Sports massage therapy is the seed from which CBW was grown. Lisa Browning has been a certified Neuromuscular and Sports massage therapist since 1988. As the owner of Sports Massage Therapy Associates from 1990-1998, she formed the first Georgia Sports Massage Team, worked with athletes of all levels, including World Class runners and triathletes, set up strong relationships with orthopedists, physical therapists and sports chiropractors in the Atlanta area and gained years of experience in the field of injury and injury prevention through massage therapy.
Practicing all these years, as well as being competitive as a runner, triathlete and stand up paddleboard racer, she understands proper training and massage techniques, as well as the fine art of referring to the appropriate health/fitness professional when needed.
Lisa knows that she can only work “with the client”, asking clients to be aware of their bodies and it’s signals, maintaining a constant process of wellness.. She herself practices yoga, pilates and maintains her body with regular therapy sessions, as well as works with personal trainers to stay injury free. Since injuries and aches and pains will occur with everyone, not just athletes, techniques practiced by Lisa are always specific to the body, and the client’s needs and concerns.
Lisa finds that training others, as a certified personal trainer, pilates and yoga instructor allows her to learn and understand movement and strain patterns that often lead someone to their aches, pains, and injuries. This base of knowledge gives her a big advantage when practicing massage therapy, and helping her clients work through and beyond their aches, chronic pain and injuries.
Kelly Crider has had a knack for massage since childhood. This brings many years of experience to her work. She is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and the mind.
Graduating from massage school in 2006, she added therapy to her job at Williams Wellness center, for Dr. David A. Williams, and Dr. Paul G. Cohen, where she worked for twelve years. Experience in the medical setting facilitated a base of knowledge in physiology and pathology. This experiential knowledge makes her treatment of each client thorough and safe. Since leaving the medical office, she practices massage therapy at A Wellness Center and Spa in Acworth, along with her practice at CBW.
Kelly is a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, as well as done course work with Whitney Lowe in Orthopedic Assessment. Her personal specialties are deep tissue and pain relief, while she utilizes her strong intuition in addressing her patients needs, no matter what the technique used. Kelly encourages her clients to be active participants in the healing process, and as a practitioner, brings balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit through breathing techniques and her nurturing and therapeutic touch.
Danny Smith has just graduated from Atlanta School of Massage in August of 2014. He is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, as well as general techniques for deep tissue, swedish massage and Sports Massage. His knowledge from working “with” people, teaching yoga for the last two years gives him special insight to understanding their pain and restrictions. Danny’s consistent physical activities and desire to study anything body and movement related help him to assist the healing process of clients that he will see “on the table”. His constant desire to help people understand their body is an even greater a gift to promote health and healing.