<![CDATA[Advanced Massage Healthcare, Inc - News Blog]]>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:29:21 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Now Located at Calvert Office Park]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:36:40 GMThttp://amhmassage.com/1/post/2016/01/now-located-at-calvert-office-park.htmlPicture
On January 1, 2016, Brad moved his Massage Therapy Establishment to
Calvert Office Park, located at:

3601 Calvert Street, Suite #34
Lincoln, NE  68506

<![CDATA[Brad' Professional Bio]]>Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:56:17 GMThttp://amhmassage.com/1/post/2015/08/brad-professional-bio.htmlPicture
Brad Decker
     · Bachelor of Science in BioPsychology ('94)
     · Licensed Massage Therapist ('95)
     · Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork ('95)
     · Certified Sports Massage Therapist ('97)
     · Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist ('05)
     · American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) member (since '95)
     · United States Medical Massage Association (USMMA) member (since '04)
     · Graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and Myotherapy Institute.

Brad has been a licensed healthcare provider since 1995, first obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1994, then completing a 1000-hour massage therapy training program with a diploma at Myotherapy Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska.  After graduation Brad immediately passed Nebraska's testing requirements for licensing in 1995 - which continues to be one of the most stringent massage therapy licensing processes in the nation.  Since that time, he has extended his training and professional experience by earning two advanced certifications, helping bring him to the forefront of Nebraska's growing list of highly-trained massage therapists.

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Brad's list of past and/or current professional associations and achievements has clearly signified his dedication to the advancement of the massage profession over the years:
     · Lincoln's first and only Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist
     · State of Nebraska Massage Therapy Board member and officer
     · Certified Master Medical Massage Therapist
     · Certified Sports Massage Therapist
     · American Massage Therapy Association - Nebraska Chapter member and officer
     · University of Nebraska Campus Recreation Massage Therapy Coordinator

Brad has provided education and training for students and licensed massage therapists in the topics of Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage, and Sports Massage. His light-hearted teaching style often challenges participants to review their current knowledge base and then apply systematic and sensible thought to the practical use of any specific technique being taught.

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Brad has been providing therapeutic and medical massage therapy services to the Lincoln area since 2003 through his massage business, Advanced Massage Healthcare: a professional practice dedicated to serving people using advanced therapeutic and medical massage techniques and protocols for the recovery of soft-tissue injuries. The business incorporated and moved into its second phase of development at the beginning of 2007 with the expansion of office space and the hiring of additional therapists.

On June 1st, 2015, Brad took a new direction with his business, following his passion for integrative sports and medical massage within an athletic setting.  He moved his professional practice to Speedway Village, where he serves activity-minded individuals and athletes, as well as injury patients.

<![CDATA[Hydration Reminder]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:02:53 GMThttp://amhmassage.com/1/post/2015/07/hydration-reminder.htmlPicture
Yeah.  I know.  You hear it all the time.  I gotta drink more water.
But, how much?  It does not take much google search these days to come up with a good general rule.

What is half your body weight?  100 lbs?
Drink that many ounces of water per day.  At least.

If you exercise or do other activities that promote the loss of water through sweat or otherwise, then you may need to increase that amount.  Caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages can act on your body like a diuretic, which encourages the removal of water, and along with it, all those necessary electrolyte salts.

But why, Brad?  Why all the water?
Well, our bodies are actually over 70% fluid (water).  With too less of fluid (water), our blood loses its efficiency to move about the body and properly maintain all those cells: muscles, tendons,  internal organs, brain, skin, etc.

Early dehydration signs can include out of the ordinary tightening, cramping or spasming muscles and/or unusually dry skin, along with a host of other symptoms.  You can even experience food cravings due to your body's decreased ability to release ample amounts of energy from your liver. Take the time to evaluate your own water intake, and respect its foundational importance on your overall health and wellness.