Massage’s growing popularity is evidenced in a host of new government initiatives, from expanding hot-stone mining to providing deep-tissue massages at airport security checkpoints. Export stress to foreign lands with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour signature massage at JDW Massage (a $65 value), located in Blades of Columbia Salon and Day Spa in Cayce.
Licensed massage therapist Jenna D. Williams soothes sore muscles with her powerful palms in a one-hour stress-melting session. Deep Swedish strokes alternate with smooth, gliding motions to open swollen arteries and knead away lumpy meatballs lodged in shoulders. With the delicate touch of a miniature-harp maestro that belies her lower-arm strength, Jenna eschews cookie-cutter caresses for a therapy tailored to accommodate individual clients’ pressure predilections. A spacious spa setting with ocean blues and earth tones eases clients into a state of holistic relaxation, while a soothing soundtrack, akin to the sound of raindrops softly falling on a plush teddy bear, provides additional comfort.
Free parking, a flexible schedule, and proximity to the spa’s other pampering services make a massage with Jenna as convenient as it is luxurious. Massage has been said to have many physical and emotional benefits, including increased flexibility, strengthened immunity, and pain relief for muscles torn in games of soda-machine shot put.