Take a glance to get to know our staff members and see what they can offer you!

Dr. Gary Buchanan

I hold numerous degrees and certificates from institutions where I have both studied and taught, including the N.C. School of the Arts; Univ. of N.C.; Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy; Univ. of Washington; and the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia. Since 1979 I have been in-residence with Cosolargy International and Steamboat Healing Center here in Nevada.

As a certified Cymatic Therapist,I have been offering healing sessions at Steamboat since 2004 Sonatherapy, is an innovative new therapy using sound, color, light, water and subtle energies — It is a non-invasive healing approach using biological vibrations scientifically proven beneficial to the body and its energetic fields. Over the last two decades all kinds of conditions have been successfully addressed. There have never been any negative outcomes among clients experiencing Sonatherapy. Clients always feel better afterwards.

Conditions that may be treated typically include bones, muscles, and joints; inflammation, pain, and circulatory problems; organic, respiratory, and digestive disorders; simple strains, fractures, bruises, along with skin conditions; and a host of common ailments that conventional medicine rarely addresses. Post-surgical sessions can also speed the healing of wounds, reduction of scar tissue, and restoration of movement.

It is always my pleasure in helping the clients that come for the therapy.

John Curry

Born and raised in Ireland I had the opportunity to travel to the US in 1986. I had the good fortune to spend the next 30 years working in the hospitality industry and travelling all over the mainland US, Caribbean and Hawaii. I returned to Reno in 2014 and got involved in Historic Steamboat Hot Springs. We worked on several projects from property renovations to increasing services and treatments. Steamboat has great healing properties and I knew that I was part of something really special.

I consider myself a compassionate human being, dedicated to Steamboat and all our clients and a great team of staff who I can call my family and friends. In my position I am organized, efficient and focused on making sure that everyone’s experience is relaxing and enjoyable. We will also focus on pool expansion this year, a vertical gardening program in conjunction with the Volunteers of America by providing the land, greenhouses and geothermal heating for a year round program. Team Steamboat is delighted and honored to be part of Reno and Washoe County and look forward to our continued involvement our local community. I am honored to be part of our special team here at Steamboat.

My off time is spent with my wife and best friend on hiking/photo and fishing trips.

Muriel Curry

With 35 years in the hospitality service and lots of traveling and living abroad I am happy to say that I have finally found my home and family at Steamboat Hot Springs and Healing Center. I am able to share my experiences with the staff and enjoy getting feedback from our valued customers as it gives us the opportunity to always improve. As a team we make a difference.

It has always been my pleasure to help people. Whether I am cooking for the staff, photographing a wedding, planting flowers, and sharing my home grown vegetables with staff and customers, Steamboat has given me the opportunity to pursue my hobbies.

I am grateful for this unique community and look forward to serving you.

Darlene Harroun

Licensed Aesthetician

A graduate of the Milan Institute of Cosmetology in 2011 and the newest member of Steamboat Hot Springs, joining the team in November 2015. Her first order of business was to design and implement a skin care program that would encompass the healing and wellness of the mind, body, and soul, along with the aesthetic benefits of a good skin are regimen.

Using products with all natural ingredients, as well as custom blending and making organic facial masks and peels, combined with the healing waters from the hot springs, Darlene creates a spa experience that is unique to each client.

Please see the skin care menu for a complete list of aesthetic services. In addition to organic, all natural facials we offer traditional peels as well as med-spa treatments. Darlene looks forward to working with you!

Peggy Hawkes

NV 2143

Peggy grew up in a small mining town in Nevada. She attended the Phillips School of Massage and Baum Healing Arts, and has over seventeen years of massage experience. Five years she worked as an instructor for massage therapy and worked for chiropractors.

Peggy really enjoys helping clients with neck issues and helping with stress. She will listen to your concerns so you can customize your massage through the art of massage therapy. She can aid anyone from runners to senior citizens. Her modalities include Swedish, hot stone, scrubs, deep tissue, wraps, aromatherapy, couples, and prenatal massage!

She is very happy to be at Steamboat Hot Springs. See you soon and have the best day ever!

Kat Kerley

NV 2143

Kat graduated from Therapeutic Body Concepts in San Antonio, TX. She worked as a state of Texas in-home massage therapist for people with disabilities. Kat specialized in working with people with Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and geriatrics. She loves working with each client’s special needs to assist their body in healing. Kat is excited to be part of an amazing team at such a beautiful healing center.

