The Longevity Story

The Founders

Mary & travis

Mary and Travis grew up in Kingston, TN, they now live in South Knoxville, and have been together since high school. Mary started her career in nursing but realized she had a passion for skincare. She started her esthetics career in 2006.

Travis started his massage career in 2000. He quickly made his way to the top of one of Knoxville’s best spas. Becoming a massage manager in 2002 and spa director in 2004. With an understanding of the spa industry and passion for people he helped lead that company for the next 10 years. Travis has been voted best massage therapist on 22 different occasions by 4 different publications.

In 2014 Mary and Travis decided they wanted to open Longevity and deliver what clients really want in the spa industry – An intimate relaxing environment that allows you to escape the world – Even if it’s only for an hour. 

They planned for over a year before they signed their first lease on Northshore. The planning has paid off as Longevity has grown faster than they ever dreamed. They opened their second location December 2017 due to the demand for high quality massage therapy in Knoxville. The Bearden Hill location has allowed Longevity to employee more therapists and offer more availability to Knoxville. 

Travis and Mary uses the first three years with the Northshore location to listen and learn from their guests and what they wanted with the continued growth of their brand. 

Our team

Kay Kay Smith
Northshore

Kay Kay Smith is a graduate of Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, and was recognized as the most outstanding student in 2006. Kay Kay is nationally certified in Therapeutic massage and bodywork, and has refined her technique in one of the area’s premier spas for the last eight years. Kay Kay’s massage specialties include, but are not limited to, Relaxation, Pregnancy, Hot Stone and Deep Tissue. She has received training in managing chronic pain, Aromatherapy, Basic Lymphatic Drainage and Acupressure for stress relief. For Kay Kay, the most important aspect of massage is listening to and carefully consulting her clients to create a unique massage experience that accommodates their specific needs.

Lora Tuck
Northshore

Originally from Knoxville, Lora graduated from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage as their most outstanding student in 2008. Five of her six years as a therapist have been spent at one of Knoxville’s top spas. She is certified in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Pregnancy, Accupressure and Reflexology, among others. By specializing in Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, Lora focuses on restoring balance between the mind and body systems.

Ellery Stewart
Bearden hill

Ellie is a 2013 graduate of Arbor College in Knoxville Tennessee, where she earned a Certificate of Clinical Massage Therapy. While studying at Arbor College, Ellie discovered her passion for understanding the musculoskeletal system. Her skills range from light relaxation to deep therapeutic massage, as well as sports massage and myofascial work. Her goal as a massage therapist is to help her clients achieve improved wellness by decreasing muscle pain and tension, and providing relaxation. She is also dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of massage therapy. 

Jamie Wilson
Bearden hill

My love of helping people and the connection I feel to help them heal and have a better quality of life began very young! As a child I would rub my grandpas & fathers feet constantly!! Would make them gift cards for birthdays and holidays! I have always been a ” touchy -feely ” person and realizing later that I am Empathetic & pick up on others energies. When empty nesting began to set upon my life I realized I now have the time to pursue Massage School! Graduating 2nd in my Class with Honors from Arbor College of Massage & also getting my Reiki 1&2 certification in the healing arts. 

My specialty is to deeply listen to each client and what they need. Deep Tissue, Trigger points, Swedish & Sports/ Theraputic Massage with Active stretches. Chakra balancing and Reiki with crystals is also a passion and specialty along with The Art of Tarot readings. “When you find your true calling in life ~ it feels like you are gently floating down a running stream” Everything comes the me which is needed!! Wife and mother of 2 grown boys & blended family with 4 step- children! Life is Good! 

Ellie Royce
Northshore

Ellie is a 2013 graduate of Arbor College in Knoxville Tennessee, where she earned a Certificate of Clinical Massage Therapy. While studying at Arbor College, Ellie discovered her passion for understanding the musculoskeletal system. Her skills range from light relaxation to deep therapeutic massage, as well as sports massage and myofascial work. Her goal as a massage therapist is to help her clients achieve improved wellness by decreasing muscle pain and tension, and providing relaxation. She is also dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of massage therapy. 

Patricia Cable
Northshore

Patricia has been licensed since 2005 after graduating from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in Knoxville. She is trained in Swedish, pregnancy massage, hot stone massage, therapeutic/deep tissue massage as well as acupressure for stress relief. She most enjoys mixing relaxation along with therapeutic bodywork. “Massage allows me to help a client find relief from pain, tension and stress that they may not otherwise have been able to achieve.” 

