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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Hummus

I unpractically live on hummus! Love it, it’s super healthy, is cheap to make, travels well and you can eat with vegis, rice crackers in wraps or sandwiches. What is your favorite way to eat hummus? Here is a great basic hummus recipe with a couple of options like adding artichokes which is delicious! To make it …

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Massage Works for Shoulder Pain

I had the most amazing out come with a client who had been diagnosed with frozen shoulder. When I first saw her she was suffering from severe pain and immobility in her right arm. She was a nurse who spent much time working with ear patients and had held her arm lifted to her patients …

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Earth Day Tips to Go Green

I believe Earth Day isn’t just one day a year to focus on ways we can care for our planet but something we should make a part of our everyday lives. I try to incorporate new earth friendly practices every year. We use a water filter and use reusable water bottles. We use cloth napkins and towels. …

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Good Morning Juice

It’s a beautiful spring morning. This is the delicious juice we started today off with. I’m inspired by fit life tv here is his detox juice a good example of how to juice similar to what I made this morning. 3 small beets 2 celery stalks 2 carrots 1/3 bunch kale 1/2 bunch parsley 2 …

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Optimism May Help Protect Heart

Optimism feels good and here is an article that it is also good for your health! It shows up in your muscles also. In massage therapy if you have a positive attitude in general and about your pain improving we often see better results! Optimism May Help Protect Heart.  

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Curried Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

One of my favorite sources for healthy recipes since I eat mostly vegan is the blog fat free vegan. She has super healthy recipes that use seasonal ingredients and I try to use less fat at home. I have made this and it’s very tasty I add extra cayenne pepper or some chipotle powder because …

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Ice vs. Heat

At Massage Works Los Gatos we often see injuries not long after they occur… usually after a couple days. Even for the usual sore muscles we get asked a lot whether to apply ice or heat. I have learned from personal experience when I broke my ankle that immediately after an injury you apply ice to …

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Are You Positive? How and Why Affirmations Work.

Originally posted on Daily Health Boost:
Today’s Inspiration: Thewellnesswarrior.com.au “Until a few months ago I never really got into affirmations. However, after reading Louise Hay’s books  I started to understand the power of affirmations. I loved this article, written by Jessica, describes how affirmations work and why they are so powerful.” ~Sophie “An affirmation opens…

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The Future Of Massage || Massage Therapy Articles

The Future Of Massage || Massage Therapy Articles. This is a great article from Massage and Body Work Professionals about where massage may go in the future. I personally believe we will see more and more therapeutic uses and studies of the results of massage therapy. I believe there will be increased insurance coverage someday. …

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Magic Salad Dressing

I put this stuff on everything. I had an old roommate who named it “liquid crack”. It is similar to Goddess dressing but super easy to make at home in your blender. Great on salad of course or steamed vegis or rice or quinoa or leftover pasta or anything that needs some extra flavor! Pour …

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