Provide every student the environment to explore and experience the gifts of touch, compassion and critical thinking in the presence of individual wellness. With the foundation of practical skills, the student will be able to empower others on their own path of wellbeingness through outcome based, professional therapeutic massage.
Integrated Holistic Wellness Academy LLC prides itself on delivering a contemporary approach to outcome based learning. Our students will graduate with an entry level Diploma in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and will be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam, (MBLEX).
Program Director / Lead Instructor
Kathy Richards-Allen, LMT, BCTMB
Kathy Richards-Allen has been a massage therapist since 1995. She is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Michigan. Her work encompasses a love of teaching massage therapy with 15+ years in program design, management, instruction and compliance.
Her massage therapy background includes developing a repetitive strain prevention program for a large company, creating a position for a massage therapist in a long term care facility where she specialized in working with residents with mulptiple sclerosis. Kathy will continue her work with specializing in women’s wellness to include fertility challenges, pelvic pain and hormonal imbalance.
With an equal love of learning, her background also includes ergonomics, nutritional therapy, biochemistry and an in depth study of metabolic disorders. As a wife, mother and outdoor enthusiast; she values her time, as well as yours, and this is how the Integrated Holistic Wellness Academy LLC developed into a flexible and life friendly program.
Dowagiac Campus Director
Dr. Kyle McKamey
Dr. Kyle McKamey is native of South Haven, a 1988 graduate of LC Mohr High School and has lived and worked in the South Haven area most of his life.
After working in the nuclear industry for several years after high school he decided to return to college to become a Doctor of Chiropractic after witnessing a healing miracle with his son after being adjusted by the highly skilled hands of a Doctor of Chiropractic. The adjustment given that day in 1997 allowed his son’s body to heal itself from an ear infection, which was the 7th one he had suffered from in his first year of life.
In the summer of 2015, after having lived and worked in South Haven most of his adult life, Dr. McKamey decided it was time to share his gifts and abilities with a different community, so he gave up the helm of his South Haven practice to a younger doctor and he ventured down to the Grand Old City of Dowagiac and opened a new practice in the beautiful and historic downtown district.
Dr. McKamey has one daughter, Torey and two sons Kameren and Lennon and a beautiful granddaughter Emery. He currently resides in South Haven with wife, Sarah and their two sons.