Kayla Russo
Bearden hill

Originally from Upstate NY, Kayla moved to Knoxville in 2015 to pursue massage therapy as a healing art. Her specialty is deep tissue massage, addressing some of the innermost muscles that can cause chronic pain. Kayla loves to help athletes prep for events, and with aftercare to help the body preform and it’s best. This year In 2018 she received her A shiatsu certification from North Carolina to further help the needs of her clients.

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”
-Hippocrates

Ashley Gentry
Bearden hill

Ashley graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in March 2016. She specializes in Swedish massage, prenatal ,deep tissue and hot stone massage. 

“ I had felt drawn to this path for a couple of years before I made the decision to pursue it. I feel that helping others has always been my calling and it was not until I truly became knowledgeable of the human body and how it operates that I then learned just how much I can help others. The human body is a remarkable machine that requires constant upkeep, filled with a shared energy that us humans all experience. Being a therapist, I have the wonderful opportunity to assist others in the upkeep of the vehicles that carry them as well as to experience the energy shared among the entire human species through touch. To me that is so fulfilling.”

Connor Hill
Bearden hill + Northshore

“After my first two years of college, I realized that I wanted to pursue a more specific field that would incorporate helping and healing others. I’ve always been empathetic person and had a desire to help others, and becoming a massage therapist has helped foster those skills for me even further. I listen to my clients needs and customize each massage to help them relax and heal. 

I am committed to specializing in different massage modalities to expand my knowledge of the field, because I truly have found my passion and calling as a therapist.”

Linda Dima
Northshore

Linda graduated in 2011 after completing the 800 hour Massage Therapy program at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland OR. She specializes in customizing Massage Therapy for each individual client. The modalities Linda specializes in, Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Pre Natal, Cranial Sacral and Ashiatsu. 

“I chose to be a Massage Therapist as a way to challenge myself in a new profession that would also compliment my being a Certified Yoga Instructor. I wanted to incorporate more knowledge and better tools to decrease pain and tension in my clients so they could reach a state of well being through greater range of motion.”

Owen Kniep
Bearden hill + Northshore

Owen graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in March of 2016. After getting a B.S. in Animal Biology, he decided to switch his path to massage where he felt he could better serve and connect to those around him and his passion for massage is felt by his clients. He specializes in a blend of relaxation and deep tissue massage, looking to bring a balance to the body and the mind of his clients. He also has some training in hot stone, myofascial, trigger point, and sport massage. 

Above all, Owen cares about bringing joy and peace into the lives of those he comes in contact with. I love the peaceful work environment that massage provides and especially bringing relief into the lives of my clients” “All bodies are different and the massage must adapt to the needs of the client”

Jenny Kelly
Bearden hill

Jenny Kelley graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and has been practicing massage therapy since 2014. Recognised as Knoxville’s best massage therapist by Knoxville News Sentinel in 2015, Jenny’s passion is to take a therapeutic style aproach with her clients to help provide pain relief and relaxation.  Jenny has received training in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, hot stone,  pregnancy, migraine relief, relaxation and swe-thai massage. “I believe that an open line of communication and understanding is key to helping to provide the best massage experience possible.”

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Abi Wilson
Bearden hill

Abi is a graduate from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic massage. Abi approaches her clients needs with passion and with the understanding that every massage will be different according the clients lifestyle. 

“I believe that communication is key to providing the best massage experience possible”

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Ricki Robinson
Bearden hill

Ricki graduated from Tennessee school of therapeutic massage. Ricki is certified in deep tissue, table stretching, acupressure, myofascial, prenatal and hot stone therapy. Ricki believes in the power of massage to help her clients recover from the stresses of todays environment. Ricki customizes ever massage to the clients needs and believes that this approach has the best path to recovery.

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Iliyana Skrobanska
Bearden hill

Iliyana is a native to Bulgaria and began her massage therapy career in California at A2Z Massage Therapy School. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger-Point, Sports massage, and Chakra Balancing. By combining various therapeutic and relaxation techniques she is able to help her clients relax,  and relieve tension and stress from their daily lives. 

