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BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

There are many benefits of therapeutic and orthopedic massage, including decreased stress, increased circulation and flexibility, and an overall general sense of feeling better! Massage can reduce stress, alleviate depression, reduce pain, boost the immune system and can even help premature babies catch up in their development. Massage is one of the best known remedies for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy and improves your outlook on life. Massage can also relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to chronically tight neck and shoulders. Some massage...


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IT’S SUMMER! LET’S HEAR IT FOR HAPPY FEET!

For me the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the seasons’ hikes. This year’s trek was wonderful but left me limping due to a nasty blister on my heel. I had been careful with my footwear, I’ve worn these hiking boots many times with no ill effects. What was different? It appears that the socks ( thin cotton) were the weak link. When it comes to feet, apparently nothing can be taken for granted. The editors of the Globe and Mail seem to share that perspective because today’s paper featured two articles on feet. In one, a runner, following a recent trend...


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SOME EFFECTS OF PAIN IN THE WORKFORCE

At Avalon Laser Health, we treat acute and chronic pain conditions. This blog will be our way of sharing the information we gain treating our patients and through direct study. SOME EFFECTS OF PAIN IN THE WORKFORCE Just less than 40% of the population deals with chronic pain (defined as lasting longer than 6 months) on a daily basis. The costs associated with chronic pain are significant. In the workforce, we see absenteeism and reduced worker performance. 95% of those living with chronic pain report that they go in to work most days unless they feel too ill to manage. This situation is...


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HOMEOPATHY: AN EFFECTIVE HEALING THERAPY

Homeopathy is an increasingly popular system of holistic medicine worldwide. Since it was founded over 200 years ago Homeopathy has become a well-established and trusted field of alternative medicine


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ELBOW PAIN AND LASER THERAPY

As spring approaches avid golfers start dreaming of once again heading out to the golf course. For some the memory is of that nagging elbow pain that comes after a long game. Epicondylitis is a condition where the outer or the inner part of the elbow becomes tender and is often inflamed. When pain is on the inside aspect it is commonly called Golfer’s Elbow. Common names for the outer elbow pain are Tennis Elbow, Archer’s Elbow of Shooter’s Elbow. Pain often radiates into the forearm and is aggravated by gripping, lifting and extending the arm. Although it might suggest that this is only a...


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