Knoxville massage therapist Lisa Birnesser has been helping people overcome pain and injury for more than two decades. In her nearly 30 year occupational therapy career, she has held a variety of positions as an occupational therapist, therapy supervisor and therapy instructor. She has experience in geriatric care and has practiced in home and outpatient as well as clinical settings.
In her massage practice,Lisa draws from expertise in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques to focus on your individual needs. She is certified in Myofascial Integration Structural Technique (a deep tissue technique) and has attended multiple workshops in craniosacral therapy, both as a student and as a teaching assistant. Lisa also focuses on sport massage, assisting athletes prepare for Ironman competitions. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck and shoulder pain, headache relief and temporalmandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. She also has long experience in pregnancy massage.
Lisa received a bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas in 1985. She graduated from the Center of Rehabilitation Education massage program in Knoxville in 2005.
Evelyn is a 2011 graduate of Cumberland Institute of Natural and Holistic Therapy. Her massage practice goals are to help clients relieve muscle pain, improve circulation and flexibility to lead happier, healthier lives. Evelyn also focuses on the whole person to reduce stress and helps create lifestyle balance.
Evelyn uses a wide variety of bodywork techniques that include therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, applied kinesiology and a student of Jin Shin Do Acupressure.
Evelyn has a deep love for nature and the outdoors. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, aerial silks, dancing, cooking, crafts and animals.
Danny is certified in Geriatric Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Lymph Drainage Massage, and Reiki.
He received massage training from the Holston Institute of Healing Arts, where he graduated in 2004. While at the institute, he received extensive training in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, and Reflexology.
Danny earned a bachelor of science in 1980 from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where he majored in physical education and worked with injured athletes.
Danny is a licensed massage therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork. He is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.