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Massage

Wife, Mother, Dancer, Choreographer, 3rd degree black belt in Goju Ryu karate, a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Lisa worked in the youth field, implementing and operating youth programs for 7 years in New York City and Seattle Washington.

Lisa, graduated with honors from massage school at Ashmead College in Seattle, WA in February 2001. Since graduating, Ms. Melendez also teaches a medical/deep tissue continuing education class for licensed massage therapist.

Since graduating, her employment experience includes teacher’s assistant at Ashmead College; an instructor for Massage, Kinesiology, and other massage related classes at Dover Business College, Dover, NJ, SC Massage & Esthetics Institute, in Myrtle Beach, SC where she was also the Assistant Director. Lisa has also worked and managed the massage department at a 5 star salon and spa in Seattle. Performing Medical Massage in Florida, and right here in Myrtle Beach as well as working at Dolce Lusso Salon and spa located at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.

Mrs. Melendez was also an instructor and Program Director for Miller-Motte Technical College in Conway, SC. Currently Lisa runs and operates the SC Wellness & Fitness Center with her husband Nelson Melendez. Lisa is also the Sensei (teacher) of The Karate Studio ( just down stairs from the wellness center)offers massage therapy and conducts continuing education for licensed massage therapist. Lastly, Lisa is a distributor and wellness consultant for Juice Plus+ (whole food plant based nutrition).

Menu of Services

Swedish
30 minutes $40, 60 minutes $65, 90 minutes $90
Surrender your stress with this tension antidote featuring gentle, long gliding strokes

Deep Tissue/ Injury Work
30 minutes $40, 60 minutes $65, 90 minutes $90
Enjoy the slow, deep movements that relieve areas of tension and tightness. Feel your muscles release and your flexibility and balance restored. Injury and muscle specific work can also be added to your session depending on your condition. A doctors release form may be required.

Aroma Therapy
30 minutes $50, 60 minutes $75, 90 minutes $100
Each blend of essential oils will have a different physiological affect on the body. The use the essential oils are done through inhalation and by applying the essential oils topically onto your skin.

Couples Massage
60 minutes $130
Couples massage is one of the hottest services at the spa right now. Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, or even moms and daughters sometimes or best friends.

Benefits of Massage
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesion’s and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Reduced fatigue.
  • Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits. In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
  • Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
  • Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

    Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

    Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

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