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Benefits of Massage Therapy at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast

November 6, 2013 by insideout

You have the option of receiving rejuvenating and therapeutic massage therapy at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast.

Use the following guide to receive the maximum benefit and relaxation from a massage at Quintessentials Bed and Breakast and Spa.

Make your appointment, mentioning any specific requirements or restrictions.

Arrive a few minutes early. Prior to your massage you will receive a robe to change into. Most people prefer to remove all clothing and jewelry. During your massage, our therapist keeps your entire body draped and only undrapes the portion this is being massaged. If you feel more comfortable leaving your undergarments on, that’s fine too.

Once you are with your therapist you will be asked certain questions, such as whether there is anything you like to convey he/she should be aware of. Feel free to express your needs so as to receive attend ton to tense or trouble spots. Your therapist will ask you a few questions to ascertain the most optimum treatment for your session.

Relax; this is your time and time for your body and mind to release the worries and stresses of the day. Deep breathing and closing of your eyes will assist in your complete relaxation.

Let your therapist know if you are comfortable or uncomfortable, too warm or too cold, of if the massage pressure is too light or too intense.

Trust your massage therapist to move your limbs in whatever position is necessary for and during the massage.

Enjoy the massage and know that you are doing something very good for your body and your mind. You deserve this healthy interlude.

What can massage do for you? Massage therapy increases circulation, thus is nourishing to the entire body. Massage also promotes the release of by-products such as lactic acid, which is one of the causes of stiff and sore muscles. Quintessentials recommends monthly massages for health maintenance and to counteract the effects of daily stress.

Sylvia’s Cod Fish Cake Recipe

September 3, 2013 by insideout


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 pound firm, fresh cod fillets, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 Tbs of crushed fresh thyme or dried Thyme
  • 1 egg
  • Season to taste using black pepper, salt & garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons oil for frying



Place the potatoes in a large pot of water; bring the water to a boil. Let the potatoes cook until they are almost tender.
Add the fish to the pot and let the fish and potatoes cook until they are both soft. Drain well and transfer the potatoes and fish to a large mixing bowl. Can substitute salmon fresh or canned.

Add onion, parsley, and egg to the bowl; season to taste using black pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder; mash the mixture together. Mold the mixture into patties. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, this will blend the flavors and solidify mixture to avoid crumbling when frying.

For perfect even cakes, try using an ice-cream scoop to form balls and shape with hands. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sear the patties on both sides until golden brown, then lower heat and cook through. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Serve on a bed of baby spinach leaves, accompanied with Blue cheese, horseradish dressing.