Charleston Sports Massage
Enjoy a traditional Swedish full body massage in a private room and let our therapists relax your tense muscles and melt away muscle spasms. Relax with one of the most soothing therapeutic massages in Charleston.
$75 - 1hr | $100 - 90minsBook An Appointment
Our sports massage is geared toward athletes/active people and the particular stresses they place on their bodies. This active massage incorporates stretching and deep pressure to promote circulation, increase motion and flexibility and relieve muscle soreness. Perfect for pre or post work out.
$95 - 1hr | $130 - 90minsBook An Appointment
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage helps to break up scar tissue and break down muscle "knots" or adhesions. These knots can disrupt circulation, limit range of motion and cause inflammation. Ease muscle pain by getting one of the best deep tissue massages in Charleston, SC and start feeling better today.
$95 - 1hr | $130 - 90minsBook An Appointment
Charleston has a healthy presence of massage parlors that line prominent avenues, allowing savvy consumers the choice to shop around. No matter what massage service you are looking for, your search can end at Tropical Tan & Spa, a new storefront on the block becoming a force in the local alternative healthcare scene. Today’s article will shift somewhat from conventional massage, instead taking a nosedive into one especially for athletes—sports massage. Our goal is to fuel your explosiveness as a competitor, giving you an edge for the big day.
The earliest known record of sports massage is traced to Galen, a renowned Greek physician of antiquity, who began prescribing the massage to gladiators before and after exercising. The modern history of sports massage is highlighted by the 1924 Olympic Games, where sports massages were sought out by athletes looking to maximize their natural ability. Paavo Nurmi, a Finnish distance runner in the event, credited his five gold medal victories to the handiwork of his sports massage therapist.
Like the experts of old, Tropical Tan & Spa employs a rich variety of massage techniques rooted in an extensive craft. Different maneuvers serve specific purposes. For example, the tapotement technique hacks and cups muscles, which is an excellent addition to a pre-workout ritual. Further across the spectrum is what’s known as swaying, involving deep friction mechanics that penetrate the deepest muscle tissue. It’s important to remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all therapy—pay attention to your body and leave the rest to the professionals.
To add a sweet layer to the massage process, Tropical Tan & Spa has decided to offer a free steam sauna session to compliment the massage of your choice. This $25 value adds a refreshing touch that will leave you eager to unwind on a cushioned massage table. Steam saunas eject a warm vapor that flushes impurities and toxins from the skin, exfoliating your most precious organ. Plus, blood and lymphatic circulation get a natural production boost.
Over time, studies have discovered the value of sports massage techniques. According to data from the National Center of Biology, sports massages soothe muscle pain and tension, increase blood flow, and expand muscle elasticity. Holistic healthcare teachers also employ sports massage for those training to compete in national and international sporting events. One example is Anna Gammal, a massage therapist based out of New England, who annually prepares runners at the Boston Marathon and has experience doing the same at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Setting yourself up for success as an athlete begins by listening to your body’s needs and trusting the craft of Tropical Tan & Spa to help propel you to greatness. And among other benefits, including lowered blood pressure, heightened mood, better oxygen and nutrient supply around the body, everything will unfold in a way best suited for you. When booking a massage with us, make sure to plan well in advance of your sporting event or not long after it’s over. That way you can enjoy maximum performance and recovery for prosperity as an athlete.
Head over to Tropical Tan & Spa to schedule your next sports massage therapy session! Oils and lubricants are fully stocked to add harmony and balance to your treatment. And if you’re not interested in a massage at this time, organic spray tans and tanning beds are two other items that can be picked from a sizable menu. We also offer discounts to the future of our world—college students—by taking 10% off any service (with valid student I.D.). This is especially handy for College of Charleston students, as we are conveniently located a block out from the school.