Sauna – the only existing Finnish word that can be found in the English dictionary. In Finnish the word “sauna” means “bath” or “bathhouse”. It’s actually a word that many countries all over the world borrowed to name one of the most delightful places to be. For the rest of the world, the sauna is a luxury spa experience, a place where we feel fancy and (let’s be honest) sexy, but for Finnish people the little hot room is part of their history and a core of their traditions.
In that little barely lit hot room filled with wooden panels, naked men are seated in silence. They’re sweating and enjoying the calmness that’s embracing them. One of them is gently hitting his body with a fresh branch of birch like a mantra, another one pours hot water on his legs and shoulders with a ladle. You can hear someone silently whispering. Everything is so quiet, so still and so peaceful. In a manner of seconds a warm wave touches their bodies from head to toes and covers them with millions of sweat drops. The water thrown on the warm rocks is called “loyly”. The more loyly there is, the better the sauna, or at least that’s what Finnish people say.
This bathing ritual is not a scene from an oriental novel, it’s a tradition that’s been repeated for thousands and thousands of years all over Finland. In the past, the sauna was used a lot by people who worked on the fields. After a long day at the field, people needed to clean their bodies and rest their muscles and the sauna was the best place to do that. In traditional saunas, women were normally giving birth because they were considered the cleanest rooms in the house. According to Finnish tradition, the sauna was not just the cleanest, but the most sacred place in the house as well. They say that “the sauna is the poor man’s pharmacy” because these hot steamed rooms really offer a lot of health benefits for the body and the mind.
Today, Finland is a nation of a bit over 5 million people and they have a sauna for almost every person, or more than 3 million saunas. You can find them in homes, offices, hotels, sport centers, ships and even underground in the mines. Even though it sounds crazy to us, a 99% of Finnish people visit saunas at least once a week. For them, the sauna is a place where you can relax your brain from the modern society that never stops, that’s always busy and very noisy. Once you enter in that meditative place you forget about talking and overthinking and let your muscles and your mind guide you into blissfulness.
And all of us are a step closer to have that blissfulness at home as well with the newest self-contained sauna that made all the sauna lovers around the world go nuts about it. The self-contained sauna is a friendly product for your home and for yourself because it’s practical, portable and will save you a lot of money and many trips to the spa. Although it’s not the traditional Finnish sauna, it’s a modern version of it, a product that’s adjusted to our 21st century needs and the best of all, you can purchase it from your home, your office or even from the train when you’re coming back from work. You can bring Finland in Australia with the dome-shaped sauna that will allow you to get inside, lie down and get lost. The sauna will warm you and it will clean you from inside and out, so do something good for yourself today and look for the closest self-contained sauna store and don’t regret the money at all. Allow “the sauna blissfulness” in your life and you’ll feel what a difference a day at the sauna will make.
While most women are more concerned in what happens after they conceive, thinking about what should, must and can they do before they even start trying to get pregnant is definitely more important. Guided by their desire and eagerness to become mothers, most mums-to-be skip that part and get right on reading “Baby Care 101 for First-time Parents”. Before committing to a new role as a parent, it is of utmost importance to be 100% ready for a baby and do your homework.
Don’t you just wish you could spend as many days as you’d like relaxing and not worrying about missing out on the world, being in need of a job and money? Having an extra day of weekend can do the trick, if only there was a day between Saturday and Sunday. Being part of the world today is no easy thing because we barely have time to ourselves thanks to all the activities we have at hand that we have to finish. Though having a planner can be your ally in staying organised, sometimes you’d rather not have one at all because seeing all the tasks you have to finish at a given time can be overbearing.
It’s no surprise the number of beauty salons and spas keeps on increasing, however, you won’t be able to pay a trip to one as often as you’d like. In some instances it will be money in question, in others it will be time. In any case, every now and then we need some moments to ourselves to just rest and breathe, letting our thoughts wander off. Thanks to living in an era of technology, you can cancel your trips to the nearest spa and bring it to your home with the use of aromatherapy, a soothing technique having its beginnings in ancient Egypt. Do a research of your own and you’ll find plenty of aromatherapy essential oil blends to choose from for your next home spa day. Considering ancient Egyptians are still famous for their beauty rites, it’s no wonder this kind of treatment with the scents and oils of plants stood the test of time.
A word of advice is to read through the ingredients of oils well and opt for organic instead of synthetic. Synthetic oils can sometimes be cheaper however you might end up having more harm than good to your body as they are known to clog pores. There are many videos and articles you can come across that describe the benefits of the different oils, for instance tea tree is good for treating wounds, lavender helps reduce stress, peppermint improves digestion and energy and chamomile helps with your sleep. Aromatherapy essential oil blends has got several things altogether, depending on the blend itself.
