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About Us

Ashley Tinker

Owner/LMT, CMMP

Ashley is the Owner of Heal By Touch Massage & Float Therapy and received her Associates of Science in Massage Therapy at Keiser University where she graduated at the top of her class in 2007. She then continued her education by receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Resort Hospitality Management with a Minor in Spa and Event Planning in 2011. Ashley has worked for spas, chiropractic offices, and gyms, however she was determined to grow her own business.

Ashley has over 15 years of massage experience and her goal is to share her talents and experiences with her team members who will in turn be able to touch the lives of more people and educate them on how beneficial and therapeutic massage can be for the mind, body, and spirit. She continues to learn and grow to better help the people she comes in contact with. She is currently working on finding a bigger space for her company so she can serve more people.

Ashley was awarded 1st runner up Best Massage Therapist in Highlands County in 2019, Massage Therapist of the Year 2021, 1st runner up Best Day Spa in Highlands County in 2020 and Best Day Spa of the year in 2021, she’s the Vice President of Leadership Highlands class of 2022, sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is also a member of the EAA Chapter 1240. She is also now a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner.

Harley Velasquez

LMT, CMMP

Harley studied nursing and graduated from Ridge Technical College in 2016 with her LPN. She went back to school to study Massage Therapy at Ridge Technical College and graduated in 2019. She currently still holds those two state licenses. She is also a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner.

Harley went back to school to be a massage therapist because she was fascinated with natural and holistic healing! She wants to help and heal people. She wants people to become more aware of how much therapy can benefit them and ease their pain and troubles. She would love to serve you and help you feel better one massage at a time!

Toiya Cook

LMT, CMMP

Toiya has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011 and graduated from Everest University in Lakeland, FL. His modalities are Post-Surgery Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, Kinesiology Taping, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage.

He chose this profession because he is a giver and loves helping people feel better mentally and physically. His motto is “Heal the world one massage at a time.” Toiya is a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner since 2022.

Savannah Gerard

LMT, CMMP

Savannah wanted to be a Massage Therapist since she was 11 years old and made that dream come true when she graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2019. Her goal is to constantly grow and learn to be the best that she can be in her career. It’s a gift she says, to be a part of someone’s healing journey. Massage Therapy is not only her career choice, it’s her passion and mission in life. Savannah is now a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner since 2022.

Miguel Perkins

LMT

Miguel studied the arts and originally went to school for Graphic Design. He holds an AA degree and a Graphic Design Support Certificate, and after going through some medical issues, he decided to transition to massage therapy as it allowed him to recover and heal. Massage Therapy also provides him a sense of peace and purpose to serve others. He has always had a generous heart to help others in any situation. Miguel graduated from Ridge Technical College October of 2022, and is eager to serve the community and humbled to be given the honor to work with you.
Miguel is trained in Swedish Relaxation Massage, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, and PNF Stretches.

Greg Brooks

Float Master

Greg Brooks of Sebring, formerly of The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, and Midwest Pools, Sebring, is excited to join Heal By Touch. Founder and owner Ashley Tinker has tasked Greg to expand awareness of how Floatation Therapy improves physical and psychological health. His interest in Floatation Therapy began in 1970 when his adolescent studies in Animal Communication led him to Dr. John C. Lilly’s, The Mind of the Dolphin, and subsequently into Lilly’s pioneer work in the study of Consciousness and the phenomenon of Sensory Deprivation.

In 1972, Greg learned the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the health benefits of which many have compared to Sensory Deprivation. He took his first “float” at The University of Bridgeport, CT in 1975 and built his own Deprivation Tank in his parent’s home in 1976. Greg is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University and served as a Certified Mental Health Worker at Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown, CT. He will help you find out how to reach a state of deep relaxation in Heal By Touch’s Float Rooms and how this benefits you by lowering your mental and physical stress while also lowering inflammation, the root cause of most pain.

Ashley Webster-Anderson

LMT

Ashley has been a Massage Therapist since 2009 and graduated from Keiser University in Lakeland. Her modalities include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping therapy, and sports massage. She chose this profession because she loves to serve and help others. She believes that taking care of oneself is extremely important to living a healthy and happy life. Her motto is: It’s not about surviving everyday but about living everyday. Life is too short not to enjoy it, so make the most out of every day.

Jessi Kern

Office Supervisor

Jessi was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Florida in 2011 to help take care of her grandparents. Her grandma who she adores is 92 years old. In her spare time she is with her grandma and her family that is here. She enjoys being outdoors, loves nature, the ocean and saving any animal that crosses her path. She completed Greenwood High and is pursuing classes for medical billing and coding. She is excited to be a part of the team and she looks forward to learning all the benefits of massage therapy and how it helps the mind and body.

Jenny Miller

Receptionist

Jenny was born and raised in Indiana. She moved to Florida in March of 2022. She graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management in 2015. In her spare time she likes to sing karaoke and perform with puppets. She is a DJ for a non-profit radio station, where she has a show with her puppet, Nibbles, and other characters. Making people happy brings her joy and she’s thrilled to be working with likeminded people here at Heal By Touch.