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Tips on Sports Massage – Pre-Event Massage

With OSIM Singapore International Triathlon 2010 coming up, engaging sports massage (pre-event massage) could greatly aid in your training process.

The aim of pre-event massage is to:
– Help the body to respond well to the demands brought about by increased activity
– Facilitate maximum performance

When muscles are working, an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients are required as muscular activity requires a great deal of energy. It is essential that warm-up and stretching exercises are performed prior to any form of exercise as the body systems are slowly brought up to a peak level and therefore maximum performance can be obtained. Massage will help to obtain these effects, but under no account must it be used as a substitute for exercise. Massage improves the flexibility and extensibility of muscles, increases blood and nutrient supply to the muscles and help to maintain and increase joint mobility.

Sources from Adele O’Keefe – The Official Guide to Body Massage

OSIM uSqueez Warm

Using Warm Therapy, uSqueez Warm increases the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to keep your legs flexible and energised during your triathlon training. With Squeezing and Kneading functions, it is able to stimulate vital acupressure points for enhanced well-being.

OSIM uRobic

This innovative exerciser is designed to enhance your cardiovasular fitness by strengthening your heart and lungs. It also trains core muscles to enable a more flexible body which reduces the risk of injuries.

OSIM uKimono

Combining OSIM’s signature Twin Power Osimotion and Double Kneading in the patent-pending Duo+ Techonology, uKimono is able to tone and tighten muscles in 3 different areas: tummy, butt and thighs!

Kindly visit www.OSIM.com for more details on uSqueez Warm, uRobic and uKimono!

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S.H.E Is Coming To Town (18 April 2010)

S.H.E is coming to visit us again! Relive your love for S.H.E on 18 April 2010 🙂

When: 18 April 2010, 3pm

Where: Plaza Singapura, The Atrium

Who: Holders of uKimono Mini Diary (Mini version of the uKimono Diary)

How: With every purchase of the new OSIM uKimono Mini, you will be given a uKimono Mini Diary.

Introducing the all new uKimono Mini

The uKimono Mini Diary will be your passport to the S.H.E autograph session at Plaza Singapura on 18 April. Only limited places available. If you don’t want to risk your chances, be sure to be early! (*Psst* We have seen fans queueing up as early as the night before!)

uKimono Mini Diary given with every purchase of uKimono Mini

Here are some scenes from the last session:

 We hope to see all of you there!

Chinese New Year Goodies Alert!

Whenever I think of Chinese New Year, the first thing that comes into mind would be the CNY goodies (well that or the ang baos). Most of us would love to feast on the pineapple tarts, the kueh bangkits, the loveletters… oh and a little bak kua won’t kill either.

Every year, the thought of cutting down on the CNY goodies seems more and more impossible. With the glazed bak kua resting deliciously on your serving tray, it seems so hard not to steal a piece. Okay, look.. If eating bak gua is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m sure many of you, dear blog readers, share the exact same thoughts as me.

So this year, I’m determined to follow the eating tips below to curb my addiction to CNY goodies:

  • Use a small plate – Instead of eating from a food container, put the food onto a small plate to restrict yourself from over-eating!
  • Don’t over-buy CNY goodies –  One of the best ways to eat less goodies is to buy exactly the amount needed!
  • Drink 2 glasses of water before visiting – this helps to make you feel full, so that you wouldn’t need to gorge on the CNY goodies
  • It’s all in your mind – Do remind yourself to eat and enjoy the festive season, but remember to cut down and eat LESS!

For all of you who have the OSIM uKimono and OSIM uKimono Mini, remember to actively continue to use them throughout the festive season!

OSIM uKimono in Purple, Red and Orange

uKimono Mini in Purple, Orange and Red

It’s always during Chinese New Year that we’re more vulnerable to over-eating! So this year, try to make an effort to eat less CNY goodies and for all those who have uKimono and uKimono Mini, try to squeeze in some free time to do simple exercise workouts to complement with your uKimono sessions too!

For more information on uKimono and uKimono Mini, visit:

OSIM uKimono – http://www.osim.com/SG/product/ukimono.aspx

and

OSIM uKimono Mini – http://www.osim.com/SG/product/ukimono_mini.aspx

Visit our OSIM outlets / roadshows to experience both uKimono and uKimono Mini today!

