At Renew Mind and Body Wellness we believe in the power of touch as a key component of holistic wellness. Our massage therapies are designed not just to relax your body, but also to rejuvenate your mind and spirit.
Massage Therapy

Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, stress reduction, or simply a moment of tranquility in your busy life, our certified massage therapists are committed to providing you with a personalized treatment plan. Utilizing a range of techniques from Swedish to deep tissue massage, our therapists work diligently to address your specific needs and health goals. Experience the profound benefits of massage therapy at Renew Mind and Body Wellness, and embark on a transformative journey towards better health and well-being.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Types of Massages Offered at Renew Mind and Body Wellness
  • Swedish Massage
    A lighter relaxing massage with long flowing strokes performed with an emphasis on stress relief.
  • Prenatal
    A specially trained prenatal therapist provides relaxation and stress relief for the expectant mother. The specific techniques used enhance the wellbeing of both the mother and baby while greatly reducing the discomfort of pregnancy.
  • Deep Tissue
    A massage where firm pressure is used to work deep into the muscle layers to release spasms and flush out toxins. Very helpful for injury rehabilitation and reduction of inflammation.
  • Sports Massage
    A form of Deep Tissue Massage that incorporates stretches to reduce stress on joints and increase range of motion. Sports Massage is helpful both before and after strenuous physical activities.
  • Clinical Thai Bodywork
    Clinical Thai Bodywork is a treatment modality based on trigger point therapy and neuroscience that uses pain hacking techniques to quickly restore muscle strength, function and pain free movement. Sessions are 90 minutes in length and done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor. Treatment is very interactive between client and therapist and includes modalities such as vibrational distraction, electronic point stimulation and Post-isometric relaxation (PIR) muscle energy technique.
  • Infant Massage
    Infant massage is a specialized type of massage taught to deliver services to childbearing women and their infants. Because of the delicate nature of infant massage, massage therapists need to be specially trained and certified in this type of massage.

  • Trigger Point Massage
    Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. A trigger point is an area within soft tissue structures that is characterized by local tenderness and/or referred phenomena which can include pain, tingling, numbness burning or itching. Students learn to apply firm pressure to these points which helps to clear the trigger point by repeatedly flushing the blood and accumulated toxins out of the trigger point. This creates conditions that foster healing.
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
    Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia* and releasing bonds between fascia and integument, muscles and bones, with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and balancing the body. Myofascial release frees fascial restrictions and allows the muscles to move efficiently.
    Reiki massage is a Japanese healing practice that helps people feel more connected to life. It is an ancient healing technique involving the placement of hands onto the body in order to channel energy. Reiki allows the massage therapist to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy to improve health and enhance the quality of life.
  • Diploma Osteopathic manual practice
    DOMP is a hands-on method of treatment whose purpose is to restore function in the body by finding and addressing the primary causes of pain. There is an inextricable relationship between the structure and function of the body. The goal is to restore the position, mobility, and vitality to the structures of the body and allow it to return to a more natural, healthy state. Treatment can be directed toward health and maintenance, resolving specific issues such as injuries or degenerative changes, and enhancing athletic performance.

Our Massage Therapists

At Renew Mind and Body Wellness, our massage therapists are more than just service providers; they’re skilled professionals dedicated to your well-being. Each bringing their unique expertise and approach to the table, they’re united by one common goal: to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Here, you’ll find a diverse team of certified specialists, well-versed in various massage techniques. Get to know our exceptional team members and discover how they can guide you on your personalized journey towards rejuvenation and relaxation. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together!

Brandi Mayer
Brandi MayerMassage Therapist
I went to school for massage therapy and then worked for a chiropractor for a while. Then I decided I wanted to try nursing school and after almost 2 years. I quickly remembered why I went into alternative therapies. I always had a thought there had to be a balance and began looking into more functional medicine. I took more classes in myofascial release, neuromuscular, I have a diploma in Osteo Manual Practice where I learned muscle energy therapy, craniosacral therapy and more, pregnancy and infant massage and Thai bodywork.

When I massage I use all of my different techniques to tailor what I believe your body needs to address each client’s musculoskeletal needs. With my background in nursing I always felt that there was more to it and I found my missing link when I found a program called Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. This program allows me to look at functional lab work to address underlying issues. We were taught to help clients with Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress reduction, and Supplements. This allows us to help every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Now I can not only help the musculoskeletal but the body as a whole.

