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Transforming the Game of Golf by Optimizing Thoracic Spine Function

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CEO Interview: Inventor of the TrueTurnPro reveals how this unmatched tool is helping players reach amazing new heights; Innovative thoracic spine device is a certain game changer for today’s golfers

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In the game of golf, there is one universal truth: player performance directly depends upon the health of their spine and, more specifically, optimal thoracic mobility. So important is the spine to achieving golf game excellence, scores of reports have addressed the matter to include one recent PGA.com article with the unequivocal headline, “A consistent spine angle will lead to improved impact no matter your body type.” Other research has also established the correlation between spine control, swing mechanics and overall performance.

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Driven by a passion to help improve joint function for himself and others to make gains on the links, former NBA strength and conditioning coach and therapeutic exercise specialist Carl Horne, Jr., owner of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based In2One Wellness Studio, invented and patented the TrueTurnPro device as an easy and cost-effective way to restore and maintain thoracic mobility. As the world’s first thoracic spine isolation and training system, it was designed to be used anywhere:  at home, in a hotel room or the turf. The TrueTurnPro helps increase a user’s rotation and strengthens the core, which  helps the user develop the muscles to protect and strengthen the back—all collectively improving a player’s speed, power and distance.

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While the journey to develop TrueTurnPro and bring it to market hasn’t been easy for Horne, perseverance has allowed him to change lives with the invention—and both user testimonials and industry accolades have rolled in. For one, renowned golf instructor and TV analyst, Peter Kostis, even weighed-in via online video on the numerous reasons why the TrueTurnPro is so advantageous for those seeking to up their golf game.

Here, Horne himself offered some expert insights on spine health, mobility, biomechanics, swing position, the device itself and more.

MK: Relative to one’s golf swing, should the club correct the body position or should the body correct the club position?

CH: Swing flaws, back pain and undesired high scores are often connected. Whether it’s a common swing flaw such as “coming over the top,” or simply common back pain from, bending, twisting or sitting, high golf scores are the result—and they all have a common denominator: limited hip and back function. If the components of the hip and spine become tight and weak, the mechanics of the spine will eventually become compromised. Compromised movement is often the root  cause for the development of common back pain. Therefore,  flawed mechanics can easily be the blame for the most common swing flaws, as swing flaws don’t solely reside in golf theory. The undiscovered origin of these flaws would suggest many are physical by nature.  Seeking a solution by theory, alone, is futile.

MK: There are various types of swing issues fit for improvement, so how would you say body motion flaws correlate?

CH: The most common back pain is low back pain or LBP. In acute or chronic LBP, the gluteal muscles, along with other stabilizers of the hips and core, can all play a role in the dysfunction. The golf swing is dependent upon the uncompromised rotation of the hips and spine. If the hips, spine, or both are compromised in function, faulty compensating movement patterns arise. These compensations are the origin of the development and root cause of the six most common swing flaws which are: loss of posture, reverse pivot, early extension, hip sway and slide, over-the-top and faulty kinematic sequence. These swing flaws can all be easily linked to mechanical flaws within the dynamic multiple joint functions within the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. We best identify the flaw by creating awareness; understanding the lower kinetic chain as it relates to the development of the golf swing.

It should look something like this:

Hips react to ground force production or reactions such as shear force, vertical force and torsion force. These forces generate the kinetic energy producing the leverage which moves up and through the legs into the hips.

Then, the spine reacts to hips, the shoulders react to the spine; arms react to the shoulders; and hands react to the arms.

This is the simple biomechanical review of the kinetic chain as related to the development of the golf swing.

MK: Which of the six common swing flaws would you expect to develop if the player has a severe lack of lateral flexion in the spine and extremely limited internal rotation of the lead hip?

CH: Over the top, hip sway and slide, as well as early extension. But, why? As a beginner, understanding concepts and theories of how to hit a golf ball is as useful as the turtle understanding which speed-building techniques it takes to win a race! It’s essential to have a working functional body to utilize the important information of the conventional approach to teaching the theories of the golf swing. Neither the ball flight or the position of the clubface should solely govern or train the golfer into learning how NOT to swing the golf club. In other words, we shouldn’t only learn from our errant golf shots! As it relates back to the golfer above with a lack of lateral flexion and limited internal rotation of the lead hip, until the function of the hip and spine are corrected, rotation will be compromised. The struggle with compromised motion will perpetuate regardless of the money and effort spent on countless lessons covering purely golf theory technique.

So, should Body and Biomechanics be included as primary swing philosophies when the beginning golfer starts to learn how to swing a club? In order to become more aware and further facilitate the instructional experience, the explanation of how we all learn new specific movement patterns must be realized.

MK: What would you say many people are doing wrong as they work to perfect their swing position?

