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Carolyn Scott Naile 

Chief Executive Officer, Owner, School Director

Bachelor’s degree in Holistic Arts; Doctor of Naturopathy; Doctorate degree in Transpersonal Psychology; Licensed Massage Therapist, License Massage Therapist Instructor; 25 years Massage School Ownership

Carolyn brings a unique perspective to the school and students.  She began practicing as a massage therapist during the industry’s infancy and has seen it grow to the mainstream usage it enjoys today.  As a school owner during this period of time, she has always been an instrument of knowledge for the state of Texas in its licensing rules and regulations of the practice.  Carolyn developed the HandsOn Therapy curriculum and provides all needed changes and improvements.  Additionally, her financial strengths have allowed the school to profitably weather the economic trends which affect small business ownership.


JD Hearn 

Managing Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance; Licensed Massage Therapist; Licensed Massage Therapist Instructor; 5 years Business Sales experience

JD brings a family history of massage along with a sales acumen that offers the school a unique asset. 


Kim Jackson 

Director of Education, Registrar

Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist Instructor; College credit in Kinesiology:  Health and Human Performance; Classroom experience in Public School System

Kim has been working in the business office of HandsOn Therapy for over 12 years, ensuring that the school is in compliance with all state rules, regulations and recordkeeping.  During the past 8 years, Kim has led the way in classroom management and resources, ensuring that all students and instructors are provided with the tools needed.

Staff Instructors

Hearn, JD LMT, LMTI Intern Management

Scott, Ryan LMT, LMTI
Jackson, Kim LMT, LMTI Director of Education

Noska, Liz LMT, LMTI
Beaton, Tyree LMT, LMTI

Critz, Mike LMT, LMTI
Paul Keltner LMT, LMTI

Frank Medina LMT, LMTI
Toni May LMT, LMTI Traci Shelton, LMT, Lic Cosmo-Esth Instructor
Angela Aurentz Lic Cosmo-Esth Instructor


Visiting Instructors

Kathryn McKillip Thrift, LMTI, NCMTB, LMT Kathryn has been a Certified Therapist of the Dr. Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapist since 1987. She has received her certification as a Basic and Therapy I Instructor for MLD. Kathryn has a B.S. degree from Central Missouri State University and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker. She currently maintains a private practice in Dallas and is the clinical consultant of the Lymphedema Program at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

HandsOn Therapy Schools

1804 N Galloway     Mesquite Texas 75149

(972) 285-6133


Texas Department of State Health Services #MS0048
Massage Establishment License #ME1415