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At Skilled Touch Health & Healing, we offer professional massage therapies in a tranquil, serene setting in order to address the aches and pains that accompany a full life for clients across the Gretna and Omaha area!

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Facial Cupping

Do you find your head feeling like a cement block from sinus congestion due to allergies or a cold? Facial cupping is an alternative therapy to quickly loosen and mobilize mucus from your airways to facilitate clearer, more comfortable breathing. Many clients report immediate, long lasting relief, without the use of over the counter pharmaceuticals to address symptoms. 

When combined with aromatherapy and/or halotherapy, imagine the relief that can be attained with these alternative therapies!

Ashiatsu / Barefoot Massage.

In Japanese, “Ashi-” means foot and “-atsu” means pressure. Therefore, Ashiatsu (Ashi) is a therapeutic massage modality where the therapist delivers massage pressure using their feet, while the client is laying on a table. 

Ashi is a barefoot massage technique using deep compression strokes that glide over the body. Gravitational force is combined with these strokes to create a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage, resulting in increased range of motion and flexibility! This technique has been dubbed the most luxurious deep tissue massage on earth!

This modality is best for athletic and robust clients, who enjoy and are able to tolerate a large amount of therapeutic pressure, but can also be modified for a more moderate to gentle work. It is recommended for lower body, hip, and lower back work.

Myofacial Release

Myofascial Release Therapy is a modality used for specific work to mobilize restricted tissues that are causing discomfort, pain, limited range of motion, skeletal imbalance, uneven loading of joints, ect. It differs from conventional deep tissue as it intentionally addresses connective tissue rather than muscle tissue. Muscles are addressed as part of the work, but the primary focus is the connective tissue rather than the muscle tissue.

Muscles are addressed as part of the work, but the primary focus is the connective fascia that separates muscles and the tendons that attach muscles to bones.

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Skilled Touch Health & Healing offers therapeutic Swedish massage. This therapy involves relaxing lighter pressure, long gliding and kneading techniques. This is also combined with stretching and movement of the joints.
By relieving muscle tension, Swedish massage therapy can be both relaxing and energizing, ensuring physical, mental, and emotional benefits!

To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to.

Table Thai massage is a form of Thai massage, which is a traditional healing system that uses momentum, gravity, and assisted yoga postures, rather than muscular strength. This therapy is all about stretching the whole body! It works along energy lines, is very gentle, and uses rocking and range-of-motion stretching, similar to yoga positions.

This type of massage technique uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains fully clothed during their session. The body is compressed, pulled, stretched, and rocked throughout the session by the therapist. You can expect to be positioned in a variety of positions similar to yoga, stretching the entire body.

The benefits of a session of Thai massage: relieve stress, boosts energy, relieves headaches, stimulates circulation, improves range of motion- all as a result of stretching! You will leave feeling invigorated and restored, both mentally and physically!

To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to.

Do you find your head feeling like a cement block from sinus congestion due to allergies or a cold? Facial cupping is an alternative therapy to quickly loosen and mobilize mucus from your airways to facilitate clearer, more comfortable breathing. Many clients report immediate, long lasting relief, without the use of over the counter pharmaceuticals to address symptoms. 

When combined with aromatherapy and/or halotherapy, imagine the relief that can be attained with these alternative therapies!

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy – originated in Japan and is a therapeutic, deep tissue, barefoot massage technique. Ashi has been dubbed the deepest, most luxurious massage technique on the planet!

Enjoy 75 minutes of pure relaxation provided by hot stones and a Swedish massage.  Hot stone massage is not a deep tissue massage, but rather offers the ultimate in relaxation.  This massage is most appropriate for times of emotional stress or just over stimulation. If you are looking for a deep tissue technique with heat, try Warm Bamboo Fusion Massage.

Chinese, Indonesian, and Japanese cultures have always held the belief that bamboo holds benefits to life, energy, prosperity, longevity, strength, prosperity, and peace. With incorporating heat into the bamboo stalks, you will experience a “muscle melting” sensation like no other!

The bamboo sticks deeply knead musculature, tension dissipates, eliminating knots and congestion. The result? Improved circulation, sensory nerve perception, lymphatic drainage, as well as a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Yet another incredible therapy you must put on your “MUST TRY” list, offered at Skilled Touch! To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to

Cupping massage is a therapy dating back centuries, where the value and efficacy has been documented through all aspects of research. In today’s western Holistic communities, it has reemerged as a remarkably effective healing therapy.
Through the use of various types of cups, negative pressure and suction over the tissues (versus compression) releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, and even loosen adhesions. Cupping brings fresh, revitalized blood to areas of stagnation, oftentimes bringing immediate, long lasting pain relief.

