Your Massage Therapy Team

The Tranquility Company is a local family-owned and operated business  of two world-class massage therapists dedicated to creating and maintaining truly personalized massage therapy experiences, in a cozy and unhurried environment.
We offer our studio and practice as a place of solace and safety. We are LGBTQIA+ confirming and body positive. 

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Kerri Williamson,

Massage Therapist

NC LMBT #8703
Co-Owner/Massage Therapist
Trauma Healing & Somatics
ABMP Certified Member




UNC Wilmington 

Virginia Commonwealth University

 Body Therapy Institute (Class #52)

      Kerri rocks her specialties like Pete Townsend wails on guitar. Which is to say, she moves uteri and talks a lot about menstruation, bringing balance to your center, and helping you find your inner radiance, all day long. Clearly, women’s health is core to her practice as a massage therapist, in which she specializes in Maya Abdominal Therapy, massage for menopause, and perinatal massage. She advocates that abdominal massage can help ease PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, IBS, and incontinence. A graduate of Body Therapy Institute in 2008, Kerri’s other modalities include Swedish and myofascial massage, integrated with acupressure and reflexology. Her work is often described as intuitive, meditative, and contemplative, and is good for everyone.  Kerri is involved in Women’s circles around Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough and is working towards integrating restorative movement therapy into her bodywork practice.When not giving or studying massage, Kerri can be found playing with her two children and husband, John Williford, most likely on the Eno River, possibly knitting, or devouring her latest cookbook like it’s a novel.

Kerri's Modalities
  • Esalen Approach to Trauma

  • Esalen-inspired Massage & Deep Bodywork

  • Dynamic Cupping Massage

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine-informed Bodywork

  • Women's Pelvic Health

  • Integrative Reflexology

  • Nurturing the Mother: Pre and Peri Natal Massage

Hours Available:

Fridays 9:00am - 1:00pm

Saturdays 9:00am - 1:30pm

John C. Williford, III, 

Massage Therapist

NC LMBT #9351
Co-Owner/Massage Therapist
Restorative Bodywork Specialist
ABMP Certified Member





Appalachian State University,

Body Therapy Institute (Class #52)  

John offers an educated, thoughtful, and organic approach to meeting his clients where they are in life and finding out where they want to be. He cares deeply for his clients and enjoys working with people from all walks of life, especially those who are seeking a deeper experience of living in a body and how to integrate mindfulness and movement. He sees many professional students, physicians, nurses, and educators – generally anyone with an interest in improving their health and wellness through bodywork.

John’s approach to massage therapy is organic and open-ended to better meet his clients’ needs. He enjoys being in private practice as he is better able to meet this higher standard of personalization. One of his principles is working within many modalities at once instead of set sequences or ‘types’ of bodywork. He brings depth of presence and kindness to his work, and follows his clients’ leads as he works.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University and is Licensed through the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). Additionally, he holds certificates in Medical Massage, Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation.

When he is not in session, he enjoys life as a homeschooling dad, and reading poetry.

John's Modalities

  • Esalen Approach to Trauma

  • Esalen-inspired Massage & Deep Bodywork

  • Advanced Myofascial Therapy

  • Auth Method 

  • FMT Certified Advanced and Basic- Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork

  • Positional Release Technique

  • Muscle Release Technique

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Therapeutic Chair Massage & Seated Bodywork Therapy

Hours Available: 

Wednesdays 11am - 7pm

Thursdays 11am - 7pm

Fridays 2:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturdays 2pm - 7:30pm

Sundays 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tranquility Company of Durham

1415 WEST NC 54

Building 100

Suite 204

Durham, NC 27707

(919) 973-9797

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