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The benefits of massage are extensive. Massage therapy treatments will have a therapeutic affect and improve health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems.
Massage treatments aim to:
• Develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function – Massage therapy has become a staple of many professional athletes’ training regimens. But not just athletes. Lifestyle factors, such as long work hours or physically taxing tasks, lead many members of the workforce to seek the assistance of a massage therapist. A seemingly minor injury can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to stay physically active, participate fully in life, or even make a living if it becomes chronic. Massage therapy can be one of the ways of preventing that kind of outcome.
• Relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain – Some massage therapy techniques are specifically recommended for sore muscle tissues. An overly sore muscle cannot function properly. By alleviating or preventing pain, dysfunction can be combated. Continue reading →
This is what I do. This is a little tricky at first and may take many tries and some experimentation to get it perfect. It took me many tries to perfect it.
First, (lightly) spray a frying pan with cooking spray (optional). (I use Spartan brand extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil because there is no fat of any kind, calories, cholesterol, or sodium. They’re the healthiest I have found so far). Place the meat (Steak, pork steak, pork chops, etc) in the frying pan and turn it on high heat. Pour 8oz of water into the pan. Season the meat as you like and place a lid over the pan. (I use a large silver frying pan with a blue glass lid that is fairly tight to hold the heat and steam inside). Let it “boil” for about 3 to 5 minutes. (Honestly, I am not sure about the exact timing, because I have never timed it. I would just look at the meat and turn it over when it looks ready. I don’t know how else to put it into words). Remove the lid, flip the meat over, and replace the lid, for another 3 to 5 minutes. After this time remove the lid for good. (With the lid, the water evaporated but was quickly replaced right back to where it started from). Now without the lid the water will boil out. (Pay close attention to this… you don’t want to burn the future gravy this will make). After a few minutes the liquid, will start to thicken up. At this time, turn the heat down to medium. Take a flat steel or plastic spatula and press down on the meat. Let all the water evaporate and yes this will turn the bottom of your pan brown (but try not to burn it). (You may want to turn the heat up a little here). Flip the meat over a couple times to brown both sides of the meat like you normally would. Once the meat is to your liking, remove it and place it on a plate. Continue reading →