Ep28 - Mastic, Mastiha, Mummies and Massage with Aristea Zougri of Althea Massage Therapy and Yoga

Tears of Chios, mastic, mastiha - in saucer by potter  Hadrian Mendoza  and on  Pattern Design book  by  Elisabeth Wilhide

Tears of Chios, mastic, mastiha - in saucer by potter Hadrian Mendoza and on Pattern Design book by Elisabeth Wilhide

The first written evidence to the healing properties of mastic comes from first-century Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides in his book De Materia Medica.

The first written evidence to the healing properties of mastic comes from first-century Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides in his book De Materia Medica.

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“Harvesting mastic. Drawing by Emile Bayard, after M. Testevuide's sketch.”

“Harvesting mastic. Drawing by Emile Bayard, after M. Testevuide's sketch.”

Les Misérables illustration by Émile Bayard

Les Misérables illustration by Émile Bayard

Les Misérables playbill based on Émile Bayard illustration

Les Misérables playbill based on Émile Bayard illustration

Lentisco (Mastic tree) by  Elisabetta Duminuco  (born Venice 1963 -) (IG:  duminucoelisabetta ) from  Saatchi Art  Oil on canvas 70 x 120 x 6 cm (27.6 x 47.2 x 2.4 in)

Lentisco (Mastic tree) by Elisabetta Duminuco (born Venice 1963 -) (IG: duminucoelisabetta) from Saatchi Art
Oil on canvas 70 x 120 x 6 cm (27.6 x 47.2 x 2.4 in)

Clémentine Bal  (born Paris 1979 - ), Ochtonalba à l’enfant (Polystyrene, resin, mastic, metal, peint, gold leaf) H : 95 cm  (IG: Clementine Bal)

Clémentine Bal (born Paris 1979 - ), Ochtonalba à l’enfant (Polystyrene, resin, mastic, metal, peint, gold leaf)
H : 95 cm (IG: Clementine Bal)

Links to some creative friends Aristea mentions on the podcast:

Soma Soaps

Greg Papagrigoriou - visual artist / graphic designer / calligraphy and half of blaqk_2 - Visual artists, graphic designers based in Athens, Greece - + designer of Althea website
(IG - greg_papagrigoriou)

Tim Parker - Web Developer, Designer, DJ and host of You'll Soon Know, the monthly radio programme on NTS - designed Althea Massage body oil labels

Goldie - all around legend + Yogangsters (IG: yogangsters) - (IG: mrgoldie)

Catie Foroughi - Catie is an organic vegan Yoga Coach and trained Yoga Therapist who's core approach is anything is possible! Cyoga (IG: cyoga1ove)

St Hilda’s East Community Centre - for more details on the weekly Tuesday yoga class go to Althea Massage and Yoga Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram

Houghton Festival - A celebration of art and music in the Norfolk countryside

Soul Circus - A wellbeing festival where music, yoga and holistic therapies meets glittery, festival antics and after parties. Stretch out in yoga tipis and lush Gloucestershire countryside by day and dance under the stars by night!

Aristea, her sister and cousin making trahanas with their Grandma

Aristea, her sister and cousin making trahanas with their Grandma