Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Irina has always had a liking for giving people back rubs and foot massages. At 17, she moved to the US where she attended the University of Wisconsin. Irina has a Bachelor’s degree in Judaic History and Hebrew language. In 2008, when her husband got laid off from his job in Florida, Irina pursued massage school and became a therapist so as to be able to provide for her family while her husband went to school for a career change. Irina is a certified medical massage practitioner. She worked at an osteopathic physician’s office for 8 years, performing...more
Jeff recently moved to Nashville and comes to Basic Kneads with over 25 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist. He has worked at some of finest luxury resort spas in the world in Hawaii, New Zealand, and California. Jeff's massage style blends a combination of deep tissue, sports, trigger point, and Hawaiian massage to provide pain relief and relaxation. He is a graduate of the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB), San Diego, California. Jeff is happily married to his wife of 35 years, and has 2 adult children.more
L.M.T. - Lead Therapist
Kate is a Nashville native who began her massage career in Colorado where she attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and practiced in Denver for five years before returning to her hometown and joining Basic Kneads in 2019. She intuitively blends Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, and Trigger Point modalities to customize each session. She specializes in therapeutic massage to relieve pain and tension while restoring proper posture.more
In 2014, Dustin was drawn to Massage Therapy to alleviate pain and dysfunction in his yoga students. As a yoga instructor, he has seen innumerable people imprisoned in their bodies - twisted and all too slow to unravel through the long process of yoga alone. He sees Massage Therapy as a sort of call to arms: To assist in removing the obstacles and pain in the human shape.
Dustin is a 2014 graduate of the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy in California. Combining knowledge of Swedish, Zen Shiatsu, Thai, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy,...more
Diana is originally from Florida and graduated from American Institute of Massage Therapy in 1993. During her last 25 years of practice, she have become specialized in Deep Tissue Therapy, Sports Massage, and Massage Cupping Therapy. Diana treats her clients as individuals and the massage reflects that. She has been told that her treatments are detailed, relaxing but stimulating at the same time. Diana strives to release tight muscles and tissue, relieve pain, and help change your life for the better.more
Michelle Williams is a graduate of the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, North Carolina in 2012. She has been trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point and is certified in Medical Massage. Michelle incorporates all modalities to give her clients the most effective results from their sessions, which range from relaxation to relief from chronic pain. She values client education and the well being of her clients through safe and caring therapeutic touch. Michelle can help you relieve stress, ease pain and create better flexibility through stretching.... she's...more
L.M.T. - Manager
Gabi Calhoun is a graduate of Mind Body Institute in Nashville and has been a therapist for 6 years. Recently certified in Cupping Therapy, Gabi loves to use her techniques to address issues of chronic pain to everyday stress relief. She incorporates Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point, Myofascial Release into her massages to create a customized session for each client.. including Prenatal massage for mothers-to-be. Gabi believes that massage therapy is a valuable tool to helping people improve their quality of life.
A Licensed Massage Therapist for 31 years and is well versed in many modalities. She has a degree in Exercise Physiology and is also a certified trainer. Mary has training in Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Trigger point and has certifications in Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Medical Massage. Mary also has special training in Oncology Massage. Mary's experience and knowledge allows her to customize her massages for each client.more
Lindsay Farris, Manager and LMT - A 2011 graduate of the Natural Health Institute in Bowling Green, Ky. Lindsay has been part of the Basic Kneads team for over 8 years. She is skilled at Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Pre-natal & Sports Massage with additional training in neck/shoulders issues and Cupping Therapy.
Lindsay tailors each session to meet her clients individual needs. Her intuitive touch aids in healing specific injuries and muscular pain while also allowing clients to unwind and relax. Her ultimate goal is to assist each client in...more