Gunnar Thelander

Gunnar Thelander

Ed.D. - CEO, Speaker & Master LMT - John Maxwell Certification

Gunnar is excited to lead such a wonderful team of individuals who are committed to making a positive change in the corporate world we live in. We are here to show your employees just how loved and appreciated they are through you! We provide a true health and wellness package that will reduce the stress, relax the body and mind, and propel the spirit into greater productivity in the workplace. Research proves it! Gunnar's educational background entails a BS in Exercise & Sports Science from Texas State University, and an MA and Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Organizational Leadership. He has been a teacher and coach for all individuals in living a healthy, balanced lifestyle to maximize your life in every area. He is currently OSHA certified to speak in areas of Health and Safety in the Workplace, Ergonomics, and a trainer in First Aid/CPR. Give Massage Kneads a try in your workplace, and your employees will thank you! We look forward to serving you!

Glen Adkins

Glen Adkins

COO, Master LMT LMTI ACEP

Glen graduated in May of 1998 from Great Beaumont School for Massage Therapy in Beaumont, Texas. After relocating to Dallas, Texas. Glen has worked in a variety of settings including day spas, a private massage therapy practice specializing in working with clients with Fibromyalgia, pregnancy, sports injuries and chair massage in an corporate setting. Between 2004 and 2012 Glen completed training in Myofascial Release, pre-natal massage, essential oils, shiatsu, sports massage and release of the rotator cuff. Glen is experienced in several modalities of massage, including: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, prenatal, and injury rehabilitation. Glen has also worked as a Massage Instructor at several massage schools in the Dallas area and is currently pursuing teaching continuing education to other licensed massage therapists. Glen is one of the proud owners of Massage Kneads and MK Speaking a full service health and wellness company. Glen is very passionate about the field of massage therapy and hopes to continue to educate the public about the benefits of massage and make massage an affordable and valuable part of his clients' wellness plans.

Betty Scott

Betty Scott

Managing Director, Master LMT LMTI

Betty started her massage practice in 1987. Her practice has been rewarding and challenging. Working at Medical City Hospital for 5 years was very rewarding. She has also been part owner of a rehabilitation center in Carrollton for seven years. Betty has completed training in Myofascial Release, pre-natal massage, essential oils, shiatsu, sports massage and release of the rotator cuff. She is experienced in several modalities of massage, including: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, prenatal, and injury rehabilitation. Currently Betty has a private practice in Plano and works with a rehabilitation center in Wylie, TX. Speaking on the subject of health and wellness has been a way for her to share and was keynote speaker for UDCC Womens Spiritual Retreat.

Justin Collier

Justin Collier

Mobile Chiropractor

Dr. Collier graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas in 2016. He spent the following year traveling to learn from some of the busiest Chiropractic offices in the country and honing his skills under the mentorship of some of the most successful Chiropractors in practice today. Dr. Collier has Certified Advanced Proficiency in Torque Release Technique, which has been proven through research to be the most specific, scientific chiropractic technique in the world. Torque Release Technique provides practice members of any age with the most gentle and reproducible chiropractic adjustments.

Out of his love for educating and helping as many people as possible, Dr. Collier has decided to bring a new and different model of corporate on-site Chiropractic practice to the Dallas area.

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David Wilcox

Owner/CFO

David is known as the behind the scenes guy here at Massage Kneads. He is proud to be part owner, as well as the CFO. David has over 20 years experience in business after earning an International Business Degree from Oklahoma City University. David has been a part of the Massage Kneads team since day one ensuring that the financial and logistical aspects of the business are running smoothly so his business partners could focus on what they do best: giving the best care and treatment to our customers!

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Sarah Barnes

Austin Regional Director

Sarah is the Regional Director for the Austin, Texas branch of Massage Kneads. Graduating a mere two years ago from massage school in 2016, Sarah worked, assisted, taught and experienced the gamut of opportunities in the massage therapy industry. She earned a dual degree from Texas Tech University in International Business and Photocommunications, is a registered Yoga instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor. Sarah has worked in public and community relations, communications, human resources and organizational development roles since she graduated in 2009. In her free time she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. Sarah is extremely excited about bring Massage Kneads to Austin and building a skilled and joyful family of therapists to serve the area.

Massage Kneads Team Members

Renee

Renee Cantrell
LMT

Jonathan

Johnathan Verdine
LMT

Corey

Corey Gay
LMT

Athena

Athena Trentin
LMT

Alfredo

Alfredo Salgado
LMT

Gaynelle

Gaynelle Swann
LMT

Jai Lynn
LMT

Eric Becker
LMT

Brandon

Brandon Aruffo
MT Apprentice