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An island for massage therapy

An island for massage therapy

October 24, 2009

Name of business: Island Time Massage

Owner: Vickie Giffin

Address: Business is in the South End Barber Shop, South Pointe Center, 222 Oak Ridge Drive, No. 1900, Hagerstown

Opening date: Sept. 21

Products and services: Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, deep-tissue massage, sports massage, hot-stone massage, couples massage and reflexology.

Market area: Hagerstown and the surrounding Tri-State area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Massage benefits us in many ways by increasing blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and the heart rate, and reducing stress. With stress-induced illnesses on the rise, I wanted to offer my clients the benefits of massage at a reasonable rate."

Previous business experience: The massage therapists have a combined total of 15 years of experience in massage.

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday.

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Phone number: 301-739-9457

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