Massages: Swedish, Signature, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stone Fusion, Aromatherapy, Mud Wraps/Scrubs

Melissa Lindsey

NVMT# 6391

Melissa graduated from Milan Institute in Sparks, NV with 720 hours of education credits with 120 hours working in the clinic. The modalities that Melissa studied include Swedish, Chair, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Pre-natal, Cold & Hot stone, Sports, Trigger Point therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Mud wraps, Sugar/Salt scrubs, and just recently learned Raindrop Therapy.

Melissa chose massage therapy as her profession because massage helped her get through a stressful time in her life and she vowed to help others relax during their times of stress. Melissa joined the Steamboat Hot Springs Team in 2015 and stated that this is a very calming and relaxing environment to work in and just absolutely loves it here!

Megan Smith

After receiving my Bachelor’s of Art at the University of Nevada Reno in 2009 I decided to study massage therapy. I went to the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO. There I received my certification in 2011, followed by an Associates of Occupational Studies in 2012.

I remained in Boulder for three years working and developing my knowledge of massage therapy. I have worked with clients with ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, and occupational injuries, professional athletes, stress, and chronic pain. In addition to working with the physical body, I have over ten years experience working with the ethereal and energetic bodies. I call this practice Energetic Medicine, which is a combination of Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

I believe that health manifests through the balance of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. As a healer I will work with the client to facilitate this balance and provide them with the most accurate session to achieve their goals.

Michael Tamburello

NVMT #4062

As a massage therapist, Michael’s goal is to enhance his client’s posture and flexibility, to encourage more efficient movement patterns by inducing relatively long lasting changes to the body’s structure, and to educate his clients into embodying these changes functionally. Michael graduated from The Ralston School of Massage in Reno, Nevada and became nationally certified in 2009. Michael became interested in Structural Body Work early in his studies and is continually refining his work, in light of recent research in fascia (connective tissue). He has personally studied with Antonio Stecco and Warren Hammer, both world class authorities on soft tissue and fascia, learning a technique called Fascial Manipulation, recently imported to the US from Italy.

Massages: Aromatherapy, Couples, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Myofascial Release, Raindrop Therapy, Reflexology, Salt Glow, Signature, Sports Massage, Sugar Scrub, Swedish Massage

Priscilla Escalera

NVMT #7796

Priscilla Escalera received her LMT through Milan Institute in Reno Nevada. Priscilla is an accomplished massage therapist who incorporates intuitive healing with her formal education. She comes from a long lineage of intuitive and traditional healers. Priscilla draws inspiration from many different cultural methods while remaining grounded in her Native American ancestry. Priscilla believes that by listening to the body during massage, the body can guide her intuitive touch so that greater healing can occur. She believes that massage is so integral to provide an outlet for stress and to receive nurturing to the body that has been lacking due to the day to day busyness that surrounds many of our current lifestyles. Priscilla’s goals are to create a safe haven from the outside world in which her clients can experience reconnection with their own body.

Victoria Muhl

Tori is a new addition to our Steamboat staff! She is a RYT 200, and completed her studies at The Studio Reno under Angie Fraley. She is excited to start crafting vinyasa flow classes for our Steamboat clients. Her favorite aspect of yoga is blending a physical practice with a meditative mind, to carry over the benefits of yoga into her life. She is currently enrolled at the California College of Ayurvedics to become a Clinical Health Advisor, as well as continuing her yoga education to receive her 500 level certification. She can often be found in crow pose, or cuddling her kitties, and is passionate about sharing her practice.

Monica Drummond

Hello All! I am steamboat’s newest esthetician. I’m looking forward to starting my career with a great team of individuals. As an esthetician my goals are to work with your skin concerns, to help find products and to treat your skin and enhance your individual beauty. I look forward to meeting you.


My name is Jessie, I am 24 years of age and I am a certified yoga instructor. I have been teaching for over a year. I enjoy a hot yoga class the best because the heat of the class really help me focus on my endurance level. I can’t wait for Steamboat Hot Springs to start offering hot yoga classes! I am very excited to be a part of this lovely team and to share the wellness with everyone!


Steamboat Hot Springs
Healing Center & Spa

16010 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89521


(775) 853-6600


Sunday – Wednesday

10am – 8pm

Thursday – Saturday

10am – 9pm


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