June 18th, 2014 • Posted by Atlantis Health Network • Permalink
Our lives are forever digital now. We shout out our accomplishments online before picking up the phone to tell people our good news. While social media offers an easy way to update your friends and family about your upcoming nuptials, you might want to think twice before creating a tweet or a status update. Here are a few things you should consider:
For the older generation, this kind of news should be shared face-to-face. If that's not an option, you should call them. If you blurt your wedding news online too soon, you're bound to hurt a few feelings. Be sure to tell those closest to you before making your online announcement.
Don't offer dates
It's one thing to say you're getting married, but you shouldn't post dates online. Remember, it's not just your friends who are trolling social media pages. You don't want to let a would-be burglar know when you won't be at home. Keep the dates of your honeymoon off social media sites too.
Every phone has a camera on it, so if you don't want a picture of your drunk sister-in-law to end up in an online photo album, you'll want to police your social media page after the celebration is over. If you don't want pictures posted online, ask your friends to refrain from posting them.
There is a lot to think about during wedding planning. Allow us to ease the tension with a relaxing massage. You deserve it. Call and make your appointment today.
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June 2nd, 2014 • Posted by Atlantis Health Network • Permalink
Body tissue holds trauma - not just physical injury, but
also emotional and mental trauma. By gently releasing tension, and soothing
away muscular aches and pains, our massage therapists can also help you to
release your past, and move forward. The body stores all of our memories, and it's tied to the limbic system
in the brain where emotions are stored. We're physically
manipulating the tissue and that's what causes the release. With over 2,000 types of massages available, it's important to know which type
is right for you. Here's an overview of the most popular forms of massage, and
what they can do:
- Swedish Massage
Known for long, flowing strokes that help to improve the
circulation, which in turn helps the whole body system. People often think of
it as relaxation massage, but it also can be therapeutic.
- Deep Tissue Massage
Our therapist contacts the muscles and works them
effectively to release tension and trauma.
- Pregnancy Massage
Pillows prop up the woman, who is most likely going to be
lying on her side. The pressure is kept light, while gearing
toward relaxation and relief of low back and leg pain.
- Sports Massage
This type of massage varies depending on the athlete's stage of
training. The athlete needs to discuss whether they're
getting ready for a competition, in between competitions, or fresh from an
event. For each stage the approach will differ.
- Cranial Sacral
Although this is a very light-touch work centered on the skull
and the sacrum, it also reaches deep into the body's memories. It's
particularly useful for head injuries or whiplash.
"I was working on a client's right lower leg just below the knee, and it was
quite intense for her," Fisher recalled. "As we worked deeper into the tissue,
all of a sudden she started to have a tear, and a few more tears, and then she
said: ‘who would have thought I would have an emotional release with that
"So it can be as simple as that, to something that's more profound."
At the beginning of your session, our therapist will explain what they're going
to do, and answer your questions, as well as take a medical history. The
therapist's job is to ensure you're comfortable. You may remove as few clothes as you wish, depending on your comfort level and
the techniques described by the therapist.
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If you have allergies, ask in advance whether you can bring your own lotions or
oils. Each therapist is different and you have the right to stop a session, to ask for more or less of a
movement, to chat, or to ask for quiet. Our therapists will give you a relaxing and nourishing
experience -- a mini-vacation helpful during times of stress, healing and as an
integral part of your self-care routine.
May 14th, 2014 • Posted by Atlantis Health Network • Permalink
If you deal with migraines, you'll likely try anything to calm the pain. Migraines can be debilitating, leaving you in a dark bedroom hoping the pain subsides. In addition to migraine medication, self-massage can reduce the pain. Here's a look at a few do-it-yourself massage techniques to relieve the pressure:
Pinch the bridge of your nose
Using your thumb and index fingers as pinchers, grab the bridge of your nose and apply firm pressure for ten seconds. Release the pressure and repeat this process up to five times.
Massage your temple
Using the pads of your index and middle finger gently massage your temples in a circular motion. Start with light pressure and gradually increase it. Keep the circles small and work slowly.
Stretch and massage your neck
Take a few minutes to stretch the muscles in your neck. Afterwards, start massaging your neck at the base of your shoulders and work up towards the base of your skull. Work slowly in circular motions and increase pressure gradually.
For some migraine sufferers, getting a routine massage helps prevent attacks. Talk with your doctor about adding massage therapy to your treatment plan.
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