About Our Massage School
Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage School's Mission is to promote quality education in the art & science of massage therapy by developing the students personal, spiritual, and intellectual goals and helping them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to provide professional and ethical services.
Our goal is to provide a quality education in the massage and bodywork field. We provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for students to learn, grow, and have their questions answered. Our philosophy is that our way is not the only way, but rather a foundation for students to build upon. Small class sizes provide the opportunity for personalized attention and growth as each student explores many of the modalities of massage therapy.
Our concern is for you to feel that you have achieved your own personal and professional goals by coming to Body & Soul Massage School. Our staff recognizes that the learning experience is different for everyone and works with each individual to develop and attain their goals. We hope this profession will enrich your own life as well as the lives of your families, friends, and future clients.
School History and Ownership
In 1995 Jennifer Ethridge
received her first massage from Janna Akins
and was inspired to embark on her path in the holistic health field. Over the next 10 years Janna and Jennifer stayed in touch and encouraged each other in their own growth. In December of 2003, they came together once again with the idea to share their education and years of experience in massage therapy with others.
They knew they each had different strengths that would complement the other, yet had a common vision and dream to create a massage school. They knew they wanted a school that offered a holistic approach that included energy work as well as manual therapy, a small class size that had a personal feel, and a curriculum that would be unique to this area. Over the course of the next 6 months, they worked with the Kansas Board of Regents to develop a certified school. By November of 2004, Janna and Jennifer were the proud owners of Wichita's Body and Soul Massage School.
About Our Massage Center
Body & Soul Massage was opened Nov.1, 1999 (on a hope and a prayer), by Janna Akins, with just two therapists then. Since then the total staff has grown of four full time and 3 part time people.
Janna’s reason for wanting her own place to work was so to maintain the quality and standards that she believes should be held by a massage therapist.
Janna wanted a warm relaxing and safe environment for clients, nothing clinical or fast paced. People comment all the time that they feel as if they are coming to someone’s home for a visit when they walk in.
Janna also wanted to practice what she believes in, that the soul is as important as the body when being treated. To achieve that, you have to have the right people as well as the right environment.
Body & Soul does many different modalities of natural practices and has the perfect to place to be able to treat each client according to their needs.
When looking for a location in Wichita for Body & Soul Massage, Janna looked at a building (their current location) and said out loud “This is exactly what I need because I want to have a school someday and I’ll have a room upstairs made just for that!”
Body & Soul Massage Center continues the same beneficial works that were started in 1999 and has expanded, not just in therapists, but in the styles and techniques of massages that are offered and will continue to provide clients the best treatments Wichita has to offer.