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MEET TEAM 208

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KARIN SMITH,
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST, OWNER

Hi! My name is Karin Smith. I am lucky enough to live and work in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I moved here with my husband and our “fur babies” from Boise, and I couldn’t be happier. The lakes, hiking, biking, camping and all things outdoors truly make this area special. With such a serene setting, along with my expertise in massage, I took the leap and opened 208Massage and couldn't be happier.

 

I graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in Ft. Collins, CO in May of 2001 and have been in love with massage therapy ever since.  I started my career in massage onboard a luxury cruise ship in 2001, having obtained many great skills and memories while onboard. I came back to land after more than a year of hard work and transitioned to working in a holistic health center and high end day spa. In 2007, I was presented with an exciting and rare opportunity to return to the high seas as a personal massage therapist to the owner of a fleet of yachts. After 4 years away, I returned to Colorado and began working in a chiropractic clinic.

 

When my husband and I moved to Boise in June 2017, I was fortunate to have worked in an Aveda spa for 2 years and was able to establish a thriving clientele before moving to Coeur d’Alene.  I specialize in deep tissue massage and injury prevention/treatment, but don’t let that intimidate you – my relaxing massages will leave you wishing you’d booked a longer session. I look forward to earning your trust and giving you an incredible massage! When I’m not doing massages, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 'kids', getting a great workout in, taking a scenic hike, and traveling.

Danyelle Lillemo, LMT massage therapist at 208 massage and spa

DANYELLE LILLEMO,
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Hello!  My name is Danyelle and I have been a massage therapist since graduating from the American Institute of Clinical Massage in Post Falls  in early 2020. I first got into massage because it fit  well into my lifestyle of traveling  and  I’ve always been told I have a calming presence. Once I started massage school I realized how much I love the bodywork too! Now massage fits  well into my life of having a  family and I have the perfect work life balance.

 

Prior to working for  208 I worked at a resort spa and I’m really excited to branch more into  the local community and build relationships with my clients. I try to be  a good balance of relaxing and clinical in my massage and I am looking forward to all the experience I will gain at 208.  I’m very excited to be apart of the 208 team! 

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SHELLY DREWSEN,
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Hi there! I have been studying women’s health issues for the past 25 years. Driven to find the most natural ways to help my growing family’s aches and pains, I learned acupressure and bodywork. This has led to an intuitive and unique practice.  

 

My education includes the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA,  plus continuing education classes with Michael Reed Gach, the founder of the school. I graduated from National Holistic Institute in Redding, CA.

 

My expertise encompasses a variety of acupressure and massage modalities, including Shiatsu, Thai, Acupressure, Myofascial Therapy and Reflexology. 

In my off time, you’ll find me spending time with my family in the mountains.

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KERISSA RANSBURY
LICENSED ESTHETICIAN / MASSAGE THERAPIST

Hi!
 

My name is Kerissa Ransbury, and I am a dedicated massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the field. I obtained my certification from the prestigious Foundation of State Massage Therapy Board, the highest credential within the massage and bodywork profession demonstrating my advanced assessment and critical thinking abilities.

I specialize in therapeutic massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki and trigger point therapy. My passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness and keen understanding of the human body make me an expert therapist.

My goal is to help clients achieve balance and relieve pain and tension, allowing them to live their lives to the fullest. I am committed to providing personalized care to each client, tailoring my treatments to address specific concerns and promote relaxation and healing. With my warm and compassionate demeanor, I create a comfortable and rejuvenating experience for all those who seek my expertise.

I am available for appointments at 208 Massage and Spa, where I provide massage therapy in a calm and serene atmosphere.

HEIDI PHILLIPS
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST/ ESTHETICIAN

Hi, I’m Heidi!

 

I grew up here in North Idaho and am super excited this is where my kids get to grow up too! 

I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2016, after graduating from Coeur d Alene Massage School. My massage style is therapeutic, I go slow and deep making you feel not only relaxed but that your issues are being addressed and worked out as well. 

 

I became a Licensed Esthetician in 2021 and use my background in massage to assist with extra relaxation during your specialized facials! 

I absolutely love what I do and I cannot wait to work on you! 

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CLAIRE THRUMAN

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Hi, I’m Claire!

 

I was born and raised in beautiful Coeur d'Alene and I couldn't think of a better place to live and work. I graduated from Coeur d'Alene Massage School in 2022 and absolutely love this profession! As a massage therapist, my goal is to share all the health benefits of massage with each of my clients.

 

I offer a variety of massage modalities, each customized to fit my clients’ needs. As a massage therapist, it's important to me to treat the whole person. I believe massage not only helps the physical body but emotional and spiritual as well. It is my greatest joy to get to see my clients whole, healed and doing what they love.

 

I am so grateful and blessed to be a part of the team here at 208Massage&Spa and am excited to meet and work with you!

 

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