Who Is Vinings Massage
Meet Our Practitioners
Providing the space and support for people to create wellness in their lives as well as a place for individual practitioners to thrive has become my passion. I love doing all types of massage, and specialize in working with people experiencing cancer and chronic illness. I also perform Pre- and Post-natal Massage, along with massage for anxiety, stress, and pain relief. I am also a Health and Wellness Coach, which enables me to help men and women move through the experience of life with control and ease
I am extremely passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the body and the mind. I have worked with professional athletes, sports teams and weekend warriors. I specialize in revitalizing sports massage for fatigue and sore muscles post workout as well as injury rehabilitation. I also work with clients on tension, migraine and headache relief. All my clients also benefit from a focus on relaxation and forgetting life’s stresses.
In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and have a special talent for working with golfers and helping them improve their game.
My specialty is promoting pain relief and bring about new journey of wellness with every being that graces my table. I enjoy providing relaxation for Prenatal clients, giving Swedish, deep tissue, Thai massage as well as neuromuscular therapy. I incorporate reflexology within all of my sessions to enhance my client’s holistic wellness and to achieve therapeutic serenity.
I currently hold my master’s in social work and continue to advocate for the well-being of those who cannot do so for themselves. I am a registered and practicing Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance and I graduated from Atlanta School of Massage with Honor and the Humanitarian recognition award.
In my spare time I enjoy teaching/practicing yoga and finding new trails to explore around Atlanta. When not outside you can find me with my nose in a good book.
I love being a massage therapist and plan to continue to explore all the opportunities that this field has to offer. I am extremely excited to continue to learn new modalities and grow as a massage therapist. I am currently trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy and Oncology Massage. I believe that every client is unique and different. I am empathetic to each client’s journey and work to provide a personalized experience that fits that individual client’s needs.
In my spare time I like to relax with family and friends by cooking, hiking and traveling together. When I have a spare moment to myself, I enjoy reading, surfing the web, tennis and yoga.
My career has led me to contract with corporate offices, sports agencies, film studios, chiropractic offices, hospitals, and luxury spas. When I am not practicing massage therapy you can find me volunteering in my community, enjoying a cup of coffee, or hiking one of Georgia’s beautiful trails.
I’m certified in neuromuscular therapy, Swedish & deep tissue massage, seated massage, assisted stretch, and spa therapy. If I had to claim a specialty it would be deep tissue and assisted stretching because, it is such a powerful combination for athletes or anyone with muscle tension.
I am furthering my education in Kinesiology and am on track to complete my Master’s in Occupational Therapy.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, crafting, dancing, practicing Spanish, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. I’ve been to 11 countries on four continents and I enjoy hula hoop dancing.
Each session begins with a few minutes of assessment of and conversation around your specific needs and how our session can best benefit you. Modalities I may incorporate include myofascial release, positional release, active isolated stretching, breath work, movement reeducation, manual lymphatic drainage, scar management, acupressure, energy balancing, and craniosacral therapy.
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2018, I have a newfound passion for supporting others who may be going through cancer treatment or who are recovering from treatment. I understand the anxiety and challenges that people with cancer and our caregivers experience and know the support massage can bring. I continue advanced training in oncology massage.
When I’m not with clients, you can find me outdoors teaching as a naturalist, hiking, canoeing, meditating, or simply enjoying nature.
I am trained in lymphatic drainage, cupping, scar tissue release, oncology massage, lymphedema, trauma, hospice, palliative care, and don’t forget deep tissue and relaxation!
I meet every client with compassion and respect for their wants and needs regarding their healing. My hope for people is that they find a therapist that they can trust, so that they can completely relax and receive the full benefits of the massage. I believe that the importance of taking time to care for our bodies in invaluable and need more than ever in our rapidly moving world.
I believe every body is different and I like to take a couple minutes before the massage talking about how my clients can get the most benefit out of their session with me. I incorporate stretching, myofascial release and deep tissue. Being able to combine my passion for the human body and helping others keeps me loving what I do!
My massage skills grow and change with every unique person I work with, but at this time I am fascinated with myofascial release, a technique that loosens up the innervated ‘sticky’ tissue between muscles that many people aren’t aware can cause great amounts of tension in the body.
What I would like my clients to know about me is that I genuinely care about each and every person’s journey to healing and being able to aid in that relief is beyond fulfilling to me.
In addition to my work, I always enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors.
My massage skills grow and change with every unique person I work with, but at this time I am fascinated with myofascial release, a technique that loosens up the innervated ‘sticky’ tissue between muscles that many people aren’t aware can cause great amounts of tension in the body. What I would like my clients to know about me is that I genuinely care about each and every person’s journey to healing and being able to aid in that relief is beyond fulfilling to me.
On top of using my hands, I love being creative. In my free time I enjoy doing origami and working in my yard.
I strive to help clients assess their own posture and discover the root causes of their aches and pains. We then work together to relax and retrain the muscles that contribute to poor alignment, stiffness and pain. The result is a massage that feels amazing, and clients experiencing long lasting pain relief.
I also love working with my oncology clients. Whether their diagnosis is new or they’ve been in survivorship for years, being able to provide comfort and calm to someone who’s experienced such an ugly disease gives me a deep sense of purpose and gratitude.
For those who are just looking to sink into a deep state of relaxation, I’ve got you covered with my Swedish and Deep Tissue massage skills as well.
While practicing Prenatal Massage, I discovered my passion for prenatal healthcare. In 2012, I received my certification as a Labor Doula, in order to provide palliative and supportive care for expectant mothers and their families throughout the birthing year and during childbirth.
As I become more involved in the medical side of massage therapy, I found a deep love for oncology patients in particular and chose to become specially trained in oncology massage. I now practice this in the infusion center at Piedmont Hospital as well as at VMW and consider it some of my most rewarding work.
I have always believed in the human body’s innate ability to heal itself, when given the proper care and guidance. I became a massage therapist to assist others in facilitating that healing process, while providing a safe, calm, and understanding environment for them to heal mentally and physically.
I am so excited to work with you throughout your wellness journey!
I trained at the Salter School in Fall River, Massachusetts, completing a 950-hour training program and became nationally certified as a massage therapist. I am trained in Swedish, prenatal and deep tissue massage, as well as aromatherapy and spa reflexology. I also specialize in oncology massage, having trained with Tracy Walton, who is recognized is a thought leader in the field of cancer massage and research.
Now that I have been working for over 9 years I have experienced so much in the caring and healing of other people, both physically and emotionally. It is truly a privilege to be a part of. One thing I have learned is that people don’t take enough time for themselves so I encourage you to make sure you are listening and heeding the call of your body when you are feeling pain or stress. It’s so important to take care of yourself.
My husband and I love our new home in Georgia! We have been taking walks on the Chattahoochee River, trying new southern foods and restaurants, and hanging with our two cats Max and Ronin. I look forward to meeting you soon!