barbabella's Journal, 26 March 2013

Week 2:

Hot Stone Therapy class last weekend was great. I learned a whole new modality, I can't wait to offer it to my clients. The feeling of hot stones on tight muscles is simply incredible. I must say I was skeptical going there, but I definitely changed my mind! My quads and hamstrings were quite sore from the workouts last week, and felt totally relieved at the end of the practice.
As a therapist I also see the load of tension on my wrists decreasing when I use the stones, as the heat "works" for me to release the tight tissues. Now, I need 10 bodies to do my practicum and get my certification, anyone interested?

Monday: rest + 1.30 hour walk.
Tuesday: 5 rounds of: (500 m row + 20 pushups + 20 squats) + 4 pullups + 1 hour walk.
Wednesday: Buffalo Cardio + 1.30 walk + 5 pullups
Thursday: for time: 1000 m row + 100 pushups + 100 squats + 100 situps + 1h walk
Friday: Rest + 1h walk
125.0 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 26 March 2013:
895 kcal Fat: 40.72g | Prot: 73.17g | Carb: 68.28g.   Breakfast: Almond Butter, Apples. Lunch: Parmesan Cheese (Shredded), Lettuce, Lemon, Canadian Bacon. Dinner: Bison Meat (Lean Only), zucchini soup, Cream (Half & Half). Snacks/Other: Heavenly Crisp Candy Bar - Peanut Butter. more...
on diet barbabella's own diet   gaining 0.5 lb a week


Hold on while I book my flight and hotel - hot stone massages, here I come! LOL. I wish I had a friend who lived here who needed massage guinea pigs :)  
26 Mar 13 by member: evelyn64
Becareful on the heat. It's better to do cold. Heat is mainly for injury's. "Applying cold is the typical treatment for swelling because cold causes swelling to contract. Heat, on the other hand expands tissue and will increase soreness. It also helps to apply cold shortly after an intense workout. This constricts blood vessels that have opened to handle increased blood flow during exercise. Clamping off these open vessels slows, or minimizes, swelling in the first place, so soreness doesn't set in as acutely the next day. Read more: 
26 Mar 13 by member: turbo0450
Thanks for your input Turbo0450. As a massage therapist I have a good knowledge of injuries, inflammation, vasoconstriction/dilatation and application of cold or heat for treatments. I know what I'm doing! 
26 Mar 13 by member: barbabella
i'm on my way! hot stone therapy is awesome! 
27 Mar 13 by member: br_e_co
Waiting for you guys! Stones are getting hot! ;-) 
27 Mar 13 by member: barbabella
Anne....if you were close you be tired of massaging this body. 
27 Mar 13 by member: sharonfriz
I just love hot stone massage...that is when I can sit still long enough to really let myself enjoy it. I just love the addition of heat to a massage. Glad you are doing well Anne! 
28 Mar 13 by member: chattycathy1955
Pick me! 
29 Mar 13 by member: madaboutmoose
That sounds just heavenly, Anne....I could sure use you make house calls?? LOL Have a blessed Easter, my friend! HUGS!!! 
30 Mar 13 by member: ctlss


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