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, meditating, yoga, fishing, playing "hunt the kitty-treat" 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 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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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

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.

Pregnancy / Prenatal Massage Certificate

Prenatal/Pregnancy massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased mobility, etc.). However, due to the hormonal and physical changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby.

REVIEWS for my Spa or Bodywork services

by Rex on Feb 16
Nice message, paid attention to the problem areas, listened to her customer
by Anonymous on Dec 15
Dottie provides a very professional massage experience.
by Kesia on Apr 23
Listened to my concerns and worked on to places. She did a great job!
by Linda on Feb 08
Loved it! I'm going back.
by Linda on Feb 08
Loved it! I'm going back.
by Lauren on Jan 14
It relaxed me so much I went home a day took a nap.
by Anonymous on Nov 18
Too short!
by Betty on Oct 09
Thanks for a great job!
by Tammy on Feb 18
Loved it great job see u next week
by Peggy on Feb 03
Dottie gives a GREAT massage! I suffer from arthritis and poor circulation, so I really enjoyed the heated pad on the table and the warm stones she used. I felt so good during the massage and didn't want it to end! She even recommended a topical that works wonders and that I could afford. I try to get a massage from Dottie every other week and I've noticed that I don't hurt like I did before, I can move easier, and I just feel better. I recommend her to all my friends and family! "

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Spa

  • Enhancement or Add-on Service
  • Specialized Package
  • Facial + Massage Together
  • Stone Massage
  • Facial
  • Vino-Wine Therapy
  • Microdermabrasion

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Monthly Special
  • Facial Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Enhancement/Add-on
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Chair Massage

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