Elevating your quality of life

What is Body Elevatum?

Living up to the highest quality of life and personal potential is our passion!  We don’t have to be victims to age or genetics; we are always in control of what we do to help ourselves.  

It is our mission is to really listen to the body & treat causes instead of placing bandaids on symptoms.

Body Elevatum is purposed to be an ever changing health facility that offers treatment based on 2 important factors:

  • Higher level of education on what can cause the body pain and deterioration
  • Treating the body according to what it says it needs

Firstly, ongoing education is the foundation & honestly the drive behind Body Elevatum.  The owner of Body Elevatum does not believe in becoming stagnant in therapy modalities.  Science & knowledge about the human body is always advancing; therefore, so must our treatment methods.

Secondly, we believe that the body has all the answers as to why it is in dysfunction & pain.  Thus, assessments are an ongoing aspect of sessions while gentle manual techniques, are used to find the areas of higher dysfunction, even if they are far away from the “pain sites”.

Our touch is intended to facilitate your bodies innate ability to self correct so that true long standing healing can occur.

Who & What is Body elevatum for?

Bodybuilders

Athletes

Post Surgery or
Child Birth

Autoimmune Disorders

Marathon &
Triathlon Athletes

Non-active Individuals

General Tension

Muscular Pain Relief

Posture Correction

Nerve Compression
(Sciatica)

Teeth Grinding
(TMJD)

Increasing Mobility

Increasing Balance & Proprioception

Questions?

I’m thrilled to be a part of your wellness journey, and I’m here to assist you on your path to an elevated quality of life.

If you have any questions about the services offered or if you’d like to discuss which approach suits your needs best, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to answer your inquiries and guide you towards a session that aligns with your well-being goals.

Feel free to contact me via text message using the button below for a quick response, or drop me an email by filling out the form. Looking forward to connecting and being a part of your wellness story!

About

What is Body Elevatum?

Living up to the highest quality of life and personal potential is our passion!  We don’t have to be victims to age or genetics; we are always in control of what we do to help ourselves.  

It is our mission is to really listen to the body & treat causes instead of placing bandaids on symptoms.

Body Elevatum is purposed to be an ever changing health facility that offers treatment based on 2 important factors:

  • Higher level of education on what can cause the body pain and deterioration
  • Treating the body according to what it says it needs

Firstly, ongoing education is the foundation & honestly the drive behind Body Elevatum.  The owner of Body Elevatum does not believe in becoming stagnant in therapy modalities.  Science & knowledge about the human body is always advancing; therefore, so must our treatment methods.

Secondly, we believe that the body has all the answers as to why it is in dysfunction & pain.  Thus, assessments are an ongoing aspect of sessions while gentle manual techniques, are used to find the areas of higher dysfunction, even if they are far away from the “pain sites”.

Our touch is intended to facilitate your bodies innate ability to self correct so that true long standing healing can occur.

Who & What is Body elevatum for?

Bodybuilders

Athletes

Post Surgery or
Child Birth

Autoimmune Disorders

Marathon &
Triathlon Athletes

Non-active Individuals

General Tension

Muscular Pain Relief

Posture Correction

Nerve Compression
(Sciatica)

Teeth Grinding
(TMJD)

Increasing Mobility

Increasing Balance & Proprioception

Questions?

I’m thrilled to be a part of your wellness journey, and I’m here to assist you on your path to an elevated quality of life.

If you have any questions about the services offered or if you’d like to discuss which approach suits your needs best, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to answer your inquiries and guide you towards a session that aligns with your well-being goals.

Feel free to contact me via text message using the button below for a quick response, or drop me an email by filling out the form. Looking forward to connecting and being a part of your wellness story!

Your Therapist

Jessenia Acevedo Hopkins, LMBT

Having been raised in a household that gave importance to health & education, I have always been drawn to helping myself & others find ways of preventing illness & improving overall wellbeing without the use of Pharmacological meds & man made foods.

