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Sticks and Stones Massage
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Meet the Staff

Doug Dillman, LMBT# 9388, Massage Therapist Manager

I was born and raised in Maryland moving to Charlotte, NC in 2000 to open and run an office for the construction company I was working for at that time. In 2008 life presented me with the opportunity to go to massage school so I left my job of 12 years and enrolled into school. I graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in May of 2009 and received my Massage and Bodywork license in October.  I have always had an interest in health, fitness, and the body’s ability to heal itself. Being able to help someone enjoy life with a little less pain, stress or other ailment is a true honor that I am grateful they trust me with. I look forward to the life time of continued learning that Massage and Bodywork offers and the chances to bring new techniques to my clients to help improve their sessions. I am trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Neuromuscular massage. I am also certified to use Hot Stone and Reiki energy work with my therapy sessions.

Modalities and certifications: Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reiki, Cupping, and Pre-Natal.


Zakia Ruffin, LMBT# 9928 Senior Therapist

I have been a licensed massage and bodywork therapist since April 2010. I received my certification from Southeastern Institute in Charlotte, NC with a concentration in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and Trigger Point therapy. Since graduating I have become certified in Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Sports massage, Bamboo Fusion, Reflexology, and Thai Massage. Since becoming a massage therapist I have been blessed with meeting some amazing people and found a love for massage and all the benefits it can offer. Massage therapy provides me the ability to make a person’s day better either through relaxation or working out muscular issues. I enjoy being involved in this remarkable field and that I can share it with others.

Modalities and certifications: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromusuclar, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Sports Massage, Bamboo Fusion, Reflexology, and Thai Massage.



Shondra Bailey, LMBT# 14161 

I have been a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since July 2012 from Augusta School of Massage in Augusta, GA. Massage Therapy has become my passion to help people relieve stress and relax. I am trained in Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre-natal, and Lymphatic Drainage massage. I enjoy working with all body types and muscular issues. 

Modalities and certifications: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromusuclar, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, and Lymphatic Drainage.


Stephanie Langham, LMBT# 12401, Owner and therapist

I am a graduate of Southeastern Institute, class of 2012. I am licensed in the state of NC and trained in deep tissue, Neuromuscular, and Swedish massage. I worked for Nationwide Insurance for 6 years as a bodily injury adjuster and spoke to many clients involved in accidents about their injuries and treatment. I play tennis and played softball in high school so I understand the strain that you put your body through in workouts, everyday activities, and stress.

After working as a contract therapist, for a franchise, and being a mobile massage therapist I decided to open my own business and hire therapists that understand my business and massage plan and goals. As the owner I believe that if I take care of my therapists then they will take care of the clients which I feel most franchises fall short on.

Modalites and certifications: Swedish, Neuromusuclar, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Bamboo Fusion, and Cupping.