Erica Hawes, LMT

Erica Hawes | Serenity Massage + Wellness Spa

GA License #MT006916
(off Mondays)

Erica Hawes was born and raised in Augusta, GA. She attended Augusta School of Massage right out of High School, graduated and became licensed in 2010. To learn more about the business aspect of Massage Therapy, Erica apprenticed at Healing Waters Healing Hands to study and learn from Husband/Wife Massage therapist team. Shortly afterwards Erica was hired at the Augusta Mall to work for Tai Ji Hands/ Oriental Acupressure from June 2010 to January 2011 where she learned Chinese massage therapy techniques.

Erica moved on to start an independent practice at a local chiropractic office in Augusta and did outcall massage therapy services, until she relocated to Savannah GA in 2015 to further her education in rehabilitation physical therapy. While attending school full time, she worked as an independent contractor at several spas in the Savannah area while doing her mandatory internship. A recent tragic car accident happened in November of 2017 that brought her back to stay in Augusta, GA. Now the guardian of two beautiful teenage girls through devastating circumstances, she continues to strive in the massage therapy field by helping others. It was a big transition but she found a great fit at Serenity Massage & Wellness Spa where she can support the girls and still have flexibility to be a parent.

Educational Background:

  • Active Engagement Techniques
  • Assessment and Methods for the shoulder Girdle
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Cancer treatment and Massage therapy
  • Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Upper Extremity
  • Myofascial techniques: TMJ
  • Infant massage
  • Myofascial techniques: The Sacrotuberous Ligament
  • Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Lower Extremity 
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • De-Mystifying N.M.T SPINE
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Laurie L Pratt - LMT, BCTMB (owner)

Laurie Pratt has been practicing massage therapy since 2003 when she took over the ownership of Serenity (formerly Serenity Day Spa).  Now 20 years in business, Serenity Massage & Wellness Spa continues to deliver the best therapeutic massage techniques offered in the local area.  Laurie has served as a volunteer with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), at the board level, since 2005.  She is always striving to bring the profession to a higher level of acceptance within the medical and local communities and to implore people to make massage a part of their wellness program.  She struggles everyday with Fibromyalgia but with weekly/bi-weekly massage sessions she is able to get the tension relief she needs to be the successful business person she has become and keep up with a very busy lifestyle.  When business and volunteering are not taking up her time she lends a hand to her husband (Craig) and his passion for the robotics program he help bring to the area.  When they are not running their respective businesses or volunteering; Laurie and Craig love to travel.  She recently went to Kenya on a 14 day Safari and he to golf on the greens in Scotland.  Although they are both born and raised in Illinois, they met in Charleston, SC in 1994 and have been married and in the Augusta area since 1997.