Well, it is that time of year again... you're in a state of pure bliss, lying on a very cozy massage table, soaking up your much needed "me time," when your therapist uncovers your leg and you suddenly realize, "I FORGOT TO SHAVE!" At this point your anxiety level rises as you find yourself in a bit of a hairy situation, unable to find words to explain your way out of this "Sasquatch-like" state of existence. But is this angst really necessary? Here's the long... and short... of shaving before your session.
In general, it is safe to say that most of us have a basic understanding that everybody (well, almost everybody) has some degree of body hair - head, neck, arms, arm pits, legs, back, belly, face. You name it, you probably have it, to one degree or another. It is a natural state for the vast majority of homo sapiens (aka: human beings). Shaving, a culturally adopted form of personal "hygiene" (in the United States anyhow) and the habits surrounding the practice, are largely personal. As seasoned providers in the wellness field, we must say that we believe it's always healthiest to be "comfortable in your own skin"... leg hair included!
Please remember ladies, massage therapists work on both male and female clients, and people from all different ethnicities. And more than that, many therapists train in regions of the USA where "au-natural" is simply the way to be. So while there are perhaps just a few instances where shaving might be beneficial (depending upon your therapist's personal product choice, the modality in use, or any concern you may have with excess product remaining on your skin), on the whole shaving is not in any way required to receive a professional massage. It certainly does not make your therapist think less of you; nor will it negatively affect the vast majority of modalities available to you. So next time you get caught at the end of a busy week having forgotten to purchase razors when you were at the store the last time, just take a deep breath, remember that you're massage therapist is human too, and simply R...E...L...A...X... after all, that is what you came here to do!
College, high school, grade school, it doesn't matter what level you play at, professional therapeutic massage can keep you running at peak performance, can help you prevent serious injury due to tight or hypertensive muscles, and can improve recovery from new or even old injuries. Give us a call to set up your introductory session, or if you like, schedule all of your season's appointments and we'll help keep you geared up for the game!
CALL NOW AND SAVE $10 on your first hour session, or $5 on a half hour 308-432-4558, be sure to mention this special when booking your appointment. Share the message with your teammates too!
TREATMENTS TO TRY:
"Warrior's Refuge" (Deep Tissue) Massage
Oriental Cup Massage
Ameri-Thai (Assisted Stretching) Bodywork
"Around the World" (multi-treatment session)
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The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Availability varies. Early morning, late afternoon, or early evening sessions are best booked well in advance. We do not schedule appointments after 6pm. Call now and let us help you find a regular time that works for you.
Regular therapeutic massage appointments can be part of any healthy self-care regimen. Whether you wish to visit weekly or every eight weeks, we have a regular appointment time with your name on it. Select from a 15, 30, 60, or 90 minute session, or rotate between 30 and 60 minute sessions if you desire to! 😀 Call 308-432-4558 to reserve your appointments today, or visit our Service Menu page for more about our offerings. We look forward too hearing from you.
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We know that when our body is aching and we're tired of feeling blue, massage always sounds like it just might be the best cure. Yet, the opposite is typically true.
Active illness is often fully contraindicated. Receiving massage while ill can make an illness worse while also passing risk of infection to others. Many therapists have illness policies and ask that clients please call as soon as possible to reschedule if there are any symptoms present of cold, flu, shingles or other communicable illness.
It is generally advised that clients wait until 72 hours after symptoms have fully subsided to receive their next massage. We have many natural immune boosting secrets we'd happily share, just give us a call at 308.432.4558. We hope you feel better soon!
The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
Chadron, NE 69337
Backpack safety is an absolute must for both short term and long term health. From simply avoiding bothersome neck pain to preventing life-long myofascial complications (such as possible formation of a scoliotic curvature), it pays to follow the guidelines as presented by the National Safety Council https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/child-safety/backpacks
Remember, it is especially important to avoid single-strap bags, thin-strap/fashion bags, and hand-held bags, all of which can severely distort the spine or compress sensitive nerve bundles near the neck, shoulder, wrist and spine when worn or held under load.
