Hickory Massage Center


Rick Winningham,


After retiring from Disney Epcot Center in 2005, I moved my family; my wife Lynda and our three kids Bryce, Livi and Cort, to the Hickory area. This is a great area and we’ve made many good friends here.  I’ve always had an interest in holistic medicine, but it wasn’t until two years ago when a leg injury that wouldn’t heal prompted me to search for an alternative.  That is when I discovered PEMF technology, (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field).  After doing extensive research and hearing countless testimonies, my skepticism disappeared and I became convinced that PEMF is an effective alternative to conventional medicine.  Because of that, I decided to open an office here at the Hickory Massage Center.  Using the BEMER system, I hope to help as many people as I can.

Bridget Collins, LMBT #14598

Bridget is originally from Saranac Lake, New York, but has lived in North Carolina for the past 13 years. She graduated from The Maiden School of Massage and Bodywork Therapy in 2014, and

feels grateful to be able to pursue a career she truly feels passionate about! In her spare time

Bridget enjoys being outdoors, practicing yoga, and spending time with her sweet Dotson Piper.

Her modalities include Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Trigger Point Therapy, with a focus in chronic

neck and low back pain.

Cheryl Poston, LMBT #9122


Cheryl is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  She Has lived in Hickory for the past 22 years, and graduated from Natural Touch School for massage Therapy.  Cheryl is certified by the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork and is licensed by the State of North Carolina.  A mother of 3 boys Cheryl is physically Active and understands chronic pain issues that accompany a busy lifestyle.  Her goal is to help improve her clients overall health through pain management and stress reduction.

Travis Sholar, LMBT #5709

Travis is from Charlotte, NC. He moved to Lenoir with his wife and 4 Children to enjoy a quieter, slower pace and to give his family room to grow. He Graduated From The Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in 2005 and was lisensed the same year. He enjoys learning new ways to help his clients find a pain free state in their own lives. ​
His Modalities include, Hot Stone, Myofacial Release, Bamboo Fusion, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.  

Renee' Barnette, LMBT #1685

Renee' is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Fine Arts. She has

been a fitness enthusiast for most of her life, participating in several body building competitions and numerous cycling events. This eventually led her to complete a Half Iron Man event, 70.3 miles of endurance and strength. Her love of fitness and the desire to help others led her to the field of Massage Therapy. She has been providing Massage and Bodywork Therapy since 1997, graduating from The Whole You School of Massage in Rutherfordton, NC. She continually strives to expand

her knowledge and skills through continuing education and she is fluent in many modalities that are often incorporated into each massage session. Recognizing that each and every person is unique, Renee' will tailor your massage to meet you where you are. Whether you are seeking pain management, stress relief or simply to find balance and re-energize, these are some of the

modalities she offers. They include Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Lomi Lomi, Raindrop Therapy and Myofascial Release. 
Renee' is currently working towards her National Teaching Certification in Yoga where she hopes to touch and inspire others to care for themselves mind, bldy and soul. She lives in Hickory with her husband and Dachshund. She is a singer/songwriter, mixed media artist and also designs eclectic jewelry as well as pottery. She truly feels that massage is an art form that can bring life change and she seeks to share it with others.

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At The Hickory Massage Center, we believe in high quality care. Your massage therapist works with you to regain your natural mobility, to help you recover from injury, or simply to relieve your stress! Schedule now with any of our highly trained Therapist.  
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