By Krysta Martell, Sherwood Park News
Monday, September 28, 2015 1:37:10 MDT PM
Baseline Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is hosting an event in an effort to teach residents the importance of health and wellness.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. the centre is holding a health day where there will be massage therapy, acupuncture sessions, chiropractic information, nutrition samples, juicing and recipes.
“One of the philosophies of our clinic is to always improve or grow our imprint of self and wellness in the community and so we have reached an area of maturity in our clinic where we have a holistic nutritionist, chiropractic component, massage therapy and holistic acupuncture,” said Kelly Fleck, co-owner of Baseline Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
“Our goal is always to educate and bring our message of health and wellness to the community… We used to do kids wellness days whereas this, we wanted to bring health for the whole family.”
Additionally, the centre will also be supporting Linking Generations, which is a program where Grade 7, 8 and 9 students are linked with a senior citizen to build a relationship and bridge the gap between generations. Fleck’s daughter is involved with the program and he felt it was a natural choice.
“What we liked about Linking Generations… is that our clinic is a balance between physical, emotional and nutritional well-being and when I heard about Linking Generations, it just sparked that emotional well-being,” he said.
“This perfectly aligns with that emotional component because too often, especially in our senior years, we live in an environment that can be depressed and they don’t always thrive, and that is why I insisted,” Fleck said. “My daughter is very busy and I wanted her to be a part of that this year. It will grow herself, as well, as a nurturer and as a person, a communicator, but also with that senior she gets linked with. She can bring her talent and her goals to the senior and maybe together they can grow that way.”
The event is free of charge with prizes up for grabs, and Fleck said there will be on-site chair massages at a cost of $1 a minute, proceeds from which will go towards Linking Generations. He added there will be a lot of discounts on services and products, as well as a lot of information on how to move, think and eat well. There will also be activities for kids such as balloons and jumpy things to keep them active.
“This is just to promote health and promote better living, and we want to educate people on how their spine moves and why that movement is important, proper nutrients that our body should take on a regular basis through our nutrition and then just good structural health,” Fleck said.