Dianna L. Stair, R.N., L.M.T. - (Call/Text) 330.466.2725
Dianna and her husband Rick who is also an L.M.T., are co-owners of Stair Steps to Wellness, L.L.C. The practice opened in January, 2002. Dianna is a Wooster, OH native who graduated from Wooster High School in 1980. Dianna graduated from N.C. State College with an Associate's Degree of Applied Science, and become licensed as an R.N. in the State of Ohio in 1990. In 2001, she graduated from N.C.State College with a Certificate of Massage Therapy, and an Associate of Technical Studies Degree. Dianna became a Licensed Massage Therapist (L.M.T.) in 2002, and is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. She is certified in Spa Stone Therapy, and has received additional training in Columbus, Ohio for pregnancy massage, and on-site chair massage for the work place. Dianna's previous R.N. experience was in the O.B. Department of W.C.H., home nursing care in patient's homes, and clinic supervisor for The Wayne County Health Department. Dianna continues to work closely with The Cleveland Clinic Wooster staff, Akron University-Wayne College, and previously performed massage therapy for The College of Wooster's staff, faculty, and students on the campus. Dianna remains currently licensed as an R.N. She enjoys traveling on-site to work with employees providing them with on-site chair massage in the workplace. Since 2002, Dianna has given many presentations on massage therapy and various health and wellness topics, and has performed chair massages for corporations, colleges, clinic settings, support groups, church events, organizations, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, "Ladies Day" events, and etc. She thoroughly enjoys educating others about the muscular system, and the many wonderful health benefits of massage therapy. Dianna resides in Wooster with her husband Rick, son, daughter, and dog Watson.
Timothy Bowman, L.M.T.
Tim is a Wooster, Ohio native who graduated from Waynedale High School in 1999. In 2006 , he was initiated in the first degree of Reiki (the Usui System of Natural Healing). In 2008, he graduated from Stark State College with honors, and received an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Massage Therapy. Tim became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2008, and is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. Tim has also received training in Articular Therapy (Accupressure), Neuromuscular Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage. Tim has many years of experience providing therapuetic massage offering pain relief through neuromuscular therapy releasing trigger points, and providing corporate on-site chair massage in the workplace. Tim has also provided years of sports massage for many athletes, and he helps keep their muscles healthy for their peak performance. Tim played sports in school and knows the importance of keeping muscles healthy. Tim continues to remain very active in exercising, conditioning, and martial arts. Tim has been very active in Karate for the past 19 years, and holds 2 black belts, Tim currently has been in training at GriffonRawl Academy in Mentor, Ohio for combat training, boxing, and Brazilan Jujitsu. Tim also thoroughly enjoys helping the youth as an assistant coach for self-defense seminars. Tim resides in Creston with his wife Joni and two sons.
Kathryn "Katie" Gerwig, C.R., RM/T - Reiki Master Level - (Call/Text 419.512.7725)
Katie is a Certified Reflexologist who received her training in 2008 from The International Institue of Reflexology. She is a member of The Reflexology Association of America, Reflexology Association of Ohio, and The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Katie has also taken related classes at The Ohio State University, and received training as a Hospice volunteer. In 2005, Katie began her Reiki education. In 2008, Katie completed her Master/Teacher level education in Reiki from The Usui System-Steps to Tranquility, Inc. She plans on continuing her education through professional workshops and seminars. Reflexology has been around thousands of years, older than massage therapy. In this treatment, your feet and/or hands are worked on for nearly an hour. It is done either lying down on the massage table or lounging back in a reclining chair. Pressure points on the feet are released providing fabulous health benefits! Many of our patients have even found relief from plantar fasciitis with this amazing treatment! Reiki has been around since the 1920's. Many nurses are trained in Reiki to give these treatments to their patients for enhanced healing, relaxation, and stress relief. Reiki is even offered in large hospitals for patients and their families. Reiki is total relaxation and calming. It re-energizes your body, along with providing the patient with numerous health benefits! Katie resides near the beautiful Malabar Farm State Park in Richland County near Lucas, Ohio with her husband Phil. Katie enjoys nature, all animals, especially birds and dogs. In her free time, Katie enjoys writing and traveling in the New England states. Katie has also written 2 books that have been published about dogs, gardening and nature.
