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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. 

            Carlos Rivas

Carlos is a licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer. Carlos is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. He specializes in trigger point deep tissue therapy while having the gentle touch to deliver a relaxing and soothing Swedish massage. He has extensive training in sports, orthopedic, active isolated stretching, and neuromuscular massage. He also provides prenatal, hot stone, heated bamboo massage, cupping, and aromatherapy massage. He is currently learning craniosacral therapy and manual lymphatic massage.

Carlos’ health and wellness journey began 2014 when he was first introduced to aromatherapy. Having overcome many health and wellness obstacles, Carlos is passionate about facilitating a massage that helps his clients achieve their sports, pain management, and relaxation goals. Call or text 954-662-2029 to book an appointment.

              Lauri McClain

Lauri is a board certified licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2007. She specializes in Swedish, Myofascial, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Reiki. Lauri has completed specialized training in craniosacral and lymphatic drainage therapies. She customizes her sessions to help her clients achieve their self-care goals.


Her passion for massage began at an early age. Before licensing was required in Pennsylvania, she studied privately to learn massage therapy and reiki in the early 1990s. She uses different modalities to loosen tight muscles, relax the mind, and rejuvenate the body. Call or text 443-525-6170 to book an appointment.

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. 

              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. 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.

            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." 

        Leigh Ann Cowger

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. 

        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. 

            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!

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