Stressed out? Need to relax, revitalize, renew, refresh, restore, or just calm down? We have an hour relaxation massage session with your name on it... or if you're REALLY tense there is an hour-and-a-half deep tissue massage option too. We can help relieve those painful areas of hypertensive muscle in your back, shoulders and neck; reduce the level of that stress induced headache; and get your anxiety under control again. Give us a call today and schedule your "great escape"! You'll be glad you did.
The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
Located in Chadron.
By appointment only.
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Dehydration can wreak havoc in our water-dependent body. Even mild dehydration, especially when coupled with stress or increased activity, can lead to muscle pain, spasms, hypertonicity, headaches, and reduced facial elasticity. Lack of water restricts the flow of vital nutrients and oxygen to our body cells and inhibits the body from effectively removing waste products (toxins). It can even lead to weight gain as your body tries to store and buffer these toxins in its effort to prevent illness and disease.
A simple solution to reducing pain and dysfunction is to consume pure, clean water (H2O) every day. How much is enough? Experts recommend that we consume half of our body weight in ounces each day (100 pounds ÷ 2 = 50 ounces / day). This is the minimum recommendation for adequate daily function, you might want to drink more depending upon your body's individual needs.
Remember, drinking plenty of water in the 48 hours before and after your massage can enhance the overall effect of the massage you receive and further aid in reducing or eliminating your pain complaints.
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Contrary to popular belief, massage therapists are not mind readers, and while the human body can present very good clues as to the source of a problem, "symptoms" don't always play by the rules. Voicing your needs, observations, or concerns to your therapist such as, "I feel it most right here," "I feel tingling and numbness there," "it is worse when," "the pressure is too hard," "it feels like it's more to the left," "I don't think that's it," "that hurts, but in a good way," "could you press harder," "wow, that feels great," or "that discomfort right there is about a 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10)," are simple phrases that can guide your therapist to the epicenter of a trigger point and help them more effectively apply their techniques to relieve your discomfort or pain. Letting your stress melt away with a simple deep breath or a light sigh is also a great way to express that pressure is good, speed is correct, or that you feel the tension is easing.
So remember to keep the lines of communication open during your next session, focus your mind on what you are feeling, and share any observations with your therapist so they can make the most of you're time and your money.
Things you don't always have to communicate? If you need to move your head, your arm or your foot when your therapist is working on a different area of the body, please feel free! There is nothing worse than laying in an uncomfortable position for half an hour! So please, wiggle, move and speak up to let your therapist know you would like to readjust if you need to. Not only will this help us (we want to ensure your comfortable the whole session through), but in the end it will most effectively help you.
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Subscapularis is one of the Rotator Cuff muscles (along with Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, and Teres Minor) responsible for rotation and stability of the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint. The subscapularis provides for arm motions such as rotation towards the belly (internal rotation) and pulling of the arm in towards the body (adduction).
Trigger points in the subscapularis can cause pain or discomfort in the area of the shoulder blade, along the back of the upper arm, the top of the shoulder, and even into the wrist, with the primary area at the back of the shoulder directly behind the joint. This discomfort can present problems when performing actions such as throwing a ball, or applying deodorant to the opposite armpit.
At home care includes regular stretching to avoid prolonged shortening of the muscle throughout the day and night -a favorite is the "doorway stretch" and another is the "monkey stretch." Although the subscapularis can be a difficult muscle to access due to its position on the inner surface of the shoulder blade (scapula), trigger point therapy can be an especially effective remedy for alleviating these trigger points and restoring range of motion and function to the shoulder.
Have you been diagnosed with "frozen shoulder," "adhesive capsulitis," or "pitcher's arm" but haven't been able to find relief? Give us a call, we may be able to help you. Call us at The Great Escape in Chadron 308.432.4558
Calling all single ladies! There's no reason for couples to have all the fun. Come enjoy our Very Vanilla "Mini-Vacation" for One during Valentines week at The Great Escape Massage & Wellness Center LLC in Chadron! For a limited time only, February 12-15, we're offering this scent-sational treatment for all our single friends out there. And remember to let your BFF's know, you'll save $10 each when you schedule for yourself and your friend(s)! For more details be sure to visit our Monthly Specials page for this and our other Valentine's specials. Schedule now 308-432.4558 while appointments last.
