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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Lu’s Tips For Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Balance Orlando owner and certified Rolfer™ Lu Mueller-Kaul shares her tips for treating plantar fasciitis, gleaned from years of helping clients with this chronic foot condition. Want to know how to treat your feet? Read on. 1. For Plantar Fasciitis, Rest is Required This might mean taking it easy for a couple of days when […]

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Lower Back Pain: Who Gets It And Why?

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

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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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Lymphedema: This Condition Needs A Light Touch

Lymphedema is swelling, usually in the arms or legs, due to a blockage of the lymph passages. The lymph passages are defined as “vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body, and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.” Lymphedema caused by lymphatic obstruction is most often found in individuals who have […]

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Shin Splints: Fast Facts

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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

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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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Got Neck Pain? We’ve Got Neck Stretches.

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Stretches for Neck Pain Over the long run, stretching and strength training for your neck will provide the most sustained benefit when it comes to keeping the pain away. To ease your neck pain, you will want to begin with a series of gentle, slow range of motion exercises, moving your neck up and down, […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): What You Need To Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is also known as median nerve dysfunction or median nerve entrapment. The median nerve is the nerve that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. When there is pressure on this nerve, symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand and fingers can occur. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, […]

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How To Ease The Pain of Sciatica

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If you are experiencing severe sciatic pain, especially weakness in the leg, please see a medical doctor before pursuing alternative treatments. What can I do to ease the pain of sciatica? Physicians may prescribe a range of medicines to ease the symptoms of the pain of sciatica, including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, narcotics, and even some low-grade […]

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