Our Crew at Even Keel

The services at Even Keel are exceptional, and so are the employees. They are a close knit family that care as much about each other as they do you. Finding the right person to add to our family can take a lot of time, that must be why we choose to stay together for years and years!


 

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Massage was introduced to Alexa as a stressed out, anxiety laden teenager.  She found the best therapy for her was on the table, silent, where magic seemed to take her away to a calmed state. After many years as a stressed out CPA she now finds herself with the most amazing career ever as a massage therapist and better yet the owner of Even Keel where working with other passionate therapists is what gets her out of bed every day.  For over 10 years Alexa has practiced many forms of massage but her true passion is rehabilitative and Thai Yoga Massage.  As a Thai Massage teacher she loves training the staff to join in the ever growing practice of Thai Yoga Massage. Though her hands on practice has become smaller over time her love of training others and keeping the business of the Keel balanced and growing is what keeps her smiling!

 

As a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College, Kat earned her Associate's Degree in Therapeutic Massage and discovered a particular love of Deep Tissue and stretching techniques. She was lucky enough to study Thai Yoga Massage with Alexa and adores the East-meets-West flow of the practice, and also has studied TMJD technique and Sports Massage. Kat is dedicated to the wellness of our clients, and promises to continue to learn and to deepen her practice while working with them to find relief for mind and body, as well as to always have a hot pack handy.  If Kat were stranded on a deserted island she would bring macaroni and cheese and a big hat! Her favorite indulgence is a hot bath with a glass of red wine.

Heather graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing for 15 years. She is has advanced training in pregnancy massage, swedish, deep tissue, stretching, and aromatherapy. Most recently she has added the ancient art of cupping therapy to her repertoire, allowing her a variety of techniques in order for her clients to achieve maximum benefits. Also a licensed esthetician, Heather continued her studies at the Von Lee International School of Esthetics and graduated as valedictorian of her esthetics program. She enjoys learning the newest techniques in massage and esthetics and frequently attends conferences and conventions with top authorities in both fields. In her free time she likes to crochet, do yoga, and hide in the bathroom from her kids. Her favorite color is violet, and favorite indulgences are ice cream and wine!

Kylie is a graduate of Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, the nation’s first school devoted exclusively to esthetics, where she had the privilege to learn under school founder and industry legend, Carole Walderman.  While skincare may be her number one passion Kylie knew she had more to offer so she returned to school for her massage education.  Attending the Anne Arundel Community College's Massage Therapy program allowed her to continue working while in school and she stared here at the Keel in 2007.  After graduating from the program and receiving her national and state certifications Kylie was able to start training under the widely experienced staff at the Keel, Alexa, Michele, David, and Kelly.  Many of you may remember getting discounted "Newbie" massages while she was in training.    Well she's not in training anymore.  With over 6 years of experience working on some of the toughest bodies Annapolis has to offer Kylie has developed her own holistic approach to wellness and loves having the flexibility of both treating your skin and your muscles. Wanting to further pursue her love for medical esthetics  Kylie now splits her time between the Keel and O'Donnell Vein and Medical Spa,  granting her access to state of the art equipment and physician grade peels and products.  Needless to say her love of her field and her knowledge has tripled, and her skin has never looked better. If you haven't had one of her Fassages you are missing out!

 

Kelli joined the staff at Even Keel after completing the Therapeutic Massage program at Anne Arundel Community College in 2006. A strong advocate for a holistic approach to health and wellness, Kelli also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition. Kelli is a nationally certified massage therapist and a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. With the combined goals of maximum relaxation and relief from aches and pains, Kelli offers her clients a variety of modern and traditional massage techniques that include: Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release and Passive Stretching. Kelli is also certified in Sports Massage, Thai Table Massage and the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder technique. As an outdoor enthusiast, Kelli enjoys hiking and cycling. Her most recent adventure was a 6 day, 335 mile bicycle ride from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC which included 5 nights of camping on the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal trails.

 

After 14 years in the dental field, Jennifer attended the College of Southern Maryland where she received her A.A.S. in massage therapy. She considers herself lucky having had hands on training take place at  retirement/assited living facility, nursing homes, and with military veterans. Her first job after graduating was at The Center for Neuromuscular Massage and Rehab where she studied neuromuscular therapy, TMD manual therapy, and active and isolated massage therapy. Most recently she has learned cupping therapy. Releasing the rotator cuff as well as cupping therapy for body pains are two of her favorite techniques. Jennifer’s favorite colors are those you’d find in tropical waters, and she loves to spend time with her family.

