Break Free From Stress: Be Happy By Getting A Massage

Nothing can relax a body better than a full body massage. A massage performed by a skilled massage therapist is beneficial to both your body and mind. If you want to become a massage therapist, you need to know a lot about giving massages and you also need to practice quite a bit. This piece is full of useful advice.

You want to make sure you’re relaxed when you’re going for a massage. Do whatever you need to in order to relax. Therefore, when you are laying down on the table, work on deep breathing. Anytime you begin to feel yourself tense up, do some deep breathing exercises until the feeling passes.

Regulate your breathing during a massage. It is not uncommon to feel apprehension or anxiety during a massage, particularly if you are new to receiving them. Remember that you are in a safe environment and dealing with a professional. You will not be able to relax if your breathing is not normal. The use of massage oil really does help usher in the extra feeling and sensation. This helps reduce tension and stress in the muscles. Technique is one thing, and having the right massage oil really does do the extra trick. Massaging the oil into the skin as you deep tissue massage is just wonderful.

If you suffer from back pain, especially in your lower back, having regular massages could be very beneficial. Having a professional relax your muscles can really work wonders and prevent you from further back injuries. It can also help with back spasms, which can be very painful and sometimes debilitating.

When you’re stressed out or feeling emotional, aromatherapy massage is for you. The therapist will use essential oils while massaging your skin. They know exactly which oils will give you energy, relax you or help to bust stress. Lavender is frequently used to calm your mind and body, allowing you some peace.

Hydrate yourself well for forty-eight hours before your massage. Many people know that heavy water intake after a massage is good for flushing the body of toxins and helping with sore muscles. Drinking plenty of water before the massage will greatly increase the impact of the massage and its purging abilities.

Ask any doctor how beneficial a massage can be and they will quickly recommend them! Anyone who works long hard hours, takes in too much stress or suffers from many aches and pains would be wise to make an appointment with the nearest and best masseuse. Check out chiropractic Charlotte Stonecrest if you wish to know more about therapeutic forms of massages.

A massage can provide you with many benefits and anyone else you know who is over-worked and constantly aching. Use the tips from this article to put the power of massages to work for you and those you care about. They are fairly quick and inexpensive, but offer such a huge pay-off.

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How to Have a Hassle-Free Road Trip Adventure

Planning to go on a long road trip this summer? Whether it’s a work-related journey or your family holiday, ultimately you just want to have a safe trip and get to the end of your journey on time. Whenever unplanned car problems occur while you’re on the road, it’s extremely upsetting when you realize you could have made advance preparations to keep it from happening. So if you want to be certain to have a non-problematic trip wherever you go, here are some tips to help you.

At the start, you need to verify that your car is working properly and doesn’t require any general maintenance. Be certain to schedule any needed service in advance so it can be completed before your trip. Failing to accomplish this as soon as possible may cause some issues if in case a mechanical problem that must be repaired. Moreover, you ought to have whatever materials you might require if your car breaks down while you’re on the road. As an illustration, you could possibly know that the tires on your car are okay and have the required air pressure but what about your spare tire. This needs to be in the right condition to be used in the event of a puncture to any of the tires currently in place.

If something happens to your car on the way, you should have the resources you’d need to work on it and know how to use them. As an example, could you change a tire on your automobile if you needed to and would you have instructions on hand to help you out? You may also experience other mechanical problems best left to a mechanic. While you’re making your plans, think about how you can get help if you should need it. For example, it’s wise to have contact information for towing services and roadside services readily available in case of emergency.

Whenever taking a family trip, you should definitely be prepared for unexpected interruptions. This is especially the situation when you have small children as they will need food, drink and entertainment. It’s wise to bring along a first aid kit in addition to all your other trip necessities so you can handle any little medical emergencies. When a winter trip is on your agenda, don’t forget to take along some covers and hot drinks to keep your warm in the event you experience delays.

In the majority of cases, any long journeys you undertake will be trouble free but there is always that one trip that goes wrong and if you plan ahead, you can be ready for this when it happens. Travel with peace of mind. Check out Raleigh Towing professionals first.

