Cathy Gates, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Deep Tissue Massage, Lemon Mimosa Body Scrubs, Espresso Mud Body Scrubs, Swedish Massage and Massage To Relieve Chronic Pain

Specialties & Training:
TMJ Massage, Stretching Therapy, Hot Stones, Salt Scrubs, Prenatal Massage. Cathy really loves working with people who have chronic pain and soft tissue injuries that can be healed and relieved with therapeutic massage.

Background:
Cathy has been a massage therapist for over 8 years.She graduated from the Everette Institute in Norcross after a 10 year run at Georgia Pacific manufacturing wood for homes. Cathy and her husband have two sons 13 and 19 years old.

Layne Green, LMT, NMT

Favorite Urban Services:
TMJ Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Asian Foot and Deep Tissue Foot Therapy

Specialties & Training:
Certified in Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy training, Body Scrubs, Reflexology. Lane has extensive Nueromuscular Therapy training and specializes in Trigger Point Release.

Background:
Lane completed the Gwninett College Massage Therapy Program and has been practicing massage therapy for almost three 3 years. Born and raised in Athens, Lane recently moved back to town with her husband and 2 dogs.

Alexin Boyd, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Prenatal Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish

Specialties & Training:
Asian Foot Massage training, Hot Stones, Scrubs and Body Wraps. Alexin loves giving 90 minute and 2 hour massages.

Background:
Alexin graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from UGA and has had training in mindfulness and honoring the emotional body.

Derrick Binion, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Prenatal

Specialties & Training:
Sports Massage, Hot Stones, Scrubs and Asian Foot Massage training. Derrick is very personable and mellow; He creates a very relaxing space for his clients.
Background:
Derrick graduated from the Georgia Institute of Massage Therapy.He enjoys massaging at community outreach events and has a wonderful community spirit!

Sarah Baily, LMT, NMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Headache Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Asian Foot Massage

Specialties & Training:
TMJ Pain Relief, Russian Sports Massage, Prenatal, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Geriatric Massage. Deep Tissue Therapy is her favorite.

Background:
Sarah was Valedictorian of her class at Lake Lanier School of Massage and is terrific at pain relief massage. She loves studying human anatomy and advanced massage techniques.

Madison Huffman, LMT, NMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Signature Massage, Deep Tissue Therapuetic Massage, Myofascial Release

Specialties & Training:
Trigger Point Therapy, Nueromuscular Therapy and results focused Deep Tissue Massage are Madison’s specialties. She holds a BA from UGA and believes in a holistic approach to healing.

Background:
Completed the Clinical Massage Therapy Program at Georgia Massage School in Suwanee. Madison became interested in a massage career after years of studying Yoga.

Matt Whitmore, LMT, NMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Asian Foot Massage

Specialties & Training:
Matt loves providing massage focused on pain relief and mobilization. He is trained in Trigger Point Release, Nueromuscular Therapy, Integrative Sports Massage, Reflexology, Prenatal and Myofascial Release. Back, Neck and Shoulder 60-90 minute massages.

Background:
Attended the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts in 2012 and has been a practicing massage therapist ever since. Matt and his wife have two young girls.

Haley Miett, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Hot Stones Massage, Cold Stone Headache Massage, Swedish, Asian Foot Massage

Specialties & Training:
Cold Stone Face and Sinus Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy Massage, Mud Wraps, Seaweeds and Scrubs

Background:
Haley graduated from Virginia College of Therapuetic Massage after several years of party and activity planning. Her favorite massage to give is the Hot Stone Massage.

Jan Greer Bush, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Deep Tissue Massage, Sinus Relief Massage, Neck, Back and Shoulder and Prenatal

Specialties & Training:
Specializes in self care planning with clients. Jan loves creating massage treatment plans for ongoing pain relief, stress reduction and improved well being. Stretching, Trigger point work and some lymphatic drainage training. Extensive study of common stress patterns and muscular skeletal tissues. Jan has CEU’s in massage for people with cancer.

Background:
Graduate of the American Professional Institute in Gainsville. Jan enjoyed working in the medical field and has a special affinity for the elderly population. Currently active with the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation.

Nathan Hale, LMT, NMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Urban Neck Massage,The Scrub and Massage Combo, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, 90 minute Hot Stone Massage.

Specialties & Training:
Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Shiatsu, Thai Massage.Nathan has participated in several work shops on deep tissue and pain release techniques for the neck, shoulders, back and chest.He has CEU’s in Massage for people with Cancer.

Background:
Graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage. Nathan is currently studying archeology at UGA. Nathan also studied Afro-Haitian and Afro-Cuban folkloric drumming.

David Whitfeild, LMT

Favorite Urban Services:
Asian Foot Massage, Cold Stone Face Massage, Neck, Back and Shoulder Therapy

Specialties & Training:
Medical Massage background, Nueromuscular Therapy, Stretching with an emphasis on hip stretching, Asian Foot Massage training. Enjoys community outreach massage events.

Background:
David graduated from the Gwinette college Massage Program and worked in the medical massage field in Athens. He is a drummer and trained landscape architect.

Candice Courcy, owner/co-founder/LMT, CNT, Reiki Master

Favorite Urban Services:
Chinese Abdominal Massage, Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage, Asian Foot Massage, Myofascial Release, and Massage for Community Outreach Events.

Specialties & Training:
Chi Nei Tsang Level II, Aromatherapy Certified, Hot Stone Massage Certified, Lymphatic Massage Training, specialized training for providing bodywork to people with PTSD, Myofascial Massage.

Background:
A graduate of the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts 1994 and the Chi Nei Tsang Institute 1996, Candice taught Pre-Natal Massage at Tucson Medical Center, taught Ayurvedic Theory Massage at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and was an Aromatherapy Instructor in Arizona. Through Deepak Chopra she studied Meditation & Ayurvedic Theory in India. Candice has provided Sports Massage for two College Swim teams at their meets and most loves providing staff and teacher appreciation massages at Urban Sanctuary community events.