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.
Hello folks, we're rounding the corner and soon Mother's Day will be here. We have some delightful savings in store for the mother-to-be, for new mom's, seasoned mom's and mom's who have gathered a wealth of wisdom and are now passing these tidbits on to their "kids" with kids. Be sure to visit our Monthly Specials page on our website for details www.thegreatescape.com or call us for more info 308.432.4558. We wish you all a wonderful May, and to those for whom the wonderful title applies, a very happy Mother's Day!
Whether you work at a desk, in a classroom, or in a shop, many people these days often endure long hours in "closed-chest" posture. It is SO important for those in this type of situation to remember to stand up and "spread your wings" for a little while. The "swan stretch" can help you more effectively combat the long-term postural effects of this type of daily routine, ensuring that you feel healthier much longer into life than those who neglect to stretch throughout the day or week.
For this stretch you will need to stand in front of an average sized doorway that has enough wall space on either side to securely place your hands. Stand facing the doorway, just before the threshold. Raise your "wings" (arms) up like a swan getting ready to fly away. Place your hands on either side of the door opening, upon the wall (or woodwork, if applicable). Step one foot slightly forward and gently lean your upper body through the threshold, passing your head and body between your raised arms, to achieve a nice comfortable stretch to the upper chest and anterior shoulders; you may feel this stretch into the arms as well. Return to your starting position, both feet together. Adjust your hand position up or down on the wall to alter the specific area being stretched. Repeat the stretch, leaning through the threshold, with this new hand position.
Repeating this process, find your areas of restriction and stretch them out nicely. If you are prone to high anxiety, experience high stress at work, or are one to easily become tense simply from sitting too long, we recommend repeating this stretch multiple times throughout the day.
The "closed-off" chest posture can contribute to neck, back and shoulder pain, headaches, digestive disorders, and so much more. Be sure to spread your wings today and give those muscles and organs some nice, healthy space. *As always, use caution when performing stretches. If in doubt, talk to you doctor before performing any new activity.
For more stretches, or to schedule a relaxing massage, give us a call at The Great Escape in Chadron 308.432.4558. By appointment only.
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.
Visit our Facebook page too @thegreatescape4u
Just think "JAWS" to remember what this shark stretch is all about. Apart from taking a jumbo bite out of our daily meals, our jaws don't often get the stretching that they very often need.
The temperomandibular joint (now you know why they simply call it TMJ) is surrounded by several muscles that assist in talking, chewing, and clenching those teeth. Dysfunction of this joint, often due too stiff ...muscles and tight fascia can contribute to headache pain, jaw pain, "tooth" discomfort, as well as the formation of satellite trigger points which can cause discomfort in surrounding areas. If you are prone to clenching your teeth under stress or grinding the teeth at night (aka: bruxism), regularly stretching your jaw muscles can help.
Sitting upright, gently open your mouth as wide as is comfortable, like a great white shark, until you feel a nice stretch, hold for 6 seconds, then close your mouth again. Repeat 3 times. If you feel or hear clicking or popping sounds, it may be an indication that your muscles need to be stretched more regularly. Ideally, this stretch should be done in conjunction with the "giraffe stretch" to help loosen restrictions in the front of the neck.
How wide should you be able to open your mouth? Experts suggest that you should be able to easily place your first three fingers in your mouth (vertically, at the middle knuckle), as a healthy stretch goal.
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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.