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Chair Massage - Massage Therapy

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Chair Massage

Known as seated massage, chair massage, or on-site massage, this technique involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. The modern chair massage was originally developed David Palmer, but the technique is centuries-old, with some Japanese block prints illustrating people having just emerged from a nearby bath, receiving massage while seated on a low stool. Seated massage includes bodywork and somatic techniques, such as shiatsu, amma, and Swedish massage, provided to the fully clothed client in a variety of settings, including businesses, airports, and street fairs. Find a Chair Massage practitioner here.

Women & Keto Problems

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Intermittent Fasting & the Gallbladder

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Massage & Massage Therapy - Massage Therapy

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Massage & Massage Therapy

Massage or massage therapy are systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. The massage system may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as, stroking, kneading, gliding, percussion, friction, vibration, compression, passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement; effleurage (either firm or light soothing, stroking movement, without dragging the skin, using either padded parts of fingertips or palms); petrissage (lifting or picking up muscles and rolling the folds of skin); or tapotement (striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers, rhythmic movements with fingers or short rapid movements of sides of the hand). These techniques may be applied with or without the aid of lubricants, salt or herbal preparations, hydromassage, thermal massage or a massage device that mimics or enhances the actions possible by human hands. The purpose of the practice of massage is …

Keto and Your Gallbladder + Fat Digestion Issues

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Medical Massage - Massage Therapy

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Medical Massage

Did you know that massage can sometimes be prescribed by a physician for the treatment of certain conditions? Medical massage is the term used for using specific massage techniques to address and improve these specific issues.

What is Medical Massage?

Medical massage – also known as clinical or treatment massage – is the application of a specific treatment targeted at a specific, medically-diagnosed problem. Massage therapists are not permitted to diagnose their clients, thus you’ll need to have the help of a doctor to formally diagnose your condition and determine whether massage will be an effective treatment.

Dry Skin Brushing: What Is It and How To Do It

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Woman Living in a Van for 3 Years to Save Money & Travel

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Starting My New Job Today

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I start my new job today. It will be nice to start a new routine. I have spent far too much time sitting on my butt and watching movies. I suppose the downtime was what I needed, but I haven't really enjoyed it.

I also made a decision. I am not going anywhere until at least June of 2018. I know that I am too unsettled from all of the upheaval of the last couple of years to make any good decisions. I wanted to stay with Mom until after the holidays. If I returned to FL at that point, it would be the middle of season, so rent would be ridiculous, traffic would be gridlocked, and I would not have time to get settled and make money before the slow season came again. I think June is a good time to evaluate my plans. It will also be almost a year from my breakup.

Keto + High-Fat Eating For Women

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Myofascial Release Massage - Massage Therapy

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Myofascial Release Massage

Myofascial release massage works the web-like protective band that covers your body’s muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments and tissues. This protective band is made of elastin and collagen fibers. The band or fascia is dynamic, meaning that it responds to forces, either internal or external and resists these forces to protect the area that it covers.

What 12 Months of Eating High-Fat Did To My Body

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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy - Massage Therapy

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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises.

What Happened To My Hair On Keto?

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Neuromuscular Therapy - Massage Therapy

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Neuromuscular Therapy

This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause.

Dry Brushing for Loose Skin on Keto Diet

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I have lost just shy of 45 lb since the end of April on the ketosis diet. Obviously, with such rapid weight loss, your skin needs time to catch up. Since I am in my early forties, I did not expect that my skin was going to bounce back like it did when I was in my twenties. In an effort to minimize the issues that I may have as I continue to lose weight, I have been trying to be proactive about my skincare.

Reiki Massage - Massage Therapy

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Reiki Massage

Reiki is a form of alternative healing that looks to replenish and rebalance the body, mind and spirit. It is based on the idea that there is a universal life force and that when this energy becomes weak in an individual, illness and general wellbeing are negatively affected. The therapist channels this universal energy into the person undergoing treatment, replenishing their reserves and allowing them to become more attuned to the energy around them.

Long-term Effects of a Ketogenic Diet in Obese Patients

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I don't know that there has been a single person on the Ketogenic Diet that has not had some well-meaning friend, family member or neighbor express concern about the high fat, low carb diet. The fact that you are losing weight, never seems to factor in. They act as though you said you have dropped 50 lbs doing cocaine. It really is quite silly!

Well, finally, you have some science to back you up. The US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health has conducted a study to look at the long term effects of the keto diet on obese patients.

