Kelly’s education and study have been a journey of continuous unfolding to reach her authentic self, with a focus on Thai yoga massage, Dynamic Thai, and Osteo-Thai. Kelly’s training evolved from many versatile and well-seasoned teachers in Costa Rica, Indonesia, France, Thailand, Greece & the U.S. and has added depth and quality of touch private practice and classrooms.
Kelly’s approach, infusing Thai yoga and Osteo-Thai principles, is an amazing blend of powerful bodywork, creative movement, and well-seasoned compassionate intuition. This is an extremely valuable methodology for anyone interested in acquiring deeper insight into the vast complexity of body, mind, and spirit. This work has the natural ability to transform lives, to bring balance and well-being to everybody.
Her work assists in the healing journey of chronic and acute pain.
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Kim believes bodywork is a means to being in a deliberate relationship with oneself. Sessions are tailored to address clients’ needs, including the holistic perspective that body, mind, and spirit are inseparable. Expect her to create a session that addresses aches and pains, with suggestions on how to carry over new movement patterns and self-care techniques into day-to-day life. Kim will use her understanding of movement and mindfulness in the therapeutic touch she offers and will empower you to live better in your body.
Kim has been teaching yoga since 2007 and successfully completed two 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training, as well as hundreds of hours of continuing education and independent study in the areas of anatomy/physiology, therapeutic application of yoga, philosophy, meditation, and more recently in Thai Yoga Massage with Kelly Scott, LMT, RTT. She completed her certification in massage therapy at Asheville School of Massage & Yoga in September 2018 and currently practices Thai Yoga Massage with private clients at Glowing Body.
Kim has taught yoga at Glowing Body since the studio opened in 2008, served as studio manager for several years, and bought the studio along with Kelly Scott in 2017. Glowing Body has become an integral part of her development as a person and a professional, and she takes great pride in facilitating the continued success of the studio.
In addition to teaching Yoga, Kim holds a Master of Science degree and has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in hospitals since 2010. Her experiences in healthcare connect her passion for holistic wellness with allopathic approaches, lending to a balanced understanding of how we may influence our health.
Cynthia moved to Knoxville in 2008 to begin her BA in Urban Studies at Johnson University. After graduation, she decided to settle in East Tennessee and soon felt called to study massage therapy. Her friends and family encouraged her to pursue this calling and to deepen the ways she helped and cared for others. In 2017 Cynthia relocated to Asheville to study at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga where she learned to look at massage and the body holistically. After graduating in March 2018, Cynthia had the opportunity to continue her studies in Asheville through the Extended Study Program. Though she had a transformative time in Asheville, she was drawn back to her community in Knoxville.
Through her studies, Cynthia has developed an interest in deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial massage. She especially enjoys working to release both chronic and acute physical pain, and also holds space for the release of pain that is more emotional or mental. She looks forward to deepening her practice at The Glowing Body.
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KAT’s Thai Sports Massage practice focuses on assisting your body’s innate ability to maintain optimal function, recover from active performance, and heal itself when injured. She brings great understanding to her therapeutic sessions from her lifelong active lifestyle as a swimmer, a cyclist, and a former triathlete. This compliments her customized training in the healing art of bodywork.
Once beginning her licensed massage therapy practice in 2017, KAT completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2018 and went on to study with Doug Keller. She combines these skillsets in her therapeutic work to help her clients learn to self-maintain between sessions and to further meet their personal goals.
Her studies continued with the whole body, integrated systems approach to therapeutic bodywork with Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk in trauma release through bodywork. In 2017 -18, she began her studies in Thai Yoga and OsteoThai Massage with Kelly Scott, LMT, RYT, and NCBTMB. She participated in a focused study in the Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program in 2017. In 2019 she traveled and studied abroad in Thailand in the Thai Immersion Program, which increased her appreciation for the culture, history, and deeper understanding of this unique form of bodywork.
KAT works in private therapy practice and with the University of TN Athletic Department serving football, swimming, track and field, soccer, volleyball, and tennis teams. Her practice brings experience through working with high school and collegiate athletes and coaches, professional recruits and players, Olympians, and health-conscious weekend warriors. She has worked with ages sixteen to eighty-five and is pursuing further training to serve the young and early adolescent population.
KAT is excited to join the Glowing Body Healing Arts team and honored to be offered the opportunity to serve the greater community in Thai Sports Massage Bodywork.
Katie received her initial massage education at the Tennessee school of Therapeutic massage in 2016. Since then, she has continued to study, learning myofascial work, clinical massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, hot stone therapy and received her Thai yoga practitioner certification from Kelly Scott in 2022 after completing 18 months of coursework and practice.
Katie grew up in West Tennessee and moved here in 2013 to attend the University of Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology with focus in cultural and medical anthropology. Her studies helped shape the intentions she holds in her practice, to always be attentive and proceed with care.
Her first teacher was her mother, who does physical therapy in west Tennessee and to whom she gives credit for her strong hands and even stronger desire to be a healing presence for others. It is Katie’s goal to create safe spaces for people to rest and heal from their chronic stress and the many ways it can manifest in our bodies and in our minds.
Katie offers Thai massage on the mat or the table. During your Thai session she can offer abdominal work, pre-natal & post-natal massage, heat therapy, or stretching. She believes in customizing each session to the client each individualized session. As the body inevitably changes and varies, so will your sessions and the approach used that address the client’s needs.
Katie also offers Integrated table massage. This massage uses all of the therapists training and tools to create a customized treatment. This would include a combination of myofascial work, hot stones, hot towels, cold stones, aromatherapy, Thai stretching, cupping, abdominal work, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. These tools and techniques are used as needed so be sure to inform your therapists of any technique preferences you may have.
She is always learning and seeking new techniques and a deeper understanding of the human body. Joining the Glowing Body is a wonderful opportunity to further develop and grow her skills and find community with others who share in her desire to be a compassionate force in the world.
From Missouri to Tennessee I’m a licensed esthetician, reiki master and herbalist, and I am bringing my holistic talents to my new home in Knoxville, TN. As small business owner since 2010 creating artisanal skincare, I have a passion for creating products and services for my clientele. I’ve devoted countless hours to learning about our natural environments and the magnificent things it has to offer our well-beings. As a holistic esthetician, I find balance and insight when I learn how we connect with plants medicinally and energetically. I built my dream spa, an organic spa in Missouri from the ground up to help clients come into alignment with their natural energy path. I have since sold that business to scale down to be with family. Now living in Knoxville, TN I decided to bring my top services that focus on healing from within with an emphasis on seasonal living. I truly believe that the energy we put into our mind and body reflects the results of our skin. Life should be simple and natural. My next chapter in life is expanding on this concept I created in the spa and bringing my nature knowledge to our communities and homes for more people to learn and create on their own.
On a personal note, I’m a mother, wife and a lover for all nature activities. I’m an outdoor adventurist that loves an exhilarating hike or a challenging paddle trip! For a number of years I’ve volunteered for the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Master Naturalist. Now, I have the pleasure of getting to teach my son all about nature! I’ve also studied herbalism when I owned my own natural skincare line, Black Birch. The other piece of my business relies heavily on energy work. I truly believe in the effects our energies play in our personal growth and health.
• It is understood that massage therapy is intended for relaxation, and it is not meant to diagnose, treat or remedy any illness, disease, injury, physical condition, or mental disorder.
• Except in cases of emergency, I agree to pay for all sessions which are not canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
• Massage therapy is strictly non-sexual. Under extenuating circumstances, either party reserves the right to immediately terminate the session.
• Practice of all forms of massage therapy is subject to local laws and ordinances.