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About Us

I am a Pain Removing, Health Improving, Back Repairing, Always Caring, Muscle Kneading, Stress Relieving, Miracle Working Massage Therapist

Kari Frank

Kari is a graduate of 2001 Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy’s Basic and Advanced Training.  In addition to her degree she is a former instructor at Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy having taught Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Chair Massage and Pregnancy Massage.  She has additional training in Geriatric Massage, Spa Stone Massage, Cupping, and Myofascial Massage.  Kari is a member of the ABMP.

 

Kari specializes in sports and orthopedic as well as pregnancy massage and aromatherapy.  Kari is passionate about helping clients achieve maximum pain relief, speeding recovery from repetitive strain injuries, and increasing the performance of athletes.

As a 20+ year massage veteran who LOVES her work, she believes that if you love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life. Given the extensive training in sports and orthopedic work, Kari has had the privilege to work with many pro athletes and Olympians looking to increase their performance or heal from an injury. Kari strongly feels that all people deserve exceptional massages that help them find maximum relief and healing, or ultimate relaxation.  She has a thorough working knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology and she truly enjoys helping people. 

Kelsey is licensed massage therapist and has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from an 800+ hour program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2019.

She specializes in integrating swedish techniques, deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. As well as massage therapy, Kelsey is involved in working alongside chiropractors helping clients with therapies. She has a deep understanding of kinesiology and how to treat patients with cervical and lower back pain.

Kelsey is committed to listening to the unique needs of each and every client and tailoring her services to promote proper healing. She is passionate about using massage to help people on their journey to recovery so they can feel their best and enjoy the things they love.

In addition to massage therapy, Kelsey enjoys being in nature and activities such as hiking, biking, and yoga. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her two dachshunds.

              Kim Hanley
 

Kimberly Hanley, LMT, has cultivated an orthopedic approach to massage therapy since 1997 when she graduated from the advanced program at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in Penn Hills, PA. Kim has a deep understanding of the body and is skilled at finding problematic pain triggers and releasing them. She has thorough training in many techniques such as Craniosacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial, as well as a strong passion for helping clients feel better. She skillfully employs restorative techniques to relieve pain and bolster health, and is committed to holistically helping people achieve life success and personal balance through massage, yoga, nutrition, and fitness.

Kayla Checketts

Kayla is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy who has been practicing the art of deep tissue work for well over 17 years. Her natural gifts in massage leave clients feeling refreshed, healthier and rejuvenated. her special skills are in myofascial and trigger point and she can find the right pressure and therapy for any client. Kayla is trained in Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Prenatal, Stone, Bamboo sticks, Cupping and Sports. She works with local athletes both amateur ad professional. 

            David Kotler

 

David Kotler is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy with training in many modalities including Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage. David has taken extensive training in orthopedic massage and has found  calling in helping people to recover from injury and repetitive use injuries.

 

A very diverse background; David has been a musician in the U.S. Army, an international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the operations manager for the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. He has a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs.  After searching for a career that combines his talents with who he is as a person, David arrived at massage as a way to connect with people while helping them, and he considers it to be one of the best decisions of his life." 

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Kelsy Edwards

            Marisa Taormina

 

Marisa is a board certified licensed massage therapist and a 2019 graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue and neuromuscular/trigger point therapy. She continues to expand her specialties and working knowledge of bodywork through continuing education. Marisa thoroughly believes and has seen the short and long term benefits of massage therapy in many clients as well as in herself. From specific targeted work to overall relaxation therapy, Marisa strongly believes in each client getting to take the time for themselves and their health through massage and the real benefits, relief, relaxation it brings. She has always had a heart to serve, work with people directly and make a lasting, significant and positive change around her through her work

Mandy Mitchell

Amanda (Mandy) Mitchell is a graduate of Pittsburgh School of Massage
Therapy in 2019.  She is passionate about helping people, and is very
empathetic.  She specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Sports,
Orthopedic, Myofasical, Deep Tissue, and Swedish.  She will listen
attentively to tailor the session to address the client's desires.
She is a sports fanatic, travel enthusiast, and she needs live music
like most people need oxygen!

