Updated: Nov 6, 2020
With the end of the year quickly approaching, all of us at KNOTS RMT & Wellness have started looking back and reflecting at the past year, just like many of you. We are so sure that we can all agree that 2020 was an incredibly stressful year. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it was a difficult time for everyone in our local and global community. What 2020 has taught us, however, is the importance of having a community, and investing in it. We already know how important it is to focus on yourself and your self-care, but what we’ve really learned is that relying on your community is the only way to get through trying times.
We are so lucky to have an incredible community here in the Waterloo region, especially when it comes to self-care. Investing in your own health by investing in your community is very important for your wellness journey. Reaching out and using the services available to you is a fantastic way to manage your stress, and to connect with those around you. Let’s give some love to our community this month by having a look at a few businesses that will help you become the best version of yourself.
Invest in Your Body
The emotional tension that you’ve experienced this last year will translate into physical tension in your body, making you feel stiff, stuck, and overall, not your best self. At Knots RMT & Wellness, we want to help you feel your best through our massage therapy and acupuncture treatments, by working away your physical stress in a comfortable and uplifting environment. With our cozy heated tabletop warmers, friendly registered massage therapists and great energy, we know that an experience at Knots will leave you feeling significantly better than before you walked in. We’d like to think that we are an important part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and we feel so incredibly lucky to call Waterloo our home.
Invest in Your Skin
Pure + Simple is an all-natural skincare and wellness spa that believes in a holistic approach to treatments, and understands that it’s important to only put safe and natural products onto our skin. Pure + Simple’s skincare philosophy is based on Ayurveda, an approach that emphasizes the relationship between our mind, body, and spirit, and the staff is continuously learning and training to bring you the highest levels of care, from relaxing facials that help reset and balance your skin, to an incredible selection of products for at-home care, Pure + Simple proves that they’re an invaluable addition to Waterloo’s community.
Invest in Your Mental Health
Sometimes you just need permission and a place to breathe, and Exhale Therapy understands this. Offering counselling for individuals, couples, and families, their large team of counsellors take a natural, authentic, and compassionate approach to every session. Your mental wellness is their priority, and you can guarantee that they are on your side providing you with all the tools you need to be authentically and beautifully yourself. They are an absolute staple in the Kitchener community, and are always available to answer any questions you may have about therapy.
Invest in Your Fitness
Did you know that it’s a common belief to consider the body a temple? At Templ Fitness, their personal trainers believe that your body is a temple, and that your temple has potential. Their mission is to inspire and empower you to work towards your fitness goals. They provide a non-judgemental, motivational, and supportive community that will work with you on your journey, whether that’s through personal training or by joining their most popular HIIT group training. Templ Fitness is an incredible part of our community with their location in Kitchener.
Invest in Your Relationships
Investing in the relationship you have with yourself, your people, and your community is essential for your emotional wellbeing. Bliss Counselling is a group of committed, savvy, highly trained, down-to-earth therapists who specialize in relationship and sex therapy. In addition to supporting clients with general issues such as anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, and life stress stress in general, RELATIONSHIPS are their passion. Every aspect of your life can deeply affect relationships and sex, so Bliss therapists are consistently tuned into and curious about your life as a whole.The therapists at Bliss Counselling are dedicated to the work they do. They provide a supportive environment where their clients may practice new skills, as well as acquire new insights and knowledge, that will move them toward their own (inter)personalized goals. Whether you’re beginning therapy out of necessity to resolve a particular issue in your life, or from a desire to better understand yourself or your relationship, Bliss can help.
Invest in Your Overall Wellness
In order to truly focus on your self-care, you need to feel empowered, strong, and capable. That’s where Ethereal & Co comes in. Ethereal is a women's wellness organization that hosts programming for women and girls surrounding the themes of self-love, self-care and being your authentic self – locally and globally. Ethereal is all about empowering women and girls to live life with one another, and surround themselves with healthy community. Whether you’re looking to join their free online program or are interested in volunteering in your local community, you are always welcome at Ethereal. They are a staple in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
Focusing on yourself by focusing on your community is a beautiful way to spread love and joy. Ending a stressful year on a happy note is the key to a great year ahead, so explore your community this holiday season by giving these businesses your love and support.
We’re better together!