Keep in mind that massage therapy may help prevent and reverse damage caused by cumbersome packs throughout the school year. If you or your child complain about neck, back, hip, shoulder, arm or hand pain, schedule a session sooner rather than later and let us help you weather the school year safely. And, as always, be sure to schedule in time for regular stretching and strengthening which can be of significant benefit for preventing injury too.
We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe 2018-2019 school year!
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The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
Chadron, NE 69337
Hello all! We're excited to announce that we will be volunteering for round three of our local Caring Hands of Chadron community service event. This year we will be providing on-site therapeutic massage services on September 10, from 7am to 4pm.
Caring Hands of Chadron is a FREE event providing needed healthcare including dental and vision, massage therapy, haircare, and more to area residents who are uninsured or under-insured. If you know someone who would benefit from these services send them our way! If you would like more information please contact Owen Dental Care in Chadron.
NOTE: Event will be located at 602 Bordeaux St & 101 E 6th St (just one block west). We will not be providing regular services at our normal business location on September 10.
Event is hosted by the Chadron Seventh-day Adventist Church and Owen Dental Care, and sponsored by local businesses and volunteers, community members and folks just like you!
Help us get the word out so we can help our community in need!
Professional Massage Therapy Services can provide for:
Freedom from Pain
Drug-free Pain Management
Restored Mobility/Motility (Range of Motion)
Natural, Healthy Stress Reduction
Improved Outlook & Sense of Worth
And much, much more!
Many new clients will ask, "How long a session do I need to schedule?" While there is no one right answer for all clients, this chart can help serve as a guideline for scheduling your next treatment. Remember, each desired outcome may require more or less time depending upon a client's specific situation, body type, general health, alternate wellness practices, treatment modalities used, etc. Sometimes more than one session will be necessary to fully address any specific concerns. Talk to you therapist if you are unsure which session length or treatment type is right for you. If you'd like to know more about the services available at The Great Escape Massage & Wellness Center LLC be sure to visit our Service Menu page or call 308.432.4558
Remember, half hour sessions are mainly for partial body treatment, or for focus work on one or two areas. Hour sessions are required for full body treatment or more detailed work on any given area. Those suffering from significant tension, pain or other health concerns will most often receive the greatest benefit from a 90 minute (or sometimes a 120 minute) session. Also, for those uncertain of what a "full body" massage entails, rest assured that during a professional massage session private areas always remain private and special draping is always used to provide both security and comfort. Scheduling a session longer than 90 minutes may increase the likelihood of post-massage soreness, particularly if deep tissue or trigger point modalities are used. Always be sure to communicate with your therapist throughout the session to ensure a comfortable amount of pressure is used. We hope this helps you better determine which session length to choose. Feel free to visit with us if you're still uncertain which session is right for you.
Why make a fuss over terminology? Today in the United States, professional massage therapists strive to maintain a very clear distinction between those of us who seek to provide safe, effective and ethically sound services to the public, versus those who provided unethical, potentially unsafe, or illegal services. When the public chooses to use appropriate terminology when referring to professionally educated, and especially state or nationally recognized massage therapy providers, it helps solidify that distinction in the public mind thereby helping keep both clients and professionals safe across the board. Thank you in advance for helping us in this effort.
Your Professional "Massage Therapist"
*If you are a professional massage therapist feel free to forward this message on to your clients, colleagues or professional network.
As we go through this week reflecting on our wonderful freedoms, we'd like to give thanks to our clients who have been such a blessing and made our many years of service possible. For those who have never visited before we'd like to offer our *FREEDOM FROM PAIN* special this week. New clients eceive $5 Off any half hour pain relief massage, or all clients save $10 each when you schedule an hour for yourself and one for a friend!
Offer good July 2-5, 2018 only. Offer not valid with any other specials or promotions. Call us at 308.432.4558 to find out more.
Located in Chadron, Nebraska. By appointment only, sorry no walk-ins.
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*Massage has been found to be highly effective at alleviating a variety of pain syndromes, however massage may not be appropriate for everyone. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of massage therapy and whether it may be the pain management answer you've been looking for, contact us today at 308.432.4558.
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.