Don’t Forget SPF!

Most of us probably grew up hearing about the importance of sunscreen but many still do not wear it. Soaking up a little sun is good for your overall well-being but too much of a good thing can be bad too. There are two types of harmful UV rays: UVA and UVB – both can cause damage to your skin.

UVA rays cause premature aging while UVB rays cause sunburns. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is generally recommended for everyday usage. 

Sunscreen should be included in everyone’s daily routine. 

Here are 5 reasons why sunscreen is important and why you should apply it everyday.

Skin cancer prevention

The UV rays radiated from the sun are carcinogenic so sunscreens are essential to prevent the formation of skin cancers. There are three types of skin cancers, namely squamous cell skin cancer, basal cell skin cancer, and melanoma. Melanoma can be lethal if left untreated. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers affecting Malaysians so do make it a habit to wear sunscreen every day before going outdoors.  

Prevent premature ageing

Another common condition caused by excessive exposure to the sun is premature aging. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays breaks down the skin’s elastin and collagen, thus causing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Regular sunscreen usage will ensure that you stay youthful and radiant. 

Sunscreen is important for all skin types

Absolutely no one should forgo sunscreen application, regardless of skin colour or type. Yes, people with lighter complexions are more susceptible to skin cancers but this does not mean that people with darker complexions are immune. Sun damage is cumulative so it is important to take early preventative measures by wearing sunscreen daily. 

Sunscreen evens your skin tone 

In addition to causing wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage also causes discolouration and pigmentation to your skin. Sunscreen is an effective tool to help prevent discolouration and brown spots from forming. Spare your skin and start slathering on that sunscreen because discolouration is stubborn and difficult to get rid of. Besides, sunscreen does help to reduce the appearance of facial redness and blotches.

The ozone layer is depleting 

The ozone layer acts as a natural sun shield for the earth as it absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiation. However, the ozone layer is slowly depleting so sunscreen should be used for added protection to combat destructive UV rays.      

Frankly, the benefits of wearing sunscreen are endless. There is a wide variety of sunscreens out there for every skin type so get yourself some SPF today (and if you still don’t, what are you doing?).

Trust us, your skin will thank you in the long run. 

‘Which is more effective?’

Having body hair is a normal and natural occurrence but most people, especially women, choose to get rid of it due to hygiene or aesthetic purposes. 

There is a wide array of hair removal methods that one can use, including shaving, plucking, waxing, and laser hair removal among others.

While shaving and plucking are easier and more accessible, many opt to go for waxing and laser hair removal for longer-lasting results. 

In recent years, laser hair removal has become a more sought-after option to get rid of body hair because of its many benefits. 

Laser hair removal is a technique whereby pulses of laser light are aimed at a particular area of the body to remove the hair. With the Soft Light technology, our Permanent Hair Removal S-Light service is effective enough to even detect hair on darker skin tones and pale-coloured hair. 

1. Pain level

Laser hair removal is also considerably less painful compared to waxing. Waxing is definitely much more painful because hair is physically ripped off the skin using hot wax, whereas laser treatments only cause minimal discomfort. 

2. Side effects

The Permanent Hair Removal S-Light treatment is also completely safe and poses no side effects. Laser hair treatment is more efficient for a smoother hair removal process compared to waxing because waxing often causes ingrown hairs and is also time consuming. With laser hair removal, unwanted hair follicles will be completely destroyed, thus preventing the formation of ingrown hairs. 

3. Price point

Laser hair removal is a more cost-effective treatment as it guarantees better results in the long run compared to the waxing method. 

That being said,  feel free to book an appointment with Danai Divine Advanced Aesthetics today! 

A Meridian massage is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

The massage stimulates the acupressure points using various techniques to help clear any blockage and balance the flow of qi & blood in the meridians. 

Meridians are like rivers, carrying the flow of energy (Qi) just like a river carries the flow of water to different destinations in a specific direction. 

These meridian pathways work by distributing energy, nutrients, and blood across the body in just about the same way as the circulatory system. 

There are 12 major meridians in a body and these meridian lines are all connected to major organs.

There are 12 meridians in a body and these meridian lines are all connected to major organs.

The 12 Major Meridians

Lung Meridian

The lung meridian controls how energy is consumed and impacts the respiratory system.

Large Intestine Meridian

The large intestine meridian regulates the processing and extraction of water from waste. 

Stomach Meridian

The stomach meridian regulates the extraction of nutrients from food, nutrient distribution to the intestines and spleen, and the overall digestion of food. 

