Kanika has been a cosmetologist since 2002, following in her family tradition. She became a licensed esthetician in 2014 and a licensed massage therapist in 2018. Kanika offers manicure, pedicure, facial, and massage therapy services to our guests. She's also studying to be a doula, with the intent of giving a voice to populations who have been traditionally disenfranchised during the birthing process.


Typical pressure range: light to medium, I'm primarily a relaxation-oriented LMT, I want to help reduce stress and put you in the zone

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I work with a more slow, broad technique

Specialties: Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features, body scrubs (plus non-massage services like manicures, pedicures, and facials)

Doesn't offer: Heavy pressure, targeted therapy massage, prenatal massage, or foot reflexology

Camdine became a licensed massage therapist in 2009 and joined our team in 2016. She is motivated by helping her clients get back to the things they love doing after an injury or setback, or helping them to stay actively engaged in their hobbies and interests for as long as possible. She has many regulars who just "camp out" on her schedule, booking standing appointments far into the future. She's the go-to if you're looking for a unique meal in Des Moines, she's always turning us onto great little hidden gem restaurants.


Typical pressure range: medium to firm, I'm primarily a "troubleshooter" and love using focus work and orthopedic techniques to help reduce pain and injuries

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I combine techniques like trigger point, stretching, rocking, flowing techniques and holding spots to mix-it-up

Specialties: Targeted Massage, EV Signature Massage, Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy Blending, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features, body scrubs, Two Feet Deep massage, plus, upon request she can provide specialties like Lymphatic Drainage or Craniosacral Therapy.

Doesn't offer: Camdine offers every massage on our menu.

Conny is originally from Germany where she worked as an engineer and started her massage therapy and reflexology training. She became an Iowa licensed massage therapist and joined our team in 2017. She brings European spa and wellness philosophies to her work.


Typical pressure range: light to very firm, my sessions tend to be a bit of relaxation work and a bit of focus work

Her typical "relaxation session" style: Even in a relaxation massage I like to take some time to stop and focus on points that are screaming for attention

Specialties: EV Signature Massage, Targeted Massage, Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy Blending, Foot Reflexology (a favorite of hers!), Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features, body scrubs

Doesn't offer: Conny offers all of the massages on our menu except our Two Feet Deep barefoot massage.

Karen Ott, LMT

Justin has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006 and a member of our team since 2013. In 2014 and 2015 he was named Des Moines' Best Massage Therapist. His background in Brazilian martial arts helps him better understand kinesiology and the needs of active clients. He's great with injury rehabilitation work and has advanced training in assisted stretching and ASTYM tools to help treat injuries.  Though his most loyal regulars see him for sports massage, he also has many clients who enjoy his relaxation sessions too.


Typical pressure range: Medium to firm; my sessions tend to be a bit of relaxation work and a bit of focus work

His typical "relaxation session" style: I work with a more of a moderate tempo, firm, broad technique (Think forearms ironing out the tissue)

Specialties: Targeted Therapy Massage (including assisted stretching and ASTYM tools upon advanced request),  EV Signature Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features

Doesn't offer: Prenatal massage, body scrubs, foot reflexology, Two Feet Deep Barefoot massage

Hannah Reierson, LMT

Conny Beard, LMT

Kanika Mayes, LMT, Licensed Cosmetologist, Licensed Esthetician

Jennifer Phipps, LMT

Anna Hornsby, LMT

Kristiana Moore, LMT

Jamee graduated from Body Wisdom school and became a licensed massage therapist school in 2015. She joined our team right afterward and has been furthering her education consistently since, whether traveling to Hawaii to study under a Shiatsu master, or taking continuing education in gentler modalities like Craniosacral Therapy. Jamee is a wealth of knowledge and is affectionately referred to by her co-workers as a "wizard." Before she became a massage therapist, Jamee had a long career in healthcare, starting as a nurses aide in 1998.


Typical pressure range: medium to very firm, I'm primarily a "troubleshooter" and love using focus work and Eastern modalities to help reduce pain and injuries

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I combine techniques like trigger point, stretching, rocking, flowing techniques, maybe a few Acupuressure points to mix it up.

Specialties:  Eastern modalities (Chinese cupping, Acupressure, Shiatsu) in my signature "Custom Eastern Massage" (not available with online booking). targeted therapy massage , EV signature massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, body scrubs, aromatherapy blending, foot reflexology and foot massage, Two feet deep barefoot bars massage.

