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About Us

AO Wellness Center's success is built on trust, expertise, professionalism, and a personal touch that always puts your health and well-being first. We are dedicated to providing nurturing treatments and continuing
education to promote self-healing.

Kitty Austin

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kitty graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ivy Tech Community College in 2014 with her associate degree with a concentration in Therapeutic Massage. She has received certifications to specialize in Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT) along with her degree.

 

Since opening 11 years ago she has continued her education and experience with certifications in Kinesio Taping and Cupping Therapy.  Kitty is also certified in treating trapped nerves, and is a Reiki Master, a third-level practitioner. She is also trained in Symphony of Cells and Barefoot Massage.

 

Kitty is now taking your furry friends on as clients. She is certified in animal Reiki and Kinesio taping for our furry kids. Animals that can be seen include dogs, cats, and small animals. All animals need to be potty trained. 

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Sandy Stearley

Licensed Craniosacral Therapist

Sandy is a certified massage therapist who graduated from the Associates of Integrative Health Massage Therapy School in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2004. She has studied under Upledger Institute in Craniosacral Therapy Somoto Emotional Release, Immune Response, and BioAquatic Therapy. Sandy continues her studies under David Tomlinson's two-year curriculum.

Sandy is also trained in Emotional Freedom Technique or (Tapping), a method that some have found helpful in managing their emotions. Experts are learning that our emotions have a lot to do with our illness. This can be Cancer, heart disease, overweight, to name a few.

Sandy is now offering sessions for your pet; she will work with your dog or cat at the center.

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Heather Gill

Licensed Massage Therapist

Heather is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ivy Tech Community College.  She received her license for Therapeutic Massage and is continuing her studies in various modalities of massage therapy to help broaden her technical abilities.  She currently provides the following massage services: Barefoot massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Hot Stone therapy.  Heather is certified in Advanced Barefoot Massage, Range of Motion Barefoot, and Hot Ashi Barefoot. Her passion is to help people, whether that is by creating a relaxing environment or relieving unwanted pain.

Heather is also a 20-year retired veteran of the Army National Guard, where she served her country both in the states and overseas.  She takes pride in her military background and would like to continue to serve her fellow comrades through therapeutic massage, which has not only helped her with PTSD and physical challenges but many other fellow soldiers.

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Samara Young

Licensed Massage Therapist

Samara, a licensed massage therapist since 2023, is currently pursuing her studies in Occupational Therapy at ISU. Her dedication to natural medicine and belief in the body's innate healing abilities are evident in her practice.  She offers a diverse range of massage techniques tailored to individual needs. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Massage Therapy, she excelled academically, maintaining a stellar 4.0 GPA throughout her four years of study.

She is certified in Myo-Skeletal Alignment Technique (MAT), Kinesiology Taping, Rock Blades (IASTM), Rock Pods- Cupping Therapy, Rock Floss, and Percussion Therapy- With Thera Gun Pro. Samara is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association of Indiana and the American Massage Therapy Association of Indiana. In 2023, she received the Hine’s Memorial Award- Indiana State University Award for the Highest Academic Achievement. 

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