You’ve heard the expression, “If you don’t have your health you have nothing.” Take it from those who are bedridden or restricted to a wheelchair because of their health, that this statement is true.
Studies have shown that stress has a huge effect on your health. Stress and worry can lead to immune system breakdown and heart-related issues.
Studies also show that being grateful and happy can reduce stress and anxiety. For example, it is known that 50% of our inclination to be happy is genetic (something you can’t affect very much), 10% is based on your surroundings/life circumstances (family, career, finances), and 40% is “deliberate action”. Deliberate actions are things we can control through our behaviour.
When we are stressed our body’s defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology can assist in reducing stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Improved Immune System
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Reflexology revitalizes energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up the energy pathways.
By taking deliberate action and choosing reflexology you can begin improving your health today! Give us a call today at 403-301-3730 to discover how laser treatments can help.
Hope you had a wonderful Family Day long weekend and were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone : ) The weather here in Calgary certainly lent itself to getting outdoors and enjoying some fresh air, blue skies and Vitamin D!
As beautiful as the weather’s been in our city lately, with the warm Chinook winds rolling in, I’ve had numerous calls about people suffering with nasty “Chinook headaches”.
Even though one of a Chinook’s most striking features is the Chinook arch (a band of stationary stratus clouds) and even gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, these warm Rocky Mountain winds can cause profound weather changes which can set off severe headaches, and even migraines, in some locals who suffer with them.
Headaches are caused when blood vessels in the brain expand and press against nerves. A migraine can have many symptoms characterized by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, auras (light spots), numbness and difficulty in speech. Migraines are definitely known for their severe pain and can last for days, and in some cases weeks, making life pretty debilitating.
If you’re one of those souls who long to enjoy the lovely Chinook weather and beauty that accompanies it, but who suffers badly from these weather-related headaches, relief IS possible.
LLLT is more and more in demand for treating migraine headaches. Low level laser, instead of needles, targets key energy points on the body helping patients heal more quickly and with longer lasting results, allowing them to get back to their daily lives. Low level laser therapy is a safe and non-drug alternative for pain control.
Calgary Laserworks is happy to arrange a FREE consultation at your convenience.
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.
Did you know that reflexology originated just about the same time as acupuncture?
No one in the West had heard of reflexology until an American ear, nose and throat specialist named Dr. William Fitzgerald, introduced it at the beginning of this century. He took the first steps toward dividing the body into ten reflex zones and 3000 years after its conception reflexology came to America.
In 1930, Eunice Ingham, a masseur, refined the “zone therapy” developed by Fitzgerald, to what is known today as reflexology. She was instrumental in charting the feet in detail to determine which part of the sole corresponded to which part of the body.
Reflexology can bring immense relief in the following areas:
Give us a call at 403-301-3730. We’ll help you discover this ancient, yet effective, form of therapy.
Did you know that Reflexology originated just about the same time as Acupuncture?
No one in the West had heard of Reflexology until an American ear, nose and throat specialist named Dr. William Fitzgerald, introduced it at the beginning this century. He took the first steps toward dividing the body into ten reflex zones and 3000 years after its conception Reflexology came to America.
In 1930 Eunice Ingham, a masseur, refined the “zone therapy” developed by Fritgerald, to what is known today as Reflexology. She was instrumental in charting the feet in detail to determine which part of the sole corresponded to which part of the body.
Many conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, diabetes, headaches, PMS and sinusitis to name a few can be helped with Reflexology.
Calgary Laser Works & Reflexology can guide you through the process of discovering this ancient form of therapy.