More than a luxury
Shane Kinnison is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in the state of Nebraska. He provides therapeutic massages for clients aimed at reducing stress and chronic pain and discomfort. Many clients use therapeutic massage in conjunction with physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and/or chiropractic care. Shane offers 60, 90, and 120-minute massages.
Types of Massage
Not all massages are alike!
A Swedish massage is a light-to-medium pressure massage aimed at relieving muscle tension and providing temporary pain relief. This massage is ideal for physical and mental relaxation as well as stress reduction. It is often used in conjunction with chiropractic treatments to help achieve optimal results. Technique involves the use of smooth gliding strokes over the entire back, arms, and legs.
A sports massage aims at breaking up scar tissue from previous injuries and loosening tight muscles and tendons. It involves deep tissue massage to promote healing. The use of slow and deep pressure increases blood flow, which over time helps reduce inflammation. This massage may improve sports injury pain and is often used in conjunction with physical therapy. Read more on deep tissue massage here.
A therapeutic massage is used for the management of chronic pain. In addition to working on muscles, a therapeutic massage therapist focuses on reaching connective tissues such as fascia as well as trigger points. A therapeutic massage also helps rid the muscles of toxins that collect over time. Learn more about myofascial pain here.
While Shane specializes in therapeutic massage, all elements above can be implemented during your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is massage a luxury? The true health benefits of massage is gaining traction in the medical community. Those who regularly get massages are eager to share their experiences. For more information, check out this article from the Mayo Clinic.
Is a therapeutic massage painful? There is a difference between pain and therapeutic ‘pain.’ Therapeutic ‘pain’ involves the feeling of relief as the tension in muscles and trigger points are worked out by the therapist. A therapeutic massage should not cause you to tense other areas of your body. Always feel free to communicate with your massage therapist on the amount of pressure and the comfort level of the techniques being applied.
What should I do after my massage? Be sure to drink PLENTY of water after your massage. This will aid in flushing out toxins .If you have never had a massage before, there is a chance you will have some muscle soreness 24-48 hours after your therapy session. You can also try mild stretching, heat therapy, and anti-inflammatories (a natural option is curcumin with ginger and bromelain).
What garments do I remove for a massage? Ah, the question every new client wonders about but is too embarrassed to ask. Massage therapy occurs while you lie on your stomach. Most people choose to remove upper garments to prevent restriction in the therapist’s motion. However, you are in charge and always get to choose your comfort level. The lower body is covered by a towel, blanket, and/or garments that will still allow access to the legs.
Can children benefit from massage? Absolutely. However, I do not offer massages to people under 18 unless accompanied by an adult. Adults may choose to be in the room and/or have the door left ajar. Massages can be scheduled after normal chiropractic clinic hours, which makes this an option.
Massage lengths are 60, 90, or 120 minutes and are priced at $65, $95, or $125 respectively.