Stress is a prevalent component in today's fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual's health and well-being. However, Spa Royale at Royal Palm Hotel Owner, Yuvati Shah, says that “Massage therapy is beneficial in many ways, with the top factor being reduction in tension and stress and with so many of us having high stress levels due to work load, family responsibility, financial status and more; massage helps your mind relax and your body circulate blood and put tired muscles to rest. “There are many types of massage that assist in stress relief,” Shah adds. “These include Swedish massage, using long strokes, vibration, tapping and deep circular movements, Deep Tissue which uses slower, forceful strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, Sports massage that is similar to Swedish but is aimed at people involved in sports to help or prevent injuries, Trigger point massage, which focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form after injury or overuse and Hot Stone, which uses smooth and flat heated stones placed on key areas of the body, to mention a few,” she adds. If you are looking at relieving your stress by starting with massage, Shah lists a few things you can expect when going for a massage. Firstly, you will be asked to fill out a form or asked questions about your health status and the symptoms you are experiencing. Secondly, if you are in a private environment (such as the Spa Royale) you will be asked to undress in either a separate room or the therapist will leave the room and return once given the go ahead. Undress only to the point you feel most comfortable with and lie down or sit on the massage table where you will be covered with a sheet or towel, depending on your massage technique, to begin the therapy. Once the therapy has ended, you should feel relaxed and calm and free of anxiety. Depending on the type of massage, you should feel less tension and pain relief. If you are feeling . . .
Stress is a prevalent component in today's fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual's health and well-being. However, Spa Royale at Royal Palm Owner, Yuvati Shah, says that “Massage therapy is beneficial in many ways, with the top factor being reduction in tension and stress and with so many of us having high stress levels due to work load, family responsibility, financial status and more; massage helps your mind relax and your body circulate blood and put tired muscles to rest. “There are many types of massage that assist in stress relief,” Shah adds. “These include Swedish massage, using long strokes, vibration, tapping and deep circular movements, Deep Tissue which uses slower, forceful strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, Sports massage that is similar to Swedish but is aimed at people involved in sports to help or prevent injuries, Trigger point massage, which focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form after injury or overuse and Hot Stone, which uses smooth and flat heated stones placed on key areas of the body, to mention a few,” she adds. If you are looking at relieving your stress by starting with massage, Shah lists a few things you can expect when going for a massage. Firstly, you will be asked to fill out a form or asked questions about your health status and the symptoms you are experiencing. Secondly, if you are in a private environment (such as the Spa Royale) you will be asked to undress in either a separate room or the therapist will leave the room and return once given the go ahead. Undress only to the point you feel most comfortable with and lie down or sit on the massage table where you will be covered with a sheet or towel, depending on your massage technique, to begin the therapy. Once the therapy has ended, you should feel relaxed and calm and free of anxiety. Depending on the type of massage, you should feel less tension and pain relief. If you are feeling stressed, . . .
Johannesburg , 19 January 2019- December 2018 has come and gone and we find ourselves in January 2019. This however does not mean the end of the holiday period in South Africa. As such, many South Africans, as well as tourists from across the world, will be making their way to different parts of our country. Hotels are usually at full capacity during peak season and service is the order of the day, just as it is in any other part of the world where tourists flock to for their annual holiday break. During this time, hotel rooms are in high demand, all the time, for earlier check-ins. As a partner to the hospitality industry, Servest collaborates with its clients to find innovative and effective solutions to ease the pressures during the busy season. Maalikah says, “As a service delivery agent, we motivate and reward our colleagues to do their best in the time they are given, with the least amount of disruption to our clients.” At this time of year, the industry is under even more pressure than usual, and any mistake from service providers reflects negatively on the image of our client’s brands, a responsibility that Servest takes extremely seriously. As the end user, this being the hotel management, it often costs them in having to provide their guests with gratis products, food and favours, if a room is not ready on time. This inter-dependent cycle of turning over rooms, is an economic model in its own and can make or break the reputation of a locale. Having a dependable cleaning team, is therefore as important as any other component of the hotel’s offerings. This brings to mind the in-sourcing versus outsourcing debate, with the latter still being favoured, particularly in the hospitality environment, as it is much more cost effective when you do the maths with respect to HR matters, uniforms, cleaning equipment and products; as well as the daily management of the function. “We often have hotels who have in-sourced employees, request additional workers . . .
