Heal By Touch

About The Staff

Ashley Tinker-Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist

Ashley received her Associates of Science (A.S.) in Massage Therapy at Keiser University where she graduated at the top of her class. She then continued her education by receiving her Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Resort Hospitality Management with a Minor in Spa and Event Planning. 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 and has received her Weight Management Specialist certification to help people become more healthy on the inside as well as on the outside. Ashley was awarded 1st runner up Best Massage Therapist in Highlands County in 2019, Best Massage Therapist in 2021, Best Day Spa of the year in 2021, Best Day Spa 1st Runner up in 2021, she's the Vice President of her Leadership Highlands class of 2022 and the recipient of the Morris Adams Award 2022, sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is also a member of the EAA Chapter since 2018. 

 

 

 

 

Toiya Cook, Licensed Massage Therapist

Toiya has been a massage therapist since 2011 and graduated Everest University in Lakeland, Fl. His modalities are Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, 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 to heal the world one massage at a time.

 

 

 

Harley Velasquez, Licensed Massage Therapist

Harley studied nursing and graduated from Ridge Technical College in 2016 with my LPN. She went back to school to study Massage Therapy at Ridge Technical College and graduated in 2019. She currently hold those two state licenses. 

She went back to school to be a massage therapist because she is 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!

 

Ryan Mortimer, Licensed Massage Therapist

Ryan specializes and is certified in sports massage, and medical massage. His training allows him to focus on helping people with injuries, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, and so much more. Cupping, Gua Sha, and stretching are also incorporated in Ryans techniques. Each treatment is specific to the clients needs, so no cookie cutter massages from this guy. If it's relaxation you're looking for, he also has a strong background in Swedish massage. These are great for stress relief and general well being.

 

 

Savannah Gerard, Licensed Massage Therapist

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.

                                                                                                                           

                                                                 

                                                                         

 

Kevin Miners, Front Desk Receptionist

Kevin is 24 years old and was born and raised in Sebring. He graduated from FGCU in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He loves spending time with friends, playing basketball, and anything family oriented. He is very passionate about sports, and his favorite teams. He also loves music. He is excited to be apart of the team here at Heal By Touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessi Kern, Office Assistant


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.