CH: An astounding 90% percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual. These visual images can actually work against the golf student because many golfers have a preconceived notion of how to make a swing based on what they have seen. Not only have students seen the perfect and desired club position at the top of the backswing, but they have also likely listened to others confirming that placing the club high and parallel is the best. So naturally, the attempt is to mimic what they have seen and heard, and do whatever it takes to place the club in a position most people aren’t physically or correctly capable of doing.

This limited approach isn’t logical and sheds light as to why solely learning from our mistakes is short sighted. Hitting buckets of balls wrong to finally hit a single shot correctly, is an exhausting, inhibited, restrained and ultimately counter-productive method of learning how to swing a club effectively and efficiently.

Unlike auditory learning, kinesthetic learning is accomplished with feel and touch. This leads to long-term learning of physical and body-conscious skill development. In other words, proprioception.

The TrueTurnPro is a unique one-of-a-kind kinesthetic learning tool designed for teaching and learning correct anatomical rotation throughout the thoracic spine and hips. The magical benefit of the device happens once you are corrected into a neutral spine, linking the upper kinetic chain to the lower connect chain. This causes you to stabilize and distribute ground force leverage throughout your body thereby coaching the exact feel students and teaching professionals have been searching for. This kind of kinesthetic learning gives powerful and tangible meaning to the familiar question, “how did that one feel?”

MK: Speaking of the TrueTurnPro, in what ways can it transform a player’s golf game overall?

CH: There are a myriad of ways the invention improves one’s golf game overall. For one, it improves shot accuracy. Accuracy in golf is dependent on the ability to control the angle of the spine throughout the entire golf swing. The TrueTurnPro improves both strength and stability of the spine. Having swing power is only useful and safe with the stability to control the spine. It will develop the power to improve stability and help maintain spine angle. It improves golf shot accuracy.

It also enhances strength and range of motion. When exposed to consistent external stimuli, the body physiologically adapts. For example, an increase in strength will occur when push-ups are performed daily. A physiological adaptive process explains how we are able to accomplish a greater number of push-ups over time. The strength from the push-up translates to other physical activities requiring a push movement. Therefore, the push-up is fundamental to all pushing. TrueTurnPro is no different. Strength training with the device results in physiological adaptation of the body. Regular use with it will equate to strengthening rotational torso power.

Maximized speed is another benefit. The ultimate goal for an athlete is to move fast. Acceleration of rotary movement in sports requires power and optimum rotation, as well as the ability to transfer energy with a stabilized spine. Limited rotation restricts maximum speed and prevents the body from reaching its full potential. Swinging a bat or club requires core stability and flexibility. The combination of power, stability, and flexibility are essential for the development of rotational speed! A body capable of moving faster will generate faster swing speeds and therefore increase ball speed. The TrueTurnPro is the only device capable of isolating and developing rotational strength, stability, and flexibility, which results in overall rotational power.

One major way a golfer can lose speed is through early extension, which is an incorrect position of the spine during a golf swing. At this point, the club is lifted instead of rotated to the top position. The common reference is a reverse pivot or loss of posture. Due to the challenging concept, instructors struggle with teaching the correct rotation. The TrueTurnPro is a breakthrough tool that allows the instructor to teach students what true rotation looks and feels like. With an increase in thoracic mobility the more rounds of golf an individual can play due to the less friction on the back. Greater mobility also enables a golfer to place the club in a proper top position that will maximize club head speed and optimize swing path.

Another key benefit is shifting focus from club position to body position. Traditionally, golf has been taught from the perspective of the club properly place the club in the ideal top position. Golf students often establish faulty movement patterns in their swings when they become solely focused on club position. A movement pattern is the fundamental way a human moves. For example, bending, twisting and hinging. Repeating a faulty movement pattern in golf, such as the “over the top move”, results in inconsistent ball striking. However, the TrueTurnPro will correct faulty movement patterns and improve ball striking. These techniques are easily utilized to correct rotational planes by establishing and strengthening the form in a unique and contemporary practice.

The device also produces a greater active stretch. TrueTurnPro is designed to allow the spine to produce a greater active rotational stretch, unparalleled with any other device available. The ability to have complete control of the stretch creates simplicity and safety for the user. Users generate his/her own kinetic energy to increase and deepen the active stretch, which greatly improves mobility and flexibility.

MK: What about that coveted X-Factor—a popular topic within the golf community?

CH: Yes, the X-Factor It is generally defined as the measurable distance to rotate the shoulders beyond the hips. Prompting many debates, some believe the X-factor is a myth, while others seek to achieve the X-factor within their own swing. Some instructors teach that the X-factor is only achieved during the downswing, while others teach it is created in the backswing. Either way, a physical separation of shoulders and hips takes place during every full golf swing. This separation creates rotational power. The TrueTurnPro is designed to safely develop this separation of the shoulders and hips by isolating movement of the thoracic spine.

