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Stirling wellness fair shares a healthy message

by Kristen Haveman

STIRLING, Ont. (14/01/12) - Jocelyne Granger gives a Mitzvah massage to Shirley Anne Ord at the Stirling Health and Wellness Fair, hosted at the Eugene Burell Community Hall, Jan. 14, 2012. Ord who is a certified personal trainer with Sao Fitness said, "It's really interesting to find out what's wrong with you." Nearly 200 people attended the event that featured 12 vendors featuring everything from chiropractic services to all natural makeups. Photo by Kristen Haveman.

A healthier 2012 was on the minds of nearly 200 people that came out to the Stirling Wellness Fair Saturday in Stirling.

Local healthcare providers from Stirling and surrounding area came together at the Eugene Burell Community Hall to show what they offer, including chiropractic services, Mitzvah massage, hypnotherapy and more.

“People have to be able to understand how to get information and this is a nice friendly event to get out that we are here,” said Dr. Dan Boyle, the Stirling chiropractor who organized the event.

Boyle said wellness isn’t just about any one area of the body and the diversity of vendors supported his message. Displays ranged from taste tests of organic foods to all natural makeups and even hand-drawn energy portraits.

Jocelyne Granger, one of 12 healthcare providers attending, demonstrated Mitzvah massage technique. Granger said she was happy to be at the event and that helping people was a great way to spend her weekend.

“Customers are always saying, ‘I wish I would have known about you before.’ This is a great way to say I’m here,” said Granger.

Stirling resident Patricia McAllister said she came down to see what was all on display.

“They did a great job; I just wish there was even more.”