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...

     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 people. Everyday that I help a client achieve wellness goals, or even help them feel relaxed, I feel a sense of pride. 


     I attended Fortis Institute for Massage Therapy in 2011. I hold certifications for Hot Stone, Prenatal, Deep Tissue,  
Sports, and Swedish massage. My specialties are deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal. I like to incorporate Swedish and sports into most of my sessions. Swedish helps get the tissues warmed up and the client relaxed and ready for deep tissue work. Sports is incorporated for those clients that need to be stretched due to muscle spasms and overall hypertension { I do not include sports or deep tissue in prenatal}. My techniques tend to provide clients with relaxation and stress relief. My clients have also had improved mobility and range of motion.

     I provide most of my massage services at  Pensacola at Physicians Cosmetic and Laser Center on Creighton road next to O'Rileys Irish Pub. Once I get to know you as a client, and you get to know me as your massage therapist, I can travel up to 50 miles to come to you {at an extra fee, and if I have nothing else booked}. 

     I have plenty of other hobbies and things I like to do. I am currently an online student working on my BS degree in Business Management/Healthcare Administration. When I am not working, or studying I love to be outdoors whether it is camping, fishing, or canoeing. My favorite hobby is photography, especially of my kids.
     
     
 

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

FL # MA 65509

Education
2011

Fortis Institute

Massage Therapy

Experience
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.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Spa, or Aromatherapy services

by Nichole on Oct 17
she rocks
by Anonymous on Oct 11
Great massage and great price
by Darren on Sep 22
Professionalism outstanding and communicated great to focus on proper strength used during massage.
by Anonymous on Sep 19
Professional and experienced, Laniese provides a great massage with great suggestions.
by Karen on Sep 07
Best massage ever !
by IRINA on Sep 03
Was amazing
by Diane on Aug 22
I liked the pressure and cream(?) used.
by Cheri on Aug 15
Laniese was very professional, and her massage was phenomenal. She is knowledgeable and listens carefully to what your needs are. I am definitely going back.
by Nancy on Aug 11
It was absolutely wonderful, I felt so relaxed after my my session!
by Bethany on Aug 07
Wonderful experience

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Spa

  • Dry Sauna

Aromatherapy

  • Raindrop

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