Practitioners

AC2018

Amber Collins –  L.Ac, DAcOM, Dipl. OM

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine


My mission is simple – spread the medicine and seek to understand.

I believe in flourishing and thriving, not just surviving and getting by. My intention is to build trust, facilitate an ancient medicine, then step out of the way and let the wisdom of your body-mind heal itself.

Before practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I worked for 12 years for a regional restaurant company, starting in the restaurants and ending up in the corporate office. Every moment of growth and learning throughout that time has better equipped me for the depth of Eastern Medicine as well as building strong relationships with others.

Thriving is more than food and exercise.

Key Values in my life AND my practice include: transparency, integrity, compassion, kindness, humility, authenticity, dedication and above and beyond customer service.

I believe in the importance of family, friends and a community and I strive to always improve those relationships.

Amber received a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. Her Bachelor’s degree was received from The University of Texas at Austin, double-majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She is a certified yoga instructor with 300 hours of training. She is licensed by the State of Tennessee Health Department and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  

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Shelagh Leutwiler – LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Shelagh moved to Knoxville on January 1st, 2005.  Since then she has stayed busy completing her bachelors in fine arts at UTK, worked as an Americorps member at Beardsley farm, volunteered for the city as a bicycle ambassador, and is currently enjoying working as a studio artist at Mighty Mud Studio.

Shelagh attended Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage from 2015-2016.  After becoming a Licensed Massage therapist she had the opportunity to study under amazing teachers including Atarangi Muru from Ahipara, New Zealand. Shelagh studied and trained in Ata’s clinic during November 2018. In addition to studying Romi Romi (traditional Maori Massage) Shelagh has fine tuned her palpation skills with multiple levels of CranioSacral Therapy courses through the Upledger Institute. She enjoys working with clients suffering from head, neck and shoulder pain, migraine sufferers or anyone who needs healing and relaxation. Shelagh is also a Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master. She incorporates energy work into all of her massages. Shelagh completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2018. She teaches a restorative yoga class every Tuesday evening from 8-9 PM at the Glowing Body. 

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Haley Kennedy – LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Haley Kennedy has been a practicing massage therapist since 2019. She has a passion for helping folks manage chronic pain, working on pelvic alignment with mother’s during and after pregnancy, helping to manage and prevent migraines, and using structural bodywork techniques to keep the body aligned and relaxed. She uses her training in myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy paired with slow rhythmic movement to calm the nervous system, offering a complete mind and body experience.

Ashley Pecor – LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Ashley loves to serve the Knoxville community by intuitively customizing each session to the individual needs to compliment their healing journey. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified FallProof Instructor, and received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University of San Marcos in 2013. She specializes in Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Swedish Relaxation Massage. Her passion is to help clients find their own ideal, personalized, and balanced mind, body and spirit connection.
If she is not in the studio she is most likely somewhere in South Knoxville paddle boarding with her husband Joe and their dog June, or holding one of her sweet backyard chickens.

Jayme Hanna

Holistic Esthetician

https://www.birchbotanicalspa.com

As small business owner since 2010 creating and selling artisanal skincare, Jayme has a passion for creating products and services for her clientele. As a holistic esthetician, studying herbalist, and an intuitive healer, Jayme’s business is built on teaching clients how to understand their skin health journey through the mind body connection. Birch Botanical Spa, which was started in St. Charles, Missouri and expanding to Knoxville, TN, is one of the very few Spas which provide this level of skin care.  We not only address with science what your skin needs, but also how your lifestyle could be hindering any of the results you should be seeing.  This interconnectivity allows for a multi-dimensional anti-aging plan to be established. Jayme thoroughly enjoys training fellow estheticians this philosophy, as well as, other eastern practices such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

On a personal note, Jayme’s a mother and a lover for all nature activities.  She’s a competitive canoeist that loves a good river race!  For a number of years she volunteered for the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Master Naturalist. Now, she has the pleasure of getting to teach her son all about nature!