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 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 services

by Robin on Jul 26
Awesome massage
by Ann on Jul 25
Been to Laniese twice now and had an outstanding experience both times. About to book a 10 visit package now. I've been to a lot of massage therapists and I could tell from the start that Laniese is a highly skilled and intuitive therapist. I'm a weightlifter with thick muscles that get very sore from workouts and she was able to provide the deep pressure I need.
by Dale on Jul 19
I have had scores of massages in my life. I have issues that must be dug out. This was the best and she is the best.
by Anonymous on Jul 19
My masseuse was amazing, since I've been pregnant she's the best I've ever experienced and she's helped me relieve a lot of pain and stress that I have.
by Vicki on Jul 09
Laniese is so good!
by Anonymous on Jul 04
Excellent experience. She provided several extra "special touches" to enhance the session. Creative use of hot rocks. Convenient location. I would highly recommend Laniese.
by Khris on Jun 30
Every thing was excellent.I could have used a coat stand etc to hang my clothes Overall a very relaxing experience
by Patty on Jun 28
Took into consideration my needs
by Anonymous on Jun 24
Laniese is amazing. The 1hr prenatal massage was exactly what I needed. I will be going back.
by Laura on Jun 21
Ive been going to Laniese for almost 2 years. I'm a very satisfied customer. I would recommend her to anyone!

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

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