You can buy aromatherapy accessories, starting with a diffuser or vaporiser, and turn your home into a welcoming scented area made for utmost relaxation. Not only will the smell of different scents affect your mind and bring about a sense of calmness, but you’ll also get yourself a special air freshener that can provide the right amount of moisture and protect you from harmful viruses and bacteria. Spas make way, there’s a new spa in town – in the very comfort of your home.
Smoking is bad, okay? Giving up smoking is a hard process, there’s no denying that. A lot of smokers “quit smoking” all the time, and just a few days after, you see them with a cigarette in their mouth. It’s not like they are unaware of the horrible effects that smoking has on their health, they are, but many of them still find it difficult to quit. This is so due to the addictive effect that nicotine has on our brains and the lack of willpower and character of smokers.
While awareness about the consequences that smoking has on smokers and non-smokers included has grown in recent years, it’s still a troublesome issue in today’s society. Multiple methods are used to treat this addiction: nicotine patches, nicotine gums as well as some additional medications. While all of these may help in the process of quitting, they’re not the ideal solution. Introducing a new way of fighting this nasty habit: hypnotherapy.
Every woman knows that a good handbag is something that doesn’t come around very often. Usually, we will find some great ladies handbags on sale, you will pick one out you really like, you’ll try it out and it will either end up falling apart, not being convenient enough for all your things, or just end up in the back of your closet. A perfect handbag not only is made well, convenient, but it also has to look good on you! Below we will be going over a few things you can do next time you find ladies handbags on sale so you don’t pick out another handbag that sucks!
First things first! When you pick up a bag that you like, you should think about what you need to carry in it, what outfits you have that will go well with it, and how you will wear it. Think about where you intend to wear the bag like through the city during the day or maybe you need a going out to the club kind of bag. It should be safe to say that you’re not going to use a clutch to carry all your things during the day, and you probably wouldn’t take a giant tote to the clubs. Think of what you need a bag for and choose the style accordingly. Read More
Do you know that hypnotherapy goes way back in history, like in the time of the Grimm Brothers? We all know about the Grimm Brothers, the creators (or collectors) of some of the most famous fairy tales in the world, like Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. According to some sources, hypnotherapy originates in ancient China and India, but in 1794 it came as a practice to Europe. It was used for performing surgical moves on patients, before the time of anesthesia and ether. The first boy that went through an operation of tumor with the use of hypnotherapy was Jacob Grimm, one of the Grimm brothers. Later he included some of the trance experiences in the fairy tale books he wrote along with his sibling.
Winter can be fun (at least for people like me who love winter) but I must admit that I hate it only for one thing – it is really bad for my skin. I have normal skin but in wintertime, it becomes a real struggle to find the perfect face cosmetic to make it look its best. The harsh winds, dry air, and cold temperatures make my skin dry and even cracked around the cheek area. Pretty annoying, I know.
The change of season is always stressful for my skin, so last year I decided to make some changes in my night and daily skin care routine that luckily worked great for me. Along with some new techniques and routines, I included 100% organic body care products that brought my skin back to life again. If you are struggling with a similar problem and want to make your skin soft and smooth again, have a look at my handy and easy tips and tricks that work perfectly for me.
Stock Up on Organic Body Lotions
Organic body lotions are the best way to moisturise your skin and keep it hydrated. Avoid using creams as they have a heavier formula that can clog your pores. When it comes to natural body lotions I use one that includes plant oils of apricot, almond, macadamia, avocado and lavender. They restore the balance of my skin, leaving it smooth and soft without the need of any additional care.
Don’t Overlook the Importance of Scrubs
Even the most pricey and quality skin care products will be useless if you don’t exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. According to dermatologists, exfoliation (at least two times per week) is the key to having a soft and smooth skin during winter months. This is so because when using scrubs for exfoliating, you are not only getting rid of the dead cells, dirt and some cosmetic residues, you will be able to improve your skin’s complexion and texture as well. I have literally felt it on my skin, and let me tell you one thing – it did wonders! I use an organic body care scrub which is a combination of pink Himalayan salt, lemongrass, coconut and macadamia oil, that makes my skin smooth as a baby’s bottom. I use an exfoliant glove along with my Himalayan salt scrub as it gives me better results. The one I have is a little miracle as it works effectively on unclogging my pores, as well as on removing any dead cells and the annoying blackheads. Just don’t forget about your feet – they also need an exfoliation and regular pedicure to avert cracked and unhealthy skin.
Staying hydrated is one of the key elements to having a healthy and glowing skin. You may not feel a really big need for water during the cold winter months, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t need to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking the recommended amount of water daily (2 litres at least) will help remove the toxins from your body, it will promote rejuvenation and increase skin elasticity.
