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
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.
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.
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
Image from: http://www.med-health.net/Sleeping-Problems.html Do you get the jitters the night(s)before a new life chapter or a major event, so much so that you do not sleep well? Or rather, has it become a norm to toss and turn in bed before you finally drift into your dreamland? Losing sleep brings along a whole string of physical … Continue reading The rest is yet to come ?
Image from: https://image.freepik.com/free-vector/human-workers-evolution-silhouettes_72147496117.jpg Over 2 million years, human beings evolved from early apes to early human beings, or homo sapien - our closest early ancestors. They did so by being on the move. In fact, it will be perilous for not moving. One could die from starvation for not moving. One could also become an … Continue reading Just Move It