MK: Beyond all of the technical advantages you discuss, I would imagine the TrueTurnPro generally promotes and enhances enjoyment of the game.

CH: Most definitely, also giving a greater sense of accomplishment. Achieving a higher level of success with increased golf skills will inspire individuals to play more often and with far more enjoyment. Golf is very demanding on the spine, and requires the player to bend, stretch, maneuver and contort the body in unnatural ways. Golf also requires the spine to possess power, stability, and speed, all in an attempt to maximize player ability and overall satisfaction. The TrueTurnPro enhances spinal strength, stability, and rotation for continued enjoyment of the game of golf.

MK: Various research studies assert that the vast majority of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime, and also that many can help that back pain will subside with correct physical exercise—findings that can surely be extrapolated to people worlwide who will, or already, similarly suffer back problems. How does the TrueTurnPro relate here

CH: The TrueTurnPro is a tool specifically engineered to address the various issues of the spine that are related to back pain. Although it is impossible to completely prevent accidental physical injury, prevention protocols and programs should be the first line of defense in reducing the frequency and severity of physical injury. Optimizing joint function is the name of the game in an injury prevention exercise program. When our joints are powerful, fully stabilized and entirely flexible, we are more prepared to handle trauma that has the potential of leading to injury. With a preventative approach, recovery and rehabilitation time can often be reduced when injuries do occur. This increases the time that one can spend participating in the game of life! The TrueTurnPro is the perfect tool for helping to optimize spine function in an effort to prevent and lessen the frequency and severity of back injuries.

Designed to improve strength and range of motion of the thoracic and lumbar spine, the TrueTurnPro improves the spine’s ability to move with less friction and discomfort while increasing overall stability. It helps to restore back function and ultimately offer relief to a large number of people suffering from back pain.

Working with the TrueTurnPro will isolate and increase the range of motion of the thoracic spine. The isolation comes from the device’s patented proprietary contralateral configuration. This unique design gives the user the ability to produce a contralateral force. This force, which is controlled by the user, results in greater ability to increase thoracic spine rotation and lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.

Increasing thoracic range of motion has a strong and positive effect on the lumbar spine. By increasing the mobility of the thoracic spine, less rotational torque is placed upon the lumbar spine. This results in a reduction of torsion compression, which is the twisting downward force of pressure onto the lumbar discs that are located between each vertebrae. This reduction of torsion compression lessens the load on the back and helps alleviate discomfort and pain.

MK: Beyond golf, are the other types of sports the device can be beneficial for?

CH: Most definitely! The versatility of the TrueTurnPro allows it to be used not only as a stretching device but also a strength training tool. Unlike anything before, it offers a unique opportunity to develop true isolated rotational power. With it, athletes competing in rotational sports such as golf, baseball, tennis and hockey will enhance their physical abilities by adding the tool to their sport-specific training routines. This is because training with a device engineered to specifically increase rotation allows the athlete to isolate a chosen plane of rotation and apply resistance to that plane. It also enables the athlete to increase the flexibility of a specific plane of rotation and produce an active or passive stretch on that plane. The TrueTurnPro delivers a smooth, smart stretch into an array of rotational planes from the slap shot of hockey to the overhead serve of tennis. It offers an entirely new means of rotational training.

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Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of both the “Savvy Living lifestyle and travel and “Savvy Ventures” business TV shows. As a prolific business and consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme—also delving into the minds behind the brands. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

Sources:

https://www.pga.com/story/consistent-spine-angle-will-lead-to-improved-impact-on-golf-course

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29979282/

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate if this is review editorial, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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Why You Should Dye Your Hair and Not Feel a Shade Unmanly!

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When you’re a man and you’re in dire need of hair coloring, it may come as something of an unusual thing for most people. Men traditionally aren’t known for having a lot of vanity in their systems so some may view it with a little trepidation if you ever find yourself giving yourself a hair coloring. Unless you’re in some sort of punk, goth or other subculture, it’s really not a normal thing to do when you’re a guy. So why go through all the trouble of getting through all of that when your society doesn’t expect you to go through with it?

Because unlike women, men have a lot more insurance when it comes to coloring their hair. Because short hair and shaved heads are a staple for men, it’s really easy to erase and rewind so to speak for men if they don’t like the result of their hair-dyeing sessions. If those highlights just cause some guys to look really ugly, all they should do is just shave it away and everything will be back to square one. Women on the other hand don’t have that option as most women wouldn’t want to risk the rebellious bald look. So that advantage goes to the men!

But like women, men can also use all the perks of changing up their hair colors. Be it a way to signal a new life after getting over a breakup, a symbolic change of lifestyle, or just a really good way to look a whole lot better, boys can take advantage of the amazing advantages of coloring their hair. If you’re starting to get old and your hair starting to get silver, I’m sure that getting it to a whole darker shade with hair coloring is really going to help your confidence in the long run. Are you sick of that old, boring hair color? Don’t worry! Coloring your hair is just the solution for you.

