February 8th, 2013 | No Comments »

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This year, commemorate Valentine’s Day the way it was originally intended-as a celebration of love.  A gift of wellness is an amazing way to show love. 

Who doesn’t need to recharge and renew their body to keep up with the frantic pace of everyday life?  Often, the simplest gifts can empower the people we love to carve out a little time to nurture and care for themselves.  Think of all your friends and family who mean the world to you.

What better way to show the special people in your life how much they are appreciated by you than with some much-needed pampering and a well-deserved massage. It’s so easy for you to give a gift of massage to promote overall wellness.

We’ve added Valentine Specials to our menu of services to add relaxation to your life or as a gift for someone special.  Purchase these treatments by February 15, 2013 to receive the discounted prices. (See menu below.)

For your convenience,  purchase an Instant Gift Certificate here now  by clicking  on the link or call us at 843-723-7005. We are always here to assist you.

Warmly,

 

Charleston Therapeutic Massage and Wellness

310 Broad Street, Suite 8

Charleston, SC  29401

843-723-7005

Visit our website at www.charleston-massage.com

 

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Valentine’s 

Day

Specials

Aroma-Therapeutic Journey

Tantalize your senses with an unforgettable one hour massage using a blend of therapeutic aromatherapy essential oils derived from plants to affect your mood and alleviate stress. You’ll be irresistibly scented, nurtured and uplifted.

Limited Time Special: $60.00 – A $75.00 Value

For Only $60.00!

 

Romance For Couples

Dissolve the day’s stress and renew your relationship with this relaxing and uplifting one hour massage in the same room side by side with two massage therapists. You’ll leave walking in step, hand in hand after you experience this romantic treatment together.

Limited Time Special: $130.00 – A $160.00 Value for Only $130.00!

 

*Special Promotion Rules:
Valentine Specials must be purchased by midnight, February 15,
2013. Limit 4 per household.  Gift Certificates expire one year
from date of purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers
or specials.

 

January 10th, 2013 | No Comments »

If a person feels threatened, the body will reorganize its priorities to maintain homeostasis. Resources are moved from one area to another in order to better cope with the stress. These changes include:

• Reduction of digestion and elimination
• Lowering of immune function
• Release of neurotransmitters, producing heightened awareness
• Increase in heart rate and blood pressure
• Less energy going towards cell production and repair
• Hormonal shifts, such as an increased production of adrenalin and cortisol

If these changes are short term and end after the perceived threat has passed, the body will return to normal. If these changes persist well beyond the danger, the body will start to break down and react in ways that are counterproductive to good health, including:

• Abnormal sleep patterns (too much or too little sleep)
• Eating disorders
• Headaches
• Cardiovascular problems
• Digestive problems
• Muscular aches and pains
• Immune system disorders
• Hormonal disorders
• Skin problems

One of the best strategies for your health is to erase stress. Over the past 20 to 30 years the area of stress management has become of great concern. Stress management and the use of healthy lifestyle choices to relieve it have grown together.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices:

Massage Therapy: Regular massages reduce the production of stress hormones, increases blood and lymph circulation and promotes the elimination of toxins that accumulate in the body. It can reverse the negative cycle of pain in your joints and muscles allowing you to experience a new level of vitality and well-being.

Fitness Training: Fitness Training can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries, rebuild and restore your posture, relieve pain, increase flexibility, strengthen and reshape your body.

Health Coaching: Health Coaching provides guidance and support for issues related to health, nutrition and lifestyle. It’s about more than just your diet, it is about creating the quality of life you want by making sustainable changes in your diet, exercise routine, relationships, daily practice and career. It’s about improving your eating habits, achieving weight loss naturally, increasing your energy, shifting behaviors and beliefs that block your success, and increasing your overall vitality and happiness.

Our professionals work together as a team to help you reach your personal goals.

You may think you’re alone, but you’re not. At Charleston Therapeutic Massage and Wellness we are committed to empowering you by offering our healthy lifestyle choices that will effectively meet your needs and goals in a simple and easy process.

We invite you to come experience what we have to offer. For more information, or an appointment, 843-723-7005.

Ask how you can receive a FREE initial health discovery session.

November 26th, 2012 | No Comments »

 

Big

Holiday

Savings 

Cyber Monday

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November 26, 2012

Thank you for all that you have given us as a client.

 

As a way to show you how special we think you are,

we are offering a big holiday savings. 

