Migraine Tips

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy, Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

The topic of migraine headaches is vast.  Anyone who suffers from migraines on a regular basis – knows they cannot be summed up in sentences and words.

Triggers and underlying causes can be many: hormonal and cyclical shifts; caffeine and alcohol; strong perfumes and odors; foods like baked yeast, strong cheeses, and nuts; changes in weather; mental and emotional tension and stress; – sometimes the cause seems to be idiopathic and unknown. (more…)

Protecting Yourself From Sunburn

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So, the sun is out and we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The warmth and the bright blue sky are what we have been waiting for but we often forget is how strong the sun becomes on days like this. We also forget to protect ourselves adequately from the harmful rays that can cause sunburn. Our Vancouver Naturopathic Doctors at Broadway Wellness want to remind: – Read the labels!- the same applies when you are buying sunscreen. (more…)

Home Care: Trigger Points + Foam Rolling

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

Massage therapy treatment plans differ from person to person depending on many factors such as pain level, schedules, and budget. All of these factors have to be taken into consideration to create a treatment plan that feels  effective. Tips for home care can be invaluable when we can’t schedule massage therapy as often as we may want but still have a persistent muscular- related problem we hope to address. (more…)

How often should you get a massage?

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Reprinted from whymassagetherapy.com, click link to view original source
September 1, 2009 by whymassagetherapy

“Without fail this is one of the most common questions I receive as a massage therapist. The truth is, though, how often you should get a massage treatment is very individual and doesn’t follow a set formula.

As a massage therapist, I am asked this question by every 9 clients out of 10.  There are several factors that I take into consideration, and these factors include, but aren’t limited to, the following: