Bodyworks Downtown

...because sometimes it's nice to be kneaded

About the Practitioner


After building her private practice for four years, Kristii Adrian founded Bodyworks Downtown in August of 2001. She is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Training Institute in Kansas City, Mo, and is a registered doula with the Academy of Birth Educators & Labor Support Professionals of Olathe, KS. She is a registered massage professional with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and is a certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage. She has worked extensively with the University of Kansas Athletic department providing massage therapy for the Men's and Women's Basketball, Football, Track and Field, and Rowing teams. She has worked with WWE wrestlers, MMA fighters, Olympic boxers and the best amateur motocross cyclists in the country. She is the team therapist for the Adaptive Skate Kollective (ASK) - a nationally recognized team of differently-abled  skateboarders. NBA clients include Drew Gooden, Kirk Heinrich, Nick Collison, and the now retired, Scot Pollard. Her on-site traveling company, Backstage Bodyworks,  provides massage therapists, chiropractors and yoga instructors for touring performers on location at concerts, music festivals and sporting events across the country. Working behind the scenes for the last 15 years, she has been employed by a wide range of talents from Bruce Springsteen to Taylor Swift to Cirque du Soleil.

Before realizing her true passion was massage therapy, Kristii studied at the University of Kansas, attended culinary school, performed with Flipper at the Miami Seaquarium, and was a professional bungee jumper. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her 3 amazing children Nico, Izzy, and Oli.


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