Athens Medical Massage

Our Therapists

Athens Medical Massage is owned and operated by Ida Rose Osborne, Licensed Massage Therapist. In addition to providing general (Swedish) massage, Ida specializes in deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy.  Her many years of experience have given her much  success in helping patients with pain reduction and restoring function.  Ida was an instructor in the Massage Therapy program at Hocking College for twenty years, and currently maintains a busy schedule between her practice, business operations, spending time with her family (especially  grandchildren!), gardening, and her lifelong love of the ocean.

Ida Osborne, LMT

Kelci A. Wanat, RN, LMT

Nicole is an alumna of Ohio University & graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Hocking College massage therapy program in 2009. Experienced in a wide variety of styles, she particularly enjoys using deep tissue massage to help clients find relief from longterm aches & pains. In her off time, she loves camping and hiking. She lives in Athens with her husband, 3 cats and a dog.

As Ida's eldest daughter, Kelci grew up with massage therapy! She has worked as a licensed massage therapist since 2005; she's now working full-time as an ER nurse and part-time at Athens Medical Massage.  Kelci  has additional certification in deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy.  When not working at one of her jobs, Kelci enjoys spending time with her children, kayaking, and attending Cincinnati Bengals games.

L. Nicole White, LMT

Jenny was initially a client at Athens Medical Massage, seeking relief from chronic pain issues, and her experiences there, along with her passion for holistic and integrative medicine, sparked her interest in making therapeutic massage her career.  After graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Hocking College, she began devoting her time to helping others find healing. Her therapeutic approach  includes gentle yet effective myofascial release, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and gentle stretches, and differs from client to client depending on their needs and preferences. She finds that a subtle approach is often the most successful. All her massage treatments directly reflect Jenny’s intuitive and caring personality.



Melissa Soller Esdale, LMT

Melissa, an Athens resident since 2006, earned a BS from Ohio University before graduating from the massage program at Hocking College in 2013.  She has always been drawn to the helping professions, and believes deeply in the power and benefits of therapeutic massage. Through communication and intuition, Melissa provides massage that is tailored to each client’s needs. She loves the challenges of helping clients achieve relief from chronic hip and low back pain through deep tissue and trigger point work, and enjoys introducing first-time clients to the myriad benefits of nurturing, therapeutic massage.

Phillip Russell, LMT

Rachel Batty, LMT

Max Schultz, LMT

Quinn Schmalenberg, LMT

Jenny Vandeman, LMT

Rachel has been a licensed massage therapist since 2013. She has experience with a variety of bodywork methods including Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, reflexology, and cupping. She tailors each session to appropriately address the needs of every client she sees.

As a dancer, Quinn became interested in anatomy and physiology, and has found her practice of massage therapy to be fulfilling on many levels. Quinn employs a fusion of Western kinesiology and Eastern mindfulness in her massage practice to address the needs of clients suffering from chronic pain as well as those experiencing the stresses of a demanding life. Since her graduation from the Massage Therapy program at Hocking College in 2015, she has gained additional insight into pain relief through employment with a chiropractor. She has found much success in the use of trigger point, deep tissue and myofascial release techniques for relief of sciatica and shoulder problems, and cranial-sacral therapy for headaches and sinus issues, as well as more general Swedish massage for relaxation.

Max, a native of Athens, Ohio who graduated from the Hocking College Massage Therapy program in 2012, specializes in therapeutic massage to help enable his clients to live without pain. While working deeply is definitely one of his strengths, his ultimate goal is comfort and relaxation, so he often combines deep tissue massage and trigger point work with gentle, relaxing Swedish massage. Max enjoys working with clients to resolve low back, hip and leg pain, among other issues. By adjusting each massage to the individual client, he provides a very specific massage for his client’s needs. On a personal level, Max has found that receiving massage therapy has both helped him recovery from surgery in the past and is a useful adjunct to his Crossfit training regimen, and he enjoys providing similarly effective therapy for others.

Phillip graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Washington State Community College in July of 2015 and has been with us since August of 2015. He uses various massage modalities to accommodate each client's individual needs, with a focus on deep tissue and neuromuscular therapies. Phillip enjoys working with athletes to optimize sport performance and to help with injury recovery.