Tameka Ringer LMT
Tameka is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist and has been a great team member and mentor at Back to Basics. In her professional career, she has experienced working with both Chiropractic and Naturopathic Practitioners as well as Day Spa facilities.
She holds additional certifications in NMT, Orthopedics/Sports, Prenatal, Thai Table, and Medical & Therapeutic Massage to list a few. Tameka enjoys helping others feel better and educating patients about stretching and introducing other Massage Modalities like Cupping, Hot Stones and Chair Massage. She has a vibrant personality and is always looking to get know her clients in order to provide the most tailored care possible.
In her spare time Tameka enjoys hiking, reading, bird watching and family life.
Mariesha Watters LMT
Mariesha graduated from massage therapy school in Colombus, OH in 1999. She has had a wealth of hands on knowledge and experience with a diverse range of clients while working in the health, spa and sports industries. Mariesha has also taught clinical reasoning/deep tissue skills and kinesiology in the field of massage therapy in Lexington, KY for 13 years. She enjoys looking at the client's health as a multi-disciplinary approach with the body as a whole, mind/body.
Mariesha specializes in clinic therapies like myofascial, trigger point, neuromuscular, sports oncology, prenatal and is very detail oriented.
Since she recently moved to the area, Mariesha has been slowly settling in and spends her free time getting familiar with beautiful Atlanta and its suburbs.
River Grana LMT
River Grana is a Licensed Massage Therapist graduate from Atlanta's School of Massage. They specialize in trauma informed healing and bodywork and is certified in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, Reflexology, Prenatal, and Thai massage! River's goal is to provide a unique session for each client to walk out feeling better than when they came in.
In River's free time, they like to make music, go on hikes with their dog, and hangout with their friends at local spots. Through healing touch so much is possible, and they can't wait to work with you!
Darrell Hudson LMT
Darrell graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2010, specializing in Deep Tissue, NMT, and MFR. Darrell fell in love with massage therapy, after getting treatments for football injuries. He was always able to heal and recover quicker than expected. Massage also helped him being able to train and perform at a higher level. Darrell's goal is to help each patient to get to their optimal health goals, by listening to each patient's problems and their bodies. The combination of his training, over a decade of experience as a therapist and his genuine love for the human body makes him a great asset for the excellent care delivered at Back To Basics.
Jocelyn Terry LMT
Jocelyn gave her first “ massage' as a child by walking on her Aunt’s back who had chronic back pain. At the time she didn’t realize the relief it gave her, but she enjoyed the task. Later, during her childhood, she found herself regularly massaging her mom’s arm due to her carpal tunnel. She was always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to family and from that grew a passion for healing people by using her hands.
Jocelyn graduated from Georgia Southern University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science Major 2010). After receiving her degree, she became more interested in alternative therapies and later attended Georgia Massage School (2015) where she was able to learn the skills to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
With her love for helping people and her enjoyment of sports, Jocelyn wanted a career where she could combine both. Becoming a massage therapist allowed her to help the chronic back pain patient, the carpal tunnel patient, the athlete patient, and everyone in between in alleviating muscular-related issues.
As an Atlanta native, outside of Massage Therapy, Jocelyn loves staying active, exploring the city to find things and places new and old, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jonisha Groves LMT
Jonisha graduated from the Dayton School of Medical Massage Therapy in Dayton, Ohio. With a background in psychology and medicine she specializes in massage education, sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and lymphatic massage to name a few. Jonisha's passion is to help people improve their physical care through education and execution of professional techniques that will last a lifetime.
In her free time she coaches an after school chess program for children and enjoys going to the movies.
Jonisha looks forward to working with everyone at Back to Basics!
Ashley Manuel LMT
Ashley, a Washington, DC native has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 10 years with almost 20 years experience as a wellness professional. She specializes in relaxation as well as pain relief massage.
Ashley holds multiple certifications including Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a poet, published author, and mentor to elementary school girls.
Ashley believes that a healthy balance of self care and service to the community are key to living the most fulfilling life
Cheyne Hardeman LMT
Cheyne graduated from Atlanta school of Massage therapy in 2015. She’s a very passionate therapist that enjoys not only healing the human body, but also enjoys seeing the progression of her clients while working with her.
Cheyne is well versed and offers a wide range of modalities from prenatal, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, cupping, etc... She thrives off of exceeding her clients expectations and delivering the best care.
When she's not helping her client, Cheyne loves listening to music and watching documentaries.