Meet The Massage Therapists
Ashley Posey Watkins, LMBT #13223
Ashley is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist with 10 years of experience. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and specializes in deep tissue with training in relaxation, taught band, and triggerpoint therapeutic massage.
Ashley attended Haywood Community College from 2008 to 2010 and was among the first graduating class of their therapeutic massage program. She has since practiced in Georgia and North Carolina, where she gained valuable experience in both Chiropractic and spa settings.
Ashley’s quality of touch and flow are superior, she does a wonderful, fluid, deep tissue massage and we are grateful to have her at Somatic healing Clinic.
D. J. Watkins, LMBT #11294, is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist who brings 10 years of experience in outcome based massage utilizing deep tissue, neuromuscular, triggerpoint, and tautband therapies.
D. J. began his career partnered with a chiropractic office where guidance from the chiropractic physician helped him to hone his sense of touch to the intricate layers muscles responsible for spinal stability.
D. J. is currently enrolled full-time at Western Carolina University in pursuit of a Biology degree with focus on Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. His future plans are to enroll in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program also at Western Carolina University.
He has worked with children, adults, elders, injured athletes, joint replacement patients, various spine surgeries, rotator cuff injuries, whiplash and TMJ patients. His style of massage caters to the individuals’ needs rather than one-size-fits-all routines.
Jerri-Anne Barkha McDermith, RN, MSN-Ed, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Jerri-Anne has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years. With 15 years of practice in Cancer Treatment, as well as Hospice and End of life care, she is an expert in pain and symptom management.
Jerri-Anne became certified in Healing Touch in order to add holistic healing skills to her extensive nursing practice. She works with both humans and animals to help relieve pain and other symptoms related to imbalances in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. The practice does not replace but is complimentary to traditional as well as other holistic medicine.
Jerri-Anne is certified through Healing Touch Program, a nationally recognized program for energy medicine which is used in hospitals, clinics, hospices, and homes. She has her Masters in Nursing Education from Liberty University and has taught Nursing here in Haywood Community College as well as in rural Missouri before moving to Maggie Valley 3 years ago.
We have found her work to be relaxing at a whole new level, her medical knowledge and background extensive, and her love of and passion for healing a welcome addition at Somatic Healing Clinic.
See more about Jerri-Anne’s practice at www.HealingTouchRiver.com