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Tunnelling Towards Hope

28 February - 6 March 2014

Ukraine History

A Stronghold of Rulers and Rebels

With the recent death toll jumping to nearly 100 and 1,000 injured, Hrushevskoho Street, one of the strongholds of EuroMaidans three-month-long protests, made headlines around the globe. It was here, on 19 January the countrys stand against government corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of human rights turned from peaceful protest to all-out revolution. Having witnessed much over the years, Hrushevskoho is a street with a history, and not only care of recent days.


Ukraine Today
Acelebrity using their status and intelligence to influence public views and opinion is rarely seen in modern society, even less so in Ukraine. Here, the majority of celebs use their time, effort, and money to enhance or further their career rather than put their name to something that can do good for others. However, as EuroMaidan intensifies, some are making themselves heard and they fall either side of the EuroMaidan divide.
It used to be that when rebellion and revolution occurred, the intellectual, creative, and spiritual elite would be front and centre.


Ukrainian Culture

When Walls Can Talk

People have been writing on walls since the dawn of civilisation, we call it graffiti, and ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Sometimes it is merely the creator wanting to leave his or her mark; sometimes there is an underlying social or political reason. And it is due to the latter that graffiti has exploded across Kyiv in recent months. Anti dictator messages aside, we peel back a few layers of paint to look at graffiti in the city in general.


Special Feature

Be a Master of Massage

Winter can take its toll on both body and soul. So, to meet spring and the warmer months in peak condition theres no better way to rub out the memory of winter aches and pains than with massage. Whats On gives you a master class courtesy of Mimosa Mobile Spa-salon, which comes right to our office to show the benefits of a good rub-down can be experienced anywhere. Massage-master Nino Kardava lets her fingers do the talking. 

Fellas take note: With Womens Day fast approaching theres no better way to show your appreciation of the lady in your life. As Nino tells it, creating a romantic and or relaxing atmosphere, is key to a successful massage, so make dim the lights in the room, light some aromatic candles and switch on slow, meditative music. Nino says the aim of relaxing massage is to remove stress and tension from every inch of the body. The rules arent set in stone, the master says, its more intuitive. So follow these directions, but dont forget to add your moves!

Getting to the Pressure Point
To help relax the body, Nino suggests soaking a towel in warm water and then covering the feet of your partner this little trick takes tension from the legs. Another key preparatory thing to do is to apply massage oil to your hands so that your moves will be smooth.

Starting the massage itself, Nino suggests you move from the base of the spine up to the neck: Start with gentle strokes to warm the skin. Then, place your hands so your thumbs align with the spine while your fingers cover both sides of the back and again move from the base of the spine/tailbone area up. Place your hands in the same position to massage back down the spine and continue stroking. The moves have to be gentle but firm, Nino says. Next, repeat the same moves, but this time holding your hands in fists dont press hard, but slide up and down the spine feeling the muscles.

Continuing the massage, try a diagonal path: Let your hands move in one direction from right shoulder to left hip and vice versa; repeat the same moves making your hands move in front of each other; try the same path with fists. When you feel confident enough in massage, you can use your arms and elbows moving along and across the spine respectively.

The so-called collar zone, which includes the scapula (shoulder blades) and the shoulders themselves, is one of the most problematic areas for people these days, says Nino, as the majority of us spend the day sitting and working in front of a computer. Tension builds over time and this part of the body needs special attention to gain relaxation. Work with each side of scapula in turn with kneading and rubbing moves. Give some time to massaging the neck following your intuition and our pictures.

Nino says the head is also important if you are doing relaxing massage. The aim of any massage is to boost blood supply and therefore deliver oxygen to all parts of the body and when it comes to the head and brain in particular, its crucial. So the master demonstrates all the parts of the head which you might want to pay attention to. First of all, it the upper areas of the neck working with these spots relax both the shoulders and the neck itself.
Another important spot is the top of the head the vertex, or crown Nino suggests each of us should massage the vertex every day for three minutes to boost blood flow and therefore brain function. 

Also, dont forget about the temples gently kneading both of them takes away head-ache, normalizes blood pressure and removes tension from the eyes.

The final stage of a relaxing massage is the ears it may sound surprising, but out of 150 key pressure points on the human body, 40 are found on the ears, that is why with gentle rubbing, pressing and shaking you can massage all of them to feel renewed and relaxed. 

Finally, Nino points out massage, first and foremost, is the energy exchange between two people so whatever moves you make, trust your feelings, send warmth and love through your handsyoure your beloved will be putty in your hands.

Don't feel like your nible fingers are up to par? Give MimoZa mobile SPA a call:

Kateryna Kyselyova

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Alicia | 30.05.2014 01:43

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Irsd | 16.04.2014 15:12

Thank you, Mr.Turner, for your contribution in our muuatl development. I do not afraid to state that we have rather close relationship between our countries at various levels.I really liked your workshop story!! Very simply but much understandable.Sincerely wish you success at further stage of your activity. And please remember Ukraine!!. Kind regards,Ludmila http://stjbhegg.com [url=http://gpfmsdhrz.com]gpfmsdhrz[/url] [link=http://pnqqscebfjh.com]pnqqscebfjh[/link]

Charlie | 15.04.2014 18:31

I always say the same thing to my Mother when we see the Shumka dreancs....\"I could have been a DANCER! I could have been a SHUMKA dancer. I would have jumped higher than anyone else ever did...but my Mother didn\'t love me enough to put me in Ukrainian dance classes\".Here response is that there weren\'t any classes near where we lived.Then I go on some rant about how much I love the red boots.

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