Expert Massage by Kelly

Based in North Myrtle Beach, SC

In-studio services

Starting at $100

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 8 other techniques

26 testimonials



RE: Current State of Massage Industry w/ Mpox

Please note that all masseurs should be guided by their pledge to the Hippocratic Oath of “First, cause no harm.” This means maintaining up to date vaccination records for themselves and for the protection of their massage clients. As with Covid, the massage industry will survive this latest virus.

I am happy to provide publicly my Covid and Mpox vaccination records as your health and safety are my... highest priority.

Covid Vaccinations:
3/22/21 Moderna
4/15/21 Moderna
3/26/22 Moderna Booster
6/09/22 Moderna Booster
1/05/23 Moderna Bivalent Booster
10/11/23 Comirnaty

Mpox Vaccinations:
8/04/22 JYNNEOS, Part 1
9/08/22 JYNNEOS, Part 2

My clientele consists primarily 95% married, straight, or bi men. Having myself been married to a woman once, I honor privacy, discretion, and confidentiality as outlined by HIPPA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Certified and Licensed by the state of South Carolina (SC #10668).

Now climb upon my plush table and allow yourself to drift a million miles away from shore during my ultimate massage treatment.

Due to a busy daily work schedule, all correspondence is via text only.


Kelly Russell, LMT


Based near: South Ocean Blvd & 25th Street North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

At Kelly's studio

Kelly's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Deep Tissue to Trigger Point

30 min.
60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Gift certificates available.
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Tandem Massage, Thai, Thai Herbal, Trigger Point

Experience: 21 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Tea

Affiliations: National Association of Massage Therapists, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Aug. 2015 - May 2016

Massage/Bodywork Certificate

Horry Georgetown Technical College, Myrtle Beach, SC


Gathered by Kelly from admiring massage clients to share with you.

June 01, 2024 in Raleigh, NC (mobile)

For my husband's birthday this year, I decided to plan something special and a bit unconventional. After some thought, I settled on booking a surprise massage session with a highly reviewed masseur named, Kelly. Little did my husband know, Kelly brought a unique twist to this birthday surprise - he is openly gay.

On the day of the surprise, my husband was initially puzzled when Kelly arrived at our doorstep. However, his professional demeanor and warm personality quickly put him at ease. Kelly's approach was nothing short of exceptional, combining skill and sensitivity in a way that made the experience both relaxing and enjoyable.

As the session progressed, it was clear that Kelly's expertise went beyond just physical technique. He created an atmosphere of comfort and trust, which allowed my husband to fully unwind and enjoy the massage. Kelly's openness about his sexuality was a refreshing element that added a layer of authenticity to the experience. It was a pleasant reminder of how diverse and enriching personal interactions can be.

My husband emerged from the massage deeply relaxed and with a newfound appreciation for the thoughtfulness behind the surprise. He was touched by the effort I put into arranging something unique and memorable. Kelly's professionalism and personable nature turned what could have been an ordinary birthday treat into an extraordinary and unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, Kelly proved to be an outstanding masseur who brought both expertise and a delightful personal touch to my husband's birthday surprise. This experience reminded us of the joy in embracing diversity and the beauty of thoughtful, personalized gifts. If you're looking to add a special twist to a celebration, I highly recommend booking a session with Kelly - it might just be the perfect surprise.

Jan. 17, 2024 in Charlotte, NC (in-studio)

I've been fortunate to experience Kelly's massages in various cities – Bangkok, Hong Kong, London, and now Charlotte – spanning over a decade. In each encounter, Kelly consistently delivers a world-class massage, surprising me with unique yet professional locations. Despite the setting, his touch transports me to a realm where time seems to slip away. Kelly's professionalism ensures timely sessions, yet the experience feels like a timeless retreat.

Oct. 07, 2023 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Kelly’s condo was perfectly suited for a top-notch relaxing experience … a life-sized smiling Buddha in his foyer, and in the studio, large windows with views and sounds from the ocean. The massage table was sturdy and comfortable with a nearby soothing gas fireplace. I like to be freshly showered before my massages, and Kelly had a stylish shower and fresh towels all set up. Kelly is a well-toned handsome man with a kind and comfortable manner. My body was in dire need of serious work. Kelly was able to sort that out and sensed the problem areas. I can say that my neck and upper back feel loose and refreshed … this is the day after my massage. I had a two hour session and treasured every minute. Kelly set up a post-massage shower for me, which was a real treat. I hope to score an appointment next year when I return!

June 18, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

To be honest, I schedule my massages with Kelly just so I can hangout with him. His massage is great but as a person, he is quality. I realize he can pick and choose who he works with at the this point in his career. I’m grateful he still schedules me after all these years. Thanks for being such a present listener, Kelly, and letting me jabber all through my massage sessions.

