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.
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…
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.
One of the most common reasons for getting a massage is the relaxation that it brings about. Many of us have a hectic lifestyle. A 60 or 90 minutes massage session is like treating ourselves to a well-deserved "me-time". A massage session is typically passive on your part. However, you should also involve yourself to … Continue reading Massage: Getting the most out of it.
Wounds, discomforts and common ailments like fever, cold and coughs, are part and parcel in our daily living. Most household would have a box or kit to provide some form of remedy or relief to address these concerns. We are used to creams, solutions and ointments for cuts, burns, insect bites, sprains, and aches. We … Continue reading First-aid in a bottle
At a recent 2-day hiking trip, my room mate was amazed to see my barely-there toiletries pouch. She shook her head in bewilderment, alternating her sight between my pouch and hers. I shared with her that, having survived a decade-long battle with acne, I observed that the fewer things I apply on my face, the … Continue reading Skincare Labels: Read with Caution
Have you been training hard for your next race? Did you just complete a race with your best effort? Or maybe you just had an awesome cross-fit or spinning session. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or doing sports for recreation, there are times when aches and strains surface after the intensive activity. Essential oils … Continue reading Essential Oils For Your Post-Workout.
Essential oils are widely used in the practice of aromatherapy. The word "essential" does not mean important or vital. Instead, it comes from the word "essence" and refers to the extracts from the plant part(s) contributing to the beneficial and therapeutic uses. These extracts are in concentrated form, thereby earning the badge of "essence". Among … Continue reading Less is more – Essential Oils
Do you recall, on your first visit to a new dentist, you were given a patient record form to fill up? The form contains a portion for you to declare any pre-existing conditions you have, for example drug allergy, recent operation, medical history, etc. One of the key information your dental care provider aims to … Continue reading Contraindications – Why they matter.