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
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.
Are you in pain? Are you having an injury? Do they mean the same thing? According to the Oxford Student Dictionary, the definitions of both pain and injury are as follows: Pain: (noun) an unpleasant feeling that you have when a part of your body has been hurt or when you are ill. Injury: (noun) … Continue reading Pain vs Injury
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
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