Banyan Tree Massage Studio, Monroe NC, was formed because we are massage therapists who want to perform the massages we were trained to do for the purposes of healing and relaxation.
Coming from different massage locations, we were tired of the rush that was felt by both the therapist and clients and decided to change the experience. We have a desire to provide a quality, personalized experience to those who walk through our doors.
Jennifer Patterson is a Reiki Master Teacher who trained at Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. She was a tutor and then an instructor for beginning massage therapy students at Southeastern Institute.
She is the owner of Banyan Tree Massage Studio who is committed to providing a relaxing space that allows healing, growth and wholeness to occur through bodywork and energetic balancing. She became a Reiki Master Teacher as a natural partnership with her National Certification in Massage Therapy. Her belief in the body’s ability to heal and be whole is the basis and driving force reflected in her work.
She effectively integrates a complimentary variety of modalities into her massage such as NMT, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish and Lymphatic Drainage massage techniques to assist her clients in facilitating their own healing and growth.
Amanda is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Southeastern Institute at the top of her class with a 4.0/4.0 average.
Licensed since 2007, Mia is experienced in Swedish massage, NMT, hot stone, Reiki, and Thai Massage. Mia is also a 200 hour certified yoga instructor. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and can address issues ranging from relaxation to pain management and rehabilitation. Mia encourages people to see massage as a way to increase wellness and improve health. She recognizes that body, mind, and spirit, are connected and that by helping the healing process in one dimension you are affecting the others as well. She is passionate and knowledgeable and thrives on educating and empowering clients. Her continuing education goals include myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
Ryan Abernathy LMBT #12001
Licensed since 2012, Ryan is experienced in a variety of techniques. His main focus is Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. Sports Massage has a focus on stretching to help loosen tight muscles from work outs or repetitive movements. Deep Tissue is great for tension that has built up over time. Ryan's believes massage as "muscle management." When muscular tissue is tight, it compresses nerves causing pain and limited range of motion.
Another technique Ryan practices is Myofascial Release. This technique focuses on sustained pressure that loosens the fascia that surrounds muscles and ligaments. Fascia is a clear web-like structure that surrounds internal structures in the body. This structure, like muscular tension, can cause pain and limit movement.
Ryan mixes these techniques to tailor the session to fit your specific needs.
Jasmine is a Licensed and Bodywork Therapist in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She graduated with honors from Southeastern Institute.
After ten years in the customer service and customer relations field, Jasmine took a leap of faith to pursue a long, overlooked interest in massage and bodywork therapy. This small peak of interest has since become her beloved craft. She is passionate about massage and the healing effects that can be obtained through postural assessment, bodywork techniques, and body education and awareness. Jasmine has expert knowledge and experience in Swedish, Deep Tissue and NMT. Through continuing education, she will be expanding her craft in various modalities.