Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist
Jacki Da Via is a certified and professional Licensed Massage Therapist in South Carolina. She relocated from Wisconsin to Aiken in 2012. She graduated from Blue Sky Educational Foundation, Inc., School of Massage in Milwaukee in 1990 and has 27 years of experience as a full time practicing Massage Therapist. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Jacki has a strong background and advanced training and certification in therapeutic, orthopedic and neuromuscular massage. She has 16 years experience working with professional athletes, including The Milwaukee Bucks NBA team (8 years) and the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club (8 years). Jacki has provided therapeutic sports and orthopedic massage to a wide range of athletes, and continues to work with athletes from youth to collegiate to professional to retired. Equestrians, golfers, tennis players, runners are just a few of the sports enthusiasts she administers various techniques and styles of therapeutic sports and orthopedic massage.
Jacki has also worked with the medical community in the Milwaukee area who often referred clients who experienced head or neurological trauma, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s. She continues her endeavors to create safe, effective treatments for her clients at My Aiken Body Therapeutic Massage, and frequently collaborates with other medical professionals as needed.
Jacki blends several therapeutic methods and techniques including: Orthopedic; Sports; Deep Tissue Massage; Trigger Point Massage Therapy; Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT); Focus-Specific/Side-Lying Massage; Marble Cold Stone Therapy and Basic Manual Lymph Drainage – as well as others – to create a therapeutic massage tailored to the client’s specific needs. She dedicates herself to working with athletes, as well as clients who experience every day stress, pain from injury or illness, chronic medical conditions or syndromes, and repetitive injury or strain. Jacki continues to keep current with the newest techniques in orthopedic and neuromuscular massage, and is excited in furthering her studies as well, towards becoming a Lymphatic Specialist.
Jacki’s interests include creative writing, singing in her church choir and playing the hammered dulcimer and piano. Jacki is currently working on a low-carb cookbook with a new spin and looks forward to sharing it once it is published. She is also working on an adaptation of a written work from the Book of Job from the Bible into a conceptual play. She enjoys the culture and lifestyle of South Carolina. Jacki’s family includes her husband, Joe, two grown sons Nick and Pete, her daughter-in-law Chantae, and two beautiful granddaughters Ava and Averie.
Independent Licensed Massage Therapist
Joy Manning is an Independent Professional Licensed Massage Therapist in South Carolina and Georgia, and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Prior to Joy’s career as a Massage Therapist she worked for eighteen years with Delta Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel – for the United States Army.
Joy graduated in 2011 from the Augusta School of Massage in Evans, Georgia. Her Certification in Massage Therapy, included studies in: Anatomy; Physiology; Kinesiology; Pathology; Deep Tissue; Orthopedic Stretching; Reflexology; Neuromuscular and Prenatal Massage.
After graduating from the Augusta School of Massage Joy has continued her education in Myofascial Release, Myoskeletal Alignment, and Aromatic Studies.
Joy has an advanced training and Certification in Swe-Thai Massage. Swe-Thai is 90 minutes of blended relaxing, acupressure, yoga style table massage.
Joy has been practicing as an Independent Licensed Massage Therapist at several day spas, a private golf club in the area, and most currently at My Aiken Body Therapeutic Massage. She continues to enjoy her flexible career and family life, traveling, golfing with her friends, kayaking and volunteering with her community neighborhood association and helping to serve with her church.