Our Team

The Massage Therapists of Body Ache Escape Massage Center

Looking for a qualified and talented massage therapist in Columbus, Ohio? We have compiled a list of some of the best massage therapists in the area. From deep tissue to Swedish massage, each listed therapist has their own unique specialty to help you relax and rejuvenate! Read on to find out which one works best for you.

Kristy Gray, Esthetician

Kristy Gray has been an esthetician for over 10 years. She most recently worked at a Med Spa in north Columbus and is excited to start working with us since she lives in Pickerington!

She is offering 3 types of facials as well as waxing services. The hydrafacial, microchanneling and the signature facial. Each facial can be customized with special add ons like dermaplaning, led light therapy or a chemical peel. Read about all of the facials here.

Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio
Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio

Carisa Naylor, LMT

Meet Carisa, our adventurous massage therapist at Body Ache Escape! Newly licensed, Carisa’s gentle touch ensures a soothing experience with her light pressure technique.

Outside of work, Carisa is a travel enthusiast, having visited 36 out of the 50 states. She’s always ready for her next adventure and loves sharing her travel stories. A big foodie, Carisa enjoys cooking and exploring new recipes, bringing her culinary adventures to life in her kitchen.

Carisa’s warm personality creates a comforting environment, making you feel relaxed and at ease. Come meet Carisa and let her light touch and zest for life refresh and inspire you!

AJ (Andrew) Wildermuth, LMT

Meet AJ, our vibrant and passionate massage therapist at Body Ache Escape! Although he’s newly licensed, AJ massages with the skill and confidence of a seasoned professional. His touch ranges from medium to deep, ensuring you leave feeling utterly relaxed and rejuvenated.

When AJ isn’t perfecting his massage techniques, he’s out embracing the great outdoors. A true nature enthusiast, AJ loves hiking through scenic trails, paddling along serene waters in his kayak, and setting up camp under the stars. His camera is always by his side, capturing the beauty of his adventures, which he enjoys sharing with his family during their weekend grilling sessions.

AJ’s warm personality and dedication to making people feel at ease make every session with him a delightful escape. Come experience the perfect blend of relaxation and expertise with AJ at Body Ache Escape!

Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio
Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio

Maggie Hull, LMT

Maggie joins us from Cleveland, bringing her expertise in medium-firm pressure massage. Her skills, perfected through experience with a chiropractor, blend relaxation and therapeutic precision. Passionate about tailoring solutions to individual needs, Maggie’s commitment to her craft is evident. Outside work, she’s a keen traveler and enjoys adult coloring books and movies for relaxation.

Heather Lutz, LMT

With a wealth of experience in massage therapy, Heather brings her deep pressure touch and a range of specialized skills to the Body Ache Escape team. Her expertise extends from deep tissue massage to pregnancy massage, hot stone therapy, cupping, and the art of gua sha, allowing her to customize each session to your unique needs. Beyond her professional life, Heather is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping and connecting with nature. You can schedule appointments with Heather on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday mornings and afternoons. Discover the healing benefits of Heather’s massages and experience relaxation and well-being like never before.

Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio
Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio

Zaakirah Muhammad, LMT

Zaakirah Muhammad is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Columbus State Community College in September 2021. With a pressure level that ranges from medium to deep, she has a talent for helping her clients release tension and promote relaxation through targeted bodywork. Zaakirah’s true passion lies in working on the neck and back, offering a unique and personalized approach to each session.

Beyond her massage therapy work, Zaakirah is also an accomplished poet passionate about words and creative expression. She enjoys writing poetry in her free time and finds inspiration in the world around her. When she’s not working or writing, Zaakirah can be found at the gym, pushing herself to new heights with every workout. Above all else, she values spending time with her friends and family, cherishing shared moments with those closest to her.

Rochelle Bradley, LMT

Rochelle’s massage is pure relaxation. She can also work out those trouble spots for you. Her pressure is light. If you’ve ever craved for your massage therapist not to talk during your massage, you must schedule with Rochelle! When she’s not at work she loves to bake and even watches baking shows to inspire her! She’s been a massage therapist for 7 years and is excited to meet you!

Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio
Eric Maedeker, Licensed Massage Therapist in Columbus, Ohio

Eric Maedeker, LMT

Eric Maedeker received his massage license in December 2022 from Columbus State Community College. He is a gentle soul that is looking forward to helping people feel better! He formerly worked as a social worker and is excited about his new transition. His eyes light up when he talks about his dog, Henry the hound dog. He uses medium-deep pressure and his favorite areas to work on are the neck, back, and calves.

Kayla Lee, LMT

Kayla got licensed as a massage therapist in September 2022. She became interested in massage due to how much it helped her in her own life. She wants to create space for her clients to get the rest they so desperately need. She listens to her client’s bodies and her pressure is on the deeper side. She is an animal lover. She has a cat, a turtle, and 3 aquariums! She also loves to sing and is from Columbus, OH.

Brittani Carter, licensed massage therapist in Pickerington
Shelia Applin, licensed massage therapist in Pickerington

Shelia Applin, LMT [Advanced Level]

Shelia has been practicing massage therapy since 2012. She performs deep tissue massage and relaxation Swedish Massage which also consist of myofascial release—specializing in the upper body (face, scalp, neck, shoulders, hands, and upper and lower back), glutes, and hips. She also performs cupping massage techniques, hot stone massage, and stretching upon request. She provides high-quality massages with deep pressure that will change your life mentally and physically.

Kamille Rotan, LMT

Kamille earned her massage license in January of 2021 and graduated from Columbus State. She loves using crystals and meditation to get her mind in the right space for work. Kamille loves positive energy and is passionate about health and fun. She wants to build strong relationships with her clients so that they feel comfortable coming back for more treatments and improving their overall health. She uses light-medium pressure and has many raving fans.

Kamille Rotan, licensed massage therapist in Pataskala
Aubrey Lopez Evans, massage therapist

Aubrey Evans, LMT [Advanced Level]

Aubrey earned her massage therapy license in 2018.  She is especially good at finding trigger points & loves prenatal massage. She even trains our newer massage therapists how to perform prenatal massages!

She became interested in massage therapy when accompanying her mom to physical therapy and heard all of their success stories. Her favorite thing about massage therapy is the process of it. She loves getting to know her clients, being their advocate and watching their progress. It can be life-changing for people who are really struggling with daily activities. She uses light-medium pressure and has a contagious bubbly personality.

Andrew Picklesimer, LMT [Advanced Level]

A graduate of Columbus State Community College, Andrew likes to teeter the line between relaxation and therapeutic massage. He specializes in trigger point massage; playing detective, each knot another clue to the source of your pain. Andrew can also help you prepare for or recover from an athletic event with his training in sports massage and has been known to help with chronic headaches as well.

Client quote: “His hands are like magic! I have had massages before for headaches & muscle tension in my neck & shoulders but none like the way he does it. The areas where he applies pressure & holds and then massages out is amazing. I feel so free of tension and stiffness for several days after. The amount of pressure he uses is great and always will ask if it’s good or should he use more/less. ”

He is trained in ~Therapeutic Massage~Deep Tissue Massage~Trigger Point Massage Therapy~”The Michele Method”~Swedish Massage~Sports Massage~Prenatal Massage~Hot Stone Massage~Couples Massage Training

Kyron Moses, owner of Body Ache Escape

Kyron Moses, Owner & Master Massage Therapist

Give Kyron a mission and he will accomplish it. Tell him you have back pain and you will walk out feeling great! He is great at easing any ache or pain and can tell you exactly what to do at home to help. His massage is most similar to physical therapy and includes a great deal of stretching & joint movements, which is just what a lot of people need! He loves working with athletes with Sports Massage, preparing them for events or helping them recover. He is a master LMT, uses very deep pressure, and books out several months in advance. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003 in the Columbus OH area.

Michele Cook, Owner & Master Massage Therapist

Michele has recently moved into the role of owner/manager only with just a few massages here and there. She no longer takes new clients. She has been a massage therapist since 2002 in the Columbus Oh area and has taken courses such as trigger point, orthopedic massage, fertility massage, therapeutic massage, and lymph drainage. She continues to pass down her tribal knowledge to her amazing team who have the same mindset as her. Never stop learning.

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