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Optimizing Performance and Relieving Stress with therapeutic massage in Saint Petersburg

Massage Therapists

​Dr. Kecia Fowler, D.O.M

Kecia's belief in an integrative approach to health and wellness is what led her to study  Traditional Chinese medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. She committed herself to an intensive education of  acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine in order to treat patients on a deeper and more systemic level.

Throughout her career, Kecia has been committed to expanding her knowledge by continuing her education to further specialize in her treatments. She has gained valuable techniques to utilize for the people who need to manage symptoms of chronic pain and debilitating illnesses.

Kecia’s advanced studies in Chinese Medicine include internships for orthopedics and sports medicine and Japanese palpation based acupuncture. She also worked as an intern to provide acupuncture to patients through the Santa Cruz Aids Project and Janus treatment facility for substance abuse.

Jemison Lacy - MA75554

My goal is for my clients to live pain free without the use of pills or other pharmaceuticals.

Beginning my career as a personal trainer, I quickly became interested in Corrective Exercises and foam rolling.  While using these techniques, I began noticing that I was correcting posture and clients were ending the session in less pain than usual.  I knew that there was more I could do if I understood the pain patterns better and why.  This led me to attend massage school at Cortiva Institute.

Upon completion of massage school, I began working in a chiropractic setting.  I knew coming in that I was more interested in therapeutic work so I immediately started studying Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and Sports Massage.  Through the use of muscle testing and postural analysis and using the techniques that I have learned, I am able to address the issues causing the pain.  I am also known to give my clients "homework" exercises to retrain their body to hold the adjustments that I have made.  

This is my passion in life.  Whether you are having mobility issues, low back pain, headaches or knee pain, I have a plan to help you live pain free.

Sabina Modeste - MA82911

B.A. Psychology – Hunter College CUNY
A.O.S. – Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy
Massage Instructor – Cortiva Institute
Massage Practitioner – 18 years

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 18 years.  I have worked in academia as a Program Director, Education Manager and Instructor. As a Therapist, I have worked in Resort settings, Hospitals, Days Spa and Individual Practice.

My approach is to design individual sessions for each client, based on the information that I am presented with. I enjoy therapeutic work in combination with relaxing techniques. I am well versed in Neuromuscular, Myofascial and Body Mobilization techniques.

My goal for each session is to ease tension and dysfunction and bring the body to an ideal state of wellness and functionality.

Katherine White - MA32514

A native of St Petersburg, I started my journey in massage therapy 20 years ago.  First in Nashville, Tn. then practicing in Philadelphia, PA and finally back to St.Petersburg. 
I was originally trained in Western modalities at the Natural Healing Institute then at Bhakti Academi in Eastern modalities. My intuitive approach is based on a combination of firm pressure, muscle lengthening, facial work and energy balancing. Often I incorporate deep tissue,  trigger point therapy or cupping. 
Whether you are preparing for a sporting event or have the need for deep relaxation,  I am here, listening and addressing your therapeutic needs.

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Lena Roberts - MA65921  (Owner)

Since I was a kid, I knew that I wanted to help people feel better.  I started at the local hospital at the age of 14.  I went on to work in many ICUs, ERs, Hospices and Home Health Agencies.  I saw how powerful touch was in all stages of healing.

When the youngest of my 2 children graduated from high school, I decided to move from North Carolina to Florida and pursue massage therapy.  Cortiva institute was my school of choice because if focused on the healing aspects of massage.  There, I received training in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release (MFR), Swedish, Hot Stones, Sports and Chair Massage.

After graduation, I went to work at a conservative chiropractor's office where massage was considered a big part of the recovery and maintenance process.  I was able to see that each person is different and needs individual treatment.

Stones have been a fascination for me.  During a massage, I have found that the use of hot stones or Himalayan Salt Stones can bring a deeper level of relaxation.  I will also show you the benefits of Essential Oils and incorporate them into you massage if you'd like.

I am now certified in medicupping as well.  Utilizing a suction machine or hand pump, the plastic or glass cups help to draw the tissue away from the skeleton expediting the release of trigger points or myofascial adhesions.  It is an incredible approach!

Fredrick Dennis - MA64463

Fredrick draws upon several different techniques and modalities, resulting in a unique and individualized experience for each client.  He takes the time to get to know his clients and their concerns along with their histories at the start of each meeting.  He strives to help them achieve relaxation, reduced stress, pain reduction and improved circulation.

A typical session may include Deep Tissue, Myofascial and Neuromuscular Release, Trigger Point Therapy techniques in order to relieve pain and facilitate injury recovery.  Fred also incorporates energy work, Reiki and stretching techniques.  It is his goal to address the root cause of pain, whether it is body mechanics, anxiety or anything in between.

​Fredrick believes in the benefits of massage not only for personal comfort but for the quality of life as well.  Bodywork can lead to greater confidence and self-esteem.  His goal is to bring his clients to what he describes as "a level of healing and relaxation that rebuilds the self that has been damaged by stress to the body and soul".

Kecia Fowler - MA87777

​Typically using Myofascial release therapy, Kecia locates areas that feel stiff and fixed, instead of elastic and movable. Using a combination of modalities such as swedish, deep tissue and myofascial release Kecia will apply a gentle but deep stretch to the tissue and help guide it back into expansion. This results in longer lasting relief of pain and restriction. These areas are not always near what feels like the source of pain as chronic restriction of muscles and fascia will contribute to widespread pain. Kecia’s bodywork is designed from years of experience and education to look at how everything is connected and involved and therefore work an entire chain instead of over working problem areas. Her intention in her sessions is to not only provide pain relief and increased mobility but also leave you feeling relaxed and reconnected.  She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.  Please scroll down to read more about her approach to healing in that area.

John Testa - MA46226

John is a Tampa Native.  He became a Licensed Massage Therapist in January of 2006 and has since worked in the medical field providing Therapeutic Massage.  Trained in Oncology Massage, it is John's dream and passion to assist in the improvement and maintenance of his clients' overall well-being and is devoted to each one of them.  Specialties include: Deep Tissue, Sports, Neuromuscular, Hot Stone, Oncology and Accupressure Massage.  John is currently only available in this office on Saturdays.

Peaceful Warriors Wellness Center


19 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St S, St Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 822-8866

Carole Hall - MA38121

​I was born and raised in Michigan.  I moved to St. Pete in 2001 from Las Vegas.  I graduated from the Humanities Center in 2003.  

After being in 2 serious car accidents, I decided to become a massage therapist to help others that are in the same situation I was.  My pain levels diminished dramatically with regular massage therapy.

I specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Neuromuscular and Relaxation massages.  I also incorporate energy work into each massage.  I also specialize in LuminEssence Facelifting massage.  

"What is the LuminEssence Facelifting Massage?  It is a combination of massage therapy, lymphatic drainage and acupressure points to assist in regenerating collagen and elastin tissue which helps to tighten, tone and firm your skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.  The use of hot towels to help melt your stress away and the signature banana leaves to add to a treatment that will leave you grounded and glowing.  This 60 minute pampering treatment includes massaging your head, neck shoulders, arms, hands and feet for a full body experience."

Doctor of Oriental Medicine