I started my career after graduating from Atlanta School of Massage in August of 2010. I joined the healing team at Absolute Healthcare Chiropractic to perform Neuromuscular and Postural techniques. Our goal was to help train our clients bodies to hold a correct posture. There, I fell in love with all the subtleties of massage and the effects they bring to the body.
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 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 by byproduct of massage with subjects who suffer from General Anxiety Disorder.
The 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 course work at Chamberlain College of Nursing. 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, Body Work by Laureen!
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.
Bee is available from 3pm to 9pm. Her skills and specialties include:
Restorative Muscle Techniques
Proprioreceptive Facilitation/Muscle Energy Technique