Anthony-Level 1 Therapist
Anthony is a graduate from the Atlanta School of Massage and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He strongly believes in the health benefits, both mental and physical, of receiving massage frequently. He has experience in both Four Star Spa and Wellness center environments.
His focus during a massage is to provide a customized session for each individual based on their needs. Currently, Anthony specializes in a blended style in which Swedish, Deep tissue, stretching, hot stone, Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger point therapy may be used. Anthony believes in continuing education to provide the best service possible and is also being mentored by our own Teresa in Ashiatsu.
Renetta- level 2 therapist
Rennetta has always been a seeker of health, wellness and spiritual knowledge. Her pediatrician inspired her to learn more about birth, babies and women’s health. She started being ‘with women’ at the age of 16 in postpartum unit of a local hospital. While in college, Rennetta was trained to be a doula on the labor and delivery unit (later trained with Doulas Of North America). As she began to read, study and experiment with natural health (i.e. herbal infusions and preparations, plant based diets, yoga, etc.) she went to massage therapy school (formerly the Career Education Institute in Norcross, Georgia) and after graduating obtained her Reiki I & II attunement. During the past 11 years of massage practice, she has worked in a medical office, several chiropractic offices, pregnancy massage center, and two wellness spas in three different states in the US. Her passion for maternal, child and family health led her to the following trainings: pre and perinatal massage, childbirth educator, infant massage educator and direct entry midwifery school.
Kerry-level 3 therapist
Kerry has over 17 years experience practicing Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Reiki energy healing and spa treatments in rehab chiropractic settings as well as 4 star spas.
Her experience and training is diverse and on-going. In Georgia Kerry’s previous experience includes Eaton chiropractic, A Wellness center by Dr. Cohen, Invigo Day Spa and BLISS Atlanta Midtown.
Kerry’s focuses in the Wellness & Natural Health setting, where holistic healing and abundant mindset is optimal for one's personal growth.
Continued education and specialties include:
- *Deep tissue *NMT* Myofacia release*
- * Orthopedic massage
- * Native Stone Medicine (hot/cold stones) *hydrotherapy and heat therapy
- *Organic Aromatherapy
- *Wellness relaxation
- * Pre-natal
- *Thorough foot massages with reflexology.
For more information about Kerry please visit Massage by Design.
Teresa-level 3 therapist
Teresa has been a professional massage therapist for over 14 years. Over the years she has taken numerous continuing education classes in order to expand her skills and better serve her clients. She has a passion for helping people dealing with pain as well as those looking to commit to their health and well-being by making massage a regular part of their lives. Teresa actively supports various professional massage therapist groups as well as maintaining credentials with the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and the American Massage Therapy Association.
She was inspired to become a therapist after experiencing the positive effects bodywork can have on not just the physical body but the emotional as well. After experiencing personal loss and sustaining a shoulder injury, she sought out massage as a means to cope with these issues. Teresa credits the power of massage in bringing her mind and body back into balance.
On her path to personal wellness, she began a daily practice of qigong and yoga. Those two disciplines keep her strong and grounded so that she is better able to be of service to her clients.
Teresa teaches Ashiatsu Barefoot massage, Fijian Barefoot massage and Warm Bamboo massage to licensed massage therapists through Barefoot Masters.
For more information about Teresa please visit Akua Wellness.