One defining feature of us Singaporeans is we tend to work ourselves extremely hard and for long hours. This chase for accomplishment brings with it the pains (literally) of tension headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder aches. I am completely sure this happens to a lot of people because every time I visit doctors, they look jaded and can tell me the bad habits I have like long hours in front of the computer, slouching, lack of sleep, etc.
Refresh TCM Wellness has other treatments such as Back Massage (背部按摩), Full Body Massage (全身按摩), Meridian (筋络), Lymphatic Drainage (淋巴排毒), Moxibustion (艾灸), and Hip Therapy(髋关节疗法).
The usual clean towels, disposable underwear and shower hat to keep your hair from being obstructive were all provided, and we quickly changed into them. And one thing I would like to highlight is the biodegradable disposable sheet they used. I have to say, I am quite impressed with their environmental awareness.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort and it is very good for relief tiredness, reduce dampness in our body, improve Qi circulation and strengthen our immunity system.
I was so excited as I always have neck and shoulders problems, always tired. Usually at massage sessions the masseuse tries to press your stuff muscles to the point where they’re just regular non-stiff muscles right? For me that has never happened before, and generally just ends up with me bearing with the pain while some masseuse tries their best and eventually gives up.
At the moxibustion session, “problem spots” were identified and together with other vital spots, a burning moxa stick is held near the targeted area of treatment for several minutes. How it felt was indeed that the moxa was held over the identified spots, and warmth radiated from it onwards. At certain spots where I think my skin was too thin or something (really, I get blue blacks from the slightest knocks), before I was able to voice out that it was too hot, the health manager was able to tell and moved the moxa further away from me. Experience and care at its best. So anyway, the session left me markedly more relaxed and refreshed than before I had entered, and though my shoulder muscle didn’t become totally soft like a carefree person’s, it was definitely softer and I must say I left the center more relaxed and happy.
Refresh TCM Wellness has trial prices and promotions for first-time customers, so if you’ve always had nagging health problems, do contact them and let their health manager recommend what you need after a consultation.
Afterall, we cannot expect improvement if we don’t make changes and try new solutions.
Refresh TCM Wellness has 4 wellness centers:
They’re situated across the island, so there’ll definitely be one that’s accessible to you :)
Check out more on their website at:
What's your Beauty Concern?
Despite people telling me that I look like an undergrad, the flip side whenever I hear that comment is that I myself know what my actual age is, and warning bells go off telling me I need to be vigilant in preserving my youth.
The VitaRealm Beauty launched an Anti-A.G.E. Essence that's meant to Regenerate, Energize and Lighten your skin tone. The essence contains a Youth Revival Complex which will reverse the glycation process and fight aging signs. :)
The VitaRealm Anti-A.G.E Essence also contains Rose Extract that is a strong anti-oxidant, helping to strengthen skin cells & regenerate skin tissues which will thus help to fight aging signs (wrinkles, fine lines) etc.
The change in hair color probably brightened up my skin color tone a little, but honestly the daily supplement helped me feel less tired and more hydrated. It didn't eradicate the fine lines around my eyes, but my skin feels more plump and fresh.
I've recently been using the SkinSoul Skin Shield™ set, that's a all-natural skincare range formulated in Switzerland.
SkinSoul is a high-end skincare and cosmetics company established in 2015 by Dr Jo’sLab. The ingredients used by SkinSoul are 100% paraben and lead free, with no artificial chemical additives, mineral oils and animal-derived ingredients. SkinSoul products are suitable for all skin types as they only use the most natural ingredients.
- Long-lasting hydration and suppleness
- Enhanced penetration of water into your skin as it is encapsulated into liposomal form
- Long-lasting moisturising effect
The SkinShield™ range is enriched with pure organic Ashitaba which is a A green leafy plant that grows in Japan, Hachijo Island. It has been used as a natural medicine for over 400 years, and is also known as the“tomorrow leaf” as it contains a variety of anti-oxidants called Chalcones. Chalcones are anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, helps protect UV damage, is anti-bacterial, regenerative, contains anti-oxidants, promotes blood circulation and helps prevent infection. A fusion of other precious botanical extracts are also present. The best part is perhaps that the skincare doesn't contain unnecessary colouring and perfumes.
The SkinSoul Travel Essential Kit is a 5-piece travel essential set curated by SkinSoul for glowing skin even when you are on the go! It's the complete range that is suitable for all skin types, perfect for travelling, a trial, or even as a wonderful gift to a loved one this Christmas.
The set contains:
STEP 1. Cleanse with Hydra-Purifying Cleanser.
STEP 2. Follow with Lift & Bright Serum.
STEP 3. Apply the 12 in 1 Suncare Day Cream during the day and Night Cream at night
STEP 4. To stay refresh all day, simply spritz on the Hydrating, Energizing & Pore-Refining Lotion Mist Spray.
Besides the fact that the skincare range is au natural and light on the skin, my personal favourite is the 12-in-1 Suncare Day Cream, which makes the travel set absolutely worth it to get to try.
Other effects include tightening of the skin, brightening of complexion, rejuvenation, and minimisation of pores.
Try out the Hydra-purifying Cleanser & Hydrating, Energizing, and Pore-refining Lotion Mist Spray by redeeming the samples for free!
The full sized products can be purchased via the Skinsoul website: