Kelly Cox Massage Therapy

Kelly Cox


Massage Therapist, General Manager

Not being able to do what you love because of restriction or injury is pretty undesirable. Kelly notably saw this throughout his martial arts journey. He had seen training partners and friends “off the mat” due to injury. Wanting to minimize their discomfort and accelerate their return to training, Kelly decided massage therapy would be a great tool. He would go on to graduate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Bachelor's of Health Science in Asian Holistic Health and Massage.

His motivation to help fellow martial artists has translated well to other athletes. Since starting his career he has worked with various sports at every level of competition. He has worked with the United States Diving Team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio and 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. As a member of the USA Diving Medical Staff he has traveled the US and the world with the National Dive Team. Additionally he works regularly with NCAA athletics programs, professional teams, and professional athletes.

Always hungry for knowledge he has sought out information beyond the essential massage training. He has trained in advanced manual therapy techniques like Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Cupping Therapy, and Kinesiology taping. He is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Conditioning Coach, and a Certified Personal Trainer.

Kelly also has a Bachelor's in Psychology and 6 years as an animal behaviorist which add a unique and often entertaining element to all of his sessions. Outside of work he can be found training in martial arts and woodworking.

Kelly Cox Massage Therapy


Bachelors of Health Science: Asian Holistic Health and Massage

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Bachelors of Arts Psychology, Minor in Zoology

State University of New York at Oswego


National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage Bodywork #584921-09

Certified Since 2010, Expires Jan 27, 2024

North Carolina Board of Massage Bodywork Therapists #10539

Issued Nov 2010, Expires Dec 31, 2024

Work Experience

Randori Bodywork, LLC - Massage Therapist/General Manager

February 2012-Present

Massage Envy Spa - Massage Therapist

November 2010 – June 2012


Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CES)

Certified Conditioning Coach (CCC) - BioForce

MyoFascial Decompression Certified (MFDc)

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)- Brookbush Institute

Human Movement Specialist (HMS) - Brookbush Institute

Functional Movement Taping (FMT) Basic & Advanced - RockTape

RockBlade IASTM Basic & Advanced - RockTape

Medical Massage Certification

SafeSport Certified

CPR/AED - American Red Cross

Sport Experience

Top Accolades

2020 Summer Olympic Games - Tokyo

2016 Summer Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro

World Aquatics World Championships - Fukuoka, Japan (2023)

FINA World Championships - Budapest, Hungary (2022)

FINA World Championships - South Korea (2019)

FINA World Championships - Kazan, Russia (2015)

NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships (2012 - 2023)

NCAA D1 Women's Lacrosse Championships (2015, 2016)

FINA Junior World Diving Championships - Penza, Russia (2014)

Continued Education


Primal Reflex Release Techniques (PRRT)

Myofascial Decomression Level 2

What's in a Name ?

Randori is a term in Japanese martial arts that is commonly referred to as "free response" training. A more literal translation is recieving chaos which is appropriate to the situations athletes often face.