Doesn't offer: Jamee does every massage we offer, but is probably not the best choice for super light flowing massage.

Jamee Williams, LMT

Jennifer became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 after graduating from Body Wisdom School. She joined our team in 2018. Jennifer loves being outdoors and completed the 500 mile Carmino de Santiago walk in Spain in 2018. She's also involved in volunteer initiatives to help the local homeless community.


Typical pressure range: medium to firm, I'm primarily a "troubleshooter" and love using focus work and orthopedic techniques to help reduce pain and injuries

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I combine techniques like trigger point, stretching, rocking, flowing techniques and holding spots to mix-it-up

Specialties: Targeted Therapy Massage (including ASTYM tools upon request), EV signature massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, body scrubs, 

Doesn't offer: Foot reflexology, two feet deep barefoot bars massage

Hannah graduated from Body Wisdom Massage School in 2017 and joined our team shortly after. She loves sports and deep tissue massage and enjoys keeping active and trying new workouts. She grew up in Ghana (with a pet monkey!) and moved to Iowa as a teenager.


Typical pressure range: medium to very firm, I'm primarily a "troubleshooter" and love using focus work and orthopedic techniques to help reduce pain and injuries

Her typical "relaxation session" style: Even in a relaxation massage I like to take some time to stop and focus on points that are screaming for attention

Specialties: Targeted Therapy Massage, Two Feet Deep Barefoot Bars Massage, EV Signature Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features

Doesn't offer: Foot Reflexology, Pampering Pregnancy Massage 

Becky White, LMT

Becky graduated from the Aveda Institute and became a licensed massage therapist in 2017. Prior to that she graduated from Grandview University, where she studied care and prevention of athletic injuries and sports psychology in addition to graphic design. Becky is a life long dancer which helps her better empathize with her active clients' injuries and needs.


Typical pressure range: medium to firm, my sessions tend to be a bit of relaxation work and a bit of focus work

Her typical "relaxation session" style: Expect moderate tempo flowing, hypnotic strokes

Specialties: Targeted Therapy Massage , EV signature massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, body scrubs, aromatherapy blending, foot reflexology and foot massage

Doesn't offer: Two feet deep barefoot bars massage

Camdine Cox, LMT

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​​Licensed Massage Therapists

Justin Behanish, LMT, Managing Massage Therapist 

Kristiana has been a licensed massage therapist since 2008 and joined our team in 2013. She's an avid traveler and hiker, heading to the mountains every chance she gets.


Typical pressure range: light to firm, I'm primarily a relaxation-oriented LMT, I want to help reduce stress and put you in the zone

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I combine techniques like trigger point work,  rocking, flowing techniques and holding spots to mix-it-up

Specialties: EV Signature Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features, body scrubs, foot reflexology, prenatal massage

Doesn't offer: Super heavy pressure, targeted therapy massage, stretching , two feet deep barefoot bars massage

Karen studied massage therapy at Body Wisdom School and joined our team immediately after she became licensed in early 2019. Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, Karen was a social worker, but wanted a career that was more physically active, yet still helped people. Massage therapy was a perfect fit!


Typical pressure range: medium to firm, my sessions tend to be a bit of relaxation work and a bit of focus work

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I work with a more slow, firm, broad technique (Think forearms ironing out the tissue)

Specialties: EV signature massage, hot stone massage, seasonal features, targeted therapy massage (coming soon with Karen!)

Doesn't offer: Super heavy pressure, prenatal massage, body scrubs, two feet deep barefoot bars massage

Anna is a 2016 graduate of the Body Wisdom Massage Therapy school. She specializes in a flowing, soothing massage. Her passion for nurturing others inspired her career in massage therapy.


Typical pressure range: light to firm, I'm primarily a relaxation-oriented LMT, I want to help reduce stress and put you in the zone

Her typical "relaxation session" style: I combine techniques like  slow, broad, flowing techniques, trigger point work and holding spots to mix-it-up

Specialties: EV Signature Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Seasonal features, body scrubs, foot reflexology, prenatal massage

Doesn't offer: Super heavy pressure, targeted therapy massage, stretching , two feet deep barefoot bars massage