March 23, 2023 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Kelly’s massage was definitely the best way to spend my tax refund. Fantastic. Highly recommend!

Dec. 16, 2022 in Charlotte, NC (in-studio)

Kelly’s Christmas Massage Event at Double Tree Hotel SouthPark was exactly what I wanted for Christmas, so I bought it myself. I admit I’m a huge fan of massage so I upgraded to the Tag Team Massage by Kelly and JR. Two hours of absolute bliss! The first hour focused on deep tissue with Kelly. Second hour, JR stepped in to finish me into unconsciousness with never ending Swedish strokes head to toe. What can I say? I honestly don’t care if I get another thing for Christmas, as this duo massage treatment was EVERYTHING! Just a heads up, they are here in Charlotte for an entire week! Just do it!

Aug. 26, 2022 in Charlotte, NC (in-studio)

I’m a married man and I’ve been curious for a long time about having a massage from a man. I click on often comparing the masseurs and their reviews. I noticed Kelly was visiting Charlotte in August so I figured I would finally book with him. I texted him and he was quick to reply. He required prepayment for his Charlotte massage event. Once he explained that he secures a luxury hotel suite for the event and requests his clients to secure their appointments by prepayment, I completely understood and did so willingly. The room was spacious and luxurious indeed with ambient lighting and candles. A shower was offered to me after my massage.

During my massage Kelly was clearly the conductor and J.R., his enthusiastic apprentice. Kelly focused on therapeutic deep tissue while J.R. filled in with continuous soothing Swedish strokes; creating the perfect balance.

I highly recommend Kelly and J.R. and I look forward to seeing them again next week here in Charlotte.

June 20, 2022 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Better than a birthday cake! Treated myself to a “Kelly Massage” for my birthday. His massages are always amazing but this time was different. I saw his promotion advertising his new understudy and it peaked my interest. Once again Kelly has upped his game by training his new apprentice, J.R., to compliment his stroke. Their continuous fluidity synced with the rolling ocean waves was beyond the beyond. If it’s your birthday forgo the cake and calories and jump on Kelly’s table.

March 19, 2022 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Inflation, a pandemic, nor gas at $5.00 a gallon will keep me from treating myself to Kelly’s massage. Somethings are truly essential, his massage is one of them.

Dec. 17, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

I drove 3.5 hours from Hilton Head Island to experience Kelly’s massage. It was worth every mile and every dollar. I’ll definitely visit him again upon my next trip South Carolina.

Sept. 19, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Some things are simply worth the drive and Kelly’s massage certainly is one of them. The drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach was scenic and relaxing. A perfect start to my indulgent 2 hour massage treatment. A gorgeous spa quality shower was available to me afterwards. I would encourage anyone from Charleston, up to Wilmington, and even as far as Charlotte to jump into their car and go see him. Kelly’s massage is totally worth it!

April 19, 2021 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

I have seen Kelly twice and he is definitely worth the travel to Myrtle Beach. His massage space is truly a work of art, the windows looking out to the ocean, the sounds of waves crashing on the shore creates a sense of calmness and peace of mind.

He’s present, engaged and those are some key attributes that makes a massage truly memorable and unique. His passion about massage clearly shows when you’re on his table while he works his magic, molding, shaping and applying the right amount of pressure tackling the knots on the body. He doesn’t just give a massage, he provides a timeless experience. It’s one that you wish would never end.

There’s too many great things that can be said of Kelly and I can go on and on; you’ll just have to find out by getting out to Myrtle Beach and experience a one-of-a-kind massage for yourself. I would seriously see Kelly once a week if he wasn’t 2600 miles away.


Feb. 14, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

The best Valentine’s Day gift I ever gave myself!

I made a New Year’s resolution to take better care of myself this year. Sticking to my resolution of #SelfLove I made it a point to do something special for myself for Valentine’s Day. With Covid fatigue and the stress of working only from home, what better reason to leave the house than to get a professional massage? Having seen his ads for years, I FINALLY booked with Kelly and whoa was I impressed!!! This dude is legit! Top of his game! In a league of his own, indeed!

All I’m gonna say is, don’t wait years like I did before finally booking that massage. Its definitely the antidote for self neglect. Love yourself enough to gift your self enough. Book him today.

Dec. 15, 2020 in Charlotte, NC (in-studio)

Nothing is worse than needing a good massage; paying good money for a good massage; and not getting it. We’ve all been there. Rest assured that will not be the case with Kelly. He is a serious masseur giving serious massages. Seriously.

March 01, 2020 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

I had a massage from Kelly back in March and I'm still thinking about it! Kelly's massage is absolutely amazing! When I contacted him I asked him if he had any weight limits as I'm a big guy and I feel very self conscious about my weight. He assured me that his 32" HUSKY GIBRALTAR XXL MASTERS PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE TABLE with a weight limit of 3,200 lbs. would have no problem with my weight ... LOL! He said, "I accept the challenge! Come on over!"

