Emily Bauer Blue Skies Massage Longmont Team

Emily Bauer

Massage Therapist / Owner
After graduating from one of the premier hospitality schools in the country, Emily was invited to work for a major cruise line before spending the coming years serving and managing high profile private yachts in New England, the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

A vacation brought her to visit family in Colorado and the rest was history… She graduated among the top in her class from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2004, and accepted a job in Vail, CO. She quickly became the lead massage therapist, and shortly thereafter became the Spa Director.

Additionally, Emily has helped run a massage clinic, massaged for a local spa, as well as massaging for several chiropractors while in the Boulder County area.

With all of her unique & specialized attention in so many levels of the hospitality industry, it has brought her to become the person she is today; designing her business to treat each client with individual attention. Emily works closely with athletes in the cycling and marathon worlds, helping them to achieve maximum effectiveness from their training.

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.

Susan Norman

Susan is a graduate of Boulder School of Massage Therapy, Spring 1994. After experiencing several accidents, causing chronic neck pain, Susan found massage to be the most effective form of treatment for her recovery. This lead to her career as a massage therapist. With over 22 years of experience, Susan specializes in chronic pain, injury recovery, pre & post surgery, and overall general health maintenance.

When not at work, you will find Susan enjoying the outdoors, whether it be cycling, mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, or snowboarding.

Alicia Petty

Throughout Alicia’s childhood and teenage years, she expressed compassion for her friends and family through caring, therapeutic touch. Her desire to continue helping others became a reality after graduating from Reminton College of Honolulu, Hawaii in 2013. After her life changing experience becoming a licensed massage therapist and studying traditional Chinese medicine, Alicia has become even more passionate about her work. Whether it be to relieve pain, to help clients feel more grounded, to de-stress and relieve tension or for overall wellness, Alicia provides integrative therapies to help achieve one’s goals.  A couple of her wide range of specialties include deep tissue massage and prenatal and postpartum massage.
Being a new resident to Colorado recently relocated from Florida, Alicia is excited to provide her skills and knowledge for others and grow within the health and wellness communities. Alicia enjoys anything outdoors, cooking, staying active, and seeking new adventures every day.

Chaney van Garderen

Massage Therapist

Chaney van Garderen grew up as 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:: Muscular 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.

Chaney vanGuarden
Michelle McLamb

Michelle McLamb

Massage Therapist

Originally from a small town in Maryland, Michelle McLamb craved a life of adventure and purpose. She headed out west to attend school in Boulder, but what followed was a series of unexpected twists and turns. Several years later, she found herself at the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood, Colorado and felt she had finally arrived.

For Michelle, giving massage has a symbiotic effect. She provides her clients with an escape from the daily chaos of the world and facilitates a connection between body, mind, and spirit. But giving massage also invigorates Michelle. Her sessions give her the energy needed to take on the next thing in her life and connect her more strongly with her community.

In her personal time, Michelle spends as much time outdoors as possible, hiking, skiing and trying new things. She also prioritizes time for solitude, which she spends reading, and self-reflecting. And she always finds time to see live music.

Training: Colorado School of Healing Arts

Specialties: Swedish massage, cranial sacral, lymphatic drainage

Wellness tips: Maintain balance. What you put into your body is really important, but I also believe in a flexible diet. It is okay to let yourself indulge in something every once in a while. Make time for movement in your day: take a walk, move around, dance around! Don’t forget to laugh! And get a massage, if you can.

Describe your perfect day: A summer day. I wake up in my tent in the middle of the mountains, watch the sunrise, and hike all day. Then I come back home, settle down, and go out for a nice dinner.

Marie Parrish

Massage Therapist

Marie is a Colorado native, born in Longmont and raised on a small ranch just West of Berthoud. She is a proud mom of three boys and decided to go massage school after the youngest started preschool. She graduated from Denver School of Massage Therapy and is enthusiastic about Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular work.

Marie’s childhood consisted of helping her dad with the calves at the ranch during the school year and swimming every chance she got during her summers spent in Georgia with her mom. In her spare time Marie enjoys visiting the ranch with her children, reading and bowling.


Specialties: Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage