Couples Massage

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, what better way to celebrate than with a COUPLE’S MASSAGE?! Bonding over this shared, healing experience could leave you both feeling like it was the BEST MASSAGE YOU’VE EVER HAD!  If you’ve never had a professional massage before, it’s a great place to start!  You will have your bestie in the massage room with you to help ease those first time jitters.  Call or look online to book your appointment with Simple Wellness Massage today and create some great memories of an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for years to come. <3

Lost In Float Winner

Take a look at what Cindy has to say as she wins our Lost In Float gift certificate!

Get Your Gift Certificate Today!

Planning your Christmas list and having a difficult time trying to figure out what to get everyone? Look no further! Consider getting Simple Wellness Massage gift certificates for your friends and family!

Join our Float Giveaway 2018

For the month of November, you will be able to enter our raffle giveaway for a 60-minute float with Lost in Float when you receive a massage. Contest is from November 1st through November 30th.

Watch Terra explain more on the raffle giveaway.

Massage and Stress

At some point in your life you may have felt betrayed by someone you cared about and used the expression of being “stabbed in the back” or you may have an acquaintance you’ve referred to as a “pain in the neck”, at some point you may have felt that you “have the weight of the world on your shoulders.”  These are more than just expressions. The back is also known as a “storehouse for stress, grief, sorrow, fear, and most of all betrayal”. These emotions can present as muscle pain, muscle stiffness, or general discomfort of the back muscles. The neck is said to contain some of the most emotional muscles of the whole body and can hold in past traumas, in which can be presented as pain, stiffness, lack of range of motion in the neck. Our shoulder muscles can take on what burdens us and once again present in muscle pain, stiffness, or general discomfort.

 

However, at the same time, we must consider that pain or discomfort we are feeling in our back could be from poor posture, our neck could be stiff or painful because we sit at a computer eight hours a day or slept incorrectly.  Our shoulders could feel heavy from that purse we carry or a new exercise routine. Even when our physical discomfort is due to a physical ailment, it can affect our emotional well-being by making us grumpy, frustrated, exhausted and so forth.

 

One of the things I love about being a massage therapist is that it allows me to be a vessel in healing not only the physical body but the emotional and spiritual body, as well. One of the first questions I like to ask the client before we begin a massage session is “how is your body feeling today”, but another important question I’ve started asking clients is “how is your mood today”? These inquiries allow me an insight into what your body may need and will enable me to tailor your session more personally, which means choosing techniques and pressure that will be the most beneficial to your specific needs. It may also mean adding in some deep breathing, aromatherapy, silenced or vocalized meditation. When our emotional self is not doing well, neither is our physical self and vice versa.

 

Abby Davis, LMT

Source: The Body Heals Itself by Emily A. Francis   copyright 2017

Join our Community Social

Reminder to join us at our Community Social!

Come party with Simple Wellness Massage. Below are the details:

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: 4 to 7 PM

Location: The Event Space 5550 S. 59th St. Ste. 10, Lincoln, NE 68516

 

Enjoy appetizers and conversation with us, as we are hosting a social to bring people together! So, if you are interested, please contact Tonia Hunter at 402 430 1711 or email her at tonia@simplewellnessmassage.com or respond to our Facebook page here

 

Hope to see you soon!

A B C’s of Recognizing Skin Cancer

As the temperatures rise and many of us are outdoors enjoying activities, we here at Simple Wellness Massage want to remind you to care for your skin.  Remember, that good hydration will keep us healthy, including our skin. Adding sun-block regularly while outdoors is very helpful for the protection on our skin and knowing signs of potential skin cancer, below are visual ways that could potentially save your life!

The most important warning sign of melanoma is a new spot on the skin or a spot that’s changing in size, shape, or color. Another important sign is a spot that looks different from all of the other spots on your skin. If you have any of these warning signs, have your skin checked by a doctor.

The ABCDE rule is another guide to the usual signs of melanoma. Be on the lookout and tell your doctor about spots that have any of the following features:

  • A is for Asymmetry: One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.
  • B is for Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
  • C is for Color: The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, or sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue.
  • D is for Diameter: The spot is larger than 6 millimeters across (about ¼ inch – the size of a pencil eraser), although melanomas can sometimes be smaller than this.
  • E is for Evolving: The mole is changing in size, shape, or color.

Some melanomas do not fit these rules described above, so it’s important to tell your doctor about any changes or new spots on the skin, or growths that look different from the rest of your moles.

Other warning signs are:

  • A sore that does not heal
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin
  • Redness or a new swelling beyond the border of the mole
  • Change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain
  • Change in the surface of a mole – scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or the appearance of a lump or bump

Simple Wellness Massage would like to remind you that too much skin exposure could potentially lead to burning.  We sure do appreciate our customers, they may not enjoy the massage if there is significant skin exposure leading to burning.  Again, please take care of your skin to fully enjoy your massage!!!