massage therapist since 2007
joined bijin in 2014
Autumn first became interested in massage when she was only 10 years old. “A friend’s mother was a massage therapist and she showed me some techniques that I would try on my family!” Years later, Autumn received her Associates degree in Massage Therapy and has enjoyed being an MT ever since. Paying attention to detail is Autumn’s passion and she provides a unique massage for each client. On top of that, “I have strong hands!”
Fun fact: “I used to have a pet cow named Curly. I liked to sit on her.”
charmainemassage therapist since 2008 joined bijin in 2017 Charmaine was certified at the Everest Institute for Massage Therapy and is also a Certified Nursing Assistant. She specializes in pre-natal massage, reflexology, body mechanics and stretching techniques. “I especially love working with young adults and also focusing on gluteal massage.” Fun Fact: “I tried out for American Idol. I didn’t get past the first round, but it was fun and I met some amazing people.”
massage therapist since 2014
joined bijin in 2017
Cholly was certified at Heritage College and continues to add to her training and experience through continuing education classes and workshops in deep tissue, oncology and full body stretching techniques. She specializes in sports massage and deep tissue, because “it comes naturally to me.” Cholly customizes each massage to meet individual client needs.
Fun fact: “I love 60’s music!”
massage therapist since 2005
joined bijin in 2009
Genevieve graduated from MTTI Wellspring and studied at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Genevieve enjoys working with pregnant, elderly and ill clients; her “gentle but firm touch” is a great match for this clientele.
Fun fact: “I believe I still hold the Shuttle Run record at St. Ann’s Grade School!”
massage therapist since 2000
joined bijin in 2006
Gina graduated from BMSI and has had advanced education in sports/deep tissue massage, Reflexology, Tui-na a specialized form of Chinese therapy, Reiki energy work, and Hot-Stone Therapy. She has also taken courses on how to work with Alzheimer patients in nursing home settings. With many years of experience, Gina is able to quickly assess her client’s needs—from the softest touch to the deepest pressure—in order to work out the toughest areas. After all these years, Gina still loves massage and “looks forward to calming one’s body, mind and spirit.”
Fun Fact: “I won nationals in Roller Derby competition in 2007.”
gingermassage therapist since 2012 joined bijin in 2018 Ginger knew she wanted to be a massage therapist when she was 14 years old. She is fascinated by the way muscles work and function, and enjoys problem solving to get to the root of an issue. Ginger earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Kansas State University. She later received her Certificate of Massage Therapy from Colorado School of Healing Arts. She has had extensive training and educational instruction in human anatomy and physiology, as well as in sports massage and aromatherapy. Ginger is passionate about massage, and loves incorporating some degree of sports massage into her work, whether it be stretching or other various effective techniques. She also has a special touch when working with migraine/headache clients. Fun Fact: “I met Jim O’Heir (television personality) and acted like a total fan girl”
massage team lead
massage therapist since 2012
joined bijin in 2017
Jay graduated top of his class from American Institute in Margate, FL, where he went on to tutor other students. Jay continues to add to his training and experience through continuing education classes and workshops in sports massage, chronic conditions, and injury/medical massage. He uses a combination of techniques to meet individual needs. “People tell me I have healing hands, but I don’t heal you. I help your body heal itself.”
Fun fact: “My oldest brother is 21 years older than me!”
massage therapist and bijin visual designer
massage therapist since 1999
joined bijin in 2002
Keith graduated with a BFA (with an emphasis in painting) from the University of Kansas and later attended Massage Therapy Training Institute. Keith continues to add to his training and experience through continuing education classes and workshops. “I want everyone to be comfortable in their skin—no matter what shape, size, color, imperfection—at least while they are on my table.”
Fun fact: “Around the age of six, my parents had a beautiful 1970’s rock garden. They told me that the large, smooth rock was a dinosaur egg. So, I sat on the “egg” all summer to keep it warm in hopes that it would hatch. I guess I am a born nurturer!”
massage therapist since 2005
joined bijin in 2010
Leigh attended the Brian Utting School of Massage—an independent, free thinking school in Seattle where many attended for the sheer experience - not necessarily to become a Massage Therapist. In addition to this 1,000-hour program, Leigh has taken many classes- including deep tissue, deep therapeutic and injury classes. Her education, she says, taught her to “feel instead of do.” She is passionate about listening to specific needs of her clients and taking a therapeutic approach to her work.
Fun fact: Leigh has lived in Germany, Seattle, Hawaii and San Diego!
massage therapist since 2015 joined bijin in 2017
Shauntel was certified at Heritage College and continues to add to her training and experience through continuing education classes and workshops in prenatal, oncology, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, and full body stretching techniques. She specializes in trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage. “Anything is achievable through simple human touch and a hands on experience.” Shauntel is results oriented, and works to customize and achieve them with every client.Fun fact: “I went to college on a basketball scholarship at a striking height of 4’11.”
esthetician since 2013
joined bijin in 2016
Darcy graduated at the top of her class from Heritage College in 2012. She was certified for lash extensions in 2013, and says it is her “favorite thing to do!” Darcy loves to learn and is always researching new massage techniques for facials. She continuously explores new lashing tips and tricks and works hard to perfect her technique.
