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06 Feb 2012 Couples Massage

With Valentine's Day approaching, you might be thinking of a treat for somebody special. How to make an impression? This year, on Akana's Valentine's Special list for gift ideas, I've included a try-this-at-home: a Couples Massage video. And it's not just for Valentine's. And not...

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02 Feb 2012 Dealing with stress

Tomorrow, 03 February 2012 was marked Stress Down Day by the Samaritans, with the aim to raise awareness about stress and help us take better care of ourselves. Then, Stress Down Day was changed to Feel Good Friday. Have a great one! On dealing with stress,...

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19 Jan 2012 Sprained ankle

Did you know that Akana's Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) therapy can help with ankle sprains? Increased lymph circulation can reduce swelling and speed up healing. MLD is also known for its pain reduction effect. In the meantime, here's some advice on what you can do about...

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12 Jan 2012 Your music

Have you found yourself in a therapy setting with background music that just blended in perfectly, and made your session even more relaxing? And have you ever been in a situation where you wished you could stop them play that record? Music. The sounds we make,...

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09 Jan 2012 Ice or heat?

No, I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about whether to apply ice or heat packs to a problem area. Ice is recommended for acute, recent injuries, where swelling occurs. For example, a sprained ankle. The cold will help minimize swelling and contribute to controlling...

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05 Jan 2012 MLD to reduce bruising and swelling after cosmetic surgery

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="25px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="2334" border_color="grey" img_link_large="" img_link_target="_self" img_size="130x130"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]So you’ve had cosmetic surgery, Vaser lipo etc. You can’t wait to reveal the new you. But your stomach (thighs, etc. - insert as appropriate) is still swollen and a little bruised. Because of the swelling,...

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