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When I begin to feel particularly blue, I’ll make a beeline for the freezer and pull out an ice pack, hold it in my hand, and I will notice its calming effect. It’s almost as though my brain can’t process both the feeling of cold and the feeling of depression at the same time.
This is the process I went through in order to schedule an hour-long massage that seemed safest during a pandemic: outdoors (to avoid contaminated air), in a massage chair (thus facing away from the therapist for the majority of the time), with both of us wearing masks.
We’re going out less and sitting too much. And our bodies are paying the price.
This kind of functional exercise is said to recruit a greater number of muscles than traditional weight training while also stimulating the central nervous system.
When I move, it is with purpose: To get stronger, to get leaner, to get somewhere, and to get there now. So to think I might try walking intentionally—as slow as humanly possible, barefoot, and without a destination in mind—is almost laughable. Yet I do it sometimes.
I need a test. My husband needs a test. Thousands of Georgians need tests. And we’re not getting them.
The gyms are closed but the internet is open for your workout needs. Here are some local studios who are offering online workouts and classes, both for free and with the purchase of memberships.
Do I need a mask? Does hand sanitizer work? How much will it cost me to get tested? All of your COVID-19 questions, answered.
Using a soft touch no greater than five grams, the therapist places a palm or fingers on certain points on the body, reportedly helping to unlock the flow of energy and release trauma that is stored at a cellular level. Here's what happened when I went to try it at Atlanta CranioSacral Therapy in Buckhead.
Our culture loves pregnant women, but once the baby is born, all that attention disappears. Postpartum support groups can be helpful for lonely parents seeking advice and camaraderie, but finding them can be difficult.