Bio’s are listed alphabetically and include team members from all locations and specialties.
Senior Level Receptionist, Buyer
Dawn graduated from Abbotsford and now lives in Colby with her children and husband. She is a loving mother of 2 great kids and enjoys spending time with them as much as she can. Dawn also loves to spend time with her adorable puppy Tucker. She is always on the go supporting her kids in every activity they are in. Dawn is a dance mom, but not like the ones you see on TV, she is 100% supportive of her daughter as well as every other girl on the team.
She can usually be seen at any choir or show choir event since both of her children have talents that let them excel in all aspects of the art. Dawn has such a ray of sunshine, you can see that everyday you walk into Back to Bliss with a genuine smile on her face. She can take care of any product needs you may have, if we don’t have it, she can order it for you!
Experienced Level Massage Therapist
Crystal grew up and continues to live on a farm in Curtiss. She has always been passionate and focused. When she turned her attentions to the massage world, she directed all of that energy towards serving people and becoming the best massage therapist she could be. Avidly learning new techniques and developing a broad range of massage types has allowed her to quickly become a favored therapist amongst our marshfield clients.
In her spare time, Crystal likes to be with people and spend time in the outdoors. Hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, and competing in various athletic events keeps her smiling. She seeks to see into the deeper core of illness and uses a compassionate questioning conversation to help guide her clients to finding answers to their wellness concerns. Crystal is intuitive and compassionate with an open heart that is ready to help anyone.
While best known for including a comprehensive range of deep stretches in her massages, she has a capacity to provide strong therapeutic work with relaxation that make her a well rounded therapist. Her energy is playful, positive, sincere, and focused.
Advanced Level Stylist
Elizabeth has returned to Abbotsford after graduating and working in Eau Claire. She has a passion for what she does and a cheerful demeanor. Her friends love to share her passion for ethnic foods of all flavors and types, but they refuse to watch scary movies with her. Evidently her screams make the whole experience much more intense.
She specializes in cut and color and has a gift for bringing out the best in her clients. As one of the areas few bilingual spanish speaking hair stylists, Elizabeth we are happy to have her vivascious personality and humor in our salon.
Associate Level Hair Stylist
Kylie came to us after a year of schooling in the Twin Cities at Regency Beauty Insititue. Since the state of Wisconsin requires more hours of schooling than Minnesota does, she is finishing them up as an apprentice at Back to Bliss. She is our blowout queen and loves whenever someone comes in with long hair, so she can work her magic. Kylie can provide an array of services for our clients, including hair, skin, and nail services.
Experienced level Stylist, Salon Educator
Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the hair industry. She is our salon educator and is responsible for bringing new education to our Salon staff. She is excited to be working closer to family and friends. As a graduate of Colby High School, she looks forward to offering her expertise to her home town. Working over 30 hours a week, Jessica will be anchoring our organic salon, and we are excited about her passion and creative spirit. Jessica has been living in Abbotsford since 2004 where she lives with her hubby and best friend for six years. She enjoys archery, fishing, camping, and travel. As a 2002 graduate of State College of Beauty Culture, Jessica has been constantly studying her craft. A natural perfectionist, Jessica enjoys all aspects of her profession and it shows in the quality of her work. She is new to an organic salon concept, but is excited about working with all of the organic products we have to offer. After just a few weeks in a chemical free environment she is passionate about the possibilities of offering a better product that offers both non-toxic health benefits and works (often better than traditional color lines!) Jessica specializes in cut and color, loves pedicures, and works at a fast pace learned from her years cutting up to 24 hair cuts a day! Her energy is crisp, friendly, genuine, and professional. We enjoy her dedication and work ethic, her caring attitude, and the surprising layers of cheer and humor that lie just underneath the surface.
Advanced Level Receptionist, Apprentice Hair Stylist
Chelsea is originally from Spencer and has just begun her apprenticeship to become a hair stylist. She is very active in the arts, mostly theater, and likes to let her creativity shine through in her ever-changing hair color. Her free time is spent running and perfecting her craft. Back to bliss helps her express herself and take care of her body and soul through massage, yoga, and multiple hair appointments. She is proud to be a part of the team and loves to help customers get their variety of needs taken care of.
