Co-Owners

Lisa Lahm
Lisa Lahm

Lisa Lahm has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years and since 2007 has established a thriving practice in Lawrence, KS.  She is the founder/owner of Body Specific, which has fulfilled her dream of owning her own company and has since, with the help of her business partner, Leah Henderson, created a Whole Health Center to include a large diverse massage therapy team, chiropractic care, acupuncture, skin care, waxing, Botox, and nutritional assistance.

 After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, she graduated with honors from the nationally renowned Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO. Specializing in Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, she has successfully treated various conditions including chronic neck and back pain, tension headaches/migraines, Fibromyalgia, low back and sciatic nerve pain. Continuing her education, Lisa received specialized training in Oncology Massage allowing her to work safely and with a greater understanding of needed modifications on individuals that are currently being treated for cancer, survivors, or cancer patients in the final stages of life. In 2020, Lisa received her certification in Personal Training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with a focus on postural strength training.

Lisa has worked with a multitude of active individuals that range from Professional and Olympic athletes, triathletes and runners, as well as individuals that like stay physically active but do so on a more moderate level. Being a professional fitness competitor herself, Lisa leads a very active lifestyle which is a passion for her outside of her work as well as spending quality time with her husband and son and traveling as often as she can.

Lisa is not accepting new clients at this time.  

Leah Henderson

Leah, co-owner of Body Specific, has been part of the Lawrence community since 1998, initially drawn to the University of Kansas on a softball scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, she worked in personal training and marketing at 24-Hour Fitness.   Driven by her passion for helping people feel better, in 2013, Leah co-founded Body Specific with a close friend.  In her leisure time, she enjoys hanging out and traveling with her husband and son. 

Massage Therapists

Alissa Dundes Schmidt
Alissa Dundes Schmidt

Alissa is a Southern California native who grew up playing a variety of sports and ultimately devoted her time to competitive swimming. Alissa moved to New Orleans in 2005 after earning a swimming scholarship to the University of New Orleans where she earned a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy in 2009. She then earned a Diploma of Massage Therapy from Blue Cliff College, graduating with honors in 2011 before moving to Lawrence in 2013. 

Alissa is working to become a physical therapist and brings the relevance of her studies into her massages. Specializing in deep tissue and trigger point therapy, Alissa intends to benefit her clients’ overall well-being through regular massage therapy, increased stretches and movement, and improved posture and biomechanics. Alissa’s movements are based in Tai Chi providing a rhythmic and undulating flow that brings periods of relaxation in more intense deep tissue sessions.

In her free time, Alissa enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs at their home in North Lawrence.

Alex Prince
Alex Prince

Alexander was born and raised in Kansas, growing up with sisters and mother who worked in the health care services, and a creative father who inspired his love for learning. Alexander’s journey from an English degree to specializing in deep tissue, hot stone massage, and cupping from Wellspring School of Allied Health in 2020 shows a unique and diverse career path.  His commitment to continuous learning and drawing inspiration from both clients and peers reflects a dedication to providing excellent service. 

Outside of work, his love for nature, cafes, and warm sunspots adds a personal touch to his interests. 

Dre Allen
Dre Allen

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Aundre (Dre) moved to Lawrence in 2006.  At Free State, Dre played football, basketball and ran track. He continued his football career at Baker University for 5 years, graduating from Baker with a B. A. in Exercise Science. Dre’s journey from an athlete to personal trainer, boxing instructor, and now a massage therapist reflects a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. His firsthand experience with the benefits of massage, coupled with his diverse roles in fitness, positions him well to contribute to the Body Specific Team. Dre specializes in Sports Massage, Assisted Stretching, and Deep Tissue Massage. 

Jake Fritzel
Jake Fritzel

Jake, a Douglas County Native, has lived in the Lawrence area most of his life. Jake’s multi-faceted background, from significant weight loss to becoming an NASM certified personal trainer and massage therapist (2012), highlights a diverse and holistic approach to wellness.  His commitment to martial arts, teaching, and various recreational activities adds a dynamic aspect to his lifestyle.  Jake specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Assisted Stretching, and “Fire and Ice Massage”. 

