"Scar tissue" is loosely defined as rigid bands of fibrous connective tissue that forms on or below the surface of the skin as a result of injury or surgery. Depending upon us severity and location on or in the body, scar tissue can become troublesome. Scar tissue may begin restricting circulation and lymph flow, movement or function, and can even cause skeletal or other deformities if left unaddressed. Nerve impingement, pain, numbness, muscle atrophy, tissue hypoxia/ischemia, and an increase in potential for future injury may result. Proactive measures for preventing and combating long term complications from scar tissue formation include regular massage therapy treatments, thermotherapy (hydrotherapy), moisturization, nutrient boosting and antiinflammatory diets, and stretching and strengthening of the scar zone and surrounding healthy tissues.
Being conscientious of a clients post injury or surgery status, and current pain or discomfort levels, a massage therapist may employ one or more of the aforementioned techniques. It is important for clients to understand that some scar tissue treatments may be a bit uncomfortable to receive, especially with mature (old) scar tissue. Yet, the benefits of the reduction of unsightly scarring, improvements in range of motion and flexibility, and overall improvement to surrounding tissue or structural health outweighs any discomfort a client might experience in their treatment session.
Be aware that a therapist should always work within a client's individual pain tolerance during the entirety of each treatment (which may vary from session to session). Most importantly, a clients direct, specific, open communication about what they are feeling and experiencing during their treatment session will help ensure the greatest experience and outcome.
Do you have new or old scar tissue that you're concerned about? Have you experienced disease progression or deformity as a result of scar tissue formation? Would you like to improve your range of motion or flexibility post surgery? If you do, give us a call, we may be able to help you! 308-432-4558
NOTE: A massage therapist is not a doctor and we are not licensed to diagnose, cure, or prescribe. If your condition needs medical supervision or treatment, please contact your primary care provider.
Severe medical cases may require doctors approval or cooperation to ensure the client is given the must effective therapies. If you have questions, feel free to contact us. We're happy to visit 308-432-4558.
Kids Love Massage Therapy Too!
This recent request may be our sweetest yet! ♥️ It's true, kids love massage therapy too. From traveling summer sports enthusiasts, to all out creatives, little Einsteins, and brand new infants, we have treated kids of all ages! (We never exclude the young at heart, no matter how white their hair is 😉.)
When someone chimes in with a:
"Hi Heather, my 10 year old has been saving her money and she wants to set up a massage. She mentioned that you might allow her to do a 45 minute instead of 30 because she likes deep tissue. Can we set up a time and how much will it be?
Also, would you happen to have any spots for her mom and I too?"
How can we not agree?? Too sweet!!
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE FOR KIDS
• Helps combat the effects of stress
• Helps relieve growing and other pains
• Fosters healthy muscle tone and growth
• Aids the body in detox and immunity
• Helps establish life long self care habits
• Fosters a greater sense of self worth and wellbeing
• Establishes healthy body boundaries
• Combats the effects of bullying and body shaming
• Improves mental clarity
• Can improve academic performance
• Can be a healthy BFF social activity
• Helps relieve headaches, TMJ and eye strain
• Helps relieve colic and digestive complaints
• Supports better quality and quantity of sleep
• Often improves athletic performance
• Helps prevent athletic injury
• Improves circulation and oxygenation of all body tissues in those who are sedentary
• Provides supplementary care for anxiety, depression, and PTSD (enhanced with nutrition and lifestyle coaching)
• May naturally aid sufferers of ADHD (with nutrition and lifestyle coaching)
• Can help prevent skeletal deformity (scoliosis, hip imbalance, kyphosis/lordosis, etc)
• And more!!
Have more questions? Call us at 308-432-4558
TIP: Small children don't often need 60 minutes for a full body session. 15 minutes on the head, neck and back can often be sufficient, while 30 minutes for some kids is enough for the whole body! Those in their preteens and teens may need longer sessions, depending upon their goals or needs.
IMPORTANT: Massage therapy is not intended to replace regular medical care. Please ensure your child continues to see their general physician or counselor for medical or mental health issues. If you don't have anyone, we'd be happy to refer you. We do not diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure illness or disease. Acute or contagious illness is contraindicated for massage therapy.
We DO offer wellness coaching, nutrition education and lifestyle coaching. We have 15+ years experience with two internationally renown lifestyle education groups, as well as personal experience. If you'd like to know more about how massage therapy, nutrition education and wellness/lifestyle coaching can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, give us a call, we're happy to visit with you. Any information provided by us is educational or recommendation only. Please seek a health professional for further treatment or care.
