Flip-flops, thongs, plakkies, slops - synonymous with summer, sun and sea.
But these no-heel-strap sandals have become the daily footwear choice for many for its comfort and convenience. many people spend the entire day in flip-flops even wearing it to work.
But that is not the full story. Comfortable and convenient yes, but there is a distinct dark side to wearing flip-flops for long periods.
Read here to see what it can do to posture, muscles and walking patterns.
What does the term healthy lifestyle mean to you?
Is it an empty buzz word that no longer makes an impression on you? Or does it leave you with guilt feelings because you are not fulfilling society's expectations?
I want to tell you that living a healthy lifestyle has more to do with your own needs and desires than the external prescriptions and pressures from the media and the medical fraternity. You have to look at your health from the inside out.
Here is why:
The benefits of massage during and after pregnancy have been well documented. But there is one that I think needs to be emphasised - the way it boosts your body image.
The many ways in which ones body changes during pregnancy can be at the same time intriguing and overwhelming, even scary.
Despite the romantic image of pregnancy in the media and in advertising, these drastic shape shifts and the weight gain may affect our self-esteem and body image.
So, if you are pregnant but it feels like you are living in a stranger’s body, consider a massage treatment.
Besides helping you maintain a healthy body image, massage can support a mother-to-be and her baby in so many ways.
Here are 10 reasons to book a pre-natal massage.
Body-mind or mind-body? If you are struggling with physical and mental pain and feel that the dominant health paradigm’s dualistic approach to mind and body seems inadequate to explain anything, I want to talk to you. Join me under the tree in my garden for a cup of rooibos tea and let’s talk massage and SomaSense!