Valentine’s Day… It’s Not Always About Cold Laser Therapy…

Robbie Adams February 20th 2018

Baby and Valentines

This past Valentine’s week and each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

St. Valentines

So buckle up, eat your chocolates and get romantic because BioFlex laser will not only educate you about Cold Laser Therapy / LLLT for pain. BioFlex Laser will also expand your mind in areas you never thought were possible. So today we present to you:

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day


  1. Valentine’s Day started as a form of rebellion

The most popular theory about Valentine’s Day origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime.

Saint Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings, which means this day was originally founded on an act of rebellion! So be rebellious on that special day and claim it’s meant to be!

Saint Valentin

  1. Signing your messages with a kiss is nothing new

Typing a long line of kisses at the end of a message is something many of us do but while you may associate it most with the modern “text” era, this little symbol actually has a much longer history.

Some think the cute ‘x’ symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times when very few individuals could write and would end each of their letters with an ‘x’ embossed in wax or ink to show their sincerity. This evolved to represent the kiss and the rest is history (we’re not sure who decided to add ‘o’ symbols to represent hugs but we’re pretty sure it happened a fair bit later! And hugs and kisses go together like peanut butter and chocolate… And who doesn’t love that combination?


  1. Not all valentines are chosen on purpose

Receive a valentine today and it’s a sign that someone has a secret crush on you. Go back to the Middle Ages though and the situation is a little different. It’s the middle ages after all…

Back then, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their valentine. The single women’s names would be added to an urn and single men of the town would take a name out and pin it to their sleeves for one whole week. This would allow everyone in the town to see who their valentine was and could be where the term “wearing your heart on your sleeve” originates.  Now that’s what you call a ‘Blind Date’.

Blind Date

  1. Nearly three quarters of men will buy flowers on Valentine’s Day

While it is hardly surprising that more men buy flowers on Valentine’s Day than women, it may shock you to learn just how many men pick up a bouquet. Around 73% of men will buy flowers on the big day while just over one quarter (27%) of women will do the same. Come on ladies! Men need some loving too!

Bring back that loving feeling….

loving feeling

  1. Red roses have been associated with love since Ancient Rome

We are all aware that the red rose is a common purchase around the time of Valentine’s Day… Do you know why? Let us tell you….


Roses, and red ones in particular, have become a symbol of love and are therefore heavily connected with the day. The origin of this tradition stretches as far back as Ancient Rome when the red rose was the favorite flower of Venus: the Goddess of love. Don’t ever mess with the Goddess of love. She might smite you for not showing the love…


  1. Henry VIII decided when Valentine’s Day should be celebrated

Marrying a total of six women throughout his lifetime, there’s no denying Henry VIII was a BIG fan of women and probably a rather big romance – but did you know he is responsible for when we actually celebrate Valentine’s Day? Back in 1537, King Henry VIII declared by Royal Charter that Valentine’s Day would be a public holiday and chose the 14th of February as the official day of celebration. With so many wives, he most likely would forget all their birthdays and would get into hot water for it so I assume he made it that specific day for memory purposes. Smartphone’s with reminder apps didn’t exist in 1537….

That last portion I made up….

King Henry VIII

  1. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards

Valentine’s cards are big news for those of school age but surprisingly it is teachers, not pupils, who stand to benefit the most. Teachers generally receive the largest number of Valentine’s Day cards with children, mothers, wives and pets (yes, pets) filling the rest of the top five recipient’s list. I wonder where giving an Apple to your teacher falls in with this… Unless of course it’s a Candy Apple and then it’s all good…

Valentines Card

So there you have it! 7 things you didn’t know about Valentine’s day!

BioFlex Laser… Industry leading Cold laser therapy technology at your fingertips! It can’t mend a broken heart, however it can help you with your Musculoskeletal pain and injuries!


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Laser therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease. Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote tissue healing and resolve inflammation. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of laser therapy are long lasting.

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  • Cold laser therapy or phototherapy is considered safe and non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects of BioFlex Laser Therapy throughout the company’s nearly 30 year history.
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