• Location and Hours

    Volker Office

    1715 West 39th Street, Suite 203


    Wednesday: 5 pm - 7:30 pm

    Friday: 12 pm - 7:30 pm

    Saturday 1 pm - 6 pm


    Bodyfit Kansas City

    3838 Main Street


    Monday: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Tuesday: 5 pm - 7:30 pm

    Thursday: 10 am - 6:30 pm

    (Please note - classes begin at 5 pm sometimes noise levels are a little high)


    Table Massage

    An excellent choice to ease tension of every day stress, address chronic pain, or promote healing from injury.


    Techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Sports Massage are combined to help you achieve your goals.


    Choose between 30, 60,90, or 120 minute sessions.


    Chair Massage

    Need a break during lunch? Keep yourself in working order and stop in for a quick chair massage! 


    15 or 30 minute sessions are a perfect way to take a mini-vacation during your work day.


    Corporate/Event Massage

    Do you have wonderful employees and want to show them appreciation? Or just a special event planned?

    I can bring my massage chair to your office! 


    Base rate is $65 an hour with a $20 outcall fee. 

    Please contact me for further details. 

  • Start the path to better health now!

    Being healthy requires taking time for yourself. Give your body what it wants and needs.

  • Types of massage Sessions offered

    Swedish Massage

    A perfect way to relax and unwind. Swedish uses gentle, calming techniques to bring a sense of ease and relief to tight, achy muscles. Help reduce muscle soreness, tension, and pain. Help increase circulation and improve muscle tone. 

    Deep Tissue

    Targets the deeper muscle and connective tissue. It can help improve blood flow, and realign the deeper muscle tissue. This uses deeper pressure, friction, kneading, stretching, jostling, and the more gentle techniques of Swedish.

    I also use a combination of Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release. This is a great choice for people that have specific ailments, injuries, or chronic pain. 

    Sports Massage

    This uses passive and active stretching among other techniques. I typically incorporate aspects of this into my other sessions. 

    Prenatal Massage 


    A gentle, calming massage to help ease the discomforts of pregnancy. The side-lying position is used to allow the most comfortable positioning. Must be past 1st trimester and bring a doctor's release stating you are cleared for massage. 

  • Mission Statement

    Creating space for improved function and helping the mind and body to reconnect.

  • Pricing and Packages 


    Cash, check, or card

    Packages are cash or check only.

    Please make checks payable to Tree of Life Therapy



    Chair Massage

    $1 per minute


    Table Massage

    30 minutes = $45.00

    45 minutes = $55.00

    60 minutes = $70.00

    90 minutes = $100.00

    120 minutes = $145.00




    Pay in advance and receive a discount. 


    60 Minute 3 pack = $180.00

    90 Minute 3 pack = $ 270.00


    60 Minute 6 pack = $330.00

    90 Minute 6 pack = $510.00


    Teachers K-12 receive 20% off all sessions.



  • Policies

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out your intake form.


    Please refrain from wearing heavily scented sprays, cosmetics, or smoking before a session.


    Anyone suspected of being under the influence of any alcohol, or narcotic will be refused service.


    If you think you might be getting a cold, have a cold/flu, or are running a fever, please wait until you have no symptoms for 24 hours to reschedule.


    There are other offices in the building so please keep voices at a reasonable level and turn cell phones and other devices on silent.


    If you are under the age of 18 a parent or guardian must be present to sign the intake form. If you are under the age of 16 a parent or guardian must be present during the massage.


    You are welcome to bring your own lotion, oil, or music for use during the session if you have a preference.


    Late policy:

    If you know you will be late please call or text to let me know.
    I will try my best to give you your full time. If this is not possible, payment for original time booked is still due.


    Cancellation / No call no show policy:

    24 hour notice is required for no charge.

    Same day cancellations results in a 50% charge of full session price.

    No-call/ No-show results in an 100% charge of full session price.





    Massage Session FAQs

    What kind of massage do I perform? 

    My work varies depending on the client's desired outcome. I use multiple techniques and methods to improve function, reduce tension, or just help you relax. 


    What is the difference between the different styles?

    Swedish massage is gentle and non-specific. You still work the superficial tissues and can achieve relief from discomfort. 

    Deep Tissue is a more focused work that targets the deeper tissue restrictions and adhesions. 


    Will deep tissue hurt? 


    Tenderness during a session is normal. Areas of high stress and restriction are typically tender to pressure. It is also common to feel a little tender in areas that recieve deep, intensive work. Soaking in a hot bath, shower, or using a heating pad after a session can alieviate some soreness. 

    I never want my work to hurt or cause pain. Do not feel like you have to deal with work you find to be too much. I ask for feedback during sessions so please be honest. 

    How do I know when not to get a massage? 


    You are suffering from a cold/flu/fever - please wait at least 24 hours after your symptoms stop to get bodywork. 


    You have poison ivy/oak or other contagious skin conditions. 


    Certain autoimmune disorders, diseases, spinal injuries, or physcial injuries may prevent certain types of bodywork or limit the areas I can work. If you are under the care of a doctor or other health care profressionals ask them if massage is appropriate. I may also ask that they contact me with an okay or the precautions I'll need to take. 


    Some conditions require me to avoid certain areas - if you are cleared for massage just make me aware of these areas. 


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  • About Esther

    "The World is but a mirror reflecting Love's perfect image. How can a part be greater than the whole?"- Rumi "Soft Petals" 


            I am an unrepentant bibliophile. My book shelves are stacked to the point of sagging.
    I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature in 2006 and then had to figure out what to do with my life. I still didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Through family and friends I looked into massage therapy. 

            In December 2007 I earned my certification in Massage Therapy. Throughout that program I met many amazing and talented therapists. They shared techniques and views that opened up a whole new world of information. The ability to help people overcome injury, chronic pain, or just the daily stresses of life, has been a wonderful gift. 

           I aim to help clients achieve a greater level of balance, movement, and function in the body. I don't want to just help people feel better for a day or two. I love being able to help them find ways to make lasting improvements.