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February 19, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once every three months, Nancy Bailey of Laguna Beach treats herself to a treatment that's not only one of the latest fads in feeling good, but also one of the oldest traditions. It's called aromatherapy, and for Bailey, it means a light, full-body massage with aromatic essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers and trees. For others, it may mean anything from a fragrant bath to inhaling sweet-smelling steam from a vaporizer.
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HEALTH
January 3, 2011 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Remember how fun it was when you were a kid ? jumping up and down, swinging your hips and rolling around on the floor? It was really just stealth exercise, and it can be just as fun for adults with the help of the products reviewed below. Whip it good Acu Hoop: Foam-covered, multicolored hula hoop with wavy ridges that weighs 5 pounds and measures 411/2 inches across. Likes: Nothing else melds fun and fitness like this. For a raw beginner, learning to hoop is a 15-minute laugh-fest; after that, it's core-workout bliss with a beaming smile that won't go away.
NEWS
February 16, 1995 | Associated Press
Doctors may soon tell patients with tension headaches: "Take two massages and call me in the morning." A study suggests tension headaches start with previously undiscovered tissues that link the brain with upper neck muscles. If that's right, ways to relax neck muscles could challenge the $2.2-billion headache remedy market.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1993
The irony of a paper that prints each morning its lineage of publishers (with the name Chandler appearing with considerable frequency) publishing a report revealing that people hire their relatives is too delicious. The wonderful photograph elsewhere in the issue of Melvin Van Peebles in his son Mario's film eloquently gave the lie to the undiluted scorn of your article. For what it's worth, I think the article misses the point: It is money, not blood, that makes the media massage mediocre films--how else to explain the puff pieces in your paper about "Home Alone 2" and the rest?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2001 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Massage therapist Linda Husar uses her strong hands to ease the pain suffered by women who have been physically and emotionally abused. Some have bruises all over their bodies and others have survived attempted strangulation. Clients are referred to Husar, of Valencia, by the Assn. to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence, a nonprofit agency in Newhall that provides short-term shelter and support for abused women.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2003 | Chris Erskine
So here we are comparing love stories. About Valentine's Day. Christmas with hormones. "When did Valentine's become like Christmas?" my friend Paul asks. "Used to be a box of chocolates." I tell him how I had to race home Friday night, stop at the department store, buy a bunch of things in the wrong size and color, in an effort to impress her with my good taste and thoughtfulness. "You're a generous guy," he notes. "I have," I remind him, "a marriage of inconvenience." "Flowers?" he asks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Lynn Shelton specializes in the small-scale high concept. She has an eye for delicately observed moments and casual absurdities that spin around an obvious plot engine. Like her features "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister," her latest Seattle-set comic drama, "Touchy Feely," is a work that gestures toward depths without truly plumbing them. In its gentle way, it's also her broadest, most schematic film. As the story of friends, family and identity crisis meanders toward its low-key feel-good conclusion, exceptionally lovely, nuanced performances by Rosemarie DeWitt and Allison Janney are the chief draw.
NEWS
March 15, 2009 | Min Lee, Lee writes for the Associated Press.
All four women were prostitutes. And all four were killed in rented apartments where they were working alone. The back-to-back killings have drawn attention to a peculiarity of Hong Kong law: Prostitution is legal, but brothels are not. As a result, many prostitutes work alone in apartments, leaving them vulnerable to attack. The law also bans others from making money off prostitution -- a rule meant to keep out pimps, but which also prevents sex workers from hiring security guards.
WORLD
October 20, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wires
A deputy in Mexico's Congress stirred up a fuss by offering fellow lawmakers a 10% discount on chocolate massages at a posh salon, even as proposed legislation went unfinished. Angelica de la Pena's letter on official paper to the lower chamber's 500 members backfired when newspapers published it. "I think there are more interesting issues that we should be communicating to each other about," Deputy Luis Antonio Gonzalez said.
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