Staff

Melissa Landholm, LMT, AMTA

 

Melissa graduated from Omaha School of Massage Therapy in January 2006 in the top of her class and has enjoyed working at Salon Gallerie at Village Pointe, as well as Body Haven. She joined the staff in 2008 and became a co-owner shortly after.  Melissa has trained in Sciatic Massage, Swedish, Reiki 1 and Reiki 2, Running Injuries, Deep Tissue Massage, Raindrop Therapy, Cupping, Japanese Restorative Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Hot Stone, as well as Foot Injuries. She is proficient with whiplash injuries and headaches as well. Originally from Monowi, NE, Melissa has lived in the Omaha area for 32 years. She has an intense interest in the use of organic nutrition to assist in healing, as well as the application of essential oils. She is also passionate about her gardening. Melissa is married to her high school sweetheart, Kent, and together they have 4 children: Craig is a Sergeant in the US Army, Erin is employed in the health field, Mary is graduating from UNL in the fashion industry, and Jay is a student at UNL. Melissa has one perfect grandchild, Maddison Joy McCormick, daughter of Erin.

Kathy Wheeldon, ASMT, LMT, AMTA

 

Kathy has been a working licensed massage therapist since graduating with top honors from the Omaha School of Massage Therapy (OSMT) in January 2006. Before that, she enjoyed a long career in theatre working as an artist/administrator at several Omaha theatres, including the Omaha Community Playhouse and the Emmy Gifford Children’s Theatre. She then went on to work in the corporate world in sales, marketing and advertising before indulging her passion for alternative and complementary medicine. Kathy worked as a temporary therapist at OSMT and Oasis Massage & Spa, and has also worked with Avant Salon & Spa, Just Relax and Morningstar Center. She joined the staff at Body Haven eight years ago, and became a co-owner when the business was changed to Body Haven Wellness Center. Kathy has had doula training and is certified in Nurturing the Mother® Pre- and Perinatal Massage, which includes fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and infant massage. She holds an Associate of Science in Massage Therapy from Herzing University's Omaha School of Massage and Health Care, where she worked for four years as a teaching assistant in kinesiology. In addition to Swedish massage, Kathy also performs Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga Therapy, Lymph Drainage Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Japanese Restorative Massage, Face Lift Massage, Hot Stone, Reiki, Tui Na, and Cupping for Massage. She is an Omaha native and, when not working with her clients, enjoys the theatre, spending time in nature, hiking, cycling, reading, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Kathy has been married for 35 years to Steve, and is proud stepmom to Simon and his fiancée, Jo, and proud mother to Luke, Andy and his wife, Dani, Peter, granddaughter, Mina, and German Shepherds, Gabby and TJ.  She is looking forward to the arrival of Mina’s little sister sometime in May 2016.

Rachel Wheeler, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

 

Rachel graduated from Omaha School of Massage (OSMT) with highest honors in January 2010. Before becoming NCBMTB certified in June of 2010, she worked at OSMT as a temporary massage therapist. Rachel has enjoyed a career in the corporate world for over 5 years and looks forward to expanding into her new career in health and massage. She offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone massage, as well as Thai Yoga. She continues to expand her knowledge through self-studies and continuing education. She strongly believes that the benefits of regular massage help obtain and maintain a strong and healthy life. Rachel keeps balanced by taking a select amount of time to focus on all forms of health. Some of these include regular work out programs, running, yoga, and massage, leisure reading, daily meditation, and embracing the love and growth of her family, especially her daughter, Lylah.

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