Therapeutic Touch - Massage Therapy

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Therapeutic Touch

Developed through the collaboration of a nursing professor and a spiritual healer, Therapeutic Touch is based on ancient energy healing methods. Practitioners, primarily nurses, are trained to feel or sense energy imbalances in the client and to use laying on of hands to disperse blocks and channel healing forces to the client’s body.

How to Get into Ketosis Faster on the Ketogenic Diet and LOSE

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Random Thoughts on Fear of Commitment

I feel a bit directionless right now. I feel as though I need to sit quietly and somehow a path will reveal itself. I suppose I need to meditate. I try to keep my mind clear, and yet I feel a slight edge of depression.
I somehow can't seem to get working on the things that I need to do right now. It's so difficult to even get started. I feel like I should start a journal and work on goals and plans, and yet I can't even manage to get off the bed. I want to write another book, and yet I can't even focus my mind enough to get started. I do miss my ex, but not so much that I want to go back. I know that he wasn't right for me. But God damn I miss him.

Time To Heal

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I suppose things are starting to fall into place. I miss my life back in Florida. I miss my friends. I miss my life.

With that said, I do feel like there are things that I need to do here right now - namely, heal my wounds.

I am anxious to get started with my new job. I am hoping when that starts that having routine will help. I cannot believe that it has only been two weeks here. It feels like it's been a lifetime.

How to Lose Stretch Marks

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Trigger Point Therapy - Massage Therapy

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Trigger Point Therapy

When you experience muscle pain in one specific location on your body, it may be caused by a trigger point. Fortunately, there’s a type of massage that can ease this pain and help release the tension causing it: trigger point therapy.

How Much Fat Do I Eat: Ketogenic Diet?

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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

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Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. https://www.massagebook.com/massage-therapy/techniques/myofascial-trigger-point-therapy/

Benefits of Swedish Massage

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There are almost as many types of massage available as there are benefits to the practice. Different people find the use of different styles of massage more effective, and are likely to recommend those types to others because of their successful experiences. However, when determining what type of massage you would like to use, it is important to match up the type of massage with the desired effect to find the style that would be most effective for you. In this way, your massage experience can be personalized to your physical needs, which will make it more likely to be effective. Swedish massage, while popular, is one type of massage that is not for everyone. By looking at its benefits, you can decide if Swedish massage might be best for you.

7 Lessons for Keto Newbies - Ketovangelist

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Benefits of Massage - Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy has been clinically proven to help with a variety of aches, pains and even medical conditions such as depression. Massage is a great natural treatment to a variety of issues that can come from living a full life. Being free of pain and managing your stress is a major health benefit regular massage therapy sessions can offer. Read on: Benefits of Massage - Massage Therapy

Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off

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Massage Testimonials for Kandace 2017

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Andrew M. 8/5/2017: "Kandace was phenomenal."

Elizabeth D. 5/6/17: "Kandace is an amazing massage therapist. She takes the time prior to the appointment to find out more about the areas you need relief. I always leave feeling relaxed as she has been able to find the tension areas offering me much needed relief from the pain caused by stress or pressure points. After the session she will give you tips and pointers on stretches and exercises to do to help you feel better and recover faster. I highly recommend Kandace!"

42.7 lbs LOST in 3 Months on the Keto Diet!

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Adjusting Slightly

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Today has been a much more effective day. 
After posting my frustrating experiences with bureaucratic b*******, I went on a job interview and was offered a position. I have been looking for a sign for some time now about just which option is the best for me. While both paths seem, perhaps equally, a good opportunity for me, I think that staying put in South Carolina may just be what my soul needs at this time.

Will Vegetable Carbs Stop Ketosis?

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Dr. Berg talks about vegetable carbohydrates and it's relationship to ketosis and fat burning. Vegetables are low on the glycemic index scale, which means they will not stop ketosis, and the benefits of vegetables give you vitamins and minerals and especially potassium and magnesium.

Benefits of Reflexology

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Life can be stressful. Often times you need more than a serious back and shoulder massage. Another option to try is reflexology. There are countless benefits of the application of pressure to certain reflex points on your feet (and hands and head!) Here are some of the

What's Next?

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Yesterday was not a good day. I kept running into one bureaucratic frustration after the next. I know that moving to a new place is not supposed to be Sunshine and Lollipops, and there will be issues, but this just seemed far harder than it should be.

As I was going through the day, jumping through the ridiculous hoops, making the go-nowhere phone calls, and running the endless treadmill they have foisted me upon, I had to step back and ask myself what is being presented here.

