Friday, July 29, 2011

Massage, A Healthy Choice to Relax on a Weekend

I would really recommend this to everyone, after working 5 -6 days a week, one deserves a relaxing massage. 

Massage is some sort of a charger for the body, like a charger of a mobile phone.

But which type of massage is right for me? You asked, well here is a list of  most popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out and decide which one suits your need.

Swedish Massage
If this is your first time to go to a spa or massage parlor, then this type of massage is perfect for you.

This is a very gentle and relaxing massage, Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. 

Each point is held for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.
People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterwards. 

Thai Massage
Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.

You don't just lie there--the therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures. It's like yoga without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It is also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion. 

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage. 

Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.

The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Healthy Choice to Prevent Constipation, Eat Orange.

It goes with the saying, "An orange a day, keeps constipation away. " 

Let me start with a little trivia, oranges are citrus fruits that are rich in fiber and best source of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C acts as our shield to protect the body against diseases and harmful elements from our environment.
Furthermore, oranges are good source of fiber that aids us to prevent and ease constipation.
Citrus fruit like orange cleanses the bloodstream and washes out toxins out of our system.
This gives us fairer skin and helps in preventing acne as well.

So whenever you experience constipation, you may want to follow our Healthy Choice:
-       Eat orange once a day. Best to have it after breakfast or lunch.
-       Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
-       Exercise every morning (walking, jogging, running, brisk walking, swimming, step aerobics, dancing and sport)
-       And Relax.