MEET TEAM 208
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.
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!
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.
My journey in the beauty industry began in 2017 as a makeup influencer and freelance artist, which sparked my fascination with Esthetics. In 2021, I took the leap to become a Licensed Esthetician, immersing myself in the art of skincare and all things beauty. Continuously seeking knowledge and growth, I like to stay up-to-date with the latest beauty trends and techniques.
I was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene. I met my husband in 2008 and we have three wonderful kids and a couple of fur babies as well. My husband and I are actively involved with our sons’ lacrosse league and are members of the North Idaho Youth Lacrosse Board. Recently, I've also embraced the role of a dance mom, supporting my daughter's love for dancing.
When I'm not pursuing my career, you'll find me with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors or enjoying a glass of wine while getting lost in a good book.
I am very excited to embark on this new journey and become part of the 208Massage&Spa family.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
My name is Danie. After years of being a caretaker for my father and brother in Kansas, I realized how much I missed caring for others when I relocated to Idaho. Massage therapy called to me and in 2021, I graduated from the American Institute of Clinical Massage. Massage allows me to care for others while helping them care for themselves.
Throughout my massage appointments, my primary goal is always to meet the needs of my clients. While my technique tends to lean on the therapeutic side, relaxation comes naturally as well. I practice a few different modalities such as Injury Recovery (my favorite), Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, Cupping Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy. I am always excited to learn more and continue to improve my current techniques.
I am very excited to join the 208Team and cannot wait to meet you and help you with your needs.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST/ ESTHITICIAN
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!