When you don't have all the answers to life's questions or need help during difficult times, the counsellors and therapists of Counselling Services for York Region are there to help. With individual, group, and couples counselling, each person who comes to the centre has options to find clarity, overcome fears, or change directions. Youth services are also a priority here, with counselling available for young people going through stressful situations. A special set of workshops also helps students and workers gain extra skills for professional development, such as time management and study-skills training.
From their location within the Hilton Suites Toronto, Club Makham's staff trolls the facility's more than 30,000 square feet, inspiring patrons to change their often sedentary lifestyles by developing a lasting fitness regimen. Strength and cardio equipment—including Precor treadmills equipped with personal TVs—await to help guests whip into shape, along with an aerobics studio stocked with exercise balls, step platforms, and free weights. Members can reserve one of four international-size squash courts to perfect their zucchini-whacking prowess or sign up for tournaments. Trainers tailor their personal-training regimens to each client's goals, whether honing sport-specific skills or rehabilitating an injury. The staff also leads group fitness classes, including cycling, yoga, and Zumba, as well as water-based classes held in Club Markham's indoor pool.
Nestled beside the outdoor pond's bubbling fountain, the zen patio and garden channels serenity with wicker furniture cushioned by sage green pillows. Trees and patio-table umbrellas shade visitors admiring the bright blooms or taking notes on birds' fitness routines, hoping to one day hone enough strength to fly. To foster indoor serenity, the staff maintains steam rooms, saunas, indoor heated pool, and a whirlpool filled with liquefied calm.
Whether they're walking in for a quick eyebrow wax or an essential-oil-infused chakra massage, visitors to Oriental Falls Spa soak in a tranquil ambience designed for total stress relief. After a lavender-scented mani-pedi or an anti-aging LED light facial, some locations allow customers to don a comfortable robe and head to the complimentary jacuzzi or steam and sauna room to whisk away muscle tension. Staffers offer 50 signature treatments within the spacious wellness centres' walls, which are decorated with Asian-themed prints. A relaxation room invites guests to lounge in comfy armchairs, sip tea, and watch the large-screen TV, and a trickling waterfall inspires relaxation or high-stakes betting on origami-boat races. In addition to aesthetic treatments, the centres' clinical team performs traditional Chinese medical services such as acupuncture as well as homeopathic, osteopathic, and chiropractic therapies.
At Canadian Counselling Centre, each visitor is treated as an individual, and given a customized treatment regimen. The staff begins with a broad list of therapies and then narrows it down based on which therapy will suit the patient best. That list includes a wide array of therapy types and theories, from art therapy, hypnosis, and couples therapy to cognitive behaviour therapy. The staff also schedules special therapy sessions for those with anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Yoga Meditation Program helps people tackle some of their roadblocks to success by offering online courses that help people gain knowledge and a more centered perspective. An array of yoga, meditation, and self-hypnotism courses aim to ease anxieties, including stress stemming from work or only getting three naps a day.
Transfer specialists and digital editors at Canada Home Movies apply advanced technology to conserving the legacy of analog media, particularly film. True preservationists, the team cleans delicate audiotapes before copying them into one of two file types, and manually colour-corrects each photo negative and every scene transferred from film. Film also gets special treatment during the export process, as the resulting MPEG4 files (AVI and DV are also available) stream at 6,000 kbs, making them higher quality than the average DVD and smarter than the average bear. To imbue the digital scrapbooks with personality, Canada Home Movies helps clients customize DVDs with complimentary chapter menus and will emblazon graphics onto discs and cases.