~ Journey into the curiosity with porosity ~

I think I should start by addressing the proverbial elephant in the room. It’s been a long time since the very first “Healthy Hair”. We’ve gone through name changes, and I even shared my intense distaste for “wash day” while providing a guide for the types of shampoos to use for the best results. Well, I’m back to talk to you about something very important in life: Hair. Not really sure if I’m going to return to the columnar antics of old, recurring every week, or if I’m going to end up dropping some knowledge then letting the mic drop right after. But let’s keep this light and casual and see where it goes from here.

~ A cause of protein-related deaths ~


Meegan Hefford, an Australian bodybuilder, has died after consuming large amounts of protein from food and dietary supplements, reports her family. The mom of two had increased her protein intake while preparing for a bodybuilding competition, but doctors discovered too late that she had a rare disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing the nutrient.

Hi, my name is Desiree Winkel, owner and founder of Fitness Coaching. I’ve been working for years in my own personal training studio with clients who like to get fit and healthy, and even those who are in pain. My clients love to train in a cosy, clean, and absolutely friendly atmosphere. Follow what we do on Facebook on our page Fitness Coaching.

'Pole dancing is a great workout’


In the past, pole dancing was commonly associated with strippers and dimly lit nightclubs, but pole-dancing lovers have in recent years dragged it out of the dark and promoted pole dancing as a legitimate form of sport and exercise for fitness purposes. Entrepreneur and pole dance instructor Alyona Smal is out to prove to Sint Maarten and the rest of the world that pole dancing is fun and exciting, helps burn a great deal of calories and offers many other unexpected benefits along the way. It is no wonder that Alyona’s classes have become so popular that she is about to open a second studio to meet demand.

How did you become a pole dance teacher?

As was mentioned before in the intro, I’ve been moving. There’s some sort of special stress that comes from packing up your life to move to another space. I’m not exactly sure when I gave up on the boxes, but it’s fair to assume it was somewhere along the drive to Impulse Spa Clinic at Port de Plaisance. The last issue introduced the readers to Aqua biking. A few months before that were the cryolipolysis treatments the spa had only just started doing. Now the individual aesthetic beauty procedures are fully established. Thanks to their Summer Specials, I was able to treat myself to an hour’s escape from stress.


I relinquished my clothes for the comfort of the spa slippers and plush robe and could almost feel calmer already. The noiseless spa environment helps to silence the noise in your mind. It can be likened to a place of worship. In here, your thoughts are no longer shouting to be heard over the noise of the daily bustle. The mind is clear and you can focus on self-care in a relaxed atmosphere. Thankfully, the early hour afforded me an even quieter experience. Mind and body were both in synch and ready for the initial sauna.


If you’re not sure what a sauna is, it’s a room filled with steam. This allows someone to experience both wet and dry heat sessions for different purposes. The list of benefits goes on for days. The sauna at Impulse Spa Clinic is a small room used to prep the clients before they receive the massage. It softens the skin, opens the pores and prepares your body to receive the oils and minerals in the pre-massage body scrub. The ladies took the time to explain the full process before I entered the room.


Although I’m familiar with what a sauna is and how it works, I wasn’t prepared for the effects I felt. It was basically like being in a sensory deprivation tank. At first, there were no sounds, scents or sights beyond the steam. Once the perspiration began to leak out of my body in an uncharacteristic fashion, I could instantly feel everything. Every sense was heightened to the point where I thought I may have developed super powers. Interval showers kept my body from overheating and provided a welcome temperature change. After the sauna, I was treated to a glass of fresh passionfruit juice to rehydrate.


Still sensitive from the sauna, my skin tingled as the organic rub was applied to my skin. Later I would be told that it was a mixture of essential oils, avocado, passionfruit, honey and one other delightful ingredient I wasn’t allowed to know. There are plans for the scrub to be weaponized for mass enjoyment, but we will have to wait a few months. Until then, I’m probably going to go broke with follow-up scrubs. There has never been a point in my life where I have smelled as delicious as when I washed away the scrub. Moving on to the rub of essential oils sealed in a level of moisture I have been unable to find anywhere else. I glowed for days after.


The ladies at the spa are super friendly, multilingual and provide an incredible service. Impulse Spa Clinic gets the Health & Beauty stamp of approval. Contact them today at 1 (721) 587-8068 or impulsespaclinic@gmail.com

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