Cold laser therapy – alternative method of pain relief

Cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used for years on patients seeking effective, alternative methods of pain relief. In fact, cold laser procedures are an excellent option for patients who require treatment, but who prefer to avoid medication or invasive treatments.

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure meaning that it does not heat or cut the tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. This means that there is no prolonged recovery time. The laser works at a cellular level by utilizing specific wavelengths of light to interact with your tissue which helps to accelerate your body’s natural healing mechanism.

Cold laser therapy has been used to treat a broad range of both acute and chronic conditions including migraine headaches, neck, back and knee pain, arthritis, sports injuries, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, to name a few.

Cold laser therapy does not mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease like many pharmacological treatments. It treats the underlying condition to promote healing. This means that the benefits of cold laser therapy gives maximum opportunity for repairing damaged tissue in the shortest amount of time.

Cold laser therapy can be easily administered. The cold lasers are handheld devices often the size of a flashlight. Clinicians place the laser directly over the affected area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit. It is quick and painless!

Please note that cold laser therapy has definitely shown major benefits for chronic pain sufferers, but the healing response time may not be as quick as when compared to acute sufferers. While each session only takes a few minutes, it may take a series of treatments before you can gauge its effectiveness.

Overall, cold laser therapy can help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality, thereby relieving those pain-filled days and sleepless nights, ultimately giving you your life back.

Call us here at Calgary Laserworks today to discuss how we can help alleviate your pain.


In Remembrance…

On Wednesday November 11, 2015 we pay tribute and remember those members of the armed forces – some who selflessly sacrificed their own precious lives in the line of duty — who have served their nation in war, in armed conflict, and in the effort of sustaining world peace.

Past, present and future we salute those who have served and those who continue to serve at home and overseas. Without them there would be no freedom.

Fall back on Halloween night…

As the saying goes, spring forward, fall back…

Don’t forget to turn back your clocks this weekend and enjoy that extra hour of sleep Saturday night!

“Daylight Savings Time” is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer, and back again in the fall.

Daylight savings time will end with a “fall back” to standard time on Sunday November 1, at 2:00 a.m.

And, Happy Halloween…

If you’re a kid or a kid at heart who gets an adrenaline rush out of being scared to death, check out Fright Nights Halloween Events Guide. You will experience haunted houses, Halloween themed carnival games, creepy and disturbing entertainment, and FEAR.

Why try Low Level Laser Therapy?

Isn’t it time to put an end to your nicotine addiction, try something new to reduce stress, anxiety and those excruciating migraine headaches, or even get help with weight loss?

Here’s how Low Level Laser Therapy can help…

– Technology has improved to the point where laser therapy is a safe, highly effective and affordable way to quit smoking once and for all.

– Laser therapy stimulates the release of endorphins, those natural “feel-good” chemicals, creating a feeling of well-being. Stress and anxiety can interrupt the smooth flow of energy throughout the body, but laser therapy has been shown to help the energy flow smoothly, reducing stress and lowering anxiety.

– Laser therapy targets key energy points on the body helping patients heal more quickly and with longer lasting results. It is a safe and non-drug alternative for pain control, including the oftentimes debilitating pain that comes with migraine.

– As a weight loss treatment, laser therapy activates cells effectively jump-starting the body’s metabolism and suppressing the appetite and controlling food cravings.

Low Level Laser therapy promotes healing on so many levels. It’s as simple as that! It’s time to live a healthier, happier life – you deserve it!

If you’d like to speak with us today, please don’t hesitate to call 403-301-3730. We’d be delighted to help.

Happy Thanksgiving

Oh my gosh – time sure is flying by at a break neck pace. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since our homes were filled with family and friends for a festive meal and to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. This weekend we do it all over again.

Calgary Laserworks wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise…then you will discover the fullness of your life.”

– Brother David Steindl-Rast

International Day of Peace

Monday September 21, 2015 is International Peace Day.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. It is sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day. The day was first celebrated on Tuesday 21 September 1982. The theme of the first International Day of Peace was the Right to peace of all people.

International Peace Day is dedicated to world peace, and The United Nations “invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day.”

