We all love getting massages. They feel amazing, they are healing for our stiff bodies, and they are calming for our stressed out minds and hearts. Almost every holistic medical tradition includes some type of bodywork in their natural prescription plan.
We all know that post-massage it’s important to hydrate. But what should we be eating after we’ve enjoyed an hour or so of massage?
The answer is “simple.” Eat simple foods. After a massage you are feeling calm and your digestive system is extremely responsive. Here are a few snacks that we suggest because they are light but they also have many nutrients.
This example comes from the book “Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation” by Sophie Benge, it’s a great post-massage recipe:
Tuna with Coriander and Ginger Dressing, and Spinach Noodles (one serving)
1 (6-8 oz) tuna steak
1 recipe Peper Mix (see below)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
¼ lb Spinach Noodles
1 recipe Coriander and Ginger Dressing (see below)
small bunch Chopped Coriander
Pepper Mix: Mix together 1 tbsp Cajun spice, 1 tbsp whole black sesame seeds, 1 tbsp (less if dried) fresh oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp of roasted ground coriander seeds, 1 tsp roasted ground fennel seeds
Coriander and Ginger Dressing: Mix together 4 slices of ginger, ¾ cup of olive oil, 1 tbs rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp or Mirin (rice wine), 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
Method: Coat the tuna steak in pepper mix and pan fry in hot vegetable oil for two minutes on each side. Blanch the noodles for about two mins in boiling water .Drain them and then serve the tuna on top of the noodles and coat with the Coriander and Ginger Dressing and chopped coriander.
What other recipes would you recommend post massage? Let us know!