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Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, & Feel Better – Therapeutic Massage Columbia SC

Whether you have chronic pain, new injuries, a high stress lifestyle, or just spend too much time sitting, a therapeutic massage will help you feel amazing! This isn’t just a basic relaxing massage – these massages are customized for your specific needs ranging from post-surgery recovery to pre-natal care.

When you get your therapeutic massage at Vivid Aesthetics you’ll leave looking and feeling like a Rockstar!

What Is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic massage is a type of massage designed to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being. Unlike a typical relaxation massage, therapeutic massage targets specific problem areas, focusing on deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to address chronic pain and injuries.

This method combines various techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy to provide comprehensive relief and healing. Instead of following a set pattern each time, therapeutic massages are customized to meet your unique needs, ensuring maximum benefits and long-lasting results. It’s not just about relaxation; it’s about reclaiming your health and vitality.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy offers benefits that go beyond mere relaxation. It helps alleviate physical discomfort, reduces stress, and enhances overall well-being. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply aiming to improve your mental health, massage therapy can help.

  • Pain Relief: Eases chronic pain, muscle tension, and stiffness.
  • Stress Reduction: Promotes relaxation and lowers stress levels.
  • Improved Circulation: Enhances blood flow, aiding in quicker recovery and better health.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: Increases range of motion and reduces the risk of injury.
  • Better Sleep: Helps improve sleep quality and combat insomnia.
  • Aids Lymphatic Drainage: Lymphatic massage strengthens the immune system and helps you reduce swelling by improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Mental Clarity: Reduces anxiety and depression, promoting mental well-being.
  • Posture Improvement: Helps correct postural imbalances and relieve associated pain.

Our Massage Services

Vivid massages are available in 30, 45, 60, and 90 minute durations. Shorter massages are perfect for targeted treatment of problem areas – while longer massages allow for a full body experience and total relaxation.

Therapeutic Massage

Experience the healing power of massage with a Vivid Therapeutic massage. Using a variety of techniques, including Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, your pain and stress will be kneaded away. During your pre-massage consultation you’ll have time to speak with your therapist about what relief you are seeking from your massage.

Lymphatic Massage

This is a medical massage that uses gentle strokes to encourage the drainage of excess fluid into the lymph nodes for removal from the body.

Highly encouraged after surgeries, liposuction or for continued treatment of lymphedema or chronic swelling.

Prenatal Massage

Get much needed relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy. This massage helps to soothe your body as it nourishes the new life inside of you. Note: This massage is only appropriate for pregnancies over 12 weeks with signed medical consent from your OB/Gyn.

Pain Relief Therapy

Get targeted relief from a wide variety of pan modalities including sinus headaches, tension headaches, TMJ relaxation, migraines, trigger point release, and more.

Suggested Pairings

Turn your massage into a day spa experience!

  • The Vivid Signature Facial – Our classic facial includes a double cleanse, exfoliation, facial massage, serum, hydrator and then sun-protective SPF treatment.
  • IV Drip Therapy – 500 mL of saline ensures you are well hydrated. Choose add-ons for treating pain and inflammation or add a beauty booster to up your glow!
  • Trigger Point Injection – Have a ‘knot’ of pain? Get a targeted treatment using dry needle techniques, lidocaine, or steroids to numb and decrease the inflammation.

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The Vivid Aesthetics Difference

Life’s too short for dull moments, instead, be Vivid!

Vivid Aesthetics is more than just a beauty spa – it is a place where edgy meets elegant, and every visit is a bold and exciting experience!
By choosing Vivid you are getting treatments performed by medical professionals and experienced massage therapists, ensuring your treatment makes you look and feel like a rockstar!

The Benefits of Being Vivid

Get the best results from our team of medical professionals, experienced estheticians, and licensed massage therapists. Have an injury or particular concern? During your pre-treatment consultation your massage therapist will work with you to understand your unique needs and develop a treatment plan for you.

Vivid’s treatments let your natural beauty shine through. Revitalizing therapeutic massages enhance your natural beauty, encourage lymphatic drainage, and relieve pain.

Let your stress melt away. Therapeutic massage isn’t just good for you – it feels incredible. Relax on luxurious massage beds and leave your troubles behind. After your massage you’ll leave feeling energized and beautiful!

  • Experienced massage therapists & medical professionals
  • Custom treatment plans
  • Scientifically proven techniques
  • Enjoy yourself and leave feeling energized and beautiful


Our Team

Health and wellness treatments are able to do tremendous good – when they are performed by well-trained, knowledgeable medical professionals. Unfortunately, the field of esthetics does not have a central certifying body – and so it is essential for individuals to check that their medspas have well-qualified team members.

