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Say I Love you this Christmas (Part 2)

Did our previous post inspire you on what to buy for Christmas? If not, here are 5 more gift ideas that you could consider.

6. For your mother/ mother-in-law

uKimono Slim Belt Massager (UP$328)

uKimono Slim Belt Massager (UP$328)

uKimono Mini (UP$138)

uKimono Mini (UP$138)

Do you still remember our endorsers for uKimono and uKimono Mini slim belt massagers?

YES! It's SHE

YES! It’s SHE

An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this might be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to shift from the arms, legs and hips to the abdomen. Yet an increase in belly fat can do more than make it hard to zip up your jeans. Muscle mass gradually diminishes with age, and fat accounts for a greater percentage of your weight. Less muscle mass also decreases the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight or lose excess pounds.

In addition, many women notice an increase in belly fat as they get older — even if they aren’t gaining weight. This is likely due to a decreasing level of estrogen, which appears to influence where fat is distributed in the body. The tendency to gain or carry weight around the waist — have an “apple” rather than a “pear” shape — can have a genetic component as well.

The OSIM uKimono patent-pending Duo+ Technology combines OSIM’s signature Twin Power Osimotion with kneading massage to let you target your tummy, butt and thighs with one-touch programmes developed by Japanese shiatsu massage expert. It helps to enhance circulation to help eliminate waste and fluid retention and increase basal metabolism that further burns fat even while at rest.

Want to maximise the effectiveness of uKimono? Watch this video to see how yoga instructor – Lulu combines yoga movements with our uKimono.

CURRENT PROMOTIONS for uKimono/ uKimono Mini Slim Belt Massager

uKimono Mini+uMist Baby+uSnooz Massage Wrap @ $168 (UP$294)

uKimono @ $238 (UP$328) + FREE uKimono Mini (worth $138)

7. For your colleague

uMist Baby Humidifier (UP$88)

uMist Baby Humidifier (UP$88)

You see your colleagues the most (8hours for 5 times a week). We also know how much time we all spend in the air-conditioned office. According to AsiaOne, about 70 per cent of Singaporeans complain of dry skin, and this could be partly because of the popular habit of turning on the airconditioning. Prolonged use of air-conditioning can even cause:

– Dry eyes: Moisture easily dries off in an air-conditioned room and those who use computer for long stretches at a time stare at the screen often and blink less, which may expose the cornea to more dry air in a room with air-conditioning.

Allergies: Lack of moisture may block the glands at the base of eyelashes and this can lead to swelling. Some people may even suffer from small abrasions in the cornea because of insufficient moisture in the air.

Therefore, having moisture is essential for your office since your colleague is spending so much time in the office. Some of the benefits of having a humidifier in your office:

1. Prevents and relieves dry and scratchy lips and skin

2. Moisten the air which helps eliminate flu, cough, and cold symptoms

3. Moist, humid air helps reduce nosebleeds

4. Helps asthma sufferers as the improved air quality moisturizes the respiratory system

5.  Added moisture allows the throat and nose to block dust and bacteria from entering

6. Increases oxygen levels, thus reducing headaches, fatigue, and overall tiredness

7. Prevents static shock by reducing the static electricity in the room

Moreover, our uMist Baby uses ultrasonic technology which simply means it uses sound wave energy, vibrating at very high frequency, to break up water into extremely fine mist. The fine mist evaporates easily to humidify your room more quickly and effectively.

P.S. Our uMist Baby can cover up to 20sqm, which means buying for your colleague means you can “use” it too!

CURRENT PROMOTIONS for uMist Baby Humidifier

uMist Baby+ uKimono Mini + uSnooz Massage Wrap @ $168 (UP$294)

Best Buy: uMist Baby @ $68 (UP$88)

8. For your grandparents

uCheck 200 Blood pressure monitor (UP$158)

uCheck 200 Blood pressure monitor (UP$158)

As we age, our blood pressure increases as well. Therefore, it is important for us to take control of your blood pressure as early as we can.

