The creator of this stunning piece is Dustin Farrell. “Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D2 DSLR and processed with Adobe software,” he says “I felt that showing them again with motion controlled HDR and/or night timelapse would be a new way to see old landmarks.”
Check out a few of the beautiful photo entries we got:
To make it fair, we placed all entries into a santa hat and drew out the winning entry.
And the winner is.............Kristy Annett!
Kristy please call or mail us to redeem your prize. Congrats!
And as it was such a beautiful sunny day today which made us really happy,
we decided to draw another winner............congratulations Chantal Robert!
Please call or mail us to redeem your prize. Congrats!
Your prize: 1 hour massage (remedial massage, relaxation massage, myotherapy, deep tissue massage or pregnancy massage) valid until 30/06/2011.
If you didn’t win this time don’t worry ... we soon will do another competition. Want to know more about future competitions, health, sports and some local information. Sign up for our massage newsletter.
We give away one full hour massage treatment of your choice worth $80 at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne. You can choose between a remedial massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage or a myotherapy treatment.
How to enter
You can enter our competition in more than one way (get as many entries as you can - a maximum of 3 photos and 3 comments count towards the competition)
- 1 entry - tag yourself in this photo on facebook - What treatment do you prefer ...?
- 3 entries - write a interesting massage, health, sports or relaxation related comment on our facebook wall.
- 6 entries - What is relaxation to you? Post a photo on our facebook wall.*
- 6 entries - Your favourite sports picture? Post a photo on our facebook wall.*
The winner will be drawn out of all the entries and announced on facebook and on our website on the 29th of December 2010. Just check if you have won and contact us.
A few Terms & Conditions ... to keep it fair
- Entry is available for all people in Australia over 18 years.
- The competition runs between the 30/11/2010 and 28/12/2010.
- A maximum 3 comments and 3 photos count towards the competition.
- Prize is not redeemable for cash. The prize is redeemable until 30/06/2011 only at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage in Doncaster East, Melbourne.
- All uploaded photos must be taken by yourself. You give us the right to use your photo on our website and facebook page.
And don’t forget:
A massage gift voucher from Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage, Doncaster East, Melbourne is always a good present.
Sometimes it is great to relax and read a good book.
I recently bought the third generation of the Amazon Kindle to read my books. Everybody talks about the iPad but all what I wanted is a ebook reader. Great battery life, light weight and a perfect display. What do you want more?
Get your Kindle here:
We encourage all of our customers to write a review on one of these sites. We like to hear about positive and also negative comments to improve our massage and myotherapy treatments.
Here are a few of the latest comments we received so far:
Angela - written on Truelocal:
Thank you soOOoo much Souri! The hot stone massage you gave me, was more than just an amazing experience, it was incredible!!! I am still enjoying the relaxing effects of it today! I feel restored! I think of myself as a relaxed, fun and happy person. It had been years since I had allowed myself the luxury of a massage. I was really surprised to find I had been living with and accepting as normal, extreme tension, aches and pains. To have all of that massaged away, with beautiful smelling oils and hot stones was just bliss... A heavenly experience!!! Thanks again Souri, your the best!!!
Anita - written on Truelocal:
I enjoyed an awesome Hot Stone Massage last week. It was simply divine and I felt so much better and relaxed after it. Souri truly knows which trigger points to use to just blow away tension and stress. Must be her many years of experience in this field.
I look forward booking in the next massage and can recommend the same to anyone. Lovely and charming set up room in a private atmosphere and a therapist who truly knows what she is doing!
Tiff - written on Truelocal
Highly recommended. A beautiful environment and a highly trained therapist. An incredibly relaxing experience while also getting the benefits of a degree in Myotherapy. Souri gave me some tips and stretches in order to rectify my posture and therefore reduce tension. Hot stones are amazing, best massage I've ever had, definitely go and see her!!
Emma - written on Truelocal:
Wow! Thank you Souri! Your massage was absolutely fantastic!.
I can highly recommend anyone with aches and pains to see Souri and try her deep tissue massage. My legs and lower back were so tight and heavy feeling I now realise just how much I was in need of a massage. Souris attention to detail was fantastic and she is truly talented, my hip flexors and legs are so much better now!
Thank you for making me feel so warm and invited your studio is really lovely, I will be back again very soon and promise to try the stretching exercises that you gave me!
Sabine - written on Truelocal
Great massage in a beautiful room. It was as nice as any day spa I've visited. I felt so relaxed! Thanks!