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How Long Will My Inflatable Hot Tub Last?

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Buying an inflatable hot tub is an excellent option for anyone who can’t yet afford to make the investment of a full-sized permanent model, or who isn’t sure whether or not they’ll use it enough to justify the purchase. But, just how long will an inflatable spa tub last?

The answer we’re about to give is likely to frustrate people, but it’s 100% true.

“It all depends.”

Depends on what? Well luckily, that’s something we can tell you. Pay attention, and learn about all the ways you can determine whether your inflatable spa tub will last 7 months, or 7 years.

Warranty

Almost all inflatable hot tubs will come with at least some kind of warranty, but the length of it will differ. That said, please note that the length of a warranty doesn’t mean your product won’t last beyond that but it does represent how confident a vendor is in their craftsmanship. In general, multiply the length of your product’s warranty by 4 to get an idea of its longevity. For instance, a spa tub guaranteed to last 2 months might actually last 8, but it’s not likely to survive beyond a couple years even with the best of care. On the other hand, a tub guaranteed for 1 or 2 years might last for five or even ten years.

Temperature

The temperature in which you use your spa tub is one of the biggest contributing factors to its longevity or lack thereof. In very cold weather, your tub will contract and the plastic it’s made of will become brittle, crack, and leak. In hot temperatures, the air in your tub will expand which can result in torn seams and leaks. With this in mind, try not to use your spa tub in any extreme weather conditions and store it in a climate-controlled area if possible to ensure you get optimum use out of it.

Chemical Care

You’ll want to use hot tub spa chemicals to avoid bacteria and residual build-up, but too much or too little can have a negative impact on the interior party. Purchase a cheap pH testing kit so that you can make sure pH levels is always been 7.0-7.4 for the health of both you and your inflatable hot tub. As well, keep your tub clean by using spa cleaner for the interior and exterior walls, and filter cleaner for the filter.

PVC Hazards

Inflatable hot tubs are usually made of PVC, which as you probably know is easy to penetrate. Keep your spa tub away from PVC hazards like pets with sharp claws, and rough terrains. Even better, lay your inflatable spa tub on some kind of bases like a piece of old carpet or a sheet of plastic to keep it away from potentially sharp debris.

How Often Will You Use It?

Lastly, and perhaps the most impactful factor, is how often you use your hot tub. If you only bring your inflatable spa tub out a couple times a year and store it properly the rest of the time, it might last for ten years or even more. Meanwhile, if you use your hot tub for hours a day every day of the week, even the highest quality system is likely to wear out.

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5 Key Elements of a Successful Hair Salon

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You’ve decided to open your own hair salon, selected the right location, hired qualified hair stylists and purchased the necessary equipment. Sounds like you have everything you need, right? Wrong. You’ll need to have a good handle on the following key elements if your hair salon is to succeed.

1. Quality Staff

Running a successful salon also requires attracting and retaining quality staff. People become attached to their hair stylists. They want to know that they can call their salon and get an appointment with their favorite stylist. Clients become nervous when they are told that their trusted stylist no longer works at the salon. They will often follow their stylist to another salon. This would mean that you would lose that client forever.

2. Competitive Pricing

You will also want to consider pricing carefully when running a successful salon. You will need to know the pricing at other salons in your area. You will then have to make pricing decisions for your salon. If you decide to charge more that most salons in the area, can you justify that decision? Do you offer clients something different and better?

3. Superior Products

Running a successful salon is not just about hair cutting and styling. Many people go to their favorite salon in order to purchase higher end hair care products. If you do not maintain your stock appropriately, clients will not be happy. If they feel you do not regularly stock their favorite shampoo, they will soon start buying their shampoo someplace else. This has a significantly negative impact on your revenue, making the running of a successful salon virtually impossible.

4. Alternative Treatments and Services

Anybody who spends time and money on their hair is likely to pay attention to other parts of their body. You’re in a great position to benefit from this. If you have the space why not offer a few beauty treatments as well? A little nail bar would be popular as would eye brow shaping, hair removal or a make-up stand. There’s a whole host of other beauty related services you can offer on the side.

5. Happy Clients

Of course, happy clients are the first key component to running a successful salon. Without happy, returning clients, your salon would quickly close. You will want to make sure that every client who leaves your salon has a smile on their face. If they do not, take a few minutes to talk to the client and make sure that your employees were courteous and friendly. After all, no one wants to pay someone to be rude to them. Negative word of mouth spreads quicker than positive word of mouth, but you can prevent this before it happens by making sure each client is happy before they leave your salon.

Running a successful salon is not a mysterious venture. All you need to do is ensure the happiness of your clients, retain a quality staff, price competitively, and stock appropriately. All of the other details will simply fall into place.