After 8 years as a Dental Hygienist, I realized that I needed to pursue a career that would put me in the path of a more holistic centered atmosphere. Weight lifting was the catalyst for that transition as it inspired me to obtain my certification in Personal Training.

However, a true understanding of human movement & muscular physiology was lacking, so a year later I enrolled in the NC School of Advanced Bodywork. There I discovered neuromuscular therapy & myofascial release work for the first time and implemented those teachings for the first 2 years of my practice.   

In my second year of practice I stepped into the world of Visceral Manipulation, and realized that all of the muscle & skeletal knowledge I thought I had paled in comparison to what Visceral Manipulation could do for healing. It immediately changed treatment sessions. Visceral manipulation is in line with my belief in addressing causes instead of symptoms. 

I created Body Elevatum as a facility that symbolizes an elevation in treatment modalities & how therapists view the human body as a whole. Learning about the human body & advancements in treating what ails us is my passion & I take the ability to help others with seriousness, true interested & joy.

Education & certifications

Associates in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene

NC School of Advanced
Bodywork Graduate

Licensed Massage &
Bodywork Therapist

Visceral Manipulation
Level 1 & 2

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Certified

Certified NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Level 1 NeuroKinetic Therapy Certified

Certified Cupping Specialist

Questions?

I’m thrilled to be a part of your wellness journey, and I’m here to assist you on your path to an elevated quality of life.

If you have any questions about the services offered or if you’d like to discuss which approach suits your needs best, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to answer your inquiries and guide you towards a session that aligns with your well-being goals.

Feel free to contact me via text message using the button below for a quick response, or drop me an email by filling out the form. Looking forward to connecting and being a part of your wellness story!

Services

Body Elevatum Treatments

Advanced Manual Therapy & Movement

Advanced Therapeutic Manual Therapy & Movement sessions are for those looking for relief from bodily pains, assistance in recovery from surgeries

Bodybuilder Stage Aesthetic Prep Session

These are sessions meant for bodybuilders who would like to increase muscular symmetry, striations & visible division of individual muscles.

Athlete & Bodybuilder Recovery Session

For the pre and post marathons, games, and body building shows. Muscles will receive flushing, stretching, cupping and IASTM.

What to know before your visit

What is Bodywork?

Bodywork is a type of massage therapy that takes into account your posture, joint mobility, daily activities, repetitive movement patterns, & pain points to determine what areas should be treated.  Think of it as a functional massage or muscle therapy. 

Muscles that are found to be the true issues are compressed in order to release (or relax) them. 

What is visceral manipulation?

Visceral manipulation along with its counterparts really strives to get to the root of tension patterns.  Our organ, including our Brain are so closely related to how we move, how we feel, how we move, and even where we feel pain.  Even our past, present emotions are held in our organs!

Visceral manipulation is a form of manual therapy that lightly brings organs back into their normal rhythms & eases tension around the fascia of the viscera (organs) & their attachments.  Visceral manipulation is for everyone; it works if you have muscular issues, have been undergoing high levels of stress, have trauma, etc.

How is bodywork different from a massage?

Most massage sessions don’t take into account the individual presentations of each person in regards to stress levels, repetitive activities/movements, activity levels, sports, posture, pain referrals, over/underworking muscles & other factors. 

Bodywork addresses the origin of your pains.  It is not a full body massage; instead, the muscles that are overworking are relaxed, and the muscles that are weak are strengthened.

What is IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)?

In my practice, I personally use IASTM as an adjunct to soft tissue therapy if a client so agrees to the treatment.  IASTM is based off of the Chinese medicine practice of GuaSha, although records of its use date back to the Paleolithic era. 

Its purpose is to cause micro-trauma to tissue in order for the body to send in its repairing units to lay down better muscle & fascia.  Personally, I use it when I feel tissue is not healthy & that compressions alone won’t accomplish much in regards to the healing speed of muscle & fascia.

What should I NOT expect from bodywork?