        Lacie Foster

Lacie is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Her specialties include Deep tissue work, Swedish, Sports and Orthopedic as well as neuromuscular therapy. 

As our most recent addition to Steel City, Lacie has added a great energy to the staff. He positive attitude and wonderful skills have been well received by everyone. She loves to offer her clients all of the pain relieving and stress reducing therapies she's learned over the course of her career. 

Mindy Zinn

Mindy is a passionate and licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue and Swedish massage techniques. With a deep understanding of the body's mechanics and a genuine dedication to enhancing well-being, I've honed my skills to provide a personalized and rejuvenating experience for my clients.

My journey in the world of massage therapy began with a commitment to learning and growing in the field. Over the years, I've mastered the art of deep tissue and Swedish massage, tailoring each session to address individual needs and promote relaxation, pain relief, and overall vitality. My hands-on approach is focused on unlocking tension and promoting holistic healing.

In addition to her expertise in deep tissue and Swedish massage, she also well-versed in the benefits of reflexology, cupping, and Hot Stone Massage. These techniques allow to offer a diverse range of therapies, each designed to contribute to the restoration of physical and mental balance.

Mindy believes that her clients' comfort and well-being are my top priorities. By combining my technical skills with a compassionate and intuitive approach, She creates an environment where relaxation and healing can flourish. Whether you're seeking relief from muscle tension, stress, or simply want to indulge in a moment of self-care, she's here to guide you on your wellness journey.

She's excited to share her passion for massage therapy with you and help you achieve a state of ultimate relaxation and vitality

       

Leigh Anne is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Her interests include Swedish, Sports and Orthopedic as well as neuromuscular therapy. 

Before becoming a licensed massage therapist Leigh Anne used massage therapy as a modality as a certified and state licensed athletic trainer for the past 14 years, working with athletes ranging from youth leagues to the professional level. 

As an athlete herself Leigh Anne knows the physical, mental and emotional benefits a massage can provide. She looks to provide her clients with the maximum results whether it’s pre- or post event or even just to help relax. 

Sydnie Bryant is a gifted and engaging practitioner of acupuncture, bodywork, herbs and supplements. Sydnie earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Austin, TX. In 2001 and practiced acupuncture in the faculty clinic of AOMA in Austin, Texas while also serving as the Vice-President of Business Operations for AOMA School of Integrative Medicine.

Sydnie moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2007.  In Pittsburgh she was to co-creator and owner of Wholistic Acupuncture and Way Wellness Clinic in Fox Chapel and Squirrel Hill. She moved to Florida for a few years and is now very happy to return to Pittsburgh.

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Sydnie Bryant

Jane Velasco
 

Jane has 21 years of experience working with a wide array of clients. She has always been fascinated by our human body, especially human biomechanics.  After graduating college in 1999, she decided to follow my passion, which is to help a lot of people be as pain free as possible.  The last couple of decades she’s seen incredible results in many clients who had severe lower back, knee, hip or shoulder pain and many who were preparing back surgery or knee/hip replacement. Her goal is to prevent you from needing surgery or any medical intervention. Of course there are severe cases where surgery is the best option, in which case she does PRE-HAB coaching and will continue to work with you for the quickest possible recovery. With conventional medicine, they often focus on treating pain and symptoms, and not necessarily the root cause.  Jane prefers to focus on the whole you by doing a thorough postural assessment of your body. This is where she becomes a detective to discover the cause(s) of your pain and symptoms and from there, create a plan to help you feel better and eliminate pain. The plan entails; soft tissue work, mobility, holistic rehab and nutrition.

Her approach to health and wellness is to follow the 6 principle foundations of holistic living in order to help you understand how to balance your yin and your yang.

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