Kandy, owner, operator and lead therapist of the practice is a 2010 graduate of Massage Therapy Training Institute. Kandy has been practicing Basic Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Work, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical, Therapeutic, and Prenatal Massage for the past 8 years. In addition, she teaches Infant Massage Classes to new parents, performs Raindrop Technique and is certified in Acupressure Mastery and Burn Scar Massage. .
Kandy has also been a registered nurse for the past 28 years. This has included working with a variety of people including Hospice, Home Health, School, Hospital, Nursing Home, Family Practice, and Administrative work in the service oriented industry of healthcare. Kandy owns and operates her own Massage Therapy practice since August of 2010. She believes strongly in the physical and emotional benefits of massage and that everyone should have an hour of stress relief and relaxation at least once a week. Touch is incredibly beneficial and needed in our touch-deprived society. And the peace that a massage session brings can help immeasurably in this stressful and busy society we live in. Kandy, a mother of 4 and grandmother to a beautiful little girl, makes her home in Platte City, MO with her husband of 35 years.
Gabby has been around as long as Kandy. Fun fact: they both trained together for their massage careers at the same school and in the same class! She is a 2010 Graduate of Wellspring School of Allied Health in Kansas City and has been practicing for the past 8 years in a chiropractic setting as well as a spa setting and here at Massage For Wellness. Spending time with her family and friends is her favorite thing to do when not massaging.
Gabby believes in the power of the body to heal itself and focuses on you and your body's needs during your time with her. Her specialties include Deep Tissue, Medical Massage and other modalities focused on pain relief. She does a fabulous Swedish and Prenatal and Raindrop Technique is also included in her set of skills.
What are some things folks say about Gabby?
"Gabby is my girl!"
"I am so glad I found her."
"Gabby is a gentle loving spirit."
"Gabby is fantastic and has very good strength."
"Gabby is passionate about her work and loves helping people. She is gentle, yet strong and you will feel great after a session with this girl!"
Darby Schafer, LMT and Holistic Nutrition Coach, is the owner and operator of True Roots Massage in Atchison, KS. She has been in business there for 5 years. Darby brings a very unique touch with a strong Swedish influence to each and every session. Being sought after for her Myofascial Release (MFR) application, this technique allows very effective bodywork without the discomfort often associated with "Deep Tissue Massage." Each session enlightens and familiarizes clients with modalities that help maximize pain management and aid clients in realizing their personal wellness goals. She is a 2013 graduate of Reflections Health School of Massage in Johnson City, TN. In 2019 she earned a Holistic Nutrition Coaching Certification from American Fitness Professionals and Associates. She will be offering massage services at our Prairie View location on one Sunday a month beginning in August 18 and will be available by appointment for Nutrition Services. 816-682-0164 for more information.