What is the meaning of life?

It is self-explanatory. Even the shoe guy knows to “Just do it”.

I agree. To me, THAT’s life.

Some may fret of death and taxes but I think they simply need a massage.

There is much conflict about whose point of view is wrong and right. I think that if the war-mongers understood the meaning of life they would just forget about it, stop quarreling, and let the rest of us get on with our spa day.

How did I come to these conclusions?

Dunno. Maybe because I am a bodyworker. I study life up close.

Allow me to explain: bodyworker is a congratulatory self-awarded title for guys like me who started in massage therapy, realized a whole lot of neat stuff was going on under the surface, and went on to study and specialize in advanced methods of therapeutic listening and dialogue with the soma. Although there are many schools that teach bodywork skill sets there is really no particular “school for bodyworkers”.

Methodologies and modalities of care (swedish, deep tissue, sports, myofascial, etc) are just helpful structures. Although structure gives support they can also crystallize inefficiency.Bodywork is what happens when one responds accurately to what is presently in contact.

The present is fluid, not static. You have to really listen for it and bodyworkers are expert trackers. That said, entry level masseuses have plenty of mirror neurons too. Problem is they reflect randomly. There is no focus.

Bodyworkers have developed the science of contact into an art. They have a better than lab-grade understanding of how anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics collaborate with a pair of good eyes, ears, and hands, to activate healing responses. But then they return to simple. Because complexity is also a way to get lost in the details.

Bodyworkers are gods amongst masseuses!

And now for a word from my CMS:

“This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in site navigation (in most themes). Most people (but not Alex) start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:

Hi there! I’m Alex, bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)

…or something like this:

The Alex’s Cool Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, ACDC employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.

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Classified Ads

Welcome to my place holder classified ads page.

This will look rough until I find time to upload the classy plugin which will make this page be kind of like craigslist except for healthy stuff and local resources.

Meanwhile if you are local SF BAY peninsula / Silicon Valley and wish to appear here I can add you for the price of a reciprocal link.

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Love swimming? Get ready for summer now and wow your friends and family with a custom built Corby Gould Pool.

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Crema Pasticciera or Madonna Di Montenegro

Guys thanks again for your kind support this summer. Your help was amazing and timely.

Thank you!

Please enjoy my aunt Liana’s lovely Crema Pasticciera recipe and/or this digital image of the Montenegro sanctuary’s Madonna, patron saint of Tuscany. I will get the hard copy mounted for the Christmas season.

Update: guys I did not make my woodworking shop trip this winter yet due to the office move and the general chaos that has caused to my flow (ie. boxes everywhere). Please download only for now and I will let you know when the hard copy are in the mail.

Happy Christmas!

Alex

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Crema Pasticciera

1/2 liter of milk
2-3 egg yolks
for every yolk 2 full tbsp fine white sugar
2 Tbsp flour “00”
a small strip of lemon rind

Whip the yolks with the sugar until foamy.
Add the flour and mix with some milk until liquid.
Pour the egg and sugar and milk mix into the rest of the warm milk.
Bring to a boil stirring continuously for two minutes and then cover and allow to cool.

Use as a filling for fruit tarts, donuts, eclairs, etc. or dress with berries, wafer, and liqueur and enjoy as a scrumptious dessert.

2 thoughts on “Crema Pasticciera or Madonna Di Montenegro”

  1. Thank you for sharing the lovely image and the recipe looks fabulous! I hope I have a chance to try it out soon.

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    See you soon.

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How To Find An Awesome Host For Your Website

The job of setting-up a website to talk about massage (or whatever) is easy…

it’s finding a good web host that is the challenge.

I work in Silicon Valley and they say it’s bad for business to not have a website but i wanted it to be affordable to run.

I needed a reliable web hosting solution. And that’s when I found Hostmonster

Hostmonster offers me a comprehensive solution for web development.

The built-in dashboard (cPanel) allowed me to select from a variety of content management solutions (CMS) like

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Concrete 5 and more

…and install them in seconds on any domain.

This was one of the smartest investments I ever made as far as my online business is concerned.

To get online, beyond email, beyond using browsers, really means to be able to really get behind the screen. To be able to create and manage what appears online for my customers to see.

The secret here is that anyone can gain more control over their digital life with the right user-friendly admin tools.

This web-hosting solution is fast, flexible, user-friendly, AND affordable!

What more can a small business guy like me ask for in a web host? Oh yeah, easy website creation. That’s important because guys like me face a steep learning curve unless things are easy to understand.

With Hostmonster I get an unlimitedly useful online tool for all my web needs right thru one single dashboard with literally hundreds and dozens of killer applications built-in and freely available.

My favorite CMS of course, is WordPress, with Concrete 5 and Joomla running up.

 Hostmonster hosting starts at only $6.95 per month and gives you everything you need to launch online.

