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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Who Put the Peanut butter in my Chocolate Cookies

My friend Amy introduced me to these cookies and they are hands down my favorite! They are also gluten free, vegan and disappear in a hurry! There is truly no better combination then peanut butter and chocolate! 1/4 cup unrefined sugar 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 cup + 1 Tbs  barley, spelt or gluten …

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Release the IT Band on Foam Roller

A memory of a client when I had directed them on how to do this exercise. They had tried it at home between their massages and told me “it hurts!” I answered “perfect that means you’re doing it right”. Rolling the Iliotibial Band or IT Band is uncomfortable and even painful but it is the …

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Say No to GMO’s

Genetically Modified Foods scare me and I am totally against them just to be up front. Here is an excellent blog written on the blog Organic Authority about how California’s labeling of GMO’s can change the world. If you have seen the film “The Future of Food” or read the book “Seeds of Deception” you know how …

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Greek-Style Vegi Burgers

Perfect to bring to a BBQ or grill up for a quick nutritious burger at home! Very flavorful and healthy, full of protein, fiber and phytonutients! Make extras and freeze some individually wrapped in parchment paper so you will have your own vegi burgers ready to go. 1/2 cup dried lentils (you could buy the …

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Massage Works for Relief During Cancer

We have had the privilege of working with some clients who have gone through or are undergoing cancer treatments. Massage during cancer can help relieve pain and increase circulation and removal of toxins in the body. Massage therapy also imparts a feeling of well being and relaxation in the body at a time when encouraging a healing …

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Massage Works… not your average massage.

I had another client tell me about how they mentioned to a friend they were going to get a massage and the answer they got was, “it must be nice” and the client explained to them that she has injuries and the massages are therapeutic and really address her issues. Not to mention when she …

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Healthy Cole Slaw

This week for foodie Friday I wanted to give you a go to salad for the whole summer. It’s fresh, crunchy, surprisingly sweet bits and incredibly simple to make! The great thing about cabbage slaws is they will hold up to transport and even be good the next day, not turn to mush like regular …

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HSA for Massage

Do you have an Health Savings Account through your job? If you do you can likely use it for your massages. We at Massage Works have many clients who use their HSA accounts to pay for their bodywork because it is a health expense. It’s super handy when you simply have a debit card to …

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7 Yoga Postures to do Daily

7 Best Yoga Poses to Soothe Back Pain – Back Pain Center – Everyday Health http://soc.li/uninMRc If I had to choose 7 yoga poses to do every day this would be them. You will often find me doing these at the end of the day to stretch my back and legs out if I wasn’t …

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Curry Pickled Beets

I love vinegar and pickles here is a fantastic quick way to make pickled beets. Which make a tangy addition to any salad! Beets have many wonderful heath benefits as well so add them to your meals as much as possible! Curry and Fennel Marinated Beets 5-6 small or medium beets 1/2 cup apple cider …

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