Heart Meridian

The heart meridian regulates the circulation of blood to all organs. 

Small Intestine Meridian

The small intestine meridian is responsible for digestion, water absorption, nutrient absorption, and bowel functions. 

Bladder Meridian

The bladder meridian regulates the removal of the toxins from the body. 

Kidney Meridian

The kidney meridian regulates the reproductive system, testosterone levels, produces bone marrow and blood. 

Pericardium Meridian

The pericardium meridian regulates the energy (Qi) that surrounds the heart, protects the heart, ensuring proper function and emotional balance. 

Triple Warmer Meridian

The triple warmer meridian regulates the metabolism of the body and promotes general wellness.

Gall Bladder Meridian

The gall bladder meridian regulates the removal and storage of toxins that are produced by the liver. 

Liver Meridian

The liver meridian regulates the female reproductive system, circulation of energy, and maintains the flexibility of the ligaments and the tendons.

Eventually, these internal meridians will come to the surface of the skin, where it becomes external.

Acupoints are located on the external pathways.

Hence, if there is an issue with a particular channel or organ, these problems can be addressed by treating various points. 

When these pressure points are being stimulated, it activates a series of networks along the meridian.

This activation is what then carries the effect of the massage from one end of the body to another providing the desired healing effect.

Getting a Meridian massage can definitely help to re-balance your system and enhance your overall health.⁣⁣

Danai Spa has come a long way over the last few years. Since its inception, Danai Spa has been inspired to make wellness a seamless experience for those who prioritise their wellbeing.

Our goal is to become a top-of-mind global wellness brand and to focus much more on creating great customer experiences.

It is a daring statement. 

Hence, we are constantly striving to  innovate and improve the Danai Spa experience.

The New Danai

Ever since the business started 20 years ago, Danai Spa (Crigen Resources Sdn Bhd) has slowly expanded and introduced a range of brands – from Danai Spa to Danai Divine Aesthetics, Danai Zenflow, Danai Medi-wellness, La’gent, and Nikmas.

As a result, Danai Spa has become a Top 3 SPA Wellness Centre in Malaysia accredited by Tripadvisor for 3 years in a row. The achievement sparked our interest in a change to mirror the growth and transformation of our business. 

From Danai Spa to Danai Wellness.

Our new identity, Danai Wellness, acts as a corporate umbrella carrying all the brands that we have developed over the last few years. Danai Wellness has been designed to satisfy all the existing expectations of what our mission is while simultaneously moving the brand forward, bringing extraordinary healing and restorative experiences to our clients.

Each and every single one of our brands bear their own identities and are powerful in their purpose.

Introducing Our Brands Under Danai Wellness

Danai Spa

A luxurious leisure, where you will experience therapeutic massages tailored to your body’s needs. Our spa’s ambience brings you the ideal space for relaxation. Pampering spa supplies such as massage oils, body exfoliation, bath soaks and wraps will release physical tension and leave you in a mental state of clarity. Danai Spa is designed to take care of your physical and mental needs at a spa retreat like never before.

Danai Divine Aesthetics

At Danai Divine Advanced Aesthetics, we are passionate about making you feel beautiful by delivering top-notch beauty services tailored for you. We are well-equipped with technology from Europe and Korea such as OPT, S-LIGHT, HIFU, CARDX LASER, DERMEDICS, CRYOSLIM FREEZE and CAVITATION.

Danai Zenflow

Danai Zenflow is designed to strengthen your well-being by restoring the physical, mental, spiritual realms, and relieving tension associated with stress. 

We aim to enhance your general health and help you recover from sustained injuries with our Meridian Zenflow Therapy.

Danai Medi-Wellness Centre

Danai Medi-Wellness Centre focuses on anti-aging treatments and offers non-surgical treatments that are performed only at a doctor’s practice. The treatment aims to improve general well-being and enhance health prevention. Danai Medi-Wellness Centre prioritises patients’ motivation to lead a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

La’gent by Danai

At La’gent, we provide our customers with seasonal trending cuts and latest styling techniques. Our brand is well-equipped to help you live your day-to-day with confidence blooming from within. La’gent’s modern and stylish hair grooming services consist of hair styling, haircuts, hair colour, highlights, extensions and effective keratin treatments. 

Nikmas

Danai Wellness is an inclusive brand that stands with wellness being made for everyone. Hence, our brand has dedicated a chain-store for our Muslim guests that offers a deluxe spa experience that covers a wide range of halal advanced aesthetic services.  

