Therapists

Here you can read a brief background and learn about the bodywork style of our therapists. All of our therapists have graduated with Certificates of Massage Therapy and are currently registered with the State of Colorado. All therapists are flexible and accommodating to the individual client, we always allow time for discussing your needs and goals for the session. All therapists maintain a high level of professionalism before, during and after the treatment. Feel free to choose the therapist you believe will best fit your style or call to schedule and we can choose for you.

MANDI SMITH (MCCOWN), RMT

Mandi's lifelong interest in health and wellbeing brought her to Crested Butte in May of 2007.  She attended Mountain Heart School of Massage and Bodywork, and graduated with certificates in Massage Therapy, Nuero-Muscular Therapy, Somatic Mind-Body Therapy and Spa Therapy. Mandi has a strong love for the outdoors and thus a wonderful working knowledge of how many activities impact our bodies. Mandi’s top adventure passions are rock climbing, snowboarding, and yoga. She also enjoys: nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, traveling, and simply enjoying life with her family! Mandi and her husband, Nate, have two little girls, Vivienne (August 2012) and Aliyah (June 2014).

Mandi has maintained a massage practice in Crested Butte since 2007 and has owned Escape Bodywork since 2011. Mandi was a massage instructor at Mountain Heart School of Massage from 2009-2014, she also teaches yoga at Yoga for the Peaceful. http://www.yogaforthepeaceful.org.  Mandi believes massage is a pleasant way to enhance the well being of a person to liberate from the day-to-day stresses of life.  Relaxing and letting go for an hour or more can be very beneficial to the mind and body and spirit.  Mandi works with her clients to target specific needs and achieve your personal goals.  Whether you are looking for a hurts-so-good, therapeutic, deep tissue massage or in need of a nurturing, relaxation massage, Mandi will customize your massage to be exactly what you need!

KATHLEEN HARRINGTON, RMT

Kat moved to Crested Butte to follow her passion for skiing and the outdoors, with Shawn (now her husband) and Nikki (their dog) after receiving her B.A. from Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT) in 2006. She found the Mountain Heart School of Massage and Bodywork http://www.mountainheart.org, attended, and graduated in May of 2008 with certificates in massage therapy (CMT), neuro-muscular (CMNT), mind-body (CNMBT), and SPA. Since then, Kat has maintained a private practice and has become nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Kat teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Mountain Heart School of Massage and Bodywork and cooks savory and sweet treats at The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin http://www.thedogwoodcocktailcabin.com.

Kat thinks one of the best things about massage is that every client is different, "every body is kind of like a puzzle."  She listens to your individual needs and creates a session that meets your goals, targeting your specific areas of tension and facilitating change in your body. Whether you're looking for a pampering SPA treatment, a soothing Swedish or therapeutic deep tissue work, ponder taking an hour (or more) to treat your mind and body with Kat.

LIZ LEAHY, RMT

**Liz is temporarily away from Escape as she heals from shoulder surgery** Liz became a massage therapist after moving to Crested Butte and discovering the toll mountain life has on the body. Her hope is to help people manage pain, recover from injury quickly and continue on their adventures. She attended Mountain Heart School of Bodywork and Transformational Therapy, and now works at Physio Therapy Associates assisting with rehab and soft tissue work in addition to Massage Therapy at Escape Bodywork Boutique. Liz snowboards, backpacks, and mountain bikes in our beautiful corner of the world here in Crested Butte. Sports and recovery is what brought Liz to the world of massage, and the power of touch and relaxation is what she hopes all of her clients can benefit from.

JESS LADWIG, RMT

Jess moved to Crested Butte in October 2007 from the flat planes of the Midwest where she could explore her passion for the outdoors in the heart of the mountains. With a life long goal to help people, she attended and graduated from Mountain Heart School of Bodywork and Transformational Therapy in 2009. She has been a licensed massage therapist since then in this place of beauty that inspires her soul. Encouraged by the nature around us, Jess hopes to bring peace to her clients through massage. Whether you want to relax from the hustle and bustle of busy life in a comfortable space to settle the mind, or are looking for the release of aching muscles with deeper pressure and intention, Jess strives to help people on an individual basis. So, if you're here hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, or just admiring this wonderful valley, massage is a great way for your bodies needs to be met.

THE EVOLUTION OF ESCAPE

October of 2009, Sarah Darval and Shannon Dunlap joined efforts and opened Escape Bodywork Boutique. During the fall of 2009, the two worked hard to realize their vision of a massage studio that promotes the health and happiness of its clients and its owners.  Shannon now resides in Longmont, Colorado and operates Advance Health and Fitness. In 2011, Mandi Smith joined forces with Sarah to provide more services and availability for Escape. In 2012, Sarah moved to Revelstoke with her husband, Mike. Mandi now passionately owns Escape and has put together a team of exceptional therapists to offer a variety of skills, passions and expertise.


Escape Bodywork Boutique

115 Elk Ave. Suite F
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 765-8065
9am-9pm

 

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