Some of the causes that lead to high blood pressure are:

– Smoking and Alcohol: Tobacco use and alcohol can drastically increase your blood pressure. The best way to prevent this is to sustain from using tobacco or drinking alcohol. If you do not desire to do this, you can try limiting your use of tobacco and alcohol consumption. .

– Overweight: Being overweight will also drastically increase your blood pressure.

– Physical Inactivity: Exercise can help lower your blood pressure. Try doing at least thirty minutes of physical activity every day. If you cannot set aside thirty minutes at one time, try doing ten minutes at a time.

– Stress: Yes, stress can raise your blood pressure. If you find yourself stressed every day, consider doing something to help you relax and de-stress.

– Your Diet: If you have an unhealthy diet, this could be the cause of your blood pressure increase. Try to limit your salt intake, introduce more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and try to eat less fat, etc.

– Sleeping Disorders: This is because your breathing is interrupted while you’re sleeping. You can fix this by talking with your doctor about medication to help you sleep.

Monitoring blood pressure at home offers several benefits. It can:

– Help make an early diagnosis of high blood pressure: Helps your doctor diagnose high blood pressure earlier than if you have only infrequent blood pressure readings in the doctor’s office.

– Help track your treatment: Self-monitoring provides important information between visits to your doctor. The only way to know whether your lifestyle changes or your medications are working is to check your blood pressure regularly. Keeping track of changes can help you and your health care team make decisions about your ongoing treatment strategy, such as adjusting dosages or changing medications.

– Encourage better control: You gain a stronger sense of responsibility for your health, and you may be even more motivated to control your blood pressure with an improved diet, physical activity and proper medication use.

– Cut your health care costs: Home monitoring may cut down on the number of visits you need to make to your doctor or clinic. This can reduce your overall health care costs.

To check if you have a healthy blood pressure, you can refer to the below diagram.

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS for uCheck 200 Blood Pressure Monitor:

Trade in any OSIM BP monitor and get 25% off usual price for uCheck 200 at any of our outlets islandwide.

9. For high-heels fanatic

uPebble foot massager (UP$208)

uPebble foot massager (UP$208)

Almost all women seems to can’t get enough of high heels. It is true they look great – legs are lengthened, ankle looks thinner and they exaggerate the feminine form. However, do you know what are some of the long term effects of wearing high heels? Inflamed nerves and ligaments, shortened Achilles tendon and calf muscles, hammertoes, bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, and even posture. Not to mention our feet and balls of our feet feel so sore after wearing a day of heels.

With uPebble foot massager, it is so convenient you can use it anywhere (office, home, your friend’s house, etc). Just 15 minutes a day can help your feet feel better and promote blood circulation while loosening tense muscle tissues. With this massage targeting your vital reflex points on your soles, it benefits the corresponding organs in your body.

See this diagram to see which vital points on your soles corresponds with which organs in your body.

Foot-Reflexology

With 5 auto massage programs, the uPebble automatically gives you a well-balanced massage for quick and effective relief of muscle aches and strains not only for your feet, but also your ankles, calves, arms or palms.

CURRENT PROMOTIONS for uPebble foot massage:

$88 best buys: uPebble @ $88 (UP$208)

10. For the one who reads a lot

uGalaxy Eye Massager (UP$258)

uGalaxy Eye Massager (UP$258)

Have you seen our latest post on the high prevalence of myopic children in Singapore?

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With a high percentage of 34% in Singapore children suffering from myopia, it goes to show that many Singaporeans do not take good care of their eyes/ eyesight.

