Our commitment: provide the best therapeutic massage experience in Greenville, South Carolina. Upstate Spine & Sport offers a medical massage tailored to your specific needs for a highly focused and personalized massage every time.
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to apply pressure to layers of muscle and tissues deep beneath the skin.
This massage is therapeutic and very effective in relieving problems areas.
The Swedish modality has one main focus: relaxation. However, Swedish is also beneficial by increasing blood flow to the critical areas and breaking down scar tissue.
Whether you’re a serious or occasional athlete, enjoying less muscle pain and stiffness, as well as improved performance is a good reason to get regular massage.
Deep Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point therapy taps into the body’s internal web of muscles and tissues to unlock common chronic injury-related pains caused by tension and stress.
The therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you in a series of yoga like stretches.
Muscle compression and joint mobilization is also used in the session – we do the yoga for you!
Our Greenville SC massage therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, stretch therapist, and support team are dedicated to finding you a solution to your lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and more.
We understand what you need: fast pain relief, personal attention, and the ability to keep doing what you love.
Sarah Kimmel, LMT, ART, CPT
Sarah is passionate about helping people perform at their best and enjoy a pain-free and active life. As a massage therapist, Active Release Technique specialist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Sarah’s unique approach empowers her clients to reach and exceed their goals.
Sarah is a Greenville native who started her career as a personal trainer and teaching group fitness classes before becoming a studio manager at a few local Greenville gyms. She saw a need in the fitness and movement industry for a more comprehensive pain and injury management approach.
Sarah decided to enroll in massage therapy school to earn a license that would allow her to comprehensively treat pain. However, her ultimate goal was to become a ‘hybrid’ clinician – combining principles of massage therapy, exercise rehabilitation, sports performance, strength and conditioning, and the latest soft tissue techniques. She has taken continuing education through Active Release Techniques, the gold standard in soft-tissue care for active people. Sarah also spent over 500 hours assisting Dr. David Jolson to better understand how to help her patients become an expert in their own problem, not just the passive recipient of treatment.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her dog, Harley, hiking, rock climbing, and reading. She also is a competitive powerlifter and weightlifter and in 2018 she placed first at the WPC Powerlifting World Championship. She is thrilled to serve the Greenville community.
Ryan Holmes, LMT
Ryan is an experienced massage therapist with a diverse background and education adaptable to nearly any client. He offers massage therapy tailored to your specific needs for a highly focused and personalized massage every time.
Ryan has over twenty years of experience working as a massage therapist in Greenville SC in sports facilities, hospitals, universities, spas, wellness centers, and rehab centers. He has provided massage to hard working desk workers, professional athletes, and everyone in between. Ryan has taken additional coursework in massage therapy for pregnancy, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, as well as Reiki, cranial-sacral therapy, and many more techniques.
Ryan himself knows what it’s like to battle an injury – he had a debilitating low back injury in which he learned from the patient perspective everything from a non-surgical perspective to eventual surgery. This process helped Ryan understand and appreciate the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care and the recovery process.
Ryan has lived in the Upstate area for most of his life and is happily married to his wife Jillian, and proud father of three sons. In his free time he enjoys swimming, biking, climbing, playing outside, kettlebells, and general movement. He also has a coaching and fitness background in the judo and jujitsu world. Ryan is ready to continue to serve the Greenville SC community.
Shelby Robertson, LMT
Shelby is a California native who is happy to call Greenville, South Carolina her home. Ever since falling off a horse as a young girl and breaking her wrist, she has been fascinated with the body’s ability to heal. That incident firmly established her adventurous nature and unending gratitude for life and all its random mishaps and joys.
Shelby graduated on the Dean’s List from Southeastern Institute, home to the best neuromuscular massage therapy program of the Southeast. She has been practicing massage and bodywork for over 10 years within interdisciplinary settings alongside chiropractors, physical therapists, inside spas, gyms, and hospital systems.
Shelby has taken extensive continuing education focused on the study of Thai Bodywork, Massage, intentional breath, Reiki, and Bodywork Therapy. Her goal is to combine principles of movement with her intuitive touch to facilitate deeper levels of relaxation, flexibility, and pain relief. With the combination of her knowledge and modalities, Shelby’s clients have reported uniquely positive results physically, emotionally, and energetically.
Shelby enjoys spending time with friends and her family. She stays active by hiking and walking the Swamp Rabbit Trail, spinning fire, and experimenting with dance. She is thrilled to serve the Greenville community.
I have worked with many massage therapists throughout my professional soccer career, and Elaina is one of the best. She has been a great asset for the Triumph players, staff, and the Greenville community. I'd recommend her to any athlete, hard working Mom or Dad, and anyone that needs recovery and relief from muscle soreness and stress!John Harkes - Greenville Triumph Coach & National Soccer Hall of Fame