Joe Gay, LMT/Massage Therapy Instructor

joeI am originally from Illinois.  I was home schooled through American School.  I graduated massage therapy school in March of 2014 from Carolina School of Massage.  I am certified in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Pre-Natal massage, and Hot Stone massage.

Curt Ballard, Anatomy & Physiology Instructor


Curt Ballard has taught Anatomy and Physiology at Carolina School of Massage since the fall of 2012. Prior to teaching at CSM, he taught various sciences in the public school system for 28 years. He has also taught courses for Clemson University and Furman University.  He has a BS and M.ed  from Clemson University.

Kerry Benjamin, Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Ms. Kerry Benjamin is an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at the Carolina School of Massage. In addition to teaching A&P, she also teachers biology and chemistry at the upper school at the Montessori School of Anderson. She Graduated from the City University of New York at Lehman College in 2006 with a degree in Psychology and Biology. She graduated in 2010 Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science in science education from Long Island University in Westchester New York. Ms. Benjamin taught high school biology, earth science, and health in the South Bronx of New York City, before moving to South Carolina to focus on her home-based gecko breeding company.

Marcia Cancialosi, LMT



I am from Brazil.  In my country, I was a psychologist and was working with terminally ill patients since 1996.  I moved to the United States in 2003.  I graduated from Carolina School of Massage in 2012.  I started working at the facility right after I got my license.

My specialty is using Brazilian techniques with hot stones, deep tissue, and warm aromatherapy oils.


Savannah Human, LMT
John Morgan N.D., LMBT

John Morgan N.D., LMBT #10432 is an instructor of the Carolina School of Massage. A full time practicing massage and bodywork therapist since 1995, John has utilized a wide variety of bodywork modalities to give over 20,000 massage treatments. He has been a massage instructor since 1996 teaching over 14,000 hours in over 16 different courses. He has been the Program Director of the two schools he has co-founded. John became a board-certified naturopath in 2001 to enhance his healing abilities with plant medicine and nutrition.  In 2004, he became an approved provider of continuing education for licensed therapists by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and currently teaches advanced courses to therapists throughout the country. John is a highly skilled adult educator and therapist and is ready to guide you in your learning process, to activate and actualize your potential and to share his experience and passion for massage and bodywork.

Eric Bowser

ericI grew up here in SC, but spent most of my years in Oregon as a certified master automotive mechanic, owning several repair shops. After many years in that industry, it was time for a change. I became interested in Massage therapy after discovering firsthand how much massage can help the body, mind and spirit. In 2007, I sold my shop, moved to Hawaii and enrolled at the Maui Academy of Healing Arts. I became a licensed therapist in 2008 in Hawaii and had a beach side practice there until family called so I moved here in 2014, got my SC license and have been practicing here since. I absolutely love what I do. I’m excited to be a part of the Carolina School of Massage & Wellness Center.

I try to customize each massage to my client’s individual needs, so I blend a lot of techniques to try to get the best results possible. I trained in Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofacial release, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Sports and Prenatal massage. I also completed level 1 with Craniosacral therapy.

With a background of fixing cars, I really enjoy doing the same with human bodies, analyzing causes of discomfort and working hard to fix it. I can do a relaxing massage to put you to sleep and I can help relieve any aches or pains you have. I’m skilled at relieving lower & upper back pain, neck, shoulder and hip pains. I use different pressures, light to deep and stretches depending on the need and your wishes.