In a world of professional massage therapists and bodyworks there is also a world of unique styles and individual techniques. No two therapists will ever work exactly alike, in fact, their individual style and techniques can be as varied as their fingerprints... and this can be a real blessing because each individual client is also unique and has different needs.
This variety, while being beneficial, can also make it difficult to know just what to look for in a prospective therapist. It is important to opt for a licensed and professionally trained therapist. Seeking services from any individual who has not taken the time to undergo proper training, as well as successfully pass the national competency exam and state licensure requirements may put you at risk should your therapist perform a technique that might be contraindicated for your current health condition, or you may simply find the session ineffective at addressing your concerns. Fortunately, Nebraska requires that a student attend 1000 hours of on-site training and completion of the national exam. Nationwide however requirements vary greatly, schools often push students through with very little real training, and even educated therapists may fall short in providing you the services you need. Knowing the difference between the various modalities (types of massage and bodywork) that your local therapist offers can help you determine which therapies you might prefer to try, as well as whether your therapist provides the services you truly need.
At The Great Escape you will find Swedish "Relaxation" Massage, the "Warrior's Relief" (which includes deeper, more therapeutic techniques for helping you win your everyday battles), Oriental Cup Massage, Russian Honey Therapies, Thai-Style Stretching, and Grecian "Prego" Massage (for mothers-to-be) as our primary menu options, yet you'll find that each therapist performs these treatments somewhat differently. When you're in the market for a massage therapist to help relieve stress or pain, it can be wise to try different therapists until you find the one you need. Again, if you are unsure as to whether a certain therapy is right for you, research the topic, or ask your therapist for more information before scheduling, we'll be happy to help you.
Call 308.432.4558 for more information, to schedule a session, or to bless someone else with a "great escape" today. :-)
And remember, no matter who your therapist is, if you hope to secure an excellent treatment, communication in session is key. Never hesitate to address your need for lighter or deeper pressure, adjustment of the area being worked, stroke depth or speed, room temperature, face cradle position, different music, an extra bolster, or anything else in between.
The Great Escape was established in 1993 with a vision to help area residents overcome pain, feel healthier, move better, and more easily cope with stress and overall tension. After nearly 25 years, we still celebrate this vision day by day. Give us a call, we may just have the treatment or therapist you're looking for!
*Note: We'd like to mention that in the wide world of alternative therapies there are many practices that fall between physical and spiritual. We strive to provide services that are free of New Age and Eastern spiritual philosophies, if you have concerns about spiritual connections to bodywork, we are happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability.
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.