Kelly is a professional and a rarity in his field. I only wish I didn't live 1000 miles away so I could treat myself more often! If you are a big guy like me... book with Kelly. You won't be disappointed.

Jan. 14, 2020 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Make no mistake about it, Kelly is not only an exceptional masseur but one heck of a businessman! When you walk into his office it is clear why he has no competition. Most masseurs aren’t successful enough to massage full time supporting a professional office such as his. The level of professionalism and success is on display the moment you walk in. Well done, Kelly! Thank you for an awesome massage! See you again next month!!!

Dec. 01, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness has never bought themself a massage by Kelly Russell, LMT. As he often states, HUMAN TOUCH IS PRICELESS. He is absolutely right! And if you are anything like me, you probably don’t get enough of this essential human necessity.

When I decide to treat myself to some much need self care... there are no more capable hands. After this amazing massage you will be hooked, I guarantee it!

Aug. 03, 2019 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

I came to Kelly from a referral as I was seeking a new massage therapist. Upon arrival to the studio I was greeted by Kelly who has the most calming personality I have ever met, and toured his studio overlooking a marina set with beautiful yachts and tranquil decor. Over the past 15 years I have had a few massage therapists but I have never had a therapist that could compete with Kelly. His hands are truly gifts! I left rested, rejuvenated and feeling the best I have felt in some time! Thank you Kelly for the amazing massage you provided! I can’t wait until my next appointment!

Jan. 08, 2019 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

When I texted for an appointment, I received an immediate response. The studio is first class! The studio is not only top notch, but also the massage is unbelievable. From deep tissue to light pressure, you will be amazed at the various techniques used on your body. Kelly is never in rush. The amount of time his hands are actually on the body is incredible. You will definitely enjoy every minute of your massage. Bill

Oct. 10, 2018 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

What can I say other than Kelly is fantastic. My 2nd massage appointment with him and his technique was flawless. Kelly is an easy going and genuinely nice guy. Easy to talk to and he knows his stuff. His studio is extremely clean and completely relaxing overlooking the marina. Went in with lots of knots and tension in neck and shoulders and walked away feeling great. Treat yourself and book an appointment with Kelly now! Thanks Kelly and see you soon.

Aug. 07, 2018 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

My second massage with Kelly was as awesome as the first visit. To say he has extraordinary hands would be an understatement. He quickly found my knots and tense areas and expertly smoothed out the problem areas. At times it felt like there was more than one person working on me … .the hands, forearms, and elbows were everywhere. At other times I thought ‘how is he doing THAT?’. I could have lifted up my head and looked, but I was too relaxed. Kelly is extremely easy to talk to and never seems to be in a rush. Without a doubt he is the real deal! You will leave feeling amazing from Kelly’s massage, I promise.

May 04, 2018 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

It’s now three summers I’m receiving one of the...wait, the most tranquil relaxing massage treatments at the masterful hands of Kelly Russell. It was by chance I came across Kelly a few summers back. I had escaped the city for a few days and wanted/needed a massage. The stars must have been perfectly alined for from the moment I crossed into Kelly’s studio like ocean waves a pure tranquility washed over me. Kelly has a presence/aura about himself that is accepting and disarming. Immediately your body begins to unwind and relax. Kelly’s massages leaves no detail unnoticed. Each of your senses are attended to with the warmest of care: cool relaxing colors, pleasant aromas, soft silky textures, zen sounds and a sophisticated selections of beverages await you. This, all before you even begin the amazing touch of Kelly’s masterful and knowledgeable hands. Kelly brings age old wisdom and technique from his travels and studies from abroad. A massage from Kelly is like no other.

Dec. 27, 2017 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

This was my 4th with Kelly. He is absolutely wonderful, and extremely professional. You can escape the world and all your troubles under his magic hands. His personality is every bit as great as his massage. The Atmosphere provided allows me to travel any where I care to go. I just close my eyes and melt in his hands.My only regret is that I can’t go every week.

March 15, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

When I prepare to vacation in Myrtle Beach, my first thought is getting to see Kelly for a massage or two or more! Kelly is exceptional - always concerned about his client, great technique, doesn't rush you, and a great conversationalist. I only wish he lived closer to me, I'd see him regularly!

May 12, 2017 in North Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

This was my second appointment with Kelly and I can tell you it still is one of the best massages I've ever had. His technique pressure and skill is incredible. His smooth Southern charm will immediately make you feel like a longtime friend. highly recommend and will definitely rebook the next time I'm in the area.

April 27, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC (in-studio)

Kelly is professional, respectful, and intuitive in his approach to massage. I have had the pleasure of experiencing his excellent massages on three occasions, and will continue to, during my return.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.