Dottie Smith, LMT

  • TN License #: 2763
  • TN License #: 160890
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Your Local Massage Pain-Relief Specialist for Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain!

I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2001, and a licensed Cosmetologist since 2012. My training spans several pain relief modalities such as Deep Tissue, Clinical Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Gua Sha, Stretch Therapy, Postural Alignment, and others.  The training and treatments I employ focus on pain relief for postural problems, muscle sprains or strains, fibromyalgia, arthritis and joint pain, muscle tension knots, scar...

I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2001, and a licensed Cosmetologist since 2012. My training spans several pain relief modalities such as Deep Tissue, Clinical Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Gua Sha, Stretch Therapy, Postural Alignment, and others.  The training and treatments I employ focus on pain relief for postural problems, muscle sprains or strains, fibromyalgia, arthritis and joint pain, muscle tension knots, scar tissue release, and stress relief.  


My Christian faith is a big part of my career and I consider it a blessing from God to serve in an area that allows me to serve healing, pain relief, and health to those I touch. 

I am a care giver to my elderly Mother, and I enjoy studying my Bible, reading (clinical books, murder mysteries, inspiration), doing puzzles with my Mom, taking walks, fishing, playing with my cat, and spending time with other family and friends.  

When possible, I am an advocate for better conditions for the homeless, veterans, elderly, and no kill shelters for cats and dogs. 

I also teach massage two nights a week at a local massage school.

I am available by appointment only, and do not take same day appointments. All services are non-sexual. Dottie's Massage & Spa is located inside #644 of AAA Offices & Mini Storage, behind the Diplomat Hotel on S Lee Hwy / Keith Street  [across the street from the Jones Management building].

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Licenses
Massage

TN # 2763

Cosmetology

TN # 160890

Education
2001

Cleveland State Community College

Therapeutic Massage

2012

East Tennessee School of Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Experience
Bodywork

Cupping Methods

Massage Cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy which creates a suction/negative pressure to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues, moves deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drains excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. The suction cups can be used to move over the body or left in place on the body for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. It is helpful in treating pain, deep scar tissue in the muscles, connective tissue pain, muscle knots, and swelling. When used in a treatment series, the results are cumulative. Yet even in a single treatment, a long-term physical issue may be resolved.

Clinical Massage Certificate

Clinical Massage allows me to assess and treat clients who have a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as allowing me to help them with Postural Analysis, Gait Analysis, Movement Analysis & Muscular Re-education, Orthopedic Assessment, Common Musculoskeletal Injuries, Indications and Contraindications of Injuries, Scar Tissue Reduction, Manual Massage for Injury Rehabilitation, Stretching Techniques, and then developing a treatment plan to best serve my clients' needs.

Deep Tissue Certificate

Deep Tissue Massage which is a form of Therapeutic Massage and is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia by focusing on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Clients who have chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or who need recovery from certain muscular injuries will need this type of Therapeutic Massage.

Myofascial Release Certificate

Myofascial Release is also part of the Therapeutic Massage that is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

Geriatric / Senior Massage Certificate

This is a form of Therapeutic Massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population to relieve pain, and increase and improve range of motion. It also may include active or passive movement of the joints, and can help relieve anxiety and depression, maintain and improve overall health, as well as help senior clients regain certain physical functions that may have been reduced or lost due to aging.

Trigger Point Therapy Certificate

Trigger points (myofascial pain) are small “knots”—or areas of spasm—within a muscle-- that may be tender when touched or result in the shortening of a muscle, which may then cause limitation in the range of motion of the affected area (i.e., in neck rotation). Causes of trigger points include accidents, misuse, overuse, misalignments, disc and other spinal problems. Trigger Point Therapy essentially loosens these knots, allowing improved blood flow to the chronically spasmodic areas and the beginning of long-term relief, and if pursued properly over a number of sessions, the muscles will heal themselves and the symptoms will be abated. Improvement is usually noted after each visit. Conditions associated with TP's are shoulder pain, neck pain, tennis/golfers elbow, muscular chest wall pain, low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, and ankle pain.

Swedish - Relaxation Massage Certificate

Swedish / Relaxation Massage relaxes the entire body, and is beneficial for increasing the blood's oxygen level and, boosting the body's immune system. It also increases circulation and improves flexibility, while decreasing stress and tension. It is a gentle means of helping to reduce pain and joint stiffness, which can improve function in patients with the different forms of arthritis.

Stone Massage Certificate

This form of Therapeutic Massage uses cold or heated stones to apply pressure to the body. Cold stones help with a reduction of swelling and inflammation due to scar tissue, trauma or injuries to muscles, and decrease soreness when working on deeper muscles by drawing heat away from the body, and helping to strengthen on a cellular level. Hot stone massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and helps assists metabolism by using the direct heat of the stones to relax muscles, and allows access to the deeper muscle layers. Benefits of using both cold and hot stones include relieving stress and chronic pain, blood flow throughout the body, deep relaxation, vasoconstriction, blanching the skin and reducing inflammation.

Massage Instructor

Two evenings a week, I instruct at a local massage school performing a variety of routine duties, as needed, to teach massage, body work/therapy or therapeutic massage or other therapy which involves manipulation of the muscle and connective tissues of the body, as well as spa therapy and hydrotherapy modalities, in the classroom and in the lab, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations, as well as implement daily lesson plans, administer exams, implement field trips, and evaluate student progress.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Spa, or Skincare services

by Kristina on Jan 17
Loved it as always! Very attentive to areas you have problems with!
by Anonymous on Dec 13
Very experience and knowledgeable
by Anonymous on Nov 02
Dottie is very kind. Dottie is trained and has the knowledge of what massage techniques to use in conjunction with my chiropractor treatment. I have had amazing results in my treatment with my skeletons system coming into alignment. I highly recommend Dottie!!! She is amazing!!
by Janie on Oct 06
As always Dottie is absolutely amazing! My sessions are so relaxing I feel like a new person when I leave.
by Janet on Jul 31
Always get a great massage
by patti on Jul 28
I cant wait for my next appointment
by Beverly on Jun 05
Everything was awesome from the time arrived through the time I left. Skill, knowledge, professionalism, kindness and understanding. And the results are simply amazing - woke up this morning moving easier. I will definitely refer Dottie.
by Marguerite on May 29
Loved ALL of it????
by Betty on Mar 29
You always do a great job! So relaxing! Thanks!
by Anonymous on Nov 21
I won a gift certificate for a massage at a recent church event and added the Hot Towels Muscle Comfort to my service and it was amazing! I’m recommending Dottie to all my friends! If you’re sore when you go in, you’ll feel amazing when you leave!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Monthly Special
  • Swedish or Therapeutic Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Enhancement/Add-on
  • Mobile Onsite/Mobile Massage
  • Other
  • Discount Services
  • Chair Massage

Spa

  • Enhancement or Add-on Service
  • Relaxation
  • FREE SERVICE
  • Body Polish
  • Monthly Special
  • Facial

Skincare

  • Facial Massage
  • Body Wrap
  • Body Polish

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