Renee' Barnette

  • NC License #: 1685

Massage Therapist, Bodyworker, Yogi & Artist

Renee’ Barnette, LMBT #1685

Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher

     Just to give you a little background on myself. Most everyone has a story of why they came into massage, and I am no different. I actually thought that I could help those close in my life with handicaps and disabilities that they dealt with on a daily basis. Little did I know that it would become such a passion for me, nor could I have imagined the healing that has occurred in my own life as I se...

Renee’ Barnette, LMBT #1685

Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher

     Just to give you a little background on myself. Most everyone has a story of why they came into massage, and I am no different. I actually thought that I could help those close in my life with handicaps and disabilities that they dealt with on a daily basis. Little did I know that it would become such a passion for me, nor could I have imagined the healing that has occurred in my own life as I seek to help others.

     I have been a fitness enthusiast for most of my life.  I have been providing Massage and Bodywork Therapy since 1997, graduating from The Whole You School of Massage in Western NC. I have participated in several body building competitions and numerous cycling events. One large event I cycled in was with a group known as A.S.A.P. Their event known as “Cycle to the Sea”, which was 180 miles in 3 days, Charlotte NC to Myrtle Beach SC. This eventually led me to complete a Half Iron Man event, consisting of 70.3 miles of endurance and strength.

      I continually strive to expand my knowledge and skills through continuing education and I am fluent in many modalities that are often incorporated into each massage session. Recognizing that each and every person is unique, I will always strive to tailor your massage to meet you where you are. Whether you are seeking pain management, stress relief or simply to find balance and re-energize, I will certainly work with you to achieve these goals.  Some of the modalities that I offer include Hot Stone massage, Aromatherapy and Raindrop Therapy using Young Living pure essential oils, Lomi Lomi, and Myofascial Release. I also offer Ashiatsu, which is also known as Oriental Deep Bar Therapy. Bars are used above the massage table for support and balance as the massage is done mainly with the feet. This technique allows for deep compression as well as deep relaxation.

   This fusion of my love of fitness and the desire to help others came full circle when I began the path of Yoga.  I gained my certification as Registered Yoga Instructor, 500 hour RYT. I offer private yoga instruction, as well as group classes. I love teaching those just beginning the journey of yoga. Whether you are a curious beginner or practice daily, please inquire if you or someone you know may be interested in this beautiful practice! I would love to share more information with you if you have an interest!  

     I am also a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. This bodywork is done with the client fully clothed and it combines the benefits of both massage and yoga. Thai yoga encourages you to fully relax as the therapist stretches, lengthens and assists the body into yoga-like postures which can bring about increased flexibility, range of motion as well as help to relieve fatigue, painful joints and headaches. This technique works to free tension within the body and is known for its ability to clear energy pathways.

     When I am not in the massage room, you will either find me in my pottery studio, or designing my mixed media art or jewelry. This is where I utilize my graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Fine Arts. I also love singing and spending life with my husband Robert and our little dachshund, Macy!

      Thank you for trusting me as your therapist. My promise to you is one of integrity, passion and dedication. I will always seek to honor you as the distinct individual that you are, mind, body and spirit. There is no one else like you! I truly feel that massage, and all the other forms of bodywork I offer are art forms in and of themselves, that can bring about life change both seen and felt, and I seek to share it with you and those I meet along this journey of life. 

Thank you so much!

Namaste! Renee’

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Studio Bliss Massage Yoga Meditation

St PL

Hickory, NC 28601

Licenses
Massage

NC # 1685

Education
1997

The Whole You

Licensed Massage Therapist

2015

Yoga With An edge

Hatha Yoga Instructor RYT 235

2016

Yoga With An Edge

RYT 300

1989

University of North Carolina

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Experience
Bodywork

Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi

Thai Massage

Thai Massage & Bodywork

Ashiatsu (Oriental Deepbar Therapy)

Ashiatsu Training in St. Petersburg, Fl

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Swedish Massage
  • Raindrop Technique
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Reiki
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Chair Massage
  • Ashiatsu (Oriental Deepbar Therapy)
  • Reflexology
  • Other

Spa

  • Body Treatment

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Studio Bliss Massage Yoga Meditation

St PL

Hickory, NC 28601