Since 1992, High Desert Healthcare & Massage has been committed to providing the highest quality bodywork in a relaxing and nurturing environment. Our priority is to offer outstanding treatments at an affordable rate, so we hire the best therapists and have created a space that is simple and peaceful, without the trappings of an expensive spa.
The owners are Catherine Peck, Jill Gerber and Tracy Conrad and we have each loved doing bodywork for over 20 years. We are very particular about the independent contractors who join High Desert, hiring only those who have great skill, excellent hands, and love their work. Most of our therapists have been with us for many years and have thriving practices with a majority of repeat clients. We consider all of our therapists to be Master Level Therapists, and several of them are also instructors of massage, bodywork or acupuncture.
Because we are a group practice, we encourage our clients to try each of us in order to find multiple therapists who can meet their needs. With seven treatment rooms and twenty therapists, we are big enough to provide a wide range of therapeutic modalities and treatment styles, yet small enough to give excellent individual, professional care. Simply put, we are all happy to be here doing what we love, and it shows in all aspects of the business.
What Sets Us Apart
We are not a day spa, we are a group massage and healthcare practice dedicated to helping our clients feel better. A large percentage of our clients are repeat visitors who have been coming to us for years, some since we opened in 1992. And as far as we know, we have the best prices of any spa or group massage practice in Santa Fe.
Our therapists all have at least 2 years professional experience, with an average of 15 years in practice, and many have over 20 years experience. They all graduated from accredited massage schools and complete continuing education classes every year, are all trained in Swedish massage as well as a wide variety of bodywork modalities.
We are locally and women-owned, with two convenient locations in downtown Santa Fe and Eldorado. We care about what we do, and everyone who works here feels the same way.
Induce a calm and meditative state
Treat symptoms of illnesses
Speed injury recovery
Increase joint mobility
Aid in detoxification and cleansing
Catherine Peck (she/her), co-owner
Catherine artfully blends relaxing & therapeutic Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point work to create an integrated session with a deep energetic component. She also really likes doing Hands and Feet and is trained in Pre-Natal Massage. More.
Jill Gerber (she/her), co-owner
Jill’s love in doing bodywork is in combining her skills in massage therapy, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral therapy, Neural and Visceral Manipulation into a session that can meet a wide range of needs. She loves working with a variety of people and conditions. More.
Tracy Conrad (she/her), co-owner
Tracy practices a form of Japanese acupuncture called Shakuju Therapy. This is a gentle non-insertive technique that patients find very relaxing and effective. It is a full body treatment that address both acute as well as chronic symptoms. More.
Adam Broder (he/him)
Adam Broder, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has been practicing acupuncture since 2018 after receiving a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe. He has received training in Shiatsu and Sports Medicine Acupuncture, and has traveled to Nicaragua to work alongside indigenous healers and clinical herbalists. More.
Anna Lipkin (she/her)
Anna was inspired to walk the path of a bodyworker after receiving her first series of Structural Integration. The work so greatly changed her life, that she wanted to be able to facilitate the same transformation for others. It has been the first step on an endless journey to understand and assist the human body in its many forms. More.
Christa Helbling (she/her)
Christa has been in the healthcare field over the past 40 years. Her career began as a nurse midwife in Switzerland. Intensive studies in Shiatsu, Feldenkrais based Bodywork ( Life Impression Bodywork), Iyengar Yoga and expressive arts led her to the National certification for Therapeutic Massage and bodywork in 2000.
As a practitioner, her objective is to create a safe, informative environment which supports clients on their healing journey. She believes in “Healing comes from within”. More.
Debra Kuszewski (she/her)
Debra loves providing a space for your own healing by creating an integrative, relaxing and therapeutic massage. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, LaStone Therapy, Reflexology, Thai, Pregnancy, Cranial Sacral and Trigger Point. She creates each session using a combination of those techniques that best allow the body’s nervous system to come to a still point, thereby finding it’s own pathway to balance within. More.
Ellen Ronis (she/her)
Ellen has been a licensed massage therapist for 32 years and brings much expertise, experience and knowledge to the table. She trained in NYC at the Swedish Institute in 1986 and has been practicing ever since both privately and in various health care facilities. More.
Ellen Verkerke (she/her)
Ellen likes to combine direct, deep muscle work with indirect or more subtle techniques for overall integration and relaxation. She believes in massage as healthcare, incorporating Neuromuscular Therapy with Swedish Massage, Acupoints, Cranial Sacral Therapy and energy medicine techniques to customize each treatment. Ellen also practices Manual Lymph Drainage (Dr. Vodder style), a specific treatment that works with the lymphatic system for overall detoxification and boosting the immune system. More.
Jill Kramer (she/her)
Jill has been a certified massage therapist since 2003. She also enjoys deep therapeutic work and is trained in myofascial therapy, deep tissue, sports massage and somatic therapy.
Kyle Taylor (he/him)
Kyle has a deep, intuitive touch. He works by listening to the tissues and to the client to find a layer that is relaxing and therapeutic. By having a holistic sense of the body, he aims to not only address the symptoms of the client but also in working towards the source of the pain or imbalance in the system. More.
Lian Blair (she/her)
Lian graduated from the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in 2001. She opened her private practice and has been working in the field ever since. Her style is based in a solid Swedish massage but may also incorporate other modalities as she works, such as Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial, and Acupressure. More.
Meghan Sultana (she/her)
Dr. Meghan Sultana is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist with a doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health & Science. In 2015, she completed clinical rounds at Beijing’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and received advanced certification in acupuncture and moxibustion from the International Acupuncture Training Center, a World Health Organization affiliate. More.
Rebecca Knight (she/her)
Rebecca’s focus is in Deep Tissue work. She is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy which is a combination of massage techniques including Postural Analysis, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. She is also trained in soft tissue manipulation for Scar Tissue Release as well as many other modalities designed to relieve and release chronic pain patterns. More.
Soma Lani (she/her)
Soma Lani is board certified with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and has completed trauma-informed trainings in several other bodywork and movement modalities, including Pre and Perinatal birthwork for babies and adults. adults. She has been working with mamas and babies for over 25 years. More.
Tim Blair (he/him)
As a client and student of various approaches to benefit body, mind and spirit, Tim developed an appreciation for massage and bodywork as an art. As a result, he works in a dynamic way, listening and feeling for an intended desired response, customizing the moments of each session using massage techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, connective tissue bodywork, reflexology and others. More.
644 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
5 Caliente Rd., Bldg 2, Ste D
Santa Fe, NM 87508