Matthew Sunshine Knoxville | Matthew Sunshine Maryville
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Board Certified for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB)
Deep Tissue Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Hot Stone Massage
Chiropractic Therapy Assistant (CTA)
Certified Health Coach
Certified Integrative Reflexologist
August 2019 – November 2019 Graduate / Certified, Wellness Institute, Englewood, Co
August 1996 – February 1997 Graduate, Atlanta School of Massage- Dunwoody, GA
January 1994 – May 1996 Pellissippi State Community College, Alcoa, TN Pre-Med
August 1993 – December 1993 Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN Pre-Med
August 1989 – June 1993 Graduate, Maryville High School, Maryville, TN
(Active member of the Young Life Organization)
March 1997 – Present Sunshine Medical Centers / Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic
June 1994 – August 1996 Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic
Job Title: Massage Therapist – Chiropractic Therapy Assistant:
As a Massage therapist at Sunshine Medical Centers / Sunshine Chiropractic, I use manual therapy techniques to decrease pain, trigger points, adhesions, increase circulation, range of motion, with the goal of helping the overall wellbeing of the client/patient. As a chiropractic therapy assistant, I perform various therapies such as: Direct Current, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Cervical Traction, Interferential, Ultrasound, Laser Therapy, and PIR stretching.
Job Title: Health Coach:
I assist clients in achieving their self-determined goals through behavior change. This can be achieved through individual or group sessions. The program is designed to help clients age gracefully through instruction on proper nutrition, healthier attitude and a more active lifestyle. I also teach clients how to more effectively manage stress, improve memory and focus and how they can achieve a better night’s sleep.
January 2015 – July 2019 Blackberry Farm – Blackberry Mountain
Job Title: Massage Therapist
I had the privilege to work at Blackberry Farm, a Five Star Relais and Chateaux hotel, resort and spa that is recognized around the world as one the premier vacation destinations. I was also fortunate to work for the newly formed Blackberry Mountain resort and spa. As a Massage Therapist for Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, I performed various spa treatments such as: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue massage, Hot Stone massage, hand and foot treatments, as well as various wraps and sauna treatments. It was the responsibility of all the therapists to ensure that the Wellhouse Spa at Blackberry Farm and the Nest Spa at Blackberry Mountain were suitable for gusts during their stay. The “yes” first attitude often made Blackberry Farm one the highest rated resorts in customer service around the world. These values helped me understand how to always strive to be my best every day. It was a great life lesson that I greatly value and appreciate.
In this context, I was recognized on a travel site for excellent service from a guest at Blackberry Farm and frequently recognized in the PR department memos for outstanding service from guests. I often heard from guests that I was highly recommended by the concierges as well as the front desk.
In addition, I was also a model in a Blackberry Farm Wellhouse Spa brochure for the yoga and fitness section.
Lastly, I was also contracted on several occasions for tennis practice with guests at Blackberry Farm
Volunteer and Charity work:
Volunteered with Cokesbury United Methodist Church to help rebuild homes after hurricane Katrina
Volunteered with Fairview United Methodist Church with cooking at an event in Maryville
Currently Volunteer with Food connection of Maryville
Have donated massage gifts certificates and money for charities and events
Guest Speaker for a fibromyalgia group at East Maryville Baptist Churc
Available upon request.