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Why is animal hunting still legal in many Countries?

Back in the olden times, when human never had any weapons to hunt, the killing of wild animals was a sign of strength and charm. The meat of wild animals and birds were taken for food. Hunting slowly became illegal when different Countries saw the problem of endangerment of species. Costa Rica was one among the first Countries to ban hunting. Crocodiles, Jaguars, turtles were protected under the law. Endangerment of species is one of the main reasons as to why Costa Rica banned hunting. In India, hunting was illegalised in the year 1975 under the wildlife protection act. Fishing, however, does not come under the category of hunting. Hunting can be a significant source of livelihood for many people across the globe. All firearm owners and users in Australia, some parts of Africa, Germany, and Canada etc. can still practice hunting. Some Countries come under regulated law, wherein hunting of some animals is allowed. Here are some reasons as to why hunting is legal in many Countries.

Eco- Tourism.

Elephant hunting, for instance, is practiced throughout Africa. African Elephants are famous for their tusks and is wildly sorted after. People who hunt, pay a fee to the Government. In this way, the Country earns a large revenue. In South Africa, hunting is encouraged as African elephants are not endangered. This sport attracts people from all over the world to try their hand at hunting. Eco- Tourism is one of the ways Africa earns revenue. The taxes collected goes directly to the central government. This way, the state profits! The money from the tax is also used for managing and protecting the state forest. Hunters, indirectly play a major role in

A view of the “Sensory Safari” truck at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada, January 29, 2011.REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) – RTXX9HT

Culture and tradition

In many Countries, hunting is part of an age-old tradition and regarded as a symbol of high strength and dignity.

Promotes fitness and mental strength.

Hunting promotes mental relaxation and boosts mental strength. Just like any other sport, hunting is widely encouraged. Hunting helps to enhance concentration levels. The hunt is very nutritious and healthy. The hunter enjoys quality time with oneself or with friends or family.

Animal Check

In many Countries, deer population might be beyond control. This causes deer collisions with motorcyclists. Deer hunting in New Zealand, Australia, USA, keeps the deer population in check. In Countries like Africa, African hunting elephants are legal as they are a part of the age-old practice. Moreover, they do not come under the list of endangered species.

Tribal village

Most of the tribal communities, far from the cities, depend on hunting for their livelihood. They hunt animals not only to protect themselves but also serves as nutrition. Most of the animal skins are used to make dresses.

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Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

If you are a beginner in hunting, Deer is one of the most relaxed animals to start with. Deer can be captured easily using a bow or a rifle. Dress appropriately in a warm boot, glove, and heated jacket before you go hunting. Here are some interesting Deer hunting tips.

Hide your scent.

This is one of the essential tips you remember before going for any hunt – Cover your scent! Animals, Especially a Deer is very sensitive and can detect any smell from miles afar. It can also detect the smell from the air and the ground you leave your trail. Do not use scented soap or a strong shampoo before you go hunting.


Making sounds and calls don’t grab the Deer’s attention. It gets scared very easily. However sounds such as imitating the sound of antlers hustle in the grass can draw the attention of the Deer. Employing a decoy is quite a tactic to attract a Deer. It tricks the Deer to thinking the decoy is one among the Deer. When the Deer approaches close, pull the trigger!

Use Deer Attractants.

Using items such as Deer feed, Deer urine, Deer feeders can be used to attract Deer.

Use the right Bow.

Use a compound bow that is comfortable for use. Use the ideal bow. Practice your shots well. Concentrate on being accurate. Try to get the deer down in your first shot. Practice with the bow in different angles and targets

Remain Quiet.

Try not to go in groups. Remain calm and composed with a clear presence of mind. Do not walk with loud footsteps as this would scare away the deer. Deer’s have excellent hearing and can detect even the slightest movements. Once they escape, it would take a long time for the same deer to come back to the original position. Wearing hunting boots or covering your shoes can eliminate the sound.

