Category: Dressings

Massages have been a long persisting form of seeking relaxation and have been prevalent in societies all over the world since as far back as 2700 B.C.E in ancient China which was around four thousand years ago. Since then, massages have been beneficial as a source of employment – creating masseurs and masseuses – and as a source of stress relief for the receivers of massages. It has also been a big part of some countries’ cultures. However, in the 21st century almost everything has gotten automated and will continue to get so. With the introduction of robotic massage chairs, even massages have begun to be automated seriously harming the massage parlor industry.

However, among the rise of this evolvement, there is something which has come out of the age of innovation which is also beneficial for massage therapists and not just for the receivers of massages. Massage chairs are giving massage therapists an edge and putting them back into the market.

What are massage chairs?

This piece of equipment can be thought of as a portable and foldable massage station. Contrary to the working of robotic massage chairs, massage chairs need to be operated with a massage therapist. They are adjustable chairs and cushioned to provide comfort and the utmost reach into the difficult parts of the human body. They can be opened up before providing a massage with the customer lying down on them and folded to be transported easily out of the customer’s home or the massage parlor after the massage is done.

Why should massage therapists use massage chairs?

Making use of the latest trends and technology in order to grow your business will allow you to step out from being stagnant and a bystander and step into the modern market to make profits. Like so, the massage chair should be viewed as an opportunity by massage therapists and adopted to grow their business. Consumers today are busy with their lives and do not have time to travel to a massage parlor, wait for an appointment, then travel back home to receive a massage. This is seen as stressful which contradicts the purpose of getting a massage in the first place. This is why more and more consumers are opting for in-home massages which can be availed with the purchase of a massage chair. However, the middle class has yet to purchase massage chairs because of their price tag. Using this, massage therapists can start giving massages at customers’ homes with the massage chair.

How should you proceed?

If you are considering expanding your business by giving home massages, then you should invest in a massage chair. There are many in the market and while they are cheap, you should buy one which has a good warranty and is seen as reliable in reviews from other purchasers. Other than that, you need to plan out your budget including both buying a massage chair and investing in the time it takes to travel to customer’s homes. We hope that this new idea will be beneficial for your overall business.

Blender is a very useful piece of kitchen appliance. Its convenience of use and versatility has given it an indispensable position in a modern kitchen. If you thought blenders only come in handy when you’re in the mood of a big, cold glass of smoothie or milkshake you are wrong! Blenders offer you with so much more! Soups, sauces, purees for your baby, nut butter, dips and dressings are only some of the examples of what your blender can make besides the smoothies and milkshakes that it is best known for. Here are some very simple but delicious salad dressings you can make in your blender:

Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

  1.      Ginger, 2 inch piece (cut into 3 or 4 pieces)
  2.      Garlic, 2 cloves
  3.      Peanut butter, ½ cup
  4.      Soya sauce, 1 tbsp
  5.      Lemon juice, 1 tsp
  6.      Sriracha Sauce, 1 tsp
  7.      Water, about 2 tbsp or more

Method:

  1.   Transfer all the ingredients to your blender with 1 tbsp of water initially.
  2.   Gradually add more water if the blender is having difficulty blending the ingredients together or if you prefer thinner consistency.

Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  1.      Balsamic Vinegar, 2 tbsp
  2.      Lemon, 1 (peel it and cut in half)
  3.      Garlic, 1 clove
  4.      Salt, 1 tsp
  5.      Basil leaves, 2 tbsp (chopped)
  6.      Thyme leaves, 1 tbsp
  7.      Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup (shredded)
  8.  Pepper, ¼ tsp
  9.  Olive oil, ½ cup

Method:

  1.      Add all the ingredients to your blender with ¼ cup oil initially.
  2.      Gradually add the remaining oil from the opening in the lid while the blender is still running.
  3.      Blend until you get a homogeneous mixture.

Caesar Dressing

Ingredients:

  1.      Olive oil, 1 cup
  2.      Lemon juice, 2 tbsp
  3.      Water, ¼ cup
  4.      White vinegar, 1tbsp
  5.      Salt, 1tsp
  6.      Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp
  7.  Dijon mustard, 1 tsp
  8.  Pepper, 1 tsp
  9.  Egg yolk, 1
  10.  Garlic, 2 cloves
  11.  Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup

Method:

  1.      Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until they are emulsified.

Red Plum Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  1.      Red plums, 2 (seed removed)
  2.      Balsamic vinegar, ¼ cup
  3.      Olive oil, ½ cup
  4.      Basil leaves, 2 tbsp (chopped)
  5.      Garlic, 1 clove
  6.  Maple syrup, 1 tsp
  7.  Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1.      Add all the ingredients to your immersion blender and blend till you get a smooth mixture.

 Celery Seed Dressing

Ingredients:

  1.      Granulated sugar, 2/3 cup
  2.      Salt, 1tsp
  3.      Vinegar, 5 tbsp
  4.      Lemon juice, 1 tbsp
  5.      Mustard powder, 1 tsp
  6.      Onion, ¼ (chopped)
  7.      Celery seed, ½ tsp
  8.      Canola oil, 1 cup

Method:

  1.      Blend everything in your blender until smooth.