We know, massage therapy feels SO good, especially when we are under stress or in are pain! And we always hate turning people away. Yet, sometimes there are conditions that are contraindicated (inadvisable) for massage for health and safety reasons. This is certainly not an extensive list, and there are many more conditions that are at least partially contraindicated. If you are suffering from any malady or condition that you fail to inform your therapist of, you could be putting yourself, your therapist, or other patrons health or lives at risk. It is CRITICAL you communicate an accurate health status with your therapist. Massage therapy not only has a local effect on the tissues being treated, but also can have profound reflexive and systemic effects via the nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, myofascial, skeletal and other body systems. Stay safe! Inform your therapist upon the first visit, and every visit thereafter of current and recent / past health events. ❎👍💚
Saying "No" Is Sometimes Best
While it's important for the human heart to gain the blessings that come with having a generous, helpful spirit, in a world where many are often overextended and run down, we also need to be able to say "no" when needed. For so many who are naturally "givers" this might be a helpful little reminder as you contemplate you're next decision. 🙏💙
We're Back to Work
It feels GOOD to be back after a much needed break! (The Lord's best blessings often come in unexpected ways... and we're counting them one by one today.) We have a ton of things to catch up on, including a wealth of phone calls. So, we're asking for your continued patience as we get back with you. If you need to, give us a call at 308-432-4558 (scheduling will occur in the order our phone calls were received while we were away). You can look at our service menu here on our website. Rain or shine, we hope you have a very blessed day!! 🙏😁🌧️☀️💖
When we've been going full speed ahead, multiplied by a thousand, and adding in a bit of extra craziness, we eventually find that we simply have to take some down time😉.... it's time for us to rest. So, we are putting our telephone on "vacation mode" for a few, but we'll be back. If you need to contact us, please try us back in a couple weeks. If you'd like to schedule we will be able to then, 308-432-4558.🌻 Thanks for your patience.
Facials & Massage All Month Long!
All through August when you add a facial to any 60 or 90 minute massage, get $5.00 off the regular add-on price. Get the Indian Facial, the Honey-Pat Facial, or the Mediterranean Oil facial. As with all of our products, we strive to ensure that all of our facials are all natural (edible even) and excellent for your muscles and skin*!
Regular massage therapy treatments -- and where necessary, combined with with lifestyle interventions -- can often break lasting pain patterns, even those that have held on for decades. Stress, injury, or other traumas can create holding patterns and pain cycles that nurturing touch and neuromuscular (nerve + muscle) re-education helps the body to get beyond, and further overcome the viscous cycle of pain to begin healing. Have you tried massage therapy for your pain?
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Low back pain
Call us today at 308.432.4558 to schedule your next session.
Special Events & Occasions** ♥ $ Varies
Have a special event coming up? A wedding, anniversary, corporate gathering, sporting event, or a celebration of some other kind? We've got your back! We can help you help keep your stress level down pre-event, reduce the likelihood of tension headache and even injury due to overtight muscles in the head, neck and back. We can treat you individually, or treat your wedding party or other guests before/during/after your event. Or we can help you wind down after the event is all over. Call us for a pre-event massage, or consider offering on-site massage to your guests! Post-event massage also makes a great "thank you" gift for those other key players who have helped make your event a success. Pricing varies (average starting at $20/15 minutes), discounts available for large parties. Some scheduling restrictions and travel fees may apply. Please call for further details.**
Needing to Find a Special Dress Still? Let us refer you to Still White Dresses where you can buy new and used wedding dresses second hand from businesses and private sellers. It's a great way to save on your special day.
Time For a Break Under the Palms
15 Minute Sessions are good for extremely brief work, such as with tension headaches, mental fog, fatigue/lethargy, eye strain, carpel tunnel touch-up, etc.
30 Minute Sessions are good for partial body "maintenance" (eg: upper neck, back and shoulders) or intensive focus work.
60 Minute Sessions are good for partial focus-work on one or two areas of pain or dysfunction, and brief relaxation or deep tissue work on the remainder of the body.
90 Minute Sessions are good for intensive deep tissue therapy, extended focus work on two to four areas of pain or dysfunction, and are especially good for added therapies such as oriental cupping, hot packs and aromatherapy.
(Swedish Massage services are available in 60 minute sessions only, no less, no more.)
Coronavirus has affected our operations in reference to many of the subjects or services listed herein. Please see our dedicated COVID-19 page for information. Until further notice, all of our standard policies and procedures will be trumped by the Nebraska State DHM (Directed Health Measures) in order to stay in compliance with state law as far as possible. Thank you all for your continued support and patience as we collectively work through this.
Jerri W., LMT, CWC
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 25+ years of experience in pain management, relaxation techniques and lifestyle education.
Heather R., LMT, CWC
Certified Wellness Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness through healthier living.
NOTICE: The information provided herein is meant for educational purposes only. We accept no liability for your use of the information provided. As always, use your best judgment and if in doubt, please consult your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.