New York Spa Offers 'BlackBerry Thumb' Massage

A New York City spa wants to profit off your BlackBerry addiction.

Graceful Services recently started offering a BlackBerry Finger Massage that promises to help eliminate neck, back and finger-cramping caused by excessive typing on tiny BlackBerry keyboards.

A repetitive-stress injury informally known as "BlackBerry Thumb" may also affect people who spend too much time with a video game controller, television remote control or any number of handheld devices.

Graceful's hour-long BlackBerry massage costs $60. It's a full-body massage with emphasis on the back, neck and fingers.

The service has been available for several weeks, though a receptionist at the spa, Shantee Johnson, said journalists have so far been the main customers.

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