Trauma and Chronic Pain: Understanding the Mind, Body Connection

Trauma and Chronic Pain: Understanding the Mind, Body Connection

As a therapist, the question often comes if one issue can influence another issue a client may be experiencing. The answer is yes. More and more clients report experiencing the effects of chronic pain. What’s more, there are also an increasing amount of clients that consult for trauma. How do ..Continue Reading

Foam Rolling to Reduce Pain

Foam Rolling to Reduce Pain

Foam rollers are an awesome and simple tool that can be used to help reduce pain in your muscles and joints.  They are easy to use and transport so you can work on your pain management at home, the gym, or even at the office! There are a variety of ..Continue Reading

Foods Can Help Reduce Inflammation

Foods Can Help Reduce Inflammation

Arthritis is a degenerative condition that is characterized by inflammation and sometimes derangement of the joints. It can be both painful and debilitating.  The classification includes commonly known conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, but is also used to classify conditions such as Gout, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia. Inflammation is ..Continue Reading

Medicinal and Non Medicinal Treatment of Arthritis

Medicinal and Non Medicinal Treatment of Arthritis

There are many different types of arthritis that affect people of all ages, ethnicities and gender. Arthritis does not affect only the elderly. In fact, more than three in five people diagnosed with arthritis are under the age of 65. Canadian statistics suggest that there may be slightly more women ..Continue Reading

Reducing Arthritic Pain in the Hand and Wrist

Reducing Arthritic Pain in the Hand and Wrist

As a massage therapist, I work daily with clients that suffer from chronic pain associated with arthritis. Particularly troublesome is arthritis in the hands and wrists, as it is not only painful, but limits one’s ability to do the activities of daily life like opening doors, writing and picking up ..Continue Reading

Ending Isolation and Loneliness

Ending Isolation and Loneliness

According to the World Suicide Prevention Day website, 800 000 people end their lives through suicide, but it is thought that as many as 25 times that number have attempted in doing so. Isolation plays a large role with regards to this. Many who have attempted suicide have said that ..Continue Reading

Self-Care the Lavallee Way

Self-Care the Lavallee Way

Each year July 24 is recognized as International Self-Care Day (ISD). This is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of self-care and to encourage the general public to practice responsible self-care 24 hours a day seven days a week. At the Lavallee Health Centre, we understand ..Continue Reading

O Canada was Composed by a Lavallee

O Canada was Composed by a Lavallee

Our national anthem was composed by a man named Calixa Lavallee in the year 1880  in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. My grandfather always told us that Calixa was a distant relative of ours and that we should be proud of our musical roots and the role our family played in ..Continue Reading

Brain Hacking to Move Better: Coach Patricia & Balance Program Fitness

Brain Hacking to Move Better: Coach Patricia & Balance Program Fitness

Using the Brain to Fix the Body We partnered with Patricia Careau, owner of L.E.A.P High Performance School of Fitness to facilitate the movement requirements of our Balance Program. It is Patricia’s unique approach to physical fitness that make her a natural fit for our holistic wellness programming. Patricia Careau ..Continue Reading

Men Can Ask For Help Too

Men Can Ask For Help Too

As men, we are taught early on to be providers. We sacrifice a lot to make sure our loved ones are well taken care of. And that can mean putting our own personal stuff on the back burner. And yet, like anything else, it can creep back into our lives ..Continue Reading