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License

  • Massage, FL #MA 65509

Education

  • Fortis Institute

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Other
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage

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Laniese Smith

CALM YOUR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

     What attracted me to a carrier in massage therapy is the ability to help people without pharmaceuticals and surgeries. I have been in and out of the medical field as a nursing assistant in group homes, and nursing homes. I have also been in construction, and other service jobs, and found that I was not happy. I have always enjoyed the medical field, but did not agree with giving people sometimes unnecessary medications and such. So massage therapy gives me an alternative way to help peop... more

Where I Work

Massage By Laniese  
(84)

3700 Creighton Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504 Map it

Licenses

Massage, FL # MA 65509

 

Education

2011
Fortis Institute
Massage Therapy

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Massage Therapy
I have been a massage therapist for four years. My training came from the most amazing and knowledgeable instructors. While in school I received hands on training in Swedish, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Sports, Orthopedic, and hydrotherapy massage. I also did outreach hours which gave me more hands on training at events doing chair massage and sports massage. One event in-particular was at the Tri-Athelon in Panama City. One thing our instructors had us do in order to learn the muscles and how to palpate them is by blindfolding us. Through that we were able to tell what was going on with the muscle through our hands instead of what we were seeing with our eyes. I also worked at Massage Envy for almost three years before I ventured out on my own. I learned a lot through that experience from seasoned massage therapists and brought that knowledge with me. I have taken continuing education and received certification in lymphatic drainage, myofascial release,hot stone, and prenatal. I am also learning how to make my own organic lotions, creams, aromatherapy, scrubs and mud's.

Deep Tissue

Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique us... more

Hot Stone

Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils,... more

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Prenatal

Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting w... more

Sports

Sports massage uses a variety of massage techniques designed to help you... more

Swedish

Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massa... more

Reflexology

Reflexology is a technique that focuses on specific pressure points with... more

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Chair Massage

Chair Massage is performed in a specially designed chair with your cloth... more

Trigger Point/w Deep Tissue

Trigger point therapy focuses on the release of tension around specific ... more

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(84 Reviews)

