Johnie M.

Johnie has years of experience in retail and management in Iowa City and out of state. While not a massage therapist, she is responsible for overseeing the office and its clients and scheduling appointments. She believes Peaceful Nature Massage is a premiere clinic in Eastern Iowa and wants to make sure all clients have the best experience. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and taking care of her dogs. 

Emma M.

An Iowa City native, Emma graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2015 with degrees in Journalism and English. (Go Hawks!) She has been a guest coordinator at Peaceful Nature since September 2016, but has been a client for five years! She has a cat named Ludwig whom she adores.

Lauren L.

Lauren graduated from East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts in December 2015. Deep Tissue and Swedish massage are her specialties; she can also perform Trigger Point, Pregnancy, Shiatsu and Chair massages. Lauren loves to stay active, especially when it means outdoor activities with her friends, family and dog.

​Alexander C. 

Alex graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in the fall of 2008. He has taken many continuing education courses to expand his knowledge on how to help reduce muscle pain through lumbar release for low back pain, TMJ and frozen shoulder. He provides Deep Tissue, Neuro-Muscular therapy, injury recovery (Sports), Table Thai, Neural Reset Therapy®, and he is a certified medical massage therapist.  In his free time, Alex enjoys origami and spending time with his wife, friends and family. 

Marisa D. 

Marisa graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in August 2013.  She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, but also enjoys giving salt scrubs and mud wraps and has expanded her knowledge to include Pregnancy massage. When not working, Marisa can be found spending time with her loved ones, learning new things and playing with her dog.

Skye C.

Skye is from Sherrard, IL (right outside of the Quad Cities) and is currently working on her B.A. in Global Health Studies, with a writing certificate, at the University of Iowa. She has been with Peaceful Nature Massage since May 2016. She loves dogs, so don't be afraid to show her pictures of yours at check-out. You will make her day!

Kathy V.

​Kathy graduated from Capri College in 1998. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Lymphatic and Swedish massages and enjoys doing salt scrubs and mud wraps as well. Kathy is a certified medical massage therapist concentrating on pain relief. Away from work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, or devoting time to her varied interests.


Please note: Kathy, as of 9/1/16, has started semi-retirement and has a very limited schedule. 

Guest Coordinators

Melissa Z.

Melissa was born in San Diego, has lived in Iowa City since 2002, and joined Peaceful Nature Massage in May 2016. She is attending the University of Iowa, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. Melissa and her husband recently welcomed their first child! She is a proud mamma and is more than happy to show you a photo of her beautiful baby girl!

Carrie C.
Carrie graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in February 2008. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and Lava Shell massages but can provide Chair, Trigger Point and Sports massages as well as salt scrubs and mud wraps. Carrie enjoys spending time with friends and family, and farming. 

Lisa T.

Lisa graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2004. She is the owner of Peaceful Nature Massage and is currently giving massages a few days a week. She greatly enjoys giving Swedish, Trigger Point and Pregnancy massage. When Lisa is not at the office she is usually spending time with her family. Lisa has two young daughters, a new son and an amazing husband.

Office Management 

Jennifer S.

Jennifer graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in August 2015. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Chair and Reiki massage, and also enjoys giving Pregnancy massages and Salt Scrubs. Jennifer is a certified Reiki Master and has taken additional coursework in CranioSacral Therapy, Trigger Point and oncology massage. In her free time, she can be found swimming, spending time with friends and family or walking different trails in the Corridor area.

Meet the Therapists

Photo coming soon!

Jerri K. 

Jerri graduated from La' James International College in summer 2015. She enjoys Swedish, Pregnancy and Deep Tissue massage, as well as mud wraps and salt scrubs. A licensed massage therapist and esthetician, Jerri specializes in facial and scalp massage and loves to help relieve headaches. In her free time, she can be found relaxing with her son, daughter, husband and dogs on their farm - or taking a ride on her ATV.

Tomeka B.
Tomeka graduated from East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts in the fall of 2011. She specializes in Swedish, Shiatsu, Pregnancy and Deep Tissue massages, but can provide chair massages and mud wraps as well. In her free time, Tomeka enjoys spending time with her friends and family - especially her baby daughter! - as well as going to the races. 

Corina H. 

Corina graduated from La' James International College in February 2013.  She enjoys giving Swedish, Pregnancy and Chair massages and looks forward to expanding her specializations. In Corina's free time, she enjoys biking and spending time with friends and family.

Rachel C.
Rachel graduated from Carlson College of Massage in 2008. Her specializations include Pregnancy, Sports and Trigger Point massage. Rachel enjoys working with aromatherapy and exploring methods of Deep Tissue work that are gentler and more comfortable for the client. When not working at Peaceful Nature Massage, Rachel enjoys spending time with her daughters and anything involving paint. 

We strive to employ only the best licensed massage therapists in the area.  All of our therapists are knowledgeable of postural analysis and will make sure that you are comfortable and satisfied with your experience.

Jenny A.

Jenny graduated from La' James International College in the fall of 2015 as a licensed massage therapist and esthetician. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Combo and Pregnancy massage; she also has a special interest in aromatherapy. Jenny recently moved back to Iowa City from Arizona! When not doing massage, she enjoys reading and spending time with her cat.