Fun fact: “I was awarded “prettiest smile” in the 6th grade!”
donnamaster esthetician esthetician since 1996 joined bijin in 2004 Donna has graduated from both the Massage Therapy Institute and Johnson County Community College’s Aesthetics program. She took advanced education classes at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA and gained Laser Certification at Scripp’s Clinic in San Diego, CA. Donna is both a certified Massage Therapist and Esthetician and has worked in Medical Aesthetics as well. Fun fact: Donna won the local Miss Salisbury at the county fair growing up and went on to win 1st runner up in the Jr. Miss Missouri Pageant!
esthetician since 2001
joined bijin in 2007
Julie is trained as an Esthetics Instructor from the Academy of Esthetic Arts and is CIDESCO educated, ICC. She’s had extensive training with SkinCeuticals and Eminence and has completed workshops in energy work. She attended the Skincare convention in Las Vegas and has done workshops with Indigo Wild (a local bath and body soap company). Julie enjoys educating her clients on skin care and “making the unpleasant waxes a little easier to get through.”
Fun Fact: “I was interviewed on the morning news about “Winter Skincare” and had to follow Tom Brokaw! I met him but was super nervous!”
esthetician since 2007
joined bijin in 2010
Mia graduated from the Academy of Esthetic Arts. She has completed Advanced Chemical Peel training including Organic Peels, Product Knowledge training with Eminence, Hungarian Facial Massage training and is NovaLash certified. She is meticulous when it comes to the details of reshaping and contouring the face with brows. Mia says she enjoys working the neck, scalp and shoulders into her facials.
Fun Fact: Mia hails from a small town in Montana and would rather workout than sleep!
esthetician since 2004
joined bijin in 2006
Besides earning her Esthetics License, Nancy’s educational background also includes a B.A. in Psychology, KU (1992). She completed 259 hours of specialized Massage Therapy training at Wellspring and has attended advanced skincare workshops by SkinCeuticals, Eminence Organic and DermaDoctor. Nancy’s strengths are in identifying various skin conditions and her extensive product knowledge; she is a “natural born nurturer” which adds to her passion for massage, extractions and skin care.
Fun fact: “I’ve ridden a unicycle. Well, I was pulled into a street act where I had to ride on the shoulders of a unicycle performer!”
esthetician since 2006
joined bijin in 2007
Rae received her Esthetics License from Johnson County Community College and also has an Advanced Esthetics License (Advanced Waxing and Advanced Brazilian Wax techniques). She completed a Chemical Peel Workshop and attended two International Skincare shows. In addition, Rae completed Advanced Facial Massage workshop with the founder of Eminence Organics. Rae enjoys providing “a completely nurturing, calming facial experience” and has a great knowledge of skin care products and treatments.
Fun fact: “I’m a closet Karaoke singer.”
shadoeesthetician since 2008 joined bijin in 2018 Shadoe received her esthetics education from the Academy of Aesthetic Arts, and previously worked in the medical spa world. She is trained in various technical procedures and specializes in speed waxing. She left the medical field to focus on the nurturing aspect of skincare. She is passionate about achieving results along with relaxation. Fun fact: “I’ve always got an arts and crafts project in the works and karaoke is a favorite pastime.”
stephanieesthetician since 2014 joined bijin in 2018 Stephanie received her esthetics education from Entourage where she graduated at the top of the class. She previously worked in the medical spa industry, and is trained and experienced in skin conditions, appropriate treatment plans and precise product application. Stephanie has a passion for relentless research and education in the development of treatments and procedures. She is eager to dedicate a sense of comfort and relaxation for each client. Fun fact: “I am known to reorganize a perfectly loaded dishwasher!”
hand & foot care
angienail technician nail technician since 2016 joined bijin in 2017 Angie earned both her Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate’s and Nail Technology degrees from Johnson County Community College, and has had a passion for the beauty industry since high school. “I am a creative and social person, and love meeting people and taking care of them.” Angie is also bi-lingual. Fun Fact: “I won a runway competition for best outfit design.”
senior nail technician
nail technician since 2003
joined bijin in 2013
Caradee attended Xenon’s International Cosmetology School in Wichita, KS. She specializes in nail art and French manicures and has had continued education in Shellac as well. Caradee has been published in Nails Magazine for “step by step” nail art. She also earned a Baking and Pastry Degree from The Art Institutes International.
Fun fact: “In the 4th grade, I took second place in the State Young Author Competition!”
nail technician since 2015
joined bijin in 2017
Jessica graduated from Pinnacle Career Institute and worked as a massage therapist for several years before pursuing a second degree. She earned her Nail Technology degree from Johnson County Community College, and this varied experience brings a high level of massage and reflexology to her techniques. Jessica prides herself on meeting the individual needs of every guest. “This is a great profession. I love my job.”
Fun Fact: “I’m a one hit wonders guru…80s pop style.”
master nail technician
nail technician since 1994
joined bijin in 1995
Shara completed a full Cosmetology Program right after high school and quickly found her passion for massaging feet—completing Reflexology Certification. Later, she became interested in pursuing massage and apprenticed with a local LMT/doula for one year. She went on to complete her training and certification at MTT. Shara keeps current on not only nail and foot care but skin and hair education—she has attended the ABS Chicago Show, Beauty Industry trade shows, workshops in Footlogix and Diabetic foot care—to name a few. Shara incorporates her massage background, reflexology techniques and confident touch in order to “touch each client to their soles.”
Shara has a passion for education and importance of great foot health care and focuses on aging feet and foot care needs. She has pampered residents at Brighton Gardens Senior Living and has also participated in numerous fundraisers.
Fun Fact: “I’m a Wheel Watcher!”