Holly Krebs is a Certified Rolfer© and also practices Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, and Neural Mobilization; a session with Holly often integrates all four of these therapies as is needed. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 2001, Holly used a combination of bodywork, acupuncture, and dietary changes to heal her organs and become healthier and more vital. After a childhood of compromised health, Holly was excited to discover how profoundly alternative health care and lifestyle changes reduced her pain, improved her energy, and helped her resolve emotional and psychological stresses. She soon entered into massage therapy training with the intent of later becoming a Rolfer, which she did in 2008. She is also the owner of Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy. She lives with her husband, Brett Stoppel, and their daughters, Evy Krebs and Hazel Stoppel.
Risa Kearn is a Certified Rolfer© who also uses Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Rolf Movement education, and Neural Mobilization in her sessions. Risa grew up in Lawrence and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare in 2000. She also represented KU as a member of the rowing team, an early inspiration for her later interest in bodywork. After graduation she served in AmeriCorps for two years, building houses with Habitat for Humanity one year and performing outdoor service with Outward Bound during the second year. While serving in Atlanta, she chose to use the AmeriCorps education grant to pursue her massage therapy training. Upon returning to Lawrence to practice as a massage therapist, she was convinced by Holly that Rolfing should be the next step in her career, and she finished her training in 2008. She lives with her husband, Keenan, their two sons, Liam and John. You can now schedule online with her.
Georgia Palos Shiney, Lawrence native, is a Massage Therapist who specializes in therapeutic deep-tissue massage; she also integrates yoga and body mechanics knowledge and Neural Mobilization techniques into her sessions. Her interest in running and active sports inspires her use of non-invasive therapies for injury prevention and recovery and overall physical maintenance. After satisfying her wanderlust by spending two years in Hawaii, Georgia returned home for the birth of her first nephew and decided to train as a bodyworker. She graduated from the Massage Therapy Training Institute in 2008 and promptly began her practice at Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy. She is also well-informed about supplements and other natural remedies after working for The Community Mercantile’s wellness department for a year. And her greatest test of patience and strength is practiced everyday with her new baby Leo, born in August of 2010. Georgia continues her quest for knowledge of the body and all of its wonders with the hopes to create comfort and wellbeing for the people of her community.
Brian Ubert is a Massage Therapist who specializes in working with athletes and improving athletic performance. He uses deep tissue and myotherapy techniques to assist in injury prevention and recovery. Growing up in Overland Park, Brian was introduced to manual therapy through chiropractic care and massage therapy. The cumulative effect of these practices relieved chronic pain that had developed while he was building houses, which lead him to pursue an education in bodywork. Having an athletic background, Brian can relate to athletes, the demands their sports place upon them, and the physical imbalances that can develop from their work. In addition to having his private practice at Kinetikos, Brian is the Massage Therapist for Sporting Kansas City (the Major League Soccer team formally named The Wizards). He is also an active volunteer providing post-event recovery for athletes at local sporting events including 2010 Kansas Marathon, and the 2010 and 2011 70.3 Kansas Ironman events. Brian lives in Lawrence with his brother, Steven, assisting him in his Athletic Training studies at KU.
Kalen Richardsonis a student of Rolfing Structural Integration who uses Myofascial Massage techniques and Rolf Movement in her sessions. Kalen grew up in Winfield, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a degree in English/Creative Writing and then again in 2013 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing, with a focus on modern short stories, Children's Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies. During Graduate School much of her extra time and focus went to the study and practice of Yoga, which she chose to pursue after graduation. She received her 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification in 2013 through KC Fitness Link, and has studied and trained in Lawrence, KS and Boulder, CO. She now manages and teaches classes at the yoga and pilates studio, OmTree Shala, in Lawrence while continuing to work on her fiction. She went to Phase 1 of Rolfing school at the Rolf Institute in the fall of 2013 and plans to go back for Phase 2 as soon as she can. She enjoys the practice of Rolfing as it employs both the analytical and creative mind.
Supriya Desai, L.Ac (MO), is an acupuncturist who obtained an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College New York and is certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She joined the field of Chinese Medicine after three years of consulting following her graduation from The George Washington University. After encouragement from her physician parents, Supriya embarked on the path to becoming an acupuncturist in order to make a substantial difference in people's lives each day and has never looked back since! As a self-proclaimed people person, her compassionate treatment style emphasizes personal communication with patients coupled with successful clinical results. She provides facial rejuvenation acupuncture with facial massage as well as traditional acupuncture and herbal therapy, treating a variety of ailments. A running enthusiast, she ran the Chicago and New York Marathons in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Supriya recently moved from NYC to Lawrence with her boyfriend, Cam, who is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Kansas. Born in Philadelphia and having lived in the Northeast all her life, she's thrilled to make Lawrence her new home.
Casey Emmerich Sorell is a Lymph Drainage Therapist. She discovered the multi-faceted benefits of bodywork when she began working with Holly several years ago. As a past surgery had left her with chronic lymphedema, Casey became interested in Lymph Drainage Therapy but had difficulty finding a practitioner in the area. She decided to pursue the training herself to provide this health service to the Lawrence community. In addition to her hands-on therapy, she likes to provide her clients with inspiration to clean their bodies through other means as well, such as diet and other practices. Casey feels very blessed to be able to pursue this work, is passionate about her work with her clients, and looks forward to continuing her education to further benefit her clients. She is also a practicing dental hygienist at Dr. Jim Otten’s office in Lawrence. A Lawrence native, Casey lives here with her two children, Indiana and Cienna.
Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy is located at 920 Massachusetts, Suite 1 in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. Our office is on the east side of Massachusetts Street, between 9th and 10th Streets, upstairs above The Roost.
Parking and Entrances
The downtown parking garage, between 9th and 10th on New Hampshire, provides free two-hour parking. Our alleyway entrance is the wildly-colored door with signs for The Yoga Center of Lawrence and Neighborhood Studios, and is opposite the parking garage. Metered parking is available on Massachusetts, and our Mass Street entrance is just to the right of The Roost's.
About Our Name and Your Body
Kinetikos is the Greek word for moving or putting into motion. The proper functioning of our body is dependent upon so much internal motion--blood and lymph flow, nerve impulses, muscle and connective tissue movement, and more. All of this internal motion makes our external motions possible--we can walk, drink water, fight an infection, and respond with lightning reflexes.
But over time, our body and all of its systems accumulate bits of damage from everyday living and occasionally suffer from injury that is structurally traumatic to our body. This causes our internal motions to become less well coordinated, and subsequently, we experience a variety of health problems from aching backs to anxiety to insomnia. Many health problems that we face as we age are caused by, or aggravated by, the body's structural problems. It is our goal to help bring your muscles, connective tissue, bones, nervous system, and organs back to a state in which all of your body's movements, internal and external, are smooth and efficient and provide you with optimal health.