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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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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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