Last but not least, we want to thank all of our beloved customers that made us even better by giving us suggestions, feedback, sometimes criticisms and most importantly, supporting us in every way possible. 

Danai Wellness would not be here today without all of you. 

Our promise to you is that Danai Wellness will fully commit to improving the wellbeing of everyone through one-of-a-kind experiences.

Being confident in one’s self-image is not as easy as it seems. With the prevalence of body image “ideals” projected on every media platform, it is difficult for us to escape. Our inherent need to compare ourselves to others and the ever-evolving societal beauty standards also make it tough to be confident in our body image. That being said, it is not impossible for us to build our body confidence. The sooner we get on that, the sooner we will get to improve our mental and physical wellbeing.  

Here are 5 tips that will help boost your body confidence: 

Redirect your focus

Despite having hectic lifestyles, we all need to practise having a healthy and balanced exercise routine. Be it having a gym subscription, playing group sports or even partaking in Youtube workout challenges at home, any form of exercise is beneficial for you. Many people have this perception that the sole purpose of working out is to attain their ideal body shape in a short period of time and when that doesn’t happen, most tend to give up.

Yes, continuous workouts may help you achieve that but that’s not all there is to it. This is why you may need to redirect your focus when you exercise. Instead of focusing solely on achieving results, you should focus on how exercising makes you feel. This way, you will grow to love and enjoy exercising even more which will result in long-term results. 

Surround yourself with positive people

It is true what people say about how positivity brings about more positivity. We tend to pick up energy from the people around us so if we surround ourselves with positive people, we will learn to have a more positive and happy outlook on life. It is important to choose your circle of friends wisely. If you feel that the people around you are negative and constantly bring you down, it’s probably time to reconsider the relationship. You should invest in the people who love you, not those who scrutinise your every little detail. Positive people can also influence us to become better versions of ourselves.

Broaden your expertise

Have you been eyeing that lemon meringue recipe? Interested in picking up a new musical instrument? Or even volunteering at your nearest animal shelter? Well, now is the time to start getting into that. Find something that piques your interest and learn something new and exciting over the weekend. Finding a hobby that you enjoy can be really beneficial to your life and  it has been proven that hobbies are instrumental in relieving stress. Through hobbies, you get to feed yourself with new experiences while also doing something productive during your leisure time. People who partake in hobbies are also often happier and have a better sense of belonging thus, increasing their self-confidence. 

Express yourself

Most people have had doubts about their self-image at one point in their lives. It is normal and can be considered a part of life. However, if this behaviour prolongs, it can be mentally taxing. One of the ways to boost your body confidence is to express yourself. Find someone trustworthy to talk to. It is important to talk about self-esteem issues and how it is affecting you to someone you trust, whether it is to a family member, friend, a significant other, or your therapist. Finding the right person to have a heart-to-heart can significantly improve your confidence and life.

Adopt affirmations

Another way to boost your body confidence is to adopt positive affirmations. One way you can start doing that is by saying positive things to yourself in the mirror everyday. Think about all your favourite attributes and start complimenting yourself. When you start doing this, you will learn to appreciate and love your body even. It may be weird when you start but positive affirmations can have a lasting effect on your outlook and confidence.

A healthy blood circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system, is vital to one’s well-being. This system consists of the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries which transport oxygenated blood and nutrients to all parts of the body.

To attain cardiovascular well-being, External Counterpulsation (ECP) treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs, and buttocks. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat and increase blood flow to the heart. With ECP enhancing your blood circulatory system, heart-related problems can be avoided.

Chest pain, also known as angina, can be relieved with ECP. The heart muscle is able to acquire sufficient blood flow which directly translates to adequate oxygen levels. With low oxygen levels in the heart, the heart still may be able to function. However, you may experience angina (chest pain) whenever you carry out vigorous activities that demand a higher amount of oxygen as your heart is being exerted.

A common cardiovascular condition such as high blood pressure can also be avoided using ECP as the inflatable cuffs that inflate and deflate help with regulating blood flow which regulates blood pressure. High blood pressure shouldn’t be taken lightly as it can eventually damage your heart, blood vessels, and organs.

In addition, ECP can also help prevent a heart attack as well as stroke. A heart attack often occurs when the oxygen demand exceeds oxygen supply. However, ECP increases blood flow to the heart to boost oxygen supply and therefore reduces the risk of getting a heart attack. Likewise, ECP aids in supplying oxygen through the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain to lower your risk of having a stroke.

Understanding the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases is an important step to take to prevent yourself, or your loved ones, from becoming a statistic of the disease. To learn more about the many benefits and uses of ECP Treatment, contact us here.  

