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MEET OUR TEAM

Each of our wellness professionals owns their own business, rents their own individual suite, and takes payment separately. Please schedule with a practitioner that fits your specific needs.

Click on a wellness professional's available services link to bring you to their services and pricing page.

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KRISTINA PIEHL-OCHOA

Owner & Licensed Massage Therapist

As a nationally certified massage therapist, Kristina brings over 20 years of experience. She is licensed to perform massage therapy in the state of Wisconsin and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Since opening Bodywise in 2011, Kristina has become a strong supporter of self-care and promoting the body's ability to heal itself. Her goal for every session is to create a space that allows the mind and body to return to their natural state of harmony and balance.

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ANALYN FAMANAS

Licensed Massage Therapist

As a licensed massage therapist from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2013, Analyn strives for complete relaxation, harmony, and balance during each session. Analyn specializes in a combined flow of Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger points, sports massage with focused breathing, and is experienced in chair massage. She is passionate about educating clients in self-care and helping them reach their individual needs and goals.

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KRYSTAL POLENSKI

Licensed Massage Therapist

A graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Natural Wellness, Krystal has been a licensed Massage Therapist in Wisconsin since 2010. She is experienced in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal or pregnancy as well as hot stone massages. Krystal enjoys providing a relaxing yet therapeutic session by helping clients relax and heal muscle and body aches. She strives to restore natural healing to the mind and body.

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KELLY APPELHANS

Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

I have 10 years of massage and skin care experience working in various environments from luxury resorts to medical spas. I attended Tricoci University for esthetics and bodywork, as well as, Cortiva University for massage therapy.

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THERESA ANDERSON

Licensed Massage Therapist

I graduated from White River School of Massage Therapy in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2002. I also have a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from UWM in Milwaukee, which has broadened my knowledge and experience with treatment of upper extremity dysfunction. In addition to my original massage therapy training, I have had many continuing education opportunities over the years that I integrate into my  massage for greater effectiveness. Some of these techniques include fascial therapies such as Myofascial Release, cupping, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to release restrictions that create structural misalignment that causes pain. I incorporate various neuro-muscular techniques and stretching to relieve muscle tension, lengthen muscles, and increase range of motion. I also use warm towels, essential oils (when preferred), and warm stones to facilitate relaxation. Please call or text with any questions.

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SARA BONILLA

Licensed Esthetician

Sara has a true passion for skincare and beauty. She strives to help clients achieve their goals and it is important to Sara that her clients are comfortable and at ease when receiving esthetic services. Whether it be facials, microdermabrasion, peels, or waxing services, Sara enjoys performing them all. As a 2012 graduate of the VICI Beauty School in Milwaukee, Sara continuously researches trends and techniques related to her field. In her free time, she enjoys baking and cake decorating (cupcakes are her specialty!).

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ANDREA LESNER

Licensed Esthetician

Andrea has a passion for all things skin and is proud to customize skincare needs specific to each client’s needs and goals. As an out-of-the-box thinker, Andrea likes to get creative with her services. Whether clients need customized facials, microdermabrasion, a chemical peel or body wax, or body service, she maintains a relaxed environment. Andrea is a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy Esthetics program, and when she’s not researching new and up-and-coming techniques for her field, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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JESSICA GILLENGERTEN

Licensed Acupuncturist

BodyWise’s resident acupuncturist, Jessica brings a rich background of herbal knowledge, nutritional studies, organic farming, and beekeeping to our practice. She has traveled extensively around the world, including Canada, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean learning from the industry’s top neuroacupuncturists. Holding a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, Jessica is also a certified neuroacupuncturist - actually, one of the first 65 people in the United States to hold this title! Jessica’s healing style embodies new research with ancient techniques allowing her to provide compassionate, individualized care to each patient. For those a bit hesitant about needles, Jessica also offers acupressure.

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CHREESHA NGUYEN

Licensed Nail Technician

Chreesha started Natural Nails over 20 years ago and is excited to provide her services at BodyWise.

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CRYSTAL CARTER

Certified Qi Gong Trainer & Reiki Master Teacher

Crystal is a Certified Qigong Trainer and Reiki Master Teacher who empowers her clients to create balance within themselves on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level. By utilizing the healing modalities of Qigong or Reiki, Crystal will determine the location of any energetic blockages a client may have and redirect energy in such a manner that balance is restored.