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

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Whether you lift weights competitively or are actively engaged in the discipline because you enjoy the benefits you reap from your hard work at your neighborhood elite power gym, all the physical and social rewards of your focused energies don’t come without a price. As you know, after each serious round of weightlifting or grueling competition, your muscles need to recover – they need time and attention. One of the absolute best ways to continue to take care of and tend to your hard-working and often overused and overloaded muscles is through the natural healing art of a soft-tissue treatment.

Best FAT SOURCES on a KETO DIET

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What a Frustrating Mess!

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This has been an incredibly frustrating day. I keep running into major bureaucracy trying to get my license transferred from Florida to South Carolina. I have been on hold repeatedly, with no actual answers. What is even worse, is that even if I am able to get my massage license in South Carolina, most places are only wanting to pay $15 an hour to the massage therapist, while they are charging the clients anywhere from $75 to $100 per hour. That, to me, is completely unacceptable.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep tissue massage is a form of massage therapy that is used to realign the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissues—addressing and resolving the underlying problems that can lead to chronic pain and stiffness. It differs from regular massage treatments; in that it addresses deeper, more rooted issues in the muscles and ligaments, and allows treatments to be more vigorous, successful and long-lasting.

Top 5 Mistakes Made on a Ketogenic Diet

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5 Non-Carb Foods to Avoid - Ketovangelist

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Massage Techniques - MassageBook.com

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Many don’t realize how many forms of massage and bodywork exist (a lot), but before you start stressing about what type of massage you should receive, keep in mind that an experienced massage therapist typically has knowledge across multiple techniques.

Rediscovering my Inner Warrior

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Last night, I met an old friend for dinner. I have known him for nearly 20 years. It was incredible to catch up and gossip about old times and old friends. After he had a couple of drinks, he unloaded on me with some hard truths that I really needed to hear.

He said that the woman he knew all of those years ago, was fierce, fearless, independent and unapologetic. He said that I have allowed my spirit to be subdued over these years with my ex husband, and now my ex boyfriend. He told me that he knows it will be painful and hard, but that I have to dig deep and find that "me" again. He then apologized. He didn't need to do so, though.

Get Rid of Loose Skin After Weight Loss

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Massage Improves Posture - Massage Therapy

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Massage improves posture

Most people spend a lot of time sitting.  Whether it’s in a car, in a conference room, or at a desk, all those hours add up to a significant part of the day.  If you spend those hours sitting in a less than ideal posture, some degree of neck and back pain is almost guaranteed. Proper posture is not effortless however.  Muscles, ligaments and joints all must work together to properly support your body.

Easy Keto Ice Cream

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No-Churn Vanilla Keto Ice-Cream
By Martina Slajerova
Oct 12, 2015
No-Churn Vanilla Keto Ice-Cream

Chocolate or vanilla ice-cream, which one do you prefer? I can never decide and the truth is I love them all: strawberry, cherry and chocolate & mint. This recipe has been adapted from the amazing no-churn ice-cream by Mary Berry. I used a low-carb sweetener instead of sugar and added some vanilla powder for an extra flavor boost. I also used a pinch of cream of tartar to help the ice-cream stay light and creamy.

Can Massage Control Inflammation? - Massage Therapy

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Can Massage control inflammation?

Whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior or just very busy, you have likely experienced inflammation due to overuse or injury.

David Perlmutter - Ketogenic Diet, Carbs & Gut Bacteria

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The Benefits of Massage for Diabetics

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Benefits of Massage for Diabetics – More Than Just “Me Time”

The benefits of massage are well-documented for all types of people—athletes, geriatrics, pregnant women and more. But did you know that therapeutic massage has benefits for diabetics as well? Without good blood sugar control, a diabetic can become more susceptible to complications with the disease, including to neuropathy, kidney and heart disease. Massage has a few benefits that can help prevent these issues:

39.6 Pounds Gone in 3 Months on the Keto Diet

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Despite my recent breakup and relocation, I am happy to announce that I am still losing weight with the Keto Diet!

I am up to almost 40 lbs gone! It feels amazing to try on clothes that I haven't been able to wear and suddenly, they are too big on me. I am getting to the point now where I seriously need to buy more clothes.

Keto Dinner Recipes

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First Wave of Pain

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I have felt so conflicted about this move to SC. I've been okay so far. I've had so much activity the past couple of days just getting settled, that I haven't had much time to dwell. Tonight though, the grief washed up over me. I sobbed for a few minutes but now it has subsided. 

Body Transformation Keto Diet

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Some inspiration to get you going on the Keto Diet!



