Joy Campbell is one of Charlotte's most respected massage therapists. At the age of 16, Joy was tired of being overweight and out of shape and decided to take charge of her own health. She had joined a gym, lost 65 pounds, looked and felt great. She loved the new Joy and wanted so much to share her experience with others. By the age of 18, Joy was a fitness instructor and really enjoyed the one on one aspect of training and helping others pursue their quest of a lifestyle change. By the age of 22, Joy was involved in a bad automobile accident. Her ability to exercise had stopped and it had interfered with everyday living. Once she was released from her PT and Dr.'s care, she was left with a lot of unexplained pain and dysfunction that she was told that she would have to "live with". That was not a good enough answer for her. Joy was fortunate enough to have been introduced to massage therapy and that had changed her life as she knew it. She decided to help others that are at their ropes end in finding relief from pain and dysfunction. Her knowledge from fitness training definitely helped to understand how the body functions and how muscular imbalances could affect us in a negative way. She knew she could really make a positive difference in people's lives.For the past 14 years, Joy has been improving the lives of many people who have been told that they are just going to have to get used to being in pain and find ways to "manage" it. Luckily, a lot of people can "manage" it with massage therapy and exercise just as she has. Joy is Nationally Certified in Personal Training, Nationally Certified in Massage Therapy, Certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist, Certified as a Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Massage/Muscle Therapist (yes, she massages horses too), has had training in myoskeletal alignment techniques, trigger point therapy, myofacial release, acupressure, hot stone, pregnancy massage, reflexology, and thai massage just to name a few. Joy has had extensive training in purification for the body and offers an incredible and very effective 21 Day Purification Program. She is currently enrolled in Cranio-Sacral Therapy courses which will take a few years to complete. She taught massage therapy for 4 years at an accredited school in Charlotte, she has managed a very busy spa in Charlotte for 4 years prior to running her own spa in South Charlotte for 4 years.She now operates as Ideal Wellness.