Your treatments at Vivid Aesthetics are backed by decades of medical experience, allowing you to reap the benefits of advanced treatment methods alongside the safety and surety of professional medical practices.

Heather Deaver

Heather is a licensed massage therapist and brings 10+ years of experience to Vivid Aesthetics. From prenatal to lymphatic massage, geriatric to sports massage, Heather’s healing hands knead away pain and inflammation while promoting relaxation and wellness.

Andrea Sarata

Andrea brings a wealth of medical experience to Vivid Aesthetics and is a board certified physician assistant with over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, burn treatment, wound care, and surgery.

Andrea is part of the dynamic duo which founded Vivid Aesthetics, and is deeply passionate about the world of beauty and wellness.

Shelley Simmons

Shelley is the other half of Vivid’s dynamic duo and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the spa. A certified family nurse practitioner with 8 years experience working as an ICU nurse and 2 years of internal medicine practice, Shelley loves being able to help her clients look and feel their best!

Filled with boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm, it’s easy to see why Shelley’s clients love coming back!

Dr. Jeffrey Sarata

After graduating as valedictorian from high school, Dr. Jeff became a pilot at age 18. Not content to stop at that, he became a board-certified emergency medicine physician. After his residency, Dr. Jeff entered the Air Force as an Emergency Medicine attending physician and completed three deployments as a Critical Care Air Transport physician keeping our soldiers alive on overseas flights back to the United States.

Today, Dr. Jeff has over 15 years of medical experience and brings his expertise, excellent bedside manner, and an enthusiasm for health and wellness to Vivid Aesthetics.

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Massage FAQs

Do you offer appointments on weekends?

Please call us or send us a message to inquire about our weekend and after-hours availability.

I've Never Had a Massage Before, What Should I Expect?

If this is your first time getting a massage then you’re in for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Here’s what you can expect from your Vivid massage session:

  1. Arrival and Consultation: When you arrive, you’ll have a chance to talk with your massage therapist about your goals for the session, any areas of discomfort, and your preferred pressure level. This ensures the massage is tailored to your needs.
  2. Comfort and Privacy: You’ll be shown to a private, serene room where you can undress to your comfort level. You’ll be covered with a sheet or towel at all times, ensuring your privacy and comfort.
  3. Relaxation Begins: Once you’re on the massage table, the therapist will start with gentle techniques to help you relax. They will gradually work into deeper techniques as needed, checking in to ensure you’re comfortable.
  4. Focus Areas: Your therapist will focus on the areas discussed during your consultation, using various techniques to relieve tension, improve circulation, and promote overall relaxation.
  5. Post-Massage: After the massage, your therapist will give you a few moments to rest and slowly get up and then dress in leisure and privacy.
  6. Feel the Benefits: You’ll likely feel immediate benefits such as reduced muscle tension, increased relaxation, and an overall sense of well-being. It’s common to feel a little sore the next day, which is normal and indicates that your muscles are responding to the treatment.

Remember, the goal of your first massage is to help you feel comfortable and begin to experience the many benefits massage therapy can offer. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or provide feedback to your therapist throughout the session.

How often should I get a therapeutic massage?

The frequency of therapeutic massage sessions depends on your individual needs and health goals. For general wellness and stress relief, we recommend a monthly massage. For chronic pain or injury recovery, more frequent sessions are generally going to provide better results.

Is therapeutic massage painful?

Therapeutic massage can involve deeper pressure to relieve muscle tension and pain, which might cause some discomfort. However, the experience should not be painful. Communicate with your therapist about your comfort levels and they will adjust the pressure accordingly.

How do I prepare for a therapeutic massage session?

To prepare for a therapeutic massage session, wear comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes early. It’s helpful to avoid eating a large meal right before your session. Communicate any specific concerns or health issues that you may have to your therapist before the session begins.

Can therapeutic massage help with specific medical conditions?

Therapeutic massage can be beneficial for a variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sports injuries, and tension headaches. It’s important to discuss your specific condition with your therapist before your session in order to get the best results.

Do you offer couples massages?

Yes, we are able to offer couples massages. Please call us for scheduling or send us a message online:

What is your cancellation/no show policy?

We understand that situations may arise which may force you to cancel or postpone a treatment and are happy to make changes or cancellations as long as we receive notice at least 24 hours in advance.

In the event that you are unable to provide 24 hours notice of your change or fail to keep your appointment, then your credit card may be charged $100 for the visit.