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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Stretching

If you are a runner or spend a lot of time sitting these are great stretches. They release the hips and hamstrings which will bring relief to the lower back as well!

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Could You be Magnesium Deficient?

There is such an emphasis in the medical community to supplement calcium… but have we forgotten Magnesium. A critical mineral I have suspected myself to be deficient of. I have been trying a new magnesium soak. That helps the body absorb the magnesium through the skin called Zen Magnesium Bath and find it soothing and has …

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

This is one of my favorite simple dishes that makes a great side, salad or meal. Normally tabbouleh is made with bulgur wheat is made healthier with the addition of quinoa a superfood grain. 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water salt 2 medium ripe tomatoes diced or 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half 1/4 …

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Body Fat Reduction Now Available

Massage Works Los Gatos is pleased to announce Body Sculpt by Laser, LLC as a new service added to its list of specialized treatments. Body Sculpt is a cutting edge therapy developed to reduce body fat without any of the pain or risks usually associated with plastic surgery. Using powerful tissue coagulation, collagen stimulation and …

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Benefits of Massage: Physically Relaxes the Body

Benefits of Massage, part 1 Relaxation is the benefit of massage everyone knows about and expects from your massage. With our busy lives full of activity and stress relaxation is a major benefit even if you originally seek out massage for healing of an injury. Massage therapy provides relief to people from all walks of …

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The Hunt For The Perfect Pillow

The most difficult question I get from clients is what kind of pillow should I sleep on? It is difficult because everyone is so different. I can assure you I have had to massage many a knotted up neck due to bad pillows! I had found a great orthopedic pillow at a local bed shop …

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Tangerine Green Tea

This is a super antioxidant metabolism boosting drink a major improvement over soda and high sugar sports drinks! I had an orange on hand and that works great too. Dr. Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade Recipe For a powerful metabolism-boosting drink, try Dr. Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade. It contains: green tea, shown to boost metabolism 12% by drinking …

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Massage Therapy breaks up “The Fuzz”

Watch this incredible video by Gil Hedley about “the fuzz”. The tacky material that forms between muscles that should otherwise easily slide by each other. It’s a bit graphic but fascinating. Explains why it is natural to stretch upon waking in the morning even watch animals they stretch when they get up too. You want …

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Breath Meditation

Consciously breathing is a wonderful way to reduce stress. When we have stress in our lives we begin to breathe more shallow which exacerbates tension.   Do this 4 minute breathing exercise to refresh your body and reduce stress.   To start breathe deeply a few times, then follow these steps, repeating each one three …

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

Here is a great treat I have found that is quite low sugar and vegan! Ingredients: 1 cup roasted almonds 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup canola, safflower or grapeseed oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup barley flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon …

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