Services Available at Nurture Massage Therapeutic Spa of Charleston
MassageNurture Massage of Charleston, SC uses many types of massage techniques to promote your healing and well-being. Great care is given to everybody, particularly those with injuries, ailments, the elderly and pregnant women, to ensure they are comfortable and cared for properly and safely. Our experienced and licensed massage therapists carefully customize the right massage treatment to best suit your individual needs. Our integrative massage sessions will include some or all of the following massage techniques.
As the most basic of massage modalities, the main purpose of Swedish massage strokes is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It is recommended for persons who are just looking to relax and for those who have never received massage before or don't receive it very often.
Deep tissue techniques include slow, intense and detailed strokes on the area(s) that is/are giving the most problems. Your muscles lie under your skin's surface in layers. If the muscles causing you pain are located in the deeper layers, your therapist will take time warm up the superficial layers surrounding them before accessing the deeper ones. Repeated sessions may be required for long-standing conditions. Many clients tend to mistakenly request a "deep tissue massage" when what they really mean is that they want firm, or heavy pressure. While heavy pressure can be used while performing deep tissue techniques, these do not mean the same thing.
Before, during, or after an athletic event, your therapist will focus on the muscles used during your activities and give you specialized stretches.
Trigger Point A trigger point describes a taught band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points are tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body. A client may have regional, persistent pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. Your therapist will work to locate the irritated triggerpoint and de-activate it. Treatment of trigger points may require repeated sessions for long-standing conditions.
New Rates for 2019
Prenatal MassageA specially designed, soothing massage for the expectant mother. The focus is on relieving discomfort in the shoulders, lower back and legs to improve circulation; relaxing the body and mind and leaving our "mother-to-be" feeling refreshed and ready for her new role in life.
15 Minute Foot Scrub.....$35
Couples MassageImagine stepping into a warm, cozy room filled with soft candlelight, rose petals scattered all about, and a serenade of hushed music. You and your loved one slip under crisp, fresh sheets just before your two personal massage therapists walk in. You note a hint of lavender in the air and hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist hands. You and your partner take in one last glimpse of one another before closing your eyes and escaping into an hour of luxury and relaxation.
60 Minute Swedish.....$170
60 Minute Therapeutic.....$190
90 Minute Therapeutic.....$250
Couple's Hot Stone Massage
Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils derived from plants to affect your mood and alleviate pain. Not to mention, it smells wonderful! You may make your selection from lavender, tangerine, peppermint or several others, or your therapist will choose for you based on your individual needs. Try our signature scent of lavender, sweet orange and vanilla!
Add Essential Oils.....$15
The use of hot, moist towels in massage therapy, also known as hydro thermal therapy, can help tight muscles to relax, soothes irritated nerve endings and increases circulation. They are warm and soothing and great for removing oil after a massage. Choose 3 for Back and Feet or Hands and Neckline, or get all 6.
3 Hot Towels.....$15
6 Hot Towels.....$20
Warm, soothing stones are placed on key pressure points to melt away tension and stress. The stones are then used to massage the muscles and help improve circulation. This technique is highly therapeutic. One massage stroke with a heated stone is like receiving ten strokes from your therapist's hand alone. Choose from one of the following:
Demi-Hot Stones4-6 hot stones are used on specific areas, can be used for any length of massage.....$20
Full-Hot Stones can be used for 60-minutes or longer to massage the entire body.....$40
Italian Chocolate Oil
This divinely decadent oil is shipped to our studio from Tuscany, Italy. It's warm, spicy and comforting smell relieves fatigue and stress and it is emotionally invigorating and stimulating. Chocolate also smooths the skin and leaves a luminous glow.
Luminescent Body Scrub
A body scrub will help to remove all the dead skin off your body and expose a supple layer of younger skin, making you feel fresh and rejuvenated. Choose Salt or Sugar and your choice of essential oils.
30 Minute Stand Alone.....$90
30 Minute Add-on.....$65
One of the first visible signs of stress are facial expressions. You may often catch yourself clenching your jaws and furrowing your brow during the many intense moments of life. Ease the tension, tone other facial muscles, increase blood circulation, and relieve headaches with a face massage. This can also help to drain your sinuses.
15 Minute Add-on.....$20
Head in the Clouds
A luxurious treat starting with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage, followed by a stimulating scalp massage with essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary, and Jasmine.
30 Minute Stand Alone.....$70
15 Minute Add-on.....$30
Sweet Feet Treat
Start with an aromatic foot scrub with essential oils of Peppermint, Lavender, & Lemongrass. Follow up with a soothing massage from the tops of your calves to the ends of your toes. Hot towels add the finishing touch.
30 Minute Stand Alone.....$80
15 Minute Add-on.....$35
Head Over Heels
Treat yourself from head to toe with the Head in the Clouds and the Sweet Feet Treat.
60 Minute Stand Alone.....$150
30 Minute Add-on.....$65
ReikiReiki is a gentle energy used to balance your chakras and assists your physical & emotional self to heal. Reiki goes to the cause of an illness, not just the effect. You can find more information on Reiki here.
15 Minute Massage Add-on.....$20
30 Minute Add-on.....$40