Krista Merwede LMT
As a massage therapist, there is one person in particular that sticks out in my mind, we will call her Jane, as the individual that has the "juiciest" muscles I have touched in the treatment room. What I mean by juicy is the quality of the musculature: toned, hydrated, healthy skin, strong. It was during my massage therapist training inalifornia in 2001 when I encountered this lady, and I have been questing to find a structure that my hands deemed more optimal than hers for well over a decade - to no avail.
Did I mention that this woman was 56 years old when I worked on her?
Even with my limited experience at the time, I was truly amazed. This was the human body in its optimum form, this is what muscles feel like when they are functioning at full capacity, I remember thinking. I was also curious why see felt better to me than many of the more youthful patients that I had seen. After the session I checked in with her, what was her secret? Could it be her diet or a lotion or a potion or a sport?
Rebounding for Health- and Anti-Aging?
Jane's secret is simple and ruthlessly effective. She would spend 15 min a day bouncing on a rebounder. This is a piece of exercise equipment that looks like a small, circular trampoline that is low to the ground for in-home use. One can be purchased for less that $50 in many cases, and using it only a quarter an hour per day makes the rebounder both cost and time efficient.