Jake’s passion for making friends and family laugh adds a personal touch to his well-rounded interests. 

Julie Scruggs
Julie Scruggs

Julie’s expertise in Senior Massage, Prenatal Massage, Swedish Massage, and Cupping, coupled with her focus on Trigger Point Therapy, demonstrates a well-rounded approach to relaxation and addressing specific muscle concerns. 

Julie’s passion for horses, exploration, and family time outside of work adds a personal touch to her interests. 

Mara Mueller
Mara Mueller

Mara’s diverse interests in hiking, reading, and art, along with her training at the Massage School of Allied Health, contribute to her unique style of bodywork.  Specializing in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial techniques, Mara aims to balance relaxation with targeted therapeutic approaches while prioritizing client comfort.  

Melissa Pike
Melissa Pike

Melissa’s training from the Massage Therapy Training Institute in 2007, coupled with her specialization in Pre- and Post-Natal Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Energy Work, showcases a diverse skill set.  As a Seichim Reiki Master/Teacher, she incorporates movement with intent to restore health, encompassing spirit, mind, and body.  Melissa’s passion for working with crystals, stones, and essential oils brings balance and adds a holistic touch to her practice. 

Her love for music, skateboarding and outdoor adventures with her seven children enriches her well-rounded lifestyle.

Mindy Mies & Shadow
Mindy Mies & Shadow

Mindy’s remarkable journey, navigating life without sight and achieving feats like conquering black diamond ski slopes and completing half marathons, reflects her resilience and determination.  With Shadow, her seeing eye dog from the Seeing Eye Inc., Mindy not only gains independence but offers a therapeutic calming effect to her clients. Mindy specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Prenatal massage.  She also loves to give Hot Stone Massage Sessions as well. Mindy brings a unique perspective to her practice. 

Nicole Manriquez
Nicole, a Wellspring School of Allied Health graduate (2021), specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Energy work. As a Seichim Reiki Master/Teacher, she creates a holistic experience, promoting relaxation for the mind, body, and soul through her massages. Outside of her therapeutic work, Nicole finds joy in her art studio, nature walks, and quality time with her son and cat.   
 
Sheila Meggison

Sheila, a 2013 Wellspring School of Allied Health graduate, brings over 750 hours of massage trainings and holds certifications in Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Massage. Sheila specializes in gliding cupping, Lymphatic Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki.  Her diverse background, including roles as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, deputy sheriff, and more, provides unique insights into stress’s impact on our minds, bodies, and spirits.  As a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Sheila’s extensive experience enriches her holistic approach to massage therapy. 

Estheticians

Alexus Jones
Alexus Jones

Alexus’s dedication to skincare, backed by her training at the Entourage Institue of Beauty and Aesthetics (2016), reflects a commitment to understanding individual skin needs.  Having completed extensive hands-on training and academic requirements, Alexus brings a comprehensive approach to facial procedures, and full body hair removal.  Alexus prides herself on being a Brow Artist as well as a Lash Lift and Tint specialist. 

Outside of her professional life, her enjoyment of spending time with family, friends, and two dogs adds a personal touch to her well-rounded lifestyle. 

Hanna Rieb

Hanna is a Licensed Esthetician who graduated from Entourage Institute of Beauty & Esthetics in 2023. She is a result driven esthetician who prides herself on being able to customize a skincare regimen for every client she treats. Hanna loves to also give Lash Lifts.  She is a Kansas born and raised native from the town of Rossville. From a long line of nurses – Hanna went to Emporia State University to study nursing but soon came to realize she wanted to be able to help heal people in a different way.  She struggled with her own acne and skincare issues, which led her to her passion of skincare treatments.  Hanna specializes in custom Facial Treatments, Brow Laminations, and Lash Lifts.  Hanna’s goal at Body Specific is to create a long-lasting relationship with her clients through a strong foundation of education, trust, and dedication on both sides.  

When Hanna is not in the treatment room, she is chasing her next bucket list travel destination or spending quality time with husband and their many animals at home. 

Maddie Fenley

Maddie is dedicated to her role as a Licensed Esthetician, emphasizing personalized skincare treatments and fostering connections with her clients at Body Specific. Her journey from considering physical therapy to finding her passion in skincare showcases her commitment to caring for people. 