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Enhancing Your Appearance and Simplifying Your Life With Permanent Makeup

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Personal appearance plays a very important role in everyday life from the time you wake up until you go to sleep. It starts with taking time to apply makeup in the morning, your appearance at work, time to reapply makeup during the day, buying expensive makeup products, looking your best for you significant other and of course removing all the makeup before you go to bed.

Whatever path your life has taken one of the most troublesome and time consuming elements which impact your life every day is seen with the need for putting on makeup. If you have grown tired of this daily routine, one unique solution you may be able to take advantage of is permanent makeup. With this solution you will discover a tremendous number of benefits including being ready at a moment’s notice, freeing yourself from the high cost of makeup as well as the great amount of time you will recapture no longer having to reapply makeup over and over during the day and night.

If you would like to further enhance your natural beauty, eliminate wrinkles and roll back the aging process you can take advantage of opportunities like Botox treatments. Every year consumers spend thousands of dollars on products which are designed to help fight the many signs related to aging. Whether you are bothered by crow’s feet, dark circles, saggy skin or a lack of elasticity, these signs leave a person feeling older and lacking that youthful appearance. To make matters worse the utilization of most of the creams, moisturizers, and serums promoted to help reduce the signs of aging have little impact and take a tremendous amount of time before you see results if any at all.

For the person who is done with the poor results found with many of these high cost solutions, one of the best alternatives to take advantage of exists with Botox wrinkle removal and facial filler treatments. Through these solutions a person will be able to find an anti aging treatment which offers real results for extended periods of time. No longer will you have to wait for results to develop over time since these treatments offer immediate results. Additionally, the investment into these treatments easily matches or could even be lower than the investment you make into ineffective products which claim to impact the signs of aging. Best of all the solutions found with permanent makeup and Botox treatments only scratch the surface of all the possibilities available to a person through resources found in high quality and professionally run medical spas.

The resources of laser hair removal can aid a person in removing all their unwanted hair from areas which are unappealing such as the underarms, legs, bikini areas as well as many other areas. The solutions of laser skin resurfacing will help a person remove unwanted blemishes, age and sun damage spots, fine lines and wrinkles which have developed over time or may be the result of acne or surgery. Even the treatments provided by skin rejuvenation can help in altering facial appearance as you bring new life to your skin, improving elasticity and appearance. All of these procedures are available to any person looking to take advantage of ways to improve their appearance.

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What Will a Good Massage Do for You?

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The spa industry has a history that dates back to more than a thousand years and today it has evolved into a clinical concept. The practice of traveling to hot or cold springs in hopes of effecting a cure of some ailment dates back to pre-historic times. Many people around the world believed that bathing in a particular spring, well, or river resulted in physical and spiritual purification. Such is prevalent in the Hindu tradition, where bathing in holy river Ganga and others causes the remission of sins and many people bathe in this river as it is believed that it cleans the body as well as the mind (from sins) and make them divine.

The word spa is said to be derived from Latin phrases such as Solus per Aqua and Sanitas per Aquam, which means health through water. Therefore, water can be considered as an important element in the spa treatment process. Hydrotherapy uses three key ingredients in providing you with a sound mental and physical relaxation. These are heat, massage and buoyancy. Activities where water is present in one or more forms like Saunas, whirlpools, hot tubs, steam baths and hand/foot baths are common in spas.

Getting a spa massage, going to a spa vacation or getting spa treatment is no longer considered a luxury. These spas are an ultimate destination for skin and body rejuvenation. The massage alone can work wonders on a body and mind, combine them with the serene ambiance, mild fragrance and calming presence of the people around, it ends up giving you an other-worldly experience. In today’s world where everyone is trying to get everything, one should not ignore the needs of one’s body, mind and soul. A massage can take care of all these in one go. You just need to take out enough time from your nick of time schedule so as to give your body the pampering it so richly deserves. With the potential benefits of massage gaining increased recognition, massages have become easily available and affordable.

Another great concept for relaxation is the home spa services. It is a wonderful idea where one can enjoy with friends in a cozy and soothing environment. The importance of beauty spa treatments is not simply meant for increasing the beauty and to maintain the natural look to stay gorgeous longer, it also helps in building healthy minds and bodies. Many spa services offer hypoallergenic lotions, essential oils and chemical- and preservative-free facial products in a green environment.

Massage can be compared to a body wrap. Just like a body wrap increases metabolism, it also invigorates your skin. Most of these wraps contain herbal compounds that carry many medicinal values. Body scrubs get rid of your dead and weak skin cells, giving your skin a radiant glow, so does massage.

These services are designed to look after your body from your face to your toes. A body massage may be accompanied by waxes, manicures, pedicures, and head massages etc. One can take a break from their tight run life for a massage for an hour or a prolonged multiple day vacation break.

