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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy restores vital energy and reduces muscular tension and stress to create a better sense of wellbeing. It increasingly is being offered along with standard medical care to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Studies have found massage therapy to be beneficial in promoting wellness, including:

  • Reduction of anxiety, headaches
  • Improved sleep
  • Relieving digestive disorders
  • Reduced stress and muscle tension
  • Prevention of injury
  • Faster recovery from exercise and training

Our therapists are instructors in the Massage Therapy Program at Trident Technical College. They have also worked with the Women’s National Soccer Team, Women’s Tennis Association, DC United, Major League Soccer, The Citadel, and College of Charleston. All specialize in chronic pain and injury techniques.

All therapists believe massage is a significant tool for preventative healthcare. Through dialogue, professional assessment, and tailored treatment, we seek to find the best treatment for our clients’ diverse needs. Sessions are personalized to meet those specific needs with a wide range of treatments that are listed below. Our diverse teams of therapists are experienced and all specialize in chronic pain and injury techniques.

Massage Treatments:

  • Swedish massage:  The goal is pure relaxation for this style of massage, it incorporates long gliding strokes and gentle pressure to soothe muscle tension.
  • Deep Tissue: This massage goes deep into the connective tissues of the body targeting the release of chronic muscle tension
  • Myofascial release: This is soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain.
  • Trigger point therapy: This therapy of isolated pressure and release targets specific points within the body that are generating tension and pain.
  • Sports Massage – Specialized for the needs of athletes, this therapy helps prepare bodies for optimal performance and/or recovery.
  • Neuromuscular Massage- a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle.
  • Prenatal-Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good, but it's tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies
  • Lymphatic drainage-is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph. It’s perfect for pre and post-surgery patients to reduce swelling and promote optimal lymph drainage.

 

Rates for any MUSC Employee or MUSC Wellness Center Member:

30 Minutes - $45

60 Minutes - $75

90 Minutes - $100

MUSC Student Rates (badge required)

30 Minutes - $30

60 Minutes - $55

Package Rates for MUSC Wellness Center Members Only:

4 - 60 Minute sessions are $275

4 – 90 minute sessions are $365

Rates for Non MUSC Clients:

30 Minutes – $50

60 Minutes – $85

90 Minutes - $120

Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Moist heat and Cold Therapy are all available at NO Charge. If you would like to utilize any of these additions just ask your therapist.

Call 843-792-7240 to schedule appointments.

 

Meet our massage therapists:

Amy Fletcher

Amy Fletcher has been in the industry for nearly 10 years and specializes in deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy, along with sports massage, aromatherapy and kinesiology. Amy strongly believes that in order to facilitate whole body wellness, one must understand how the body works in concert. Amy has practiced massage therapy in a chiropractic office, local gyms, a wellness spa and a world-renowned golf club. For several years, she has worked in her own private practice in Columbia, while finishing her BS in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina. 

Katie Heatley

Katie has been a licensed massage therapist for nearly 5 years. Since then she has worked in health facilities, chiropractic offices and salons. Katie’s specialties include Thai massage, kinesio tape, oncology massage and sports massage. She has performed massage therapy services for local races including The Cooper River Bridge Run and Race for the Cure, and she provides massage therapy for many College of Charleston athletes. In 2013, Katie started as an adjunct instructor for the Massage Therapy program at Trident Technical College. She also currently teaches a fitness class, Buti Yoga.

 

Deonte Oliver

Deonte is a graduate from Trident Technical College and began his journey as a massage therapist 2 years ago. Prior to massage therapy he worked in the medical field as a Pharmacy Technician at MUSC.  With his experience in both chiropractic and holistic settings, Deonte’s desire is to provide education to his clients and apply therapeutic massage, using comprehensive methods to improve and maintain their overall wellbeing. He specializes in Swedish massage, stretching and manual techniques such as neuromuscular reeducation and trigger point therapy. Deonte enjoys speaking publicly about the benefits of therapeutic massage and provides demonstrations at health fairs and sporting events. 

 

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