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…
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.
A picture speaks a thousand words, or not. This photo shows a stark contrast between the usage of escalator and that of stairs. I regret not capturing the queue of commuters squeezing to get up the escalator (bottom left corner). Mention stairs climbing, and many of us would think of it as what we turn to … Continue reading Why stairs climbing is my cup of tea.
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
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
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
We have always been reminded to warm up before exercising. Some of us obey this rule while some of us make do with a quick one. Whether we are professional athletes or doing sports purely for recreational reasons, it is good to know a bit more about this "appetiser" of our workout. Warming up before … Continue reading Warming up your workout.