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Meet Our Massage Therapists

Our in-house professional massage therapists provide therapeutic, restorative massage

Chris Bedell

Massage Coordinator

Chris became a licensed massage therapist since 2007 and has been practicing ever since.

After 10 years as a therapist with RFC, she took on an administrative role as Senior Massage Coordinator to help oversee the massage side of operations. Chris is the person to see if you have questions or concerns about a therapist or scheduling.

Colleen Gomez

Lead MT

Colleen has practiced massage therapy since 2015. She specializes in prenatal massage and foot reflexology. Colleen holds certifications in prenatal and infant massage, sports massage, reflexology, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and chair massage.

Chad Gates

Chad is an experienced Professional Licensed Massage Therapist in the States of Missouri and Georgia.

Nationally certified and a member of the ABMP Massage Association, Chad started Massage School in 2006 at Missouri College. His fourteen years of experience have provided valuable knowledge in the areas of trigger point work, hot stones, deep tissues, Swedish massage, prenatal massage, sports massage, medical therapeutic massage (including lymph drainage), myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology. 

Chad also possesses excellent communications skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels. Familiar with the importance of responding to clients’ needs, Chad helps people to relax and enjoy respite from everyday stress.

Chad believes massage is one of the best forms of wellness care for improving physical and mental health. He has always been a hard worker with a great imagination and a sense of humor. To Chad, communication is one of the most important tools when providing massage because it gives you the ability to care and listen to the needs of others.

He also believes continuing education helps massage therapists treat their clients and expand their skills.

Charlene Tolentino

Charlene has practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Georgia since 2012. She enjoys helping all her clients by applying an array of different techniques. 

She aims to customize every massage session based on the concerns and issues of her clients. Using her knowledge in multiple massage modalities, including deep tissue and Swedish, Charlene applies a combination that provides the best result for each client. Helping people has always been a passion of hers, and massage therapy has been the perfect fit.

Tom Mullins

Tom Mullins

Tom graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City in 2002. His modalities include injury massage, Russian sports massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy.

Tom is a therapeutic therapist who specializes in helping people to recover from injuries such as muscle strains and sprains, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, neck or lower back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers and tennis elbow, and more. He also specializes in recovery from surgery including spinal fusion, joint repair and replacement, and similar procedures to correct chronic pain that develops as a result of soft tissue damage and the loss of range of motion.

Randi Mullins

Randi Mullins

Randi is a 2009 graduate of ASHA School of Massage. With over a decade of experience, she continues to pursue further education to expand her healing practice. Randi is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish relaxation, and clinical sports massage, and provides a wide range of other modalities, including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and stretch techniques. She also performs reflexology, energy work, and is a reiki practitioner. She specializes in pain management, injury rehabilitation, post-surgical recovery, migraine relief, and stress management.

Randi’s interest in massage therapy began in childhood, when she noticed that her hands would get unusually warm as she touched people. This observation touched off a lifelong passion, and she has been cultivating her craft ever since. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, festivals, and being outdoors as often as possible, hiking or kayaking with her husband and son.

Melissa Amedee

My name is Melissa Amedee. I have been an LMT and  LPTA for over 20 years.
I use a variety of techniques I have learned and modified over the years, and my treatment approach is specific to each person. I don’t believe massage has to be no pain, no gain in most situations. My theory is when relaxed our bodies let go for the work and the healing to take place. I am a firm believer in exercise as a part of wellness and the healing process also. My education and experience in Physical Therapy has shown me that often pain and injury can be prevented and healed with proper exercise. I often offer home exercises and posture correction education to help with the healing process and prevent future injury.

Jack Irwin

Jack graduated from Atlanta school of massage in 2006.  He joined the team here at RFC in early 2023 and has been a great asset.  His modalities include Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Reflexology and Craniosacral Techniques.  Jack believes that massage is one of the best things a person can do for themselves in regards to self-maintenance in life. Communicate your goals for your session and he will do his best to help get you there.  

Shannon Fitzgerald

Shannon completed Reiki training in January 2014.  In the pursuit of building a career using energy healing, she attended Gwinnett College of Sandy Springs and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in March 2015.  She has training in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), and Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT).  While energy healing is Shannon’s first love, the science of body work is also a passion. While in massage school, she had incredible mentors that shared wisdom based on their years of experience and research. Myofascial release and scar tissue work are examples of the extra knowledge gained from those mentors. Shannon believes there is a balance between treating the soft tissue and what benefits the nervous system. 

Tanisha Adams

Tanisha is a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She is a 2012 Graduate from Gwinnett College and is a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).

Tanisha believes in order to treat the body, you must also treat the mind. Her approach is from a mind-body standpoint. She specializes in Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, PNF Stretching, Reflexology, Migraine Relief, Neck and Shoulder Relief.

In her spare time, she enjoys nature related activities, songwriting, learning new skills, sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

Danielle Tinebro

Danielle has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist for 5 years. She graduated with honors and a GPA of 4.0 from Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy in Illinois.  Danielle is an athlete and is currently training in Brazilian Jiujitsu where she currently holds a purple belt ranking.  She loves to cook and spend time with friends and family. She specializes in working with clients who are athletes and anyone who likes to stay active. She enjoys working with anyone who believes in self care and wants to take care of and nurture themselves in both mind and body. She believes that recovery from an active lifestyle is a necessity and that relaxation from everyday life is essential to keep us going. Danielle has the experience to tailor each session to your individual needs; whether you are interested in staying on the matts, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or improving your physical and mental state.  Her clinical approach will be a combination of both recovery, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Tameka Ringer

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 and the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

Darrell Hudson

Darrell graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2010, specializing in Deep Tissue, NMT, and MFR. Darrell first fell in love with massage therapy, after beginning treatments for football injuries. He found that he was able to heal and recover more quickly than expected. Massage also helped him  to train and perform at a higher level. Darrell’s goal is to help each patient get to their optimal health goals, by listening to them and their bodies.

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