Outside of work, Maddie values an active lifestyle and cherishes time with loved ones, including her dog, Beau. 

Esthetician at Body Specific
Sarah Fuentez

Sarah, a Licensed Esthetician from Mitsu Sato Academy (2020) brings a passion for skincare and client satisfaction to Body Specific.  Whether it’s a custom facial or waxing, Sarah is dedicated to providing the best service.  Her goal is to become the go-to person for skincare emphasizing on full body waxing with a personalized approach.

Outside of work, Sarah finds joy in spending time with friends, family, and her animals.

Medical Aesthetics & Nutrition

Dr. Toni Pittman
Dr. Toni Pittman
Dr. Pittman is an emergency physician by training, but her passion lies in helping patients live their best lives.  She received both her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Kansas. In 2006, she completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Indiana University, then returned home to Kansas to practice medicine.  Through cosmetic care and nutrition, Dr. Pittman hopes to provide clients with the results they desire, in order to put their best foot forward in all that they do.  
 
In her spare time, she enjoys working out, reading, part-time cattle ranching, hiking, and spending time with her three amazing teenagers. 
 
Melissa S. Norris, APRN
Melissa S. Norris, APRN
Melissa Norris is a Family Nurse Practitioner that has been working in the Lawrence community for the past seven years. She has been a Nurse for 16 years, and an APRN for the past year. She has worked in several different areas of nursing, but she has found a passion for helping others and most importantly giving others the knowledge and skills to feel good about themselves and have the tools they need to live happier and healthier tomorrows. 

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family on their farm, as well as being her kids biggest supports in all they do.  She loves to travel, read, and enjoy the outdoors every chance she gets. 
 

Chiropractor

Dr. Cheyanne Morris-Evans
Dr. Cheyanne Morris-Evans
Dr. Cheyanne is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in the state of Kansas. She grew up in Lecompton, KS and graduated from Perry-Lecompton High School. She then attended Cleveland University in Overland Park, KS where she earned a B.S. in Human Biology as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic. While attending Cleveland University she studied Diversified, Applied Kinesiology, Thompson, Activator and Webster Techniques. Dr. Cheyanne is passionate about health and wellness and is excited to be a part of the Body Specific wellness team serving this great community.
 
In her free time,  Dr. Cheyanne enjoys spending time with her family.

Support Staff

Sophie Gulino
Sophie Gulino

Sophie works as Front Desk Support during the week. 

Sophie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and is now attending KU. She plans to graduate in Spring 2024 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  When Sophie isn’t at school or working, she is hanging out with friends or serving on her sorority’s Chapter Management Team.

Annalee Hanneman
Annalee Hanneman

Annalee works Front Desk Support during the week. 

Annalee is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Lawrence to attend KU. She plans to graduate in 2024 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies followed by a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. When Annalee isn’t at school or work, she enjoys walking her dogs, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Megan McHenry
Megan McHenry

Megan works as a Front Desk Assistant on Thursdays and fills in during the week as needed. 

Megan loves being in nature, making various home goods, and having nightly dance parties with her hilarious toddler and husband. 

Kamie Wise

Kamie works as our Front Desk Support. Born and raised in Nebraska, Kamie has made Kansas her home.  She has spent many years in various positions within the healthcare industry and enjoys working with people.

Kamie and her husband Scott have 9 grandchildren.  They range from 1-15 years of age.  Three in the Lawrence Kansas City area and 6 more split between Texas and North Carolina.  The older ones are all involved with sports so traveling is becoming more of a hobby.

In Kamie’s free time she enjoys sewing and spending time with her hubby.

Sarah Tiengo
Sarah Tiengo

Sarah is our Digital Marketing Director. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Advertising, Sarah worked in Corporate America as a Training and Instructional Design Specialist. 

She loves the Chiefs, teaching Jazzercise, and spending time with her husband and two kids.  If it’s a nice day she will be cruising around town in her blue VW Bug, Betty.  She is an active member of the Lawrence Community, including volunteering at Just Food along with holding many committee positions with local groups.  

Gracie Mutuku
Gracie Mutuku
Bio coming soon.

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