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Daphne Bockenstedt LMBT #5784

Owner and Originator of Massage Charleston

A Charleston native, Daphne earned her degree from the Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular & Massage Therapy in Cornelius, NC in 2008. A reflective and tenacious person by nature, she initially opened The Great Escape Spa Therapy in 2011. Following recognition that her own path has repeatedly led her back to the importance of healthy living and realizing that others desire the same, she opened Massage Charleston in 2014, a private practice specializing in deep tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, trigger point therapy, and sports rehab. Her clients - including athletes, business professionals, moms-to-be, and seniors—are working toward their goal of a vibrant, healthy balance between the body and mind: the very foundation of Massage Charleston.

Her years of experience have been enriched by practicing for the Edmund Morgan School, working for a 5 Star Resort "The Spa at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island," and by partnering with chiropractors and various holistic health care providers. She has been a sponsor and massage therapist for Intergrity's Revenge every year since 2011 and she has sponsored MUSC's Bootcamp every year since 2009. In 2013, Daphne became the official massage therapist for Charleston's very own Stingrays, a professional minor league hockey team.

A requisite Type A individual, Daphne takes her work seriously, approaching health from a proactive instead of a reactive mindset. Daphne treasures the one-on-one relationships built through massage and is inspired by the strength exhibited by her clients as they strive to live without compromise. She credits a lot of her knowledge of athletic performance and injury rehabilitation to being and working with athletes. Daphne considers herself a work in progress with really bad "Job A.D.D.," meaning she is always investigating new outlets for health and wellness. Don't be surprised if she asks you to be her guinea pig!


Arrive Early

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your service to allow ample time to check-in. If you are late, your service will still end as scheduled so that our next guest may begin on time.

Cancellations and No-shows

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid being charged in full. No shows will be charged the full amount of the treatment.

Cell Phone Usage

To respect a peaceful experience for everyone, the use of cell phones is not permitted in the spa.

Pregnancy and Health

If pregnant, please inform your therapist when making your reservation so that we may provide pregnancy pillows for support and comfort. Massages not performed during first trimester.

When scheduling, please inform your therapist of any injuries, surgeries, medical conditions or product sensitivity, as some treatments may be contraindicated.

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