Peaceful Warriors Wellness Center


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

(727) 822-8866

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.

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.

Dr. Demekisa Davis, D.O.M.

 is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he completed over 3,000 hours of clinical training.   Dr. Davis  has been practicing for 18 years as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in various settings throughout Pinellas County including a pain management medical clinic and private practice. 
          Born and raised in Southern California,  Dr. Davis has had a lifelong interest in   Holistic medicine. He believes that the "balance to health is to know thyself".  He has been trained in a variety of modalities for healing including Tui Na, medical Qi Gong, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, AIT, cupping, and auricular therapy. Primary specialty areas: acute and chronic pain, internal medicine, natural aesthetic medicine.  

Joey Arnold - MA36264

Athletics and wellness have always been a big part of my life. Having played collegiate soccer and competed in indoor and beach volleyball tournaments for over 20 years has allowed me to understand and empathize with what athletes go through to recover and maintain optimal performance. As a licensed sports massage and orthopedic manual therapy specialist; I've developed training and therapy programs for individual athletes and teams across multiple sports. I do my best to help clients and athletes make improvements in every therapy session.

Neuromuscular therapies: (Cortiva)-formerly The Humanities Center
4/4/02 625 hrs
Graduated with Academic honors
Awarded Leadership award by peers
Cranial sacral therapy:
6/10/03 16 hrs
Sports and overuse injuries:
8/21/07  4 hrs
Orthopedic massage & ankle sprains:
8/21/07  4hrs
Orthopedic assessment. Neck:
5/1/09  2hrs
Orthopedic assessment  hip &knee:
5/29/09 2hrs
6/8/09  4hrs
Sports massage for golfers:
6/8/09  4hrs
Deep tissue techniques:
8/8/11  14 hrs
Physical modalities ultrasound/IF:
3/23-24/13  12 hrs
Muscle testing for athletes:
3/30-31/15  12 hrs
IASTM instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation
1/27-29/17  20 hrs
Chiropractic office setting 1 yr
YMCA trinity treatment center 2 years
Private practice 11 years

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.

Warriors in Action

Becky Barnes-Slone - MA89651
Rebecca is a Kentucky native where she graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy in 2012 and has been practicing since that time.  She has a passion for cancer patients and those with chronic pain and chronic disease.  Rebecca has her certification in Oncology Massage under Gayle McDonald and has volunteered with the University of Kentucky on the oncology floor.  Rebecca is also trained in myofascial release, aromatherapy and hot stone therapy. She enjoys making each massage unique to the client's needs.
Rebecca was the Event Coordinator and Co-Event Coordinator for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Event from 2005-2008 in Lexington, KY.  She is a previous volunteer with the Salvation and Army and the American Cancer Society. She currently an Elite Volunteer with the National Patient Advocacy Foundation based in Washington, DC, where she speaks with Representatives and Senators to sign new health care bills. Rebecca has been with NPAF since 2012.


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!

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Stephen Rainey - MA89638

Since I was an adolescent I’ve been very fascinated the human body, being introduced to massage was a great way to learn about human anatomy, massage also being a gateway to that. I am also an avid rock climber that enjoys traveling to different states to climb the most beautiful boulders the world has to offer. I have been a licensed massage therapist since April of 2018. I enjoy therapeutic work whether it be myofascial, neuromuscular or KT taping work.

My mission is a simple and profound one, I wish to facilitate the health of my clients and work to help them achieve their goals. Whether it be relieving pain, reducing stress, or being more functional in everyday life.

Whatever issues you may have I will promptly address to the best of my knowledge.

Optimizing Performance and Relieving Stress with therapeutic massage in Saint Petersburg

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.