Studying, playing computer games and reading in poor lighting all puts extra stress on our eyes. According to experts, eyes are what first show the signs of ageing. Puffiness, dark circles, red eyes, wrinkles are all a part and parcel because the eye is so delicate. The skin near the eyes is the thinnest and there is no oil gland around which is why it is also prone to dehydration. Therefore, not only do we have to take the necessary preventive measure by practicing good eye habits, we also have to learn to relax our eyes. Some benefits of regular eye massage:

– Great at stimulating nerves

– Increasing blood circulation which helps in dark eye circles

– Invigorating the muscles and tissues.

uGalaxy is the world’s 1st Eye Massager with mood light and it provides optimum solution for the tender care and well-being of your eyes. ‘Speaking’ to our brainwaves, the mood lights developed by physicist and mood light specialist Anadi A. Martel are designed to gently stimulate brain activity to help you achieve the most desired state of relaxation, balance and rejuvenation. Targeting the vital acupressure points around your eyes, especially the airbags around “Tai Yang” acupressure point helps to massage and soothe away all eye-related problems.
CURRENT PROMOTIONS for uGalaxy Eye Massager:
 uGalaxy + uSnooz Massage Wrap + uPen @ $268 (UP$371)
*All promotions stated above are till 1 Jan 2013 or while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply
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Say I Love you this Christmas (Part 1)

Christmas is here again and everyone is once again busy hunting down gifts for your family, colleagues and partner. Here are our top 10 affordable and useful OSIM gift ideas that you may consider while searching for that perfect gift.

1. For your Corporate Clients

uPen Acupressure Massager

uPen Acupressure Massager (UP$45)

We always have a hard time looking for appropriate gifts for our corporate clients or business partners. Most of the time, we resort to getting something mainstream that can be found in most corporate gifts magazines (e.g. photo frame, stationery, mugs, diary, etc.). Why not try something new this year?

Instead of getting expensive branded pens for them, why not get them our uPen Acupressure Massager and send it for engraving/ silkscreen printing.

uPen with customised silkscreen printing

uPen with customised silkscreen printing

One end of the massager works as a pen, while the other has a gentle vibrating textured head that stimulates. Simply press the vibrating head of the massager onto your face or any part of your body to release tension and stress.

Acupressure tipsCurrent promotion for uPen:

uPen + uDolly @ $88 (UP$124)

uPen + uSnooz Neck Pillow @ $48 (UP$96)

2. For Breast-feeding Mums

uDolly Handheld Massager

uDolly Handheld Massager (U.P$79)

Once baby is latching on well, the next most important strategy is to maximize breast drainage so that the signal to the breast to make more milk is amplified. An easy and effective way to maximize removal of milk is to massage the breasts, both before and during feeding (or pumping). One study looked at the effect of simultaneous massage with pumping and found that there was 40 to 50 percent more milk removed when pumping with massage than without it. By massaging the breasts with external pressure it helps in pushing milk through the ducts, stimulalating milk ejection. The additional milk that is removed will be made, increasing milk production.

Benefits from massaging your breast before & during breast feeding:

– Increase in breast circulation

– Unblock plugged milk glands

– Massage breasts for relaxation

– Toning of the muscles in your breasts

– Lymphatic drainage is improved which can actually prevent cancer by removing unwanted toxins

Massage for Breast-feeding Mums:

1. Lightly stroke all around the base of the breast several times. The pressure should be very light (this is a lymphatic drainage technique).
2. Make small circles around the base of the breast several times.
3. Place massager on either side of the areola and lightly slide outward. (If this was the face of a clock, your massager would be positioned at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock and move the massager in an outward direction.

CURRENT PROMOTIONS FOR uDolly: 

uDolly + uBuzz @ $88 (UP$127)

uDolly + uKimono Mini+ uMist Baby + uVision  @ $268 (UP$373)

3. For your Female friends

uBrush Handheld Massager (U.P$19.90)

uBrush Handheld Massager (U.P$19.90)

We have all received enough body bath, soaps, lotions bundle packs during every year’s Christmas gift exchange. It is always so tough trying to buy something for that female friend that you have.

