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
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 Shelby on May 15
Great massage and Laniese was very friendly. The whole experience was very relaxing and I enjoyed the infrared sauna after my massage as well.
by Anonymous on May 13
She was amazing. Kept even pressure the entire time. Can't wait to schedule my next visit.
by Koren on May 12
Laniese really listened to my needs and thoroughly worked on the areas that needed some extra attention
by Nancy on May 09
Relaxing , refreshing experience. Going back!
by Elisa on May 09
I like that she is so sweet, personal and easy to talk with.
by NYRAN on May 02
Laniese did an outstanding job of getting the tightness out my legs and loosing my body up.
by Anonymous on Apr 29
Laniese is very strong and gives a great deep tissue massage. She is very professional and I would highly recommend her service to all!
by Mark on Apr 28
Laniese is definitely the best DeepTissue Massage Therapist I've had work with me.
by Karen on Apr 26
I have had several one-hour massages by different masseuses and this was by far the most complete! Laniese also took into account my special needs (recent hip surgery) and worked to ensure I had a good experience. I will definitely be back!
by Aj on Apr 23
Extremely skilled

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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