Miniwombat - written on Truelocal
Thanks for the great massage.
Positive: Nice environment ... very relaxing and private atmosphere. Well trained and experienced massage therapist with myotherapy diploma. My back pain is gone. Also got some stretching and exercise tips. Will definitely come back.
Negative: Availability. Not cheap ... but worth every cent.
Tristan - written on Google Places
Very Relaxing and enjoyable Massage from Souri. I would recommend her to others.
Joanna - written on Google Places
Souri’s techniques are amazing. One of a kind and a must for all. I look forward to getting back there again.
What is stress?
Stress is our body’s way of dealing with an increase in demand.
When we experience a high level of demand due to situations occurring around us (life, work or anything really), it can trigger an increase in energy, alertness and strength.
In some cases this is a healthy reaction, as it helps us to cope with a situation. It can also be harmful, especially when the stress is significant or prolonged. Emotional stress or stress from fatigue and over work can be detrimental to our physical and mental wellbeing.
What happens to people who are stressed?
Stress can affect both your body and your mind. Physical manifestations of stress can include headaches, aches and pains and feelings of exhaustion. But not only can they can make us physically sick, stress can result in significant reduction in motivation and mental wellbeing. Stress can also lead to serious mental health issues, especially if it is prolonged. People who are stressed can be irritable, angry and depressed, they can feel lost and overwhelmed and in some cases can be feel suicidal.
Ways to deal with stress
Some handy simple tips for dealing with stress:
• Take time to look after yourself physically and emotionally
• Allocate time for thing you enjoy or that make you happy
• Don’t place unnecessary pressure or expectations on yourself.
• Make time for friends and family amid other priorities– strong connections with loved ones are good for mental health.
• Make time for discussion about emotions within your family – make mental health a discussion point without judgment or stigma attached to it.
• Limit alcohol intake and use of other substances.
• If you feel your stress levels peaking take a few minutes of time out in a private place to assess the situation.
• Schedule both personal time for relaxation, and social time for getting involved in group activities.
Places to go for help
Studies show that if people seek out help, some can significantly alleviate issues of distress and negative mental health experiences:
• Talk to a trusted family member or friend, or a professional such as a GP or Psychologist.
• Connect with a helpline such as Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone counselling
service – 13 11 14.
• Utilise online self help resources. A number of organisations offer information and resources about mental health. Find out more or download a self help tool kit at www.lifeline.org.au
What can Souri’s Myotherapy and Massage do for you on Stress Down Day ... ???
How about a relaxing massage just to wind down? Relax a little bit and enjoy life ...
Update: Please be advised that on Stress down day all of our therapists are fully booked.
Gift Vouchers are available and appointments are still possible on the following weekend ( Sat 24th and Sun 25th July).
A few of these sites are:
Also listed on:
Manningham Business Directory
We are introducing our suburb pages for Melbourne. All of our surrounding suburbs of Doncaster East will get a little page to show you what is special there and how to get easily to Souri’s Myotherapy and Massage clinic.
- Box Hill
- Doncaster East
- Lower Templestowe
- Mont Albert
- Park Orchards
Book in your treatment today ... even when you live not in Doncaster East. We are conveniently located close to the Eastern Freeway.
When you click on the banner you get to
page to register for the service which will start soon. That’s it.
I personally think that this is wrong advertising as they do not
have the specific offer at the moment and just want my email
address and registration to count me to their user base. Secondly I
am not a big fan of discounting services just to get first time
customers ... we at Souri’s Myotherapy & Massage prefer
fair prices for everybody and like to reward our long term clients.
Good therapists will not discount their services.
Update: Livingsocial is now live with some massage deals. Let me know what you think about it. Any good experiences?
LivingSocial is the social commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a group buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 90 percent each day at their favourite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major cities. LivingSocial has an extensive user base of more than 85 million and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Or do you need a myotherapy or massage gift voucher to hide it with the easter eggs and bunny. Unfortunately we have not yet setup our web shop that you can order online. Just give us a call and we can send you a voucher per mail or email as a pdf. Vouchers are valid for 1 year and cost $80 for a 1 hour massage or myotherapy treatment.
We finally got our new website up to give you some more information around our little Myotherapy and Massage clinic.
Here you will find soon some helpful information around different topics ...
- Myotherapy & Massage
- Health & Food
and many more interesting topics.