Who We Are
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.
Introducing Erik Christopher
“I’m Erik Christopher, I have been involved with the spa industry for eight years. I graduated from UMKC with a degree in sociology in 2015 & since then I have owned and operated my own entertainment business; DJing events & running a pub trivia company.
“I am very passionate about whole body wellness & and bringing a holistic approach to touch therapy. Modalities that I practice include swedish, deep tissue, sports, esalen, trigger point, hot stone, and aromatherapy.”
Introducing Amanda Westfall
“Hello! I am Amanda Westfall and I have been a practicing massage therapy for 11 years, I graduated in 2011 from Wellsprings School of Allied Health in Kansas City, Missouri.
“My style of massage is a blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage to provide a comfortable way to de-stress while also dealing with those aches and pains. Other modalities that I like to practice are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, and Cupping.”