All of the therapists at The Retreat on Horne are licensed by the State of North Carolina. ( LMBT = Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist) We have met the educational requirements and have passed background checks to ensure your safety.

Darlene Earl Massage Therapist

Darlene Earl

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist # 7291. Owner of Clayton Massage established in 2009. Darlene opened The Retreat on Horne in 2016 to serve the needs of the community and provide a safe place for other massage therapists to work.

Darlene worked in an office for over 17 years and understands the impact of what stress and working in front of a computer can do to your body and posture. She discovered massage when a therapist helped her avoid a surgery due to a repetitive strain injury. As a former athlete she understands the importance of having your body moving correctly.

She strives to help others get relief from the daily stress of life or assist in recovery after an injury. Darlene Earl graduated from Medical Arts/Gwinnett College, Raleigh NC in 2007. Darlene offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu, Cupping, Hot Stone and Prenatal massage.

Massage Therapist Adaisha

Adaisha Harris

LMBT #17677, attended Johnston Community College and has had her certification since 2018. Having a career in massage allows her to build relationships with her clients to assist them with their goals in relieving pain and or helping them to relax and destress.

She is very determined to help her clients improve day to day living. She specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Cupping Massage and Pregnancy Massage.

Massage Therapist Kelly

Kelly Villanueva

LMBT #18269, graduated from JCC in 2019 in Therapeutic Massage. Kelly’s goal is to help each client out of pain while promoting relaxation and to provide a holistic option to relieve tension and stress.

She customizes each session based on the needs of her clients. Kelly specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot stones, Cupping and Stretching.

Massage Therapist Nathan

Nathan Trotter

LMBT # 17581. Nathan is a Clayton, North Carolina native, husband and father to three young men. He is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and received his training at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Nathan is passionate about the body and mind connection and finds purpose in helping people achieve a better quality of life. He specializes in a variety of massage modalities and offers a combination of swedish/relaxation massage, sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point, and pain management techniques.

In his free time Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, being out in nature, working out, and studying various subjects. Nathan sees himself as a forever student in the school of life and has been on his own journey of rediscovery for over 7 years now. He loves to learn and grow as a person and some of his favorite subjects are hypnosis, bodywork, neuroscience, growth mindset development, body/mind dynamics, and is a recent graduate HMI College of Hypnotherapy out of Tarzana, California.

Bobbi Thompson Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Bobbi Thompson

LMBT # 20674. Bobbi Thompson Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Bobbi believes that serving others and supporting them on their healing journey is a privilege and an honor.

She worked in the fitness industry for 27 years and served in the military for 24 years. Working for chiropractors and inside gyms, she developed a strong skillset in in orthopedic, therapeutic, and deep tissue massage. She retired from the military in 2004 and opened a private practice.

Bobbi graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy, Quakertown, PA in 1998. She integrates various modalities of bodywork to meet each client’s wellness goals. She practices Trauma-Informed Massage, Bodywork for Anxiety and Depression, Orthopedic, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Cupping, Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Hot Bamboo, Energy Medicine (Traditional Hands-on-Healing).

Serving with Vietnam War vets and years later serving with Desert Storm vets, she witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of trauma. Consequently, studying trauma and the mind-body connection became a passion. Her graduate thesis, Exploring Trauma: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit, examines the human experience of stress and trauma from a transpersonal perspective.

KaiLee Hayes Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

KaiLee Hayes

LMBT #21485. I am KaiLee Hayes. Pronounced K-eye-Lee.

I have been interested in Massage since I graduated high school. I did a year apprenticeship in Orem Utah focused mainly on Swedish and Therapeutic Massage. Life happened and I moved across the country and 10 years later I returned to Johnston Community College to refresh my skills and gain more education. There I have fine tuned my Therapeutic and Swedish techniques. I hope as I continue helping others through therapeutic massage they will see there is so much more to massage.

Jessica Alvarado Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Jessica Alvarado

LMBT #21634. Hi there! My name is Jessica but my preferred name is Kit. I pride myself in being a safe space for those in the LGBTQ+ community and I aim to foster a sense of inclusivity with all my clients and their unique needs.

During my time at Johnston Community College, I received comprehensive training in various massage techniques including, myofascial, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage.

I practice intuitive massage, a unique treatment for each individual where the therapist tunes into the person and is guided by their energies, intuition and body’s needs. I am skilled in assessing clients' needs and tailoring each session to address their specific concerns and goals. Whether it is relieving muscle tension, reducing stress, or promoting relaxation, I am dedicated to providing a personalized and effective treatment for every client.

My personal journey has taught me the value of self-care, resilience, and the power of healing touch. Through my own experiences, I have gained a deep appreciation for the transformative effects of massage therapy on physical and mental well-being. This understanding allows me to approach my clients with compassion, sensitivity, and a genuine desire to help them on their own healing journeys.

My goal is to help clients achieve holistic wellness by guiding them to self-care practices that support their healing journey.