knoxville massage hills

Therapists

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

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.


Erica Clontz, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, CranioSacral Therapy

Erica has been practicing massage therapy since 2001. She graduated from Body Therapy Institute of Silk Hope, NC. In that time she has had extensive training in Ayurveda and Herbology. Helping to heal others is in her blood, as she is the third generation of her family to practice the healing arts. Erica has training in Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage , Curanderismo, CranioSacral, as well as many other healing modalities. She has traveled extensively with the music industry, working back stage, providing massage therapy for musicians and stage crew and the like, as well as several years as a therapist in high end spas in Park city, Utah and Durham, North Carolina.

Erica’s goal is to bring the body and mind into the deepest form of relaxation. She uses the many modalities she has learnt and mastered, and listens to the client’s needs to assist in bringing the body and mind into balance and homeostasis. We could call her massages blissful nirvana..

When she is not working as a therapist she enjoys creating healing products, cooking, baking, eating pie, drinking kombucha, learning new ways to broaden her healing abilities, being a mom, spending time with her beautiful little family, absorbing the properties of the outdoors and helping her partner with his small leather craft business Wayfaring Soul Leather Co.


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.


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.


Courtney Fix-Newman, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, 
Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage

After growing up in Southern California, Courtney has now settled in beautiful East Tennessee. She was introduced to her love of massage therapy by another licensed massage therapist, her husband Chris. Courtney graduated Arbor College in 2017 and has been growing her knowledge of massage ever since.  Courtney believes in using massage to strengthen a person’s connection to their mind, body, and spirit. She uses a holistic approach to accommodate for each client, actively listening and weaving various modalities to facilitate healing.

Courtney is a passionate dancer and singer. She loves to be outside discovering all the activities and beauty the local mountains provide.


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

Elodie is a french native who first came to Knoxville as a french assistant at U.T. in 2001. Not only did she fall in love with East Tennessee, she also realized that her true path was devoted to helping others. After a very meaningful encounter with the Maori Healers from New Zealand and their life changing bodywork, she went back to school in 2007 to study massage therapy. She also has been studying with the Maori Healers ever since and each time they return to Knoxville. In November 2018, Elodie traveled to Ahipara, New Zealand, to attend the “Te Rongopae” bodywork training, and had the opportunity to study and train at her amazing teacher’s Atarangi Muru’s clinic.

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 her intuition and her clients’ needs, she may use energy work, fluid strokes, Myofascial Release, assisted stretching, Table Top Thai Yoga Massage,  Sports, Deep tissue and Maori Romi Romi techniques. She also uses a Raakaauu (stick), her 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.