Wednesday 26 January 2022

Waxing Lyrical

No, not a poem, or literary composition! But if you are considering a waxing, you may encounter an old friend, serotonin, the happy hormone’ or ‘feel-good hormone’.  

You may also, if not use to waxing, experience the ‘fight flight, or freeze’ response, yet not to paint it as a torturous experience, as therapists will do their best to reassure you, and make things as painless as possible.

There are, in the medical world, cats and pets! These are: Computerised Axial Tomography (CAT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans. We trust waxing won’t feel like being scratched by a cat or other pets that can scratch.

We can also help ourselves if being a nervous client preparing for waxing, by using things such as breathing techniques to calm ourselves. Hopefully it will be minimal ‘pain’ to ‘gain’, as the saying goes, leading to an aesthetic and pleasing result. There are various areas that can be waxed, as listed on the website here.

Take a step, or a plunge maybe, to try a first waxing, or another step if having a course of waxing over a few sessions. Some things that we may be anxious or worried about can turn out to be less worrying, or with no worries, when actually doing them. We may spend more time, energy, etc in anxiety before the event!

Come along for a waxing if you wish. Give it a whirl maybe, then give a twirl, when you show the wonderful (we trust) outcome of your experience.


Thursday 6 January 2022

How is the Massage for EU?


It’s a slight link to massage, though recalling a previous blog (18 May 2021), this brings in the ‘eu’ prefix again.  It will be stating the opposite in this blog, in mentioning eugenics. The ‘eu’ part means ‘good’. The ‘genics’ part refers to genes, so ‘good genes’. And maybe so, if you are named Eugene!


But eugenics is not good in aiming to improve the genetic quality of humans by leaving out those considered inferior. The categories of people that are left out, such as special needs, low IQ, learning disability, disabled in any way, etc, is totally unjustifiable. It surely only adds to their difficulties, brought about originally through no fault of their own. The same could apply with eugenics and animals.


It does not matter, or matter so much, with plants, though it could be messing about too much with ecosystems, the environment, etc.


Eugenics relating to humans has been linked with terms of scientific racism, sometimes called biological racism. We may think this is all in the dark ages of centuries ago, but no. The term was coined late in history really, from around 1904. It brings in many moral and ethical concerns surely, consigning some people to the rubbish heap, including preventing them from having children even, so that in the eugenicist’s view no more ‘sub-standard’ people should be born.


Yet it is they who are ‘sub-standard’ one could say. In their attempts to improve on fellow humans lives, the practice of eugenics becomes a horrible evil.


Here are pictured of Francis Galton (1822-1911), a supporter of eugenics

 and G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), an opponent of eugenics. 

With massage or whatever treatment, eu (you), to repeat a quip, will hopefully have a good time.