Ellen J Hamilton – BS/LMT
Ellen Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Truman State (formerly Northeast Missouri State University). She pursued her massage therapy training from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies (ASIS) at the Sedona/Clarkdale Campus. Her passion and enthusiasm for the healing arts of massage therapy is infectious. She considers herself a lifelong learner/student of life!
Ellen is the massage therapist who is constantly taking more continuing education classes to further her understanding of the human anatomy and to help her clients achieve balance within their own bodies. Her advanced training has included Sports Massage, TableThai, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal/Postpartum Massage, and Medical Massage Techniques for various conditions such as Migraines/Headaches, TMJ dysfunction, frozen shoulder and lower/upper back issues. In addition, she is a certified Massage Therapist in Contemporary Cupping Methods through the International Cupping Therapy Association. Her mission statement says it all……”My practice is focused on facilitating balance in my clients’ lives – physically, emotionally and energetically. When in balance, your life’s potential is endless.”
A mother of two children, Spencer and Leslie, Ellen enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, reading, volunteering and walking “the lake”. She is also in the process of writing a children’s book series entitled Butterflies in My Tummy on anatomy, our five senses and human emotions.
Dawn Chandler – Licensed Massage Therapist
Dawn Chandler is a graduate of the Body, Mind, Spirit Institute (BMSI) in Overland Park. After graduation, Dawn started work at the Chiropractic Health Center in Lee’s Summit as a Massage Therapist and Rehab specialist.
Dawn has experience working with clients who are recovering from accidents, injuries and chronic pain, and is particularly focused on holistic healing that addresses the root cause of injury or illness. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, she is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.
In 2014, Dawn became a certified Life Coach as an adjunct to a continued focus on healing from within. Dawn’s specific massage training includes Sports/Deep Tissue massage, Neuromuscular massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Scar Tissue work, Myoskeletal relief, Quantum Touch and Injury Rehabilitation. NOTE: Until further notice, Dawn is available for appointments on two Saturday afternoons a month and only upon request by her existing clients. Scheduling assistance for Dawn is made by contacting Ellen at 816-525-7171.
Christina Kartsonis-Woltkamp, BS/CEIM
(Certified Educator of Infant Massage)
A graduate of Baker University in mass communications, Christina is passionate about teaching, the arts and children. Her love of teaching and children prompted her to pursue a Parent Educator certification through Infant Massage USA.
She is a mother of two girls, Stephanie and Sophie. She is a firm believer in the bonding and healing properties associated with Infant Massage. She massaged both of her children as infants and welcomes the opportunity to share the gift of Infant Massage with other Parents through her affiliation with Signature Massage. In addition to being a parent educator, she is a substitute teacher and is active within the community and enjoys spending time with friends and family.