Jim is a native East Tennessean from a family that has been in the area since the early 1700’s. His family lived in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park until the government bought their land and they moved down to the foothills where he grew up on farmland outside of Maryville. After receiving a B.S. from The University of Tennessee, he spent several years in the corporate world and traveling extensively before tapping into his gift for bodywork. Jim graduated from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in 2007 and was state and nationally licensed in 2008. He holds certifications in Swedish and deep tissue massage, sports massage, reflexology and Thai massage. He also has extensive training in pregnancy massage and hot stone massage. For the last 8 years he has worked for a 5 star resort and has now opened his availability to local clients.