What is the difference between a Swedish and a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue and Swedish massage vary in several ways; however, both can be very helpful and relaxing. Swedish is a lighter pressure massage that typically has long and superficial gliding strokes. Swedish is great for relaxation and tension relief and typically only involves the tissue above the muscles. Deep tissue massage involves more firm pressure and addresses the connective tissue, muscles, and tendons. The goal is to relieve muscle pain, lengthen muscles, treat injuries, and also decrease tension. Combining both techniques to accommodate the client’s needs creates the optimum experience. The benefit of both is that you can receive the therapeutic fix and the “hurts so good” relief of a deep tissue massage, while also enjoying the relaxing and soothing effects of Swedish massage. These techniques increase circulation and aid in lymphatic drainage.
What are the latest building trends in the industry?
The growth of technology has completely reshaped the construction industry. Technology is constantly being used to improve communications from field to owner and to improve productivity, safety, and accuracy. Customers want to have information on demand and deserve to have integrated state-of-the-art technology to reduce errors, increase delivery time, and provide information to the construction teams in real-time. As design technology increases in capabilities, the need to disseminate information in real-time to the field is essential. One solution is having tablets/laptops so design changes are instantaneous. With this technology,
project teams are able to provide better service to customers. Similarly, smartphones have improved project collaboration by allowing teams to communicate immediately versus an in-person meeting. This ensures that issues on the jobsite get resolved quickly and effectively and that every stakeholder can provide input and be updated in real-time of the progress and status of projects.
How do I determine if it’s the right time to consider in-home care for a senior?
There are some important questions and a “checklist” to go over to see how your senior is functioning in their day-to-day routine. Some important things to look out for are: have they suffered a recent emotional or medical crisis; have they stopped attending social activities; are they neglecting their personal hygiene, fallen recently, lost weight, taken too much or too little medicine; and do they have trouble remembering people/events. If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to consider in-home care options. The goal should be to maintain a person’s independence and dignity in their own home and ensure that seniors are involved in their own care and are able to participate as much as they can.
Does having the right office chair affect my health?
Absolutely. A work chair is an interactive object that responds to your movements throughout the workday. Your chair should be designed to support the range of postures and work styles typical of today’s workplace. Some factors to decide if you need a new office chair include: 1) If you are in pain, you need a new chair; 2) If a chair looks worn out, it is worn out; 3) If your current chair doesn’t facilitate good posture and/or offers little to no lumbar support, you need one that does. A good desk chair should have a backrest that is adjustable and follows the shape of your spine. Your feet should rest comfortably on the floor. Arm rests should be close to the body and allow the shoulders to relax. Furnish your office with the best ergonomic chair you can afford. Your back will thank you.
What is the most important question to ask your contractor?
One of the most important questions to ask your contractor is what their core values and beliefs are as a company. When your values and vision align with those of your contractor, it will not only help to ensure that there is an efficient team working on your project, but will also help the project run more smoothly and successfully.
How young is too young to crate train a puppy, and does crate training work?
Crate training starts the day you pick up your puppy and is intended as a positive experience. You want your puppy to like its private den. Make it a pleasurable learning process. Start by placing the crate where the dog can rest or nap. Placing blankets, beds, and toys in the crate will help with the enjoyment of being in the crate. Never use the crate as a form of punishment. You don’t want your puppy to associate the crate with negative feelings. You can use a crate for babysitting when you are distracted or away from the house for a short time; settling a dog when taking it on vacation; a potty training teaching tool; and transporting. Teaching a dog to tolerate a crate will also help with vet or boarding kennel stays. When you crate train a dog successfully, you will have a much happier dog.
What are indicators that my parents need help at home?
Here are some signs that your loved one may be ready for home care: increasing forgetfulness, decline in home environment, lack of nutrition, poor hygiene, falls or injuries, emotional and socially withdrawn, and/or physical and medical needs. If your parents need help at home, you may want to consider multiple levels of assistance. Do you need nursing care? Nurses provide skilled medical care, including medication management, injections, monitoring vital signs, dressing wounds, labs work, and communication with your physician. Or, you may need non-medical personal services, for needs such as making meals, cleaning, bathing, grooming, toileting, and transportation. Another option might be to have assistance with non-medical home care, such as personal help with grooming, bathing, and toilet assistance.
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What capabilities should an agency have beyond staffing?
Customized Services: An agency that you partner with should be able to customize their offerings to fit the needs of your company. There are no two companies the same. The agency should take the time to get to know you and custom hire for your positions, thus allowing you to take care of your business.
Safety Department: Safety should be a top concern for a staffing agency. Request a safety manager that visits potential client sites to ensure a safe workplace.
Locally Processed Payroll: Issues can arise. When they do, is your agency able to quickly and efficiently remedy any situation?
Experienced Staff: The staffing industry has a high burnout rate. You don’t want to speak to someone new every time you have a need.
How can I best help my parents transition into an assisted living facility?
While leaving the familiarity of home can be an anxious time, there are many ways you can make it a peaceful experience for your parents. First, assure them that you look forward to visiting often, but consider a healthy balance so you don’t have excessive visits that could hinder their transition. Make sure to bring artwork, family photos, a favorite quilt, and other personal items that will bring them comfort. Encourage them to enjoy and participate in the offered activities. Before the move, visit several times so they can become familiar with the layout, the residents, and the staff. Also, ask permission to have a meal together at the facility before the move. Seek out volunteer options for your parents in their new community as it will prove to be a great way to become involved. Remember they will need your positive reassurance as they start a new chapter in life.
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