Associate Level Stylist & Reiki, Advanced Level Esthetician
Jessica comes to Back To Bliss with an array of experience. She has worked in Spas around the area gaining experience. She traveled with a salon distribution company helping other salons learn about Green products. Her energy is bubbly and energetic along with knowledgeable. She is easy to spot, she will be the one wearing animal print, at all times! She is very passionate about makeup. Her expertise is fashion color and makeup as well as waxing, body wraps, and facials. She is staring to get more passionate in the study and practice of Reiki and can’t wait to further her knowledge. Her hair is always changing, so you can bet she will look different than the last time you saw her! She looks forward to putting YOUR best look forward!
Experienced Level Massage Therapist
Jodi Sauld- Draper is both new to and old hat at massage. She has always been the massage therapist of her family. Even when she was just six years old, she would massage her mother’s legs and feet. In college, she was the dorm massage therapist, always giving shoulder rubs. When settling down into her course work in college she settled in to a career that was not her passion, but which would form her life’s journey for many years. Jodi is and was a fantastic manager and excelled at all things retail. Eventually moving up to higher level management, her life flowed through many phases with plenty of ups and downs. Experiencing those many ups and downs, and all the joys, sorrows, pains, and pleasures of her journey has given her a wealth of practical experience of both worldly affairs and of the heart. As a recent graduate from Globe University as a Massage Therapist, she has come full circle back to her love of massage. Now she can help family and friends process their stress and pursue a work path that her heart has always wanted. In addition to diving into her new career, she enjoys playing sports with her two young boys and watching Packer games at her sisters. She looks forward to developing her intuition and cultivating some of the finer emotional and energetic components of bodywork. People find her massage to be deeply therapeutic, nurturing, intuitive, and compassionate. She brings all her talents to bear on finding and easing your pain and stress. Jodi is up-front, humorous, empathetic, intuitive and service oriented. All in all, a perfect fit for our Signature Elemental Massage Series, which she excels at.
Advanced Level Massage Therapist
Born in Wausau, and raised outside of Marathon City, Michelle Seehafer stumbled upon Back To Bliss after taking a much needed 4 year break from massage to focus on her own physical healing. For the past 3 years, through her avid devotion to practicing yoga at a local studio downtown Wausau, she feels confident in having brought her spine back to a comfortable homeostasis, and is ready to get back into sharing her art of giving massage.
Michelle graduated massage school in 2009 at the Professional Design Academy in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and has 2.5 years of experience in the spa industry, and has spent 4 years providing massage cares to handicapped individuals via home based therapy. Michelle also has a passion for helping children and those who have difficulty providing care for themselves, and continues to assist those in need through a couple of assisted living companies in the Wausau area. Reading, camping, frisbee golf, healthy cooking, learning how to play the guitar, spending time with friends and supporting local live music through dancing, are just a few of her interests. Michelle is excited about her new adventure with us here at Back To Bliss, and feels very blessed to have joined our team. She looks forward to expanding her massage skills and sharing her love for achieving health and happiness.
Advanced Level Massage Therapist
Rachelle has a servant’s heart and it comes through in all that she does. Having grown up and lived all her life in central Wisconsin, Rachelle has pursued care giving as a career path for the last five years. She says that her grandparents really influenced her; giving her the values and experiences of community and compassion that have set her on her path. After obtaining her Certified Nurses Assistant Certification and Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from Globe University, she is in position to follow the direction her heart has set for her.
Rachelle specializes in respite care and has a soft spot in her heart for all types of geriatric, respite, and special population clients. She enjoys thai massage, and has a well rounded skill set that allows her to easily combine techniques in our signature massages to suit each person’s needs. Clients find both therapy and relaxation in every massage she does.
Rachelle gives each client respectful attention and tailors each service to their current needs. She hopes her passion for helping people and for connecting with them at a deep heart to heart level comes through in every interaction. Her deepest wish is that her clients feel secure and affirmed when in her care so they can comfortably release their stress and find healing in the time they spend with her. Her energy is compassionate, attentive and relaxed.
Senior Level Massage Therapist
Carrie has over 10 years of Massage practice. Her specialty include Craniosacrel therapy, Reiki, and Polarity Therapy. Her experience in energy work allows her to create releases in the body without the need for deep pressure. She is highly recommended for those people who’s nervous systems need to relax and who have noticed that sometimes massage feels too deep. Carrie is happily married with two children. They reside in Athens.