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GEORGE PACHECO

Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

George has over 17 years of experience in therapeutic massage. George has studied massage therapy at Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee, WI and has been a certified licensed massage therapist since 2005. George specializes in corrective body posture massage, carpal tunnel massage, and thoracic outlet massage.  George has also undergone 3 levels of reiki training and soft cupping at MSI Healing in Evanston, IL under the guidance of Billie Topa Tate. He has been a Reiki Master for 4 years. 
George has studied nutrition at Shaw Academy as a health coach for five years. He is currently studying to become a Yin Yoga teacher. George believes in helping people holistically and giving them the knowledge to achieve their own total body balance.

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SIDNEY YILDIRIM

AYURVEDIC ESTHETICIAN

Hi I'm Sidney, I graduated from Institute of Beauty and wellness, where I received comprehensive training in Esthetics and holistic wellness. As a dedicated esthetician, I am passionate about enhancing your natural beauty while promoting relaxation and self-care. Whether you seek a rejuvenating facial, wax, body work or expert skin care advice, I am committed to providing personalized treatments tailored to your unique needs. In addition to that, I am a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Ayurvedas ancient wisdom allows me to guide you towards balance and vitality in mind, body and spirit. Join me on a journey to divinity, where beauty and wellness intersect.

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MICHELLE SALING

Eyelash and Microblade Technician

Michelle Saling is currently a Registered Dental Hygienist that has taken her passion for people as well as her skills and attention to detail to focus to create the MiShe Cove Spa. Michelle has been doing lashes for over 8 years and Microblading for 6 years and loves helping people enhance their natural beauty. She has also always been passionate about natural health. She recently completed a degree in holistic medicine through the Wellness Way. She loves getting to know clients to best help them with their beauty needs as well has health needs and overall well being. Michelle is a certified lash specialist through the company Lavish Lashes, headquartered in California. Michelle is also a certified Microblading specialist and is currently loving the amazing results and attention this service is bringing. Michelle loves working with people and is very excited to help her clients achieve every new confidence possible. What makes her happiest of all, is knowing that she created joyful news and a sense of well-being for anyone seeking beautiful, yet natural looking lashes and brows that frame their face perfectly giving them a lift and youthful look.

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JERI TORRE

Lash Artist

 Jeri is an experienced lash artist who has been working in the beauty industry for over 5 years. She is dedicated to the transformative power of beauty and has a natural talent for creating stunning looks that enhance her clients' unique features. Jeri is passionate about physical fitness and often incorporates wellness practices into her beauty routine. She is highly skilled at lash extensions and takes great care to ensure her clients feel beautiful and confident after each appointment. Jeri is a certified lash specialist through the company Lavish Lashes, headquartered in California. 

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DESIREE HARRINGTON

Certified Romana Pilates Instructor
Owner Pilates of Kenosha

Desiree is a Romana’s certified Level 5 Pilates Instructor with over 12 years of experience in the Industry.  She has completed numerous Continuous Professional Education courses under the strict protocol of the Romana’s certification standards offering the highest quality Pilates Instructor training program in the industry.  Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. Its effects are not only muscular but mental as well focusing on healthy, deep breathing.  Romana’s Pilates is world renowned, available in more than 15 countries and offers classical techniques adhering to the original teachings of Joseph Pilates proven effective for more than 80 years.

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AMI BOUTERSE

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Owner of About Voice

Each person’s voice is precious and unique. When speaking or singing become challenging, communication may be ineffective or painful. Voice quality, effort, loudness, or pitch may be impacted. Ami Bouterse, owner of About Voice provides therapy services to rehabilitate, affirm and enhance one’s communication. She is a compassionate speech language pathologist (SLP) who also has extensive experience in voice performance and pedagogy. Ami holds a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree from Emerson College. She also holds voice performance degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and teaches as an Associate Professor of Music at UW-Parkside. Her goal is for all to become their own personal expert on the health, care and wellbeing of their voice and speech.

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CYNTHIA MASON

Certified Crystal Healer

Cynthia is a certified crystal healer who is passionate about helping others feel their best. 

Crystal healing can be a complex journey and not a one size fits all. After your initial consult to balance, cleanse and charge your chakras, Cynthia will customize a plan for your needs. 

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AMBER ORTIZ

Licensed Esthetician

Owner of Wisconsin Skin Lounge

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