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Few things are better after a long day at work or an intense gym workout than a massage. Whether you are looking for a Swedish, Aromatherapy, or Rehabilitation massage, Downtown Brampton is home to a variety of professionals that specialize in a variety of techniques, ensuring to leave you feeling your best for the new year ahead.

A Swedish Massage is the most common massage technique, which utilizes firm pressure on the muscles, and helps to increase blood circulation, ease tension in muscles, improve muscles’ flexibility and reduce stress. Drop into the Downtown Brampton Wellness Centre (118 Queen St. W., Suite 205) for a Swedish massage and have your massage therapist propose a personalized treatment plan for you based on an initial assessment of health history.

Aromatherapy massages involve natural essential oils that are massaged into your skin, providing therapeutic value of the oil used. Different oils bring forth healing energies that help to maintain balance and harmonize the mind, body and soul – lavender helps to reduce stress, eucalyptus is used as an anti-inflammatory, ylang ylang for heart health and citrus as a mood enhancer. If you’re looking for a massage enhanced with essential oils, book an appointment with the professionals at First Care Physiotherapy (247 Main St. N.) and you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re looking to make an appointment with a registered massage therapist, drop into Rejuve Massage Therapy Clinic (15 Church St. E.), Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre (13 Queen St. E.) in a friendly atmosphere in a quiet downtown setting, is the perfect spot for you. Take advantage of their highly trained professionals which will leaving good as new in no time.

Hot stone massages are perfect for relaxing tight and aching muscle groups, improving circulation, and calming an active mind. Visit Bijou Nails & Spa (131 Main St. N.), Lumbini Wellness Centre (122 Main St. N.), or Purple Rain Spa (60 Queen St. E.) to book a session with a trained professional that’ll help you warm up this spring. For those looking for a form of alternative medicine, consider paying a visit to Astra Medi Spa (210 Main St. N.) for a cupping massage. This popular massage is done by placing special “cups” on the skin, creating a vacuum, and suctioning out air, raising the tissue into the cup. This allows for enhanced circulation throughout the body, pain relief, as well as draws out any toxins lingering in your body’s tissues.

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Healthy Eating, Nutrition

 

If one of your 2019 resolutions revolves around eating healthier and focusing on your nutrition, Downtown Brampton has a variety of shops and resources available to help you hold yourself accountable to meeting your goals.

TrishJuiceIf you’re looking for healthy meal alternatives, Trish Juice is the perfect place to pop in before work for a morning smoothie or a glass of freshly squeezed juice. Their menu is filled with drinks with fun and sunny names such as Mojito, Cuban, and Tropical Sunshine, so not only will you be fueling up with fresh and nutrient dense ingredients, but you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away from winter’s deep freeze to a tropical, warm island. A variety of smoothie bowls, salads, and wraps are also available for healthier lunch and dinner alternatives.

SteamingCupsIf you’re looking to fuel up after skating a few laps around Gage Park, Pita Pit and Steaming Cups Cafe are ideal spots to pop into if you’re looking for a fresh wrap or salad. With a variety of toppings to choose from, the flavor possibilities are endless, ensuring that eating healthy never gets old!

Thai food incorporates healthy herbs and spices in each dish, making Freshly Thai the ideal destination to stop by if you’re looking for a meal option that is healthy, fresh, and one that will take you on a culinary journey.

For those looking to take a more natural approach to their health and nutrition, Hoopers Pharmacy is worth a visit. Hoopers is more than just an average pharmacy – they offer a balanced and integrated approach to health care and are the place to stock up on various vitamins, supplements, probiotics, herbal teas, essential oils, and natural medicine. They even offer private consulting, allowing you to book one on one sessions to speak with one of their trusted pharmacists or nutritionists to answer all of your healthcare questions and concerns.

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Fitness

FitnessThe new year pledge to lose weight is a predictable one, with gyms filling up with people vowing to shed some pounds in time for beach season. Setting fitness goals is a great way to motivate yourself to lose a few pounds, however it is important to make sure that these goals fit your lifestyle and are ones that you will actually stick to. Downtown Brampton has a variety of different destinations available to get your body moving and help you achieve your fitness goals.

If you’re looking to get a quick workout before your way into the office or as a way to decompress on your lunch break, AMA Pilates Studio is the perfect place for you. Pilates are a unique and effective method of strength training, with emphasis placed on breath, alignment, control, and form. The AMA Dojo offers 30-minute Reformer Pilates classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and lunch hours, as well as Pilates Mats and Props class on Tuesday. For class times and details, please visit: http://bramptonpilates.com/

Another way to burn some calories and get your body moving this spring is by signing up for dance classes at the Art of Dance Centre. Spice up your evenings with ballroom or Latin dance lessons. Whether you sign up for private or group lessons, this is the perfect way to have fun while you exercise.

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