Disclosure: as an affiliate I make money each time someone clicks one of my affiliate links and decided to buy a hosting solution. That’s free money. Nice huh? You can have that too plus whatever your creative mind can design!

  • ebooks
  • podcasts
  • article marketing
  • blogs
  • newsletters
  • sales letters
  • pitch pages
  • shopping carts
  • affiliate programs and more!

As a business-owner, having a reliable, affordable, and efficient pro hosting service holding-up the back-end of my bricks and mortar is a definite plus.

Support is on call 24×7 and always at genius level

 I have called at 3am in a fright and always received great help from their professional tech support staff.

All in all, Hosmonster does a pro job at keeping my tech life manageable so I can focus on just on the therapeutic aspects of my business.

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Store

Welcome to Alex’s STORE page, a category place holder, on Probodywork.com

To view or buy products please scroll back up to the menu and do NOT click on:

Store again…just hover over it…

and then the pop-up will display available goodies.

Thanks for shopping at Probodywork!

– Alex

 

Microcredit

Micro credit was a curious yet timely idea started by Mr. Mohammed Yunnus in Bangladesh.

What if poor people ARE credit worthy but banks will not give them time of day?

He took $26 loaned it to as many people. Many started small businesses. A shoe stand. A tea stand. A fruit vendor. Etc. He basically lifted a small village worth of people out of poverty. With a very minor yet focused investment.

Then he repeated that over and over. A big focus was funding of village women to buy a cell phone and become the village telecom shop. This went on growing until his Grameen Telecom became the biggest in the country.

Micro credit is a big little deal which has taken off worldwide. Now even the SBA here in America offers micro-credit loans.

Kiva facilitates this interaction for peer to peer. You and me over here directly helping someone over there.

Yunnus’ efforts have successfully demonstrated that micro-credit works. With Kiva we put the theory into action. Instead of investing in stock quotes, we read pitches, consider projects, evaluate urgency, and finally gamble as much on a project’s social impact as on its ROI.

I have started a Team Probodywork Kiva page to empower Probodywork life support efforts through this very same financial instrument.

The borrowers are vetted by local grass roots organizations and default rates are generally low.

    There is risk.

Like any investment, do your due diligence.

For average Joe’s like me who want an easy and practical approach to philantropy, micro-lending definitely beats keeping charitable cash at 1% ROI in a savings account.

Click here to visit my Team Probodywork page on Kiva.org

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Thank you!

Probodywork massage therapy logo`

Thank you for your trust and business! You just purchased one of my massage, bodywork, and fitness coupons via Paypal and this makes you officially awesome!

What to do next?

1) copy your unique PAYPAL TRANSACTION ID number, and then…

2) paste it into the notes section of your booking form when you schedule.

Click here to schedule your appointment online.

Thanks again and see you soon!

Alex

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President’s Day Massage Special

I want you to get a massageHave you ever wanted to make
a recess appointment
an executive decision
something that not even your spouse
or the supreme court
might veto?
Here’s an easy one
choose your own price
and get a massage


Choose your own price massage sale!




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Thank you for joining SDFB

Thank you for joining the Monday night Self Defense Fitness Bootcamp with Alex.

Please wear fitness clothing (weather-appropriate).

Leave jewelry, watches, and make-up at home.

Ladies, you have my sincere apologies but extremely short fingernails are mandatory.

There will be a consent form that must be signed by hand before the workout.

See you Monday night.

Alex

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New Clients

New Client Special! $49 one hour custom massage therapy, bodywork, or fitness.

Valid only with written referral from a current Probodywork client -or- from a Medical Doctor.

Read me first! As of December 15, 2014 I will be seeing new clients at my home office in Palo Alto or by outcall to local business addresses and private residences.

Both situations require mutual careful screening.

Since by this page you know all about me please reciprocate by providing a short letter of referral from a doctor or an introduction from a mutual friend before your first visit.

———————–Example 1——————

Dear Alex,

my patient___(your name)___ is a lovely human being who urgently requires myofascial trigger point therapy at focus middle trapezius left plus swedish relaxation massage for stress relief etc bla please advise findings thank you.

Signed,

Dr. Phil

——————- example 2 ——————-

Hey Alex,

my dear friend__(your name)____ needs massage therapy for stress management. We don’t know what to make of him. He is up all night, will not shave, barks at strangers, plus his employer has been calling and we are concerned that etc bla

Signed,

Your worried VIP client

Most folks are happy to refer you to me at Probodywork if you do like the disembodied voices in radio and tv commercials entreat and simply ask your doctor for the blue pill…

  • Don’t be intimidated. Simply ask your primary care provider to email me about your current health status and make known any therapeutic contraindications and any recommendations. That’s it. Easy as pie. Thank you for helping me to serve you better

Please send introduction and referral letters to my first name at probodywork dot com  and I will reply within 24 hours with an invitation to work together.

Thank you,

Alex Frigino BA CMT

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