Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s the Balance Orlando Difference? We’re Definitely Not A Spa.


You may have already read about the Balance Orlando difference, and how we target pain through medical massage and bodywork. And you may have heard us say “we’re not a spa” or “discover the difference!” But what actually makes us different from other places where you can get a massage? Let’s start with equipment: 1. ComfortCraft tables  Jim Craft is […]

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Lower Back Pain: Who Gets It And Why?

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Lower back pain is such a common affliction that, according to the NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), nearly 8 in 10 Americans are affected at some point in their lives. Along with acute or chronic pain, symptoms can include limited flexibility and range of motion, as well as an inability […]

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Shin Splints: Our Massage Therapist’s Take


You know the basics about shin splints; now read up on Balance Orlando’s own Mimi Ravndal‘s best practices for alleviating pain and healing this common injury. Although you can get shin splints from one über-intense bout of exercise, they occur more often as a repetitive injury that continues over the course of several exercise sessions. Once […]

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Shin Splints: Fast Facts


What are shin splints? Let us educate you: *The term “shin splints” is used loosely to refer to pain in the shin area. *Shin splints usually involve inflammation stemming from repetitive overuse injuries to the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the shinbone. *“Repetitive overuse injury” means you keep wiping your shin muscles out each time […]

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More Than Just A Pain In The Neck


Chronic or acute neck pain afflicts millions of people each year. In the United States, pain in the neck is the eighth leading cause of disability and accounts for more than 10 million ambulatory medical care visits each year, according to research summarized in the Annals of Family Medicine. Although many people are tempted to dismiss […]

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