Kari Thies is a native of the Kansas City area. After receiving her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Life at Kansas University, Kari moved back home and began work as a preschool teacher. In Spring of 2000, she graduated from the Therapeutic Massage Program at JCCC. As a true nurturer at heart, Kari has worked in the massage industry for the past 16 years helping individuals achieve their personal well being goals in a number of settings.

With Swedish Massage as the base of her training, Kari has also incorporated techniques learned such as Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga Massage, Myofascial Release, and Esalen Massage. Kari most recently completed an ayurvedic bodywork training at Kripalu in Massachusetts, certifying her to facilitate our Ayurvedic Head, Hand, and Foot Therapy Treatment. She is so excited to be collaborating with the family of professionals at Sage! As a Pitta, Kari is looking forward to furthering her massage education to include Ayurvedic practices!