Who We Are

Our Leadership and Beginnings

Monique Waters was a student at Wellspring School of Allied Health studying massage therapy when she came up with the idea to create Massage Amani. The word Amani has two origins. One of Swahili origin meaning peace and tranquility and another of Arabic origin meaning desires, aspirations, and wishes. Both of the meanings represent Monique’s vision of creating peace within one’s self and the desire to achieve one’s full potential in health and life. Monique built upon the knowledge that she had already acquired in her Bachelor’s in Cell Biology degree from KU while at Wellspring. She did this by obtaining a comprehensive knowledge of the mind body connection, learning how the body moves, works, and truly has the ability to heal itself. She believes in alternative forms of medicine.

For years, she has used massage, chiropractic care, exercise, clean eating, and natural products to enhance her own life. Monique is also a certified personal trainer and former figure competitor. Health and Wellness are her life. She wanted the opportunity to share her vision with others and allow them the chance to learn and understand their bodies and grow to love the vessel that houses their souls. It should be treated with the greatest care and respect to preserve it for as long as possible. To do this, she will continue to offer a great service and continue to engage in community service as much as she possibly can. With this belief, Monique’s hopes to change the lives of as many people as she possibly can.

Clients & Testimonials

Brian Murphy

Happy Customer

 I first met Monique Waters through a business networking group, and heard great things about her as a massage therapist. I had never received a professional massage from a trained practitioner prior to meeting her and decided to check her out. She made the experience a comfortable one. I have been back many times, and always look forward to a relaxing experience.

Heather Marie Johnson


I’ve been going to Monique consistently for months! She is truly skilled at what she does and has helped with my paín from fibromyalgia and stress tremendously. I would recommend her to anyone! 5 stars!

Eliza Cantlay

She is Great!

i always look forward to my massages with Monique. She is an excellent listener when I tell her exactly what’s bothering me. (usually my neck and shoulders) She is the perfect combination of strong and sensitive, and I always leave feeling more flexible, refreshed, and glowing. Worth every penny. Also it’s really fun when she does my chakra “check in” before and after the massage – be sure to ask her about this!