What is the Meridian System? 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that every individual has a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi, Blood, and Body Fluid throughout the entire body. This internal distribution is known as the Meridian System and it makes up a giant web, linking different areas of the body together. 

Like the flow of river water in nature, the Meridians provide pathways for Qi (vital energy) to flow through. These pathways allow the circulation of energy, nutrients, and blood throughout the body. 

What is Meridian Zenflow Therapy?

Meridian Zenflow Therapy is one of Danai Wellness’ services. The Meridian Zenflow Therapy is a massage that focuses on massaging the meridian points on the body. The massage consists of long flowing strokes along the meridians interspersed with precise pressure at the points of acupressure.

The man’s hands massaging – palm Acupuncture concept

Our massage promotes blood circulation, stimulates lymphatic movement and also detoxifies the body. This can result in a boost in metabolism and immune system while also improving sleep. 

How does Meridian Zenflow Therapy work?

Our massage is usually carried out using a proprietary and specialised Zenflow Magnetic Qi-Trident tool alongside a combination of different types of Traditional Chinese Medicine, essential oils and acupressure. 

Benefits of Meridian Zenflow Therapy

This wellness massage is designed to promote blood circulation and also boost immunity. Besides, the massage can also aid digestion and relieve constipation. The Meridian Zenflow Therapy also helps to reduce pain and tension and promote better sleep. Last but not least, this therapy is also essential to balance and regulate the body’s energy system. 

If you are curious to know more about our Meridian Zenflow Therapy and its abilities to improve your general wellbeing, do not hesitate to contact us or visit us at any of our branches. 

External Counter Pulsation, or more commonly known as ECP, is a non-invasive treatment used to decrease the intensity and number of angina episodes. 

Approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and FDA, this non-surgical treatment is easy, safe and painless that provides long lasting results.

1.  How it is done

ECP treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs applied around the buttocks, upper legs and lower legs.

The cuffs around these parts continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat. This is to increase the blood returning to the heart which helps provide more oxygen to its starved areas.

2. Benefits of ECP treatment

People undergoing the ECP treatment will definitely notice numerous benefits after undergoing the treatments. Among the benefits are an increase in oxygen supply for the heart and a decrease in chest pains. 

Other benefits from the ECP treatment are an improved EKG response to exercise and also increase in energy and exercise duration. 

3.  Who is eligible for ECP treatment?

However, not everyone is eligible for ECP treatment. Individuals are only eligible if they have had coronary artery bypass (CABG) or stents placed in the coronary arteries with ongoing angina. 

Individuals who have not had prior bypass or stenting but are suffering from angina are also qualified for treatment. 

For anyone looking for a non-invasive procedure to treat chest pains, look no further. Danai Wellness provides ECP treatment for those seeking to improve their health.

Beauty trends are evolving.

However, the one thing consistent with beauty trends is that it is heavily focused on outer beauty. Due to the current global health crisis, beauty trends have been redefined. The pandemic has everyone well-informed and cautious about their health.

The global health crisis that we are facing brings an evolutionary beauty trend that focuses on inner well-being. People are wanting to treat their body and mind right to sustain a healthy lifestyle which will be reflected in their everyday appearance. Beauty today is the glow from within that is achieved by embracing wellness and making it a top priority in our daily routine. 

Here are some ways through which you can incorporate wellness to glow from within:

  1. Eat A Well-Balanced Diet

Nutrient-dense eating is vital for healthy living. The food you eat today may either strengthen or weaken your immune system. Besides fighting off viruses, a well-balanced diet with antioxidant-rich foods will ultimately be reflected in our outer beauty by enhancing skin clarity, hair and nail growth.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Up to 60% of an adult body is made of water. Water is essential in maintaining a healthy body as it helps our organs carry out its day-to-day functions. Water also aids in reducing sugar cravings, migraine, bladder infections and helps in the filtration processes of the liver and kidneys, which is necessary for a healthy and glowy outer appearance.

  1. Detach From The Real World.

The real world can be mentally exhausting; try detaching from all your thoughts and worries by doing mindful activities. Mindful activities such as reading a book, immersing yourself in a movie, or practicing yoga can help take care of your mental health, which will eventually make you a happier person. 

  1. Boost Your Immune System
Physical therapist doing massage of male’s shoulder

Getting a massage such as the Meridian Zenflow Therapy or Ayurvedic Massage can help with blood circulation, which gives you a flushed, glowy look. These massages also help with relieving stress and enhancing mental well-being.

