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Kimberly A Perry, LMBT 2848
I have been a licensed massage therapist and small business owner in Raleigh for seventeen years. During this time, I have expanded my education and knowledge to better attend the needs of my clients in an atmosphere that promotes exceptional customer service. I believe my ability to access the client’s concerns, address the muscles in question and treatment plan a course for improvement directly results in my professional and personal success. I am very confident that my deep tissue massage combined with neuromuscular, trigger point and other modalities can provide much relief for a multitude of symptoms from every day activity to athletic training. I am also certified in Pregnancy massage for expectant moms, Geriatric massage for senior citizens, Kinesio Taping, Massage Cupping and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD).

As a Raleigh small business owner it is necessary to set an example with hands on contributions for our local non-profits. I work continuosly with animal, children and other charities, donating my time and energy as well as massages to be auctioned during fundraising events. It has been a privilege to participate in every charity event and fundraiser because I believe that supporting the community in which we live is consequential to its economic success and growth.

In 2012, I became an Approved Provider for NCBTMB to teach massage continuing education. My dedication to my profession inspired the desire to teach affordable, local continuing education classes for other massage therapists. I wanted to provide applicable hands on courses which directly benefit the most common client complaints. Massage therapy is a skillfully used tool when in knowledgeable, experienced hands.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, scuba diving and traveling with my husband. On weekends you will find me running agility, drafting, doing obedience or some other dog sport with our Bernese Mountain dog, Josie. Family time is important with my two grown children and our twelve year old golden retriever, Freedom. I am very grateful for my extended family and friends who bring so much love, laughter and happiness into my life.

Email: kimperry@absolutebodybalance.com



Leacy Smith Lada, LMBT 6590
An appointment with Leacy will likely include techniques from multiple massage modalities. Relaxing Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage can be integrated with passive stretching and range of motion, gentle compression techniques from Ortho-Bionomy, Trigger Point therapy and Myofascial Release. Leacy is also certified in Prenatal Massage and caters to expectant mothers. Leacy has benefited from the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. People seek out massage for different reasons and Leacy listens intently to each client's goals for the session and then customizes their massage experience to best reach those goals. This may mean a full body massage or focusing on a specific area or muscle group that visit. It is important to discuss this in some detail each and every appointment as your goals can change. Leacy received her massage training at Wake Technical Community College in 2005 and has kept her license current through continuing education. Leacy enjoys the process of figuring out how the body is going to move and respond to pressure. It is a great gift to be able to make a significant difference in how people feel. Leacy's goals with every appointment include treating the body as a whole, calming the mind and lifting the spirit.

Email: leacylada@absolutebodybalance.com



Katherine Swanson, LMBT 8214
Katherine graduated from Miller-Motte in Cary in 2008 and has since grown a great passion for health and wellness through massage. She believes in whole body approach and incorporates therapeutic and energy-related modalities in her sessions. As a massage therapist, she enjoys listening to clients and coming up with a plan of treatment tailored to their personal concerns and goals. Using a combination of deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point therapy – as well as hot stone massage, acupressure, and Reiki - she helps relax not only her clients’ muscles, but their minds as well. Katherine has an intuitive touch and enjoys working with clients of all ages and activity level.

She has six years of experience in an array of modalities including prenatal massage, aromatherapy (working towards her herbalist license), Thia massage and Assisted Incorporated Stretching and Lymphatic Drainage. More recently she became certified in massage cupping and kinesio taping. One thing she loves about massage is that the chance to discover something new and interesting is never-ending! Katherine looks forward to working with you and sharing some of what she has learned.

Email: katherineswanson@absolutebodybalance.com



Michelle Reynolds, LMBT 5039
Michelle graduated from the American European Massage School in 2004, where her instructor emphasized the importance of therapeutic massage. She has concluded that modern medicine offers few solutions for pain relief. She thinks that every client is unique as every massage. She strives to relieve pain and discomfort while creating an overall sense of well-being with each client. Her specialties include Russian Medical massage, Deep Tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish, myofascial and Manual Lymph Drainage.

Michelle promotes wellness as a lifestyle. She is a certified QIgong instructor, life coach and practices yoga and tai chi. She enjoys being physically active with soccer and kayaking. As an athlete, she understands the special demands made on the human body to perform and integrates the benefit of massage to assist competitive athletes and weekend warriors. Michelle will go the extra mile to plan a massage regimen especially for you that provides comfort for sore, tired muscles and helps you continue doing the activities and sports that you love.

Email: michellereynolds@absolutebodybalance.com



Candy Pennington, LMBT 12441 
Candy has been a therapist for over ten years after graduating from massage school in 2004 and starting her own practice in Columbia, SC. She worked independently for years helping athletes and weekend warriors alike stay on top of their game. Candy specializes in injury recovery, deep pressure techniques and stretching has always been a part of her massage. Her clients find great relief with her assistance from headaches, neck pain, shoulder girdle issues in addition to the other common muscular complaints. Now, after relocating to the Triangle, she has had the privilege to assist in teaching and training the next generation of massage therapists as an assistant in Wake Tech's Massage Therapy Program. 

When she is not working, Candy loves to go to auctions, repurpose furniture, garden and tend to her chickens. 


Email: candypennington@absolutebodybalance.com   



Allie Farmer, LMBT 6547 
After having an epiphany, during my time as a nanny for twin 2 year old and 3 year old girls,
I enrolled in Miller Motte in 2005. While there I discovered I could be a total nerd about the human body and am fascinated about everything it can do. I have a passion for helping others and working with them one on one. 

I have an out of the box way of thinking that allows me to further assist my clients reach their pain management goals in ways most cannot. I love it when clients bring me a challenge and I think they like keeping me on my toes. My massages are not cookie cutter, never the same, I tailor the massage to each of my clients' needs from session to session. If you need to find your Zen - got it, have a nasty knot in your shoulder - I can help, or wanting to relax - got you covered. If you prefer a deep tissue massage with more pressure - believe me, I can do that! And if you want to see photos of my dogs or my daughter, I am more than happy and willing to share. 

I love my job! I'm able to combine my passion for knowledge and my desire to help people into one. I would delighted to work with you by personalizing your treatment plan and your massages to your specific.