Life of a freshmen

When in your high school years have you ever think of what course or job you might work for? or Studying in college is enough to work anywhere? Going to college is required a lot of process and documents to be enroll in your chosen University. Choosing a right University will help you to learn more to your chosen profession and prepare you for your future work. Preparing yourself in college makes you ready to face any challenge may come.

Any start have its problem, this will include bullying, peer pressure, laziness, and etc.  Some students already experience that even in high school but they strive to reach their dream to finish their study. You should think that your not the one who experience that, a lot of people suffer and give up because too much shame of themselves. You must face them those people who do bad things on you and never give up on your dreams, remember, life must be goes on. Be motivated and well knowledgeable to your friends and surroundings. Don’t worry theirs a friend may lend their hands on you in your sadness and loneliness. They will help you to cope up those problem you might face, and you will know they will affected by your problem but never mind about that, the important is you do nothing bad to your fellow student.

Strive!Strive!Strive…this word strengthen me and cope up 2 and a half of my life in college. This help me to become strong and well motivated even though I never experience bullying or peer pressure but I feel my fellow student fear and sadness. Even i can’t help them but there are some people I know are ready to lend their help to those student who are in need.

First day of school it looks a new great day for us because you will meet new classmate and teachers along different department. This people may look strange to you but try to know them first and get along with them.Using your observations and experience you will easily read people who they are in easily way. Don’t fool yourself to be more glamorous and go to the clubs, it will only cause you trouble try to be a nice student no vices!.  How can you avoid it? Try to involve in community services and School clubs.  This will help you to unleashed your leadership and membership side of you and meet other student who involve to this activity. Never forget to participated in University activities, this will help you to have a strong self confident and be a role model to others.

University exams may vary on semester type there are 2 semester and 3 semester.  2sems school have 5 months  while 3 sems have 4 months of studying. There are 2 type of exam here in Philippines  Midterm and finals but some have 4 like prelim,midterm prefinal and final exam. This 4 method of exams help the students to pay their tuition fees. Exams is a big deal for some students thats why some of them feels its ok to study or not. As a young concern student you should give value to your parents hardwork for you to send school or take a look others student trying hard to work while studying. You should do all your best to finish the freshmen level and the entire level.


Massage Benefits for us

Massage is the way of healing and relaxing our body by using both hands in our entire body or specific parts. This technique allows the muscle and

Massage gives us relaxation of our body and help our organ works well.

organ to work well and functions. In our entire life we do work and not even knowing time is running. Our body and mind works everyday and help us to think what to do for the next day without even knowing that our body parts need some rest or asking for Massage!.

Well, being a busy person you might find yourself busy and focused on your work. Why don’t you try to hang-out with your friends, families, or play with your pet, this might help you to reduce your intense stress level of your body. Don’t forget to eat regularly and don’t let your stomach empty because it will surprise you that maybe one day you have ulcer. This ulcer is much more common to us, this gives us an intense feeling of like slicing your stomach in half and feel so much pain.

Happy person have a clear vision and mind

Massage not only help our body but also our emotions. This allow our emotions release a happy side of our personality. Even if we feel fine and better being a happy person may boost your health and avoid being sick. That’s why happy person tends to have a good looks and healthy than those person who always mad and angry. This will make you old and might make you sick because your cells affected by your emotions and mood. Try to ask yourself why you are always mad and what makes you mad always? what possible reason might your angry high? what situation may arise that you are too angry because of people failures?. This question might few of them but try to meditate and ask people what’s wrong with you. Ask them more about your showing emotions and attitudes toward them.

Lets talk what is the Benefits of massage?

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
  • Preterm infants have improved weight gain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Massage Therapy

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Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.

According to a 2007 American Massage Therapy Association survey, almost a quarter of all adult Americans had at least one massage in the previous year. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people — especially baby boomers — recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness.

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Here is information you can use to help you decide what types of massage will work best for you.

Which Massage Styles Are Best?

You may have noticed that different massage styles are popular at different times. And you may have wondered whether each was just part of a passing fad or the latest, greatest massage technique? Even more important is how can you tell whether the latest style will actually help you?

Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A massage can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.

Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you’re looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style. Or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

What follows is a list of some of the more popular massage therapy styles. The first four are especially popular.

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.

The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:

  • Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
  • Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
  • Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
  • Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand

Neuromuscular Therapy Massage

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This medically oriented form of massage addresses trigger points (tender muscles points), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues,  and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement injuries.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

Sports Massage

Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training — before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.

Chair Massage

Ever gone to a county fair, music festival, or conference and envied other people getting chair massages? Or, maybe you’re lucky enough to work at a company that offers 15- to 20-minute massages as a regular benefit. Onsite, chair massages are done while you’re seated fully clothed in a portable, specially designed chair. They usually involve a massage of your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands.

Shiatsu Massage

In Japanese, shiatsu means “finger pressure.” For shiatsu massage, the therapist uses varied, rhythmic pressure on certain precise points of the body. These points are called acupressure points, and they are believed to be important for the flow of the body’s vital energy, called chi. Proponents say shiatsu massage can help relieve blockages at these acupressure points.

Thai Massage

During a Thai massage, the therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a variety of positions. This type of massage includes compression of muscles, mobilization of joints, and acupressure.

Hot Stone Massage

For this kind of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.


Reflexology uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas of the feet. These areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body. The massage, then, is expected to promote health and well-being.

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage pillows, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable position for this type of massage.

Nogas Island a place for tourists and visitors

Nogas Island is a place to tour for tourists

Nogas Island is located in Anini-y Antique. An island rich in mangroves, coral reefs and fishes. This small island is wonderful because of its white sand and crystalic blue water surrounding by it. By travelling there you will experience and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the island here are the following:

* A white sand beach

*A pathway covered with a “calachuchi” canopy and lined with corals

* “Lagaw ta sa Bakhawan”: Mangrove eco-walk

* “Vista Parola”: Visit the solar-powered lighthouse

* “Salum”: Go snorkeling/ scuba diving and emerge with an underwater garden experience

* A research haven for bird enthusiasts- there are 32 species of birds known to inhabit the island

* A tropical picnic!

This is a place for the environmentalist and lover of nature. This upcoming summer 2013, why don’t you visit and enjoy Nogas Island with your loved ones and relatives? Feel the breeze the soothe to your skin and the cold air provided by Bakhawan.