When to hunt?

You should know the exact timings as to when a deer can be spotted. Just after sunrise and dusk are the best time for deer hunting. Just after dawn, you are most likely to spot deer near their bedding area. If you spot them to be sleeping, it is even easier to hunt the deer down. Just before Sunset, you can spot deer near the feeding area. A deer, however, can be easily located during their birthing period.

Where to hunt?

Once you set out for 2-3 hunts, you would become familiar with the location the deer would come to bath, food, give birth, mate, defecate etc. Once the Deer’s ideal location is discovered, it is then easier to hunt the deer. Examining the Deer trails and Deer droppings can also help to find the ideal Deer location.

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Snow to Surf – Vancouver’s Alpine Wonderland

Photo: Rob Weiss

It never fails to take my breath away! Every time I leave sea level and venture out to the North Shore Mountains I feel invigorated. Perhaps, the feeling is amplified while alpine skiing. On those perfect days, the sun shines brightly; the air is crisp and the snow sparkles. As I raise the chairlift safety bar, lift my ski tips and prepare to unload, a sheer sense of joy comes over me. Moving away quickly from the unloading area, I begin to anticipate the views, and they never disappoint! Imagine panoramic ocean and city views all from the top of a snow-covered alpine run. Awe-inspiring and breathtaking!

Photo: Flickr, Greg Thomas

Craving time in the mountains is a common affliction amongst Vancouver snow enthusiasts, myself included. Ask any competent skier or snowboarder, and they will tell you that nothing beats the thrill of fresh POW and first tracks. Fortunately, we are blessed with three local ski mountains all within minutes of the downtown core, offering up unique and varied terrain. From the uninitiated beginner to the seasoned veteran, I am proud to say our local downhill runs promise an adrenaline rush like no other.

Photo: Rob Weiss

Bundle up, wax your skis, grab your helmet and check out Vancouver’s Big Three:

Cypress Mountain

With six chairlifts, 53 runs and 600 acres of skiable terrain Cypress Mountain offers the most vertical drop and perhaps best snow conditions on the North Shore. The official venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events, Cypress holds in a special place in our hearts. Check out their First Timer’s Guide for everything you need to know to enjoy a day in the snow.

Grouse Mountain

Known as The Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain boasts 33 alpine runs, four chairlifts and six terrain parks. Locals will insist that while testing your skills at Grouse, you must take a run on “the Cut” arguably Vancouver’s most iconic downhill run. While carving your way down the slope the entire city of Vancouver lies below you. Truth be told, I have yet to complete this run, without stopping to savour the scene below.

Mount Seymour

Family owned and operated; Mount Seymour features 80 hectares of terrain. From gentle, beginner slopes to challenging terrain parks tailored made to test advanced riders, there is something for everyone.

Photo: Rob Weiss

All of our local hills feature lessons, rental packages and night skiing options. Beginners are always welcome, but be warned; once you taste the downhill lifestyle you may become hooked! On the off chance that ocean views and alpine thrills are not quite enough for you, consider embracing the apres-ski scene. I could go on, but I would suggest apres-ski is a story for another blog and another day!

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Snow to Surf – Vancouver’s Alpine Wonderland

Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Week-long daytime event presents food truck fare during Dine Out Vancouver

The seventh annual Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s cheap n’ cheerful ‘food truck pod’ takes place January 22 – 28, from 11am – 3pm weekdays and 11am – 5pm weekends, at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza.

More than 20 food trucks will rotate throughout the week. Whether your tastes run to Reef Runner’s famous jerk chicken, or Tacofino’s codfish taco with chipotle mayo and salsa fresco, or one of Mr. Arancino’s hearty Sicilian risotto balls, you’ll be smacking your lips over this experience. Not yet full? Old Country Pierogi has a cure or five for that. And if you crave a healthful sweet, in addition to its rib-sticking savoury pies, Aussie Pie Guy offers a traditional Anzac Cookie made with rolled oats, coconut and golden syrup.