Flaunt the Fashionista in You!

Join the Me & My uKimono Mini Contest*

Do you like snapping photos of yourself all the time? Here’s your chance to snap and win!

Step 1: Put on your most fashionable exercise outfit and grab a camera.

Step 2: Strike a pose with your uKimono Mini strapped on and take a picture.

Step 3: Send this photo to OSIM.mkting@osim.com.sg with your name, NRIC, date of birth, address and contact number.

Step 4: Stand a chance to win $200 OSIM cash voucher. Winning entries will be published on http://www.OSIM.com before 9 May 2010.

*Terms & Conditions apply. Check in-store for more.

Visit here to know more about uKimono Mini and how it helps to tone up your arms, calfs and thighs!

Valentine’s Day Special – uKimono & uKimono Mini

Looking for a perfect gift this Valentine’s Day? Look no further and send a special love message to your loved one with OSIM uKimono! Maintaining a silm and toned figure is important to every lady, so what more to give than a uKimono? Delight her today with this stylish slimming belt that comes in 3 attractive colours that would perfectly represent your affection:

Purple – represents “You’re the Queen of my heart and I love you”

Orange – represents “A cheery and attractive you!”

Red – represents “Red hot baby!”

OSIM uKimono:
OSIM uKimono has Duo+ Technology – Twin Power Osimotion and Double Kneading to target your Tummy, Butt and Thighs. It tones and tightens muscles and reduces cellulite build-up.

OSIM uKimono Mini (NEW!):
OSIM uKimono Mini is ergonomically designed to fit your arm, calf or thigh.  It utilises Osimotion Massage Technology to help you shape and tone these problem areas effortlessly.

Visit http://www.OSIM.com or visit our outlets / roadshows for more information on OSIM uKimono and uKimono Mini.

S.H.E is the One World Tour Priority Purchase

Get access to front rows seats before public sale of tickets!

OSIM Exclusive
Priority Purchase
16 – 20 Jan 2010

What is priority purchase?

  • Before the concert tickets go on public sale on 22 Jan 2010, a period of 4 days (16 – 20 Jan) is open specifically for OSIM customers.
  • This means that you can get seats as close to the stage as possible to see S.H.E in their full glory, before the rest of the public can start booking the tickets.
  • Popular acts like S.H.E usually sell out their tickets within days of public sale. Thus, if you are a fan, be sure to grab tickets before everyone else!


How to be eligible for priority purchase?

  1. Either
    1. buy an OSIM uKimono ($328) ,
    2. buy an OSIM uKimono Mini (only $138) or
    3. spend a minimum of $300 worth of OSIM products at any OSIM outlet / roadshow.
  2. Upon payment at cashier, your sales consultant will present you with a voucher as proof of eligibility.
  3. Visit any SISTIC counter with this voucher to purchase your priority tickets and choose the best seats!
  4. Each voucher is limited to purchase of 2 tickets at SISTIC.


When and where is S.H.E is the One World Tour taking place?

  • Date: 17 April 2010
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • Ticket prices: $88, $118, $138, $168 (visit any SISTIC authorised agent for the seating plan)


Which are the places where there are OSIM outlets as well as SISTIC counter?

  •  Bishan Junction 8
  • City Square Mall
  • Hougang Mall
  • IMM Building
  • ION Orchard
  • Jurong Point
  • Northpoint Shopping Centre
  • Parkway Parade
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Raffles City Shopping Centre
  • Tampines Mall
  • The Centrepoint
  • VivoCity

 What if I already own an OSIM uKimono?

  1. Thank you for supporting OSIM! You will also be eligible for priority purchase.
  2. During 15 – 20 Jan 2010, simply visit any OSIM outlet / roadshow with your uKimono purchase receipt (as proof of purchase).
  3. Upon verification, our sales consultant will present you with the voucher.
  4. With this voucher, you may visit any SISITIC counter to purchase your priority tickets and choose the best seats!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Visit any OSIM outlet / roadshow now!

