How early should I arrive for my massage treatment?

New clients should arrive 10 minutes prior to their massage to fill out paperwork and meet with their therapist prior to their treatment.  Returning clients should arrive five minutes prior to their session.

Which massage is right for me?

Choosing which modality is right for the client depends on what the body needs and what the client likes. Some clients may prefer a lighter touch while others a firmer, deeper work. If there has been an injury a deeper technique may be required to address the issue. However, one cannot under estimate stress management and what that can do in treating overall wellbeing. A good Swedish may be just what's needed. If you’re not sure which massage is right for you, you can review our massage descriptions here, or call 308-870-1619.

Do you accept same-day appointments?

Yes! With our online booking service, it’s easy to see available appointments and book the same day. 

 

Is it okay to talk during my massage?

Please feel free to talk during your treatment. In fact, communication during your massage can help the therapist determine the best strategy for meeting your specific needs. Alternatively, you may prefer to lie back, relax and take advantage of the quiet time. Some people are so relaxed, they actually fall asleep. This is okay too.

 

 

  Frequently Asked Questions

 

What should I expect on my first visit?

If it is your first time visiting, you will be asked to fill out an intake form. This paperwork will help us assist you in deciding what type of massage you may need. After completion of the paperwork, your therapist will talk with you about the type of massage best to meet your needs.

During which you can discuss with your therapist whether you are looking for a general stress-reduction massage, or whether you are seeking help with a specific problem such as neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome or other pain.

Next, you will be given privacy to undress to your comfort level and lie comfortably on the table with a sheet or blanket covering you. Remember, you will be covered at all times. Some people choose to wear underclothes. Most people disrobe completely.

After your massage, you will then be left alone to dress. After you have dressed, your therapist will discuss any observations that need to be addressed for further treatment. The last step is to check out at the front desk and schedule your next massage treatment.

 

Will my massage hurt?

The answer is maybe... It really depends on how much pressure is used during the massage session. Some people prefer a lighter massage, where the strokes are flowing and gentle. Others prefer deeper work, where the muscles are checked for trigger points and tightness.

What we are going for is a "Hurt so Good" kind of feeling. A good way to measure is a 1 to 10 scale. 1 being, it doesn't hurt at all to 10, I think her elbow may be coming out the other side of me... So, 7 is the happy spot. It hurts, but in a good way. 

Please let your therapist know if the pressure is too deep or too light. Never endure a massage that is too deep or is painful. You will never offend a therapist by asking them to take it easy on you.

 

Will I feel sore after my massage?

At the end of your massage you should feel very relaxed and even a little sleepy.  Immediately following your massage and for a day or two following, you may even feel as if you worked out. This is temporary and a healthy part of your body’s recovery process.

 

I have fibromyalgia (or arthritis). Is massage safe for me?

Yes! Regular massage of muscles and joints can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis or fibromyalgia. In fact, regular massage therapy can relieve pain and stiffness, and improve range of motion, hand-grip strength and overall function of the joints. Before getting a massage, please be sure to discuss you specific issues with your therapist so that she can customize the treatment to your needs.

 

How often should I get a massage?

To take advantage of the full benefits of massage, people with chronic pain or special issues are encouraged to get a massage every week until they feel better.  The reason for this is because tight tissue, that have been in a chronic holding pattern, sometimes for years, will feel good and loose at first, but will revert quickly back to a pattern that they are used to being in. Thats muscle memory. It takes a few times of softening and mobilizing those tissues to develop new healthy patterns. Think of it like training for a marathon. You wouldn't train by running twelve miles, one day a week. Same with bodywork. Consistency is key. Especially in the beginning.  After that first month or so we can start to stretch out the time in between massages. The goal is to get your muscles maintain pliability, then we can set up a monthly or bimonthly maintenance treatment plan. 

For the best results, discuss all your health and wellness goals with your massage therapist in advance of your session. This will help develop a treatment schedule that is right for you.

 

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