Emily Bauer

Emily Bauer

Massage Therapist / Owner

Not currently taking new clients.

Emily Bauer found her love of massage therapy as a child when she learned to massage her grandmother to help alleviate chronic pain. She believes massage can not only alleviate pain but provide clarity and a change in perspective.

Emily brings to massage therapy a lifetime of work in high-end hospitality, from chartering yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean to managing a resort-town spa. Like all hospitality pros, Emily has an aptitude for predicting the needs of others and tending to them with remarkable detail. She is an enthusiastic hostess and passionate about creating an unforgettable experience for each and every client.

Emily’s goal is that every client walks away with a clear mind, open heart, and improved physical condition and is able to see life’s blue skies once again.

Specialties: Emily specializes in Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular massage work.

Education: Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2004

Loves: Traveling, live music & extreme sports.

Isn't So Happy About: Rude or mean people.

Alicia Petty

Massage Therapist

The art of compassion drew Alicia Petty to massage therapy. As a child, she learned to massage her mother who battled with a chronic illness. She later formalized her training as a therapist at Remington College in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alicia believes massage therapy extends beyond the physical to the emotional and the mental. She has learned throughout the years to always offer a loving touch because she can never know the mental and emotional struggles her clients may be experiencing. Her greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the difference in her clients before and after a massage.

Alicia does her own body and mind work by staying active and has found a community of people who share her passion. She loves being a part of the Blue Skies practice and appreciates the vibrant health and wellness community she has found in Longmont.

Training: Remington College

Specialties: Integrative (mixture of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Thai Massage)

Favorite Holiday: Halloween. I just love the spookiness, maybe because of the season it is in. On Halloween, people get the chance to be weird. St. Patty’s Day too! I am not Irish but I have always loved St. Patty’s Day.

Alicia Petty
Chaney van Garderen

Chaney van Garderen

Massage Therapist

Chaney van Garderen grew up an active youngster 20 minutes from the slopes of Montana but moved to Colorado in 2005 with her family. As someone who has dealt with the effects of mild scoliosis throughout her life, she understood first-hand the heath benefits of massage therapy. After taking an introductory course at Front Range Community College, she knew she had found her calling and became a licensed therapist.

Chaney believes that anyone in the world can benefit from massage, whether it is to relieve stress or help adjust posture. Knowing that many people often turn first to medication for pain management, she takes pleasure in offering an alternative and healthy approach for living with different conditions. Chaney enjoys establishing a relationship with her clients in which she is able to suggest  exercises and other lifestyle adjustments to support their massage therapy as well as monitor changes over time.

Outside of her work, Chaney spends time with her fiancé and two lovable cats. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and knitting. She and her fiancé look forward to making their home in Longmont soon.

Training:: Front Range Community College

Specialties:: Neuromuscular Massage

Wellness Tips:: Maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise, and try to keep an overall positive outlook on life. Don’t take things too seriously.

Favorite Holiday:: Christmas. I love the season more than the actual day. It is the time we get to spend with our families that it really important to me.

Marie Maher

Lead Massage Therapist

Marie Maher believes massage is not only peaceful and relaxing but is a key ingredient to a vigorous and healthy lifestyle. After experiencing the healing powers of massage in her own life, Marie was called to massage therapy. She became a licensed therapist and begin her journey as a practitioner at Blue Skies Massage.

Marie believes massage is a total body treatment, from the physical to the emotional. When one relieves physical pain, there is more energy available to address the emotional and mental needs. Marie’s greatest satisfaction comes from the immediate change she sees in her clients following a massage, from improvements in mood to improvements in posture/enhanced physical activity. She hopes the world will learn to view massage not as a luxury, but as a proactive approach to health and well-being.

Having grown up in the area, Marie is proud to work in Longmont and familiar with the community’s many qualities. She takes great joy in raising her three children. For her own health, she spends time outside hiking, fishing, camping, and horseback riding on her family ranch.

Training: Denver School of Massage Therapy

Specialities: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Injuries, Prenatal, and Chronic Conditions

Three things you can't live without: My family, my friends, and my freedom

Marie Parish

Megan Taggart

Megan Taggart is passionate about healing, especially for those afflicted by injury. As a competitive gymnast of 13 years, Megan first battled injury just four years into her career when she broke her back. Because of her young age at the time, she couldn’t wear a brace so Megan quickly discovered the healing power of massage therapy. She carried on her passion for gymnastics as a coach, but eventually found her way to the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute to become a licensed therapist.

Megan combines a passion for myofascial release (MFR) work and neuromuscular therapy with her own experience of recovery to help support her clients’ healing journey. Myofascial work allows clients to enter a state of relaxation where they can then receive a deeper level of therapy. Megan loves being a part of the journey to recovery and helping clients sustain their health with an overall improved lifestyle.

Born and raised in Colorado, Megan bounced around all over the state before settling in Longmont. Like a true Coloradian, she’ll be caught skiing in the winter, and hiking, camping, and hunting at any time of year. She’s a long time mom to a leopard gecko and tiger salamander.

Training: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute

Specialties: Neuromuscular and Myofascial

Wellness Tips: Balance is important! Exercise, mental health, diet, and drinking lots of water are all a part of being well. A balanced lifestyle is super important