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Therapists

Elodie Lafont, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008
Deep Tissue Massage, Integrative Massage, Prenatal Massage

I am a french native who first came to Knoxville as a french assistant at U.T. in 2001. Not only did I fall in love with East Tennessee, I also realized that my true path was devoted to helping others. After a very meaningful encounter with the Maori Healers from New Zealand and their life changing bodywork, I went back to school in 2007 to study massage therapy. I also have been studying with the Maori Healers ever since and each time they return to Knoxville. Deep tissue massage is a means to relax your muscles, improve your posture, get rid of chronic muscle pain and chronic stress, as well as release energy and emotional blocks.

Listening to my intuition and my clients’ needs, I may use energy work, fluid strokes, Myofascial Release, assisted stretching, Table Top Thai Yoga Massage,  Sports, Deep tissue and Maori Romi Romi techniques. I also use a Raakaauu (stick), my feet, knees, elbows and forearms as tools to release trigger points and tight muscles.

“I deeply care about each and everyone of my clients. The most important thing for me is to be able to help you!” 


Nickie Bold, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage

Nickie Bold began her study of massage therapy in 2005 at the CORE institute in Knoxville, TN and has been working as a practicing massage therapist since 2007.  Nickie has studied Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Reiki, and Sports Massage and uses a blend of these modalities to help her clients release stress, physical and emotional blockages, and find balance.

A collegiate athlete at the University of Tennessee from 2000-2004, Nickie now works for the University of Tennessee Men’s Athletic Department doing sports massage.  Nickie is also a lover of the outdoor world and has a passion for traditional herbalism of the Appalachian Mountains. Nickie attended the Appalachian School for Holistic Herbalism in 2009, graduating with a Traditional Herbalist degree.


Mandi Lawson, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage

Mandi began her massage training just a year after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Theatre in 2005. She uses her intuitive touch to help the body return to homeostasis and believes that each individual has the ability to heal themselves. She has studied many modalities in her 8 years of practicing massage therapy including, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga Massage, Sports Massage and Prenatal Massage. She also had the honor of studying with the Maori Healers from New Zealand early in her career and that experience has informed her approach to massage therapy ever since.

She blends all this knowledge together to create an individualized experience for each client based on his/her needs. She also works as a sports massage therapist for the University of Tennessee Athletic Department. She is currently working on her first short film entitled “You and Me And Also a Whale.”  Healing through touch and artistic expression are her passions in life.


Monika Vincent, Licensed Massage Therapist
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, Prenatal Massage

Monika is originally from Germany and first came to East Tennessee in 2003, after having met her now husband in Spain. She permanently moved here in 2006.

Monika has earned a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Erfurt, Germany, in 2002 and graduated as a specialist in peace and development studies from the UNESCO Chair for Philosophy of Peace at the University of Castellon, Spain, in 2003. The decision to become a massage therapist came after what she thinks of as a divine intervention, shortly after the birth of her first daughter. She studied Massage Therapy at Roane State Community College and graduated in 2011. Since then, she has worked at a well-established spa in Knoxville and a chiropractor’s office in Maryville.

Monika enjoys giving soothing and relaxing massages but can also provide deep pressure to problem areas to help resolve pain or tension. Monika lives in Maryville with her husband and their two daughters, and loves being so close to the Smoky Mountains and her family-in-law.


Shelagh Leutwiler, Licensed Massage Therapist
CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage

Shelagh moved to Knoxville on January 1st, 2005.  Since then she has stayed busy completing her bachelors in fine arts at UTK, worked as an Americorps member at Beardsley farm, volunteered for the city as a bicycle ambassador, and started a puppetry arts nonprofit.  She prepared to be a nurse for two years but eventually settled on massage as the best way to help members of her community maintain their health and happiness.

Shelagh attended Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage from 2015-2016. She enjoys working with clients suffering from head, neck and shoulder pain, migraine sufferers or anyone who needs healing and relaxation. Shelagh incorporates the problem solving, observational skills, and intuition from her life as a visual artist. She draws on years of studying anatomy in the customized massages she offers. She uses her physical strength and determination developed from years of bicycle commuting and gardening to provide a firm hand when necessary. Shelagh is also a Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master. She incorporates energy work into all of her massages. She is now certified and the only one at Meadowsweet who offers CranioSacral Therapy sessions.

When Shelagh is not working as a healing artist she spends a lot of time making visual art.  She loves to hike, practice yoga, cultivate her garden of medicinal plants, experiment with gluten free baking, study and explore the realms of energetic healing, play the bass guitar, and will take any opportunity to dance.


Daniel Shultz, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage

Daniel has been massage therapist and holistic health care practitioner for 17 years. During his time in California he gained valuable training and experience working in establishments ranging from small holistic studios to high end spas.  With his versatile skill set he can equally give the best deep tissue or best relaxation massage you have ever had.

He is attentive and knows how to listen. He is kind, thoughtful and creative, and he tailors each massage to the individual needs and requests of the client. He pairs the pressure with the rhythm of the clients breath whenever possible, and ranges his techniques from slow deep manipulations to long fluid strokes in order to help the body get to a deeply relaxed and supple state of being so that the body is primed and ready to do what it does best. Regenerate. You will leave your session feeling rejuvenated and energized, your mind at peace, and completely relaxed.

He is a loving dad and husband, and you may see him around town on his bike or skateboard, when he isn’t table juggling.


Chris Newman, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage

An East Tennessee native, Chris has been providing massage to the Knoxville area since graduating the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in 2015. He is a caring and intuitive massage therapist who actively listens to the needs of his clients and takes special care to make each massage a truly healing experience. He was led to massage from a desire to live more purposefully. Each session is approached therapeutically, and he may incorporate deep tissue, Swedish, relaxation, assisted stretching or energy work techniques to help bring balance to the body.

Chris is currently an Anthropology student at Pellissippi State through the TN Reconnect program to transfer to UTK. He is an avid music lover, and he loves playing the guitar, banjo, bass, ukulele and drums.