Dual Massage – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing….Together

lavallee February 4, 2018 Massage

There is a scene in a movie I like, where an Italian man tells an American woman that her problem is that she is woefully unaware of how to relax.  He calls it “the sweetness of doing nothing”. Maybe you’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love and enjoyed watching Julia Roberts embrace the concept that our lives should be more than relentless routines of work, schedules and general busyness.

Stress Related Jaw Pain and Massage Treatment of the TMJ

lavallee January 5, 2018 Massage

Do you notice yourself clenching your teeth during the day? Does your partner wake you up telling you  that you were grinding your teeth? Do you wake up with headaches in the morning?  If so, you may be experiencing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues caused by stress.

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Beating Holiday Stress

lavallee December 22, 2017 Massage

The Holidays are coming! For many people, this could mean hours of planning, late night wrapping, the In-law’s shitsu (Sir Elton the Third) who pees on your brand-new carpet every time someone enters your house or driving in terrible conditions.

Trauma and Chronic Pain: Understanding the Mind, Body Connection

Ali-John Chaudhary November 6, 2017 Wellness

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 these two interrelate? Let's find out.

Foam Rolling to Reduce Pain

Jaime Smith November 6, 2017 Physiotherapy

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!

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