Staff

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Dr. Gary Buchanan

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 afterward.

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

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 traveling 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

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.

Priscilla Escalera

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.

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Nic Terc

LMT #8883

Nic is an intuitive massage therapist who relies on his knowledge of anatomy and sensitivity to his client’s needs to devise useful treatment plans. “I believe that truly listening to your client is one of the most important tools in giving effective bodywork.”

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Tori Muhl

Tori is a Texas transplant who found yoga and never looked back. She is a registered 200-hour yoga teacher and is finishing her 500-hour certification. When she isn’t running around Steamboat, she can be found with her cats, knitting, or playing in arm balances. Passionate about wellness, she is always continuing her education, and loves to expand her horizons on everything from yoga to nutrition to the local Steamboat History, in an effort to spread the wealth! A big believer of increasing the net goodwill of the world, she tries to brighten the space around her all the time.

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Ciara Virden

LMT #8437

I am a graduate of The National Holistic Institute’s Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program.  I am passionate about utilizing my knowledge of Trigger Point pain referral patterns to alleviate my client’s chronic pain, increase the range of motion and assist in the improvement of overall body function.  I love adding my work into a deep tissue massage and believe that is where you can receive the best results.  I have experience working in gyms and with athletes along side their personal trainers.  When I am not massaging, I am usually playing with my dogs, swimming, or enjoying a good book.

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Susan Schafer

LMT #8653

I received my massage training from Bellevue Massage School in Washington State after graduating from Bastyr University as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.  From my first class as a naturopathic student at Bastyr in myofascial release I was hooked on bodywork.  Along with the many required classes in “physical medicine” there were numerous weekends spent in classes learning visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, dural attachment release, and Biofeedback. I have spent hundreds of preceptor hours with several chiropractors whose approach to health was not just an adjustment. Currently, I am working to complete certification as a Morphogenic Field Technique Practitioner, and this spring attended classes at Sabastian Kneipp School of Hydrotherapy in Germany.  My goal is to bring the therapies I have learned to the Healing Center here at Steamboat.

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Emma Pray

At a young age, I moved from LA to a farming community in Virginia. When I decided to move to Reno to go to college it was certainly a big change, but not one I wasn’t looking forward too. I’m currently a student at TMCC looking forward to transferring to UNR within the next year or so. I’m studying to become an elementary teacher. Working at Steamboat is my first job, and I’m inclined to say one of the best first jobs I could’ve gotten. The environment of Steamboat is one of the warmest and most welcoming I’ve seen, topped with all the kindness of the staff. My goal here is to make sure every customer leaves with a smile and a good experience. Drawing and writing are some of my hobbies though I also like to just relax with a book and my cat in-between school and work.