-Full body relaxation massage

-Swedish or deep tissue (bodywork is very deep but it’s not done on the entire body in 1 session)

-Correction of multiple issues in 1 or 2 sessions; the manual therapy is 1 aspect of the sessions, the other aspect is teaching you what to do at home to prevent these issues from recurring.

-Formal rehab of surgeries such as ACL, Tendon surgeries, etc, etc.  However, I can refer you to a PT that can help you with that.

-Pelvic floor work; but I can also refer you to someone who can help with pelvic floor dysfunction.

What should I wear?

Men: Loose shorts

Women: Sports bra & shorts

How often should I make appointments?

This all depends on your goals and individual physical presentations.  Posture correction can be straightforward or complex.  Every person has a different treatment plan.  After your 1st visit, I will be able to give you an estimate of sessions.  However, no matter the number of sessions, lack of at home practices and long periods between session will stall or regress the work done in sessions.

Can I have this treatment if I am currently undergoing chemo or radiation therapy?

For clients undergoing chemo and radiation therapies – *Please note that I require a doctor’s note that states the doctor is aware of and agrees to the desired treatment.

How soon after any surgery can I come see you?

If you have had abdominal surgery, and would like visceral therapy, please bring in a note from your surgeon saying that it is ok for you to receive therapeutic abdominal massage.  If you have had surgery anywhere else and want treatment in that area, the same rule applies; I need to have a release form from your Doctor saying that it is ok to have work done in that area.

Questions?

I’m thrilled to be a part of your wellness journey, and I’m here to assist you on your path to an elevated quality of life.

If you have any questions about the services offered or if you’d like to discuss which approach suits your needs best, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to answer your inquiries and guide you towards a session that aligns with your well-being goals.

Feel free to contact me via text message using the button below for a quick response, or drop me an email by filling out the form. Looking forward to connecting and being a part of your wellness story!

Blog
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OVERVIEW: Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been gaining traction for its wide-ranging benefits on the human body. This therapy, aka photobiomodulation, emits low wavelengths of red or near-infrared light. What’s the big deal?  This kind of light doesn’t just work superficially; its effects impact the body from the tiniest cellular …

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*Please note that this article has not been written to discard or put down the benefits of general massage; it has been written to CLARIFY the approaches & results of general massage compared to a functional manual therapy session.  There are a variety of functional massages & depending on the …

About the Blog

At BE, we truly believe that understanding your body is the first step into taking action to accomplish your health related dreams & goals.

With this in mind, our blog is designed to be your easy-to-understand resource for grasping the how & why of the human body. Our educational but concise posts will explore the root causes of physical & mental ailments & discovering diverse treatment modalities & tips that that can optimize your mental, physical, & emotional health

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Policies & Procedures

Policies & procedures

As we embark on this wellness adventure together, it’s crucial to establish a shared understanding. I kindly ask that you take a moment to carefully read through each policy and procedure outlined here. This ensures we’re on the same page and can create an environment that prioritizes your comfort and safety throughout the session.

Your well-being is my utmost priority, and these guidelines are crafted to foster a secure and positive experience for both of us. By familiarizing yourself with these details, you contribute to a harmonious and enjoyable bodywork session.

Should you have any questions or need clarification on any point, don’t hesitate to reach out. I value open communication and believe it’s fundamental to a successful and fulfilling bodywork experience.