The scientifically backed benefits of professional therapeutic massage techniques have been in the limelight now for several decades, but only in recent years has the business world truly begun to recognize its benefits for the workplace, and it isn't merely about promoting "fluff-time" for your employees. While professional therapeutic massage is known for its ability to induce relaxation and mental calm, it has a myriad of other benefits that can help form the foundation of a well prepared work group, even improving your bottom line in the process! How so? Professional therapeutic massage can help boost your business by ensuring employees better cope with stress (often over an 80% reduction!), which in turn can help:
All of these benefits are intrinsically linked to the overall health and wellness of your business. It is a well known fact that employees are more willing to go the extra mile for businesses that take good care of them. More than that, happier, healthier employees typically produce higher customer service ratings which in turn translates into repeat business. Best of all, showing your employees that you really care about their wellness beyond the job can significantly boost office morale.
Offering your employees the option of taking a "stress recess" once a month by scheduling a professional therapeutic massage might just be as effective an investment as any, with a higher ROI than other comparable offerings. Whether you opt to cover the cost of the treatment, either in whole or in part, or simply allow your employees a one to two hour window (for a one hour massage session plus commute) is up to you. While your financial contribution certainly would be added incentive for employees to partake of the offer (remember the ROI), many times simply allowing them the ability to take the time off during the work week without penalty to schedule a massage will persuade them well enough. Additionally, professional massage therapists are usually willing to offer group or corporate discounts for businesses or their employees who commit to regular sessions throughout the coarse of a year.
You may be thinking, "Why do my employees have to miss work to get a massage?" Though it's true, some massage therapists take appointments in the evenings or weekends, many have families and obligations of their own and are not able to provide treatments apart from the standard workweek. By allowing your employees to take their stress recess during the workweek, you help ensure therapist availability, and provide employees their own family time during their off hours.
We encourage you to consider making this investment in your team members, it truly is a win-win for you and your employees alike. In our stress-filled world, even adults need recess too -- including YOU!
As we sit and ponder our many blessings this morning, we find ourselves humbled to think of all of the people we have had the privilege of meeting since we first opened our doors in 1993. Well over 2,400 souls have come to visit us from across America, and around the globe (not shown), and we can definitely say that it has been a joy and an honor to serve every single one. We hope we have made a difference, and we cannot express enough our thanks to our faithful patrons for entrusting us with your alternative healthcare needs. God has truly blessed us, and we couldn't be more grateful. To you and all of yours this holiday season, we wish you health and joy!
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The Chocolate Peppermint Twist Massage is our favorite addition to all of the fragrant festivities we enjoy each Christmas season! A warm room with dancing scents of pure peppermint and chocolate invite a deeply relaxing state of bliss with each massage we give. If you haven't tried this treatment yet, there is still time to schedule yours! Or grant your favorite Chocoholic their wish and treat them to a certificate for one of our signature Chocolate treatments this month. Be sure to check out all of our specials this month by visiting us at www.thegreatescape4u.com or give us a call to visit about all our amazing options.
Massage therapists practice a form of dry cupping which is NOT one in the same as TCM Cupping or wet cupping. Massage therapists do NOT make incisions of any kind in the skin to cause the cups to extract blood from the body tissues as in wet cupping, and use stationary cupping as done with TCM. We'd like to offer a huge thanks to ACE Massage Cupping for their helpful video showing the technique used most often used by massage therapists which is in no way terrifying, but perhaps just a little odd for the first time viewer (actual apparatus may very slightly). We promise you will NOT experience any scalpels, nor pins or needles, and definitely no blood or tears when you receive a Massage Cupping treatment.