As individuals we can take a moment on Monday to do a random act of kindness, simply something to brighten someone’s day. Speaking a kind word, writing a note of gratitude to someone you love, holding a door open for someone, lighting a candle, buying a coffee for the person in the vehicle behind you at your local cafe drive-thru, or simply acknowledging someone with a smile, are things we’re all capable of. The smallest act of nurturing inner peace can change the world one person at a time.

Enrich your life – get rid of unhealthy stress!

Not all stress is bad. In fact, stressful challenges are necessary to become stronger both physically and mentally. That said, the positive effects of overcoming too much unhealthy stress can:

  • Lower anxiety levels
  • Reduce mood swings
  • Improve sleeping patterns
  • Restore calm to the mind and body
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enhance work performance & productivity
  • Increase energy and motivation
  • Increase feeling of general well-being and purpose so that you can enjoy life more fully
  • Enhance a healthier immune system and reduce your risk of heart disease or hypertension
  • Contribute to looking better and living a longer life

If you’re finding it difficult to manage your stress levels and are concerned that’s it’s becoming chronic (lasting longer than 3 months), low level laser therapy is a very good option. This type of laser treatment involves the application of a cold, soft, non-invasive laser beam to specific energy points on the body (ears, hands, arms, wrist, below knees and feet) which helps increase the endorphin levels, which can ultimately help reduce stress.

Anxiety and tension are not strength. Being relaxed, centered and peaceful is being strong and secure. Isn’t it time for YOU to take control of your own life?

Call 403-301-3730 to learn more or to arrange an appointment. You’ll be relieved when you do!

Why Cold Laser Therapy?

  • Quick relief from inflammation
  • Accelerates healing
  • Reduces pain fast
  • Extremely safe & non-invasive

Cold laser/Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain and inflammation, repair tissue and heal wounds, remove scars, regenerate nerves, as well as solve addictions such as smoking.

How does it work?

Cold laser therapy helps tissues, muscle, skin and nerves to heal faster as it works at the cellular level. It is low-intensity laser therapy that uses low levels of light to stimulate healing. It doesn’t cause your tissues to heat up like aesthetic or surgical lasers. Low-level light is applied directly to the problem area and the tissue then absorbs the light. Generally, this application leads to a chemical or biological reaction to red and near infrared light and subsequently damaged cells have a physiological reaction that helps promote their healing/regeneration.

Cold laser therapy is painless and non-invasive and there’s no need for medication or other preparation. During the procedure, you’ll feel the laser device against your skin, but it does not create heat, vibration or sound. Even better, it is safe and there are generally no side effects or reported adverse results.

Please note, that while each session only takes a few minutes, it may take a series of treatments before you can gauge its effectiveness.

If you’d like to learn more about how cold laser therapy can help or if you have a question, call 403-301-3730 or email:

Heritage Day in Alberta

Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August each year. In 2015, Heritage Day falls on Monday August 3. Perfect, another summer long weekend ; )

Although it is not a statutory holiday, and businesses can choose whether or not to recognize the day as a general holiday, many Calgarians use this day as an optional holiday to celebrate the province’s heritage.

There are plenty of fun things to do with your family and friends.

If you love the outdoors, you may want to use the long weekend to go on a camping trip, a hiking tour, an afternoon stroll on our city’s fantastic pathways, a trip to the zoo, or even just a quiet retreat.

Many families visit Heritage Park and take a trip back through time, while others take in the festivities at Prince’s Island Park. A visit to the local museums, such as Fort Calgary, won’t disappoint. It celebrates Alberta’s Heritage Day with interpretive tours, movies, crafts, face paintings, a treasure hunt and genealogy presentations. Something for everyone!

Or maybe you prefer the indoors and that’s OK too! There are tons of things from which to choose. You can play board games at home, catch a movie, walk the mall, enjoy a concert, or even have a blast learning at the Science Centre.

For those who just love to kick back you could share a chat over a special coffee, or enjoy a leisurely meal at your favourite hangout. Whatever you do, celebrate in style…

We wish everyone a safe & enjoyable Heritage Day long weekend.