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Our Licensed Massage Therapists

Sherri Hrabik

Sherri Hrabik

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Hot Stones, Prenatal, Reflexology

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

Catie Yuhas

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Reflexology, Trigger Point

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

Conrad Cunningham

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal, Infant, Thai

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 care 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 Adams

Mary Adams

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Raindrop, Cupping

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.

Kaylie Price

Kaylie Price

Licensed Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon.

Crystal Stidham

Crystal Stidham

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Acupressure, CranioSacral, Deep Tissue, Gua Sha, Infant, Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Raindrop, Reflexology, Trigger Point, Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

Crystal grew up in Florida until age 16 when her family relocated to Tennessee. Before discovering her passion for therapeutic massage, Crystal earned two bachelor's degrees from East Tennessee State University, one in Biology and one in Studio Art. She moved to Omaha in 2011. Crystal was always amazed at the healing power of physical touch. It was this curiosity that led her to put herself through massage school at Omaha School of Massage. She's been loving what she does ever since.

After hearing Essentials founder Dr. Kate Hansen speak at her Eastern Wellness class and then experiencing one of her acupuncture sessions, Crystal and Dr. Kate agreed Essentials was the place for Crystal's career to blossom. That was in 2012. The rest is history!

Outside of Essentials, Crystal participates religiously in Crossfit and Crossfit Hydro. She loves to explore various forms of physical activity including pole dance classes, ballroom dance classes, yoga, hiking, walking her cat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, target practice at shooting ranges, swimming, and kayaking/paddle boarding.

She loves uninterrupted days at home, creating healing deliciousness in the kitchen, deepening her understanding and personal application of emotional and nutritional healing, reading, drawing, knitting, self-applied massage therapy work, maintaining healing sleep hygiene and socializing with friends and loved ones.

Karen Knight

Karen Knight

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Infant, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point

Karen graduated from the Omaha School of Massage Therapy in 1995. She has spent her entire career working in chiropractic offices. She joined Dr. Hansen and the Essentials Natural Family Health family in December 2016. It was Dr. Hansen's vision of mind, body, and spirit care in one facility that drew Karen to join the Essentials team. Karen specializes in Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Cupping, and Swedish Massage. You can also find her at the front desk assisting patients.
 
"People ask if I still enjoy what I do after 24 years, and my answer is always yes! It is so rewarding to see how one improves during a session not only in body, but in spirit as well. I have always been driven to help others to the best of my ability. I feel that I can achieve this ever day through massage therapy."
 
Karen was born and raised in Omaha and is the youngest of eleven children. She has been with her high school sweetheart, Anthony, for 27 years and married for 18 years. In her spare time she enjoys vacationing at the beach, Husker football, tailgating, and spending time with family and friends.

Adam Vogel

Adam Vogel

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep Tissue, Oncology, Prenatal, Lymphatic Drainage, Passive Stretching, Swedish

Adam was born in CO but grew up in Bellevue. Adam went to massage school at Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. When he isn't at the office, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and plenty of reading.

Amber Foote

Amber Foote

Licensed Massage Therapist

Modalities: Deep tissue, Swedish

Amber joined our LMT team in summer of 2019! She is originally from Omaha and graduated from the Omaha School of Massage. She has been a massage therapist for 10 years and is fabulous at deep tissue and relaxation massage!

In her free time, Amber spends time with her 3 young sons. She loves to read, swim, bike, ride horses, and travel. Fun fact: Amber also went to Clarkson College for Radiology Technology!