Enjoy 75 minutes of pure relaxation provided by hot stones and a Swedish massage.  Hot stone massage is not a deep tissue massage, but rather offers the ultimate in relaxation.  This massage is most appropriate for times of emotional stress or just over stimulation. If you are looking for a deep tissue technique with heat, try Warm Bamboo Fusion Massage.

Myofascial Release Therapy is a modality used for specific work to mobilize restricted tissues that are causing discomfort, pain, limited range of motion, skeletal imbalance, uneven loading of joints, ect. It differs from conventional deep tissue as it intentionally addresses connective tissue rather than muscle tissue. Muscles are addressed as part of the work, but the primary focus is the connective tissue rather than the muscle tissue.

Muscles are addressed as part of the work, but the primary focus is the connective fascia that separates muscles and the tendons that attach muscles to bones.

Work is performed very slowly and worked from superficial skin level all the way down to bone depth to mobilize the reestablish proper length and articulation of tissues. Can also be used to encourage absorption of excess scar tissue and mobilization of necessary scar tissue. 

Deep tissue massage is a technique which typically focuses on a specific problem (ex: chronic muscle pain, injury rehab). The pressure is firm, to reach deeper muscle layers and connective tissue. The massage techniques may be used to break up scar tissue, adhesions, painful “knots” that may be causing restriction in movement/range of motion, inflammation, or pain.

After your deep tissue massage session, you may be some stiffness or soreness, but this should subside within a day or so. It is most important to drink water after your session, to help flush waste from the tissues.

To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to. Massage need not be painful to be effective!

A sports massage is a form of bodywork geared to improve performance and prevent injury – not just for athletes! As a regular part of self care, this type of massage therapy can prevent or heal sports injuries, improve performance, or maintain the body in optimal condition as well as help to recover from workouts and injuries. A Sports Massage will help release muscle tension and promote tissue repair and muscle (re-)balance.

Sports massage may be pursued pre-event, post-event, restoratively, or rehabilitative. You can expect invigorating techniques used. In addition to kneading and long warming stroke, sports massage includes numerous other soft tissue techniques such as wringing, rolling, tapotement, friction, or cupping- to mention a few.

When you are looking to boost recovery, improve performance, alleviating pain (sport participation induced), or to prevent injury during physical activity – try a sports massage session!
To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to.

Oncology massage is a modification of swedish massage therapy techniques, customized in recognizing the challenges the body is dealing with while in treatment for a cancer or recovering from treatment. Our massage therapists have received specific training and knowledge of these adaptations necessary for greatest benefit.

The massage technique is slow, gentle and light, allowing your body respect, while it is busy trying to heal from treatment.

To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to. Always come to your session well hydrated and be sure to rehydrate after your session.

Massage therapy during pregnancy is an excellent compliment to your prenatal self care. Research supports massage during pregnancy promotes a healthier, relaxed mother AND baby! We offer the side lying position for our pregnancy massage clients, with pillows to keep you comfortable throughout your experience.
The changes pregnancy affords your body results in backaches, stiffness/soreness of the neck, leg cramps, headaches, and hip pain. Massage relieves many of these common discomforts! The baby benefits from the endorphins (stress busting hormones) that are released during a massage, are passed on to the infant, in utero, creating a more peaceful feeling noted by BOTH mom and baby!

To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to.
We recommend you always consult your physician before booking your massage appointment.

Reflexology is a holistic ancient practice, of over 3000 years of use, that focuses on maintaining balance and assisting the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. The practice of reflexology divides the body into zones and the zones are represented by points on the bottom of the feet. By providing pressure stimulation within the corresponding body zones on the soles of the feet, tension is released and energy passages are opened, enhancing overall healing.

Reflexology promotes overall relaxation, improves blood circulation, reduces aches & pains, and soothes tired feet.

Reflexology may be considered helpful in the following conditions: allergies, asthma, back, knee, hip or neck problems, constipation, insomnia, stress or hormone imbalance.

A trigger point is a localized spasm or knot in the muscle fiber that may cause pain to be referred to other, more distant places in your body. There is local tenderness as well as “referred” pain elsewhere in the body when compressed. These trigger points are a result of muscle overload, resulting in “shortening” of the muscle fiber itself- causing pain.

Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to address the source of the pain. This is achieved through specific pressure/release cycles at the identifying location of pain.

When received on a regular basis, trigger point therapy can help naturally manage pain from chronic injuries.
To get the most from your massage session, remember to communicate with your therapist to establish the level of pressure your body is responding to.

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Many people spend their days testing the limits that their body has by over working, missing precious hours of sleep, having a less than desirable diet, and many other stressors.

We offer therapeutic massage services that not only help to relax your mind, but also serve to promote natural healing benefits.

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