Adding to an already impressive list of skills in the healthcare field, Karen earned her certification in Massage Therapy from WellSpring, School of Allied Health in November 2017, earning an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Karen also works as a Cardiac Sonographer, a position she has held since 1999. Beginning her career in healthcare in 1991, Karen has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), phlebotomist, and Emergency Room Technician as an EMT. Karen joined One Body Massage Therapy in February 2018.
David trained at WellSpring, School of Allied Health in Kansas City. He completed the massage therapy program in April 2011, earning Academic Achievement and Personal Achievement Awards. In February 2016, David joined the faculty at WellSpring and teaches in the Massage Therapy Program. Prior to becoming a massage therapy practitioner, David was an accomplished, award-winning photographer, print and broadcast journalist. David and his wife, Karen, have three children and six grandchildren. He also serves in Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church, Warrensburg.
Jamie earned her certification in Massage Therapy from WellSpring, School of Allied Health in December 2017, graduating at the top of her class. Jamie also earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. She joined the One Body Massage Therapy team in April 2018. A lifelong learner, Jamie enjoys problem solving, working with people of all ages, and making sure that each individual feels nurtured and cared for. When she is not working, or “geeking out” with massage education, Jamie enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and two children.
I’ve held many jobs over the years mainly working as a CNA in long-term care facilities or taking care of people with physical and developmental disabilities for the last 25 years. I decided it was time to get out of nursing but still wanted to help people.
I enrolled in the massage therapy program at WellSpring, School of Allied Health, and, at 39, began my new career as a massage therapist in 2019. While in school I learned so many new and interesting things that will allow me to individualize every massage. I also learned that Massage isn’t just a luxury, it’s much-needed self-care. If we don’t take the time to take care of ourselves, we allow our bodies to get overworked, and our minds to get overwhelmed. When our bodies or minds are in pain, we are no help to anyone.
A self-proclaimed “anatomy nerd,” Brooke earned her certification in Massage Therapy in October 2019, and an Associates of Applied Science degree in June 2020, from WellSpring, School of Allied Health in Kansas City. She maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout both portions of the program.
Brooke loves working on hip and low back issues but also enjoys helping people relax and unwind. With a thirst for learning, she is always trying to pick up new techniques and discover new things about the human body.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and pets, photography, and kayaking. She also makes her own lip balm and moisturizers.
Joining the One Body Massage Therapy staff in May 2021, Katie brings a strong desire to help people with a caretaker’s heart. She earned her certification in Massage Therapy from WellSpring, School of Allied Health in Kansas City in March 2021. A native of nearby, Clinton, Mo., Katie completed her training with a perfect 4.0-grade point average, garnering the Academic Achievement award from WellSpring.
In her spare time, Katie and her husband, Mason, enjoy boating and spending time with their two dogs, Beau and Rose.
Massage has given me so many miraculous blessings and gifts, I want to share them to help my clients attain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and harmony.”
A 2021 graduate of WellSpring, School of Allied Health, Chelsea is constantly seeking to grow and expand her knowledge of the human body. Chelsea brings a keen sense of empathy to her work, enabling her to connect with her clients on a deeper level.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys hanging out with her dog, Rileer, collecting various crystals, and streaming movies and TV shows, including documentaries. She also enjoys dancing and listening to a wide variety of music.
“My main priority is you. Let’s make that soul glow so that your overall well being can flow.” – Chelsea