Friday Five: Wellness Edition
We’ve made it past Blue Monday – said to be the gloomiest day of the year – but we still have a few more months of winter to get through. Shake off those winter blues with these five Downtown Oakville wellness spaces:
Green Press– 270 Lakeshore Road East
If the cold weather and lack of sunshine have you feeling run down, cold pressed juice is full of nutrients to boost your energy. Pictured above from left to right: Fine and Dandy, a mix of detoxifying leafy green vegetables; Colour Me Healthy, a mix of carrot, apple, turmeric and lemon to reduce inflammation; and Beet It Orange, a mix of fruits and vegetables that make the perfect pre- or post-workout snack.
Oakville Salt Cave – 302B Lakeshore Road East
Combat the dry winter air with a relaxing session inside Oakville Salt Cave, a warmly lit space made up of 22,000 pounds of pure Himalayan sea salt. Known as salt therapy, this form of alternative medicine has been used for millennia to treat a number of respiratory and skin conditions like bronchitis and eczema. Just three sessions is said to have the healing benefits of a week by the ocean (and it’s much cheaper than a trip to the Caribbean).
Nuda – 174 Lakeshore Road East
In addition to exclusive jewellery collections from Paris, Istanbul and New York, this new boutique offers natural healing products such as crystals and homeopathic remedies. Owner Secil Nuri is a registered homeopath and can work with you to find the right remedy to help you feel your best this winter.
Abaton Integrative Medicine – 235 Randall Street
This clinic on the corner of Randall and Dunn gets its name from Greek Mythology, as Abaton was a sacred space inside a temple where people would wait for the Greek God of Medicine to visit them in a dream and guide them to good health. The team at Abaton – which includes naturopaths, a reflexologist, therapists and wellness coaches – is here to guide you to good health with a fully holistic practice that focuses on mind, body and spirit.
Saje Natural Wellness– 194 Lakeshore Road East
Saje’s Pocket Farmacy is especially popular this time of year. With essential oils to relieve headaches, pains, colds, indigestion and stress, you’ll want to keep this portable pack on hand throughout the winter.