Jolene Maurino
Northshore

Jolene is a graduate of Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage. She is certified in deep tissue and classic relaxation along with, but not limited to, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy and hot stone massage. Her study in physical therapy assistance, along with a background in Lyengar yoga, has given her a unique compassionate approach to her clients’ needs. 

Her diverse skill set tailors every treatment to each individual need with the goal of facilitating symptom relief, enhanced range of motion and relaxation.

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Jazmon Roberts
Bearden hill

At a young age I have always known that I wanted to be a massage therapist. In elementary school we would hold fund raisers and while everyone else opted to sell candy I sold massages to my teachers. It’s amazing the bond you form with someone based on a touch. After the birth of my son I realized it was time to put my passion to work. I believe that every aspect of a person: body, mind, and spirit can benefit from receiving massage therapy. 

My mission as a LMT is to treat every individual according to their specific needs. I am committed to my personal growth in continued education as a massage therapist to work with my clients to promote their participation in this electric and powerful journey of self healing.

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Kersten Evans
Bearden hill

Kersten graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in 2012. Kersten specializes in therapeutic deep massage, classic relaxation, hot stone, prenatal, migraine technique, aromatherapy and acupressure. She loves to blend these talents into every massage to give the client a fully customized massage.

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Wendy Besseck
Bearden hill

Wendy graduated from the center of rehabilitative education in Knoxville.  She specializes in swedish, deep tissue, myofascial integration technique, isolated stretching, hot stones, prenatal, TMJ dysfunction, trigger point, and side-lying. She completed additional training at the Douglas J Aveda institute by global instructors for aromatherapy, reflexology, chakra balancing and other Ayurvedic techniques.  She incorporates many of these modalities into a single session to customize the massage for each client’s specific needs.  

“I like being the best part of someone’s day.  Massage is a unique way of breaking down barriers for self-awareness.  More people need to take that breath and know it’s ok to take care of yourself.”  

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Megan Mckinney
Bearden hill + Northshore

Megan graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in the Fall of 2013 and was awarded Most Outstanding Student in her class. Megan’s love for the Spa industry has allowed her to work in many aspects of the field from lead therapist at a top Resort Spa to Traveling regionally and internationally as an Educator and Sales Representative. 

Megan is trained in Hot Stone, Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic, Swedish, Prenatal and Facial Lymphatic Drainage for Sinus Relief. Her own journey with chronic pain has allowed her to empathize with her clients and better understand the body’s distress signals. Her massage is tailored to the clients specific needs while also relaxing the body, mind and spirit.

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Leigh Devoe
Bearden hill

After graduating from The University of Tennessee with a pre-med/bioscience focus, I decided that massage was the best way for me to reach out and help people in their daily life and furthered my education at TN School of Therapeutic Massage.

I specialize in deep tissue massage by incorporating stretching, firm pressure, and deep muscle work to create a relaxing and therapeutic experience. As a crossfit member and LMT it’s amazing to see what your body is capable of when properly functioning. I am always looking to continue my education in technique and modalities to better address the needs of my clients.

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Haley Smith
Bearden hill
Erica McKee
Bearden hill + Northshore
Genevieve Lundquist
Bearden hill
Alissa Terry
Bearden hill
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Yolanda Johnson
Northshore

Yolanda graduated from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic massage, is a certified medical assistant, and a certified doula. She became a massage therapist to help heal the body with a holistic approach of balancing the mind, body and spirit. She is certified in Deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point, and hot stone, while specializing in pregnancy massage, geriatric massage, and migraine relief. She is currently pursuing certifications in Reiki, chakra balancing, lymphatic drainage and cancer massage. 

Yolanda listens to each client during the consult paying attention to detail of focus areas. She utilizes her medical background, and studies of body mechanics to assess and plan each client’s unique needs and incorporates them into a relaxing massage.

“Massage Therapy is a divine gift to have and I am grateful that this path of healing touch chose me.”

REst easy

Rest easy in our hands. With expertise and certifications ranging from Sports Massage to Reflexology, one of our licensed therapists is sure to meet your specific needs..

Customized Care

During your visit, a therapist will conduct a thorough consultation to ensure that you receive the appropriate massage modality. Further customize your experience with massage enhancements, lash extensions or a hydrating facial. 

The road to health has never felt less demanding.