Elevated bodyworks
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Elevate Your Quality of Life

Therapeutic Massage for Pain Management, Body Awareness, and Peak Physical Performance

 

Philosophy

Hello, my name is Josh Kelley!

My passion for massage therapy grew out of a desire to become more aware of my body. For years I ignored the warning signs my body was sending me, by telling myself that chronic aches and pains I was feeling were the result of age and there was nothing that could be done.

I used substances like alcohol or OTC pain relievers to dull the sensations and create temporary relief but the pain always returned. The result was increasing stiffness in certain areas of my body and constant soreness.

The reality of the situation was that I had been unconsciously holding onto chronic muscle tension.  I was putting additional strain on my body through physical activities like power lifting and power yoga without proper self-care to aid in recovery.

Once I began to work with a great massage therapist, it was like a reset button. I noticed that my lower back no longer woke me up at night, and my middle upper back didn't feel like it was in a vice. 

I thought I had fixed the underlying issue, but many of the aches and pains returned.

Why?

Much of what we do is based on unconscious habits, both good and bad. In the morning I automatically roll out of bed, brush my teeth then make coffee. In the shower I shampoo my hair first then wash my body. We repeat patterns of tension the same way.

For example, I used to tense up my jaw when walking in large crowds or in heavy traffic because it was how I unconsciously dealt with stress. This resulted in a chronically sore jaw and frequent tension headaches.

Becoming aware of a habit is the first step toward making positive change. With regular massage, my therapist helped me become more aware of my habits so I was able to change them. This resulted in a noticeable reduction of jaw tension and headaches. 

My style of massage is therapeutic in nature. I use techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to balance what will most help release aches & pains while also working within the client's comfort level. The result is often a blissed out experience with much less muscular tension, and general relaxation that stays with you!

My massage treatments help clients become more aware of their bodies and increase overall quality of life. I simply want to help others by sharing the knowledge & techniques that changed my life. 

 
 

Education

500 Hour Training
Asheville School of Massage and Yoga
2017-2018

B.S. With Honors Biological Sciences
Florida State University 2005-2010

Services & Pricing

 

Call, text or email to book treatment(s) by appointment only.

Ask about special rates on multi-treatment packages.

Cash, credit, venmo, and checks accepted.

 

Therapeutic Massage

Each session begins with a quick discussion to determine short and long term treatment goals followed by integrative approach using deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, and breath work.

  • 30 min — $45

  • 1 Hour — $70

  • 75 min — $80

  • 90 min — $95

  • 2 Hours — $120

Prenatal Massage

This treatment is designed with comfortable positioning for the mother to be in mind. The goal is to relieve stress and reduce muscle tension that comes from pregnancy.

  • 1 Hour — $80

  • 75 min — $90

  • 90 min — $100

Couples Massage

Partners will learn tools to give a relaxing massage designed to reduce muscle tension in a safe and professional environment. In this two hour class each partner will receive a 50 minute massage from a licensed professional. While one partner is receiving, the second will be guided through massage techniques, proper body mechanics, and anatomy.

This is a great way for couples to learn new skills to build greater intimacy, trust, and reconnect in a relationship. You will leave with greater confidence on how to give a quality massage and you will be able to carry that with you for the rest of your life.

This is a non-credit course. This course does not constitute completion of an accredited massage therapy program. Completion of this class does not permit participants to receive compensation for any massage therapy and bodywork practice.

  • 2 Hours — $199

 
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Testimonials

This was my first therapeutic massage experience ever and I was VERY nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. Josh was respectful, kind, knowledgeable, professional, and a magical hand wizard. Anyone in Greenville interested in a massage should book with him.
— Diane J.
As a three time Iron Man athlete, and person who beats up her body through physical fitness on a regular basis, it is great to know someone as talented as Josh is right here in Greenville. He is very intuitive, great about balancing the right amount of pressure to get great results and despite it being deep tissue, it was still relaxing. I’m a big fan and definitely intend to be a regular.
— Melinda L.
After a recent injury with a fall down a flight of steps I’ve been struggling with low back & hip pain. Josh has been integral in the process of my recovery. His knowledge of anatomy combined with the ability to delve into deep tissue has continued to help me through the stages of healing.
— Emma F.
His passion for his work is clearly evident, and it reflects in his attention to detail while working with his clients. As someone who is very active and therefore consistently full of muscle aches, I am constantly blown away at how attentive Josh is to exactly what is happening in my body. I leave my appointments feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my next challenge.
— Josh D.
I’ve had bodywork sessions in the past, but none that made me want to make it a regular thing. After my first session with Josh, my eyes were opened to the actual therapeutic benefits of massage work. I have committed to regular sessions 2x a month and I could not be happier that I am finally giving back to the body that works so hard for me. I could not recommend his services enough.
— Leila M.

Contact

864-402-9416

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location

 
Elevated Bodyworks studio is located downstairs at Open Art Studios in downtown Greenville. 

Elevated Bodyworks studio is located downstairs at Open Art Studios in downtown Greenville. 

14 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601

 
 
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