Since the NutriBullet launched in SA a little over 5 years ago, it has grown into a household name, transformed eating patterns and become the appliance of choice for a healthy lifestyle. Worldwide sales have surpassed the 40 million mark, making it the best-selling global kitchen appliance in recent times. With its patented blade design and unique cyclonic action, the revolutionary NutriBullet nutrition extractor breaks down even the toughest ingredients like carrots, nuts and ice into their most digestible, nutrition-enhancing state. Being a nutrition extractor or super blender, there is no part of the fruit or vegetable that gets lost – notably including the pulp. The NutriBullet is incredibly easy to use and clean, and will transform your daily diet and your health. Currently the NutriBullet family consists of the 600W (available in various colours with pink being the latest), Pro, RX, Baby Bullet, Veggie Bullet and the recently launched NutriBullet Select. For more information on NutriBullet and to place an order, including free delivery to your door, visit www.nutribullet.co.za or call 0861 777 997. Also available from leading appliance retailers. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, 3 January 2019 - As the holiday season comes to a close, many of us make plans to ‘spring clean’ our lives, our cupboards, our homes and so much more. However, just as you plan to clean your personal space, de-clutter your surroundings, office managers and those responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of work spaces, should consider the benefits of using the quiet period to give the work or office environment a deep clean. 1. Downtime makes for good organisation While staff are away, there is likely to be very little disruption to the process and more importantly, to the colleagues of the company. The quiet period is the perfect time to get your ‘house in order’, as they say. During the year, when everyone is doing the grind and are too busy to side step their office space or use different bathrooms, it can be a great inconvenience to do more than the required cleaning and upkeep of the office environment. 2. Image is everything First impressions are important. In psychology it is defined as the event when one person first encounters another person, object or scene. In legal terms, a first impression is defined as a first consideration or judgement. In an interview scenario, you are being judged by your employer, however some employers simply don’t think about your judgement of their environment. An unkempt, unhygienic environment does not make for a good portrayal of the work environment and can leave any visitor to the office, with unintended and even unsuspecting forms of a negative mental image of the business. ‘Judging the book by its cover’, is not just a saying, it happens and as beings who are influenced by image, a negative appearance can greatly tarnish the image of your brand - and it does not matter who is affected because word of mouth makes for an impression by everyone with whom this information is shared. 3. Hygiene makes for a healthy work environment Absenteeism from work can be linked to many things in society . . .
Many people associate elderly residential care facilities with a disconnect from family life, both for their elderly relative and the family members who may no longer be able to provide them with the level of care they require in the home environment. In today’s global society this need not be the case, however, no matter how near or far away the family members may live from their loved one. “With the advances in communication technologies and a philosophy of care that emphasises family participation, families can remain intimately involved in the decisions pertaining to their loved ones’ care and abreast of developments in their daily lives, while maintaining a close relationship with their elderly relatives,” says Ivan Oosthuizen, chief executive officer of the Livewell Villages dementia care facilities in Somerset West, in Cape Town, and Bryanston, Johannesburg. “While many older people may struggle to master communication channels such as Skype and mobile devices, which may become even less accessible to them due to the progressive effects of dementia, we are now able to harness the potential of these technologies on behalf of our residents to help keep them connected with their families, wherever they may be in the world.” According to Oosthuizen, many families appreciate the fact that they are able to have Skype ‘visits’ with their loved ones, as this not only bridges geographical distance and helps to maintain close knit relationships but it also helps families to see and hear each other in real time. “For the grandparents and great-grandparents in our care, this means that they are, for example, able to watch their grandchildren and great-grandchildren growing, which happens remarkably quickly in young children. “With both the audio and visual elements of this type of communication, depending on how advanced their condition is, people with dementia can sometimes feel better connected with their family members through this medium than a . . .
Engen has donated R2.5 million to Caring4Girls, which provides female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. Caring4Girls is an Imbumba Foundation's initiative and currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa. It aims to support 1 million girls in 2019 and 2 million by 2020. At the official cheque hand over, Engen Managing Director and CEO, Yusa’ Hassan stressed the value of education and how important it is to ensure that all young girls are empowered and have the opportunity to realise their full potential. “We cannot thrive as a society if some of our female learners are left behind, which is why we are very proud to partner with the Imbumba Foundation and contribute to this very meaningful initiative,” commented Hassan. Research by UNICEF has revealed that most poor girls, especially in the rural areas, miss up to 50 days of schooling per annum due to lack of access to adequate sanitary protection. It is against these shocking statistics that the Imbumba Foundation established Caring4Girls to achieve the following: - Reach and support underprivileged girls with sanitary towels in South Africa. Create menstrual hygiene awareness through education and training. Establish Caring4Girls advocacy groups in schools. Reduce the high number of school absenteeism and drop-out occurrences caused by menstrual related challenges. Complimentary educational workshops on pregnancy prevention, HIV and other related diseases. Engen’s Head of Transformation and Stakeholder Engagement, Unathi Njokweni-Magida said it is important for Engen to actively support and take care of the communities in which the company operates. “At Engen we strongly believe that a country which is educated is a country that will prosper. By supporting these young girls, we will ensure that their confidence and dignity is retained and that they never have to miss school because of their monthly cycle. Education is a key . . .