Massage therapy has been defined most simply as the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues via movement, pressure, vibration, rocking, pulling, kneading, or tapotement. Massage cupping in a nutshell is manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues via a suction apparatus, most commonly, a glass, silicone, or plastic cup. The main difference between a regular massage and a cup massage is that with a regular massage there is some form of pressure being applied at any given moment, whereas in Massage Cupping, the tissues are lifted away from the body and underlying and/or surrounding tissues are stretched and separated one from another helping to relieve adhesions or restrictions within the fascia and increasing blood and lymph flow throughout the surrounding area.
Is it painful? Will I look like I've been attacked by a twenty foot long octopus? Massage Cupping is most easily illustrated by thinking of how it feels to apply the suction of a vacuum cleaner tube to the palm of your hand, or what it feels like to create a vacuum with your mouth inside an empty plastic cup. Depending upon the amount of suction used, the intensity of cupping increases. There are various applications for massage cupping that can be somewhat uncomfortable, but they should never be overly painful. And as with any suction process, there can be marks left on the surface of the skin, but all of this is dependent upon the overall health of the tissues and the degree of suction used. In the event that discoloration does occur, it is much less pronounced in Massage Cupping than with TCM Cupping, and in either scenario, the discoloration typically disappears within 3-5 days. The marks left from cupping are not painful, but recipients of treatment may feel mild sensitivity in the area where the marks occur. As a general rule, the healthier your body tissues are, the less discoloration you will have; the more unhealthy your tissues are, the more discoloration you are likely to have, though all bodies react somewhat differently. Discoloration is more pronounced in areas where blood and lymph fluids are stagnant. All in all, the effects on the body are determined first by the client who is ultimately in charge of the amount of suction the therapist uses via active communication during a treatment session, and secondly by the desired effect (e.g.: lymphatic drainage, or release of deep scar tissue). Although advocates for Massage Cupping rave about the benefits experienced, this therapy is not for everyone and we won't hold it against those who prefer not to give it a try. More often than not it is those individuals who prefer deeper forms of bodywork (like Trigger Point therapy) that appreciate Massage Cupping the most, or those who have need of lymphatic drainage.
Massage Cupping has been shown to be effective for relieving a vast number of different conditions including: chronic pain, migraines or other headaches, scars and adhesions, muscle pain, menstrual pain, scoliosis, TMJ dysfunction, and even the appearance of cellulite. It is noted for it's aid to the body in detoxification processes often helping aid in weight loss, and even has the added side benefit of helping to firm and tone the skin!
Having tried Massage Cupping for ourselves, we can attest both personally and professionally to the therapeutic benefits, and since our introduction to the practice over a decade ago, we have continued to witness Massage Cupping's ability to help soften stubbornly hypertensive muscles, loosen even very old scar tissue adhesions, speed post-surgical recovery, relieve TMJ discomfort, and even relieve discomfort associated with menstrual cramps. Due to the effect on the nervous system, cupping can actually produce a sense of calm and wellbeing which helps with stress reduction and overall pain relief. There are some contraindications associated with Massage Cupping, so please be sure to talk to your therapist if you have any current health issues or concerns.
Though an unusual-looking treatment, Massage Cupping has a myriad of benefits that work well in conjunction with any regular massage treatment or with Chiropractic care. It is a wonderful remedy for those who suffer from deep-seated pain and tension, especially along the spine and around the upper shoulders, and neck. If you would like to try Massage Cupping during your next visit, just let your therapist know, we'd be happy to show the cups to you, and even give you a brief trial run if you are uncertain about wanting a whole treatment. You can even receive a single "cup kiss" to help you experience what the marks feel like and how they quickly fade over the course of several days.
To find out more please visit the previous link, or call us and we can help you decide whether or not Massage Cupping would benefit you. Check out the video below to see the different types of Massage Cupping tools that are often used, as well as a few of the strokes or movements that massage therapists utilize during various treatment sessions.
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.