About Elements of Bodywork

Elements of Bodywork is a therapeutic massage studio, providing massage to enhance your quality of life. Our goal is to help you relieve your body’s stresses and muscular tension, reduce inflammation and fatigue, and help overcome acute and chronic conditions. In addition, we offer self-care tips to aid you in sustaining a healthy body.

Owned and operated by Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists, and AFAA Certified Personal Trainers, David Parks and Karen Parks have a combined 20+ years of massage experience. Elements of Bodywork has been serving Charlotte since 2010.

David and Karen have a passion for educating their clients, helping them increase their body awareness. Their enthusiasm and passion for physical healing leads to effective massage therapy, relieving even the most stressful and tense muscles.

What separates Elements of Bodywork from other massage therapy centers is their amalgamated approach, listening to the clients needs, demonstrating beneficial stretches and exercises, blending multiple elements from a variety of massage techniques, addressing postural distortions,  and alleviating tense muscles and restricted joints, to create a very therapeutic experience.

Massage magic? As a stressed out IT geek at a major financial institution in the middle of a merger, I’m not in a good place and somewhat skeptical about the “mystical” effects of massage. However, after Karen does an hour of deep tissue work, I’m not only relaxed, yet rejuvenated, emotionally balanced, and my enthusiasm is restored! Remarkable stuff. Give it a try, even if you’re a skeptic.
Dave S.
I’ve had quite a few massages in various spas in the US & abroad. Some have been pretty good & others have been pretty poor, so I know the difference. David Parks provides the very best massage experience I have had. He is highly skilled, extremely professional, & very attentive to the customer. He pays attention to what I say about areas needing special attention & level of pressure, & delivers. Lighting, music & materials (warm, moist towels e.g.) are all great. Charlotte is lucky to have him!
Anne B.