Advanced Level Reception & Design
We would like to introduce Samantha Yocius to you. You will be able to see her face as you walk in most days at Back to Bliss in the Colby location as she one of our Receptionists. She has many interests with organic and natural remedies and a background in Massage Therapy; as well as: Digital, Video, Graphic, and Still Design Media. While she is our receptionist, she also helps with the Graphic Media Design and Advertising. She looks forward to someday become a Yoga Instructor. Samantha is currently residing in Marshfield, WI. She looks forward to many years working with us as we do with her.
The massage received by Josiah is very helpful for maintaining my health. I also have neuropathy in my feet and the work he does on my calves and feet have improved my sensation and reduced my pain. Thank you, Josiah, for your intuitive and exceptional work!
Jodi is wonderful!! She not only has a great personality but she makes you feel very comfortable right from the start of your massage asking you questions to be sure that you get the most out of your massage with her. She wants to be able to address any trouble spots to be sure you are feeling better when you leave. She not only does your massage extremely well but teaches you about health and wellness in the process. She is a bundle of information and is the greatest!! I will definitely be going coming back and have spread the word!!! Thanks Jodi!!!!
Melissa is absolutely awesome!!! Really enjoying her classes!!!:)
I have an injury so really appreciated Carrie coming out & assisting me getting in & out of my vehicle.
I’ve always wanted to start yoga, and this was the perfect beginning class! I had no idea what to expect, but Melissa made it very relaxing yet challenged me when I needed it. I’m very excited for the next class! highly recommended!
Crystal is awesome! She is very enjoyable to talk with and does exactly what you ask for during your massage. She is welcoming and I will definitely be coming back!
Rachelle is amazing, very intuitive and professional.
It was a wonderful peaceful experience. The therapist was wonderful she is awesome. I made another appointment. I have been other places but I have never had a massage that was this good.
Sarah has a unique quality that puts you right at ease. Her massage is truly the most relaxing! By far the best part of my week! Thank you!
Co-Owner, Senior Level Stylist, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master
Monica went to school to study hair in Green Bay, WI. She has worked in large salons in Green Bay and in Madison, WI. 8 years into a career that constantly put large amounts of toxins into her body, she decided to leave the industry because it was profoundly affecting her health. She needed to let her body heal.
She moved to The Himalayan Institute in search of a healthier lifestyle and a new passion. There she discovered the joys of Yoga and how to teach it! When Josiah and Monica spoke about Back To Bliss she never thought that going back to the hair industry was an option. After doing hours of research and study she found that several product lines were working hard to make the hair industry more organic and toxin free. These new products would allow her to enjoy her passion once again.
Monica is so passionate about changing her industry for the better and educating people about the harmful effects these chemicals can have. She is kind, loving and gives 100% to every person that sits in her chair. Monica is a mother of three beautiful daughters that she is blessed to split her time between her girls and her business.
Co-Owner, Master level Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Wellness Educator
Josiah has always been interested in finding ways to live in a passionate connection to his philosophy. As a young man it was in martial arts that he found those connections; studying Tae Kwon Do and Ninjitsu. While he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education at UW-Green Bay he stumbled upon the world of massage and yoga. In 2002 he graduated from Blue Sky School of Massage and embarked on his current path.
Under the tutelage of Blair Lewis and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute, Josiah studied a living philosophy of yoga intensely with his wife Monica for the next seven years. Living and working as a massage teacher, therapist, yoga teacher, consultant, and facilities manager gave him the experiences developed the concept of Back To Bliss.
Josiah combines his insights of compassion and the human mind with bodywork to create a massage experience that is based on helping you heal your entire being, not just your muscles. Often described as a spiritual massage, his work connects you and opens your heart so that you can comfortably release deeply held muscle tension, emotions, and energy blocks. Currently his work focuses on expanding Back To Bliss as well as expanding his capacity to reach more people through community building and teaching classes.
Josiah’s energy is calming, sincere, confident, and compassionate.
- His massage follows deep energy currents that connect you to your energetic and emotional self.
- His yoga classes always have an intention of deeper connection with breath and mind as well as body.
- His teaching focuses on helping people see their journey of life through wider perspectives, as well as empowering people to own their own health and habit patterns through the wisdom of yoga science, ayurveda, and modern biology.