Sunday, May 15, 2011

Amgen Race Cancelled on South Shore

I woke up this morning to 6" of new and blowing snow. After watching it come down through the morning I did not have a good feeling about the first leg of this race. Then came the news that the race would be postponed till 1:15 this afternoon. Together with my friend Robert we drove down to Ski Run and Hwy 50 to watch the bikers race by. Hwy 50 was closed to all vehicles, only support cars and California highway patrol were on hand. The road looked surprisingly pretty dry. As the start neared 1:15 everyone thought we might just get this in. Once the time got to 1:20 we knew that the race was not going to happen. I feel the roads on South Shore were good enough, but Emerald Bay was pretty much the deciding factor. What a shame, this would of been great for the city.... So its on to the next leg, starting at North Star...mike

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mothers Day Special, and more info on Shaitsu Massage

Thinking about coming to Tahoe this May? Rika and I are offering a Mothers Day Special that will be good for the entire month of May. If you receive a 1 1/2 hour spa treatment we will reduce the price by $25!. You can look over our entire menu at

This past weekend was the closing for most of Tahoe's ski areas, although a few are still open. What a fantastic season this was. It seems like I had more fantastic tree and powder skiing this year than in most previous years. As the snow melts I'll be letting everyone know about some good hiking trails in and around the Tahoe area.

Shiatsu (指圧 Japanese from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is a traditional hands-on therapy originating in Japan. It is promoted as a natural way to help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression; but there is no scientific evidence proving that shiatsu can treat any disease. There are two main Shiatsu schools: one based on western anatomical and physiological theory and the other based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Shiatsu is regulated as a licensed medical therapy by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan), and elsewhere by various governing bodies set up by Shiatsu practitioners. Shiatsu is an evolving form, and its various styles incorporate (to differing degrees) aspects of Japanese massage traditions, Chinese Medicine practice, and "Western" anatomy and physiology. Rika and I learned this form of massage in San Francisco. Our teacher David Palmer learned this massage from a Japanese therapist who moved to California from Japan. For more information, please see our web site...mike

Friday, April 8, 2011

Massage Facts

It’s a fact. Every year, more and more people rely on therapeutic massage and bodywork for relaxation, pain relief, health concerns, rehabilitation and general wellness. To help you better understand this rapidly growing field, Rika and I would like to share some information with you.
•Massage may be the oldest form of medical care – Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged.*

•A Chinese book written in 2,700 BC – The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine – recommended the “massage of skin and flesh”.*

•Today, 39 million American adults – more than one out of every six – get at least one massage each year.**

•Massage therapy has been proven effective in:
Relieving back pain
Boosting immune system
Reducing anxiety
Lowering blood pressure
Treating migraines
Decreasing carpal tunnel symptoms
Easing post-operative pain
Alleviating side effects of cancer**
While its great to get a massage after a big event (skiing, hiking, mountain biking) its ok to get a massage for general health.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shiatsu Massage (AMMA)

Shiatsu Massage is my favorite massage modality. I have always leaned towards asian techniques for body work. After clients receive this treatment, they are amazed at how good they feel. "Relaxed, but re'vitalized" is what we hear from our clients.
“AMMA” (pronounced (AHM—MAH) is a Japanese word which means “to calm with the hands.” Massage was brought to Japan from China 1,300 years ago along with the healing arts of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
AMMA is also frequently prescribed as an adjunct to corrective treatment by both western and eastern doctors. Shiatsu, a style of massage that became popular in Japan and the United States after 1945, has its roots in the Amma tradition.
Thumbs, elbows and forearms are used in this modality. The pressure is normally applied rhythmically over the entire body allowing for tension to release. Also included are a variety of stretches to the arms, legs, neck, upper and lower back.
This massage is traditionally done over a sheet with the client dressed in loose fitting clothes. Rika and I learned this massage in San Francisco, and are proud to bring in to Lake Tahoe!....mike

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sierra Swing Showcase

This weekend the High Sierra Swing Dance Club will be presenting their annual weekend of dance competitions, open dancing, dance lessons, and a spring formal dinner dance. This takes place at the Nugget Casino in Carson City, which is only a 35 minute drive from Lake Tahoe. The basic info is: Formal sit down dinner Saturday night, with open dancing, and "local Celebrities Who Think They Can Dance Contest".
ADMISSION: Full 2-day event plus dinner dance
$40 until April 1, $50 after April 1st
Competitions and open dancing $10 a day
Spectator only $5 a day
Dance workshops $5 (schedule TBA)
Competitions entry $5 per person per contest
This is a West Coast Swing, Country Two Step, and Night Club two step event, with maybe some ballroom included. So if you are here in Tahoe, and are looking for something different to do, this would be a great event to take advantage of. Tim Renner will be teaching west coast swing. He is our hot local dance instructor who makes his classes both informative and fun. Also there will be other classes and dance teachers present. hope to see everyone there. For more information call 530-307-8937 or 775-629-9369....mike

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Time in Tahoe!

Finally, the sun is out here in Tahoe. We are expecting temperatures in the 50's this week. There is still plenty of time for your spring skiing, but the powder stashes will be disappearing. Spring is a perfect time for Salt Treatments. Not all salt treatments are the same! We use pure New Zealand sea salts and emollient rich plant and flower oils. Polish away dull skin and recapture your skin’s youthful glow. We don’t buy our salt in bulk. Rather we purchase only limited amounts of organic body polish (organic sea salt) at a time. Your skin will feel baby soft after one of our salt treatments.

We start this treatment by lightly brushing your skin to increase circulation, following this we apply our organic sea salt to remove the dead skin (which everyone has).
The aromas in our salts will enhance your treatment as you delve deeply into their scent.

This is followed by a shower, and then the one hour massage of your choice.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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