Friday, June 16, 2017 | NEW ERA LIFESTYLE entertainment NSK 25 29 Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Massage therapy is mainly described as a physical manipulation of soft body tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. Nangula Uiras (30) is a local professional masseuse who owns and operates from Holistic Movement, situated in Sinclair Street in the city. The massage therapist has been in the industry for almost eight years now, and since 2008 has trained at various institutions such as Anicca Relaxation Training Academy, Traditional Thai Massage (Northern Thai Style), Indian Head Massage and Thai Foot Flex and at the Swedish-Deep Tissue Massage. Entertainment Now caught up with Uiras who speaks about the work satisfaction she receives from being a masseuse, and the industry at large. EN: What is your personal vision for yourself in the profession? NU: I would love to venture more into training, which in my way would be giving all the skills I have learnt and accumulated throughout my years of practice back to the community. And continue learning more about selfdevelopment. EN: What type of massage techniques do you enjoy the most? NU: I love Traditional Thai massage, even though it is not a very popular massage in Windhoek. Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures. EN: What inspired you to go into massage therapy? NU: Massage was a profession I fell into…It was not something I wanted or even thought about pursuing as a career. I was first introduced to massage by my life skills teacher from high school, Audrelin Nuses. She had just opened up a spa and since we were very close, she asked if I would like to try it out and she would train me. So I literally fell into the profession and never looked back. EN: What type of clientele do you like to work with? NU: I work with all types of people. I don’t have a specific type, although I tend to mostly work with stressed people. EN: What is your philosophy about healing? NU: Whenever we look at healing, we have to address the root cause of an aspect instead of working from just the surface. My healing philosophy is rooted in my philosophy of life, which can be distilled into the simple precepts of interconnectedness and love. Modern life and modern medicine have become increasingly fragmented, but the truth is that we cannot heal without becoming whole. To become whole requires looking deeply and honestly at all aspects of our lives, taking into account our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. To heal, we must learn to love ourselves. We must also discover what enlivens us and what makes life worth living. I believe that the true essence of healing is to thrive, not merely survive. When we live in accordance with our unique self-expression, we naturally nourish our Life Force, and as a result, we become whole and healthy. EN! Do you feel you have a role in the healing of your clients? NU: I believe massage has a part to play in the bigger spectrum of things. Massage acts more like a helping aid to see some part of the underlining issue, but does not deal with the root cause. It just lightens the load and helps bring awareness to the client, about the need to look at a holistic approach of tackling any alignment they might have. EN: Can you please describe your ideal work LIFE Life is a beauty, admire it Life is a struggle, accept it Life is not easy, we all need to make sacrifices Life is not just 1,2,3 but 4,5,6 Life is precious, do not destroy it It teaches us different things It inspires us to do our best Life is like a puzzle that needs to be solved Life is like a journey that we take Life is a promise, fulfil it Life is luck, so get enough Life is not long, spend time with those you love I love life In life we all make mistakes, it is not easy Life starts from when we are born, until it is our time The clock is ticking, so enjoy life environment? My ideal work environment would be what am already doing now, plus adding an assistant and becoming involved in more training opportunities. EN: Do you participate in any association activities? NU: Yes, I’ve had a couple of corporate institutions I have worked with. EN: What is your vision for yourself in the future with massage therapy? Training more people as a way of giving back what I have learnt. EN: Do you think massage school has prepared you to work here? NU: School has given me all the basic tools and the foundation I needed to start off my career, but a great deal comes from practice, exposure, constantly putting yourself out there and being open to learning and trying new things. EN: Do you have a private practice? NU: Yes, but at the moment I work on my own from home. EN: What makes you uncomfortable in a massage session? NU: I honestly cannot think of something at the moment, because you become so used to working with people. You learn how to become tolerant, and you mature over the years. The things that used to upset me when I started don’t anymore. Industry Loop Warakata! Today I want to dedicate this column to One Blood. Their song, ‘Warakata’, is arguably the biggest song in the country right now. Whoever wants to dispute that is probably just bitter. In the words of Ongoro Nomundu… Let’s celebrate each other, and honestly I am going to give credit where it is due. Here is the key question: How did One Blood, a traditional Oviritje group manage to get every Surukus, Tjavanga, Kamati and Robert to dance to one song in every corner of this country? Allow me to tell you how they managed that feat. I’ve been on this platform for years preaching the art of presenting a simple product. Namibians hate an overly complicated song. Namibians love to dance. Namibians love it when you can connect with them on their level. Namibians want to sing along. Namibians don’t really care if you’re big or not. Namibians will accept your song and elevate it if you speak to THEM! The song (‘Warakata’) is simple. The song is straightforward. The song is crossover a song. People from all walks of life can dance to it. People from all walks of life can sing along to it. Disk Jockeys around the country can play this song at ANY event and EVERYBODY is bound to go crazy! Radio presenters have since the beginning of time always told artists one thing: “If the song is good, it will sell itself”. ‘Warakata’ is not an incredible song, but it is a good song, and it is doing all the work for One Blood. One Blood has been getting gigs and will continue to get gigs for the rest of the year just to perform that one song. Ogopa’s Sula once said that one song is all it takes to cause havoc. That can be you but nooooooooooooooooooooo, you want to talk about how cool you are with girls, alcohol and weed mos. That can be you but nooooooooooooooooooo you want to be over emotional on a song mos. That can be you but nooooooooooooooooooo you only believe in making music for Windhoek mos. That can be you but noooooooooooooooooo you want to copy from the Naija style mos. That can be you but nooooooooooooooooooo you want to copy the South African style mos. That can be you but noooooooooooooooooooooo you are too cool to speak to your OWN people mos. The reason songs such as Kaptein’s //iris, Kalux’s Netira and D-Square’s Egeero have gone viral is because it speaks to Namibians. Like K-Bozz once said, get your numbers at home before attempting to hit the international market. You cannot get your numbers by targeting the international market. International audiences will never respect you if you do not have your numbers at home. What does One Blood’s incredible feat for an Oviritje group say about Namibians and music? That local is STILL lekker. It will not change anytime soon. Do not be fooled by the Naija, South African and American sound flooding the market. Until the next loop, we say “GMTM”! Healing hands… Nangula Uiras massages one of her client in her consulting room in Sinclair Street, Windhoek. * The poet, Dhiginina Gabriella Hofnie, is an 11-year-old Namibian girl studying in Gaborone, Botswana. Song of the week: DUH! Obviously One Blood – ‘Warakata’ Flop of the week: Dr Alfons ‘Better than Life’NSK is a professional MC. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org@ naobebsekind (twitter)
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