José Reyes-Ortiz has been practicing massage therapy for over five years and focuses on a wide variety of issues including injuries, pain management, range-of-motion improvement, pre- or post- operation recovery, and structural imbalances. Most recently, José has been providing neuromuscular therapy to the community out of the chiropractic office of Dr. Dan Matzner. José decided to study massage therapy to provide the healing benefits of massage after observing various injuries in his martial arts practice. José graduated from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Ohio and has various certifications in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and is accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. In addition to working with his clients, José offers various seminars for fellow therapists and actively enjoys participating in the broader massage therapy community. José wants to help his clients live the most fulfilling lives possible.
Please call the JCC at 803-787-2023 to set up an appointment with José.
Tarja “Toddia” Bennett-William’s 30+ year education and practice in movement studies and bodywork has brought her to the JCC to be a part of your journey to create strength, balance, and ease. Regardless of where you are on this journey she will support your effort through a variety of massage techniques to become aware of your unique goals and needs. Tarja uses muscle testing to individualize your massage experience. She will use various techniques, including myofascial, positional release, and pressure point, to release tension and address chronic pain or postural muscle issues that may be interfering with your ease of movement.
- BA Healing and Expressive Arts 1992 The Evergreen State College
- SMB (Structural Muscular Balancing) Practitioner and Educator 1995
- Provided Workman’s Comp and L&I rehabilitative massage for the state of WA and personal injury rehabilitation massage for accidents and falls
- Bodywork for the Childbearing Year and Certified Doula 2000
- NCTMB (Nationally Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) 2008
Currently provides rehabilitative massage at the Arbor Rehabilitative facility and residence for the Lutheran Homes of SC. Tarja is also actively involved in supporting the community through volunteer, educational, and humanitarian efforts.
Rosemarie Fernald, Licensed Massage Therapist
Rosemarie became a licensed massage therapist in 2010. She combines her clinical training with advance bodywork techniques to deliver effective stress relieving sessions. Her own desires to have a healthy and fit everyday life put her on this fulfilling path, helping others to incorporate more wellness into their lifestyles.
Being an example and educating clients on the benefits of life-long wellness habits: like stretching, balanced eating, regular massage along with a few simple changes specific to them, can bring more satisfaction into their daily life which in turn fosters into more gratifying experiences.
Professional associations include:
Member of ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professional
Swedish Relaxation Thai Yoga Stretching
Myofascial Release Reflexology
Trigger Point Therapy
Michael Cooper, Licensed Massage Therapist
Michael became a licensed massage therapist in 2014. He also holds BS in Physical Education, with a concentration in Exercise Science, from USC-Spartanburg. Michael combines his undergraduate training with proven bodywork techniques to offer his clients the ability to achieve long term wellness as well as short term relief to enhance their active longevity.
Professional associations include:
- NCTMB (Nationally Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) 2014
Deep Tissue massage