Massage is known to have a beneficial effect on feeling and looking good.

Hydrotherapy in spa has many benefits. Hot water has the power to stimulate and rejuvenate. It improves blood and oxygen circulation in the body. Hot water therapy has proved to help people suffering from diabetes and arthritis. Hydrotherapy can make sleeping patterns normal by reducing stress and other discomforts of the body. Professional athletes and fitness freaks, along with physical pampering, experience great relief in easing muscle tensions and cramps through trained therapists and relax every part of their body through deep tissue massages. Let a spa become a place that helps you indulge in some much-needed ‘me’ time, to switch off and relax, recharge, reflect, detox and beautify. The Spa places are devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

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How to Get Rid of Your Messy Pubic Hair Easily – 5 Tips For Men

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Most of the men find it uncomfortable to have long pubic hair but they don’t take any effort to get rid of the hair. In their point of view, this is a troublesome task. Frankly speaking, removing the pubic hair is not hard. It can be done easily within a short period of time. Let me share with you some simple tips to remove your messy hair:

• For people who have never shaved down there, you are advised to decide how much hair you want to shave. You have the choice of doing a simple trimming if you don’t want to remove the pubic hair completely. You can leave some hair in the middle of the pubic area.

• You need to get the right tools before you start shaving. You must make sure that you have got ready the razor, scissors, trimmers, mirror, comb, brush, shaving cream, etc. You are reminded to trim your hair first with scissors. It is not right for you to shave directly because the long hair may clog your razor. You should trim your pubic hair as short as possible with scissors. You will be able to cut easily with comb. At the same time, you should make use of the brush to brush away the excess hair.

• In order to shave smoothly, you need to take hot shower after you have trimmed your hair. This is to soften your hair. After soaking your pubic area in the warm water for 10 minutes, you can then dry the area with towel. After that, you are reminded to apply shaving cream on your pubic area. Don’t skip this step because the shaving cream helps to keep your skin from becoming sore and dry. If you don’t want to use shaving cream or gel, you can apply hair conditioner. Choosing the right product is very important if you have sensitive skin.

• When you start shaving, you are recommended to apply the 3-stroke method. Rinse your pubic area and your razor after every 3 strokes. By doing so, you will be able to shave evenly and you can avoid your razor from being clogged. Please keep in mind that you must not use electronic razor. It will not help to save your time. However, you will face higher risk. You may hurt your genitals easily. When you need to remove the hair on your genitals, you should use trimmers. Never ever use razor to shave your genitals.

• If you need to remove your hair completely, you should make use of the mirror. The mirror enables you to check whether you have missed out any hair at the hidden area. After you have shaved your hair, you are suggested to apply the ice on your sensitive area. The ice helps to close the pores and reduce skin irritation. Besides ice, you can also apply aloe gel or moisturizer.

The pubic hair removal process can be done easily. Getting rid of the hair is necessary. It helps to ensure that your genitals and pubic area are clean and healthy.

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Makeup Storage: Tips For A Perfectly Organised Collection

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Makeup is very important for your daily use as well as for special events. For ease of access of the makeup, you should always keep it well organized and at a location that is easy to view. Some people have a lot of makeup but due their mode of keeping, they end up never using all of it. When you keep your collection organized, you are going to find what you are looking for whenever you need or want it. The following are the 5 steps to a perfect organized collection of makeup.

Makeup Storage Area Should Give Priority to Your Daily Wear

When storing your makeup, you will need to take time, find a large area that you can spread all your makeup and then go through it to determine what you wear on daily basis and what you don’t. Makeup that you use every day should be stored at a close and easily accessible place compared to that used only for special events. Gather the makeups into piles according to the frequency of their usage.

Makeup Storage Piles

When creating makeup storage piles, you can for instance have a pile for daily wear that consists of the makeup with the basic colors that match almost any attire you put on with the coordinating lipstick. Make sure to keep it simple. You could also have a pile of the makeup you use for skin care. This will include things such as moisturizers, sunscreens, makeup removers, serums and acne treatments. Q-tips and cotton balls can also be included among the skin care products. Makeup removal may be necessary on daily basis especially if you travel much, you are a sports person or you just don’t like being covered in makeup all day. To save makeup storage space, purchase a package of pre-moistened cleaning clothes to help you with makeup removal.

Another makeup storage pile you can create for ease of access is the one that contains makeup that you only use for special events. This collection will include the makeup that you bought to match only special kinds of outfits, dramatic colors, false eyelashes, wild colors like those used for Halloween, shimmer powder that you can wear when going to clubs and any other makeup that you wear infrequently. You might also create a pile for seasonal makeup. If you are the kind of person that tans, your skin tone is likely to vary from season to season. You can therefore have different foundation as well as powder shades to use during summertime. Darker summer colors of makeup may also be important if you tan during summers.