Beauty today is not centred around on what you put on your face or how you dress yourself up.

It is about what you consume and what you do to take care of your physical and mental well-being, which will eventually show on the outside. 

Who doesn’t love massages?

Let’s get a little more specific since there are tonnes of massage techniques and they are all significantly different.

What kind of messages are you interested in?

Could it be an aromatherapy massage or something a little more intense like the deep tissue massage? Or are you up to something you have heard of but have never tried before?

Like the Ayurvedic massage.

The Origin of Ayurveda.

Before we get into what the Ayurvedic massage is, we must understand its origin.

Ayurveda, or the ‘knowledge of life’, is a traditional Indian medicine that persists in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka for more than 5,000 years.

Ayurveda is a health and healing system that focuses on mental-body balance and prevention of illness of health using a variety of natural guidelines, remedies, recipes, and practices. The word Ayurveda is pronounced as ‘aye-your-VAY-duh’, and the word itself originates from the Sanskrit ayur, meaning “life,” and Veda, meaning “knowledge.” 

Ayurveda is now embraced worldwide, with a growing popularity in spas as clients continue to seek natural ways to improve their health and happiness.

Understanding Doshas and Chakras

Mindful woman meditating with crystals in a lotus position at home. Quartz crystal chakra wand in hands

The elements of life (earth, water, fire, air and ether) in Ayurvedic theory can be divided into qualities called “doshas,” which express the physical, emotional, and mental characteristics of an individual. Every one of us has three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) within us. However, there is usually one dosha that dominates us, whereas at times there could be a cross of two doshas.

Vata is the energy of movement in the body. It aids circulation, walking, elimination, breathing and activates our nervous system. Those who are dominated by Vata have a slender body type and are quick, efficient and flexible. They love experiencing new things and are creative. When an imbalance of Vata happens, having dry skin, digestive issues and experiencing weight loss, anxiety, insomnia, constipation, hypertension, arthritis, fatigue and restlessness are common.

Pitta is the energy of transformation. It is associated with metabolism, digestion, and energy production. Those who have a dominant Pitta will experience high metabolism, sex drive and have a fiery energy within them. They are intellectual, have good focus on current projects and are outspoken. When this Pitta becomes imbalanced, it would result in skin rashes, irritability, peptic ulcers, heartburn and excessive body heat. 

Kapha is the energy of lubrication and structure. It forms bodily components such as fats and tissue that provide body structure.Those who are Kapha-dominant are nurturing, compassionate, patient, fertile and loyal. When imbalanced, these individuals face weight gain, can become lethargic and have sinus problems.

One of the main Ayurvedic elements of wellness are chakras, or energy systems, as some may call it. The seven chakras that exist are the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root.

These chakras extend from the top of the head to the tailbone, each corresponding to targeted physical, mental or spiritual well-being regions.

As for enthusiasts of Ayurveda, they believe that blocked chakras can lead to all kinds of illnesses, so people need to try to keep their energy flowing at all times.

What is an Ayurvedic massage?

A personalised treatment that combines essential oils, usually infused with herbs, with non-traditional massages that fits the needs of an individual.

The focus in an Ayurvedic massage is on the energy points of the body, rather than on the joints and muscles. Ayurvedic massage is often considered as an “oil massage” because of how much it depends on the warm herbal essential oils that fit the needs and doshas of an individual.

The Benefits of an Ayurvedic massage.

Woman gets four hands Indian oil massage on her foots and legs. Manual alternative therapy for female wellness beauty relaxation and skin.

An Ayurvedic massage promotes physical benefits such as releasing muscle tension, having a calming effect on the brain and body, and providing nourishment for the skin.

Besides, the massage serves not only to relieve pain but also acts as preventive medicine that increases circulation, stimulates and strengthens the lymphatic system, and opens the flow of life force in order to cleanse and revitalise the body. 

Moreover, essential oils used in Ayurvedic massages are extremely nourishing and detoxifying, helping to prevent ageing as it moisturises the skin so that it stays soft and smooth.

Where to get an Ayurvedic massage?

You are in luck! You don’t have to travel all the way to India to get an Ayurvedic massage. There are several spas in Malaysia that offer these specialised treatments, but do make sure that you are under the hands of a trained therapist that is trained specifically for Ayurvedic massage. 

You wouldn’t want to hurt yourself after a massage session, would you?

Nonetheless, Danai Spa in Penang offers Ayurvedic massage which helps restore the balance of the doshas, boost your immune system, and of course, enhance overall wellbeing and longevity.