Jamie Mathews
Jamie MathewsMassage Therapist
Jamie Mathews, MT has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals. Using a holistic approach to her work, Jamie fully attends each client’s needs, beautifully interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Whether you desire a deeply indulgent massage, to work on long-term injuries and trauma, or to just relax, she is able to meet you where you are on your journey.
Kelsey Duernberger
Kelsey DuernbergerMassage Therapist
I’m Kelsey Duernberger, a Licensed Massage Therapist. I began my Massage Therapist training in 2017 at A Gathering Place Massage Therapy School and Clinic under the guidance of Cindy Goodnetter. I am passionate about making others feel the best in their bodies! I enjoy treating clients to a relaxing Swedish Massage when it’s time to unwind, and I also enjoy treating mothers-to-be to Prenatal Massage. I find my most gratifying work coming from Trigger Point Therapy. This work provides relief to chronic pain areas that have developed over time by using a combination of direct holding pressure and stretching techniques to the affected area.

Whether you are looking to relax and drift off, or need relief to your chronic pain areas, I will listen to you with intention and develop a custom treatment plan specific to your needs.

Annette Woldanski
Annette WoldanskiMassage Therapist
I became a Coaching the Body™ practitioner (CTB™) because my severe back/hip pain that was unsuccessfully treated with traditional medical techniques. I have a love of fitness and a fascination with functional body movement. Coaching the Body™ is a clinical treatment modality based on trigger point therapy and neuroscience that uses pain-hacking techniques to quickly restore muscle strength, function and pain-free movement. I am genuinely amazed and inspired by the effectiveness of this treatment in helping people out of acute and chronic pain. Many clients come to me with sciatica, SI joint dysfunction, hip pain, headaches, lower back pain, frozen shoulder and plantar fasciitis. Sessions are a minimum of 90 minutes in length and done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor.

Treatment is very interactive between client and therapist and includes modalities such as vibrational distraction, electronic point stimulation and Post-isometric relaxation (PIR) muscle energy technique.

Dennis Frank
Dennis FrankMassage Therapist
Dennis is a licensed massage therapist in Illinois and Missouri. He is a 2003 graduate of the Healing Arts Center now located at 10073 Manchester Rd. Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63122. He has practiced in Columbia, IL for more than 17 years and has also been part of several other wellness centers. Dennis currently practices the modalities of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Therapy, and Myofascial Release. He has a Continuing Education Certification in: Prenatal massage, lower back specifics, cervical specifics, shoulder specifics, Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy for upper extremity, and Active isolated stretching for the lower body. He has participated in webinars dealing with massage protocols for plantar fasciitis, headache, and whiplash.

His interest in the healthcare field and passion for helping people to achieve a balance of physical, emotional, and spiritual health are the reasons why he has chosen the field of massage therapy. His belief is to treat the whole being (mind, body, spirit) and to bring forth an integrated healthy self.

Dawn LaFata
Dawn LaFataMassage Therapist
I am a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Biocraniopath, Level 3 Reiki Master, Level 4 Touch for Health Specialist and Certified YoMassage Instructor.

I began my career over 25 years ago as an Operating Room Nurse after graduating from Barnes Jewish Hospital of Nursing. It wasn’t until I began obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at McKendree University that my entire attitude on “healthcare” shifted. I took a transcultural nursing class that showed the many different alternatives to “medicine” as I knew it. I learned that there are many holistic ways to heal people, outside of western medicine. I started classes in holistic health immediately following my BSN. Additional areas in which I trained are: Massage and Bodywork through the Healing Arts Center, Biocraniopathy, Touch for Health, Reiki, Prana and YoMassage.

I specialize in energy work, Touch for Health, acupressure, trigger point release, myofascial release, Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, cupping, reflexology, biocraniopathy and YoMassage. I am excited to help YOU find your own wellness within!

Sherry Stein
Sherry SteinMassage Therapist
Sherry Stein embarked on her massage career in the summer of 2020. She specializes in deep tissue massage and has chosen to deep dive into continuing education certifying in 5 levels of myofascial release as well as beginning her training in touch for health. One can choose to experience a relaxing/renewing massage to a more deep therapeutic session within her care.
Nathan Voegtle
Nathan VoegtleMassage Therapist
Nathan Voegtle is a licensed massage therapist that has been practicing since 2021. He graduated from The Body Therapy Center in 2021 and returned the following year for his certification in myofascial release. He is a strong believer in a holistic approach to health and that being healthy physically, mentally, socially and spiritually are all important factors in maintaining one’s overall health.

Nathan specializes in pain management while allowing for relaxation and mental clarity. His massage therapy sessions are custom fit for each individual using Swedish, deep tissue and myofascial release all based on the specific needs of the client. The fulfillment that comes from reaching goals and creating satisfied clients is what fuels his passion for massage.

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Renew Services

At Renew Mind and Body Wellness, we are dedicated to empowering individuals on their path to holistic well-being. Our comprehensive wellness services are carefully crafted to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, promoting a harmonious balance in your life. From personalized yoga sessions to rejuvenating massages and mindfulness workshops, our experienced providers are committed to providing transformative experiences tailored to your unique needs. Step into a realm of tranquility and self-discovery as you embark on a journey towards renewed vitality at Renew Mind and Body Wellness.

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