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, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage, 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 a...

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, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage, 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 have occasionally taught massage 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 small and cozy and provides a variety of services, with Pain Relief massage as the main focus, to cater to your health and well-being whenever you need relief from pain, tension or life's stressors.

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Where I Work
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, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues. The suction cups can be used to move over the body or left in place on the body, and is helpful in treating 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.

Massage Instructor

Occasionally, I instruct students at a local massage school performing a variety of routine duties, as needed, to teach body work/therapy or therapeutic massage, and other therapies involving manipulation of muscle and connective tissues of the body. Included are 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.

Clinical Massage

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

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.

Geriatric / Senior 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.

Myofascial Release

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.

Swedish - Relaxation Massage

This modality 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

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.

Trigger Point Therapy

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.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy treatment technique that utilizes specially designed instruments to assist in detecting and treating areas exhibiting scar tissue, soft tissue restriction, adhesions, repetitive strain, spasms, postural problems or chronic inflammation. A treatment plan of bi-weekly appointments over a set timeframe is recommended to produce desired results.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Wellness, or Skincare services

by Anonymous on Apr 15
Go see Dottie
by Linda on Apr 10
It’s amazing!!
by Anonymous on Apr 03
Dottie is a s very gifted LMT. She is both kind and funny. I thoroughly enjoying visiting with her and always come home with better range of motion. I'm so grateful a friend introduced us!
by Anonymous on Apr 01
Dottie is a s very gifted LMT. She is both kind and funny. I thoroughly enjoying visiting with her and always come home with better range of motion. I'm so grateful a friend introduced us!
by Anonymous on Mar 31
Dottie is a s very gifted LMT. She is both kind and funny. I thoroughly enjoying visiting with her and always come home with better range of motion. I'm so grateful a friend introduced us!
by Anonymous on Mar 31
Dottie is a s very gifted LMT. She is both kind and funny. I thoroughly enjoying visiting with her and always come home with better range of motion. I'm so grateful a friend introduced us!
by Kristina on Feb 03
I’ve had many massages in my life by different people up until I met Dottie. If she tells you she has magic hands—well she does! Whether it’s for relaxation or to relieve pain, she’s the best there is.
by Lisa on Jan 02
I got the best massage of my life. I will be going back monthly. I feel like a whole new person. My usual aches in my shoulders and neck are gone.
by Anonymous on Aug 29
Dottie always makes you feel comfortable. Very quiet, soothing atmosphere and a gentle touch to make all tired muscles relax. The foot massage is heaven
by patti on Aug 01
Dottie was able to pinpoint my problem areas and work on them.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pre-Paid
  • Monthly Special
  • Barter
  • Birthday Special
  • Massage
  • Loyalty Card Special
  • Swedish or Therapeutic Massage
  • Pain Relief
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Discount Services
  • Enhancement/Add-on
  • Special
  • Mobile Onsite/Mobile Massage
  • Aromatherapy and Stress Relief
  • Chair Massage

Wellness

  • Enhancement / Add-on
  • Sleep/Nap

Skincare

  • Facial Massage
  • Holiday Special
  • Body Wrap
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body Polish
  • Back Facial

Spa

  • FREE SERVICE
  • Enhancement or Add-on Service

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