Face Masks

· April 12 



The National Department of Health has recommended that South Africans wear CLOTH face masks when out in public as a means to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize stressed that using three layers of cloth are important.

With this being said, hand washing and social distancing remain top priority when taking preventative measures.
-The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa (2020).

#COVID19 #LockDown #AHPCSA #Masks4All

How to make a mask:

A cloth mask can be made in any non- industrial or domestic setup, and is relatively simple to make. There are many videos on YouTube demonstrating a step by step guide on how to make a cloth mask with varying design.

The following is the Western Cape Government approved cloth mask standard:

A cloth mask typically comprises square pieces of cloth with three pleats that can cover the face from ABOVE the nose to BELOW the chin and almost up to the ears.


Outer layers: Two layers, an inner  and outer surface of  the mask:

  • Made from thick weave cotton like denim, calico or upholstery cotton fabric that can be easily washed
  • Comprising two different patterns on the cloth – if possible – to distinguish between inside and outside of the cloth mask

Inner layers: Two layers of ordinary cotton typically used for linen:

  • If possible – between the two inner cotton layers – a laminate breathable layer of non- woven fabric which is washable at high temperatures – or if you don’t have that, something like a jacket lining inner.
  • Strings or straps which can be tied behind the head.

Sports Massage

Sports massage earns its name from targeting injuries that are specific to sports, whereas deep tissue massage is more specifically focused on chronic muscle tension and stress reduction. Knowing when to apply which technique is important for getting the best results.

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma.

The benefits are:
💥increased range of motion.
💥decreased injury potential.
💥increased circulation.
💥increased cellular metabolism.
💥Increased flexibility.
💥Increased sense of well-being.
💥Decreased muscle tension.
💥Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
💥Decreased muscle spasms
💥Better sleep

Massage has so many wonderful benefits and this list must be making you wonder when lockdown will be done so you can see your favorite therapist or find a great therapist!☺️👍

To find a Allied Health registered therapeutic massage therapist near you with the knowledge and experience to know when you need a sports massage or a deep tissue massage, to really assess where you body is at, to listen to your injury experience and history then go to our website to find a therapist near you


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#MassageForWellness #injuryprevention #insafehands #painmanagement #musclerecovery #sportsperformance

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