Jeannine B.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese was very professional. She was careful to review my history, and discuss my immediate concerns before the service. She then gave an excellent massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
I received a hot stone massage that was real good.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erica O.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Always love visiting Laniese! She is skillful and always listens to my concerns. Excellent Massage Therapist!!!!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Joyce K.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
3 60 Min Deep Tissue
5
Laniese always gives the best massage I have ever had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Heather G.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese used just the right amount of pressure--it hurt just right! I appreciate her use of handmade massage lotion and doterra oils. I'm looking forward to more massages from Laniese.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Great use of essential oils
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Karen S.
Jan 2017
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Service Received
Groupon Only
4
Laniese did a great job! Really worked out the knots in my back!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Mona O.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Series (Swedish)
5
I had a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders and Laniese was able to melt it all away!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marie M.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
Laniese gives the most amazing massage. If you have sports injuries or nagging aches and pain, this is your girl! I'll be back. Again, And again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
4
She did a good job, just a little too deep tissue workout for me. Would recommend her if you like a deep massage. Good deal for the money!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Michael W.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 Minute Series ( Swedish)
5
Great deep tissue massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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Service Received
Groupon Only
5
I loved the massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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Service Received
Groupon Only
4
I liked the comradery and skill.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Daniel R.
Dec 2016
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Groupon Only
5
Great
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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Service Received
Groupon Only
5
First time getting a professional massage, my experience was great. no dislikes.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Frederica W.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
4
She was great and focus on where you've the stress and tension and go from there,, I'll recommend her to all!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Joshua L.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
She did a wonderful job and was very knowledgeable!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kellie C.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
3 90 Minute Deep Tissue
5
Great techniques! Very caring and skilled. If you want a great experience with strong hands, try a deep tissue or Swedish massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tracy M.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese gave me the best massage I ever have had. She worked on my neck and traps and got the knots and tightness out. She also made my shoulders looser which helps my range of motion. Laniese is also a very kind person and very comfortable to be with.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tom K.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Laniese seemed to really care about my welfare and tailored the massage to my specific needs. Additionally she made helpful suggestions on stretches I could do at home.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ashley R.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
By far the best massage I've ever had, and I've had a lot!!! Definitely going back. She was so knowledgeable, kind, and professional.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
She will get you right!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pamela P.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Best massage therapist ever!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Outstanding service
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Prenatal
5
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY PRENATAL MASSAGE BY LANIESE!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sandra S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Hot Stone
5
Hot stones!! Relief from tension headache & neck pain. Previous deep tissue massage helped my hip pain & enabled me to walk more
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Loved the combination hot towel w/ massage. Additionally, the foot scrub with hot towel was excellent as well.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
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Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Super relaxing. Calming environment. Can't wait to go back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tara C.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Prenatal
5
Wonderful experience. Definitely would recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Great massage! I would definitely go back again. This was a terrific experience and would recommend to anyone who wants a deep tissue massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
Very professional and friendly.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
kim s.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Very thorough and knowledgeable about your problem areas.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Carol S.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
New clients Only Swedish
5
It took away most of my tension in my neck and I wasn't sore the next day . It made me feel so much better awesome. ????
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Brenda M.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Great deep tissue massage. Love the extra touches (hot towels on feet).
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Darla H.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Wonderful!!! I will return
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Crystal Y.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Laniese is awesome!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Gary Y.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Fantastic deep tissue massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laura K.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 Minute Series
5
Laniese cares about her patients! she enjoys helping people! I drive 40 minutes for my appointments! Great job Laniese!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Gary Y.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Laniese gives one of the best massages I've ever had. A session with her is both intuitive and thorough. She gives the perfect amount of pressure to promote recovery and healing. I consider Laniese a high-level, experienced healer!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Great hot stone massage! She does better than any 5 star spa that I've ever been to!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michale M.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
My deep tissue massage was outstanding! Looking forward for the next one!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
KK M.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Literally the best massage I've had. It was therapeutic as well as relaxing. My back feels much better.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Yvonne T.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Series
5
Laniese has given me the BEST deep-tissue massages I've EVER had! She was able to apply enough pressure to my sciatic nerve region to actually rid me of sciatic pain...something which no doctor, physical therapist or injections to the sciatic region had been able to accomplish. I found Laniese through a GroupOn, and am immensely happy that I have found her. For those looking for very deep tissue massages, Laniese is the ONLY massage therapist I recommend!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Susan W.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
She worked so hard on my trigger points that have been causing additional pain sets my surgeries and I could not have asked for a better massage session. I really think Laniese is going to be able to help me get back some of my mobility in my upper body!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Larosita R.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
4
Laniese was very personabl and friendly. I have already recommended to my family and friends
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Great prenatal massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erin G.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
She worked really hard on my problem areas. I was sore the next day but so worth it. Made me feel comfortable and I will definitely be going back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
4
Wonderful massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Professional, polite and skilled
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Becky R.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese was fantastic! Very professional and knowledgable. She even showed me a few stretches that I could do at home to help alleviate some of my back pain.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jantzen G.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
New clients Only Swedish
5
By far one of the best massages I've experience. Laniese was very responsive to my body and I walked out feeling great.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Best massage I think I've ever had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Deborah M.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
Laniese's ability to read the muscles is remarkable!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
DeeDee M.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
4
She was very thorough and did a great job!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
New clients Only Swedish
5
I enjoyed my prenatal massage it definitely helped me relax and rest before delivering my baby. I will be back for another massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Carol C.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Had a great experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Elena M.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
I booked 3 more!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
I like massage therapists that respect the quiet part of the relaxation experience without talking through the entire massage, and she did just that. It was nice to be able to just relax and not feel like i had to carry on a conversation.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Sports Massage
5
Laniese is the best!! Always leave a massage from her feeling like s new person.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese is the best!! Always leave a massage from her feeling like s new person.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
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Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Very pleasant and accommodating.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amber D.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
She is very attentive to my needs and knowledgeable about triggers in my body.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
James N.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
A very thorough and satisfying massage. She seemed to care about her results and my experience. It was not " just another massage".
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Sports Massage
5
Fantastic massage every time. Never disappointed.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 Minute Series
5
Fantastic massage every time. Never disappointed.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Veterans Week
5
Loved massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Christiene E.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Veterans Week
5
I have had ALOT of massages and Laniese is by far the most skilled at deep massage! She has stamina, strenghth, skill, and most important truly cares about her clients! I would recommended her for anyone with back pain and headaches from neck pain, she has improved my life and relieves my pain!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kristina B.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Totally enjoyed my massage. One of the best I've had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pam J.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese uses perfect pressure and makes her own natural lotions...when I leave I feel amazing!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
New Clients Only Deep Tissue
5
Best massage I have ever had, she found even more trigger points in my neck and I was finally able to sleep last night
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mark W.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
Laniese is by far the best deep tissue massage therapist I have had work on me. It's obvious she is passionate about what she does and cares about helping people. She is intuitive and gets right to the body's need and corrects it. After her correction of my right shoulder and tightened pectoral I can now throw a football again! Thanks Laniese!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Series
5
Love her technique. Lover her knowledge. Bought a package deal after my very first visit! I've been twice now with two more visits pre-paid!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sabrina B.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Prenatal
5
I am 17 weeks pregnant and in need of a good massage. Laniese was perfect for the job! She was very knowledgeable about prenatal massage and bless her heart spent a lot of time to ensure mine and my baby's comfort by shifting lots of pillows. Thank you Laniese! I wish I could pack you up in a suitcase and bring you back to New York with me =)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Martin O.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Series
5
Great attention to tight areas. Very good and effective deep tissue massage. Well worth the cost!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Martin O.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Sports Massage
5
Great attention to tight areas. Very good and effective deep tissue massage. Well worth the cost!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
New clients Only Swedish
4
She is very skilled in massage and knew how to work the muscles to provide tension relief and get the knots out.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amy W.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Laniese can work out any knots! Tailors to your needs
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pat H.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 Minute Series
5
Great skill, and strength with the knowledge to help my particular issues. I've been gradually getting worse since my first high speed car accident, plus five more. Laniese feels the deep problems, and with several techniques she wors,(neads) out the knots. Oyster shells has been what I call them for the last 25yrs. You will not find a better person for deep tissue, healing, and relaxing massage therapy! Live well.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
She is really really Good!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erica O.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Series
5
Best massage in a very long time!!! :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Toni K.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Groupon Only
5
all good!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Cynde G.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Amazing deep tissue massage that always helps to reduce tension and promotes relaxation!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pamela W.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue
5
Laniese has a amazing way to work on area's you need to improve on to make you feel better. Very knowledge about the way your muscles work togeather.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Swedish
5
The spe cial care that i receive for my specific needs. Laneisse is so helpful with making special creams and treatments for my problems.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0