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MEET OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS

 JACK ALMEIDA

Massage Therapist

Jack is a former corporate business analyst and multidisciplinary mathematician who enjoys applying his understanding of biomechanical principles to his clients' muscular maintenance and development as well as his own. After finding the military and corporate bureaucracies to be neither particularly inspiring nor beneficial to one's wellness, Jack made the difficult decision to abandon big business work and endurance sports in favor of small business work and a low-impact athletics.  As a massage therapist, Jack includes techniques from medical/therapeutic and Thai massage.  He enjoys the intuitiveness of identifying deep muscle chain patterns, the creative aspect of matching techniques to individuals, and the personal interaction with appreciative clients. Jack maintains a small consulting business in Hickory along with the largest collection of DVDs on Old Lenoir Road. 

JENNIE BEANE

Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

I began my yoga journey over 15 years ago.  As a group fitness instructor, I realized the changes in fitness and sought to keep up.  I began with basic Mat work, a combination of yoga and Pilates.  I began to feel more comfortable with Yoga and wanted to increase my knowledge.  After several weekend workshops, I wanted to explore Yoga in more depth.  This led me to my 240 hour training at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone.  There I studied with an Iyengar trained mentor and began to love the way props brought me to fulfillment in asana.  My quest has led me to continue to explore other areas of Yoga, studying and completing courses in Pre-natal yoga and Back Care Yoga.  I then branched out to Thai Yoga Bodywork, studying with Michael Sitzer in Asheville and completing his Basic Course, Therapeutic, Advanced and Table Thai courses.  All of this has helped me offer Yoga to Every Body at a level where they can feel successful. Personally, I am a retired Exceptional Children’s teacher.  I taught in the Caldwell County Schools for 30 years.  I have always been physically active and enjoy group exercise, hiking, swimming and kayaking.  My favorite pastime is spending time with my family. I will be sharing the Chair Yoga class at Wolf Moon.

TIMOTHY GAGE

Massage Therapist

Hello, my name is Timothy Gage. I was born and raised along the sunny coast of Southern California. I have now lived in these beautiful foothills of North Carolina for over 16 years now!   I have a strong background in anatomy and physiology working as a medical technologist for the past 20+ years. I am a licensed massage & bodywork therapist who has recently graduated from CCC&TI. I love to help provide relaxation and balance to my clients with an emphasis on swedish and deep tissue massage. I love what I do! ​ My hobbies are hiking and kayaking. The mountains and rivers here are some of the best I've encountered! I look forward to servicing your health and wellness needs. Thank you.

LORI HOLDER

Massage Therapist

Lori is excited for the opportunity to provide relief and relaxation to her clients at Wolf Moon. She is a 1990 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College with a BA in Exercise Physiology. Her background in manual therapy and bodywork includes working locally as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1993, and a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2010. She operated her own massage business while working fulltime as a PTA before coming to Wolf Moon.   Lori has a strong understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, as well as the intuition and intention of the mind/body connection. This combination enables her to focus on dysfunctions in the body, and use various techniques to correct them. She specializes in Neuromuscular Massage, Myofascial Release, and manual stretching and bodywork to bring relief to tired sore muscles. Lori gains much satisfaction from her work when her clients leave pain free and totally relaxed! Lori is a Lenoir native, and is proud to say that her two children, Ethan and Lindsay, and their families live and work here as well. She has three precious grandchildren, Jesse, Easton, and Sofia who have stolen her heart, and have yet to return it!

CHRISTIAN LANNIE

Meditation Master/Sound Bowl Healer, RYT200, Reiki Practioner, Massage Therapist

Christian has studied with different teachers from North, Central, & South America, Thailand, Nepal, & Spain. He has learned how to bring the best healing to those who need it, this includes using massage, thai massage, Andean good.energy healing, Tibetan bowls and flutes as part of sound baths and for individual healing. He uses many different types of sounds to help people find their true inner peace whilst channelling energy. He has learned from a variety of indegious healers from around the planet.   Christian specializes in working with people who suffer from traumas, anxiety, depression, and stress. He helps people find clarity of mind and becoming present.   Christian intuitively incorporates all of these modalities into a customized session to achieve maximum therapeutic results. He is a Certified Thai Massage Therapist who has trained internationally with renowned educators. His immersion into the study of Thai Yoga Bodywork began with Michael Setzer. He continued studying with local educators in the art of Thai Massage which ultimately compelled his to travel to Thailand for advanced study with master Pichest Boonthume.

MOLLY POULTER

Massage Therapist, Reiki Practioner

The art of healing is something dear to my soul. As a licensed massage therapist, I work with clear intentions and hope to help my clients let go of their stress, both mentally and physically. I was taught by medical massage therapists, which has helped me gain a vast understanding of the human body. I accompany this knowledge with a spirit full of acceptance and peace, in an attempt to holistically heal.    In addition to my massage certification, I also hold a degree in Fine Arts. I enjoy painting, oil pastels, and various jewelry making.    I strive to bring a little more joy to the world, both through my traditional art and the art of massage therapy.

JESSICA SIMMONS

Massage Therapist

Born and raised in North Carolina, education brought me to the Appalachian mountains and love settled me down in Granite Falls. I have always been intrigued by health- both physical and mental. I have earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and was inspired to continue learning about more holistic modes of healing. After working at an Ayurvedic retreat center, I found Massage therapy to be extremely beneficial for our health. Five years of licensure and I feel like I’m just getting started!        Each of my sessions is tailored to the needs of the client. I specialize in relaxing Swedish massages and therapeutic deep tissue work.      When I’m not working with clients, I like to spend time in the garden and with my wonderful husband and daughter!

TAMI SMITH

Massage Therapist

Hi. I am Tami S Smith. I am originally from Maine, live here in Lenoir. I have been Licensed with Massage since 1995. Skincare etc. since 1988, I would like to think of myself as an integrative Therapist, using several modalities to custom your massage and experience. Whether it is  a deep relaxing flow, Swedish, reflexology, prenatal , or a customized blend ……. I am here to serve and hope your experience at Wolf Moon is wonderful and peaceful.

BLARY VELASCO

Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Reiki Practioner

My name is Blary,  I am from Lima, Peru and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist.   I enjoy therapeutic work! I offer an excellent deep relaxation massage combining high end Swedish and deep tissue techniques with slow relaxation strokes.  I like to incorporate  many different techniques and styles to achieve true relaxation and relief from stress and muscle pain.   In every massage I give, I create an experience of tranquility and healing, melting away stress and managing ongoing issues in muscles and joints. ​ I am certified in Swedish, Hot stones, Foot reflexology, Deep tissue without the stereotypical "deep tissue pain", also do Dry-Brushing to improve lymphatic drainage, and Geriatric massage. Will soon be certified in Medicupping vacutherapy.  ​ As a professional, I am in constant learning of new techniques and modalities to better serve my client's individual needs. My passion is to travel and learn from other cultures. I also enjoy crafting, singing and organizing events for friends and family.

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