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Our Therapists

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Ida Osborne, LMT

Athens Medical Massage has been owned and operated by Ida Rose Osborne for more than 25 years.  Ida became a licensed massage therapist in 1987, and was a member of the Hocking College Massage Therapy Program teaching staff for 20 years.  In addition to providing general (Swedish) massage, Ida holds a specialized certificate in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and she specializes in deep tissue work to help reduce pain and restore function in her clients.  Ida has also long been a practitioner of, and has extensive training in, Letha Yoga (partner-assisted stretching, with some similarities to Thai massage.) 


Kelci Wanat, RN, LMT

As Ida's eldest daughter, Kelci grew up with massage therapy! She has held her Massage Therapist license since 2005, and has a parallel career as a registered nurse.  Kelci has additional Neuromuscular Therapy certification. Capable and grounded, she has an intuitive sense, bolstered by her training in anatomy and physiology, for choosing the most effective techniques for each client.


L. Nicole White, LMT

Nicole is an alumna of Ohio University & graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Hocking College massage therapy program in 2009. Experienced in a wide variety of styles, she particularly enjoys using deep tissue massage to help clients find relief from long term aches & pains. In her off time, she loves camping and hiking. She lives in Athens with her husband, 3 cats and a dog.

Max Shultz, LMT

Max, a native of Athens, Ohio who graduated from the Hocking College Massage Therapy program in 2012, specializes in therapeutic massage to help enable his clients to live without pain. While working deeply is definitely one of his strengths, his ultimate goal is comfort and relaxation, so he usually combines deep tissue massage and trigger point work with gentle, relaxing Swedish massage. Max enjoys working with clients to resolve low back, hip and leg pain, among other issues. By adjusting each massage to the individual client, he provides a very specific massage for his client’s needs. On a personal level, Max has found that receiving massage therapy has both helped him recover from surgery in the past and is a useful adjunct to his Crossfit training regimen, and he enjoys providing similarly effective therapy for others.


Katie Wendell, LMT

Katie’s goal as a massage therapist is to help others live without pain. To achieve this, she most often uses deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and stretching to relieve pain and tension. She finds that many of her clients’ main sources of tension (and origins of pain) are in the neck, back and hips, so these get extra attention.  Katie is a grounded realist, who loves the challenge of helping people find relief from chronic pain issues and experience relaxation in their stressful lives. 


Aimee Futhey, LMT

Aimee is from Humboldt County, California.  Her interest in massage started at age 7, when she began giving friends and family members massages and it became apparent that she had a real gift for massage.  Aimee originally was interested in pursuing a career in nursing, but she realized that her true calling was more “hands-on.” Her previous study of anatomy and physiology was very useful as she entered the massage program at Hocking College, graduating with an Associate of Technical Studies degree, and became a licensed massage therapist.  Each client presents Aimee with different needs for the variety of modalities she uses.  These include “pin and stretch”, muscle energy technique, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, peripheral neuromuscular facilitation, passive and/or active range of motion, and static deep tissue work. When a client presents with a specific complaint, such as sciatic pain or shoulder limitation, she performs an assessment using a variety of musculoskeletal tests to ensure that each client receives the most appropriate therapy for the condition they are experiencing.