Massage and Fitness Recovery

massage-therapist1-300x175Recovery Never Felt So Good

Whether you are an exercise addict or just beginning a fitness routine from a sedentary lifestyle, everyone can benefit from therapeutic massage.  This is because we all use our bodies in repetitive ways, such as sitting at the computer for long periods of time or driving.  Both your fitness routine and your daily repetitive behaviors cause soreness, tension, and even strain in your muscles.

The ability of massage to assist in muscular recovery can be astounding.  Relief from tension, greater range of motion, a greater mind-body connection, and an overall sense of relief and relaxation are just a few of the feel-good benefits of massage.

Recover Like an Athlete

Sports massage, also known as manual therapy, has been popular among professional athletes for decades.  If you want to train like an athlete massage should definitely be included in your fitness regimen.  Regular massage can improve your overall fitness level by enhancing flexibility, reducing fatigue, improving endurance, preventing injuries, and relieving stressed muscles from intense workouts.

MFR Recovery Therapy

Our massage therapists at Pro Fitness Network specialize in a form of therapeutic massage called Myofascial Release (MFR).  One of the most relevant massage techniques for sports recovery, MFR works to resolve strain patterns, eliminate pain, and restore motion by releasing the restrictions in our fascia, or connective tissue.

Through regular therapeutic massage with fitness specific techniques such as MFR you can experience faster recovery, a greater connection to your muscles, and improve your fitness level.

Call the Pro Fitness Network today at (626) 799-7243 and schedule your next massage for fitness recovery. First session is $10 off – new clients only.


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Cocktail Party – Dec. 8, 2013

ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

December 8th, 2013

4PM – 7PM

We are happy to be hosting our annual Holiday Cocktail Party

Bring in the holiday season with a toast and some nosh.

(at the Pilates studio).


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Great Motivation!!!

Put $1 in a jar every time you complete a workout. When you reach a certain goal, say $100, treat yourself to a massage or a new pair of jeans. Great motivation!!!!


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Lentil Cabbage Soup Recipe

Lentil Cabbage Soup

Makes: 8 cups
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: at least 45 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes

Lentil soup

  • 1 cup lentils, dry
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions: In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium high heat and add 1/2 diced onion and 4 cloves minced garlic. Stir frequently to avoid burning. After 1-2 minutes have passed, add your 2 ribs diced celery and 2 diced carrots and cook for an addition 3-4 minutes. Once the onion is tender and/or translucent, add your 1 cup dry lentils

, 4 cups vegetable broth, and 2 cups water. While the soup is coming to a boil, slice your 1/2 head of green cabbage into bite sized chunks and add to the pot. Add your remaining ingredients – 1 tbsp. basil, 1 tbsp. oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.


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Meet Vanessa our new Acupucnturist!

Vanessa Ferandell received her Master’s degree from Emperor’s College in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Herbology in 2008. Vanessa is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She has been licensed for ten years in massage therapy with a specialization in Myofascial Release since 2002. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California Polytechnic University of Pomona in 2001.

Attending Acupuncture school and being trained in various massage techniques was essential to Vanessa’s integrated approach in delivering healing arts to patients. Some of her focuses are in pain management, gastro intestinal issues, sleeping disorders, and women’s health. She also facilitates the body’s natural healing with Chinese herbal formulas and massage.


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