Jessica graduated from Baltimore School of massage in 2009. After gaining loads of experience, she joined the Keel crew in 2013. Jessica has been trained in many modalities including Deep tissue, Aromatherapy, Swedish, and Sports Massage.  She takes a particular interest in Prenatal massage, realizing the benefits and value to Moms to be, as she is a mother herself. Jessica is very personable, spiritual, caring, and kind. She is knowledgeable about the body and works in an intuitive, nurturing, and empathetic manner. Jessica really loves her job and the Keel, and that is absolutely evident to each client she meets. She stays focused on self-improvement and personal growth. In her free time she loves to be with her husband and children, and surrounding herself with happy positive people and activities.

After sixteen years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yvonne has perfected her skills in the art of deep tissue, sports massage, myoskeletal alignment, thai yoga massage and oncology. Trained at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tuscon, Arizona she discovered her love for the beneficial therapeutic nature of healing through touch.  In addition, she is an Reiki Master.  Through Yvonne's eastern and western practices she can easily bring her clients into a  calm, stress-less state!  Her journey to serve others is a life long passion. Her free time is spent practicing yoga and spending time with her family.  A little unknown Keel trivia;  Yvonne was Even Keel's first employees over ten years ago!

Kerry started her journey to becoming a massage therapist when she was in her mid twenties and felt unfulfilled with her career in international shipping. She desired something more active than a desk job, a career where she could help others and feel like she was making a difference every day. She decided to attend the Baltimore School of Massage and graduated in 2014 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Kerry really enjoys practicing therapeutic bodywork on those seeking relief from aches and pains, and likes to incorporate stretching, deep tissue, and Swedish techniques to tailor each session to her clients’ needs. Kerry’s love for helping others continues in her free time as she recently founded and runs a local giving circle, 100 Women Who Care Annapolis. She is also an avid runner with a growing list of road races under her belt, and enjoys hiking, stand-up paddling, reading, being creative, and just spending time with friends.
Graduating from Atlanta School of Massage in 2014, Kate has continued to expand her education and passion for massage therapy. She believes in a mind/body connection which can be strengthened and nourished by receiving massage. Having a particular knowledge in muscular attachment points and fascial lines, Kate can work specifically or use more broad techniques to achieve the client's session goals. Certified in reflexology, she also believes in approaching wellness through the feet, and never forgets the importance of a good, deep breath.
Aleasha is a Maryland-licensed Massage Therapist and a Vibrational (Energy) Medicine Practitioner. Aleasha specializes in deep tissue massage to relieve deep-seated acute and chronic pain and is well-versed in the complexity of soft-tissue injury, common and unique medical conditions, and stress-relief and reduction of anxiety. She also specializes in Oncology Massage and has completed a 3-month clinical rotation at an oncology ward. Aleasha has been a Reiki practitioner for over a decade and practices Usui, Kundalini and Karuna Reiki. In her not-so spare time, Aleasha enjoys nature, outdoor activities, travel, cultural and educational pursuits, involvement in, contribution to and activism in global and local social, ecological, and economic justices causes, volunteerism, reading, entertaining, her home family, friends and pets, and assisting and mentoring others.
Kellyn is a graduate of the AACC Therapeutic Massage program. She is licensed by the State of MD, Nationally Certified, and a member of the AMTA Massage Association. Her background in antaomy, physiology and holistic practices has given her a uiquely rounded and compassionate approach to clients needs. She offers a therapeutic massage blending swedish massage and myofascial with trigger point therapy to facilitate somatic healing. Each session is custom tailored to meet clients needs. Specific techiques are also incorporated to aid in the body’s natural healing process and reconnect as a whole. Other specialties include Deep tissue,pre-natal, and PNF stretching.
In addition to massage,Kellyn is also a certified yoga instructor and brings 6 years of yoga instruction experience into her practice. When not practicing massage or yoga, you can typically find her enjoying various creative outlets such as jewlery making, upcycling furniture and gardening.
Joyce is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County with an Associate’s degree in Allied Health. She chose to pursue massage therapy as a way to help people optimize wellness and improve their quality of life. Using a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, pressure points, reflexology techniques, and stretching to help with healing the body, customized to each individual’s needs. Joyce finds it rewarding to bring comfort and relaxation to clients and has a strong desire to help them feel their best!
Sherry graduated from Baltimore School of Massage in 2005. She is trained in various different styles such as: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and fire cupping. Sherry enjoys practicing a more therapeutic massage on her client to help them relieve their aches and pains by combining the different techniques she has learned over the years. Sherry is also a licensed esthetician. She graduated from Chesapeake School of Esthetics, located in Arnold, Maryland. She enjoys making her client feel good, making their skin glow, as well as helping to educate clients on skin care techniques to use at home. Sherry has worked in many places in the area over the years and has finally settled down at the Keel, where she loves the positive energy of the space and the staff.
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