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Our Therapists

elodie_lafont_bioElodie Lafont, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008
Deep Tissue Massage, Integrative Massage, 
Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief, 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 techniques. I also love to focus on neck and shoulder problems, and use my elbows and forearms as tools to release trigger points.

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


massage therapist knoxvilleNickie Bold, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports 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.


IMG_9988Mandi Lawson, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports 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.


monikaMonika Vincent, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation 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.


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

Daniel grew up in Southern California where he spent much of his youth exploring the possibility of getting into the healing arts.  He went to yoga, read about progress, spirituality and personal growth, and practiced massage with friends and family. It wasn’t long after he graduated that he decided to go to school for massage.  He ended up surpassing his massage goals by taking an extra 500 hours to get his Holistic Healthcare Practitioner title from the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Laguna Hills CA.  Soon after they asked him to teach at the school, which he did for the next 3 years.

15 Years later Daniel has joined Meadowsweet with much experience. He has worked in nearly every venue for massage therapy, each requiring a different base technique: high end resort spa, physical therapy, geriatric home, drug rehab, office chair, pre and post event marathon.

Daniel tailors each massage to the individual needs and requests of the client, 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.


shelaghbioShelagh Leutwiler, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation 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.

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.


Jessica Martin, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage, Swe-Thai Massage, Prenatal Massage

A 1996 graduate of Florida College of Natural Health, Jessica has 20 years of experience. She uses Swedish, deep tissue, swe-thai, sports and reiki to create an integrative sequence to meet the needs of each individual client. She has worked with athletes, expectant mothers, cancer patients and stress related ailments and has helped release the deep rooted emotions often connected to their physical pain. Not to mention people just wanting to relax and recharge!.

Jessica has also been a practitioner of martial arts for over 17 years and in addition to working with many of the students and instructors, she is able to use her personal knowledge of Qigong, meditation, breath work and movement to prevent injury, enhance performance and aid in rehabilitation.

 


 

Meara Selene, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage, Assisted Stretching 

Meara grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She decided to move to Knoxville 3 years ago when she fell in love with the scenery of Tennessee while visiting some friends. She loves traveling, dogs, and finding the local swimming spots in the summer time.

Meara attended Massage Therapy School in 2015-2016 after realizing she wanted a career focused on helping her community. She tailors each massage to her clients using her intuition and a combination of deep tissue, sports massage and stretching to relax and heal the body.

She is currently attending UT hoping to receive a Bachelors in Kinesiology, and would like to attend physical therapy school after that.