Anything That Is Old, Broken or Causes Irritation Should Not Take Up Makeup Storage Space

When sampling your makeup for storage, if you come across one that is too old, be sure to dispose it so that it won’t take up more space. Old makeup may flake off or collect bacteria that will make your collection untidy. You therefore need to know how long every makeup needs to be kept before it is disposed. Products such as liquid eyeliners and mascara need to be disposed after three months. Eye creams, eye foundations, eye bases, cream eye shadows and any other cream or gel-based item that is meant to be used on eyes should not be used after six months. Some products may be used even for a year and over, so you will just need to be cautious about the expiry dates and dispose makeup that you won’t be using anymore to create more space.

Get Makeup Storage Bags or Kits from a Local Beauty Store

Makeup storage bags will help you to store your makeup in an organized and easily accessible manner. A good makeup bag will be the one that can be able to store everything you have. The bags vary in the way they are designed but most of them usually have an interior wall that can be wiped clean as well as a zip that can be closed to avoid spillage. They also have a quilted or padded exterior that offers extra protection. An alternative to the makeup storage bags will be small tackle boxes that are bit larger, cheaper and also quite great when it comes to organizing a wide range of makeup. The tackle boxes are especially excellent for makeup meant for special events since you can easily see what is available. If you do not often carry your makeup around or you mostly apply it when you are at home, a basket or drawer will also be suitable for storing your daily makeup.

Check Out You Makeup Storage Location to See the Status of the Application Tools

You will need to check out your makeup storage location and see if the application tools you have are sufficient, they have become dirty or they are just floating around in the bottom of the bag or drawer. If the application tools are not clean, bacteria may accumulate in your storage location, so you will need to get rid of them. Dispose any sponge application tools that came with the makeup and purchase good, washable brushes that will not make the storage space look untidy. Any powder puffs as well as dirty foundation sponges that are not clean should also be disposed. When you use clean brushes as well as other application tools, you will be prolonging the life of the makeup by eliminating bacteria and oils that are introduced to it.

Enjoy Easy Access to Your Makeup with Organized Makeup Storage

Once you are through with organizing your makeup storage very well, you will be able to see all that you have, and you will also be able to utilize it very well. You will enjoy being on a less stressful as well as efficient makeup routine since everything will be orderly. Whether you want to access your daily use makeup or the makeup you use for special events or any other, when the makeup storage is organized, you are going to locate it instantly without shuffling around to look for it.

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Malta Spa – For a Relaxing Holiday in Malta

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Every now and again, everybody deserves a break from their daily routine. And what better way to enjoy your break than a relaxing holiday in Malta? Malta is a small island in the central Mediterranean that is charming and relaxing. When choosing to spend a few relaxing days in another country, choose Malta as your number one choice for so many reasons. First off, the Maltese islands boast fantastic weather conditions – mild, sunny winters and hot, bright summers, making it easily accessible and thoroughly enjoyable any time of year. Secondly, the island is equipped with all the necessary tools for a relaxing holiday.

Health Spa Malta

On this tiny island, one can find some forty spa and health outlets, each with their own state of the art equipment and highly trained, professional staff. These outlets vary in size and specialization and may include large spa facilities as well as smaller specialized outlets. Oriental treatment clinics, for instance, have recently opened in various localities in order to provide well-renowned health and wellness treatments, not to mention captivating massage.

The treatments that are offered in Malta cater for both men and women and are incredibly varied. These include mud baths, head massage, hand and foot massage, full body massage, 4-hand massage, hot stone massage, Swedish massage, stress buster massage, oriental treatments, body wraps, depilatory treatments, laser hair removal, Botox, professional acrylic or gel nails, several different facials, acupuncture and so many more together with the use of facilities such as heated indoor pools, saunas, steam-rooms and plunge baths. These can be found at several 5 star hotels as well as other private institutions.

Malta Spa Holidays

Choosing a spa holiday does not necessarily mean staying in an expensive spa hotel or resort. On the contrary, there are several Malta hotels that may arrange a package for you in collaboration with a spa centre in order for you to get exactly what you wish for. Alternatively you may choose any of the Luxury Hotels Malta and visit the spa yourself – or perhaps a different spa every day! – and choose to indulge in one or several treatments, as well as whole-day packages provided by a leading Spa Hotel Malta. Keep an eye out for holiday season packages as well as romantic Duo, his and her packages where couples can indulge in treatments side-by-side in candle-lit surroundings!

If you are looking to relax and work out, gyms and sports centres are also abundant, with popular classes including Pilates, dance, yoga, aerobics and kick-boxing, provided in several different localities. During the milder season, hiking, cycling and country walks are popular, being both entertaining and relaxing. There are also several opportunities for a wide variety of sports including squash, rock-climbing, paragliding, diving, golf and even snooker.

