Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In some semblance of trying to live a healthier lifestyle, I’ve recently embarked on taking dance classes again after having given them up for five years. And I’ve discovered that five years is a long time. I am feeling my creaky old age now that I’m doing hundreds of sit ups in a go and my neck and shoulder has been aching for the past few days. So I leapt at the chance to trial a shoulder pad by Five Senses when they offered to send me one stating that it’s designed for muscle soothing while delivering aromatic sensory relief. I received my shoulder compress a few days ago and loved it. I dinged it in the microwave for two to three minutes and out came this nice warm shoulder pad that had this lemon grassy scent along with a slight ginger tinge. It definitely helped relax my muscles and the nice warm heat also was just cosy since the past few nights have been so cold. After putting it on for about 30 minutes, it cools down but I did notice a relief in my shoulders. According to Five Senses, the shoulder pad uses traditional herbs such as Thai Ginger, Leech Lime Peels, Tamarind Leaves and Lemon Grass to stimulate blood circulation. The herbal heat pads have a removable and washable cover and can be reused and reheated over 80 times.
Available at I Spa at InterContinental Hotel, Element Spa in American Club, Clearwater Spa in Clearwater Bay Country Club, Soma Spa in Parkview, Pure Fitness retail shop and Health Quest & K11 Design Store for HK$380. Be sure to check out their back pads, booties, slippers, leg pad and hand pads.