Eat your Vegetables: Getting in Touch with your Alternate Roots

Eat your Vegetables: Getting in Touch with your Alternate Roots

World Health Day

Life keeps us busy. So much so that if we don’t take the time to stop and look around, we might just miss it. If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re consciously taking time for yourself. Hats off to you. Here are a few simple habits you can start implementing ..Continue Reading

What’s Irritating your Bowel?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder affecting about 10-15% of the adult population. It involves abdominal pain or cramping, discomfort, gas and bloating, and altered bowel habits (i.e. diarrhea, constipation, or alternating between the two). So what causes IBS? By definition, IBS has no structural, inflammatory, or ..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