Our Team

Our unparalleled team offers a variety of massage therapy, fitness, and wellness based services for the Mt. Pleasant and greater Charleston area. Our massage therapists are trained in multiple massage therapies and techniques including, but not limited to:

• Sports Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Swedish Massage • Trigger Point Massage • Thai Yoga & Thai Massage • Ashiatsu Massage • Full Body Stretching • Prenatal & Postnatal Massage • Neuromuscular Massage • Lymphatic Drainage Massage • Full Body and Facial Cupping •

 
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Alana Long

Educated at the Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular, Massage Therapy, Alana is certified by the American Massage Therapy Association where she serves a mentor. She is a member of the Southeastern Institute of Massage Therapy Advisory Board, formerly a clinical massage therapy instructor at Trident Technical College. Alana is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Alana has experience working with a variety of clients, including athletes, chiropractic rehab patients, children, and spa patrons. She also is a certified personal trainer. Alana opened Longevity Wellness with one vision in mind. Provide educated massage therapy to free people from pain while upholding top notch business practices, knowledge, passion and customer service standards. Each team member of Longevity has been hired and trained by Alana, and shares that same vision of client focused massage therapy as well as personal and professional growth.

• Swe-Thai Certified • Certified Rehab and Fitness Specialist Certified • Relax the back Self Care Trained • TRX Level One Certification • Reiki One • Active Isolated Stretching Upper Extremity Training • ACE Cupping • World Instructor Training School Certified Personal Trainer •

License SC #7968

Although Alana would love to help everyone, at this time she is not able to accept any new clients. She has chosen a team of passionate, smart, therapists who have been trained by her! New client online bookings will be contacted and placed with the appropriate therapist.

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Shelly Gottschling

Following graduation from Stillpoint School of Massage Therapy in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Shelly worked inn hotel spas around the country. Deciding to focus on more clinical massages techniques for pain relief and rehabilitation, in 2012 she opened an office in Denver, Colorado, where she worked primarily with runners and cyclists. She also volunteered to provide health massage for breast cancer survivors and their families.

Shelly specializes in trigger point therapy, Thai yoga massage and stretching, deep tissue and sports massage, prenatal massage and lymphatic drainage. She is dedicated to helping her clients achieve the comfort and balance they seek, and enjoys continuous learning and growth within her field of bodywork.

• Lymphatic Drainage Certified • Thai Yoga Certified • Hot Stone Certified • 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training •

License SC #10459

Although Shelly would love to help everyone, at this time she is not able to accept any new clients. New client online bookings will be contacted and placed with the appropriate therapist.

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ANGELA GARVIN CURRY 

Angela, a native of Mt Pleasant, studied bodywork at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage while living in New York. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Therapy, Reiki, and Ashiatsu-a modality where she uses overhead bars to balance and her bare feet to massage. 

Angela started lifting heavy weights in 2014 to keep up with the physical demands of massage. This progressed into training for Powerlifting and she had her first competition in 2017. 

With six years of bodywork experience, Angela continues to be passionate about providing people with relief from tension, pain, and stress. Using a holistic approach, she implements her skills to help your body heal itself. Like all of our staff, Angela believes massage is not a luxury, but a necessity to help maintain health and wellness.          

• Reiki I & II • Ashiatsu •

License #SC

Accepting new clients!

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ELLE BEYNNON

Elle moved to Charleston after playing professional basketball in Europe. When playing overseas, Elle worked with a massage therapist that cured her achilles tendonitis that plagued her for years.  This experience ignited a passion for preventative medicine where she decided to pursue massage therapy at Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Massage.

Elle hopes to help athletes from all levels to heal and recover more quickly, and to reach their full potential.  She is continuing her education to learn Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Corrective Exercise through a NASM certification.  Her interest in athletics, movement, and freeing the body from pain makes her an ideal therapist for sports and deep tissue massage. 

License SC #10906

Accepting new clients!

 
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TARRAN ABERNATHY

Tarran is a graduate of Trident Technical College's massage therapy program, where she studied under Alana Long.  

Certified as a Personal Trainer through WITS, Tarran is eager to use her broadening knowledge of the body's structure, functions and movement, and modalities to help the body perform better. She strongly believes that a healthy body is the root of a happy life and would love to share that passion with you.  She has expanded her knowledge to include Thai Yoga Floor massage and prenatal massage therapy and currently teaches infant massage to new mothers.  

• Pre/Post Natal Certified • Thai Massage Certified •

License SC #10612

Not accepting new clients at this time. She just had a baby!

JESSICA ELIZONDO

Jessica studied in Texas where she graduated from Cortiva Institute as a licensed massage therapist.  She learned a variety of techniques and excels at deep tissue and sports massage. Don't underestimate her strength from her small size, she is strong!  

Looking into the future, she plans to specialize her training in prenatal, postnatal, and infant massage and looks forward to having the opportunity to help mothers as they make the transition into motherhood. On her spare time, she enjoys playing disc golf, volleyball, and going to the beach.

• Pre-Natal Education • Cranios-acral Certified • Lymphatic Drainage Certified •

License SC #11164

Accepting new clients!

 
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JOSHUA CLARK

Joshua Clark joins the Longevity Wellness team with a variety of medical, sports, exercise, and stretching knowledge.  Originally from Sumter, SC, Joshua relocated to Charleston 12 years ago and began a career in medical assisting.  The interaction with patients, mostly an older population, and their gratitude for his work led Joshua to training for preventative care. 

Joshua practiced as a Crossfit coach for over 5 years with an original focus on Crossfit gymnastic movements, realizing he had a passion for corrective exercise, foam rolling, stretch therapy, and self-care.  This passion led him to massage therapy, where he studied at Trident Technical College.  His extensive knowledge in stretch therapy allows him to take the body through a complete and thorough stretch therapy session.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, skateboarding, hanging out with his wife and dog, and home renovation projects. 

   • Catalytic Athletics Weightlifting Coach • Crossfit Level 1 Coach •

License SC #11128

Accepting new clients!

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Ryley Kennard

Ryley is our Digital Marketing Manager. She designs our our cards and hand outs, our website, and everything for our social media pages. Ryley has been working in graphic design, branding, and marketing for the last 5 years in Utah. Doing everything from craftmaking, to designing shirts and other promotional products, to drafting out the solar systems that go on houses; she is a woman of many talents and makes sure Longevity stays looking fresh.

Ryley is from all over the place. She grew up in Ohio, went to high school in Idaho, spent some time in California, and has been in Utah in all the in between times. Last year, she came to Charleston to visit family and decided to make it her permanent home. She loves the beach, she loves kayaking, and slacklining, and flying kites, and riding bikes, mostly, just having fun with friends. Be sure to say hi when you come in!