Your journey to wellness.
Carolyn Benecke, owner of Passageway Massage, has continued to grow her business since graduating from the Omaha School of Massage in 2000. Carolyn has worked exclusively in the Historic Old Market, and greatly enjoys the energy of the Old Market and being a part of the Old Market community. She started her massage career in the Old Market Passageway, working in that building for 12 years. Having moved from there, but still wanting that history to be a part of her business, she kept the name and adapted it into PassageWay Massage, your journey to wellness.
A 15 year member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Carolyn has continued to hone her skills studying many different modalities including deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, myokinesthetics, unlocking computer shoulder, core body mechanics, sports massage, structural analysis, reflexology, lava stone, and Ayurvedic Pancha Karma treatments. Carolyn is able to draw on all her education and 15 years of experience to focus her massage to each client’s individual needs and benefits.
She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance. Her yoga training and personal yoga practice helps her to be present with her clients, and to also identify muscle imbalances.
Whether it is relaxation, relief from tension, or rehabilitation from an injury, our signature massage uses a combination of techniques to create a massage custom-suited to your individual needs.
$70/60 min | $100/90min
Deep Tissue Massage
A more focused massage using slower, stronger strokes and passive stretches to work deeper muscle tissues holding stored up tension.
$80/60min | $110/90min
Designed for two, share the relaxing experience of a massage with a friend or loved one by your side, a simultaneous massage with two therapists. Afterword, enjoy some tea and chocolate for a savory finish.
Heated Stone Massage
The ultimate in massage, this treatment uses warm lava stones as a tool to work out tension in taut muscles. Using heat increases circulation, resulting in a more efficient release of toxins and deeper relaxation.
$95/75min | $110/90min
Time for mom! This massage, specially designed for the mommy-to-be, helps relieve the pressure on the lower back, hips, and feet, and helps ease swelling by increasing circulation in the limbs. Performed side-lying with lots of pillows, or lay face down with the use of a special pregnancy table.
Steam, aromatherapy and massage-there’s no better way to relax and detoxify both mentally and physically. Following a massage of your choice, a steam tent is placed on top of the massage table, to envelop you in a canopy of herbal steam.
$40 – add to any massage
Herbal Oil Massage & Exfoliation
A supremely relaxing massage done with warmed herbal oil individually chosen to balance your body type. A dry exfoliation prepares your skin to receive the nourishing oil, but pair this with the herbal steam treatment to really help the oil absorb into your system.
$80/60 minutes | $170/90 minutes (w/ Shirodhara)
Ayurvedic Massage with Herbal Steam
A very refreshing treatment that helps the herbal oils from the massage absorb further into your body with a deep sweat herbal steam treatment. This treatment is both detoxifying and balancing.
Pure Bliss (Shirodhara)
A profoundly relaxing treatment in which warm herbal oil is poured continuously over the forehead (third eye). Perfect for anyone suffering from stress, headaches, anxiety, or insomnia. Recommended to be done with a massage for increased relaxation benefits.
Sinus Rescue (Nasya)
Made for those who suffer from sinus ailments, this treatment is best done with the herbal steam to help open up your sinuses, while a facial massage is done with nasal oil to lubricate the sinus passageways, followed up by inhaling an herbal smoke to clear out your sinuses.
Balance Package & Panchakarma
This includes it all! Massage with exfoliation, Shirodhara, steam, and Nasya! Recommended to do in the spring and fall at the change of the seasons, a full panchakarma treatment to shed the season, detox, and restore balance.
India’s 5000 year old system of medicine, Ayurveda means the science of life. One of the primary goals of Ayurveda is to restore balance to your dosha or body type. We are each made up of certain elements, and those elements can become unbalanced, causing “dis-ease” throughout the body. Aimed at aiding in detoxification and restoration, these treatments use oils infused with herbs specifically chosen for your body type to help bring balance back to your body, mind, and spirit.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Carolyn is the best massage therapist I have encountered. Her healing touch makes my body whole. I thank God for her daily. I would whole-heartedly recommend Carolyn to anyone who is seeking competent, compassionate care.
-Sandy, client for 15 years.
Carolyn has been my massage therapist since beginning her career. Our meeting happened because my massage therapist was unavailable and Carolyn had an opening. Not being receptive to change, I reluctantly scheduled an appointment. Years later, without hesitation, I schedule appointments every three weeks. Not only do I seek relaxation, but more importantly relief from physical pain due to a hip abnormality. Walking without pain is a gift given by Carolyn through her massage technique which for me involves use of heated stones. How exceptional is Carolyn as a massage therapist? I’ve received massages at spas throughout the country while traveling. No massage has ever compared in quality to that given by Carolyn. The combination of technique, professionalism, and kindness make Carolyn an exceptional massage therapist and one I plan to see until her career ends.
-Marcia, client for 15 years
As a massage therapist myself and a kinesiology instructor, I have found Carolyn delivers perhaps the most professional, soothing , and therapeutic massage I have ever enjoyed.
-Kevin, LMT, kinesiology instructor
“Exceptional” is the first word that comes to mind when describing Carolyn’s work. There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to getting a massage. It’s offered at the salon, spas, health clubs and the chiropractors office in addition to private practice offices and massage franchises. But I know, as a massage therapist myself and from my 10+ years of getting massages around the country and even on my travels overseas, that not all massages are the same. It’s the massage therapist that makes the difference and Carolyn Benecke is one of the very best. Highly skilled and extremely talented, Carolyn’s sessions are not only relaxing, but tailored to address your individual aches, pains or tension patterns in a way that gets to the root of the problem. Carolyn is who I trust and turn to regularly to help keep me healthy, balanced and pain free. I can’t recommend her highly enough, although I would be happy to keep one of Omaha’s best kept secret’s to myself!
-Meredith Busher, LMT, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
and Ayurvedic Consultant
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First and third Friday 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Second and fourth Friday 9:00 – 3:00
First and third Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
PassageWay Massage is located in the historic Old Market inside the Natural Therapy Clinic on the Southeast corner of 13th and Leavenworth.
Carolyn Benecke, Licensed Massage Therapist
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