PALESTRA BOUTIQUE SPA TEAM
OWNER AND MASSAGE THERAPIST
NCLMBT 15640, SCLMT 4924
Touch has always been one of my talents. Through massage therapy I enjoy the satisfaction of facilitating the body to heal itself. In addition to 14+ years as a licensed professional, I also have a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University which has given me an educational edge in the industry.
In working with my clients I strive to find the origin of your issues instead of merely rubbing where it hurts and treating the symptom.
I specialize in hot stone therapy, cranial sacral, essential oil therapy and prenatal massage.
As the owner of Palestra Boutique Spa and the founding therapist of Blue Heron Massage I am committed to raising the industry bar by providing a superior work culture for our therapists and unparalleled quality of care for our clients.
Native of Toronto, Canada, Colleen orchestrates daily activities for smooth operations and superb guest services. She is the friendly voice when you call to make an appointment, gives detailed attention to your needs and is dedicated to make your visit a long-lasting impression.
Her extensive experience in customer care goes back to the beginning of her career where she attended customer’s at a department store. Throughout her career she worked in various facets of retailing. Excelling in guest services is second nature to her.
My passion for holistic healing began way before I ever considered a career as a massage therapist. More so, my career now falls in line with my personal beliefs. Having experience in both pre and post-operative hospital settings, was the catalyst that propelled me to this career path. I attended Southeastern Institute in Charlotte NC, where I graduated and earned a certification in Massage Therapy. I love what I do and I believe in massage and its ability to heal.
I have a thriving interest in helping people reach their healing and health goals. Using various therapeutic modalities including cupping, myofascial release among other techniques, and a holistic approach, I fully attend to each individual client’s needs by interweaving clear presence with practiced skill.
I am experienced in deep tissue techniques, Swedish, hot stones, Tui-na, myofascial release, and orthopedic cupping.
Whether you desire relief from chronic injuries and trauma, a deeply indulgent massage, or prenatal treatments, I am able to meet you where you are on your journey.
It has been a true joy to be able to practice massage therapy for over 14 years. I found my way to Palestra through Greensboro, NC, where I enjoyed reaching as many individuals as possible with a well-balanced approach with the goal of both pain and stress relief.
Each massage is a new experience, tailored to meeting the client where they are in the moment. I have worked at massage centers, chiropractic offices, college universities, and a yoga studio. Along with deep tissue I specialize primarily in sports massage, essential oil therapy, Tui Na, and hot stone massage among other techniques.
I have a passion for helping people be their best self. This has led me to also achieve my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Science in the area of Nutrition. In the near future I aspire to become a dietitian to increase my ability to truly help people. I also love to cook and to teach others new culinary skills.
Kathryn was born in Western Michigan and grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She moved to Charlotte in 1993 seeking opportunity.
She started her career in retail and quickly realized she was attracted to skincare and makeup. Kathryn has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years, but always had a special interest in skincare. Desiring a more in-depth education in esthetics, she went back to school and graduated from the Aveda Institute, earning her certification in Esthiology. Kathryn believes that to be the best in this industry you have to always be open to learning and growing.
In addition to offering her clients the best experience at Palestra, Kathryn believes that home care and lifestyle is the key to maintaining beautiful, healthy skin. She prides herself in taking an individual approach and customizes every service for each client. She is thrilled to be a part of the Palestra team.
In her free time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and in-line skating.
NC-377, ITEC, CIDESCO
Lisa is a 30-year spa veteran who cultivates an East meets West philosophy, mixing cosmetic chemistry and medical training with organic alchemy and Ayurvedic principles. This career path is not a profession; it’s a passion! Facilitating radical self-care for her clients is the objective. She creates personalized treatments using the healing power of touch through Chinese and Ayurvedic massage techniques along with western technology through various treatment machines and chemical peels. Lisa is results oriented. She will leave you rejuvenated from the inside out.
McKenna was born in Southeastern Indiana, and grew up in the Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky Tri-State area along the Ohio River. Although she loves her Midwest roots, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina for adventure and career opportunities, and quickly fell in love with the city.
Natia was born in an Eastern Europe, in the country of Georgia. She spent most of her adult life in dentistry, before she found her true passion for skincare.
She graduated at the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, with the Director ‘s Award and the Best Facial award. As a NC Board Certified Esthetician, Natia always has a smile on her face and takes great pride in having every single client happy and satisfied!