Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain

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Trigger points are hyper-sensitive, tightened areas that can occur in any of the more than 400 muscles in the human body.  These spots (or nodules) are located within taut bands in the muscle.  They can cause pain, burning, stinging, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms.  They have a unique property called referred pain, meaning they can hurt not only right where they are, but in other places simultaneously. Massage therapy is a wonderful resource for getting muscles back into their most healthy state. (more…)

Exciting News: We’ve Moved!

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Broadway Wellness is open for business in our new clinic space!

This exciting change has taken Broadway Wellness to a bright and shiny, new, refreshed clinic space with lots of natural light. Our new location will offer a similar convenient location but many improved amenities, including elevator access and no traffic noise pollution.

Where?

Unit 610 – 2525 Willow Street
(Willow Professional Building)
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Not far! Only 3 blocks east down Broadway.

When?

We officially opened our doors on Monday July 9th. Please come and visit us!

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Our new location is on the Southwest corner of West Broadway and Willow St. This opens up more convenient transit options such as:

  • #99 B-Line bus stop – Within a block!
  • #9 bus route – Right out front!
  • Broadway-City Hall Canada Line skytrain station (@ Cambie Street) – Only a short walk (3 blocks)!
Parking Options
  • Ample, affordable options:
    • Across West Broadway, between Laurel & Willow on West 8th Ave (Shoppers Drug Mart $2/hr, various other lots)
    • Free 1-2 hour/pay parallel parking on West 8th, 7th, Willow, Laurel
  • For convenience and proximity:
    • $2.75/30 min: Willow Professional Building
    • $2.75/30 min: Across Willow St. in Fairmont Medical Building

Self Care with Foam Rollers

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Foam rollers are on the rise as an effective form of self-massage treatment and self-care.  You’ll notice more gyms and fitness centres are equipped with long cylindrical foam rollers. It is also an inexpensive option for you to continue muscle care at home through a number of exercises! (more…)

Massage Therapy Reduces Inflammation: Study

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A Canadian study has shown that massage therapy reduces the pain associated with damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammatory messages to muscle cells.

Scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton have found evidence that massage therapy dulls muscle pain in a biologically similar way to anti-inflammatory pills and should be considered a viable alternative to pain medication.

The study focused on 11 men in their twenties who performed exhausting physical exercise for over an hour.  Massage techniques common in rehabilitation were then applied to specific muscles which were then autopsied.  They found that just ten minutes of massage resulted in a reduction of inflammation in the targeted muscles.

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