Thembi Jones

Let all who enter find the space to heal

I am a board-certified and licensed massage therapist who is interested in proper alignment of the body. With over 12 years of experience, I understand that neither a sedentary nor an active lifestyle is free from muscle tension and pain whose effects reverberate up and down the body. I graduated from a 600-hour accredited massage school several years after receiving postgraduate degrees in Biological Anthropology. I began my massage career as a classically trained Swedish therapist to allevi...

I am a board-certified and licensed massage therapist who is interested in proper alignment of the body. With over 12 years of experience, I understand that neither a sedentary nor an active lifestyle is free from muscle tension and pain whose effects reverberate up and down the body. I graduated from a 600-hour accredited massage school several years after receiving postgraduate degrees in Biological Anthropology. I began my massage career as a classically trained Swedish therapist to alleviate stress and tension from daily activities, and gradually advanced my career by becoming certified in myofascial release. One of my goals for massage is alignment of the body by releasing muscle and connective tissue (fascia) restrictions using myofascial and positional release techniques.  I use these techniques also to manage pain from injuries, surgery, overuse or inflammation. 

I weave other integrative therapies into my practice give to greater dimension to body alignment through massage. I believe in stretch therapy, and often use assisted stretch protocols with massage to help my clients gain flexibility and better range of motion.  I seized an opportunity to train independently with a dentist/craniosacral therapist to learn how this subtle therapy can address TMJ issues, sinus pain, vertigo and headaches. And I recently began the Healing Touch Program to offer clients a calmer state of mind and deep relaxation through alignment of the body’s chakras and energy fields.

My professional life over the last 12 years has taken me through advanced training in massage, to craniosacral therapy and to the early stages of Healing Touch. In my practice it is the skillful use of hands, the understanding of the clients’ pain, and the intangible connection I make with many of my clients that makes me the therapist I am today.  I am honored and grateful to everyone who trusts me with the care of their bodies!

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

GA # MT012798

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

# 558145-08

Education
2008

National Massage Therapy Institute

Therapeutic Massage

2003

University of Maryland College Park

Applied Anthropology

2000

Duke University

Biological Anthropology and Anatomy

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Swedish Massage

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