Did you know that just ONE TEASPOON of refined sugar (in any of it's myriad of forms) can suppress immune function for FOUR TO SIX HOURS! 😱🤒
The body can only operate as well as you feed it, so feed it good things! Every color has a nutrient or phytochemical that is associated with a specific building block that the body uses to restore or maintain health and wellness. Getting a wide variety of foods will help you stay well! 🌿🍈🍊️🍅🍆🌽🍋🌱🍠🍇
P.S. We aren't referring to fruit loops, unicorn cake, or other junk foods by the way. 😉
CURRENT CHANGE TO ILLNESS POLICY
We take your health and safety very seriously.
In light of the reported incubation period, as well as recent reports of relapse potential, and in general the severity of this strain of Coronavirus, WE ARE PRESENTLY IMPLEMENTING CHANGES TO OUR ILLNESS POLICY until this pandemic has passed.
If you have potentially been exposed to this illness (including traveling into known exposure areas), have been around anyone with any combination of coughing, fever, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, headache, or difficulty breathing, or have experienced any of these symptoms yourself, please postpone your visit here for at least 21 days from the last day of your potential exposure or symptoms. While our normal illness policy requires clients be 72 hours symptom free, this minor change from 72 hours to 21 days is intended to ensure EVERYONE'S safety. If you have been ill, but have tested negative for Coronavirus, we are happy to see you after you have been entirely symptom free for 72 hours if you would still like to come in for your appointment. A reminder to all, all active illness is contraindicated for massage therapy.
Please remember, as alternative healthcare professionals, our policies and practices have always been reflective of our desire to promote and maintain the health and safety of our clients (and they will continue to do so). We have always implemented the Department of Health's business practice guidelines and standards for hygiene and sanitation to minimize customer's exposure to ANY kind of communicable illness during their visits here.
So, if you have been free of communicable illness, and you have not traveled out of the area, we are still planning to see you for your scheduled treatment. We will still be washing our hands like crazy, and properly sanitizing surfaces, so you can rest easy -- as always!
For all who are home due to illness, and those simply avoiding contact with others during this time, we would be happy to share thoughts on home care and immunity boosting techniques. Just give us a call for more info 308-432-4558
Ok, we well know that the Coronavirus is officially here (aka: SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19). Yet most of us will go on with our normal routines amidst the frightful news programming. We are, by no means, balking, as Coronavirus can, for some, be life threatening. As far as massage therapy goes, there are a few things you should know:
1. HANDWASHING IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. While threats of "super bugs" like Coronavirus appear to be on the rise, it's best to invest in a better hygiene routine (if you don't have one already). Soap, hot water, and scrub, scrub, scrub, forearms to fingertips and everything in between.
We especially appreciate your washing your hands before your massage too, as this will help protect you and other clients too.
At the Great Escape, being the seasoned massage therapists that we are, we're near obsessive when it comes to washing our hands! Coronavirus or not, we always diligently wash before and after each massage (and all the day long in between), as year round we like to avoid exposure to flu and other hand-borne bugs too. You can rest assured that receiving your massage here, never will a dirty hand touch you!
2. CORONAVIRUS IS MOST EASILY TRANSMITTED THROUGH TOUCHING CONTAMINATED SURFACES AND THEN TOUCHING THE EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH.
While our "72-hour symptom-free" policy stays in force year round, making it very unlikely that anyone visiting here would have an active case of COVID-19, we also strive to keep any surfaces you might come into contact with sanitized efficiently and regularly.
3. "DO NOT FEAR." REMEMBER, STRESS, AFTER ALL, CAN NEGATIVELY IMPACT YOUR IMMUNITY. It's important to remember that Coronavirus "does not appear to cause serious disease in most people who are fundamentally healthy". However, for anyone who suffers with a compromised immune system, an autoimmune disorder, or chronic respiratory problems, it is wise to take the utmost precautions.
We do work on individuals with compromised immune systems. It's especially important to be truthful with your massage therapist. If there have been any symptoms of cold, flu or other communicable illness within the last 72 hours prior to your appointment, please call and reschedule. Please understand, if you have had symptoms within the last 72 hours, we simply cannot work on you (this is for our compromised clients, as well as for you; active illness is contraindicated for massage).
Once again, for our clients seeking massage therapy or other services here, we are asking you to be especially considerate of other clients that also seek treatment here. PLEASE RESCHEDULE if you or anyone in your circle of acquaintance are sick with COVID-19, and wait for 72 hours after symptoms subside before rescheduling (whether with COVID-19, or any other contagious thing).
Please also be aware that, according to the CDC, Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and may appear two to 14 days after exposure. We would ask that anyone with a known exposure not arrive for their appointment here until after the incubation period has passed, and you have remained symptom free for at least two weeks. Please call in advance to cancel if you are suffering any symptoms of illness.
4. TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF YOUR OWN HEALTH. Get plenty of rest, avoid junk food, get plenty of sunshine, drink adequate amounts of water each day, exercise, eat lots of healthy fresh fruits and veggies, and spend time in the fresh outdoor air. All of these things in combination will help ensure you are able to stay healthy.
If you are healthy and wish to stay that way, or if you have a compromised immunity due to stress, surgery, age or chemotherapy, regular massage can be part of an excellent self-care routine that can help keep you healthy as it has been known to reduce stress hormones, aid detoxification, deter stagnation, and therein help boost the immune system.
A couple other notable points. Face masks really don’t help, unless you’re sick already. And if you are already sick, leading health experts say "stay home and away from others" so that they do not become infected too.
Again, according to the CDC, coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and may appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Have other questions? Need to reschedule? Want to know more about how to boost immunity? We're always here and are happy to help 308-432-4558.
The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
*NOTICE: We're not doctors, nor do we diagnose, cure, or prescribe for anything. All of the information contained herein is for educational purposes only. Use at your own discretion. If you believe you're sick, visit your primary care provider, as always. P.S. Many clinics and hospitals are asking that patients not visit their facilities except for emergencies, or other such necessary things. It may be wise to contact your local health care office to ask what their current suggestions are for visiting in light of COVID-19.
Have you tried our services and liked them? Does the massage or other therapy you receive from us help fulfill your self-care needs, pain management, stress management, or other wellness goals? Let others know so we can help them too! A HUGE thanks to those who have already been sharing!! We appreciate all the positive reviews as they help get the word out to others in need of healing touch just like you. Next time your in, be sure the "Check In" on Facebook, and leave your recommendation. Or if you prefer, Google has their review platform too.
🕘 APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 🕠 (See info below...)
NEW CLIENTS $15 OFF YOUR FIRST MASSAGE
Your choice of one 60 or 90 minute massage; options include Swedish, Deep Tissue, or Aromatherapy.
REGULAR CLIENTS 🔁 FREE AROMATHERAPY*
All month long, upgrade any 60 or 90 minute massage to an Aromatherapy session! Options include: Sunny Isles (uplifting, energizing, revitalizing), Log Cabin (balancing, mental clarity, emotional reset), Sweet Siesta (calming, soothing, restorative), Peppermint (uplifting, muscle relaxing), French Vanilla (warm vanilla scent), Jasmine (soft Jasmine and gentle citrus) while supplies last. All include a muscle relaxing hot pack for the back. (Aromatherapy is $85/60 min or $115/90 min for irregular appointment holders.)
FREE MASSAGE OIL UPGRADE*
Our standard treatments include lightly aromatic coconut oil. For a limited time, try the following alternative oil options for FREE and see if you prefer them to coconut oil on your skin. All are more moisture locking and more noncomedogenic (less likely to clog pores) than coconut oil: Mango oil, sunflower oil, or raspberry seed oil. All are "unscented", though they do possess their own very light, natural fragrances; can be used for aromatherapy treatments.
FREE FACIALS FOR EVERYONE* 💆
Add a free facial to any 90 minute session; choose from Honey Pat or Mediterranean Oil (with optional essential oils).
👇 APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY 👇
We have appointments available (actual options may vary, please call for info 308-432-4558):
Wed. 3/4/20 @ 11:30am (30 min)
Tues. 3/11/20 @ 8:45am (60 min)
Tues. 3/11/20 @ 4:45pm (60 min)
Thurs. 3/12/20 @ 11:00am (60 min)
Thurs. 3/12/20 @ 2:00pm (60 min)
Tues. 3/17/20 @ 9:15am (60 or 90 min)
Tues. 3/17/20 @ 1:30pm (60 min)
Wed. 3/18/20 @ 10:00am (60 or 90 min)
Wed. 3/18/20 @ 11:45am (60 or 90 min)
Thurs. 3/19/20 @ 12:00pm (60 or 90 min)
Mon. 3/23/20 @ 4:15pm (60 or 90 min)
Tues. 3/24/20 @ 10:30am (60 or 90 min)
Tues. 3/24/20 @ 12:15pm (60 or 90 min)
Wed. 3/25/20 @ 8:45am (60 min)
Thurs. 3/26/20 @ 9:15am (60 min)
Thurs. 3/26/20 @ 11:45am (60 min)
... more times available, please call for options.
*Specialty treatments require a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice to prepare; please call ahead. Offers good while supplies last. Some scheduling restrictions may apply.
By appointment only; no walk-ins. Please call 308-432-4558 to schedule; if we're not available to take your call, leave us a message and we'll get back to you. You can also send us a message on Facebook with your contact information and we'll touch base with you as soon as we're free to call. For further information please visit www.thegreatescape4u.com 🙂
Offer good March 2-31, 2020. Have a great day!
Coronavirus has affected our operations. Please stay tuned here or visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for information. Until further notice, all of our standard policies and procedures will be trumped by the Nebraska Sate 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.