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 Shop in your pj’s and wow everyone on your gift list this year!  
Picture yourself shopping, in your favorite pj’s, using your laptop, warm mug o’ cocoa nearby.No stress, no crowds, no hectic parking lots. Just you, at your leisure, getting perfect, instant gifts sure to please the toughest customers on your list this year!Ahh, now what’s not to love about that? Happy, stress free Holidays to you, too! 

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Charleston Therapeutic Massage • 310 Broad Street, Suite 8, Charleston, SC 29401 • (843) 723-7005
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December 17th, 2009 | No Comments »

What is Massage Therapy? 

Massage Therapy is the treatment of disorders of the human body by the systematic external application of touch, stroking, friction, vibration, percussion, kneading, stretching, compression, and passive joint movements. 

 What Does Massage Therapy Feel Like?

There are over 80 different individual types and techniques of Massage Therapy. For this reason it is hard to predict exactly what you will feel as any one of them is being applied. Some techniques use less pressure than the weight of a hand, while others press intensely into certain points to release muscles. Discuss with your therapist what techniques they intend to use for your specific health concerns and what they should feel like being applied. During the course of the treatment you should tell your therapist what you feel and your comfort level with the sensations. Such as if a certain technique or level of pressure causes you pain; you will need to inform the therapist so they can address it.

 What Diseases or Ailments Can Massage Therapy Treat?

Different techniques of Massage Therapy are used to address different ailments/diseases:

  • Respiratory disorders, such as sinus pressure can be relieved through trigger point release, congestive chest symptoms can be relieved through tapotement;
  • Neurological and muscular disorders, such as headaches, migraines, neck pain, tennis elbow, low back pain, frozen shoulder, and pain associated with osteoarthritis, tendonitis, menstrual symptoms; can all be addressed through Cranio-Sacral Release, Swedish massage, Myo-Fascial Release and a variety of other techniques;
  • Digestive disorders, such as constipation can be relieved through abdominal techniques;
  • Post-Operative discomfort and Lymphedema can also be addressed with Lymphatic Drainage

Massage Therapy is very assistive in resolving physical problems related to stress and emotional conditions.

Are There Overall Health Benefits From Massage Therapy?

  • Increases joint range of motion and strength
  • Increases blood and lymph function
  • Facilitates response and ability to tolerate medical procedures and other related therapies
  • Reduces pain, depression, stress, and apprehension
  • Reduces muscle tension/soreness and helps restore muscle tone caused by prolonged bed rest, stress, and anxiety


Resource: Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

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December 8th, 2009 | No Comments »



We’re excited to offer you fantastic savings for your holiday gift shopping, or if you prefer, you can take advantage of these savings for yourself. These holiday specials are available for purchase online or by phone until Midnight December 31, 2009.



Holiday Special Option #1

Five 60 Minute Relaxation Massages
Save $50.00 when you purchase this holiday special! This special allows the recipient FIVE 60 minute Relaxation Massage treatments. Relaxation Massage relaxes, loosens, and soothes tight muscles, increases circulation, and improves overall skin and muscle tone. This highly effective massage provides a nurturing and uplifting experience.

Special  Holiday Price $275.00

Holiday Special Option #2:

It’s Your Choice Holiday Special

Save $50.00 when you purchase this holiday special gift of FIVE 60 minute treatments regularly priced at $80.00.
You can choose from any of the following one hour $80.00 treatments: Integrated Therapeutic Massage, Neck, Back & Shoulders Massage, Sports Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal, and Lymph Drainage.

Special Holiday Price: $350.00

 Holiday Special Option #3:

Ultimate Spa Holiday Special

Save $30.00 with the Ultimate Spa Holiday Special. This special begins with an Herbal Body Wrap, followed by a full body Relaxation Massage, Foot Renewal Spa Treatment, and Pure Experience Face Treatment. The recipient will have the ultimate spa experience!

Special Holiday Price: $240.00

Holiday Special Option #4:

 Aromatherapy Massage Plus a FREE Gift!

This 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage uses essential oils derived from plants to affect your mood and alleviate pain. After the massage, a FREE roll on blend of aromatherapy oils will be included as a take home gift from us. (Aromatherapy gift retail value $9.00)

Special Holiday Price: $75.00

Please feel free to call us at 843-723-7005 for assistance.

Happy Holidays to all!

From the staff at Charleston Therapeutic Massage


Note: These holiday specials are not valid with any other specials, discounts or promotions offered by Charleston Therapeutic Massage.

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December 8th, 2009 | No Comments »

Instant Gift Certificates For The Holidays! 

This year we’ve made it super-easy for you to do your holiday shopping with our Online Instant Gift Certificates option.  

You can now purchase your gifts instantaneously, painlessly, and it’s available 24/7. Click on the Gift Certificate tab on the above menu bar. The next step is to click on the “Click here for Instant Gift Certificate.” You can select an Amount or Services. If you choose to take advantage of our Holiday Specials click on Services.  You can selet your favorite Holiday Special Menu option or choose from any of our regular menu items and purchase instantly. It’s that easy!

 If you prefer, you can call our office at 843-723-7005 to purchase a gift during our business hours from  9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Saturday.

Of course, we’re always glad to assist you with making your selection and answering your questions.

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