Alternative therapies and techniques can help relax anxious dogs

As a dog trainer, Rose Tang has to regularly cut the nails on a dog's paw. However, for some nervous pooches that would rather skip their pedicure, Tang uses a technique called TTouch (pronounced t-touch) to help them relax.

Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am

Money maker

Even a knee injury, not long after a tailbone break, that required the use of crutches did not dull Lumen Man's sense of humour or enthusiastic disposition.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Guides and girls

An increasing number of Hong Kong women are searching for spiritual enlightenment at a younger age. Many educated and driven women who have achieved material success now wonder, 'Is this all there is?'

Spiritual healers visiting the city are booked out in advance and business is booming at wellness centres offering courses in self-awareness and personal development.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Red, the colour of positive energy and clearly the source of much hot air

Red isn't just an auspicious colour; it has the power to boost positive energy, too. That's what reiki master Decen Wong Kim-man (standing) suggested at the launch of Shu Uemura's latest skin product, red:juventus. The new product is supposedly made with 'Asian phyto-red secrets' that were kept hidden for centuries.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Life purpose

Lily Chontal gives a free introductory talk on life-purpose reading. Today, 7.15pm-8.30pm, Reflections, 21/F Jing Long Commercial Bldg, 52 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay; personal sessions, HK$900/60min. Inquiries: 2504 1333

Reiki training

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Inside job

Michelle Harris leads an inner-spirit living-series workshop (module one). Today, 1.15pm-2.45pm, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$450. Inquiries: 2810 8694

Brought to heal

Deepak leads a karmagini spiritual healing workshop. Today, 7.15pm-9.30pm, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$400. Inquiries: 2810 8694

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am


All alone

David Imich talks about his seclusion for a decade in the Himalayas and leads a meditation evening. Talk: today, 7.15pm-9pm, HK$80; meditation: Aug 12, 7.30pm-9.30pm, HK$188, Reflections, 21/F Jing Long Commercial Bldg, 52 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2504 1333

Creative cures

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Crowning moment

In celebration of The Spa at Crown's first anniversary, the Elemis Cooling Hot Stone Body-Facial Treatment will be unveiled. The full body 'Ice-Cool Thermal Muscle Massage' combines extreme temperature for the ultimate body awakening. The journey begins with a skin brush followed by a series of reiki breathing techniques then a Lomi Lomi deep long stroke massage.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am


Feel the rhythm

Ty Burhoe and Shubhendra Rao give a classical Indian music concert and lead a rhythm workshop. Tomorrow (concert), 7.30pm-10.30pm, HK$250; Nov 4 (workshop), 2pm-5pm, HK$350, Pure Yoga, 16/F Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2971 0055

Let's go trancing

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Don't worry, be happy

When humans were concerned about tackling wild beasts just to get through the day, they didn't have to think about living 'ideal' lives. However, experts say that in the modern world our brains are overloaded with anxieties that we can't always cope with, and our internal mechanisms are struggling to catch up with a constant flow of visual and aural information.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Tibetan chants

Alan Lai leads a workshop on Tibetan meditation and chanting. Today, 7pm-8.30pm, Healing Circle, 15/F Lucky Building, 39 Wellington St, Central, HK$220. Inquiries: 2521 5099, or healcircle@

Simple poses

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Some like it 'old-style'

Check in for a treatment at More Than Skin Urban Spa and check out what is on offer.

The spa, with its Victorian-style decor, offers a range of treatments in the traditional spa way, favouring a hands-on approach over the use of machines.

11 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Future told

Perth-based Vedic astrologer Theja Hettiaratchi offers readings intended to help you learn your purpose in life, give you insight, and indicate when changes will take. Today and tomorrow, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$1,300 for 90 minutes. Bookings essential: 2810 8694 or e-mail

11 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Many ways to get over the dark days

WHEN MARGARET DUBAY Mikus - author of the book As Easy As Breathing, the story of her struggle and triumph over cancer - was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, her first reaction was one of fear.

She had just recovered from multiple sclerosis the year before and felt betrayed and abandoned by the news, calling it 'the dark night of her soul'.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hands-on approach

HEALING BY HANDS has been going on for centuries. But how do you tell a charlatan from the real thing?

One way is to eschew all the new age therapies that seem driven more by enthusiasm than science and try something that's been around the block enough times to suggest it might have some substance behind the hype.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am