Heather joined the Sunlight Day Spa team in April 2010. She comes from an extensive retail background; prior to SDS she was the Ladies Division Manager at Mark Shale on the Country Club Plaza. She was with Mark Shale from 1997 until it closed in 2009. Since her time at Sunlight Day Spa she has learned the importance of a skin regimen and massage therapy while also enjoying the benefits of the infrared saunas. She has volunteered and worked on many civic and social organizations in the Kansas City area. In her free time she enjoys tennis, traveling, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Ashley attended Heritage College and got her esthetics license in 2010. Her advanced training includes Image Skincare product knowledge, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, CBI products, mineral makeup and waxing. She enjoys helping her clients feel great about themselves and their skin and believes putting together a skin care plan for each client puts them one step closer to achieving beautiful, healthy skin. Ashley loves working with her clients creating optimal results for a beautiful, radiant glow. When she isn’t pampering her clients, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, listening to live music, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.
Jennifer is a graduate of Johnson County Community College. She believes healthy skin is beautiful skin. She specializes in anti-aging treatments, microdermabrasion, and facial peels and gives customized skincare consultations with every facial service. In her free time she enjoys traveling, interior design, and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica is a graduate of the Academy of Aesthetic Arts and has been practicing esthetics since 2009. She has a background in medical esthetics and is very knowledgeable in caring for acne-prone and aging skin types. Jessica specializes in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing. She is especially dedicated to customizing treatment plans to accommodate her clients' individual skin care needs. Jessica also has a background in makeup artistry and considers makeup application to be a passion of hers. She has advanced training in the IMAGE Skincare line and appreciates what quality products can do for the health of your skin. Overall health and wellness is very important to Jessica and she believes the condition of your skin can also greatly affect how you feel. Jessica loves and enjoys every aspect of her work but says, “The best part of what I do is making my clients feel confident, happy, and loving the skin they’re in!”
Jena was born in and raised in Lee's Summit, MO. She Graduated from MTTI Wellspring of Allied Health in 2010. Her favorite modalities include deep tissue, stretching, and hot stone. She loves to work on neck, shoulders, back, and for you all you runners out there, your illiotibial bands. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, reading, and game nights with friends and family.
Voted KC Magazine's 2010 Best Massage Therapist, Jennifer has more than 6 years of bodywork experience on both people and horses. She attended the University of Louisville, Lexington Healing Arts Academy. She customizes each client's experience by incorporating a variety of massage modalities including traditional Swedish Massage, deep tissue techniques, sports massage, hot stone massage and other intuitive bodywork. Having grown up showing horses, Jennifer is also a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. When she is not massaging or educating clients about wellness she spends her time riding horses, taking her Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix "Max" to dog parks, playing sand volleyball, going to concerts and taking road trips/traveling to visit friends and family. In addition, she practices what she preaches by getting regular massages, chiropractic adjustments and using the infrared saunas.
Kyle has been a massage therapist for 5 years. She attended BMSI Institute in Overland Park KS. She specializes in Swedish massage, reflexology, prenatal, aromatherapy and has been a reiki practitioner for 3 years. Reiki is a form of energy work great for stress relief, relaxation and heightening the body's natural life force also know as "chi", helping every system in the body function better. Kyle loves all art forms, gardening, playing outside and spending time with family and friends.
After practicing massage for the past 6 years, Liz is still very interested in the art and science of healing. She believes that massage is a lifelong learning experience which is why she became nationally certified in 2005. Liz continues to take a variety of courses to expand her knowledge of various massage modalities. When she is not spending time with friends and family, she is proud to work for a spa that is second to none.
Micaela attended High Tech Institute and has been practicing Massage Therapy for 7 years. Micaela honed her nurturing skills while living in Colorado Springs and working interactively with severe special needs students. She has been back in Kansas City for two years and began working with Sunlight Day Spa in the spring of 2012. Micaela specializes in Deep Tissue work specifically on the upper body. She spends most of her time with her family and enjoys going to the lake.
Amanda has been a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist since 2005. She specializes in Swedish and hot stone massage and also enjoys doing Chinese cupping to promote the flow of energy through the body. Her goal is to provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience for every client. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, playing piano, and watching college basketball.
Cori graduated from Wellspring School of Allied Health formally known as MTTI in 2012. Cori loves helping clients feel relief from multiple symptoms using massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, and reflexology. Cori believes that massage is an ever changing career and is always taking classes to further her knowledge of the body and expand her “tools” that she is able to use in each and every massage she performs.