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April 2017 Archives - Muscle Restoration // Fort Collins muscle restoration therapist

The Power-Massage

April 25, 2017 | By | No Comments

It would be incredible to receive a massage several times a month, but realistically most of us just don’t have the time, the money, or both. I know the feeling well.

Fortunately, we have a solution for you. Many of our clients have experienced a service we call Target Massage. Target Massage is a therapeutic treatment that utilizes multiple tools to help clients heal faster. One of those tools is a massage buffer. Over the years our Target Massage clients have continually commented on how relaxing and enjoyable the massage buffer is. Clients say they love coming in for the Target Massage sessions just for the massage buffer.

So, we have decided to try something new.  We will now be offering 15-minute full body Power-Massages. If you have had a bad day and need to reset, come in for a 15-minute Power-Massage.  If you have had a hard workout or need to recover from playing a sport or game, the 15-minute Power-Massage is the perfect treatment for you!

The Power-Massage is done fully clothed and it only takes 15 minutes. It is a quick and convenient way to get 15 minutes of relaxation into your busy life.

Pricing

$22.50 for 15-minute treatment

$175 for a 10-Pack (Save $50)

$300 for a 20-Pack (Save $150)

Scheduling Your 15-Minute Buffer Massage

Buffer Massages will be scheduled with our massage therapists, Colton or Abel. When booking online, schedule a Buffer Massage. Be sure to also let them know if you have specific areas you would like them to focus on.

To schedule your full body Buffer Massage you can go online or call the office at (970) 449 – 9757.

Tips to Increase Daily Antioxidant Intake

April 7, 2017 | By | No Comments

1. Properly prepare your fruits and vegetables
The way you prepare your fruits and vegetables can significantly affect the level of nutrients in you consume. Cooking can destroy the nutrients in some fruits and vegetables, while increasing bio-availability in others. When cooked for 30-minutes, tomatoes antioxidant levels have been shown to increase up to 35%. On the other hand, bell peppers are best consumed raw because they lose a significant amount of nutrients when cooked.
Tips for maximizing antioxidant content of cooked veggies:
  • Don’t peel
  • Minimize chopping
  • Don’t soak in water pre-cooking, water soluable nutrients like vitamin C leach into the water
  • Cook quickly at a high heat rather than slowly on a lower heat
  • Don’t cook in copper pots (this reduces the amount of vitamin C)
  • Boiling and steaming are the best methods for maintaining antioxidant levels for most vegetables
2. Taste the rainbow!
Eating an assortment of colorful fruits and vegetables provides you with a variety of different antioxidants. Antioxidants are often responsible for the variety of colors we see among fruits and vegetables. By diversifying the colors of your food, you are providing your body with a spectrum of nutrients it needs for optimal wellness.
3. Drink ’em up.
Green drinks, smoothies, and green tea are also great sources of antioxidants. Juicing is an easy way to consume your recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables. Just beware of your sugar intake when it comes to fruit juice and smoothies. Make sure to stay away from your standard, store bought juices like orange juice and apple juice. These drinks tend to be high in sugar.  Matcha green tea is also especially rich in antioxidants. You can drink matcha green tea alone, or try adding it to your smoothies and juice.
4. Eats nuts!
Some may be surprised to learn that nuts and seeds are actually incredibly rich in antioxidants. So, when it comes to snacking between meals try a handful of brazil nuts, almonds, or sunflower seeds. Brazil nuts are a key source of selenium, which is important for brain health, while almonds and sunflower seeds are great sources of vitamin E.