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TENNIS BALLS - More than a bouncy sport's object

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TENNIS BALLS For Natural Pain Relief

The following (http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/natural-pain-relief-tennis-ball) is a wonderful article sharing how to use 2 tennis balls to reduce pain when you're not able to get a massage and from a book The Roll Model by yoga teacher Jill Miller.
"You can get into tight areas with tennis balls since these moves get into the deepest layers of your muscle and connective tissue to pry apart adhesions so your muscles can fully contract and stretch," says Miller.
These 10 exercises help achy feet, stiff knees, tight thighs, sore hips, a cramped back, bad posture, a tight chest, tense shoulders, tired hands, and a stiff neck.
Who knew tennis balls could be so versatile and beneficial?

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The St. Patrick's Day SUPERFOOD of the WEEK -

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CABBAGE - The St. Patrick's Day SUPERFOOD


SWEDISH MASSAGE - Did you know???

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The Most Popular & Classic Form of the Soft Tissue Techniques YES, SWEDISH MASSAGE ---Is also known as the 'SPA' MASSAGEMost common and best-known type of massage in the WestUses massage oils or lotions to enable SMOOTH movementsRhythmic and Relaxing massageUses gliding strokes or touchUses firm yet gentle, constant pressure but NOT deep pressureExtra pressure can be used on areas of specific muscle tensionEases muscle tensionBased on anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy workBreaks up muscle knots (or adhesions)For relaxation and reduction of edema, the direction of the movement is toward the heart or in the direction of blood flowFor fibrotic areas, a cross-fiber direction is usedVarious parts of the hand, forearm, and elbow may be used during Swedish massage Pioneered by a Swedish physiologist Per Henrik Ling at the University of StockholmSwedish massage is the foundation massage for other massage techniques (deep tissue massage, sports massage, and aromatherapy …

OUR CLIENTS OF THE MONTH - Bobby & Shanna McCarron

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INTRODUCING - Bobby and Shanna McCarron If you're a San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club member, you probably recognize Shanna - one of the club's wonderful Personal Trainers and the Group Exercise Coordinator.
Shanna and her husband Bobby have been receiving massages for over 15 years!
Their answer as to why they receive massages - "I get massages because I think with all my workouts and daily activity, my body forgets how to relax.  Massage reminds me to breathe and release inner tension that I don't realize I have.  We have also used massage as rehab.  Massage helps loosen muscles that have been injured or overused.  We believe massage helps us recover faster."
McCarron Family Sports: Bobby - baseball Shanna - run, weight training, dance Their children: Maelce - competitive cheer; 14 years old; Massage has helped Maelce with her overuse injury from cheer, as well as helping reduce her stress level. Maxx - Tae Kwon Do, Parkour
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