My Background -
Owner of Tiny Village Massage
I started my career after graduating from the Atlanta School of Massage in August of 2010.
Since then I have dedicated my massage practice to restoring the homeostatic relationship between our muscles and bones.
I use a combination of assisted stretching and joint decompression techniques to help stop various tension/ pain cycles you may be experiencing. Our body is allowed to be picky, after all our daily lives and positions are interpreted as strange CrossFit, that our bodies are forced to endure. My job is to ensure that your body is listened to, and released from those pesky pains.
I guarantee that you will feel amazing after your session, deep tissue, or relaxation - I have your back!
In addition to my private practice, in 2012, I was recruited by Erika Larson LMT & RT to join a budding field of research massage. She is the lead research massage therapist in the partnership between Emory and the Atlanta School of Massage. We were drafted to design and write a study with Dr. Mark Rapport that would begin to shed a light on the emotional and chemical byproduct of massage with subjects who suffer from General Anxiety Disorder. hasThe study concluded in 2016. A synopsis of the study is below. After the study concluded, I was inspired to learn more about the human body. I was able to achieve my additional coursework at Chamberlain College of Nursing. After two years of Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Pharmacology, I felt complete. I ended my education and started to build my own practice!
Elizabeth is a graduate of Gwinett College in Sandy Springs. Her specialties include neuromuscular therapy (NMT), Swedish massage, myofascial release, and injury rehabilitation and recovery. She believes wholeheartedly in the ability of massage to enrich the lives of everyone. Every body is unique, that's why Elizabeth takes a collaborative approach in working with her clients. This starts with great communication. In developing strong relationships, she is able to partner with recipients to discover what each body needs and help them develop a closer relationship with their own anatomy.
With this perspective, she hopes to help everyone feel more at home in their own bodies. Along with her passion for body work, she enjoys practicing yoga. This compliments her approach to massage and gives her a deeper understanding of structural alignment.
Bee Smith is a neuromuscular therapist with a passion for sports and rehabilitative massage styles. Having been in practice for 4 years, as a graduate of Gwinnett College, Bee looks to enhance and perfect her skills on a regular basis, passing on the most efficient and effective treatments to clients with the goal of providing increased flexibility, range of motion, and pain relief as necessary.
Her skills and specialties include:
Restorative Muscle Techniques
Proprioceptive Facilitation/Muscle Energy Technique