Miss Massage is a Licensed Massage Therapist in both Florida & Tennessee & is licensed under the Healthcare Board in both states. She is also a Registered Certified Reflexologist in the state of Tennessee. She is certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. She is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals & a graduate of Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in Knoxville, TN, where she received her degree for Massage Therapy & certification as an RCR (Registered Certified Reflexologist), as well as the Most Outstanding Student award for her graduating class. She practices in Sanibel Island, FL and Maryville, TN. She is pleased to give people their first massage or spa experience & strives to provide each client with the amount of pressure or type of bodywork that is best for their well-being.
Miss Massage is also a licensed elementary school teacher in the state of TN & holds a Bachelors in Psychology & Sociology, as well as a Masters in Early Childhood Education. She taught school for 11 years before becoming a healthcare professional.
When she isn't working, she loves to relax on the beaches of Sanibel Island or enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains in which she calls home. She also likes to camp, hike, kayak, paddleboard, & ride motorcycles, as well as travel the world. She has shared ghost stories with strangers in a tent in Montana, flown over Mt. St. Helens in a small plane, been approached by a black bear in Colorado, rushed by an elk in Yellowstone, & rescued by fisherman while kayaking in North Carolina. She has some interesting motorcycle stories, including the time she had to leave her motorcycle at a zoo overnight & how she met one of her dearest friends simply because she was searching for gas on a remote dirt road out West. She has been to many countries including Finland, Cambodia, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Vietnam, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Namibia, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mongolia, Mexico, Canada, England, India, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey, Greece, the Netherlands... & counting. She has stood on the Equator & slept in an igloo in the Arctic Circle... Swam with Crocodiles in the Rain Forest of Bali (purely on accident), with Sea Turtles, Sharks, & Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands (sharks, once again, by accident) & with strangers from around the world in Holy Temple baths in Indonesia. She has explored caves & kayaked in the Halong Bay in Vietnam & hiked through the Rain Forests of Costa Rica, Galapagos, Amazon, & Indonesia. She has walked through ancient temples in Cambodia & visited Hoa Lo Prison in Vietnam (Hanoi Hilton) & been attacked by a monkey in Bali. In Africa she has had the chance to see lions, giraffes, zebra, hippos, rhinos, wildebeest, & many other creatures up close, as well as swim in the Devil's Pool at the very top of the Victoria Falls, the largest falls in the world. Riding in a camel parade in India & piranha fishing in the Amazon are 2 of her favorite travel memories. Sleeping in a yert under the expansive night sky of the Gobi Desert of Mongolia is still her greatest highlight in all of the world.
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