Deb began her massage training with Maggie Kelley. She graduated from the Kansas Massage Institute and WellSpring School of Allied Health with over 750 hours of training. Deb has taken courses in Myofascial Release and Unwinding from John Barnes, PT, and she has taken classes in CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy and Visceral Manipulation from the Upledger and Barral Institutes. Deb studied Gua Sha techniques with Leta Herman.
Deb’s specialties include: Myofascial Release and Unwinding, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Deep Tissue, Visceral Manipulation and Gua Sha. Deb is Board Certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Deb holds Professional memberships through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the Kansas Association of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Inc. (KATMB). Deb is also on the faculty of the WellSpring School of Allied Health in Lawrence, KS. Deb has been practicing massage and bodywork since 1995, and she feels honored to work with these incredible therapists! Deb is available by appointment only Tuesday - Friday.
Christin joined Stillpoint Massage & Bodywork Studio in July 2005. She completed her certification through Pinnacle Career Institute in Lawrence, KS, in which she received 720 hours of training. She enjoys all aspects of massage therapy. Christin is accomplished in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, trigger-point therapy, and CranioSacral therapy from the Upledger Institute. She enjoys creating a treatment plan personalized for each client based on their needs. Christin is also a Reiki Master (Reiki ~ pronounced ray’-key ~ a Japanese word for Universal Life Energy ~ Reiki uses the warmth of the therapist’s hands to release physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blocks in the body.) She studied and practiced massage therapy under Stephanie Stuhlsatz, Heather Johns and David West in 2004-2005. Christin is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the Kansas Association of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (KATMB). Christin received her B.F.A. from Washburn University, Topeka, in 2000 in the Studio Arts which she displays her colorful art in the office. Please CALL the studio to schedule a massage, Christin is available Monday through Saturday by appointment only.
Carmen attended WellSpring School of Allied Health in Lawrence, KS. She completed massage certification with 750 hours of training in December 2009 and is a member of the ABMP. Carmen enjoys all aspects of massage therapy but specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Chair Massage. She is retired from AT&T with 30 years of service and now enjoys easing the stress of others still in the corporate world. Carmen studied Gua Sha techniques with Mark Perren-Jones through Udemy. Carmen is available by appointment only Monday-Thursday.
Kelsey attended Fort Hays State University, in which she trained under Ceena Owens. She graduated from Fort Hays State in December of 2016 with 500 hours of training in Massage Therapy. Kelsey is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Kelsey specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping Therapy, and she is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. Kelsey is available Saturdays by appointment only.
Kylie is a graduate of WellSpring School of Allied Health with 750 hours of education and hands on training. She has a deep passion of assisting others with their health, wellness and overall functionality of mind, body, and spirit. Kylie integrates massage techniques and customizes her sessions for each client. She specializes in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. She is also a Level One Reiki practitioner, and her goal is to become a Reiki Master within the next year. Kylie holds her Professional Membership through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). During her spare time, she enjoys working with horses and connecting with the outdoors as a form of self care. Kylie is available by appointment only Tuesday - Saturday.
MiKayla is a graduate of WellSpring School of Allied Health with 800 hours of training. During her tenure at WellSpring, MiKayla maintained a 3.5 GPA. MiKayla holds her Professional membership through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). MiKayla enjoys the following modalities: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Stretches, Prenatal Massage and Chair Massage events. MiKayla also values educating her clients about the benefits of massage including improved sleep, increased relaxation, and management of pain, anxiety and depression. Away from work, MiKayla likes spending time with her family.
I have been active my whole life, but primarily playing soccer. After the birth of my first son, I also became an aerobics and step instructor. Once I had my son, I began having major problems with my back, which I mostly ignored. The day I found out I was pregnant with my second son, I also found out I had a bulging and herniated disc in my lower back. At 4 1/2 months pregnant, I had successful back surgery. The surgeon told me to stop all "high-impact" activities. However, I continued to do many things he advised against, including running, playing soccer with the teams I coach, and even completing in a Tinman.
A few years ago I realized I have been too hard on my body and if I do not want more back surgery, I had to make some changes. I fell in love with yoga because it is a challenge but one that is kinder on my body and is helping my back issues at the same time. The mind-body component is helping me accept the limitations I have but find there are many ways to challenge myself to be stronger. I hope I can encourage others to find a challenging and rewarding yoga experience too.