Cyber Monday Special

 

ROYAL TREATMENT MASSAGE

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and relax muscles.

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30 Minutes – $35

60 Minutes – $55

90 Minutes – $90

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It’s the perfect, thoughtful gift of relaxation!

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*Special Promotion Rules: Cyber Monday Special must be purchased by midnight, November 26, 2012. Limit 2 per household.  Gift Certificates expire one year from date of purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers or specials.

 

 

We invite you to call us for more information

or to purchase a gift by phone.

Charleston Therapeutic Massage and Wellness

843-723-7005

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Charleston, SC  29401

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July 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

Shoulder Pain

People with shoulder dysfunctions and injuries suffer constant pain, interrupted sleep and loss of range of motion. Postural strains often create an imbalance in the shoulder muscles making you prone to injury.  Postural strains can be caused by frequent computer use, driving and carrying a heavy bag. Shoulder tendonitis or shoulder bursitis refer to the condition that causes inflammation around the shoulder joint. This inflammation begins when there is an injury to the structure.  The longer there is inflammation present the worse the pain gets. As time goes on the shoulder will become stiff and more painful.

How To Treat Shoulder/Joint Pain

Shoulder pain relief can encompass several different approaches. Initially you need to address the source of the pain. Is your shoulder pain from tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, muscle tears, cartilage tears, instability or muscle imbalance?  If you have already been evaluated by your doctor and you are not experiencing the relief you want then you may want to explore therapeutic massage and corrective exercises.

Researchers at Auburn Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia, found that soft-tissue massage improved range of motion, reduced pain and improved function in people with shoulder pain.

A study conducted to investigate the effects of soft tissue massage on range of motion, reported pain, and reported function in patients with shoulder pain. The results of this study showed massage significantly reduced pain and improved range of motion for abduction, flexion and hand-behind back. (Van den Dolder, P.A., & Roberts, D.L. (2003). A trial into the effectiveness of soft tissue massage in the treatment of shoulder pain. )

Corrective exercises, ice and pain relieving lotions can be part of your self-care routine. Rest, ice and pain relieving lotions are some effective methods in helping relieve shoulder pain. Look for a lotion with at least one pain-relieving ingredient, such as Arnica, wintergreen, menthol, or a Chinese herbal blend.  A full posture analysis can determine muscular imbalances and dysfunction. After your imbalance is determined a customized program of corrective exercises can be designed to improve your posture, function and balance.

Preventing Injury

The top three causes for shoulder pain are poor posture, weak muscles and engaging in an intense sport on an occasional basis. Doing so without stretching, corrective posture exercises, warming up before engaging in sports activities and strengthening your muscles can cause strains, sprains and tightness.  

At Charleston Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, we work with clients who are struggling with pain. We help them by significantly relieving pain and inflammation with therapeutic massage, corrective posture and fitness exercises, and healthy lifestyle coaching. Give us a call at 843-723-7005 for more information.

May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

  

What Mother doesn’t love massage?

 

 

We all know that moms are natural nurturers and love their children without measure. But in reality motherhood comes with unexpected challenges and frustrations that carry stress along the way.

Give Mom a 1 Hour Tranquility Massage this year. It’s the perfect, thoughtful gift of relaxation.

1 Hour Tranquility Massage 

Mother’s Day Special $55.00

Must be purchased by midnight May 13, 2012.

For more information or an appointment, call  Charleston Therapeutic Massage at 843-723-7005.

Purchase an Instant Gift Certificate online now!

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April 5th, 2012 | No Comments »
 
 
 
This month we’re highlighting low back pain (LBP) – one of the most common musculoskeletal problems in modern society. Seventy to eighty five percent of the population will experience LBP at some time in their lives.

Back pain can interfere with work, routine daily activities and recreation.  Most acute back pain is mechanical in nature – the result of trauma to the lower back. Symptoms may range from muscle ache to shooting or stabbing pain, limited flexibility and/or range of motion, or an inability to stand straight. 

Occasionally, pain felt in one part of the body may “radiate” from a disorder, misalignment or injury elsewhere in the body. A full postural assessment can help determine if posture imbalance is the cause. The way we use our bodies through physical demand, repetitive motion and even lack of motion can cause our posture to become unbalanced. This deviation from our functional design causes musculoskeletal compensation and pain.

