Kirk Nelson is a licensed massage therapist and President of Touchwork of Weston Massage Therapy. He is also Past-President of the Missouri Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, ( AMTA ), a registered Karuna Reiki Master and is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, ( NCBTMB ), - the highest professional credential in the field. Kirk specializes in custom designed massage sessions for relaxation and/or pain relief, and Touchwork of Weston is a premier provider of on-site massage therapy programs for conventions, special events and the workplace. Kirk was a national trainer for the Massage Emergency Response Team, ( MERT ), and also the former State Director for the Missouri Sports Massage Team, ( MSMT ). MERT is dedicated to providing massage to emergency responders at disaster sites, and Kirk received the Disaster Service Award from the Virginia Department of Health for his efforts at the Pentagon following the terrorist's attacks of September 11, 2001. The MSMT received the 1998 and 2003 AMTA National Award for Most Outstanding Sports Massage Team, and is involved with many local and statewide events such as the MS 150 Bike Ride and the Kansas City Marathon. They work with athletes to help improve their performance, decrease their risk of injury and speed up their recovery time. As part of his massage practice, Kirk enjoys speaking to groups about massage therapy and related health topics whenever possible, and is currently a MO state licensed mentor and an approved continuing education provider for the NCBTMB. His goal is to empower others by sharing his knowledge and skills for the purpose of enhancing their ability to become more self-aware and more personally involved in their own wellness. It's the difference between working on a client and working with a client. Julie Nelson is a licensed massage therapist, a professional member of the Missouri chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - the highest credential in the field. She specializes in custom-designed massage sessions for relaxation and pain relief, and is also a provider of on-site massage therapy programs for conventions, special events and the workplace. As a member of the nationally acclaimed Missouri Sports Massage Team, Julie works with athletes to help improve their performance, decrease their risk of injury and speed up their recovery time, and her background in Theatre and Dance provides her a wonderfully unique perspective to bodywork. Besides massage therapy, Julie is also the founder of the Weston Community Theatre, and the owner of Faux Real Design, using her artistic talents to produce faux finishes, murals and custom art for homes and businesses.