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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Avocado, Fennel and Citrus Salad

What to do with the beautiful grapefruits and avocados in the store right now? Make this wonderful fresh salad! 1 orange 1 ruby red grapefruit 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar 1/4 tsp. salt 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 large avocados, peeled, halved and pitted 1 fennel bulb, halved and thinly sliced 1 cup pea sprouts, …

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Massage Therapy for Golf

Here is an excellent article by Kris Kelly of Las Vegas Massage. We sure agree on most points here especially of the possible problems associated in the repetitive nature of the golf game. And the benefits of massage therapy to help release the after effects of too much golfing or muscle imbalances. My favorite part is the …

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Massage Therapy and Exercise

At Massage Works Los Gatos we help many athletes get the most out of their training by keeping their muscles in tip top shape with regular massages. Whether someone is lifting weights hard core at the gym or training for an endurance race massage helps them feel better and reach their goals with less likelihood of injury. …

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Healthy Green Juice

Kick start your morning or Enliven your afternoon with this tasty green juice. I’ve been juicing several days a week for my husband and myself. I have found as long as I add apples and ginger almost any combo tastes great! 1 cucumber 3 stalks celery 1/2 bunch kale 2-3 apples seeded (fuji or granny …

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4 Exercises for Runners to Prevent Injury

A massage is great for your legs when you run often but to really keep them in great shape try these exercises. Among the happy by-products of taking up running? Lean, toned, enviable legs. But pounding the pavement isn’t enough. Prevent injury and improve muscle definition with these four simple strengthening and stretching moves. From …

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Massage Works for Pain Reduction

We all know that getting massage therapy feels good. Many athletes use regular massage to increase their recovery and improve performance. I have seen many good results with clients but a good study is even more proof of the benefits of massage. According to a study published online inScience Translational Medicine by researchers from the Buck …

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Happy St. Patty’s Day! Green Soup!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day here is something green! Greens are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. And many of us don’t get enough in our diets. Here is my favorite soup recipe super yummy too! Ingredients: 2tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced (I always use more) …

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Applesauce Multigrain Muffins

I found this recipe on the container of County Choice Organic Multi Grain Hot Cereal from Trader Joes. These  are healthy simple to make muffins that make a great grab and go breakfast. Muffins 1 Cup Country Choice Organic Multigrain Hot Cereal (or you could use rolled oats) uncooked 1- 1/2 cup organic flour 1 …

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5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Massage Therapy is a great way to relieve stress but here are 5 other excellent ideas from our local Eucalyptus Magazine Breathe Yoga Studio in Los Gatos is my go to studio of choice. They have a wonderful variety of classes to unwind even the most uptight bodies and minds.   Modern life can be …

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Foam Roller Exercise for Calf

This is a great way to work out the tight spots in the calves from standing, running or wearing high heeled shoes. Helps to prevent plantar fasciitis in the feet also. When you find a sore spot that is when you hold the spot and wait for it to release. You are working the Gastrocnemius …

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