Licensed Massage Therapists
Nicole Embree, LMT
Nicole first became interested in massage therapy as a student athletic trainer for Gretna High School. She did not originally attend college for massage therapy because she was told by others that it was not a career! However, after two years of classes, Nicole finally decided to pursue massage therapy anyway! She fell in love with massage therapy and finished the program with honors.
Nicole has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from the Omaha School of Massage in the Spring of 2010. Nicole joined the Essentials family in 2012 and is now lead therapist for our Center Street location. As lead therapist she helps with marketing chair events and making sure our massage team is taken care of. She offers many modalities, such as, Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy massage, Reflexology of the feet, Oncology massage, Warm Bamboo, and Sports massage. Nicole incorporates many different techniques into her massages including Thai stretches on the table, Seated neck work and stretches, side lying massage, trigger point work and chair massage. Nicole currently lives in Omaha with her husband Adam and their son Tristen. Nicole enjoys movies, weightlifting, kickboxing, gardening and the outdoors. Nicole strives for total body health and wellness, small changes over time have been the most beneficial. Nicole competed in her first Fitness show in the spring of 2015 where she placed 2nd and 3rd place.
Crystal Stidham, LMT
Dawn Kindley, LMT
Dawn's interest in massage therapy began when she started getting treatment for chronic neck and shoulder pain, which was a result of being thrown out of a car during a car accident that she was in when she was 8 years old. Dawn saw how chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy create a perfect marriage since they became a necessity in managing her pain and maintaining mobility in her neck. It is for that reason that Dawn went back to school to get her massage therapy license with a goal to workn in a chiropractic office. She graduated on the President's List at Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University and has been blessed to work at Esentials ever since.
Dawn's schooling and on-going education of essential oils here at Essentials have increased her interest and desire to live a more natural and organic life. That is not to say that she is 100% natural, organic, and gree of all impurities and negativities. She is, however, consciously aware and continuously aiming to be more natural.
When Dawn is not working, she is enjoying time with her family, readina a book, or doing something creative. She wishes to be a world traveler, but resolves to practice massage therapy until that happens. She looks forward to utilizing her knowledge and skills to effectively deliver therapeutic massage so that you can experience relief from pain, get increased mobility, and have a healthier functioning body.
Cat Davis, LMT
Catherine Davis (Cat) was born and raised in Omaha. She attended the Omaha School of Massage Therapy graduating in 2009. Upon graduating, she had the opportunity to work with her mentor at Omaha's Om Center before being luckky enough to cross paths with Dr. Kate Hansen at Essentials.
Cat had a traditional medical background before attending school, but also had a deep curiosity for Eastern medical practices, making her work at Essentials a perfect fit. That curiosity has led her to learn some of the Eastern healing techniques such as Gua Sha and cupping. She is also certified in other massage modalities which include hot stone massage, traditional Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage massage, reflexology, and fertility massage which is highly complemented by the fertility acupuncture treatment that Dr. Kate Hansen practices. Cat is also certified in Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage and Reiki II.
Cat is passionate about helping others and assisting them in feeling their best. On the personal side, she loves cooking and being outdoors.
Sherri Hrabik, LMT
Sherri graduated from the Ancient Wisdom College of Healing Arts in Council Bluffs, IA in 2004. She is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, has a certification in pregnancy massage since 2008, and is Coordinator of the Omaha Massage Forums.
We are priviledged to have Sherri working part-time as a Licensed Massage Therapist at Essentials. Working full-time at a large insurance company, Sherri seems to be drawn towards the medical profession. She has plans to learn more and obtain a certification in oncology and mastectomy massage.
Sherri is married, has two grown children and 3 dogs. She enjoys camping, being outside, time with friends and family, as well as learning new techniques to help towards health and wellness in her patients lives.
Catie Yuhas, LMT
Catie Yuhas was born in Chenneye Wyoming, but moved to Great Falls Montana shortly after she was born. She moved to Omaha Nebraska in the summer of 2002. Catie fell in love with Omaha so decided to stay after completing high school. She attended Capitol School of Hairstyling. After graduating she decided to continue her education and enrolled in Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. It was in her schooling there that she found her true passion through massage.
Catie loves doing a mixture of modalities in her massage. She enjoys doing deep tissue, reflexology, Thai, Swedish, sideline, and the use of essentials oils to enhance each massage. Catie notes the issues of the client she sees and customizes her massage to fulfill their needs and maximize the benefit of their massage. She loves to hear when people come back to her that they are feeling much better. Massage has so many benefits and Catie loves that she gets to help people see those benefits.
In Catie's free time you may see her running around Omaha. She has done many half and full marathons. Her new running goal is becoming an ultra runner. She has completed one 60k and has plans to one day do a 50miler. When she is not running she loves to spend time outdoors with her dog Tommy or on a plane traveling. It is another one of her goals to explore world.
Conrad Cunningham, LMT
Headaches are one of the biggest issues that people suffer through. Clients, co-workers, and family continually come to Conrad complaining of headaches. In the past, he too struggled with headaches. He became dedicated to finding a root cause and more natural way to deal with the debilitating effects headaches can bring. While going through chiropractic care and massage therapy, a light bulb went on; he had found an answer to his cause. Developing a focused treatment plan was the most important and effective direction in his path to recovery and prevention. Conrad was inspired to help others, so he began the process to obtain his massage therapist license and graduated from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare in April of 2015. His passions in massage lie more on the therapeutic side utilizing deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. He hopes to become efficient in nerve mobilization in the near future.
After work you might catch Conrad at the local rock climbing gym, mountain biking, or hiking the trails of Fontenelle with his family.
Mary York, LMT
Mary is from Aurora, Nebraska where she raised her son and daughter. In the summer of 2012, she moved to Omaha to attend the Omaha School of Massage & Healthcare. She graduated the following year with honors as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Mary joined the office staff at Essentials Natural Family Health in November of 2014 where she primarily works the front desk and also part-time as a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Mary believes that a natural and preventative approach is the best way in maintaining a healthy body and mind. She spends much of her free time working out, reading nutrition and exercise articles, and spending time with family and friends. Working at Essentials has provided Mary a place to work with others who share her passion in living healthier lives and in sharing that with the patients of Essentials.
Karen Knight, LMT
Jahana Grace, LMT
Lisa Widdowson, LMT
Doris Flott, LMT