Keto Bread Recipe

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3 Min Keto Cheddar Biscuits

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I am constantly amazed at how creative these guys at Keto Connect are! This recipe is so quick and easy, I can't wait to try it out!

Moving Day to Charleston

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In a few short hours, I will pull out of Key Largo in my RV, towing my convertible behind me. My travel companions, Brutus and Honey Bunny will be the ones to keep me company and offer loving support. I am at peace with my decision. I am sad for what has finally come to a close, but I know it is long past time.

I know there will be very painful days to come. It will take all of my willpower to avoid stalking him on social media. As much as I want to know how he's doing, I don't know that I can bear seeing him move on. I can only pray that as time goes on, I will look less and less.

Carb Day

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As a personal rule of thumb, I do not engage in "carb day." I feel like you fight so hard to get in ketosis, that having a carb day will only derail your efforts. Due to your age, health, sex, and whether you engage in bodybuilding, you may or may not want to have a carb day. If I find my weight loss efforts stalling, I have a full meal (all keto friendly) where I may go over what I usually eat. I also have tried Intermittent Fasting or Fasting for a day or two. All of these techniques have helped me break a stall.



How Long Does it Take to Get Into Ketosis?

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Breakups Suck

So, breakups really suck. I've been doing okay. I really have. But, it still hurts. I don't know what to do, other than just keep busy. I guess you can't break a relationship of this long and be completely without pain.
I want to reach out to him, but I know it would only hurt both of us. Even worse, he might feel the need to lash out. I don't want to be angry with him or hurt by him.
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Calm Before the Storm

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Moving on from a flawed relationship is akin to knowing you have to cut off your foot to save your life. You know that it will hurt terribly, and you just can't seem to make yourself do it. 
I have had this low level of despair for several days now. I wish that everything would just hurry and fall into place so I could leave. I know that the pain will be terrible, and I'm just anxious to get started.

Secret to Losing Weight with Ketogenic Diet

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38 lbs GONE Since April 21, 2017

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I am so excited to announce that in the past 81 days, I have lost over 38 lbs!

It feels a bit surreal. I weigh myself every day, so I don't always understand just how much that is, until I realize that my favorite dresses are hanging on me now. My dress that was once sexy and clingy, is now drooping like a potato sack. Guess it's time to break out the sewing kit!

Uncomfortable Belly Jitters

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For the first time since our relationship has come apart, I'm feeling a low level of anxiety. I know that it is just jitters because my life will soon be radically different than it is at this point.

I'm driving down to Key West today, because I have a couple of errands to run, and the knowledge that this may well be the last time I travel this road for potentially years, is something I feel keenly.

Quick & Easy Keto Snacks

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He Said He Would Ruin Me For All Other Men

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He told me that he would ruin me for all other men. He was right, but not in the way that he assumed. 
He is the last of my youth. He is the last of my carefree and foolish relationship choices. He is the last one that I will choose that is long on charm and sex appeal, and very short on compatibility. 

I feel as though it is finally done. I have been praying since this whole thing imploded. I waited, and even reached out to him a few times. We have reconciled so many times, that I wanted to make sure it was not a continuation of our on-going pattern. 

The remarkable part of all of this is the complete lack of emotion. Perhaps we are shell-shocked, but I think the more appropriate conclusion is that this has been a long, slow learning process for both of us, and perhaps now, it is time for us to separate permanently. 

The biggest, and most unexpected, surprise of all of this, is that I will be moving back home for awhile. I feel as though I need to heal and restore my soul. I need to get …

Best Go-To Keto Snacks

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Head, Neck and Chest Massage

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Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bed Will Change Your Life

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How to Massage Neck and Scalp

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How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. eBook $4.50 & Paperback $8.99 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2reYhZZ
Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals.
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Coconut Oil Won't Kill You, But Listening to the AHA Might!

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You may have seen the news late last week about the latest “Presidential Advisory” on dietary fats released from the American Heart Association (AHA) published online in Circulation. The part of this report that seems to be making the most news around the internet is that coconut oil is unhealthy. In the last few days I’ve seen titles like “Coconut Oil is as Bad as Butter”, “Coconut Oil is Unhealthy and Has Never Been Healthy”.

Stone Age Bread

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Broken Communication, Broken Love

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Keto Pizza - Cauliflower vs Fathead Crust-Off!!!

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How to Make Contact and Apply Pressure

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Call 305-783-4589 to request an in-home appointment.
How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. eBook $4.50 & Paperback $8.99 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2reYhZZ
Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals.
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