Sharon Dean, PH.D., Licensed massage therapist, owner

Massage therapy has always been part of my life. My father was an Osteopathic physician and showed me numerous techniques that he used to relax and give pain relief to his patients with chronic illnesses. I observed how massage helped many of his patients with cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and those who were elderly. I have always been convinced that a healing touch can help patients in almost any circumstance. In 2014, I decided to leave my museum career to pursue my passion. I recently completed my studies at Columbus State. I am now licensed in massage therapy and certified in Trigger Point work and Oncology Massage. Read More


amanda ritchey, yoga instructor

I started my yoga journey as a way to get back in shape after baby #2. Little did I realize at the time that yoga is so much more than the asanas (postures) that we see on TV and Instagram. The mental, spiritual and physical benefits I received from yoga were so life-changing, I went on to complete my 200 hour RYT training at Burn Within Yoga in Grove City. I am excited to bring my love of yoga to those in my Hilliard community. Read More

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Alternative healing methods such as massage, herbal medicines, aromatherapy, etc. make more sense to me than most things in this world. I began my holistic journey at the Healing Arts Institute (a.k.a Orion Institute) in Perrysburg, Ohio studying therapeutic massage. I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself mentally, physically, and energetically. I love assisting the body in the process and being a part of a solution that reaches the core of the problems. Stretching, movement, and kneading to restore and aid the body’s natural healing process is so important to me, mainly because movement is life!  Read more


KARIANNE CISEK, licensed massage therapist

Powerful practices like holistic healing, mindfulness, and setting an intention have always captured my interest. Massage therapy allows me to activate these practices. I intend to be mindful during my practice and help my clients let go of stress by bringing their bodies and minds back to a place of true relaxation. I recently earned my massage therapy certificate at Columbus State Community College and I am very excited to begin my practice at Embody Health and Wellness. Read More



I have always been interested in the healing aspects of alternative medicine. I believe strongly in the mind and body connection. It started with my family practicing reiki and other forms of energy work. I become interested in massage therapy after an ACL injury when I was younger. During the recovery period from the surgery, I received reiki and massage from a family member while I was in physical therapy. While attending Columbus State I rediscovered yoga, reiki, and other holistic practices. I started looking into massage therapy programs and transferred to Miami-Jacobs . I received my certificate in 2015. Read more 

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Jayne Kelley, Office manager, esthetician

I am currently studying to become an esthetician after over ten years in the library field.  I became passionate about skincare and wellness several years ago, and can not wait to begin practicing on Embody’s amazing clients.  I look forward to being a resource for all things beauty and skincare with a focus on cruelty free, natural products. It is so rewarding to help people look and feel their best.  In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read, and of course continue the hunt for the best beauty products.


Josh Mann, licensed massage therapist

Our bodies’ ability to heal themselves is amazing, almost as if they're reading a repair manual. Occasionally, it seems, a step is in a foreign language. Massage is an intervention that can translate that step and facilitate our bodies’ healing process. Before massage, I worked in several kitchens and with children with various disabilities. I am legally blind and want a career where I am judged by what I can do as opposed to my disability. Massage is that for me, since it is focused on touch.

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penny flowers, licensed massage therapist

The human body is an amazing creation. I believe massage is a universal language of love and healing. I believe we have the ability to heal, and I am grateful to be a witness to stress relief facilitated by massage. I recently graduated from Columbus State Massage Therapy program. After seeing how massage helped my mom while battling cancer, I knew I wanted to learn how to help others with massage. With a calm and gentle touch, I draw from my experience in Swedish massage and aromatherapy and am always looking for learning opportunities.