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Meet the Body First Massage Therapy Team

A well respected and trusted collective of knowledgeable professionals working to help clients reach their wellness goals

Doug Sellers

Doug Sellers

Founder/CEO
Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Florida School of Massage
    Practicing Massage since 1997
  • Specialties
    Sports Massage, Muscle Injury, Pain Management
  • Body First Sports Massage
    -Developed Body First Sports Massage program setting the standards and criteria unsurpassed for therapists. -Helped grow the Body First Sports Massage Program into an nationally recognized program specializing in massage therapy for competitive athletes. -Travel with Kansas State Track and Field Team for competitions.
  • Philosophy
    Sports Massage, Muscle Injury, Pain Management
  • Know your therapist
    Doug has been practicing massage therapy since 1994. In 1997 Doug founded Body First. He has extensive experience working with clients with health problems including: paralysis, Parkinson's, Multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and more. Doug also works regularly with collegiate, Olympian, professional, and amateur athletes.
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Stephen Parish

Executive Vice President/Director of Massage
Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Florida School of Massage
    Practicing Massage since 1997
  • Specialties
    Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release
  • Body First Sports Massage
    -Provide treatment of athletes for muscle injury, regular maintenance, and sports massage for post- competition recovery. -Helped grow the Body First Sports Massage Program into an nationally recognized program specializing in massage therapy for competitive athletes. -Travel with Kansas State Track and Field Team for competitions.
  • Philosophy
    Sports Massage, Muscle Injury, Pain Management
  • Know your therapist
    Stephen has experience working with many types of clients. He uses a variety of techniques to help his clients. He generally utilizes deep tissue work and isolated stretching in his massage sessions. With experience working with athletes from amateurs to collegiate level to professional he is a great asset to the Body First team.
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Tracy Seehafer

Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Bellus Academy, Manhattan, KS.
    Practicing Massage since 2013
  • Specialties
    Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue
  • Know Your Therapist
    Tracy joined the Body First Massage Team in the spring of 2014. Her easygoing demeanor, positive attitude, and professionalism puts clients at ease and allows Tracy to help alleviate their stress and pains and experience the relaxing wonders of massage.
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Mica Stites

Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Bellus Academy, Manhattan, KS.
    B.S. Kansas State University- Animal Science with secondary degree in Gerontology
    Practicing Massage since 2013
  • Specialties
    Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Geriatric Massage
  • Know Your Therapist
    Mica is skilled in a variety of modalities including Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Raindrop technique. Mica's knowledge of anatomy and physiology along with a true sense of caring for clients and their well being makes Mica a valued asset to the Body First team.
Mary Mignano

Mary Mignano

Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Wellspring School of Allied Health
    B.S. Kansas State University
    Practicing Massage since 2012
  • Specialties
    Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Headache Migraine Relief
  • Know Your Therapist
    Mary is a long-time resident of the Manhattan area and graduated from Kansas State University in 1992. Mary has experience helping clients with a diverse array of wellness objectives. She can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout, work with you on injury rehabilitation and range of motion issues, assist in the relief of migraines and tension-related headaches, or help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation focused treatment. Mary encourages everyone to try massage therapy at least once, so you can decide if it could be positive addition to your healthy lifestyle.
    Beginning in 2015 Mary began a vital part of the Body First Sports massage program. She traveled with collegiate sports teams
    Mary uses a variety of mobilization techniques, range of motion, and other active therapies to achieve maximum benefit from each session. To get the most from your experience, you will be an active participant! You probably won’t be napping.
    In 2016 began offer fire cupping to her clients. Mary utilizes fire cupping techniques and also may incorporate “moving cupping” into the session. (moving cupping = Massage lubricant is utilized to allow the cups to glide over muscle groups)
Jessica Stawicki

Jessica Stawicki

Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Texas Center of Massage Therapy, Houston TX
    Practicing Massage since 2013
  • Specialties
    Acute Medcial Massage, Sports Massage
  • Know Your Therapist
    Hailing from the state of Texas, Jessica is a graduate of the Texas Center of Massage Therapy in Houston Texas and Licensed Massage Therapist. Her knowledge and massage therapy skill-set make her a valued member of our team. In addition to providing massage therapy at Body First Jessica also offers eastern modalities including cupping and Gua Sha Therapy.
Ariel Greeley

Ariel Greeley

Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Bellus Academy, Manhattan, KS.
    Associates-General Studies, Barton Community College
  • Specialties
    Deep Tissue,  Restorative Massage
  • Know Your Therapist
    Ariel Certified in numerous modalities including Deep Tissue, Prenatal massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and more. She believes in being able to help people not only feel better but function better.
Daniel Wiesman

Daniel Weisman

Certified Massage Therapist

  • Education and Experience
    Massage Certificate, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Specialties
    Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage
  • Know Your Therapist
     
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Do you want to build a career in massage therapy? Here is your opportunity! Body First is a leader in providing Massage Therapy for the Manhattan area. We are known for providing professional therapeutic massage with a particular focus on pain management, massage for sports performance, and dealing with such conditions as fibromyalgia, sciatia, muscle injury, TMJ, and countless others.

 

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