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ABOUT

OUR TEAM

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DEB JOHNSON

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 and 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!

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CHRISTIN WASSON

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.

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CARMEN PHELPS

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.

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RACHEL GALUS

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health she decided to find a more tangible way to help people. Rachel changed her path to massage therapy and attended WellSpring School of Allied Health, graduating with over 900 hours of training in 2016. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports massage.

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BECKY WILLIAMS

Becky graduated from WellSpring School of Allied Health in 2016 with 750 hours of training.  As a student of WellSpring, Becky received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, as she maintained a GPA of 3.8-4.0 throughout her training.  Becky holds her Massage Certification through MBLEx.  She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Becky specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage and Chair Massage events.  Becky is available Wednesday through Saturday by appointment only.

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ALY BRANCH

Aly graduated in August 2018 from WellSpring School of Allied Health with her Degree of Integrative Massage Associate of Occupational Science. Aly holds her massage certification through MBLEx. She looks forward to building relationships with her clients and individualizing every session to fit her clients' needs.  Aly is a member of AMTA, and she specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Chair Massage.  She plans on continuing her education in Lymph Drainage Therapy and Reflexology.  In her time off she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her husband and two children.  She also enjoys yoga, meditation and taking her dog to the dog park. 

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MIKAYLA HILL

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.

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ANGELA LEXOW

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.

BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Promotes Relaxation
Boosts Immune System Function
Increases Circulation
Improves Joint Flexibility
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Relieves Muscular Tension
Improves Range of Motion
Relieves Tension-Related Headaches
Improves Posture
Promotes Feelings of Well-Being