Ice and heat (cold and hot compresses) may help reduce pain and inflammation and allow greater mobility for some individuals. As soon as possible following trauma, apply a cold pack or a cold compress (such as a bag of ice or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) to the tender spot several times a day for up to 20 minutes.  After 2 to 3 days of cold treatment, you should then apply heat (such as a hot pad) for brief periods to relax muscles and increase blood flow.  Warm baths may also help relax muscles.  

Massage therapy has been found to be especially effective for individuals with  low back pain.

back massage

Clinical research has shown that massage therapy has benefits for many serious medical conditions. Massage therapy alleviates pain and aids in the healing process. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine supports massage therapy  as producing better results for low back pain than other therapies, including acupuncture and spinal modification. 

Massage for low back pain was more likely to work when combined with exercise and education. 

Thirteen randomized trials (1596 participants) assessing various types of massage therapy for low-back pain were included in a review. 

In summary, massage is beneficial for individuals with sub-acute (lasting 4 to 12 weeks) and chronic (lasting longer than 12 weeks) non-specific low-back pain, especially when combined with exercises and education. (Furlan AD, Imamura M, Dryden T, Irvin E. Massage for low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.:CD001929.DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD001929.pub2).

The best thing you can do for your pain is to talk with us about your specific needs and goals.  Our staff of extensively trained and experienced professionals will assist you to reach your goals in our nurturing stress free environment.

 
Resource: AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)
February 11th, 2012 | No Comments »

 

 Aim Straight For The Heart This

Valentine’s Day

 Last Minute Valentine’s Deals:

  • Romance For Couples Massage

  • The Royal Treatment Massage

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th! Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

Show that someone special how much you care this Valentine’s Day with our holiday special, Romance For Couples Massage. This couples massage is about the shared experience with someone you love. There’s no better way to say I love you than with this heartfelt gift.

 Everyone on your Valentine’s list will love The Royal Treatment Massage. If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation gift, The Royal Treatment Massage is the perfect match.

These special Valentine’s Day massages are available for purchase until midnight, February 14th, 2012. You can purchase and personalize an Instant Gift Certificate online (see links below), then email or print and you are done. It’s that easy! For more information, or an appointment, call Charleston Therapeutic Massage and Wellness at 843-723-7005.

Romance For Couples Massage

Dissolve the day’s stress and renew your relationship with this relaxing and uplifting one hour massage in the same room side by side with two massage therapists. You’ll leave walking in step, hand in hand after you experience this romantic treatment together.

Limited Time Special $130.00 (per couple)

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

The Royal Treatment Massage

Everyone will adore this one hour massage experience. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion. At this affordable price, buy one for yourself and purchase another as a romantic gift for someone special in your life.

Limited Time Special $55.00

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

Charleston Therapeutic Massage
310 Broad Street, Suite 8, Charleston, SC 29401 • (843) 723-7005

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February 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »

February is all about one thing:  LOVE!  

Whether you are romantically entwined or reveling in singlehood, celebrate this month with some much needed self-love. If you want to show your love and appreciation to your spouse, dear friend or family member great experiences come from the heart. So, when was the last time you showed someone your love, appreciation and gratitude with all your heart? 

Valentine’s Day, a holiday that celebrates love, is observed on February 14th. We’ve put together affordable  MASSAGE SPECIALS  that will leave you and your loved ones feeling radiant, refreshed and LOVED!

For more information, or an appointment, call Charleston Therapeutic Massage at 843-723-7005 or visit our website at www.charleston-massage.com.

Valentine’s Day Specials:

Romance For Couples

Dissolve the day’s stress and renew your relationship with this relaxing and uplifting one hour massage in the same room side by side with two massage therapists. You’ll leave walking in step, hand in hand after you experience this romantic treatment together.

Limited Time Special $130.00 (per couple)

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

The Royal Treatment

Everyone will adore this one hour massage experience. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion. At this affordable price, buy one for yourself and purchase another as a romantic gift for someone special in your life.

Limited Time Special $55.00

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

Limited time massage specials must be purchased by midnight, February 14th, 2012.

December 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

 

Do you want to ring in the New Year with a resolution you can successfully achieve?

During this holiday season, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you and wish you much joy, happiness and health!

As the New Year approaches, many of our clients have been telling us their 2012 New Year’s resolution is to focus on living a healthier lifestyle.  We want you to be successful this year.  It’s easier than you think with our 2012 “NEW YOU” MAKEOVER Program.

