Licensed Massage Therapists

Dawn Kindley

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: Raindrop, Deep Tissue, Prenatal

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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 free 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, reading 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

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: Deep tissue, Raindrop, Prenatal, Fertility, Cupping, Gua Sha, Hot Stones, Reflexology

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 care 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

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: 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

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: 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

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: 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 York

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Raindrop

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.


Lisa Widdowson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: Acupressure, Bamboo, Cold Stones, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage, Prenatal, Reflexology, Thai, Trigger Point

Lisa Widdowson has been a massage therapist since 2010. She was trained by Eric Stephenson, Dr. Pam Popper & Dr. David Bole, nationally known educators in the fields of massage therapy, nutrition, and acupuncture. She is certified in various modalities, most recently certified to do Lymph Massage for Detox. Her modality of choice is Contrast Therapy, which uses warm stones and cool marble to warm up the tissue and then rid it of inflammation. Other techniques employed include Acupressure, AromaTouch® Technique, The Magic of Hot Stone, Myofascial Release (Deep Tissue), Pre-Natal (Pregnancy), Reflexology, and Warm Bamboo. Lisa is also a member of the Nebraska chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Leadership from Grace University.

Lisa lives with her family in LaVista, NE. She offers a unique blend of massage modalities, heat therapies and essential oils to help her clients get what they want: More Energy and Less Stress. Truly, giving all the glory to our Creator, she believes that massage benefits the body, mind and spirit!


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Licensed Massage Therapist

Kahleigh was born and raised here in Omaha, NE. She took an interest in nutrition and health during her pregnancy with her son. During that time and then post-partum, she enjoyed reading and watching documentaries about healthy living. The more she learned, the more she wanted to learn. She took a special interest in yoga and increasing her flexibility.

While searching for yoga classes on the internet, she happened upon an advertisement for Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. She went in for a tour and ended up enrolling that day. On her last day, she met Dawn Kindley and Catie Yuhas during a mock interview and was immediately interested in working with them at Essentials. Kahleigh graduated with honors in the spring of 2017 and began her career at Essentials.

In her massages, Kahleigh enjoys using a mixture of modalities depending on which will be most beneficial for her client. She incorporates Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue, Hydrotherapy, passive stretching, and also loves pregnancy massages. She enjoys giving both therapeutic as well as relaxation massages.

At home, Kahleigh’s son likes to pretend that he is a chiropractor while she is a massage therapist. Passing down her knowledge and passion for a healthy lifestyle to her son has been very rewarding. Healthcare is not just her job, it’s her life.


Kaylie Price

Licensed Massage Therapist

Crystal Stidham

Licensed Massage Therapist

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


Karen Knight

Licensed Massage Therapist

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


Marni Hodgen

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specialties: CranioSacral, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point