Medical Tourism in Malta

Malta is also increasingly becoming a destination for medical tourism due to the significantly cheaper cost of treatment as well as its perfect setting and climate, ideal for recovery. Most Maltese specialists have trained in Malta, Europe, the UK or the USA and work in professional modern clinics, adhering to EU standards and regulations. Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular all over the world, and no-less in Malta. As a result there are now a number of procedures available on the island, including face lifts, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, and others. Overall, Malta is sure to suit any sort of relaxing, beauty-related, or spa holiday!

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How To Perm Hair: Hairdressing Perming Faults, Causes and Corrections

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Learning how to perm hair is an intricate process which requires focus and skills. Often times at hairdressers and salons, if the perming process is not done properly, it could cause various problems and faults such as hair breakage, the perm is not curly enough, development of fish-hooks and sometimes pieces of straight hair, over processed hair, irritation to the scalp, and very slow perming process. This article will help you to know the causes of these faults as well as how to correct it.

Hair Breakage: Hair breakage is usually caused after the hair has been over processed, or if there is too much tension during the winding process. A good correction method is to suggest to the client to opt for reconditioning treatments.

Perm Is Not Curly Enough: First of all, it could be due to poor neutralizing, as well as the perm lotion not being left on long enough, or the perm lotion is just weak. If the perm curlers are too large, it could cause this fault as well. Simply re-perm the hair if this occurs.

Fish-Hooks: This is usually due to the ends are not smoothly wounded around the perm curler due to poor winding techniques. Settle this fault by trimming off the fish-hooks.

Pieces of Straight Hair: This could be due to poor perming techniques, such as accidentally leaving out pieces of hair, sections maybe too wide, not rinsing out the perm lotion enough, not applying the neutralizer enough, as well as using too large curlers. Re-perm the pieces of straight hair.

Over-Processed Hair: This is one of the most common faults when learning how to perm hair. It could be caused due to several reasons such as using perm lotion which is too strong, the perm lotion is left on for too long, using excessive heat during the process as well as too much tension during the curling. Suggest to the client to opt for conditioning treatments and regular haircuts.

Scalp Damage or Irritation: The perm lotion might cause irritation if in contact with the scalp, or the final rinse with warm water is not done thoroughly. Apply moisturising cream and seek the help of a qualified first aider to help the client.

Slow Perming: If the perming is too slow, it could be due to the usage of wrong perm lotion, the sections are too large or the salon is too cold. To overcome this, check the winding tension and use heat to speed up the processing time.

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Bare Minerals Makeup Review – Does it Really Work

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Does BareMinerals Actually Work?

BareMinerals is a revolutionary foundation that is created purely with natural ingredients. Providing excellent coverage and long lasting results, it has quickly become one of the biggest selling foundations throughout the world. So what exactly is it and how does it work?

Understanding BareMinerals Make-Up

BareMinerals foundation is created using minerals that are taken straight from the earth. They are crushed down to create a powder, which when applied, provides excellent coverage. It looks natural yet it still hides most imperfections and blemishes.

The main advantage to the product is that it is completely natural. This means that it contains no preservatives, fragrances, oil, or talc. There has been a lot of focus on the chemicals contained within make-up over the past few years and many women are realizing that the make-up they wear is not good for their skin. If you have found that you are suffering from bad skin problems on your face, it could be your make-up. So try switching to the BareMinerals range and see if the problems subside.

As well as providing a natural appearance, BareMinerals is also really light. So you do not realize that you are even wearing make-up. It will not clog the pores so that reduces the likelihood of you developing pimples. It is just a pleasure to wear and it fits perfectly with the current make-up trend that tends to lean more towards the natural look.

An interesting fact about the BareMinerals foundation is that it may look like a powder and be applied like a powder, but it isn’t one. As you apply it, you will feel that the foundation is actually quite silky and creamy. This is what provides the long lasting results and the best thing is – it is suitable for all skin types.

Finally, another advantage of the make-up is that you control the amount of coverage that you have. It comes with different shades to allow you to apply either a natural, thin layer of make-up. Or you can apply as much as you like to build up different levels of coverage. The more you apply, the more coverage your skin will have. It also contains SFP15 so it will protect the skin against potential sun damage.

What Others Say

If you search online, you will find that the general opinion of the product is that it lasts all day. Even people who suffer from oily skin have stated that the foundation stays on all day when usually other brands would come off within two to three hours.

There are many people who have been concerned about whether the foundation will cover acne and other scars. Typically, as you can apply as much or as little as you like, it is possible to cover acne scarring and other skin blemishes. However, there are some people who still recommend using a separate concealer under the foundation to cover severe scarring.

BareMinerals is considered to be one of the best foundations around. Thousands of women swear by it and when you look at its advantages it really isn’t difficult to see why.

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