We’re sure that all women wants to have thick, silky and healthy hair. Here are some benefits of a regular scalp massage:

– Headache Relief: Scalp massage can help relieve tension headaches. Spend extra time on the base of the skull, near the hairline, since tension often accumulates in this area. Scalp massage can also help relief symptoms of migraine headaches in some individuals.
– Increased Circulation to Scalp: Scalp massage is beneficial to the circulation of blood to the head and face. Increased circulation at the roots of hair can promote healthy hair growth.
– Feeling of Well-Being: Scalp massage feels great and can help you feel more relaxed and content. If the face is included in the scalp massage, as is often the case, it can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, since the face is less pinched when relaxed.
– Better Sleep: Those who suffer from insomnia can find relief from having a scalp massage. Many people sleep better when they have regular scalp massage, both in falling asleep and staying asleep.

CURRENT PROMOTIONS FOR uBrush:

uBrush + uPen @ $48 ( UP$64.90)

uBrush + uSnooz Massage Wrap @ $48 (UP$87.90)

4. For the Frequent Travelers

uSnooz Massage Wrap (UP$68)

uSnooz Massage Wrap (UP$68)

OS9100 uSnooz Neck Pillow(P)

uSnooz Neck Pillow (UP$48)

Don’t you hate it whenever you travel in plane or long road trips, you can’t find a comfortable-enough position to sleep in? Your neck and shoulders are always sore after that ride.

Here’s the perfect, inexpensive gift for that frequent traveller(s). Our uSnooz Neck Pillow and Massage Wrap are designed to conform to the contours of your head and neck and made with microfabric and memory foam (yes, you don’t have to inflate your neck pillow by blowing air into it anymore). Our uSnooz Massage Wrap even comes with 6 unique vibration programmes that effectively loosen tensed, knotted muscles to ease body aches and stiffness.

neckpillow

Now you won’t have to “borrow” a shoulder from a stranger anymore

CURRENT PROMOTIONS FOR uSnooz Neck Pillow/ uSnooz Massage Wrap:

uSnooz Massage Wrap + uKimono Mini+uMist Baby @ $168 (UP$294)

uSnooz Neck Pillow + uMist Baby + uVision + uBuzz @ $168 (UP$252)

5. For the one who always work late

uGogo Pulse Massager (UP$388)

uGogo Pulse Massager (UP$388)

uPixie Pulse Massager (UP$238)

uPixie Pulse Massager (UP$238)

Your colleague who is always working till late and spends hours and hours in front of his/her desk. And these cause back pain, neck and shoulders soreness. Get these workaholics a uPixie and they just have to simply plug in to the USB port and enjoy 4 different pre-programmed massage functions and up to 20 levels of massage intensities. OSIM uPixie also has 2GB of memory space; which serves as a handy storage device for their work. It’s time to give your stress-overloaded colleague/ friend a much needed break and pampering!

Some Benefits of Electrical Stimulation (EMS):

Can actually enhance wound healing: The use of external EMS of such wounds theoretically produces a series of events which ‘jump-start’ the normal healing process. Also, where attached to the body, the gentle electrical source stimulates the nerves to send signals to your muscles to expand and contract. Increased blood flow speeds the blood’s nutrients to injured tissue, which assists in healing and makes a contracted muscle expand (which relaxes the muscle) relieving painful spasm.

– Enhance Bone Healing: When external forces are placed on bone, an electrical potential is generated.

– Strengthening: Can strategically target specific muscles for isolated strengthening. Careful placement of gel pads can determine which muscle or muscles are to be recruited. For example, when used on glutes, hamstrings and calves, it can help with stride extension and power for running.

– Muscle Re-Education and Atrophy Reduction: Can be used to work different muscles during initial stages of rehabilitation. For example, for the athlete that sprains their ankle or knee in the latter stages of their training cycle, EMS can help to maintain muscle strength until you are ready to resume conventional training.

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Some reviews for our uPixie

CURRENT PROMOTIONS FOR uGogo/ uPixie Pulse Massagers:

uPixie @ $88 (UP$238)

uPixie + uGogo @ $399 (UP$626)

Stay tuned for our Say I Love you this Christmas (Part 2) for more gift ideas.

*All promotions stated above are valid till 1 Jan 2013 or while stocks last. Terms & Conditions apply.