dievca has discussed various vibrators she and Master have purchased. she is going to step away from the sexual and talk about a Recover Massage Tool for workouts and activities. Her Physical Therapist bought her a Theragun Mini as a “Thank You” gift for allowing the PT to stay in her apartment as dievca traveled for three weeks.
The Massager qualifies for the “Best Gift Ever” catagory: it offers amazing physical relief, it is used everyday, and is easy to store/travel. Trifecta!
Might be a good Holiday present for someone in your Life or YOURSELF!
While it’s important to rest your muscles, massage guns can also provide relief by loosening you up and getting some blood flowing.
Massage guns work by pounding your muscles at rates of up to 4,000 times per minute. The depth of the stroke (called a percussion) and the amount of force it exerts determines how powerful it feels. Muscular people who prefer hard massages should look for a gun with a higher stroke rate, more percussions per minute, and more force, while sensitive folks should opt for a lighter-duty massager.
Chicken Noodle Soup makes you feel better.
Why? (NYT Blog)
Many doctors believe that colds are caused by viral infections. The body responds to these infections by sending over white blood cells to take charge, though they are not really effective in killing the virus.
The Jewish penicillin seems to inhibit the movement of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell that defends against infection. The theory is that the limitation of movement for these cells helps reduce the Upper Respiratory distress.
An exact super food ingredient hasn’t been found, but the combination of vegetables and chicken is most effective.
A second study suggested that chicken noodle soup can affect air flow and mucus in the nose – the increase in movement made the protective cilia more effective in preventing contagions from entering the body. Which works for allergies, too!
In that spirit, dievca would like to share her recipe for healing Chicken Noodle Soup.
It’s become a legend amongst her friends who are ill — who knows, maybe it is just the TLC its made with~
Ingredients (6QT pot):
- 1 – 1.5 lb. whole Chicken
- Vegetables: Onion, Celery, Leek, Parsnips, Carrots, Parsley, etc.
- Bouillon (about 8 cubes for this soup pot)
- Water filled to top/ covering everything. (8+ cups)
- Egg noodles (dievca makes 1/2 a bag for about 3-4 bowls of soup)
- Pepper to taste
Start with the vegetables: Carrots, Leek, Turnips, Parsley, Onions, Celery, Parsnips, etc.
Add bouillon, the whole chicken and cover with water.
Remember, bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation.
Bring to a boil and let the soup simmer until the chicken meat falls off the carcass (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes). At that point, transfer the chicken carcass to a large bowl for cooling, then remove the skin and bones – keep the meat. You can take out the greens, leek and celery – or not.
Returning the meat to the pot, bring the soup to boil and let it simmer while making the egg noodles.
After everything is ready, put together a bowl with noodles, soup broth, meat, vegetables and pepper for taste.
Let the relief begin!
Photos: dievca 2/2017