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 Trigger Point Therapy, she has successfully treated various conditions including chronic neck and back pain, reduced rotator cuff mobility, 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 to stay physically active but do so on a more moderate level. Being a former 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. She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from KU and began working as a personal trainer as well as being part of the marketing team at 24-Hour Fitness.

Leah met Lisa Lahm while they were both working at a wellness facility in Lawrence and developed a friendship and mutual respect for each other’s work ethic. In 2013, Lisa approached Leah about partnering up to help build her vision of a Whole Health Center. Since then, Leah has been an integral part of managing the front desk and staff, developing networking relationships, creating marketing ideas and addressing all administrative duties. 

 In her leisure time, Leah enjoys hanging out with friends and family 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 graduating from Wellspring School of Allied Health in 2020 with a specialized interest in deep tissue, hot stone massage, and cupping 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. 

Alex’s style of massage blends together soothing Swedish techniques and tension relieving trigger point therapy, with comfortable and relieving medium to very firm pressure that is designed to help tight muscles unwind, while also soothing the nervous system with long, slow strokes.

Alex enjoys bringing relief to chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, tennis and golfer’s elbow, sciatica and piriformis syndrome TMJ pain, migraines and headaches, or calming the nervous system to bring relief to insomnia, depression and anxiety, and stress.

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 High School, 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. In 2022, Dre earned his massage therapy certification from Wellspring School for Allied Health.

Dre’s journey from an athlete to personal trainer, boxing instructor, and now a massage therapist reflects a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. Dre specializes in Sports Massage, Assisted Stretching, and Deep Tissue Massage using a more vigorous, faster pace massage strokes to promote increased blood flow and breakdown of chronically tight muscles. 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.

Jake Fritzel
Jake Fritzel

Jake, a Douglas County Native, has lived in the Lawrence area most of his life. In 2012, Jake graduated from Wellspring School of Allied Health with an Associates Degree in Integrative Massage and Wellness. Jake’s multi-faceted background, from significant weight loss to becoming an NASM certified personal trainer and massage therapist, highlights a diverse and holistic approach to wellness. 

His commitment to martial arts, teaching, and various recreational activities promotes his love for treating all levels of athletes. With Jake specializing in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Assisted Stretching, and “Fire and Ice Massage” it equips him with tools to effectively work with clients that deal chronic pain issues. He has also completed continuing education courses with Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) for the neck and head as well as the shoulder, arm and hand that teach neuromuscular techniques to treat a multitude of conditions that affect those areas of the body.

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

Julie Scruggs
Julie Scruggs

Julie has been a long time team member as she joined Body Specific after graduating from Wellspring School of Allied Health in 2016. Julie’s expertise lies in Senior Massage, Prenatal Massage, Swedish Massage, and Cupping coupled with her focus on Trigger Point Therapy. She demonstrates an integrative approach by incorporating slower medium pressure techniques when addressing specific muscle concerns while still creating relaxation for the client. 

Outside of work, Julie loves spending her time exploring a variety of different destinations, working with horses and having family time. 

Kristin Lowrey

Kristin began her journey into healing in 2010, graduating with academic honors from Wellspring School of Allied Health in Kansas City, MO.

In 2015, Kristin returned to her hometown Bartlesville, OK where she had the opportunity to establish her own business. There, she built a solid practice and was active in the community. She soon discovered a passion for working with athletes, leading her to complete a specialized certification in Sports Massage through the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Kristin has worked with all types of athletes; young, collegiate, and even professional athletes, including PGA Golf Tour participants.

Kristin prides herself on customizing each session, blending techniques like Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy to address individual needs. With extensive training in various modalities and over 100 hours of continuing education, she specializes in managing chronic pain conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, and TMJ disorders.

Kristin enjoys hiking, yoga, journaling, and reading outside in her hammock when she’s not in the treatment room. Her heart belongs to her daughter, dog, and boyfriend, and she cherishes every precious moment with them.

Mara Mueller
Mara Mueller

Mara started her post high school journey with a Bachelor’s degree in English but her meditative and holistic energy brought her to Wellspring School of Allied Health where she graduated in 2021 with a certification in massage therapy. Recently Mara has continued her education by taking courses in Myofascial massage, a technique that treats connective tissue/scar tissue, and a PNMT course that taught neuromusclular techiques to address various shoulder, arm and hand dysfunctions.

Mara’s intuitive approach to massage leads her to listen to what the clients needs are in conjuction with being aware of what their body is presenting at the time. By balancing relaxation with more targeted neuromuscular work in her massage style, she specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial techniques.     

Mara’s diverse interests in hiking, reading, and art fill her spare time when outside the office.   

Melissa Pike
Melissa Pike

Melissa grew up on a farm in Jefferson county, Kansas. Out of this grew her love for being in nature and understanding of hard work. Melissa attended Wellspring School of Allied Health, earning her certification in massage therapy in 2007. 

As a Seichim Reiki master/teacher, she integrates mind, body and spirit to elevate relaxation. Melissa specializes in deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal, and polarity therapy which utilizes the body‘s positive and negative charge in the electromagnetic field to influence energy flow by applying both hands to the body at once on opposing locations. 

Melissa enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, reading, and learning arcane history.


Mindy Mies & Shadow
Mindy Mies & Shadow

Mindy is a Lawrence Kansas native, Lawrence High School and University of Kansas graduate. Mindy completed her massage training in 2018 at the Wellspring School of Allied Health, where she earned an Associates of Science, Master Massage Therapist degree with honors.

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.  

In her spare time, Mindy loves to walk, read and spend time with her husband, twin sons and her many animals.

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. Treating the intricacies of the neck is what Nicole enjoys the most. She looks at everyone one’s anatomy as a puzzle box with instructions written on each muscle and her slow methodical massage style seeks to solve that puzzle for each client. Her greatest joy is helping give people the quality of movement they need to fufill their lifestyle goals.
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 is a Kansas native and a graduate of WellSpring School of Allied Health in Lawrence, Kansas, with 750+ hours of massage training. She is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). Sheila has certifications in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute and Lymphatic Massage from the Center for Massage Training. She is an Usui-trained Reiki Master/Teacher. Sheila received national certification through the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, Gliding Cupping, Lymphatic Massage, and Reiki. 

Sheila shared her massage knowledge and skills when she became a massage instructor at WellSpring. During her two years teaching, she taught several different classes including Basic Swedish Massage and Interpersonal Communication. Sheila’s varied work experience has given her personal and unique insights into how profoundly stress can affect our minds, bodies, and spirits.


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, a graduate from the Entourage Institution of Beauty and Esthetics (2023), is dedicated to her role as a Licensed Esthetician. Her journey from considering physical therapy to finding her passion in skincare showcases her commitment to caring for people. She emphasizes personalized skincare treatments with a strong interest in working with individuals with Rosacea and Sensitive Skin. Her own personal experience with Keratosis Pilaris as a child has shown her the dramatic results using Microdermabrasion for treating KP as well as other skin conditions.  

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 full body waxing using soft wax with a personalized approach. She specializes in customizing all the facials offered at Body Specific with her favorite being the Dermaplaning facial. 

In her free time, you will find Sarah spending time with her boyfriend & their two dogs, or training with her lease horse, Seven.

Medical Aesthetics & Nutrition

Dr. Toni Pittman
Toni Pittman, MD
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. 


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 11 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.