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Unexpected benefits of leg massage

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 November 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
leg massage

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’re a frequent runner or a very active person—whether an athlete or not—you would understand and appreciate the therapeutic benefit of physical therapy, which includes stretching and massage.

For those of you who aren’t as active as you’d like to be, don’t fret, you can still benefit from therapeutic – or relaxation – lower limb massages.

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Simple tips for relieving heavy leg syndrome

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 June 2016, Healthy legs - varicose veins
heavy leg syndrome

One in two women suffer from venous insufficiency and “heavy leg syndrome.”

The problem is even more pronounced in summer, when heat dilates blood vessels and slows blood flow…

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5 tips to avoid heavy legs on plane

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
Heavy legs

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

No matter what form of transportation you use, sitting still for long periods of time can put you at risk for deep venous thrombosis.

This condition has earned the facetious nickname of “economy-class syndrome”, as it reflects the canned sardine-like nature of airplane seats in the economy class—and reduced leg space…
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Venous circulation and varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 April 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
leg massage

 Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist – Special collaboration

Summer is on the way, and many of us want to show our smooth, varicose vein-free legs. Varicose veins are formed by enlarged blood vessels in the legs, right under the skin’s surface. They are the result of damage to the venous valves, whose function is to prevent excessive accumulation of blood in a specific region. When they malfunction, venous pressure increases, which leads to a transfer of liquid into the surrounding tissues, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and leg pain.

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Leg cramps: Where do they come from?

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 June 2014, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Healthy Living
leg cramps

At night, leg cramps set in almost imperceptibly until you are suddenly overcome with pain and awakened from your precious slumber.

Leg cramps can occur for several reasons:

  • Varicose veins
  • Magnesium deficiency, which causes poor calcium absorption
  • Sudden decrease or increase in physical activity
  • Dehydration

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