Chow down at a table with work colleagues and friends, or with strangers who might become friends. Tents will be provided by new sponsor EVO Car Share, so rain needn’t be a deterrent. Music will enliven the event on Wednesday, courtesy of JACK FM, and Saturday, courtesy of KISS FM.

Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) present this informal branch of Dine Out. Partial proceeds will help support the BC Hospitality Foundation.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Street Food City back for a seventh year. It has become one of the annual highlights of Dine Out Vancouver Festival,” says Lucas Pavan, Manager, Membership & Dine Out Vancouver Festival, Tourism Vancouver. “2018 is Dine Out’s biggest year yet with more than 300 participating restaurants, over 30 culinary events, and 12 hotel offers, taking place over the 17 days of the festival!”

Street Food City 2018 will feature the following food trucks and carts:


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Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale spinoff Sabrina the Teenage Witch, UFO series Blue Book, Life Sentence

Kiernan Shipka has been cast as Sabrina the Teenage Witch in a Riverdale spinoff.

Hollywood North fluttered back to life last week, with numerous TV productions getting back on set after holiday hiatuses.

A few more are back to work this week, and a new TV series is wrapping up its inaugural season already.

Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene this week. 


Everybody’s favourite dark take on a classic teen comic, Riverdale, is back today (January 8) after taking a holiday break that started on December 22.

Archie (KJ Apa) and the gang continue shooting Season 2 until March 21.

Kiernan Shipka

In other Riverdale news, Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) has been cast in the forthcoming Archie spinoff Netflix series that’ll be a spooky adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

It’s described as a far cry from the comedic version that aired from 1996 to 2003 starring Melissa Joan Hart. Instead it will be based on the horror comic Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, involving witchcraft and the occult.   

According to IMDb and initial reports, the series will shoot in Vancouver this spring, though dates haven’t been announced yet. It also remains to be seen if Shipka makes any crossover appearances on Riverdale—or vice-versa.

Stay tuned, true Riverdalers.

Will we see Kiernan Shipka appearing on Riverdale? Or will Riverdale cast members appear on the Sabrina spinoff?

Moving on to more paranormal subjects, UFO believers had quite the day in December when former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo, who formerly headed a U.S. government program to research UFOs, implied that there was evidence that alien spacecrafts had visited Earth.

Former U.S. Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor followed that revelation up by speaking out about a UFO he witnessed during a routine training mission.

U.S. government officials did confirm that the program, called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, ran from 2007 to 2012. 

But did you know that there was another secret U.S. government program to study UFOs called Project Blue Book that started in 1952 and was discontinued in 1969?

Aiden Gillen

Well, you’ll get to know more about it in the near future as the new sci-fi drama TV series Blue Book being shot in Vancouver is based on that earlier program.

It started filming on December 6, gets back into production on Wednesday (January 10) after a holiday season break, and continues until April 24.

Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) stars as astrophysicist Josef Allen Hynek who is recruited by the government to become the chief scientific advisor of a top-secret UFO investigation program. 

Lucy Hale

Meanwhile, another new TV series is finishing up its first season this week.

Life Sentence, which just resumed production after a holiday hiatus, wraps up shooting Season 1 on Friday (January 12). The TV series began filming on August 9.

Most people might think that finding out that you’ve been cured of terminal cancer would be the most positive news in the world. But this dramedy series puts a spin on that by exploring what happens when a young woman (Lucy Hale) has to face the longterm consequences of what happened when she lived as if she were dying and she discovers what her family hid from her as they helped her through what they thought were her final days.

The cast includes Elliot Knight (Once Upon A Time), Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck), Gillian Vigman (The Hangover), Jayson Blair (Whiplash), Brooke Lyons (The Affair), Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush), and Riley Smith (Nashville).

The series will premiere on the CW on March 7.

Riley Smith

That’s it for this week’s roundup but there’s plenty more looming on the horizon to chat about in the weeks to come so be sure to check back in with us.

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Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale spinoff Sabrina the Teenage Witch, UFO series Blue Book, Life Sentence