Kassandra "Kassey" Wise, L.M.T., S.T.N.A. - (Call/Text) 419.496.6599
Kassey graduated from Northwestern High School in 2009. After graduating from high school, Kassey attended college at The Ohio College of Massotherapy in Fairlawn, Ohio. In 2011, she graduated with her Associate of Applied Science Degree. Kassey became a Licensed Massage Therapist (L.M.T.) in 2012, and is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. She has enjoyed volunteering at health expos, The Arthritis Foundation event held at The Cleveland Zoo, breast cancer fundraisers, and visits to nursing homes to work with residents. Kassey enjoys corporate on-site chair massage in the workplace, geriatrics, swedish relaxation, and prenatal massage therapy. Kassey also provides a very therapeutic, deep tissue, medical-type of massage therapy. She has further studied myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, aromatherapy, prenatal massage, and sports massage therapy. In 2018, Kassey completed her S.T.N.A. (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Certificate. And, currently Kassey is in nursing school for her L.P.N., with plans to continue for her R.N. Degree and licensure. Kassey resides in West Salem with her husband Derek, two daughters, and their labrador retriever.
Tori Neer, L.M.T. - (Call/Text) 330.466.7026
Tori is a Wooster, Ohio native who graduated from Northwestern High School in 2013. Tori excelled in the many various sports she participated in during her school years. Tori was an excellent athlete in softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track, and still remains active in snowboarding, which she especially enjoys. In 2016, Tori graduated from Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio with an Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Interactive Multimedia. Tori then continued her education in 2017 at The Cleveland Institute of Massage Therapy in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated in 2018. She then became a Licensed Massage Therapist (L.M.T.) that same year. Tori is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. She specializes in deep tissue massage, especially therapeutic work to relieve trigger points and tightness of the neck, shoulders, and back muscles. Tori plans on continuing her education in various specialties of massage therapy in the future. She truly enjoys seeing her patients receive the enormous health benefits that massage therapy has to offer, and how much better they feel after a session with her. Tori resides in Lattasburg with her family and her two awesome, beautiful dogs Hobbs and Calvin.
Briana (Yoder) Lascari, L.M.T. - (Call/Text) 614.329.3422
Briana graduated in 2009 from Dalton High School, and then continued her education at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. In 2012, Briana graduated from Hocking College with an Associate's Degree in Massage and Spa Therapy. Briana became an (L.M.T.) Licensed Massage Therapist in 2012. Briana is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. Briana had previously been an L.M.T. with Stair Steps to Wellness before moving with her husband to Columbus, Ohio. During her time with our practice, Briana had built up a huge patient following! We are so excited Briana has moved back to her hometown of Kidron, Ohio with her husband and daughter. She was very eager and thrilled to be able to rejoin our practice again! While in Columbus, Briana excelled in the Massage Therapy profession, gaining much experience and knowledge working with a variety of many patients providing very therapeutic work. She also had worked her way into management with her professionalism and skills, and continues to excel in her field. Briana has rapidly gained experience in Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Relaxation, Spa Stones, Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, and can incorporate gentle stretching techniques to help improve her patient's flexibility and mobility. Briana enjoys being able to create and execute customized plans of Massage Therapy to improve each of her patient's overall well-being for optimal outcomes. In her free time, Briana enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and reading. Briana resides in Kidron, Ohio with her husband and daughter, and she certainly enjoys being back in her hometown again!
Darlene Akers, L.M.T. - (Call/Text) 614.678.2956
Darlene graduated in 1982 from Smithville High School. Darlene spent 25 years in Columbus, Ohio before moving back to Wooster in 2018. While in Columbus, Darlene continued her education at Heritage College in the Massage Therapy program. Darlene graduated from Heritage College in 2013, and in 2014 became an (L.M.T.) Licensed Massage Therapist. Darlene is currently licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. During her years in Columbus, Darlene obtained excellent experience working in Chiropractic offices performing massage therapy for patients. Darlene specializes in very therapeutic neuromuscular massage therapy, including deep tissue massage and trigger point releases. Darlene also is experienced in sports massage therapy that incorporates very helpful active stretching for her patients during their session with her. Other specialties include myofascial release, spa stone therapy, and she is certified in advanced TMJ massage therapy. Darlene has seen many of her patients get relief from sciatica pain, migraine headaches, and the common neck, shoulders, and back pain. Darlene customizes each massage therapy session to be specific to each patient. She incorporates slow, controlled pressure to provide muscle tension relief, while at the same time providing relaxation, followed by her patients feeling rejuvenated after their session! Darlene enjoys seeing her patients benefit from all the health benefits massage therapy offers, and relieving their muscle tightness, pain, and stress. Darlene resides in Wooster, and on her free time she enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle which includes working out at the gym, biking, hiking, and sports.