While the world is recognizing and celebrating December as World AIDS month, South Africa is very much on board with many campaigns and activations taking place around the country, helping to acknowledge and support those living with HIV. The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has come to the party and took the initiative to host an amazing high level national dialogue on sport and its impact, role and opportunity for HIV prevention. Many youth and motivational speakers came together to share knowledge and encourage one another. The event, held at Brackenfell, was an opportunity to focus on and harness the power of sport to reduce stigma and discrimination, increase education and empower young people to adopt healthy behaviours to prevent HIV in South Africa. SANAC recognizes that HIV incidence in youth, especially young women, is stubbornly high at around 1700 new infections per week. Research has found that knowledge of HIV amongst school learners is decreasing and we know that stigma and stereotypes persist amongst the youth. Now is the time to invest in what works. “Millions of sports fans take part or watch sport every week in South Africa. Sport stimulates passion and has the capacity to unite us. It is also a powerful force for change and information sharing on issues such as HIV and tuberculosis (TB)” said Dr. Nevilene Slingers, SANAC Executive Manager for Resource Mobilisation. In recent years an increasing array of projects have been leveraging the power of sport to promote inclusion, life skills, health, and educational messaging, to accelerate progress towards the sustainable development goals. Global development partners, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria attended the dialogue, acknowledging the potential of sport as an impact booster for wider development interventions, particularly with vulnerable youth. “A sports-based approach is a unique and innovative way to address adolescents’ evolving needs, . . .
Pediatric Dentistry – pedodontics. Lets read what a leading brand in Dental Care, Colgate has to say about Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatric dentistry is also known as pedodontics. It is a specialty branch that focuses on treating child/kids dental problems. Pediatric dentists ( pedodontists ) are dedicated to this field exclusively. They complete the additional education necessary to provide primary and comprehensive care to babies, young children and adolescents. General Dentist vs. Pediatric Dentist Upon graduating from an accredited institution and obtaining a license in his or her state of practice, a general dentist is allowed to treat patients of any age. However, just as in general medicine, there are certain complex conditions that require the expertise of a pediatrician. Pedodontists are trained by a separate set of standards as defined by the Dental Council of India to address the specific needs of kids and teens, like fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Pediatric Dental Practice Care Some specialized tasks of pedodontists include: Infant oral health exams Distribution of relaxation medications Special counseling on nutrition Emergency dental care Space management after the premature loss of a primary tooth Discouragement of thumb and finger sucking through appliances and methods A kid-friendly and welcoming environment is also key in a pediatric office. The special-sized dental equipment for exams is important. The exam room decor should be appealing to youngsters too, like brightly colored wall paint and engaging murals. Games, kids magazines and perhaps a fish tank in the waiting area go a long way toward easing uncertainty and apprehension. Pediatric dentists work hard to keep the smiles of kids bright and healthy. When a dental visit is a positive experience, children may be happy to return every six months for their checkup. And for that, parents will be grateful. What to Expect During Childhood Wiggly teeth: When a child is . . .
Johannesburg 05 December 2019 - At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We provide innovative solutions to help dental professionals deliver the best possible dental care, for the benefit of their patients and practices. Mastering each step in every restorative procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s innovative solutions are proven to be both effective and efficient in helping dentists navigate even the most common procedures with greater success. Calibra® Ceram and Calibra® Universal are adhesive and self-adhesive resin cements from Dentsply Sirona, which can be used in both self-cure and dual-cure mode. They complement the light-curing resin cement Calibra® Veneer, which has been clinically proven for more than 12 years for the adhesive luting of veneers. Advanced materials enable smooth contoured surfaces with excellent shade-matching and stain-resistance. Innovative technologies make it possible to do indirect restorations in a single visit. Even though our solutions have been used to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of hundreds of millions of restorative procedures, we are committed to making them even better, ensuring dentists can continue to face each step of every procedure with confidence. Calibra® Ceram offers immediate long-term bonding that is ideal for all-ceramic crowns, CAD/CAM restorations and non-retentive preparations needing maximum strength. For a trouble-free procedure and the long-term success of the restoration, the cement used must meet these basic mechanical, biological, and handling requirements: • It must not harm the tooth or surrounding tissues. • It must allow sufficient working time to place the restoration. • It must offer viscosity and film thickness low enough to allow complete seating of the restoration. • It must quickly form a hard mass strong . . .