

October 19th,2015 – Canada will be going to the polling stations.
There are advanced voting dates October 9th,10th,11th and 12th, noon-8pm. You also can vote by mail, but deadlines apply.
Will you vote? A brief history
1791 – Constitutional Act establishes Upper and Lower Canada and sets voting rules.
1840 – Act of Union unites Upper and Lower Canada as the Province of Canada. Franchise remains as in Constitutional Act of 1791.
1848 – Responsible Government in the Province of Canada. Definition: A government responsible to the people. More commonly described as an executive or Cabinet that is dependent on the support of an elected assembley.
1861 -First election held using registers (lists) of elcetors compiled through municipal assessment system.
1876 – First women’s suffrage group set up in Toronto under the guise of a literary society.
1900 – Most women property owners have the vote in municipal elections
1919- Electoral law amended – women can now stand for federal office.
1920- Federal law amended: changes include universal female (and male) suffrage regardless of provincial law.
Canada continues to revise amendments to allow for accessibility to voters. Voting in Canada is a priviledge.
There is also a list of all registered political parties on their website.Help to make a change and vote.
All information can be found on www.elctions.ca website

canada flagOctober 19th,2015 – Canada will be going to the polling stations.There are advanced voting dates October 9th,10th,11th and 12th, noon-8pm. You also can vote by mail, but deadlines apply.

Will you vote? A brief history:

1791 – Constitutional Act establishes Upper and Lower Canada and sets voting rules.

1840 – Act of Union unites Upper and Lower Canada as the Province of Canada. Franchise remains as in Constitutional Act of 1791.

1848 – Responsible Government in the Province of Canada. Definition: A government responsible to the people. More commonly described as an executive or Cabinet that is dependent on the support of an elected assembley.

1861 -First election held using registers (lists) of elcetors compiled through municipal assessment system.

1876 – First women’s suffrage group set up in Toronto under the guise of a literary society.

1900 – Most women property owners have the vote in municipal elections

1919– Electoral law amended – women can now stand for federal office.

1920– Federal law amended: changes include universal female (and male) suffrage regardless of provincial law.

Canada continues to revise amendments to allow for accessibility to voters. Voting in Canada is a priviledge.There is also a list of all registered political parties on their website.Help to make a change and vote.

All information can be found on www.elections.ca website

 

Massage Updates: “Lighting Your Way To Good Health”

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Welcome to Fall and soon to be Winter. There are a few  dates we would like to highlight for the clinic:

October 27th, 2014 – Peter Roach RMT will commence his leave of absence from Lighthouse. He will be returning in the New Year. All clients are welcome to contact Peter via cell phone at 519-273-2042 for any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the office as well for any questions or concerns. All other Registered Massage Therapists at Lighthouse are available for treatment.

Novemeber 17th, 2014 – Amber van der Eijk begins her maternity leave. Janette Brown RMT will continue the same days and hours as Amber. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 6pm.

December 13th – To Stratford With Love banquet. Held at the the Rotary Complex in Stratford, Ontario. The meal begins at 5:30pm. A complimentary Christmas meal prepared and served by volunteers. Local business joined together sponsor this event. Everyone is welcome!

December 25th & 26th – the office will be closed. Janette will be available for treatment Monday December 22nd. Neil will be available December 22nd – December 24th. Both returning on December 29th. Janette will be out of office January 1st & 2nd, 2015. Neil Anderson will be available the whole week of December 29th, 2014. Regular office hours and days begin January 5th, 2015.

The staff at Lighthouse want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays this year!

January 31st – February 15th, 2015 – Neil will be away on vacation. Janette Brown RMT will still be available for treatment.  

Lighthouse Health & Wellness:

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Janette Brown RMT Joins Lighthouse


Hello,

My name is Janette and I am a graduate of Westervelt College, located in London, Ontario. I am the newest addition to the team at Lighthouse Massage Therapy Clinic. My focus and priority is meeting your needs by providing quality treatments and health care designed specifically for you. I am competent in a variety of massage and modalities:

  • All forms of General Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Both Pre and Post Natal Massage
  • Sports Injury treatments
  • Common ailments such as head aches
  • Overall Muscle tension

When I am not at work, I enjoy going to the gym. I also enjoy learning and have been continuing my education with additional courses that are not included in the Massage Therapy Diploma. I enjoy working in my hostas. But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in the Massage Therapy Profession. But most of all, I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Amber begins her Maternity Leave

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Our family grows again! With the due date of December 19th, 2014 fast approaching, Amber is beginning to prepare for her maternity leave. Amber will start her maternity leave Monday November 18th, 2014. I would like to thank all clients for their patience during this transition period and I would also like to thank all the Therapists at Lighthouse for their encouragement and support during this time. My family and I are so excited to welcome this little one and eagerly wait for his arrival. When baby is born, I will be sure to come in and post pictures, as well as his birth announcement on Lighthouse News board in the office. Janette Brown RMT will be replacing Amber van der Eijk RMT for the duration of her maternity leave. Amber will be returning in the fall of 2015. All the best during Christmas and in the New Year!

Massage Updates: Lighting Your Way To Good Health

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Lighthouse Massage

Welcome to Fall and soon to be winter. There are a few dates we would like to highlight for the clinic:

October 13th – Thanksgiving. Office will be closed and opening once again on Tuesday October 14th for regular hours.

October 27th – Peter Roach RMT will commence his leave of absence from Lighthouse. He will be returning in the New Year. All clients are welcome to contact Peter via cell phone at 519-273-2042 for any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the office as well for any questions or concerns. All other Registered Massage Therapists at Lighthouse are available for treatment.

October 31st – Halloween. Bring in a picture of yourself in your scariest Halloween costume or tell us your scariest Halloween tale for some Halloween candy.

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.