Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial Release Technique

Massage is a therapy enjoyed by many of our clients. Massage therapy works with the body’s muscles, assisting them to remove toxins and encouraging them to relax and release tension. Although this can be very beneficial in some clients, the connective tissues surrounding the muscles may not completely release. Consequently ..Continue Reading

Top 10 ways to Spring Clean our Life

Top 10 ways to Spring Clean our Life

As we enter the Spring season we start to clean up. Here are our top 10 tips to assist with cleaning our lives: Slay the Sugar Dragon. Starting in October we participate in many celebrations that seem to involve decadent sugary treats from Thanksgiving to Easter. Spring is a great ..Continue Reading

Dual Massage – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing….Together

Dual Massage – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing….Together

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 ..Continue Reading

Stress Related Jaw Pain and Massage Treatment of the TMJ

Stress Related Jaw Pain and Massage Treatment of the TMJ

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. As the holiday season ..Continue Reading

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Beating Holiday Stress

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Beating Holiday Stress

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.  I could go on and on, but what I am ..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

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

Helping Youth Cope With Mental Illness

Helping Youth Cope With Mental Illness

May 7, 2017 is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day, and this year we’re challenging you to connect with youth in our community. Currently 15% of Canadian youth are facing mental health challenges. That number significantly increases when we look at how this crisis impacts the family unit and ..Continue Reading

Lymphedema: Prevention First

Lymphedema: Prevention First

I have no personal experience with breast cancer.  The women in my family have been mostly blessed with good health and perhaps good genes. My maternal grandmother battled  bone cancer that metastasized from breast cancer, but I was only five at the time.  My only real memory is of the ..Continue Reading