What is it?Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am
Bouncing a yellow ball, Kei runs around to catch the attention of Fat Fat the pug. The bubbly 17-year-old giggles at the way the dog moves and it's hard to picture him as a disgruntled youth who stayed at home all day and shut himself off from the world a year ago.18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Music therapist Ivory Chan Yuen-man, who specialises in treating children with special needs, believes that music has healing powers.
'Music therapy is interactive. I try to get clients to be involved in music games or play an instrument in order to stimulate them and bring therapeutic results,' Chan says.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
Warm and unconditional love is a wonderful thing, but sadly missing in the lives of millions. By simply extending a healing paw, hoof or claw - companion animals can reach out to the lonely, infirm and vulnerable and help them heal.
This type of help is called animal therapy, or pet therapy.11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Most people dream of travelling like a rock star, but those who want to have to fork out a US$100,000 member's deposit to Asia Jet, which has a 10-seat Gulfstream G200 aircraft ready to go.
The G200 features leather sofas and an inflight menu to die for from the Peninsula hotel, of course, and there are no queues for boarding or worries about losing your luggage.14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
A growing number of international resorts and travel companies are offering women-only travel itineraries. The tours, designed for two or more women or family members, usually include activities such as spa treatments, shopping excursions, and cultural or craft-centre visits.2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Liz Murrihy of the Women's Forum is on the prowl for men again. The social and business networking group is set to organise another of its popular bachelor auctions for spring and Murrihy is lining up hot hunks. However, she's not looking for self-promoting guys to apply directly. Instead, she prefers the chosen few to be referrals from other women.8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Four Seasons Resort
Provence, France6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Requirements: As a spa therapist, you have to have very hands-on contact with people, so you have to be comfortable with that and with people in general.
It's not just a job for women as many people think. Men can be spa therapists too.30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
THE PENINSULA3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
As client service manager at Eight Custom Media, Ellis Tsang ensures that writers, editors, designers and web producers convey the final message and are on the same page23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Director of a luxury spa enjoys helping people turn from 'an ugly duckling into a swan'26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Caudalie trainer Nathalie Ohana gives her tips for looking in top condition.
'There's a tradition in France called a grape cure, which involves eating only grapes for 10 days with unlimited water and tea. If you do it once a year it's said to lighten your skin ... [and] help cleanse you. It is hard to eat only grapes though.25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
A new form of therapy which combines art and technology helps mentally or physically abused children overcome their fears and lead a normal life again.
Traditionally, psychological therapy involves different artistic mediums, such as drawings. But the Smart Ambience Therapy (SAT) is different.12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Phase 1: Assessment and rapport-building
Let the children warm up and be more active. Encourage them to build up their confidence in the art therapists and SAT.
Activity: Ribbon Dancing
Phase 2: Addressing issues around abuse
Let the therapists know about the children's problems or abuse.12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am