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Massages: Know When to Walk Out

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timthumb (3)The holidays are here and that means many spa gift certificates will be given. And what happens at the spa? Massages.

If you’ve never had a massage before going for your first one can be scary. But, if all goes well, it can change your life for the better. Let something go wrong and you may end up hating the whole profession.

Ah, massage school, where you learn everything from proper draping techniques to what not to do during a session. Unfortunately, there are some massage therapists that don’t quite follow the rules. I have heard one too many times from friends about a massage session gone wrong. These rule breakers can give the massage industry a bad name and turn away already apprehensive people.

So, whether you’re a seasoned massage client or a newbie have no fear. Getting a massage is nothing to be scared about, however, you should educate yourself about what could go wrong during a massage session and learn how to always trust your instincts.

If any of the following happens to you, you have the right to kindly bring your session to an end – no questions asked.

You’re Being Too Exposed

With the exception of your arms, neck, and head, you should be completely covered with a sheet and/or blanket. Only the body part being massaged should be exposed. The massage therapist should take care in exposing any body part by carefully sliding the sheet in a way that keeps you covered. One very minor slip up of the sheet may be excusable, depending on your comfort level, however, constantly being exposed is no excuse.

Makes Contact with Your Private Areas

This guideline goes hand in hand with the technique the massage therapist should be practicing to carefully expose the area about to be massaged. If during that process you constantly feel like you’re being touched too closely the session should come to an end.

Not Avoiding the Areas You Requested to Avoid

You have the right to tell your therapist which areas you want to avoid having massaged, whether it be your face, feet or thighs, the choice is yours. Your therapist should make every effort to listen to you and avoid the specified areas. If they are continuously not abiding by your request then you have the right to end the session.

Pressure is Too Painful or Too Uncomfortable

Before the start of the session your therapist should have established pressure preference with you. Once the session begins you should communicate more pressure or less pressure to your therapist. If at any time your therapist is giving too much pressure to the point it is painful or very uncomfortable and they don’t seem to adjust it no matter how you state to do so, it’s best for you to end the session to avoid further injury.

Non-Stop Talking Therapist

It’s okay for the massage therapist to ask specific questions to you during your session, for example: ‘how is the pressure?’, or ‘what areas have you been having problems with?’ But when the therapist continues to talk, despite your requests to stop, this prevents you from relaxing and enjoying your session.

Not Assigning Your Preferred Gender Therapist

Normally, when you call and make your massage appointment the establishment should ask you if you prefer a male or a female therapist, if both are available. If for some reason when you get there and you see that you don’t have your preferred gender for a therapist you can (and should) inquire at the front desk. You also have the right to not even proceed with your session.

Tips to Help

If any of the above scenarios should arise at your session you should not be held responsible to pay for any service received, especially since it was unsatisfactory. Report the incident to the front desk and make sure to follow up with the outcome.

To perhaps avoid some of these issues, here are a few tips:

only go to places to which you have been referred

if not listed, ask from what schools the therapists have attended/graduated

inquire about license/certification numbers and years of experience

research the company for any complaints filed against it and for what

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post
Osas Ighodaro

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Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

See her post below:

The actress’ post

The actress’ post

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Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
courses.

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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