• Operations Director
  • Licensed Massage Therapist #103145
  • Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor #1927
  • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

Leslie’s interest and love of massage began in 1999 when she and her business partner opened a medical day spa in Colleyville, Texas. Fascinated by the effects of massage and its ability to allow clients to reconnect to their health, she set out to broaden her practice and pursue education, eventually leading her to the Institute of Bodywork Studies in 2005.

Leslie serves as the current Operations Director for Massage Institute of North Texas. Her goal is to create a positive impact on the students by supporting them in their educational journey. She is honored to be part of this outstanding program and is excited for the opportunity to grow connections with the incredible students and staff members who make it so special.

Leslie has certifications in Endermologie, Stretching, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Nerve Decompression, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Myofascial techniques.

Meet Our Directors!

  • School Director
  • Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor #01858
  • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

Kayla Morrison is the owner and School Director of Massage Institute of North Texas since 2005. Before becoming Director, Kayla became a massage therapist in 2002 after leaving her Healthcare Risk Management consulting career.

She discovered the healing benefits of massage after years of undiagnosed pain. It was through her self-healing journey, she realized the profound effects massage therapy could have.

Her 17 years of practice, teaching, and education have provided her with a unique perspective on what bodywork can offer to overall wellness. Kayla holds licensure as a massage therapist and instructor.

  • Education and Clinic Director
  • Licensed Massage Therapist #115441
  • Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor #3945
  • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

Ruthie combines the science of healing with the art of massage therapy to help her clients live their best lives. She enjoys working with the students to foster their development and training.

She attended Massage Institute of North Texas (formerly Institute of Bodywork Studies) in 2011 and has worked in several arenas within the industry such as day spas, Chiropractic offices, and massage clinics.

Ruthie has certifications in Sports, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Nerve Decompression and Neuromuscular techniques. She studies Holistic sports nutrition and shares her passion for health with friends and clients.

  • Operations Director
  • Licensed Massage Therapist #103145
  • Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor #1927
  • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

Leslie’s interest and love of massage began in 1999 when she and her business partner opened a medical day spa in Colleyville, Texas. Fascinated by the effects of massage and its ability to allow clients to reconnect to their health, she set out to broaden her practice and pursue education, eventually leading her to the Institute of Bodywork Studies in 2005.

Leslie serves as the current Operations Director for Massage Institute of North Texas. Her goal is to create a positive impact on the students by supporting them in their educational journey. She is honored to be part of this outstanding program and is excited for the opportunity to grow connections with the incredible students and staff members who make it so special.

Leslie has certifications in Endermologie, Stretching, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Nerve Decompression, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Myofascial techniques.

Meet Our Team!

  • Jason

    Jason Cox, LMT

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #040201
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

     


    I have practiced Massage Therapy since 2002. Over the years, I have dedicated my practice to helping others relieve persistent aches and pains and to relax. I provide each client with extensive knowledge of anatomy and human movement.

    Living a healthy and active lifestyle myself, I know firsthand how life can make our bodies feel. I am dedicated to making you feel better whether you spend all your time at a desk or find yourself living in the gym and everything in between.

    I specialize in Deep Tissue, Sports, Cupping, Hot Stone, and Prenatal massage. I am certain my massage techniques will bring you the positive results you desire.

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  • Katey

    Katey Morrison, LMT

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #129303
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

     

    Katey is a 2018 graduate of Massage Institute of North Texas (formerly Institute of Bodywork Studies). She specializes in a unique blend of Swedish and therapeutic massage with the intent to balance the body.

    By adjusting to the client’s needs, Katey’s intuitive hands give her clients nurturing comfort while providing therapeutic techniques which give them the proper care their body needs.

    She has the knowledge of and passion for many different specialties, including Swedish, Trigger Point, Stretching and Sports massage techniques. Whether full-body, or concentrated area experience, Katey helps clients find better body awareness through touch.

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  • Chris

    Christopher LeBlanc, LMT, MTI

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #132965
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas
    • Licensed Massage Instructor #4256

     

    Christopher approaches each massage with a collaborative mindset to create an experience tailored to individual needs. Whether it’s to help relax or to manage symptoms of pain, he works with his clients to create a personalized experience. He combines a variety of modalities including Cupping therapy to create a plan for symptom management. He often offers “homework” stretches to help further assist the outcome of his sessions in his client’s daily life.

    As an educator, Christopher brings depth, insight, compassion, and creativity into the classroom. He encourages his students to excel in both technical and intuitive aspects of bodywork. He has a dynamic teaching style and inspires a lifelong love of learning.

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  • Nikki

    S. Nikki Nader, D.C.

    • Doctor Of Chiropractic
    • Nutritional Consultant
    • Instructor

     

    Dr. Nikki Nader holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and graduated from Parker University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Throughout the years, she has been combining her passion for health and wellness with teaching to inspire her students to pursue a successful career as well as a healthy lifestyle.

    Dr. Nader resides in Highland Village with her family and teaches science courses at Massage Institute of North Texas.

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  • Chris

    Christina McEachron, LMT, CNMT

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #136254
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

     

    Christina graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and is a graduate of the Massage Institute of North Texas (formally Institute of Bodywork Studies) in 2022.

    She is passionate about her career as a massage therapist and being able to help care for her clients’ needs, using a combination of Swedish and therapeutic techniques.

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  • Chris

    Monty Sidhu, LMT

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #137665
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate From Massage Institute Of North Texas

     

    Monty believes each body is unique and treatments must be specific to each individual. He utilizes his skills to create a tailored approach to assist with the client's condition to provide relief from tension and chronic painful conditions. He incorporates Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Sports Massage, and stretching techniques to achieve maximum results for long lasting pain relief.

    Specializing in Positional Release and other therapeutic modalities such as Shiatsu, Hot Stone Massage, and Energy Healing, he is a passionate learner who constantly evolves, learning more modalities to help his each of his clients.

  • Chris

    Em McConnell, LMT, MTI

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #131354
    • Massage Therapy Instructor #4214
    • Independent Contractor

     

    Em is a graduate of Technical College of the Rockies and is a licensed massage therapist in both Colorado and Texas. 

    As an instructor, she brings a warm and caring attitude to the classroom. Her passion is evident in her interaction with her students and future therapists as they grow in knowledge, skill and confidence. 

    Em’s puts an emphasis on a direct approach to whole mind/body healing. She is an intuitive massage therapist focusing on fascia; using cupping, lymphatic work, and reflexology. Em has spent hundreds of hours working with nurses, soldiers, end of life care, and with prenatal clients helping those to ease anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, and PTSD.

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  • Austin

    Austin Schumann, LMT, CNMT

    • Licensed Massage Therapist #138747
    • Independent Contractor
    • Graduate of Massage Institute of North Texas

    Austin is a Dallas native who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Texas A&M University –
    Commerce.
    For over 10 years, he served as a local firefighter and paramedic. As a student of Massage Institute of
    NTX, Austin discovered a desire to help relieve people’s pain through massage.
    He is a certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist that offers services ranging from relaxing Swedish
    massage to traditional Neuromuscular Therapy as well as multi-modality therapeutic massage services.

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