Tanning With Organic Lotion
Let’s face it, we, women, are crazy about having a sun-kissed hair and sun-tanned skin, but during winter it can be quite difficult to achieve that. Luckily for me, I’ve managed to have both – a hydrated skin and a honey glow with the help of my organic tanning moisturiser. It contains roses which keep my skin hydrated, and just after a few daily applications, my skin gets a nice honey glow that is perfect for winter months.
So, you finally found the G-spot and you think she’ll be down on all fours and forever yours. Well, what if I told you that the entire body is actually covered with erogenous zones and there is a special sex toy out there to stimulate ever single inch of it. But, there is no need to feel intimidated by sex toys and think that you will be replaced by some freakish cyborg penis, nothing can replace a good old fashioned meat stick. Instead, why not try to think of sex toys as a way to enhance or improve your sex life.
I am sure that more people would enjoy sex toys if they didn’t feel so uncomfortable to just walk at the register in a sex shop with a giant rubber schlong in their hand. Although most people that work in sex shops are experienced and nonjudgmental, sex toys are still a taboo in today’s society and we always have this fact lodged somewhere in the back of out minds.
But, do not despair! There is a very simple solution to this problem. You can now discretely shop for sex toys at an online adult products store and have them delivered right to your doorstep.
Nevertheless, it is still good to have some previous knowledge on the subject. This is why I made a list of some of the most popular and most commonly used adult products available online.
- The classic vibrator is always a good choice for first-timers. They are not very expensive and are very easy to use either for penetration or for clitoral or any other stimulation you can think of.
- Dildos are sort of like vibrators, just without the vibrating part. They are penis shaped and can be made in a variety of sizes and materials such as silicone, rubber, even glass and can be used in a multitude of ways.
- Rabbits are another variation of the vibrator that provides both penetrating and clitoral stimulation at the same time. They usually have dual motors – one on for the shaft and another for the extension that stimulates the clit.
- Bullets and eggs are mini treats which can be used by both men and women on any part of the body that you like. They are simple, discreet, and have different functions, speeds of vibration, and a variety of textures.
- Cock rings can be a simple silicon ring that helps maintain a harder erection and increase the duration of intercourse, or it can have vibrating motors to stimulate the clit or the testicles or both.
- Anal toys are specially designed for anal use by both men and women. They tend to be smaller and have tapered tips for easier insertion. Anal toys also come in many shapes and sizes and can be both vibrating and non-vibrating.
For more details on all the different materials, uses, maintenance, safety, and hygiene tips, feel free to contact the customer support at your online adult products store.
I have been practicing yoga for a while (I don’t exactly go everyday I do try to fit in at least 3 sessions a week). The key to ultimate relaxation is not just mastering different poses but buying the right yoga mat as well. When you choose the wrong kind of mat it can make yoga uncomfortable, not enjoyable and a whole lot more. So today I’m going to share with any of you who might be looking for yoga mats or are looking to get started, what I wish I knew before buying my first yoga mat.
1. Look For A Mat With Grip
There is nothing worse than trying to do a new move but you just end up sliding everywhere. A great way to make sure you find one with good grip is to test it out in the store. If you feel your palms sliding or your feet sliding, then this is probably not the right mat for you. If you paid a lot of money and your mat does feel slippery, then you can cover your hands in chalk or roll it around on some concrete to get rid of that slippery feeling.
2. Make Sure It’s Padded
Building enough strength in yoga takes time and practice. A good amount of padding when you are just starting out is super important. This is so your joints and muscles can slowly build up without running the risk of injury. I really hurt my wrists with my first yoga mat because I didn’t think that I would need the padding. Read More
Several new studies have shown that most Australians are to experience serious dental problems before turning 30. Scientists say that the majority of oral problems occur due to high intake of sugary foods. However, there is more to gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay than bad eating habits. All of this also happens when people do not visit their dentist on a regular basis and underestimate the importance of these check-ups.
A good dentist offers both necessary and innovative services as well as being available 24/7, meaning offering after-hours dental service. As Murphy’s law would have it, dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. And it is then and there when you are mostly unsure whether you should visit a dentist or not. The most straightforward answer in regard to this dilemma is: You should always turn to reliable after hours dental services, because as every expert out there will tell you – Prevention is better than cure.
Sometimes, from a simple physical injury, you can get the nerve of a tooth damaged without even knowing. When this happens, an immediate check up is a must, because the consequences of the postponing can be detrimental to your dental health.
A mild pain and sensitivity to hot and cold drinks is also all too often a disregarded symptom. Sleep apnea, chronic migraines, pain in the law jaw – all of these symptoms can indicate that you might have injured yourself during sleep or your gums have become incredibly sensitive. Bad breath is also an indication that your teeth need both deep cleaning and repairing.