Scheduling
  • In order to help ensure that you obtain  your desired appointment, we recommend scheduling your appointment in advance to ensure availability.
  • All services require prepayment to guarantee a reservation; so please have your credit card and/or gift certificate ready when scheduling.
  • Inability to provide prepayment will result in your appointment time not being guaranteed. Your appointment will not be scheduled until you arrive as a walk-in.
  • Please fill out your intake form before your session, if it is not filled, time will have to be taken out of your session to do so.
Late arrival
  • If late arrival is inevitable, your service may be shortened in order to keep on schedule and the treatment will be charged at the original price.
  • All treatment sessions have a specific timed schedule, therefore, late arrivals may not receive extension of scheduled appointments. 
  • If the schedule allows, a partial or full appointment might be able to be accommodated. The original reservation fee will be charged. 
CANCELATION & FEES
  • Should you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify Body Elevatum through text at least 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Any cancellations with less than 24 hours of notice are subject to a cancellation fee of half the price. 
  • If you schedule and have prepaid, but cannot make the appointment, you are subject to  $75 for every hour missed ($113 for 90 min missed appts).
  • Clients who miss their appointments without giving prior notification and/or no show past 15 minutes of the original start time, will be charged $75 for every hour missed ($113 for 90 min missed appts).
  • If a client wishes to cease his/her appointment within 15 minutes of receiving treatment, the following fees will be applied: $75 for every hour missed ($113 for 90 min missed appts).
  • There is no refund policy on completed services.
  • If you arrive late but would still like to be seen for the remainder of the time available for your session, you will still be charged for the original amount of time the session was booked for.
No Show
  • Unanticipated events occur in everyone’s life. Unforeseen events such as car problems and children’s illnesses, are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling a massage appointment. However, we ask that you text if you cannot keep your appointment.
  • Clients who miss their appointments without giving prior notification and/or no show past 15 minutes of the original start time, will be charged $75 for every hour missed.  $113 for 90 min missed appts. 
  • Clients who we have not seen for at least a year may also be asked to fill out a new medical history form. 
SCope of Practice
  • Licensed Massage Therapists do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. Our therapist may refer you to a medical doctor for diagnosis or treatment. My services are not intended as an alternative for proper medical attention for specific conditions. Please refer to a medical doctor for any specific condition which requires medical treatment. 
RESPECT & BOUNDARIES 
  • Therapists reserve the right to end sessions at anytime if made to feel uncomfortable in any way by a client’s inappropriate manner. In these cases, refunds will not be provided. 
  • Requests for sexual activity will not be tolerated, will be viewed as solicitation, and reported to the proper authorities under the guidelines of the massage therapy policies and procedures.  The session will end immediately and client will not rescheduled if this occurs.
  • The breast and genital area will not be massaged under any circumstances. Permission will be asked before working close to these areas; otherwise, a professional distances will be maintained.
  • Flirting, Asking out on dates, and Sexual interaction of any kind between the client and the massage therapist is NEVER appropriate & the Body Elevatum therapist holds the right to terminate the session and block the client from every booking again.
  • Parental consent and therapist approval for recipients under the age of 18. 
CONFIDENTIALITY & CONVERSATION 
  • I treat all client visits and conditions as confidential. As such, your visit will not be discussed with anybody outside of the office without your express permission. 
New & Existing MEDICAL CONDITIONS
  • Please notify me of any allergies or sensitivities to aromas or ingredients when you schedule your appointment. 
  • It is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken, and to provide written permission from the physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc., that the massage may be continued. 
  • The client must also keep the massage therapist informed of any changes in health conditions 
  • For clients undergoing chemo and radiation therapies – *Please note that I require a doctor’s note that states the doctor is aware of and agrees to the desired treatment. 

Questions?

I’m thrilled to be a part of your wellness journey, and I’m here to assist you on your path to an elevated quality of life.

If you have any questions about the services offered or if you’d like to discuss which approach suits your needs best, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to answer your inquiries and guide you towards a session that aligns with your well-being goals.

Feel free to contact me via text message using the button below for a quick response, or drop me an email by filling out the form. Looking forward to connecting and being a part of your wellness story!

Contact

Location & Hours

Business Hours

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Closed
Closed
12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Closed
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed

Directions & Info

Body Elevatum is located inside Motion Fitness Gym.

We recommend parking on the west side of 2101 Rexford Rd and entering in through the Motion Fitness entrance. Once inside, walk through the lobby towards the back of the building and you will find Room 121 on the left.

If the door is closed, please wait outside – I am most likely with another client.  There is a chair for you to sit on while you wait.

We look forward to seeing you!

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