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Avoid Online Wedding Conversation

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:

Hurt feelings

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.

Picture craze

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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Which Massage is Best For You?

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 area?'
"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.
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.

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Massage Techniques that Relieve Migraine Pain

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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