 
 
 2012 New Year’s Resolution “NEW YOU” Makeover Program

 

We’ve put together a healthy makeover program that will give you everything you need to create a whole new healthier you successfully. This personalized makeover program will provide you with professional services (massages, a fitness program, health & life coaching), guidance and support that will help you achieve sustainable changes that will improve your health and happiness.  This program is like no other program you’ve tried before.

What’s in it for you…?

  • Vibrant Health
  • Pain & Stress Relief
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved Eating Habits
  • Enhanced Fitness and Sports Performance
  • More Energy and Stamina
  • Improved Personal Relationships
  • Increased Happiness

 

Just do it!  Make the decision today to successfully create a whole new healthier you with our help this year.

Hurry, the clock is ticking to receive a HUGE savings on your personalized makeover program. 

Your  ”NEW YOU” MAKEOVER program includes:

  • Two 60 minute Corrective Massage Therapy Sessions  with our master level massage therapist and pain specialist- ($180 Value). The focus of Corrective Massage Therapy is to create efficient alignment of your bones and muscles, freedom from pain and stress, increased range of motion, a stronger body, enhanced sports and fitness performance, increased energy, and optimal health. Corrective Massage Therapy will transform the way you move and feel! 

 

  • Two 60 minute Health and Life Consulting/Coaching Sessions with our certified health coach, holistic nutrition specialist and certified stress management coach – ($150 Value). This part of your makeover will help you explore concerns specific to you and your body, offer guidance to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you, and address any issues or roadblocks getting in your way to success.  Imagine being able to reach your current and future health goals with recommendations that are enjoyable, easily integrated with a step-by-step outline.

 

  • Personalized Home Fitness Program and Postural Assessment  with  our Postural Alignment Specialist – Certified in The Egoscue Method Of Health Through Motion ($160 Value).  Your home fitness program is designed to improve your posture, function, and balance. Your TWO HOUR session includes a complete postural analysis, a customized exercise/fitness program to address your muscular imbalances and dysfunction, a one-on-one walk through instruction of your exercises, and a printed /emailed copy of your complete program.  Your program can help relieve pain, improve sports performance, increase flexibility, strengthen, sculpt, and reshape your body. There is virtually no limit to how much better a person can get.

Don’t miss out on this special offer.

The total cost of your 2012 “NEW YOU” MAKEOVER program is $389.  

The regular cost of this program is $490. That’s a huge savings!!!!

You must purchase this program by midnight, January 7, 2012 to receive this special price. Purchase an Instant Gift Certificate online now!

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

For more information, to purchase a gift certificate by phone, or schedule an appointment

Call Charleston Therapeutic Massage

843-723-7005

www.charleston-massage.com

Note: This special promotion is not valid with any other specials, discounts or offers. Promotion expires one year from date of purchase.

November 26th, 2011 | No Comments »

Holiday Specials

Relax, we understand exactly how you feel! The holidays are hectic and we have the perfect solution to make it easy on you.  It’s one way to put a little calm back into your holidays.

We’ve put together your FAVORITE Charleston Therapeutic Massage services as Holiday Specials for a limited time. You can trust us to fulfill all of your gift expectations. Since 1992, Charleston Therapeutic Massage has provided restorative massage therapy, bodywork treatments and wellness programs. Each session is customized to support you and your loved ones to live an energized and passionate life to the fullest. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff of extensively trained professionals (minimum of 5 years experience) will assist you and your loved ones to enjoy an exceptional gift of relaxation, pain relief and vibrant health.

 

 1 Hour Relaxing Swedish Massage Holiday Special! 

It’s the perfect, thoughtful gift of relaxation and wellness.

$65.00 value for only $55.00!

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1 Hour Stress-Buster Massage Holiday Special!

We’ve created a one hour Stress-Buster Massage focusing on your neck, back and shoulders with Muscle Relief Aromatherapy included to make you feel fantastic. This special is always a hit! 

$90.00 value for only $65.00!

Instant Gift Certificate
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Please give us a call at 843-723-7005 for more information, to purchase a gift certificate by phone, or to schedule an appointment. Purchase Instant Gift Certificates online and instantly send gifts to the special people in your life. Just personalize an Instant Gift Certificate, and then email or print and you are done. It will make every recipient smile and embrace the joys of massage and health.

Holiday Specials must be purchased by December 3, 2011.

Order your gift today!

Instant Gift Certificate
Call for Appointment

 Charleston Therapeutic Massage

310 Broad Street, Suite 8, Charleston, SC  29401 *843-723-7005

www.charleston-massage.com