Let Us Introduce You
One of our favorite offerings at Soleus is introducing massage to those whom have never experienced it. Owner, Kimberly Cowden comments: “It is common for people to have a bit of apprehension about their first massage. The receiver is allowing the therapist to cross into what some consider to be one’s “personal space”. I realize that because of this there are many who have some concerns about modesty and protocol.”
“We always go the extra mile to make sure new clients have the information they need to feel comfortable, which helps them relax and enjoy their first massage. We also pride ourselves by offering some of the finest therapists in the area. For those who have experienced massage before but haven’t been impressed, schedule an appointment today and see the Soleus difference!”
Soleus Massage is owned and operated by Kimberly Cowden, who previously practiced in Fort Oglethorpe, GA after completing a 1000 hour program of study at Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts in Chattanooga, TN in 2003. She has currently retired her Tennessee licensure.
Kimberly is also a Certified NeuroMuscular Therapist and longstanding member of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.
Briana Gray, LMT is a 2009 graduate of Reflections of Health School of Massage in Johnson City, TN and joined the Soleus team soon after graduation. She specializes in a blend of relaxation and deeper tissue techniques to customize your massage to your specific needs. It is her joy to help relieve your tension and leave you feeling refreshed from your One Hour Vacation.
Sarah Moore, LMT a graduate of Reflections of Health School of Massage has been a part of the Soleus team since 2010. She specializes in headache and pain management using a combination of deep tissue and Swedish techniques. Sarah also offers prenatal massage. Her goal is to relieve everyday stresses and tension, understanding that if the body feels better, so does the mind.
John Lord, LMT graduated from the Space Coast Health Institute in Melbourne, Florida in 2006. Before relocating to the Johnson City area in 2011 he provided medical massage in both Chiropractic and Hospice settings.
With training ranging from light to deep tissue massage, as well as manual lymph drainage, John provides clients with a One Hour Vacation that will give days of continued relief and relaxation.
Christina Stitt, LMT graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Wilmington, DE in 2007. She has been a member of the Soleus team since relocating to Johnson City in 2011. Her specialties include trigger point work, Thai massage and Thai Herbal Compress massage, reflexology and prenatal massage. She enjoys working with clients new to massage as well as those wishing to add massage to their wellness plan.
Melissa Kilgore, LMT is a 2002 graduate of Holston Institute of Healing Arts in Johnson City, TN and joined the Soleus team in 2014. She offers a therapeutic massage with moderate to deeper pressure and trigger point therapy. She also specializes in reflexology, prenatal massage, hot stone, and scalp massage. Schedule with Melissa to help alleviate your stress and aches.
Meredith Martin, LMT attended Reflections of Heath School of Massage before joining Soleus in 2016. She enjoys giving relaxing massages as well as working with you for pain management with deeper techniques. She also practices trigger point therapy. Ask for Meredith when you are looking for relief between intense workouts.
Brandy Bechard, LMT graduated from Reflections of Health School of Massage in 2017. Her skills are carefully crafted to be as powerful yet as gentle as needed. Her specialties include sinus relief massage, deep relaxation, shoulder & neck pain solutions and more. Schedule with Brandy to complete your wellness goals.
China LeMaster, LMT has a passion for massage as an art and science. She attended the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in 2016 and acquired dual licensure in North Carolina and Tennessee.
After graduation she was selected by the school to participate in their extended study program, where her career began. China is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Triggerpoint Therapy and has continued her education following her interest in the ancient Shiatsu and Acupressure techniques. Her enthusiasm for her work shows and her warm personality will assure your comfort and well-being.
Lisa Clay, LMT studied at Reflections of Health School of Massage. She likes to focus on the well-being of her clients and offers a massage that is soothing and great for stress relief. Book with Lisa to unwind and relax.
Stephanie Dilley – Customer Service Specialist has been a Home Engineer for thirty-plus years, supplementing with jobs in fitness and health. She and her husband both have roots in the Buckeye State where their families still reside. She truly enjoys Customer Service and making each client feel relaxed and welcome and hopes their day will be brightened after their visit!
Tonja Lotts – Customer Service Specialist is originally from Roanoke, Virgina but has resided in the Johnson City area for the past 25 years. She started with Soleus, in Customer Relations, in 2018 and loves her job! She has years of customer service experience and enjoys talking face-to-face with clients while soaking in the calm and relaxing atmosphere of the studio. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandkids, reading and working in her flower gardens.
Anna – Customer Service Specialist is a full-time student at East Tennessee State University where she will graduate this year with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Upon graduation she plans to attend the Aveda Institute where she will become a Licensed Esthetician in 2020. Outside of academics, she enjoys boxing, the outdoors, reading and being with friends and family.
Eilese Cross – Customer Service Specialist graduated from Southern Adventist University with a B.S. in Health Science in 2013 and acquired a Diploma in Massage Therapy, from Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Chattanooga, in 2015. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Tennessee. In her spare time, Eilese enjoys learning computer programming, practicing Yoga and is an avid reader of self-enrichment books.