I recently completed an audio-book about de-cluttering. It is a very engaging book that discusses various aspects of clutter, organizing styles and tips. My key take-away is the 15-minute-a-day that I have started to apply. In short, the 15-minute-a-day directs that, you spend 15 minutes daily on a small area or a specific task that … Continue reading Keep clear – 15 minutes a day
A.S - This is a brief post of personal sharing. I used to work towards Fridays and weekends. Now, I work on weekends. Weekends are the time when most of my clients book their “me-time” with me. At the beginning, I was missing the weekends. After all, I have been in the corporate world for … Continue reading “Missing my weekends no more”
As individuals, our body responds to massage differently. For example, some of us fall asleep easily during a massage, while some of us are able to stay awake throughout. In most cases though, we feel thirsty after a massage. Our good therapist would always have a glass of water ready for us when the rub-down … Continue reading Why we are thirsty after a massage.
Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. The bold feat might exist in my dreams. Meanwhile, I would be more keen in lovely heels like the ones above. Ever since switching out from the concrete jungle, my collection of office footwear also made its way out … Continue reading Heels – Lovely yet unfriendly
After a grueling workout or race, some of us look forward to a massage to reward our overworked body. While massage is beneficial for recovery after intense training or competition, it can also be applied before the activity to prepare the body. The term pre-event massage and pre-workout massage can be used interchangeably. As the … Continue reading Pre-event massage: An introduction
As massage therapists, our professional satisfaction is closely linked to providing a safe, appropriate, and comfortable massage, through which you enjoy therapeutic benefits. It is often assumed that the whole responsibility falls on the therapist. In fact, the receiver (you) has a part too. In case you are not already aware, here are some points … Continue reading Your massage therapist would like you to know…
Just the other evening, I was all hyped to get back running again, with my gear, running app, and all. Alas, it started to rain. In no time, it escalated to a thunderstorm. Growing up in the tropical island of Singapore, we are more or less used to heavy downpours be it during the late … Continue reading When rain gets between me and my run.
Massage may be commonly taken as an occasional indulgence, but it is also fast gaining recognition as a self-care regime integral to our general well-being. Indeed, one of the most beneficial times for massage may be during pregnancy. The journey of pregnancy is one in which a woman's body undergoes significant changes. Not only that, … Continue reading “Can I get a massage while pregnant?” – An overview.
A recent report in The Straits Times (February 22, 2018) ran this title, "Ultraviolet radiation in Singapore hit highest 'extreme' level of 15 twice in last 2 weeks". It was referring to a high one-hour average ultraviolet (UV) reading of 15 that was recorded at 1pm and 2pm on February 19. Similar high UV readings … Continue reading Sun alert : Don’t shun it.
In the past weeks, many of us have been occupied with spring-cleaning, stocking up of goodies, getting new clothes, decorating our home, to get ready for Chinese New Year (CNY). Here in Singapore, the official two days public holidays correspond with the first two days of the lunar new year. As they fall on Friday … Continue reading CNY and how I survive it.