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Massage - Yoga - Nutrition
221 E. Center Dr - Alton, IL 62002

Our Staff

Olivia Kelly, NCTMB, LMT, RYT (Co-owner)

Olivia Kelly, NCTMB, LMT, RYT, is a 2004 Graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO. Olivia developed her technique in Swedish massage including deep touch therapy and related modalities. She is a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher, a graduate of West-East Natural Healing Yoga School.

Olivia specializes in deep tissue massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. Olivia incorporates all of these modalities during a massage session to fit the needs of each individual.

Theresa Franklin, NCTMB, LMT, RYT (Co-owner)

Theresa Franklin, NCTMB, LMT, RYT, became interested in massage therapy while living in California in the 1980s. She graduated in 2003 from the Body Therapy Center, Swansea, IL, where she received training in a number of healing modalities including Swedish, Myofacial, Trigger Point, Lymph Drainage and Reflexology.

Theresa's clients consist of men, women and children of all ages; however, she has a special interest in women's health issues. This has prompted her to further train in massage for cancer, hospice, HIV/AIDS, mastectomy and breast surgery, and has completed the third level of Lymph Drainage with the Chikly Health Institute.

Theresa has been a yoga practitioner for many years and is a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher. She teaches Hatha/Vinyasa style classes at the wellness center and keeps her students connected to yoga by integrating all levels of yoga. Theresa believes that each student can benefit from every style and level of classes offered knowing that self-care, whether through yoga or massage, is key to maintaining both mental and physical health.

Gail Humiston, Certified Reflexologist

As far as I know, my mother, Oma Smith, was the first reflexologist in the metro east area. For a short time she taught it at Lewis & Clark here in Godfrey.

I moved back from the Southwest in 1990 and took over her practice. Her health was poor, so I decided to stay.

This is my fortieth year as a certified reflexologist (April 1977). I've worked in five states west of the Mississippi and am enjoying being in one place.

My original teacher was Eunice Ingham, who has since passed on, as well as many others, including my mother that was one of the best reflexologists I've ever met.

I have two work areas, one in Alton (Be Well Now) and one in Edwardsville (Studio Gaia) and am available by appointment only. I am off on Sunday & Wednesday.

Please Call – 618.377.1370

MASSAGE THERAPY

Holly Pruiett, LMT

Holly Pruiett, LMT, is a 2010 graduate of Alvareita's College in Godfrey. She specializes in Swedish techniques. Holly served in the Army from 2003-2007, including two tours in Iraq. After leaving the service, Holly decided on massage therapy as a career. She has a particular interest in treating injured veterans.Holly specializes in geriatrics and previously worked at United Methodist Village. When Holly isn't working, she enjoys kayaking and fishing.

YOGA

Sasha Bassett, 200-RYT

Sasha Bassett, RYT, graduated from West-East Natural Healing Yoga School in November 2016. She currently teaches alternate Saturday mornings.

Angie Becker, 200-RYT

Angie Becker, RYT, has a passion and commitment to yoga that is apparent the moment you enter her class. After practicing for 11 years she began YTT in February 2015. In November 2015, she graduated Yoga Alliance certified 200 hours through West-East Natural Healing Yoga School. As a lung cancer survivor, she became interested in the breath and body healing modalities of holistic yoga. Angie's attention to form and breath in Hatha/Vinyasa style is intended to create space and healing. A place where you are motivated to achieve more than you thought possible. Through Karma Yoga, she teaches volunteer classes at The Boy's and Girl's Club in Alton after school. Her other fitness interests include water sports; swimming and skiing, kettlebell, hiking and boating. She plans to reach higher goals through continuing education, workshops and sharing with others all the benefits of Yoga. "There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen."...Rumi

Gail Herzog, 200-RYT

After Gail Herzog, RYT, retired from a career of teaching a full range of Communication courses in higher education, she became hooked on yoga, appreciating the vastness of the practice and resonating deeply with its profound philosophical foundations, opening a doorway into another world through its movement, conscious breathing, and mindfulness.

She received the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Studio Gaia in 2016 and completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program (created by Jon Kabat-Zinn) in 2013 from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Having experienced the healing power of yoga in her own life, Gail is very much motivated to explore with others some of the wondrous things that have been shared in the practice of yoga, knowing that there are numerous reasons that drive a person to their mat, but the deeper gifts of yoga eventually reveal themselves. She believes that yoga is for everybody, and is especially interested in sharing Yoga Nidra (“Yogic Sleep”) a profoundly healing, delicious form of yoga requiring no physical movement, utilizing specialized relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, meditation, and guided imagery to relax consciously and deeply to reveal one’s True Self.

Danette Watt, 200-RYT

Danette Watt, RYT, is a 2014 graduate of West-East Natural Healing Yoga School and a certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher. Danette is a Crossfitter, runner and overall health and fitness enthusiast who seeks to teach with strength and understanding. She strives to show her students the benefits of yoga for all groups of people - athletes looking for active recovery, seniors working to maintain their functional fitness and students who want a more challenging class. Danette is always reading and learning as much as she can about all aspects of yoga - the physical as well as the philosophical and spiritual.