Let’s say that you’ve decided to take every symptom seriously and visit a dental clinic as soon as possible when something is wrong, I suppose that you’d like to know more about what these clinics offer after-hours. Although it is not a common practice for any clinic to perform surgeries in the little hours of the night, you can surely get a decent check up and a diagnosis. Usually, dentists have
it all sorted out beforehand: the manner in which they can be reached in case of emergency and who will take their place if they are unable to answer the call for urgent treatment.
The most important thing is to gain information about a clinic that can quickly respond to your needs, keep good track of your medical history and that has a paying policy that suits you.
Regular dental examination is extremely important for your oral health; it provides detailed information about the state of your teeth so that you can prevent as well as early detect any kind of potential diseases. This is crucial as it can save you unnecessary painful toothaches or worst case scenario – teeth extraction or any other painful and costly treatment. For that purpose, make sure you have your teeth examined and cleaned at least once a year or more if possible. Plus, non-dental conditions such as osteoporosis, vitamin deficiency, diabetes, etc., can be also discovered and treated early with a regular dental examination.
The condition of your mouth reflects your overall health and well-being as well. Healthy and well-maintained teeth are essential for normal functioning of your digestive system and whole body in general. Dental examination will detect any signs of cavities and cracks as well as gum disease. For example, the early detection of gum disease can prevent the spreading of bacteria and infections to other parts of the body and will save you from extensive and costly treatments like root canal therapy or even surgery. When left untreated, it can lead to heart problems and stroke. Regular dental checks can also identify early stages of oral cancer enabling quick intervention and a successful treatment.
During the dental examination, your dentist should give you a professional advice on how to properly clean your teeth and maintain them in a healthy condition. He should also suggest you a well-balanced diet that will minimize the risk of cavities and any other teeth-related problems. Moreover, he should also examine them for any signs of plaque or tartar build up. Tartar creates due to extensive amounts of plaque on the teeth and it is extremely difficult to get rid of since it can’t be removed with brushing and flossing only, but it requires dental interventions and treatments. Special tools for scaling your teeth are used during this process and after all, it’s been done, you will have your teeth polished.
A healthy smile is a reflection of natural beauty. Having your teeth regularly examined and cleaned can only have positive effects – it will certainly brighten up your smile and remove tea, wine and coffee stains. You will also get rid of bad breath which is usually caused by poor hygiene or gum disease. Moreover, practising good oral hygiene will also reduce the risk of losing your teeth prematurely as poor oral hygiene destroys the gums and allows for bacteria to invade the tooth’s root.
While fashion in general is an ever evolving matter, there are some pieces of clothing and accessories that you simply need to pay more attention to and really invest in both time and money. These are mainly pieces that you would combine with all your clothes and shoes and would consider wearing on multiple occasions. Talking about winter season, these would include your winter equipment for cold weather such as a scarf, gloves, hat, the never-getting-old poncho and a good quality handbag winter style.
However, just because this is a set of ladies fashion accessories winter can’t pass without, it doesn’t mean you should get whatever you first stumble upon in stores or online offers. Instead, decide you’re going to invest a little more this time in the name of quality, durability and timeless sophistication.
A good quality scarf made of cashmere or high quality cotton is the type of accessory you first think of when you leave the house for any occasion; whether it’s to protect your neck from the cold wind or to place it over your shoulders along with a nice dress for a night out, we all reach for it. You should have exactly three scarf styles in your ladies fashion accessory closet: one mono-coloured (make it either black, beige or red), one with print of your choice (leopard, flowers or something similar) and one completely decorated with either letters, geometric figures or some other colourful design.
The only type of gloves that is worth investing a considerable amount of money in, are leather gloves. Leather goes well with everything and every style, even sport elegance. Make sure you get two pairs: one mono-coloured, preferably black or dark brown, and one colourful, maybe red or beige. General rule of styling: don’t go for colours with short life span on things you want to last for a lifetime.
3. A hat
While the beanie is the all-times accessory connected with winter, it’s not the type of hat you can wear as the ultimate style element. As a styling addition to your combination, you need a wide brim hat; one made of a warm, cozy material that screams winter warmth, preferably in black or beige. The hat needs to be easy to combine with your handbag and shoes, so don’t wander too much with the colours.
4. A poncho
The poncho has always been present on the fashion scene; it’s just that these last few seasons it’s a little more trending than ever. Wear it over a very warm knitwear, or over a leather jacket; the poncho’s purpose is to provide a stylish and very fashionable cover as well as protection from wind and cold weather. Have in mind you’ll have to combine the poncho with your leather jacket, your boots and handbag, so make sure you pick one in beige or black and use it for more than one season.
5. The handbag
No confusion here – a good quality handbag with a sturdy construction and a good material like leather for instance, is a no-discussion topic when it comes to investing in clothes. Just make sure you pick one in a colour you can combine with most of your shoes, jackets and other accessories and do not compromise on the quality just to save a few dollars. Trust me, that would be a terrible waste of money.