*Please note: Concert tickets sold will be on first come first serve basis. Vouchers will only be distributed at OSIM outlets and roadshows 15 – 20 Jan (6pm). Sale of priority tickets will end at 8pm at SISTIC counters stated above. Kindly double check with the shopping mall.

uKimono unclogged me!

Over the last 2 weeks, bowel movement has become, er, a silky smooth passage in my case.  For someone who’s had constipation problems since erratic flying days, this came as a godsend. Research has shown that massages and regular exercise aids in clearing our bowels.

For the longest time, I had no idea that a clogged system can be pretty obvious to others around you.

No, I’m not referring to that constipated look or ready-to-snap-at-anyone mood. Did you know that prolonged constipation could actually leave its marks on your skin?

Think pigmentation. Yes, those fretful marks could be a reflection of how clear your inner pipes have been!

As I spend more than 13 hours in the office, I decided to do away with bashfulness. Office hours shall double up as fat-busting time! (Photo) At the beginning, the guys were amused to see me in this. I couldn’t care less. This is the best time to kill 2 birds with one uKimono!

The women have been raving about uKimono, but what about the guys? The boys at the office sit behind their desks for a good 10 hours as well. Surely, that unmistakable paunch there holds no relation to the thought SEXY BOD. Thus I put every single one of them through the uKimono test and this is what they feel:

“Eh, not bad, it’s very comfortable!“

“How much is this? I want to get my wife one for Christmas.”

“Ticklish.”  Snigger. Snigger.

One refused to try at first. “My wife likes to squeeze my love handles. After wards, if my fats disappear how?” he cried out in mock dismay.

May I mention that this guy was also the first to try eventually, and more than once at that too?

One point to note: The twin power Osimotion is recommended before a heavy meal, not after. Post lunch, the double kneading action is so comfortable that it could actually lull me to sleep, so that’s reserved for a later timing.

*Heavy days for the ladies = uKimono siesta

* suck in your tummy while using this to maximise the effects

When I read the reviews of other users, I knew I was not alone. Its massaging effect also helps to de-stress. When tasks at work overflow and I feel like yanking out my hair, I strap on the uKimono and headphones, close my eyes for 10 minutes and simply chill.

The good thing about using it at home is that one can totally relax on the couch or bed. I had a whale of a time along with my fur-kid !

Maggie Sue played gym instructress!

Take note though, about the actual position of the uKimono on your tummy area. The midriff is not recommended while you’re on a horizontal position, unless you have a very thick layer of fat cushioning.

I learnt it the hard way, ending up bruised for 2 days. The hard kneading caused discomfort but I chose to ignore it in hope for faster results. In this case, pain is no gain!

3 weeks and many sessions later, a molehill remains, albeit a smaller one. I could actually fit a finger between my jeans and waist. Could it be due to the gradual breaking down of fat tissues? One thing is certain. Toilet visits have increased and I’m certainly not complaining. The skin area around a 15 cm long surgery scar on my belly has somewhat soften due to constant massaging.

I’m elated!

My only grouse is that the uKimono can be a tad noisy as compared to its predecessor, especially in the quiet of the night. On sleepless nights (yes, usually when dinner was too heavy!), intentions to use it have to be shelved. If only there’s a soundless version… please ignore me; discerning consumers are hard to please; the best does not suffice.

Oh yes, if there’s a mini uKimono to fit between the thighs and arms, that will be fabulous. While men probably don’t care two hoots about it, women fear the extra wave in their arms and thighs. Sure, we could always do some push-ups but who has the discipline to?

An acquaintance declared that no slimming machine was going to help, only good old exercise. I agree that we should not depend on one slimming aspect as a cure-all. The focus must be a holistic outlook towards a healthy body that comprises of nutritious diet, loads of exercise and in my case, a slimming belt for long desk bound days. (That said, my chocolate diet is here to stay)

Moderation is key while total dependence is not. Still, like many other uKimono users out there, I’m mighty glad that there’s something to fall back on that aids in our quest for a toned bod.

PS: The least thing one should do was to purchase a product just because his/her idol endorses it. It’s utterly ridiculous, if you ask me. Get it because you believe in its effects, not the notion that owning that endorses product brings you a step closer to your beloved idol.

Yes, and go easy on the chocolates.